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Old 02-20-11, 10:04 PM   #1
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Video: Road Racing through the Cajun Alps

We don't have the TDF but we do have Rouge Roubaix. Scroll down and watch through the 1:17 mark to get a sense for our mountains and smooth roads. Winning times are under 5 hours for the 100 mile race.

http://www.rougeroubaix.com/
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Looks pretty rough but fun.
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Pretty cool, and looks tough as heck. Starting to see a lot more of these Ultra Cross / Endurance races popping up nationwide. A popular one around here is called The Hillybilly Roubaix. Starts in WV, and crosses the PA border. It's 72 miles, but it takes some well over 6 hours to complete. Not my cup of tea, but I would love to check it out this year as a spectator or maybe a volunteer.
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Pretty cool, and looks tough as heck. Starting to see a lot more of these Ultra Cross / Endurance races popping up nationwide. A popular one around here is called The Hillybilly Roubaix. Starts in WV, and crosses the PA border. It's 72 miles, but it takes some well over 6 hours to complete. Not my cup of tea, but I would love to check it out this year as a spectator or maybe a volunteer.
Do you have a link to the Hillibilly Roubaix? That is the kindo fevent that interests me. I;m looking at the Cheat Mtn Century as my target ride this year.
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Do you have a link to the Hillibilly Roubaix? That is the kindo fevent that interests me. I;m looking at the Cheat Mtn Century as my target ride this year.
Here's one I found

http://www.abraracing.com/Schedule.html

And here's a blog post about last years HBR

http://ag3r.blogspot.com/2010/06/hillbilly-roubaix.html
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This looks like a lot of fun. I don't race, but I might try this.
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We don't have the TDF but we do have Rouge Roubaix. Scroll down and watch through the 1:17 mark to get a sense for our mountains and smooth roads. Winning times are under 5 hours for the 100 mile race.

http://www.rougeroubaix.com/
Creative way to get your hills in.
Some of those looked very steep.
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I used to go hunting around Woodville, MS. That can be some rough terrain. The gravel in those creek bottoms can be loose packed and I bet would swallow a bike tire. I bet the roads are nice though.
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