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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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    Quote Originally Posted by TrekDen View Post
    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.
    just spinning the wheels and up and over the hills of Western Maryland. Hmm make that the Hocking Hills of Ohio.


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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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    Quote Originally Posted by bbeasley View Post
    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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