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    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
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    Birthday ride!!

    With a tough century coming up next weekend I opted to go up to the NC mountains and get in some climbing today. It was surprisingly cooler than I was expecting but once I got into the climbing portions it was perfect conditions.

    The weather was great until ol' Grandfather Mountain saw me pedaling near it's base along the Parkway and caused a huge, huge downpour. I wound up riding for at least an hour in cold, cold rain that was coming down so hard there was an inch or two of water on the roads. I was asking myself-so this is how I chose to spend my birthday????

    There were a couple of descents where I'd normally hit 40 mph where I was braking trying to avoid hydroplaning and going down. Just typical of how fickle the weather can be up that way.

    Anyway I got in about 70 miles with about 6500 feet of climbing. Now I just have to drop a couple more pounds so NO birthday cake or pie until after the ride next weekend!! That's my excuse for keeping my birthday spread out for a week!!!

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    Have a very happy birthday!

    You can have some cake, but only if you don't take the second water bottle next weekend.
    I'm the world's forgotten boy. The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy.

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    Good ride.... sounds like you are ready for the century.
    Carpe who?

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    jppe - You do more on a prep weekend than most of us manage for the main event.
    Nothing like a good mountain rainy ride to make you think of golf.
    Good luck next weekend. I believe it's the Bridge to Bridge?

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