Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24

Thread: Tour de Georgia

  1. #1
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Tour de Georgia

    Today begins the 5th running of the Tour de Georgia, or as Bob Roll says it, "Tour DAY Georgia". The first satage ends about 25 miles from home in Macon. I will spend the day in Macon volunteering as a course marshal for the tour and for the Komen Women's Criterium race which will be run on part of the finish circuit before the big boys arrive. It should be a good way to build up to the excitement of the main event this afternoon.
    It will be hard to stay focused on work Tuesday through Thursday knowing that Friday I'll be heading to the mountains to ride my bike to and up Brasstown Bald to join the tens of thousands of crazies there to see the incredible final climb up that wall they call a road. I plan to see the start on Saturday and to be there on Sunday for the final stage, a circuit race in downtown Atlanta.

    http://www.tourdegeorgia.com/index.php
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  2. #2
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,164
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm jealous!! Be sure and take lots of pics!

    My brother and I went down 2-3 years ago on a Friday when they finished in Dahlonega. We did the 36 mile loop that took in a few of the climbs before the peloton came rolling through. Before the group got there, a horrific storm came through with wind, lightning and hail. Wherever we were watching from that day was party central-really a fun day.

    I can't believe they are starting Friday's stage from Dalton at 11am and expect to be finished in 4hr 30mins. We have to start rides like that at daybreak just to make sure we get finished by dark!!!

    Good luck on Brasstown-you should be in fine fashion with your secret weapon.

  3. #3
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  4. #4
    Avatar Bandit jdeane4's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Murfreesboro, TN
    Posts
    597
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey BluesDawg, I was out the other day down by the start and finish. The winner, Contrini or whatever his name is was an @$$hole. I was standing where he stopped after finishing and I gave him a thumbs up. Well, as I go to take his pic, he throws his hand up and turns his back. Oh well, it was a fun race to watch. Where are you from BluesDawg? I actually live here in macon.

  5. #5
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jdeane4
    Where are you from BluesDawg? I actually live here in macon.
    Just up the road in Milledgeville, the "asylum city".
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  6. #6
    Get A Life - Get A Bike cheeseflavor's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Minnesota, You Betcha!
    My Bikes
    Specialized Roubaix, Bianchi San Jose, '87 Schwinn Super Sport
    Posts
    1,042
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great pics BD, thanks for sharing them! I'm jealous!

    Steve

  7. #7
    His Brain is Gone! Tom Bombadil's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Paoli, Wisconsin
    My Bikes
    RANS Stratus, Bridgestone CB-1, Trek 7600, Sun EZ-Rider AX, Fuji Absolute 1.0, Cayne Rambler 3
    Posts
    9,980
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18143523/

    I see that Tyler Hamilton is competing, although well back in the pack.

  8. #8
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yes, Tyler is there. One of his Tinkoff teammates has been wearing the leader jersey. You can see Tyler in the second picture above. He is the last guy in the picture in a yellow jersey and white rimmed glasses. He looks like he's looking for something, maybe his lost twin?
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  9. #9
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by cheeseflavor
    Great pics BD, thanks for sharing them! I'm jealous!

    Steve
    If you like those, wait 'til you see the ones I'll get tomorrow. I'm about to hit the road. Driving to stay with my sister in Flowery Branch and then head up to Suches in the morning to start my mountain ride to see the climax of the TdG.

    Brasstown Bound!
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  10. #10
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Maupin, OR
    My Bikes
    Used Marin MTB, New 6/06 Scott Contessa Speedster
    Posts
    532
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    All Right!! Keep us posted!

  11. #11
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,164
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quick!! Let's all give our Ga friend an imaginary push!!! If my timing is correct he is probably grinding is way up Brasstown right now.......that's a really tough sucker to go up....even on fresh legs.

  12. #12
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It must have helped. I made it up. 4 stops to let my heart slow down, but I didn't have to push the bike at all. Between the imaginary push and my ubergranny gear, I rode all the way up that sucker!
    The day was great fun and I got some good pictures and hope to get more at the stage start Saturday. I'm too sleepy to get into it now and it may be Sunday before I can get the pictures uploaded. I will say that this was the hardest 47 mile ride I've ever done. Not just Brasstown, but also the 7 mile steady climb to Wolfpen Gap on tired legs on the ride back to my car.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  13. #13
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here goes...



    Last edited by BluesDawg; 04-22-07 at 05:10 AM.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  14. #14
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    and more...



    Last edited by BluesDawg; 04-22-07 at 05:04 AM.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  15. #15
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    and more...



    Last edited by BluesDawg; 04-22-07 at 05:06 AM.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  16. #16
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    and a few on Saturday...



    Last edited by BluesDawg; 04-22-07 at 05:06 AM.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  17. #17
    Let's do a Century jppe's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    North Carolina
    My Bikes
    Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
    Posts
    6,164
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Great photos and congrats on the ride! Who was that behind Hincapie on Brasstown?

  18. #18
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by jppe
    Who was that behind Hincapie on Brasstown?
    Rubens Bertogliati
    http://www.tourdegeorgiamedia.com/ri...7/4-SDV/32.pdf
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  19. #19
    Lincoln, CA Mojo Slim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Lincoln, CA
    My Bikes
    94 Giant ATX 760, 2001 Biachi Eros, 2005 Giant OCR2 Composite +
    Posts
    2,229
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Seeing pictures of rides make me wanna ride. Nice pics and outstanding riding.
    Truth is stranger than reality.
    '96 Giant ATX 760 MTB
    '01 Bianchi Eros
    '05 Giant OCR Llimited Carbon Fiber + upgrades

  20. #20
    Bike Junkie roccobike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    South of Raleigh, North of New Hill, East of Harris Lake, NC
    My Bikes
    Giant OCR-C, Specialized Tarmac, Specialized Stumpjumper FSR, Stumpjumper Comp, 05 Rockhopper, 88 & 92Nishiki Ariel, 01 Bianchi Campione, 87 Centurion Ironman, 92 Paramount, 97 Lemond
    Posts
    9,054
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    When I lived in Acworth I was only one mile from the route. We arrived early for good positioning of our chairs. It was inspirational to watch all those cyclists. They were led by some guy named Lance something or other. I wonder what ever happened to him?
    Hope you enjoyed yourself Bluesdawg.
    Roccobike BF Official Thread Terminator

  21. #21
    Senior Member RockyMtnMerlin's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Laramie Wyoming
    My Bikes
    Merlin Extralight Topolino Wheels Campy Record
    Posts
    2,972
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Nice pics. Thanks for posting them. Hamilton looks like he is really suffering. He says he is targeting the Giro, but his perfomances this year would indicate that he probably will not be a key player. Too much time not racing or too old?

  22. #22
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yeah, Tyler looked like he could have used a transfusion.
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  23. #23
    just keep riding BluesDawg's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Location
    Milledgeville, Georgia
    My Bikes
    2014 Specialized Crave Pro 29, 2014 Specialized Crux EVO Carbon Disc, 2012 Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross, 2011 Specialized Roubaix SL3 Expert Compact, 2009 Salsa Casseroll, 2003 KHS Milano Tandem, 1986 Nishiki Cadence rigid MTB
    Posts
    12,800
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Versus has 2 hours of TdG coverage Saturday and 1 hour Sunday. 5pm EDT both days.
    http://www.versus.com/cyclysm/#Georgia
    The more you ride your bike, the less your ass will hurt.

  24. #24
    Senior Member Terrierman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    SWMO
    Posts
    3,177
    Mentioned
    5 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    3.8 MPH! Way to hang tough and just keep on pumping, that has to be one hell of a hill!


    P.S. I like those bags a lot.
    It's all downhill from here. Except the parts that are uphill.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •