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Old 06-16-08, 05:48 PM   #1
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Seagull Century

I just signed up for the Seagull Century - http://www.seagullcentury.org/

Been wanting to do this ride for the past 10 years but never got around to it - it would have been easier to get to when gas was $1.50/gal and I lived in VA. Oh well - I look forward to it. I was hoping ot take the train to DC but no baggage or bike service I can use so I guess it's hop in the car and pay Prince Abdula (AKA Saudi Aramco). Hope to see some of ya'all there, but if I don't I'll eat a crab dinner for you anyway - I'll bring my Chrisfield crab knife which hasn't been out for about 8 years - another mess of sooks and jimmys will be history.
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Old 06-16-08, 06:23 PM   #2
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That's a great time of the year in that area. I once camped outside of Salisbury in the summer and it wasn't all good. 90+ degrees with lots of bugs, with 4 daughters under 11 yrs old. Don't know what possessed me to try that.
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Old 06-16-08, 06:41 PM   #3
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I will be in Chincoteague the second week in September on vacation and, will plan to ride the century route while I'm there. I'll try and come back in October for the Sea Gull event if my schedule allows. It sounds like a really nice ride and, this area needs no introduction to beauty.

By the time I drive there twice, I'll likely be paying Abdula more than you will.
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Thanks for the reminder! I just signed up for my 5th consecutive Seagull (two full centuries, two metric centuries so far).

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I quit doing the Seagull a few years back. The Pumpkin Patch Pedal has become my favorite century in recent years. I decided that I liked my rides less flat and less exposed to wind than the Seagull is. Also the price is a bit steep.

Still, it is a great time of year if the weather cooperates and you can always find someone riding your pace whatever it is on a ride that large.

The Seagull is a great ride to try for a personal best century time if you are so inclined. I know that is where my fastest century was. I remember that on my fastest century they weren't ready for riders at the second rest stop when we got there. That sucked because we rode past the first one without stopping

Eat some crabs for me and have a great ride.
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Don't forget to stop for the pie at mile 80
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Don't forget to stop for the pie at mile 80
Oh - I can't wait, and the weather looks perfect!
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There's more talk about this century here:

Sea Gull Century - What to expect, whos riding

If you are so inclined, look for the BFD (BikeForums Destination) sign (maybe, if someone makes one).
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