I have a habit of doing longer rides (100 mile centuries). I've been riding enough to where I've done most of the centuries in my neck of the woods repeatedly. I like to incorporate a ride I have not done before into my planning calendar every so often. I find it fun traveling to new places and riding roads I have not ridden before-and meeting different cyclists along the way. It helps to keep my interest in cycling at the current level.
What rides have you done or are aware of that you would recommend I take a look at putting on my riding calendar for 2010 and beyond?
If you should happen to have a link to a website that provides ride details that would be most helpful-otherwise I can do a search.
Here's a list (with starting location) of those that I can recall doing in no particular order:
Assault on Mt Mitchell-Spartanburg, SC
Blood Sweat and Gears- Valle Crucis, NC
Bridge to Bridge-Lenoir, NC
Brutal Blue Ridge 100- West Jefferson, NC
Issaqueena's Last Ride-Walhalla, SC
Mountains of Misery- Blacksburg, Va
Civil War Century-Thurmont, Md
Six Gap- Dahlonega, Ga
Tour de Moore-Southern Pines, NC
El Tour de Tucson-Tucson, Az
Marquis de Sade-Tigerville, SC
Carolina Classic-Hanging Rock St Park, NC
3 Mountain Madness, Pilot Mountain, NC
RAIN-Terre Haute, In
Cheaha Challenge- Piedmont, Al
Ruby Ride-Franklin, NC
3 State 3 Mountain
Thank you for any ideas you might have!