Flat Florida's premier hilly century, the Horrible Hundred, is now under a week away. Centered out of Clermont, FL, there are 35, 70, and 100 mi routes.
While these hills are mere pimples compared to rides out west, for us here in table flat South Fla, the 4k feet of climb represents a pretty big challenge. I've been training in earnest for the past several months, going from 100 - 120 mi a week to 175+, and a careful diet has taken 7 lbs of my butt. I'm hoping to drop a few more lbs before next Sunday.
Our club has about 20 riders going up. We're riding to benefit the Children's Tumor Foundation, an arm of NF Endurance. Anyone interested in supporting this worthwhile charity, you can make a donation on line at:
Hope the weather holds. I don't mind cold, and while I could do without wind, nobody wants rain.