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Old 07-16-12, 09:26 PM   #1
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Mt Shasta Super Century

Any 50+ ers going to be doing this ride? Will be my first attempt - bike is in the shop today getting the requisite fat boy's dinner plate of a rear cog put on it, so the fat boy has a chance to finish by dinner.

Really looking forward to the event - I have been known to have barley pop from a local brewery in the big cooler....
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How's the conditioning been going? What's the elevation/gain on the ride? Hope you enjoy the ride, it sounds like a good one.
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Conditioning? Conditioning?!

Not as well as I would like, but the 8500' on Mt Hood didn't kill me, I just did a relatively quick century with no pain, and am gaining a lot of fitness by adding an 11-34 cassette on my compact double. If my butt can stand the hours in the saddle, I have a chance.

But no matter how it goes, my Bride has promised to keep the beer cold.

BTW, elevation on the full meal deal is 16.5K, for the 100 w/o Shasta is about 12K.
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I did the Mt. Shasta double metric three years ago and while it was tough, I did enjoy it and finished with 45 min. to spare on the (13 hour) time limit. A very well run event, excellent support, but yes . . . a lot of climbing.

Oh yes, I did buy the jersey!

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