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Old 12-26-09, 11:10 AM   #1
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Top Five Rides of 2009

Just got mine posted on my training blog:

http://cycleciola.bravejournal.com/
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Old 12-26-09, 11:14 AM   #2
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1. BTC
2. BTC
3. BTC
4. BTC
5. uh, BTC



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Breaking The Chains ?
Bigger Than Cheese ?
Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan ?
Beverly Triathlon Club ?
Beloit Training Crit ?
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Old 12-27-09, 10:22 AM   #5
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1. six gap, Georgia
2. twin sizzler
3. roscoe ramble
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Marquette (MI) Stingray ride, Sunday after Labor day 3:00 pm
The Gordon Lyon cruiser ride and any 3 Wednesday night Ishpeming rides.
You guys must suffer a lot and I feel your pain..............
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Old 12-30-09, 07:25 AM   #7
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1. BTC (day 7 - Independence Pass)
2. BTC (day 6 - Cottonwood Pass up the 14 mile washboard dirt road)
3. Double or Nothing Metric
4. BTC (day 2 - Grand Mesa)
5. uh, BTC (day 3 - Colorado National Monument. Would be higher if not for the torturous final 60 miles of the day)
Fixed those for you.

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^^^^ what he said!

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1. Heatstroke 100 in Burlington, WI - My first Century
2. Pedal the Kettle - My fastest, and 3rd ever, century - averaged just over 19mph on my steel turd.
3. Top of the World - Whitehall, WI. Perfect day, big hills, fast descents.
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It don't get much better than this for a top ride.
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dont get me started. i am tearing up just thinking about how fantastic this trip was.

my most zen like cycling moment took place the day prior to Indenpendence Pass. it was our first tip to 12000 feet with the last 14 miles up the mountain via dirt.






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^^ That's Cottonwood Pass, not Independence. ^^

Cottonwood of the long dirt climb on the western side and the AWESOME fast pavement on the eastern side.

And Cottonwood, which proved getting up and over the pass early in the day is a really smart move.
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^^ That's Cottonwood Pass, not Independence. ^^

Cottonwood of the long dirt climb on the western side and the AWESOME fast pavement on the eastern side.

And Cottonwood, which proved getting up and over the pass early in the day is a really smart move.

thats what i said. the day before IP. its not like i am getting my 12k dirt road mountain passes mixed up.

i will never forget that 20 something year old kid all wet and shaking and stuff. that was a nasty little front that road over the pass.

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i will never forget that 20 something year old kid all wet and shaking and stuff. that was a nasty little front that road over the pass.
That kid was a total drama queen. A little hypothermia never hurt anyone.

Here's the clear shot about a minute before the mountains were blotted out completely.



All those people that had to ride down in the back of moving trucks and miss the descent. Had they just waited a while they could have descended to this later that afternoon...

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this thread and these pics has me sporting the BTC jersey on tonights trainer "ride."

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