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Old 08-24-09, 01:56 PM   #1
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My first 400k.

Posted in Clydesdale forum. Didn't want to litter the boards with crossposting. It's a very long post.


Long story short:
24h 30m finish.
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It's a worthwhile read.

Congrats again,

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Great read! Congrats on finishing a tough ride! We might have seen some of you on SR-9 on our way down from Sedro-Wooley to Arlington.
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Congrats on the finish! A beautiful but tough route. The second-to-last climb was brutal, being at the end of the ride like that from what I remember..

I was set to do the ride, but my digestive system said otherwise that morning.. I was all set to ride over there and everything but decided to bail instead.

Btw last year Burpee Hill Rd was loose gravel, it was truly insane. Even paved it's gotta be challenging.

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Congrats on the finish! A beautiful but tough route. The second-to-last climb was brutal, being at the end of the ride like that from what I remember..
You know, that wasn't the one that was really grating on me. It was the climb up Woodinville-Duvall Road from the valley, 1 hill previous to 128th that was the tough one.

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Btw last year Burpee Hill Rd was loose gravel, it was truly insane. Even paved it's gotta be challenging.
It was still chip-sealed, but not fresh. Narayan said the year before it was sheer hell.

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