Speedy bikes & hoppy brew
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Northern VA
Bikes: 2015 Fuji Cross 1.3 Disc, 2013 Trek Madone 4.5, 2011 Trek 7.9 FX
It was a good ride. It was cold (44 degrees) when I took off at 7:30, but it warmed fairly quickly. After I signed up for the ride, I was informed I also was headed to Carlisle to do some work for a week, starting yesterday, so I couldn't do the whole ride...but I did the 50 mile loop. There is a good amount of roll, but not so much that it is overly taxing. There are several spots early in the 50 miler where the views are absolutely spectacular, and there is an optional 7.5 mile loop up to Kings Gap, which offers a good climb, not steep, long gaining about 750 feet over 3.25 miles to the top (I've done it before, not yesterday). The paceline I was in maintained a 16.5 mph pace, completing the 50 mile loop in just over 3 hours.