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    Pepperoni Power ROJA's Avatar
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    Delta Century -- Sunday, May 4th

    With all this talk of the Chico century, how about the Delta Century instead? It is flatter and much closer (Stockton). It is also only $45.

    Does anyone know anything about this ride?

    Thanks.

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    Direct Hit Not Required BlastRadius's Avatar
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    Sounds flat and fast. Too bad I'm doing the Wine Country Century on Saturday. I couldn't be gone riding both days.

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    200k on Saturday, and a nice 100 mile recovery ride on Sunday?

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    My son and I did the 100k Delta last year; it's OK. It's flatter than a pancake and the only elevation that registers with me are the freeway overpasses and a couple of the levees. It's a pretty laid back ride, though last year this pinhead and his family yelled at me because I didn't say "On your left, pinhead" as we passed.

    Be forewarned that if there's any kind of wind, you're in for a LONG slog into a headwind that will make you wish you were either 1) on a tandem or 2) drafting one.

    Have fun, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by t4mv View Post
    Be forewarned that if there's any kind of wind, you're in for a LONG slog into a headwind that will make you wish you were either 1) on a tandem or 2) drafting one.
    Delta backroads constitute 99% of my riding. I call it character-building. It's not that bad, really.

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