Let's do a Century
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: North Carolina
Bikes: Pinarello Prince/Campy SR; Cervelo R3/Sram Red; Trek 5900/Duraace, Cervelo P2C/Duraace
I did not ride in Last Year's fondo but I've ridden all the climbs numerous times. It's a great route and I use that area for lots of training rides. I might suggest slightly easier gearing than Mitchell as there are several steeper climbs than anything you'll do on AOMM. Howard Gap and Skyuka in particular are much steeper and pretty long for how steep they are......at least they feel that way. You'll also need good bakes and aluminum rims (not carbon) for coming down the backside of Skyuka with the steepness and numerous hairpins. Lots of braking over 2+ miles.
Ride your Ride!!