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Old 07-24-16, 04:50 PM   #1
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Six Gap primer today.

Almost a three hour drive to Clermont for a triple Sugarloaf assault and lots of other climbing. Guys want to repeat a couple more times since it was so much fun for flatland SW FL riders.
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I hope you enjoyed it. I'm still not advanced enough to try that assault, but I've driven through there and found it fabulous.
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I've been to and thru Clermont many times. Where do you ride? Maps? I know you don't ride on US27.
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Almost a three hour drive to Clermont for a triple Sugarloaf assault and lots of other climbing. Guys want to repeat a couple more times since it was so much fun for flatland SW FL riders.
oof, that's steep, over 10%.
Sugarloaf segment

And for long Six Gap climbs, another training idea is to try a longer hard effort into the wind, at a little lower cadence.

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Heh, in-your-face climbs are hard. Most of the local climbs here have some curves, so you only see part of the climb.


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I hope you enjoyed it. I'm still not advanced enough to try that assault, but I've driven through there and found it fabulous.
ENJOY is not the word, doing the ride was more like DA BOMB!!!! e.g.-today I rode a local 109 miles in memory of Pete Cornell killed 4 years ago today when hit by a 18 wheeler in Georgia with a bit more than 700 miles to go to finish his Prudhoe Bay to Key West ride. Today's ride 109 miles with 150' worth of climbing can't compare to Sunday's ride of 68 miles with 3,500' of climbing
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I've been to and thru Clermont many times. Where do you ride? Maps? I know you don't ride on US27.

Matter of fact I did ride US27 from 27/19 intersection back to H. I. Express. 10 miles, 429' climbing and found 6 cents in bike lanes. Loops for miles are easily done using 455, 561 and 561A, Bruce Hunt, Sugarloaf,
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oof, that's steep, over 10%.
Sugarloaf segment

And for long Six Gap climbs, another training idea is to try a longer hard effort into the wind, at a little lower cadence.

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Heh, in-your-face climbs are hard. Most of the local climbs here have some curves, so you only see part of the climb.

53/12 at 15mph to 17mph into wind for 1 to 3 miles at a time.
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