Between Crystal River and Hernando, Florida, 6 miles west of the Withlacoochee Trail
I've had several since 1999 but have settled on my beloved 2001 Litespeed Tuscany and my latest, a 2013 Cannondale CAAD 10.
Share the Road Challenge (century) on Labor Day
Come one, come all!! The Share the Road Challenge (century with other options) will be on Labor Day (Sept 4, 2006). It will start at Atlanta Cycling's store in Vinings at 8:30.
Click here for more details and to pre-register.
Think I'll just be doing the metric on this one. I haven't gotten to ride much in the past week. In addition to recovering from the Spinning thru Time century, I had a wisdom tooth taken out last Monday. That, plus my work schedule last week kept my weekly miles down to one ride of less than 30.
I'm also planning on doing the Wilson on 9/19, and 3 full centuries in 6 weeks a bit much for my level of fitness ATM.
I did the Wilson last year. It's a great ride, and really nice course. I was caught out by myself on one long section into a headwind, so that was a little discouraging, but once I realized I wasn't lost, I also found a good group of folks to ride with,so that made it fun. I'm skipping it this year because I'm doing the MS150, riding on Team Erin's Fight (www.erinsfight.org) with a woman suffering from MS.
Ron, I don't see why you couldn't do one day. Well, actually, you are supposed to raise $250 in donations, so I'm not sure how they would handle it. As far as I can tell, it's 85 miles on Saturday, and 65 on Sunday. It should be a great ride - I've hiked down in that area, but never been biking. Let me see if I can link to a map for ya: http://http://www.ms150atlantachalle...Directions.pdf
Ha! Not-so-young, but thanks! It was a pleasure putting face to the name.
It was a great ride. Much hillier than I was expecting (not sure why I thought it would be flat - maybe wishful thinking?) but the food at the rest stops was great and well stocked even towards the end of the day. Great variety of foods, and the maps had all the store stops marked, so that helped with planning as well.
I decided that I wasn't really up to a second century this weekend, so I took not one, but two shortcuts. Still ended up with almost 96 miles. I need to work on my short-cutting skills.
By the way, the MACC One Love Century was extraordinary too. Lost count of the number of SAG vehicles that passed on the century route, and also great reststops, potties at all of them, and again, happy volunteers staffing them. Sorry, Ron, but you can't beat reggae music and Jamacian food and watermelon for a finish party!
Did the 70 mile route (writeup in the Road Cycling forum).
Pedal Wench, you aren't kidding about the hills. Holy cow!
We have to do some organization on a future ride to get some of us Atlanta area folks together. FWIW, I was the guy in the Georgia Tech jersey who looked like he was about to die during the last 20 miles.
Actually, I found out halfway through your ride that there was gonna be pizza at the end. Trust me, that inspired me up that one long uphill slog after the Silk Sheets section of the ride. I knew I only had 22 miles to go until pizza!
Now, if you combined the two - your pizza and MACC's watermelon - that would have been perfect!