It's official, I'm signed up. I'm in a little worse shape than I was last year but I'm going for it anyway. I've got 3 months to prepare and at least I know what to expect this time.
For those of you who haven't heard about the ride, the full century option has over 14,000 feet of climbing over Hogpen & Jack's Gaps with a finish at the top of Brasstown Bald. It's a bit pricey at ~105 but that includes transporting you and your bike back to Helen. They did a great job last year with the ride and you can't beat the scenery. If you're not interested in that kind of beating you can opt for the shorter 80 mile option ending in Helen. It's got a fair amount of elevation gain as well and if you'd like a bit more you could climb Hogpen then turn around and coast back to Helen.
This year it's the week after the TdG so the roads should still be decorated. That should be pretty decent motivation. I hope to see some of you guys/gals up there. It would be neat to meet some of the Georgia BikeForumers.
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