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Old 02-20-08, 07:52 PM   #1
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Nashville, TN century routes

I have a goal to do a century in all 50 states. I'm planning on doing a century on Sunday (2/24), and I noticed on the weather map that the Nashville, TN area is going to be much warmer than it will be in Indy. Perfect time to check TN off of my list, right?

I've done some searching on MapMyRide.com and I was wondering if any locals had some suggestions for me. I'd prefer to ride mostly country roads, but I'm not picky about the terrain.

Let me know if you have any good route ideas. I'm either going to try northern KY or eastern MO. Any input will help me make up my mind.
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I'd check out: http://www.harpethbikeclub.com/Routes/Routes.aspx for some routes that you might be able to piece together or add to, to get to 100 miles. Also here's the Harpeth River Ride 100 route: http://www.harpethbikeclub.com/Rides...e/Century.aspx. This is pretty hilly for these parts with some steep hills thrown in for good measure. This ride might start too far south for you, so if you really need to start in Nashville I'd look for routes that start out of the Model Airplane Field at Edwin Warner Park and combine some of the routes you'll find on the Harpeth Bike Club page.
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To follow up I think you could combine the Airplane Field 35 mile ride with the Kingston Springs 62 mile route. Towards the end of the Airplane Field 35 ride you hit the Natchez Trace Parkway and pass the Mile 440 parking lot where the Kingston Springs route begins. You could then follow that route, return to the 440 mile parking lot and then ride the conclusion of the Airplane Field 35 mile ride back to your car. You should come close to 100 miles that way.
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How about the Sunrise Century in Clarksville on Sep 20 if it's not too far out to fit your schedule. Covers TN and KY if you're counting two states on one ride. Billed as the fastest century you'll ever ride at

http://www.clarksvillecentury.com/

There have been 24 sub 4 hour finishes from 2005-07. Vehicle escorts to control crossings for the first group going for the record, etc...

If you want to do it before Sep, route info is at

http://www.clarksvillecentury.com/100_overview.htm

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