riiight...i don't think i'll be doing it. i'm just riding for fun this month, after AoM. the Roan Moan in July.
haha. fun is a relative term when you are talking about killing my legs on those climbs. and i suppose if i did that ride, i'd really be ready for RM huh?
damn. that's a 500mi trip to the starting point....
Last edited by wolfpack; 06-04-08 at 04:33 PM.
I've not done the Roan Moan, but I'm pretty confident in saying that if you survived this ride, you'd be in good enough shape to do that one.
dang. i dunno. i'll have to think hard about it & do some discussing. i haven't done any kind of training for that and it's a friggen long ways out there..
You live too far away from the good riding.
My son and I and possibly a friend are coming up from North Alabama to ride it. I'm old and slow and my son is 19 and races. My goal is to finish and his goal is to hammer me whenever possible. Seriously, we are coming because it appears to be a real challenge, no pun intended. I will be slow but I will finish. Think it will be a great ride. Looking forward to it.
I got one of their flyers after doing 3S3M. How many folks usually do the 115 miler? I might not get to it this year but looks worth driving over for.
The early registration has been extended to 6/11 so I'm going to see how Mitchell goes for me before I commit to this ride. It's still on my radar though. I would drive over in the morning as Tellico Plains is about 2 hours away.
Five days to go.
Yesterday I did some riding in Monroe County from Sweetwater down through Vonore and along the Tellico Lake (on 360). I caught about 1/2 mile of the CC route in the process. I hope Saturday is as beautiful as yesterday was.
File photos from the Skyway:
In case any riders missed the news, the start location has been moved:The weather forecast for Saturday is looking good in that it should be a fairly cool day.The Cherohala Challenge has a new start location this year. We will NOT be at Tellico Plains High School, as in years past. The ride starts and finishes at the Tellico Plains Visitors Center this year. (225 Cherohala Skyway, Tellico Plains, TN). This is the site of the Friday evening packet pickup (6:00 o 8:00).
And having the lower temps will make all the difference on a long, tough ride like this! Can't wait...
I've been thinking about this ride and, well..., why not. I hope to see some familiar faces (like VeloVol) at the Visitors Center bright and early Saturday morning. I have not made up my mind on the route but, am leaning towards the full monty. I'll be riding a leisurely pace and with the intention of finishing whenever I finish. No hurry on this one. I will be taking some pictures too, with the new camera that I am getting ready to buy this evening.
And yes, the weather forecast looks pretty good right now.
Awesome Neal! Wish I could ride it...well, I guess I could since I'm headed that way.....but, maybe I should save it for next year. You guys have fun and be safe!
I'm looking forward to the Cherohala ride - and decent temperatures for a change. It involves more driving that I generally like but hey, might as well do it while gas is still cheap .
Neal, are you driving all the way out there or will you still be staying in Sylva Friday night?
well, if you feel like riding Friday evening, just call me. i'll be up there around 5:30.