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Old 03-09-11, 08:31 AM   #1
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Brasstown/Mitchell

Is anyone considering doing either or both of the Brasstown Bald Buster Century and the Assault on Mt. Mitchell this year? I am signed up for both, and if my training goes ok may try both. I am older and slow, but did the Everest Challenge a few years ago. I don't know if having a day off in between the rides is good or bad.
My final decision may be weather based, as I have had enough raining century rides in the mountains in the past, and the joy of them is gone for me.
Loook forward to anyone's experiences on this.
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I'm riding Brasstown for the first time this year, skipping Mitchell, as I'm riding Mountains of Misery in Blacksburg, VA. the week after Mitchell (5/29), and not sure I'm capable of that particular "Triple Crown". Ridden Mitchell the last 3 years, was ready to try something different.
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Mark,

Curious to know if you did both or Brasstown in particular. I have ridden Mitchell 4 times in the past---way past---mid-90's as well as much of the Six Gap terrain and the Brasstown climb itself in last few years. Though I have not done it, it seems like B-town century would be tougher given the gradient of Brasstown, especially at the end of such a ride. (I have heard tat B-town only has about 100 participants so no large groups to draft in for some respite either like Mitchell) I cannot imagine trying both back to back----yee of much better fitness than most to consider.
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