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    Alabama Centuries

    Can anyone recommend a good first century in Alabama? I live in Birmingham. Thanks
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    Old Howard comes up April 20th and is fairly flat, although sometimes very windy (that time of year in AL), and you can decide well into the ride whether you feel up for the 100, or short-cut it for 75 (I did the 75 last time - the wind had taken it out of me).
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    If you feel like a trip to Dothan is in order, the TriStates 100 should be fairly flat and is even earlier on Apr 6th (haven't done this one yet)

    The Ironworks (Tannehill) Century is just outside B'ham. but is not as flat - has a set of three nice early hills, and in the past has included some not so nice pavement. Hope that will change this year. I don't see a website up yet, but scheduled for Apr 13th.
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    Bham here as well!

    Great question! I was wondering the same thing myself.

    I may give the Old Howard a shot!

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    Take a look at Cheaha. Very nice weekend. I've done the century several times. Don't let the climbing scare you. The route is an out and back so if you get tired you can just turn around and head back the way you came. Very well supported and good roads. There are a fair number of riders that come over from Birmingham and ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BamaBulldawg View Post
    Can anyone recommend a good first century in Alabama? I live in Birmingham. Thanks
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    Bham here as well!

    Great question! I was wondering the same thing myself.

    I may give the Old Howard a shot!
    A heads up if you're interested. A buddy is leading a "my first century" training ride from the B'ham Botanical Gardens, heading out @ 9 am for 35 miles. His goal is to get riders ready for Old Howard. I'll be there, assuming my wife doesn't have other ideas, probably on my old Frejus. I usually ride clipless, but I'll be trying out clips & straps with some old-time cleats on the old-time bike tomorrow. Been quite a while since I rode clips - and never with cleats. May be interesting.

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