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Old 09-30-13, 10:24 AM   #1
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Three/Six Gap 2013

Almost perfect weather for riding this weekend. Did any of you adventurous souls travel to Dahlonega and ride Six Gap (or three gap)?
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Old 09-30-13, 10:28 AM   #2
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I did three gap yesterday and the Cat 5 crit on saturday. Beautiful ride. A little cold for me since I had no leg or arm warmers but it got better afterwards. I have to say it has been top 3 on my favorite rides. I forgot how much fun it is to go up those gaps. Going to try to make it there every weekend for training. Next year I'm tackling the 6 gap for sure.
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I forgot how much fun it is to go up those gaps.
For me, climbing them is challenging, character building, and maybe even inspiring, but going down the back side- now that's FUN (for me).

Definitely try all six gaps next year, or whenever you can. Hogpen is waiting for you.
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Hogpen is waiting for you.
So I've heard... I'll make sure to train so I can make hogpen my b**ch when I get there on sept next year! So far I've been training in the BBC route in Cartersville but the mountains are a better way to get fast and strong quickly. It should be quite challenging as well during the winter.
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I've been wanting to ride that event for years but it just hasn't worked out yet. It will be on my "must ride" list for next year, but this year I reckon the Tour de Tugaloo is the only GA event I will make. Not a climbers event, but very good nonetheless.
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So far I've been training in the BBC route in Cartersville but the mountains are a better way to get fast and strong quickly.
If you deviate from the BBC route (my neighborhood) just a tad, you can climb Johnson Mountain. It's not as long as the any of the gaps, but it will get your attention, especially from the front (Hwy 411) side. Do you ride out of the brewery or Sosebee Cycle Park?

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I've been wanting to ride that event for years but it just hasn't worked out yet. It will be on my "must ride" list for next year, but this year I reckon the Tour de Tugaloo is the only GA event I will make. Not a climbers event, but very good nonetheless.
The Tour de Tugaloo is one that I have been wanting to do as well, but probably not this year.

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I've been wanting to ride that event for years but it just hasn't worked out yet. It will be on my "must ride" list for next year, but this year I reckon the Tour de Tugaloo is the only GA event I will make. Not a climbers event, but very good nonetheless.
I just found out about this Tugaloo tour. I might sign up for it. Have you done it before? This year I've done GA400 Metric and the BBC Metric (Century Cut short by bad weather). I did the BBC Century Solo about a month back but this might be my chance at a second century this year.

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If you deviate from the BBC route (my neighborhood) just a tad, you can climb Johnson Mountain. It's not as long as the any of the gaps, but it will get your attention, especially from the front (Hwy 411) side. Do you ride out of the brewery or Sosebee Cycle Park?

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Soseb...16245545103530
I usually ride out of the brewery and do 50 - 80 miles on sundays. I know there is a little bit of climbing after mile 60 +/- towards the 100 mile route but the Gaps are hard to beat.

PS. Out of the three I've done this year 6/3gap blows everything out of the water. Followed by GA400 then BBC. I think BBC was ruined due to weather. It could have been great.
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