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Old 06-23-08, 08:36 AM   #1
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2008 - Hotter 'N Hell 100

I used search but didn't see any threads for this year's HH100. There is now a glimmer of hope that I might be able to make it so I thought I'd go ahead and start a thread to see what other BFers are planning to attend.

Who's in?

Cuda...can you make this sticky??? Even if you're going to foresake the HH100 for CPC or Bonham?
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I'll be there. We booked a hotel last year on our way home from the 2007 HH100 lol. That's how much we enjoyed it. I did the 50 mile last year so I'm going to shoot for the 100K this year.
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Old 06-23-08, 01:00 PM   #3
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Stuck thread.
And, I'm attending. My wife and I are planning to do the 100k, staying the same place
I've stayed (camp chapparel) for the last 5 times I've been up there.

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Old 06-23-08, 01:13 PM   #4
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Hey Lotek...Thanks! I guess I missed the part where you became the mod for TX. Now I know!

I called to the Chamber to check on Host Homes (which I did 2 years ago) but they said they wouldn't have home info until July, so I'll check back then. I'm also looking RV rentals from Austin, as long as I can get 4-5 others to share expenses.

Were y'all able to pull off any sort of get together last year?
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Not picking... just pointing to more info

Too late to plan for HH100?

Hotter'N Hell Hundred 2008

Probably not gonna make it again this year... too far, no money, no accomodations setup... the lack of being in shape is definitely only temporary.
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Old 06-23-08, 03:29 PM   #6
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Definitely in. I have a site at Lake Arrowhead State Park reserved, although I may follow up on an indoor option that I have available for the sake of A/C. Should be good times.

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Hah! Me and the search function just don't get along! That second one could certainly have done fine as a sticky. Oh well...we've got one in place now!

I know what you mean regarding distance, money, accomodations and fitness. All of these are factors I'm considering. We did it on the cheap two years ago, but gas alone will make this pricey! As far as fitness, I think I've got a total of about 200 miles in the saddle so far, with 30 miles this past weekend being the longest so far. I've got to look at the calendar and figure out what I need to do between now and then to get in more rides with more distance.
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I will be there, coming in from Houston. I am also dragging my brother for his first time to ride it too! I am doing my best to whip him into shape before we get there.

No accommodations yet, hopefully I will find a guest home; I have a couple of leads.

I can not tell someone that I went there and didn't do the full 100 mile ride.
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Yeah... when the name of the ride has hundred in it... you better do a hundred

BTW, I didn't search to find those threads, I remembered them, and looked back a couple pages. Built in search function doesn't work too well on this site sometimes.
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Hey Lotek...Thanks! I guess I missed the part where you became the mod for TX. Now I know!
Nope, not the Texas Mod but can occasionally work up enough mad skillz to stick a thread.

Seriously though, if you need a place check out Camp Chapparel ( www.campchaparral.org ) it's in
Iowa park (about 8 miles from the MEC), they have dorm type rooms, include spaghetti dinner the night
before and a full breakfast the day of the ride.
and the best part? checkout is AFTER the ride so one can shower before driving home.
oh yah, no 2 night minimum stay. you can book for Friday night only.

but if you go to Chapparel, bring mosquito repellent I think this place has the highest
mosquito population in all of Texas.

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Coming again also this year after last year's inaugural effort on my part. My co-worker riding friend is coming along too. We have room at the hotel we used last year booked near downtown, so we are set. I'm looking forward to the ride! I've already got 2 centuries in this year and I'm down about 15 pounds! Should be a great ride, I can't wait for the fresh baked cookies at Electra!
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I'll be doing the 100 mile ride again, and my wife is doing the 50.

Missing half a lung and a bunch of riding time, I'll likely be slower than last year's 5:35, but it will be a great chance to compare and see how far back I've gotten.
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Seriously though, if you need a place check out Camp Chapparel ( www.campchaparral.org ) it's in
Iowa park (about 8 miles from the MEC), they have dorm type rooms, include spaghetti dinner the night
before and a full breakfast the day of the ride.
and the best part? checkout is AFTER the ride so one can shower before driving home.
oh yah, no 2 night minimum stay. you can book for Friday night only.

but if you go to Chapparel, bring mosquito repellent I think this place has the highest
mosquito population in all of Texas.

Marty
any idea on cost? we have a small group of people coming from denton and I'm just looking around for some cheap places to stay and this sounds like a match so far. also since its a camp, are you able to ride to the start or does it have dirt roads or something. Thanks for the help!

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I will be there, we did this event last year and it was a blast! Anyone competing in the Ultra Road Race?
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I'm going... First time riding in the HH100 and planning on doing the 100 mile ride. After much prodding I've convinced my dad and sister to come along as well. I can't wait!
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I'll be there....but man I hope the wind up there is better than it's been around here....if not, the finish will be a *****!!....but no matter, I will be there again and I plan on doing the 100miles....looking forward to the vendor show the night before and the spaghetti dinner!!
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I'm coming in from Los Angeles to ride this and visit my Aunt & Uncle I haven't seen in a few years. I'm planning on riding the century though we'll see how much the heat gets too me. I'll be training in our hot spots out here starting Sunday to get ready for the furnace.

Any advice on the route? I saw the profile, it looks pretty flat. Any nasty wind out that way?

Looking forward to this, I hear great things about the ride and the support.
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Myself and a neighbor are driving up in the morning. AC and own bed a plus
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I'm coming in from Los Angeles to ride this and visit my Aunt & Uncle I haven't seen in a few years. I'm planning on riding the century though we'll see how much the heat gets too me. I'll be training in our hot spots out here starting Sunday to get ready for the furnace.

Any advice on the route? I saw the profile, it looks pretty flat. Any nasty wind out that way?

Looking forward to this, I hear great things about the ride and the support.

The course is pretty flat, but the wind is usually horrible, they might want to think about a name change to the windier than hell, lol!
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last year the wind wasn't too bad....although as I remember, it was a headwind for the last 30 miles or so....and yes the course is pretty flat.
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Do y'all have any idea how many of the participants do the shorter rides? Just curious.
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The routes are very flat like everyone has said. The last 15-30 miles are up a slight grade on an access road there always seems to be a nice 15-20 mph head wind.

I usually make a weekend out of it. We have a standing reservation at a nice hotel accross from the start. We wake up and ride 1 block to the event....very nice.

I missed last year but look forward to this year. Im doing the 100 miles.
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The last 15-30 miles are up a slight grade on an access road there always seems to be a nice 15-20 mph head wind.

Ha, that reminds me of the Livestrong course I did in Austin back in 03. The route finished on a looong false flat straight into a headwind. Needless to say, I limped to the finish on that day.

Thanks all, my training has been pretty similar, long flat rides in fairly windy conditions. Now I just need to start prepping for the heat.
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Do y'all have any idea how many of the participants do the shorter rides? Just curious.


I was told/heard/read that 70% of the riders do the 100. There were 11,500 riders last year, so if that is true about 3500 did the shorter rides.
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well looks like I won't be able to do HHH (and I have reservations, paid my fees etc.),
Client has requested me to be onsite. Of course I'll think of y'all when I'm riding up to the
Madonna Del Ghisallo above Lake Como outside Milano.

To be honest I really was looking forward to HHH. Now to tell the wife we aren't riding. . .


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