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Old 04-09-09, 03:13 PM   #1
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Old 04-11-09, 10:33 AM   #2
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Here's a map of the route.

http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=q&sourc...99256955225517

The bit down St Georges Drive will need to be detoured onto the bike path nearby, the road is near unDRIVEable, never mind riding a road bike down it. As a days riding, this early in the season, it's gonna hurt, might try about the first third or half.
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we are not detouring around ANY bad road conditions - that is sort of the point.

the route has gravel, dirt alleys, broken pavement and many many climbs. a regular road or cross bike will suffice for most people.

if you are afraid of bumpy roads this is probably not the ride for you.
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Old 04-14-09, 02:30 PM   #4
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oh ya, the first half is pretty "easy" complared to the second half. the real hurt will be upon you once you crest COP - the big climbs come after that!

finally, we will be stopping in bowness at cadence coffee for a short break to regroup, refresh, and reenergize for the savage "hellingen" that dot the second half of the course.

finally finally - this is just a fun ride with no finish line (well the bar at fergus and bix could be considered the finish line), no support, and no rules - except the rules of the road.
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