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    De Ronde

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    Last edited by roadrasher; 04-09-09 at 03:14 PM. Reason: clarity
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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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    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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