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Old 03-24-21, 11:33 AM
Brett A
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Bikes: Surly Disc Trucker, Specialized Roubaix, Felt fat bike (5" studded), DB Sortie Black 29er trail bike, many, many others out in the barn.

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I did my 15th consecutive monthly century yesterday.
It was slow-going, as a good percentage of the ride was on waterlogged dirt roads -like riding through glue. For example, my average speed for the 10 mile descent down the Green River (see mile 38 to 48 in elevation profile below) was 5 mph. Also, there was just over 6k feet of climbing which is nearly tops the list so far.

I took these photos along the Green River road:

Guilford, VT

Much of the day was on roads like this

Full fenders keep mud off the drive train as well as my feet, legs and back. This photo was taken around mile 60, after at least 20 miles of muddy roads.

I do own a 19 pound bike (a carbon Roubaix) yet I always do these rides on a 50+ pound (with food and water) Surly touring bike. I'm never in a hurry and I like to settle in like a long road trip in the car.

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