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Storming of Thunder Ridge Century- Lynchburg, VA.

Old 05-15-15, 06:09 AM
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Storming of Thunder Ridge Century- Lynchburg, VA.

I know one of our members is planning on doing the 9,000' century. Anybody else going? ( I am not)

100 Miler (Century) - Storming of Thunder Ridge Storming of Thunder Ridge - www.stormingofthunderridge.org
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Well I am one crazy Clyde riding this. 100 miles and 9000 ft of climbing. I know it won't be easy but I wanted to set a difficult challenge to get ready for at the start of the new year. Last week was Cap2Cap 100 miles 2000 ft of climbing from Richmond VA to Williamsburg and return. Next week is another century with 10000 ft of climbing. Been doing lots of hills. Will post following ride Sunday.
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Originally Posted by Pakiwi
Well I am one crazy Clyde riding this. 100 miles and 9000 ft of climbing. I know it won't be easy but I wanted to set a difficult challenge to get ready for at the start of the new year. Last week was Cap2Cap 100 miles 2000 ft of climbing from Richmond VA to Williamsburg and return. Next week is another century with 10000 ft of climbing. Been doing lots of hills. Will post following ride Sunday.
RWGPS says 8,600 feet but it looks like there's only one real hill in there: SOTR 100 Miler 2015 - A bike ride in Lynchburg, VA

They probably just wear you out with incessant rollers but that 12 mile hill oughta wake you up. Sounds like "fun"! Looking forward to your report. 3 centuries in 3 weeks? Yikes.
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Originally Posted by TrojanHorse
RWGPS says 8,600 feet but it looks like there's only one real hill in there: SOTR 100 Miler 2015 - A bike ride in Lynchburg, VA

They probably just wear you out with incessant rollers but that 12 mile hill oughta wake you up. Sounds like "fun"! Looking forward to your report. 3 centuries in 3 weeks? Yikes.
As has already been established elsewhere, I suck at climbing. A 12 mile 5-6% grade hill, no idea if I could even do that! Maybe with a few naps.
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Thanks Sir Mark.
Riding with one other Knight for this ride and next weeks.
Hoping the weather holds out.

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I'll be doing it. This is my fourth time I think. I haven't decided if I'll do the 100 or the 75. I'm way out of shape, and have gotten a late start this year. I've only done 2 100 mile rides so far, and nothing over 7K of climbing.

I did the Thunder Ridge climb separately a couple of months ago. I look forward to doing it again now that the leaves are on the trees

I'll be wearing my BF "50-Plus" jersey if anyone wants to say hi.
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I'll be doing it. This is my fourth time I think. I haven't decided if I'll do the 100 or the 75. I'm way out of shape, and have gotten a late start this year. I've only done 2 100 mile rides so far, and nothing over 7K of climbing.

I did the Thunder Ridge climb separately a couple of months ago. I look forward to doing it again now that the leaves are on the trees

I'll be wearing my BF "50-Plus" jersey if anyone wants to say hi.
Great when do you arrive. I will be there this afternoon. I will be riding a bright red shirt Lantern Rouge - Fat lad at the back.

Not sure I will do the 75 or 100. Plants for 100 though time and lactate permitting
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Well I beat the big hill. 13 miles 4000ft of climbing but following a large downhill, my legs were done by the next tough climb.
Called it a day at 60 miles and 6000 ft of climbing.
Happy with my effort. One tough climb and they say the longest east of the Mississippi.
What made it touch was there was no let up. It was climbing at 5-7 percent for the entire 13 miles.

Getting ready for next week, Mountains of Misery.
Going to be another long day but it will be nice to have Monday off.
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Good work! I was tempted to peel off for the shorter route, but decided to do the whole thing.

I ended up with101 miles, 9.8K of climbing.

https://www.strava.com/activities/306722722

I was way in over my head for this ride. I almost passed out when I stopped, and on the ride home. All last evening I was sick and shaky for hours afterwards. I don't think I was dehydrated, but I was way overextended. This was the first hot and humid ride of the season for me, and I was really feeling it.

I'm signed up for MoM. I've done it four times before, but I'm really doubting that I'm in shape for it this year. I'm thinking I will just ride till it circles back to Newport (about mile 70 I think) and call it a day.
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Jim,
Well done and great ride. That hill is relentless. No breathers anywhere along the way.
My buddy who has ridden it before said the three grinders were what made him change his mind and switch to the 76. All the buildup during the long descent and I had nothing in me halfway into the second one.
https://www.strava.com/activities/306801488

i had a five hour drive to get home, so it was a long day.
i think might follow in your footsteps in regards to MOM.

see you next week.
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MoM is a weird ride. It's hard enough, but it really has two big climbs only. One is about 60 miles in, and the last is at the finish. There's some serious steep rollers along the way, but you have a chance to recover. For the last climb, you either have it or you don't, and you don't really know until you're about half way up I had to walk about half a mile one of the four times I did it. I made it last time, which is when I swore I would never do it again. Ha!
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Originally Posted by JimF22003
MoM is a weird ride. It's hard enough, but it really has two big climbs only. One is about 60 miles in, and the last is at the finish. There's some serious steep rollers along the way, but you have a chance to recover. For the last climb, you either have it or you don't, and you don't really know until you're about half way up I had to walk about half a mile one of the four times I did it. I made it last time, which is when I swore I would never do it again. Ha!
Jim...we don't "walk"; we 'cross-train'...

The hill in the middle bit isn't bad, only 2.4 miles at 8%.
The one to the lodge is a different story.
After 93 miles we'll just throw in 6.3 miles at 6% with a bunch of double digit grades in there.
Avg 215W and not even make it into the top 200 on Strava but the burgers and massage at the end are all worth it.
There was 6 1/2 hours of moving time I'll never get back
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