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Old 01-26-09, 10:20 PM
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Anyone up for the Grizzly Peak Century this year?

It's on May 3rd, but the signup starts this Sunday.

http://www.grizzlypeakcyclists.org/century/

https://www.grizz.org/db/p/CenturyApp.php

I'm going to try the 71 mile version, I think.
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Same weekend of Wine Country Century ... tough decision ... maybe do both?
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I think I'll give the 100 miler a go, I'm hoping to have got my first century out of the way before May though.
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Same weekend of Wine Country Century
Oooh. Registration opens on Sunday. I think I'll do that one again. That was fun.
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I haven't decided between the GPC and the WCC yet. I rode the GPC in '05, '06, and '07, it's a nice route but may be too familiar as it is local.
Last year I rode the WCC with the BF group, it's a terrific route and obviously one I do not ride often so that's what I am leaning for now.
The WCC has less climbing. Both are well supported.
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Do you have a WCC link?
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Same weekend of Wine Country Century ... tough decision ... maybe do both?
Are there wine stops along the way? If so, that's my ride.

But, continuing to be serious, I would like to do one of these, probably the WCC because it's on a Saturday.

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Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
Do you have a WCC link?
http://srcc.memberlodge.com/2009WCC
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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
I haven't decided between the GPC and the WCC yet. I rode the GPC in '05, '06, and '07, it's a nice route but may be too familiar as it is local.
Last year I rode the WCC with the BF group, it's a terrific route and obviously one I do not ride often so that's what I am leaning for now.
The WCC has less climbing. Both are well supported.
You know you can do both!
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Hey, that WCC looks more interesting. I used to live in Healdsburg so I know most of those roads pretty well (from a driving standpoint).

I think that I'll do the WCC.
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Last year we actually rode the 200k option that goes to the ocean via Coleman Rd. That part was really nice.
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Originally Posted by chrisoco View Post
Are there wine stops along the way? If so, that's my ride.

But, continuing to be serious, I would like to do one of these, probably the WCC because it's on a Saturday.

Wine Country Century
Here's the BF 2008 WCC Ride report ... http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t=country+wine

Just ask Marco about it ...
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Might be a good warm up before the Central Coast Double! I've always wanted to ride the East Bay hills.
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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
Last year we actually rode the 200k option that goes to the ocean via Coleman Rd. That part was really nice.
Is that the same as Coleman Valley road? I did a loop out there from Bodega Bay. The markings on the road (from TOC) were cool.
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Is that the same as Coleman Valley road? I did a loop out there from Bodega Bay. The markings on the road (from TOC) were cool.
Yup, the same road. That was one really nice descent.
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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
Last year we actually rode the 200k option that goes to the ocean via Coleman Rd. That part was really nice.
The ocean part was gorgeous. I didn't even mind the wind, with the scenery being so nice.
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Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
Might be a good warm up before the Central Coast Double! I've always wanted to ride the East Bay hills.
Yup ... WCC Double Metric, and Grizzly Peak Century back to back ... good training for Davis, or in your case, CCD.
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Originally Posted by gpelpel View Post
Last year we actually rode the 200k option that goes to the ocean via Coleman Rd. That part was really nice.
Is that the part where as soon as you crest the peak the ocean looks like it was about to swallow you whole? Optical illusion, the ocean's horizon looked like it was higher than the hill.
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The Wine Country looks interesting to me.
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I'll be doing the long route (112 miles, 8550 ft. climb) for the Grizzly Peak Century. The car-free start is great for me since it's only a few miles away. I did this last year and it's a really nice ride. The food is yummy.
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Originally Posted by spingineer View Post
Yup, the same road. That was one really nice descent.
Descent? Oh, I went UP
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This century has always been on my radar screen. Something seems to get in the way of doing it. This year, it looks pretty good.

But then reading about the WCC...that looks nice too.

Nope, that can wait, must do this one first.

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I did both last year, both for the first time. WCC was so flat and I got in with a couple of other riders from up north that I got carried away and did it in 6 hours. I paid for it the next day doing GPC as a death march in 11 hours. You gotta love the fresh baked breads and cookies at the first rest area on the GPC though.

I also hear that the GPC is a slightly different route this year and a bit shorter than last year.
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I did the WCC laSt year with Bossman. That ride was memorable as we stayed at the local CRACK HEAD Motel 6. It was a great ride and the food was good but I think with the economy taking a dump, I'll stay local and save a few bucks by doing the GPC.
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