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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway

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Old 04-23-07, 02:30 PM   #1
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Anybody doing Brasstown

http://www.brasstownbaldbustercentury.com/
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I’m doing it but wish that there was about 20 pounds less of me doing it. Anyway, all the excitement from the TdG has me stoked.
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I thought about it and would love to, but it's just a little to early in the season for me. Maybe next year...
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I had a blast down there over the past four days. On Saturday we did Six Gaps with Brasstown thrown in as a bonus climb. Wish I could make it for the century
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I’m doing it but wish that there was about 20 pounds less of me doing it. Anyway, all the excitement from the TdG has me stoked.

That's exactly me. But I figure I need to start getting the hill work in. I'm just going to ride to finish this time.
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Might be to much for my first century......should I try it?
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it would be a very ambitious first century. The 80 mile Helen option might be a better paln if you've never done a century.
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it would be a very ambitious first century. The 80 mile Helen option might be a better paln if you've never done a century.
Yea I kinda knew the answer to my own question...HAHA
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A buddy of mine's coming up to do it; he posts on here occasionally as Mike45, I think. I wanted to but I'm racing St. Anthony's in Tampa this weekend. I'll be there for Six Gap again this fall, though.
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Yes I am signed up and ready (ha ha) to go.

My family and I are camping in Unicoi state park.

Does anybody know the route?
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Yes I am signed up and ready (ha ha) to go.

My family and I are camping in Unicoi state park.

Does anybody know the route?
They changed the route last year. 2 years ago, it followed the actual TDG stage. This year its a loop around Helen for 80 miles, then up Hogpena nd over to BB. Not sure what all the first 80 covers though.

I'm afraid its going to be more climbing tha 2005, which was under 13,000 feet
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The web site says 14,000+ ft.

My flatlander quads are burning just thinking about it.
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Please note that the directions section of the official website says we start at Fiesty BBQ, while the survival guide (emailed today) says La Cabana Mexican Restaurant (8160 South Main St) … I’m assuming the survival guide is correct since it’s more recent. It wouldn’t be a bad idea to take along both addresses.
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