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Anybody doing Blood, Sweat, & Gears in NC on the 23rd**********

Old 06-01-07, 08:57 PM
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Anybody doing Blood, Sweat, & Gears in NC on the 23rd**********

It will be my first mountain century. Not sure what to expect. I have done some mountain riding in the Boone/Bllowing Rock area, but only 40-50 mi max in the mountains at any one time.....I have climbed Beech Mtn without stopping with a 34/25 ( yeah I'm not a good climber at 185lbs).....Anybody with thoughts/experiences at BS&G?

How is the Snake Mountain climb compared to Beech?

I did my first group century 6 months ago, flat course, in 4:50. I am fitter and stronger now. I'm hoping to finish in around 6:00. Is this realistic?

Should be a great challenge.
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I am looking to do that ride also. It should be a hot one. 6 hours is doable.
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