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Anyone done the Tour de Cave in KY?

Old 04-28-09, 11:50 AM
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Anyone done the Tour de Cave in KY?

I am interested in riding this event this year and was wondering if anyone on this forum had ridden it and what you thought of it. I would like to do one of the longer rides that goes through Mammoth Cave National Park.
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Never done it but googled it and pretty much put the 68 miler on my to do list. Sounds and looks like fun.
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LOL, I thought that I was the only one thinking along those lines. I guess it's a slippery slope. Ba-dum-bum.

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Originally Posted by manningfan View Post
I am interested in riding this event this year and was wondering if anyone on this forum had ridden it and what you thought of it. I would like to do one of the longer rides that goes through Mammoth Cave National Park.

I have done it. Did it last year. Windy as heck. The course is basically a figure 8 with the school in the center. You start at the school, do the mammoth cave loop and then head back to the school to do the other loop.

There is one climb that is ok going into the park. Ok meaning that I remember it. The side on the other side is rolling.

Give me a minute and I'll pull up a profile for you.

It was hot and windy last year. I think we had nearly 15mph winds last year and a headwind the last 20 miles. I rode it with our 16 year old rider and we averaged 19mph.

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Originally Posted by RIC0 View Post
Never done it but googled it and pretty much put the 68 miler on my to do list. Sounds and looks like fun.

I see the sandbagging never stops eh Rico?



You're probably doing 100 milers every weekend and still claiming that "you aren't that good".

Ladies and Gentlemen, Rico is the 2007 KY MTB Series Champ in the "beginner" division. That means he sandbagged not only one race but for an ENTIRE season!

He is the master of "oh...I'm not THAT good".

How are things? You finally get to where you have time to MTB ride again or are you shaving your legs and become a roadie now?

Just remember manningfan, if you meet up with him to ride this event, he will jump from the start and not look back.
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Originally Posted by manningfan View Post
I am interested in riding this event this year and was wondering if anyone on this forum had ridden it and what you thought of it. I would like to do one of the longer rides that goes through Mammoth Cave National Park.

Oh, my data shows 4500 feet of climbing for the day with a max grade of nearly 10%.

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