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Highlands Bike Fest Sebring FL, Dec 8-9th

Anyone else riding this event? Not a lot of elevation change (hey, it's Florida) but a nice warm way to end the 2018 riding season for those of us in colder climes...
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Anyone else riding this event? Not a lot of elevation change (hey, it's Florida) but a nice warm way to end the 2018 riding season for those of us in colder climes...
Thinking about it. Any advice ?
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Not really, as I've never ridden this event before.
But based on the many, many organized centuries and fondos I've ridden, just make sure your bike is in decent condition and pick the right course length.
OK to push yourself a bit in mileage (again, it's flat so you can ride further than you would in a place like Wisconsin), and take your time.
As a good friend once told me "You have nobody to impress and all day to do it".
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Not really, as I've never ridden this event before.
But based on the many, many organized centuries and fondos I've ridden, just make sure your bike is in decent condition and pick the right course length.
OK to push yourself a bit in mileage (again, it's flat so you can ride further than you would in a place like Wisconsin), and take your time.
As a good friend once told me "You have nobody to impress and all day to do it".
I've ridden a fair amount in the Sebring and Lake Placid areas and there are some very nice roads there. It is "flatish" but there are some hills that will cause a sweat, believe it or not . . . The nice roads have very low traffic, however the busy roads can be frightening as many Florida drivers seem to have a hostile attitude toward bicycles.

I was thinking about riding the weekend on a tandem with the SO, and then maybe going over to Inverness and riding the Withlacoochee trail.
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Neat.
I'm from Virginia, but like a warm ride to end the season.
In past years have ridden the Tucson Fondo, but my friend has moved away so decided to give this a shot.
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About two weeks until this event! Anyone going?
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