Cow Creek Country Classic

Old 06-17-10, 02:26 PM
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Cow Creek Country Classic

This will be my first century. Is anyone else going to be there?

http://www.cowcreekcountryclassic.org/

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Old 06-19-10, 10:01 PM
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I've convinced my wife and one of her friends to go... they've never been on one so we're going to do the 10 miler. Since I'm doing the short one, I'm either riding my 29er or single speed 26er.
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I rode this a couple of years ago with Cuda and Ryan. I had a great time and the rest stops were well stocked. We did the 40+ mile route and there was some nice scenery and the ride back into town was pretty good. I think the longer routes have a bit of highway frontage roads on the way in, but I'm not too sure. have fun and post a Ride Report!
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im gonna do the 100 miler, anyone have a better idea where the tent camping is?
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I'm not sure where the camping is going to be but there is a park that is right behind the 9th grade school. I'm just driving down in the morning. Let me know if you want to meet before the ride and maybe we can pull each other around.

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So did any one actually finish the 100? All I saw was trucks of bikes passing me, and people stopped on the side of the road desperately clinging to some shade. Me and my friend got off to a very slow start, the staggred start didn't really work, plenty of people in front of us were doing shorter routes. This kept us way to slow with out realizing. We got to the 50 mark around 12:30 at this point we had been out of water for a while, stopped a bit long at the other stops, and one friend sagged out because he fell. We got back on our bikes, still debating on trying to finish the 100 or going for 75. We get to the split, and take the left to 100. Get to the rest stop at ~62 right as they are packing it up (1:30) they weren't told anyone else was out riding. At this point we had learned to control the heat, and deal with the wind.. we weren't going fast but had determination on our side. A mile down the road he popped a tube, glass in the wheel. Awesome, why I hate routes that force you in on to the shoulder. As were trying to find shade so we can swap tubes, the sag wagon pulls up, and we are told that everyone else has taken the ride home, they would say "you can't ride any more" but were strongly offered a ride home.

I need to remember on these hot days to bust out what I can till the heat comes. Cause once it gets hot you'll have no energy no matter what. Also you can't fight wind, just learn to love it.
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I finished up the 100 miles at around 2:15. Once I got back to my car I found that my front brake was rubbing on my rim and I wondered the whole ride why I couldn't ride as fast as normal. The rest stops were great and the support was great on the route. Some of the roads were pretty rough but it was a good test for Hotter n Hell. I hope the next century I ride I can do it faster. I'll probably do this ride again.

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