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Blue Mounds, Wisconsin
United States
Viking Biking Club
80F / 27C
Total Time = 4h 47m 37s
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Spent the night in a hotel outside of Madison. Got up had a bagel and some gatorade and headed to the park.
Event warmup:

Didn't do a warmup. Got the bikes ready, headed down the hill from parking and started.
  • 4h 47m 37s
  • 68.13 miles
  • 14.21 mile/hr

Holy hills. This was probably one of the toughest things I've ever done. The hills were relentless at times. I had to walk one section of the second to last hill for about 5 minutes as I had nothing in my legs. I was able to hop back on and finish the last hill up to the state park. I thought the ride was organized with great SAG stops. I've never sweated so much on a bike ride before. My eyes were stinging a lot of the time which made the downhills fun when you could barely see.

I lucked out and was able to finish and head out of town before the storm came in. My buddy and I heard the warning to take cover on the radio as we were driving back to Chicago. I hope that everybody made it ok.
What would you do differently?:

Ride more hills.
Post race
Warm down:

Stretched some after finishing, packed up the bikes and hit the picnic for some food.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

Huge hills.

Event comments:

Overall, I thought it was an excellent ride. I would for sure sign up again for it next year. The only reason it isn't a 5 in my book is that I need to drive up the night before and stay in a hotel.

Last updated: 2008-01-18 12:00 AM
04:47:37 | 68.13 miles | 14.21 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Good
Course: Winding hilly course through Wisconsin countryside.
Road: Smooth Dry Cadence:
Turns: Cornering:
Gear changes: Hills:
Race pace: Drinks:
Post race
Weight change: %
Mental exertion [1-5]
Physical exertion [1-5]
Good race?
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Good
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2008-06-15 10:34 AM

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Subject: Horribly Hilly Hundreds 100K

2008-06-15 8:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Horribly Hilly Hundreds 100K

I must've finished real close to you. I was at the car for about 30-40 min before that rolled in.  That WAS hard. WOW!!  I've never ridden hills like that.  VERY tough, but also very cool to say we did it!



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