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Dahlonega, Georgia
United States
70F / 21C
Total Time = 7h 30m
Overall Rank = /
Age Group =
Age Group Rank = 0/
Pre-race routine:

Nothing really. This isn't as much a race as just a well organized ride of pain.
  • 3h 27m 51s
  • 53.21 miles
  • 15.36 mile/hr

This was one wet ride. I enjoyed it, but it would be more fun dry and in nice conditions. The traffic near Dahlonega was bad. I stopped to help someone out with a flat who didn't have a pump. Good Karma I hope!
What would you do differently?:

Post race
Warm down:

Ate some spaghetti and drove home.

What limited your ability to perform faster:

It was raining on the descents, so I was pretty cautious and didn't push it at all.

Event comments:

This would get an average ride, except for the exceptional Gaps aspect of it.

Last updated: 2006-09-23 12:00 AM
03:27:51 | 53.21 miles | 15.36 mile/hr
Age Group: 0/
Overall: 0/
Performance: Average
Wind: Some
Road: Smooth Wet Cadence:
Turns: Below average Cornering: Below average
Gear changes: Average Hills: Below average
Race pace: Hard Drinks: Just right
Post race
Weight change: %
Overall: Good
Mental exertion [1-5] 3
Physical exertion [1-5] 3
Good race? Ok
Course challenge Just right
Organized? Yes
Events on-time? Yes
Lots of volunteers? Yes
Plenty of drinks? Yes
Post race activities: Average
Race evaluation [1-5] 4

2006-09-24 5:41 PM

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Lilburn, GA
Subject: 6 Gap Century

2006-09-24 7:05 PM
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Subject: RE: 6 Gap Century
Whoa - Way to go! I can't believe the thing even went on, as wet as it was. They cancelled the bike at a tri I was doing a little further north it was showering so hard. Coming down those hills must have been about white knuckle time. .

Nice toughness to get through the day.

2006-09-24 11:37 PM
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San Mateo, CA
Subject: RE: 6 Gap Century
Nice job. 
2006-09-25 12:48 PM
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Vestavia Hills
Subject: RE: 6 Gap Century

With all that rain, you are leaving out quite a bit of drama. 

Based upon the mileage above, I am guessing that you did Woody's, Wolf Pen and Neel's Gaps ... each has it own terrain of pain: Woody's got the dishonest ascent of dips and curves, Wolf Pen the switch backs that only seem to take you further from the crest and Neel's for it's long grueling grade upwards.

... and then all of this is the rain! (Meaning you had to go down with wet brakes along slippery roads.)

Nicely done.  Like the inaugural Muscle Mountain Mania where it actually sleeted and snowed throughout the ride, this is one where you can wear the cycling jersey with pride!

2006-09-26 8:03 AM
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Lilburn, GA
Subject: RE: 6 Gap Century
Thanks!  The rain and wetness wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be -- it sucked the most being wet on the climbs.
2006-09-26 8:04 AM
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Lilburn, GA
Subject: RE: 6 Gap Century
There wasn't too much drama really -- the rain and wetness was annoying but it didn't seem too bad.  It is a tough race though -- next year will be the 6 gap!

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