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Sunday, September 18, 2011

PawPaw Double Nickel 2011 Ride Recap 09172011

Highlights
5 in our immediate group
5 other friends in smaller groups riding at their own pace
The ride turnout looked much larger this year than in 2010.
55+ miles
15.5mph average
2800+ feet of climbing
This ride is part of the Paw Paw Festival at Lake Snowden and is organized by Athens Bicycle. The ride fee includes the entrance fee to the festival, so once you return from the ride you can wander around and sample the various Paw Paw concoctions and food. There is a good bit of climbing, but the scenery is great and worth it, including several ridge top sections that have great views. The ride goes through Zaleski State Park and reaches 26% grade on the climb.

I will be back in 2012!

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