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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Saturday Ride Report - September 20, 2008

I wanted to get some mileage and hills in before CFC. I am still on the fence on whether I am going to ride it. So I decided to head out on a 100+ ride with some hills. I remembered that the Ridge Runner 100 mile route was supposed to be a tune-up for CFC and the start is close to my house. I have the map from when I rode it a few weeks ago and the turn markers are still on the road. I thought we were going to have 4 riders, but only Jonny showed up to ride with me.

One of the funniest things to happen on the ride was at the split for the 50 or 85/100 mile route. When I did the ride with Evan a guy was walking down the street in greasy pants and a t-shirt. When we said good morning to him he started screaming at us. Today we get to the turnoff and he is there, but he has a bike. He also was wearing a helmet. We said good morning to him, he turned and screamed "good morning" three times and some expletives and proceeded down the road away from us.

We stopped for about 45 minutes in Granville to drink coffee and the Blues Fest was in full swing.

The weather was great compared to last Saturday. Low humidity and the temps were low 70's to mid 80's. We rode 115 miles. Averaged 15.5mph. Top speed 41mph. 5600 feet of climbing.


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