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Anybody doing the San Luis Obispo Wildflower Century?(8 posts)

Anybody doing the San Luis Obispo Wildflower Century?MeDotOrg
Apr 25, 2001 5:56 PM
...this weekend? This is my first time. 5,000 feet of climb for the 100 mile route. Is this a hard ride? Has anyone done it before?
Remarkably similar elevation chart to SolvangMeDotOrg
Apr 25, 2001 6:13 PM
Here's SLO's Wildflower:

http://www.slobc.org/wf01profl.jpg

...and here's Solvang:

http://www.slobc.org/rides/P_SolvangC.gif
re: Anybody doing the San Luis Obispo Wildflower Century?astro
Apr 26, 2001 8:15 AM
The climbs are short rolling hillls, but the wind can be demoralizing.
Should be a nice day for the ride and the dinner at the end is always
good.
Thanks for the feedback - CA Coast is windy this time of yearMeDotOrg
Apr 26, 2001 11:21 AM
I did Solvang in March, and there were some stretches in the first half where the winds were pretty strong. I hope they lay out Wildflower like Solvang so that we have a tailwind going home...
Thanks for the feedback - CA Coast is windy this time of yearastro
Apr 26, 2001 2:01 PM
Yes, the wind is at your back, but not until about mile 90. My first year, I came up on a vulture having a snack in my lane and it would not move out of the way. I went way around it.
Chico Wildflower Insteadgrz mnky
Apr 26, 2001 9:04 AM
Did Solvang, so we thought we'd do something different. SLO is on Sat. and Chico is on Sun. Have a great ride!
Chico Wildflower InsteadMeDotOrg
Apr 26, 2001 11:17 AM
Yeah, I met some people on an AIDS training ride that were doing Chico. Beautiful Jersey - I hear it's a nice ride too. Good luck and have fun!
Chico Wildflower InsteadCliff Oates
Apr 26, 2001 5:06 PM
Another Chico rider here too. Grz, I have a feeling I met you at the Marin Centry last summer, at the Valley Ford rest stop specifically. I talked briefly there with someone, short with dark hair and wearing a Terrible Two jersey, that sounds a lot like you. Did you do that ride?