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Hotter Than Hell 100(5 posts)

Hotter Than Hell 100Monte2
Aug 24, 2001 3:52 PM
Due to a neck problem and a new addition to the family, I cannot make the HH 100 this year (would have been my first year), but on the way home from work (live in Dallas)I saw car after car with shiny bikes on roof racks, hitch racks, etc. all heading North. Very envious. Maybe next year. May it be hotter than hell with the wind at your back!
re: Hotter Than Hell 100RandyMH
Aug 24, 2001 8:57 PM
Yeah I decided to sit it out this year too. But I will for sure be there next year.
re: Hotter Than Hell 100Texbaz
Aug 26, 2001 9:46 AM
Ya'll didn't miss much,overpriced rooms(almost doubled), rest stops didn't have the theme format like past,some of the roads were freshly chip sealed( fillings in my teeth felt it more), the three rest stops I hit were pretty far off the road and setup pretty awkward. Other than that it was great!!!Great riders, good company lots of different bikes to look at, saw a Habenero(team issue) that looked great, had Campy Chorus very nice, rode with this rider for about 15 miles certainly a good deal for TI. This is my third HHH so next year I won't wait till 3 months before to look for a room.
re: Hotter Than Hell 100Birddog
Aug 26, 2001 6:59 PM
I just got back and I enjoyed the HHH. I did the 100k race though so didn't use rest stops and rode a slightly different route. The roads were the pits in places, but aren't they every year. I flatted at the 28 mile mark and solo'd that the last 35. Some of the support people said that there were a lot of flats this year. My friends had at least 9 among three people on saturday and two more during the crit today. They got off into those "goat heads" though, and it is hard to get rid of them. As for rooms, we always reserve for next year when we check in. The 2 night minimum is a hassle though, but then we just consume some adult beverages on saturday after the ride and race on Sunday.
re: Hotter Than Hell 100Chen2
Aug 26, 2001 7:30 PM
My third year, first without cramps. Official temp was a mere 99, cooler than the last two years. Saw many many riders fixing flats. I learned my leeson on my first HHH, you've absolutely got to keep your bike out of the grass and weeds. Some riders were off on the grass fixing their flats, which means even more flats. Flats aside, the HHH is a BLAST and I've prepayed my room for next year.
Chen2.