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anybody done BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) or have '01 info?(5 posts)

anybody done BAM (Bicycle Across Missouri) or have '01 info?Haiku d'état
Aug 23, 2001 6:52 AM
I have seen last year's site, and understand that there's a half route option, something i might consider for next year (it's a reach, but hey).

anybody done or been involved in this?

anybody have info about this year/next year's ride?

what i've discovered...Haiku d'état
Aug 23, 2001 12:45 PM
none this year/2001 canceled, rumored to be held again next year. it's 575 miles in 63 hours, a RAAM qualifier, but they offer a 1/2 distance in 1/2 that time or thereabouts, and i was thinking it (the 1/2) might be a good long-distance (as in months/years from now) goal.

I think, alongside litespeed fever, i might have the do(u)g sloan flu. you guys are a bad influence.
Lets include the dirtbag and do the C&O in 1 day!MB1
Aug 23, 2001 1:12 PM
That would be a nice goal for a 1 day ride next spring. 184 miles, 680 foot elevation loss. Perhaps the worlds longest downhill.

I am sure Humma will be up for it.
ok. what's the c&o? nmHaiku d'état
Aug 23, 2001 1:20 PM
The C&O Canal Towpath, 184 miles no cars.MB1
Aug 24, 2001 5:28 AM
From Cumberland, Maryland to Georgetown, DC. Unfortunately it is dirt but very rideable on a road bike if you can fit 700X28 tires. Completely flat except at the 60 some odd locks that drop 8'.

Hummah and I are probably going to ride 150 or so miles on it in a couple of weeks. I often commute on it. I ride long distances and would like to do the entire thing in one day. The ride isn't hard the logistics of driving to one end are complicated. Miss M isn't about to drive me up to Cumberland to do a ride without her.

One day soon the C&O tow path will be connected to Pittsburgh and we can figure out how to do a 350-mile no traffic ride. I can hardly wait.

If members of this forum are interested in doing a one-day ride late next spring we could set something up. Weather is the variable; the path gets unrideable after big rains making it hard to schedule a group ride.