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Savage Century vs. Civil War Century(4 posts)

Savage Century vs. Civil War Centuryhms
Oct 21, 2001 9:00 AM
Has anyone done both the Savage Century (Newark Delaware-yesterday) and the Baltimore Bicycle Club's Civil War Century (September 8)? I did the Savage Century and my time was greater than the Civil War Century and my energy level at the end was lower. I thought that there was more climbing in the Civil War Century although some of the grades seemed to be steeper on the Savage Century. Since the days have become shorter, I have not been doing any riding during the week. Was my experience yesterday the result of my not riding as much over the past six weeks or is the Savage Century really harder? BTW: I thought that the organizers of the Savage Century did an excellent job of patrolling the last 30 miles of the route and making sure that the slower riders (like me) made it to the end without any problems.
When you say your time was "greater," do you mean longer orbill
Oct 21, 2001 10:48 AM
better? Because greater can mean either larger or better. Just curious.
I've always heard that the Savage Century is the toughest organized century in the Mid-Atlantic, but I'm not sure whether the Civil War Century was factored in, because I'm not sure that the Civil War Century route has been done before this year.
BTW, I'm just trying to be friendly, because I've never done the Savage, and I did the 75 mile route of the Civil War Century (which I thought was really fun but difficult to do fast).
Longer-nmhms
Oct 21, 2001 3:43 PM
re: Savage Century vs. Civil War CenturyLen J
Oct 22, 2001 3:32 AM
I did both, and thought that the Savage was much harder. There were more shorter steeper climbs, and there wasn't as much recovery time between climbs.

I agree that the organization was great.

Len