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"Hill not so bad" revisted.(3 posts)

"Hill not so bad" revisted.look271
May 6, 2002 3:38 PM
Ok, Mike P., you were right. Looking back on the 3state 3mountain century, Burkholder gap really wasn't as bad as I was expecting. Not fun, mind you, but bearable. Interesting descent into the fog, though. I have to do it next year just so that I can actually see the view from the top!Met Jeff Harris at the ride (alias J's Haiku). Saw him at the 1st and second sag, then no more.
I didn't think I was off-base with my evaluation of the hill.Mike P
May 7, 2002 3:49 AM
Sorry I missed you guys. I looked for you but only saw one Look, all black, no yellow.

Nice weather we had for the ride, huh? I made it up Suck Creek mountain pretty near the front but ended up not being able to hang with the speed everone else was able to maintain once we got down the other side. I guess my hill work is paying off, at the expense of my flatlander speed.

I worked a little with 3 others for a bit but fell off the back of them. Managed to catch back up to them at the broken-toilet hill. A large group absorbed us at the huge fallen tree that was across the road. Rode with them to the 2nd SAG, they all went for the 100 while I turned left on my own for the metric. Another fellow caught up to me soon after the split and we rode the rest of the way in together. Turns out he lives near where I grew up. I didn't make my 3 hour goal for the metric. I ended up with 3:13, same exact time as last year.

The view as you start down that last hill is impressive, sorry the fog blocked the view for you.

Mike
you guys are both nutsJS Haiku Shop
May 7, 2002 5:12 AM
rode burkhalter fresh, friday. i'm no climber, but not chopped liver, either. 5 mph average going up. 44 mph average going down, topping 50 a couple of times.