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Mountains of Misery -- Kudos and Observations(5 posts)

Mountains of Misery -- Kudos and Observationsms
May 27, 2002 6:19 PM
I did the Mountains of Misery century in Southwestern Virginia yesterday. I was very impressed by the organization and support of the ride. I highly recommend the ride for anyone looking for a challenge.

The 103 mile route has 14,000+ feel of climbing, including a Category 1 climb at the end. I had nausea and cramps at the 95 mile rest stop but declined a SAG ride. The last three miles were pure hell for me. I had the dry heaves at the 101 mile mark and even walked some of the way to the top. But, I rode across the finish line. I never have pushed myself as hard as I did on this ride. I learned some lessons and I hope to do the ride again in better form.
Congrats.... You should be commended for your perseverance(nm)Dave Hickey
May 27, 2002 6:22 PM
Hitting the wall don't feel that greatBarnyard
May 27, 2002 8:02 PM
all them hills and spinning sure puts a strain on your body. Next time will be a bit easier.
re: Way to stay with it.dzrider
May 28, 2002 11:10 AM
Too bad the ride wasn't a little longer. You could have experienced the other side of the wall. It's a strange and wonderful place.
I'm not sure that I want to see the other side of the wallms
May 28, 2002 11:15 AM
I'll take your word for it that the other side of the wall is a strange and wonderful place. My goal is not top hit it again.