|Mountains of Misery -- Kudos and Observations||ms|
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 great||Barnyard|
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 wall||ms|
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.|| |