|Hotter N Hell Hundred||jukosho|
Jun 6, 2002 9:34 AM
|I am riding the Wichita Falls Hotter N Hell Hundred for the first time this year(my first century). None of my local ride buddies are going so wondered if there was a group I could hook up with that was doing it at a moderate pace(sub 20s at least....more like 16ish). I am doing the 100 miles course.|
|re: Hotter N Hell Hundred||texfan|
Jun 6, 2002 10:47 AM
|I did this ride last year and was planning on doing it again. Unfortunatly can't do it this year due to prior commitment (I have tickets for the Dolphins / Texans game in Houston on Saturday and then the Stampede Tri on Sunday).
It is a great ride, well supported and truly hotter than hell. Makes sure you save time to go to the Expo. I would recommend against, however, the spagetti dinner. Go to Olive Garden instead.
|re: Hotter N Hell Hundred||JimP|
Jun 6, 2002 12:19 PM
|Don't worry about finding a group to ride with. There will be many groups to hook up with. Your big issue will be to find a place to stay the night before. If you don't mind taking your sleeping bag and sleeping with others, check with the YMCA in Wichita Falls.|
|re: Hotter N Hell Hundred||jukosho|
Jun 6, 2002 4:30 PM
|Already have a reservation at the Hampton. And most every place was already full a couple of weeks ago, and those that are not, require pre-payment and 2 nite min.|
|re: Hotter N Hell Hundred||DrRob|
Jun 6, 2002 2:26 PM
|I'll be doing it again this year, for the first time since '99. It was also my first century. My nephew and another friend will be there with me and we more or less stick together. Send an e-mail, if you like: email@example.com|
|One more suggestion||texfan|
Jun 6, 2002 2:48 PM
|and this is kind of a cheat. Consider not doing the mass start. While it is cool being in a sea of so many riders at one time, it also can very stressful/ dangerous as you are surrounded by many novice riders with little manouvering room.
Last year, we went about a mile up course and started after the first group of riders went by.
|No matter what your pace||grandemamou|
Jun 7, 2002 4:55 AM
|you will find someone to ride with. There are so many riders we found it hard to keep our large group (18) together. If it's your first century make sure you do your homework and respect the heat. Lot's of people run into dehydration problems. My advice is to find an energy drink you like in powder form and bring your own. Like most centuries the sags at the end are pretty watered down.
This is definitly the best organized and supported century I have ever done.