|Mojave by Moonlight Century -- Thanks and Report||ms|
Jun 24, 2002 10:22 AM
|The week before last I posted a request for advice regarding the Mojave by Moonlight Century. I did the ride on Saturday, had a great time and thank all of you for your good advice. Contrary to the posting about the ride, the ride was run in the same direction as last year. We had a good tail wind for the first leg of the ride. The major climb of the ride (the 20 miles after Bartow) was interesting for me -- in the East we do not have long gradual climbs like it. I had some problems with my bike computer (I am doing a separate post on this). Otherwise, everything went according to plan. The support was excellent and I would recommend this ride to others (there were only about 70 participants this year -- I think that they need more people if the ride is going to be viable).|
|re: Mojave by Moonlight Century -- Thanks and Report||DMoore|
Jun 24, 2002 11:13 AM
|Glad you had a good time. If they got 70 riders this year they may actually have gone up a little. The turnout has been really low the last few years. I don't know why, because as you discovered it really is a nice ride. I didn't make the ride this year, although I've probably done 4 of the last 6 years.
I'm glad they stuck with the traditional route direction. That tailwind all the way to Barstow is fun, isn't it? The best part of the ride, when it happens, is when the full moon rises as you're going up that long climb from the Slash-X lunch stop.
|Yes, it was fun||dsc|
Jun 24, 2002 3:52 PM
|This was my first time doing this particular ride, and it was a lot of fun. That tailwind was great - I wish I could always ride 50 miles in 2 1/2 hours! After the moon came up, I pretty much turned my lights out, although I was glad I lugged along the Jet system for the downhill section - whoo hoo!!
BTW, I was told there were 75 riders registered, just enough where you could always see a taillight ahead and a headlight behind you. Glad you had a good time out here.