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World's Toughest Century(4 posts)

World's Toughest Centurymr_spin
Aug 12, 2002 2:04 PM
Anyone done this ride, or familiar with the Auburn area? I know someone from this board lives near Auburn. Dinosaur, maybe?
re: World's Toughest CenturyDINOSAUR
Aug 12, 2002 6:59 PM
Must be a new one, never heard of it before. The full century sounds really tough, lots of hard climbs. September weather can be hot, sometimes triple digits, hard to say what the weather will be like. Although it cools off when you hit the upper elevations and lots of shade. Water is always a problem, but they have a sag wagon. I might be interested in the metric century. Auburn is a great place for cycling. I live above Auburn in the country, Christian Valley, right below Meadow Vista on the Yahoo map (don't know if it shows Christian Valley). Sounds well organized, I'll look into it. The Sacramento Wheelmen do a century in June over in the Plymouth area, don't see many organized centuries up here. Foresthill is an easy climb, the road was resurfaced and improved about two years ago. Surpised they didn't throw in Iowa Hill Rd, a real killer.

Don't think I would classify this as "The Worlds Toughest Century", but it's not for the faint at heart.
Aug 12, 2002 7:17 PM
I checked the route map and the "Super Star" route (140 miles) does include Iowa Hill Rd, it's a real killer. And once you finish Iowa Hill and come back down toward Auburn you will be riding on my ride routes, Colfax, Weimar, Applegate, Clipper Gap. Anyone who completes the Super Star fits the name.....
Have funakatdog
Aug 12, 2002 11:46 PM
Nice area I second the can be hot part. I was supposed to ride up to Tahoe from Davis a Little while back but family function go in the way one of the other guys on the team did the ride and said it was good. Have fun and good luck.

Ride on