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who's riding clarksville tn (8/31) or b'ham (9/7) this year?(10 posts)

who's riding clarksville tn (8/31) or b'ham (9/7) this year?JS Haiku Shop
Aug 14, 2002 4:28 AM
just wondering. speaking of wondering, fellow poster Wonderdog and i will be riding the birmingham double century. i hope they have oreo cookies and fig newtons again this year.

last year, i enjoyed the last half of the b'ham double metric with 12x23.

anyone? bueller? bueller? bueller?

I'll be at ClarksvilleDoubleK
Aug 14, 2002 7:29 AM
Hey Haiku,

I'll be at Clarksville even though it's really not my favorite ride. My club, Lightning Cycles, is putting it on so I sort of have to go and show the flag.

I was also at the Harpeth River Ride earlier this summer but missed you in the crowd. That is one of my favorite rides and since I live there, it is so cool to be able to roll out of my driveway and the get a motorcycle escort through downtown Franklin. Let me know what you'll be riding so I will be sure it is the genuine Haiku and not just some cheap imitation.

Ride safe.
I'll be at ClarksvilleALBikeGuy
Aug 14, 2002 8:41 AM
I will (more like maybe) be at the Columbia, TN (Scenic Middle TN, Natchez Trace, Spring Hill... whatever it's called) century this weekend. I've done it 6 years in a row now.

I missed the Harpeth this year, did it the last 3 years, I think!

If your in the area, come down to Huntsville, AL on 9-14 for our All You Can Eat Century. I might not be able to attend this year (son's soccer coach), but my wife will be doing it for sure.
re: gen-u-whine (LOL) 'kuJS Haiku Shop
Aug 14, 2002 11:55 AM
here's the rig, with different tires and bar tape. i'll be riding the double, which starts at 1:30, so perhaps i'll see you, if you're slow as molasses and if the EPO i've been using kicks in by then. figure the 200 leaves at 1:30 and the 100 leaves at 7:00, we'll really have to haul tail to make the century start. 20 mph for the first 100 of 200 ain't happening on these legs.


Bham, 6 Gap, Chatt Fall Century (nm)12x23
Aug 14, 2002 8:36 AM
Oh yeah, and H'ville (nm)12x23
Aug 14, 2002 8:56 AM
see you at b'ham and 6 gapJS Haiku Shop
Aug 14, 2002 12:00 PM
same situation for me at b'ham, though. i know how fast you go, Mr. x23. b'ham double starts 4 AM, century starts 8 AM, and there just ain't no way that's gonna happen! actually, it's only 75 miles 4-8, so if we don't stop much, there's a good chance. consider some michelob (and strawberry boost) the night before to slow you down. may not run into you 9/7, but will hope to see you 9/29.

but, then again,...

you = climb like motorbike
me = climb like wounded ground sloth

this won't help in dahlonega.

p.s.JS Haiku Shop
Aug 14, 2002 12:01 PM
6-gap may see the rollout of an ultegra triple with xt 12-32. hills=enemy. gears=friend. knees=happy.
see you at b'ham and 6 gap12x23
Aug 14, 2002 2:27 PM
Well, one of the guys I rode the Natchez Trace with is talking the double at Bham ..., so, I don't know. If I can come up with some lights, I *might* give it a try.

Next month a group of about 5 or 6 of us are riding Bham to the Gulf in two days ..., probably the weekend before Six Gap.

That Merckx is nice!
e-me if you decide to ride the b'ham double...JS Haiku Shop
Aug 15, 2002 4:23 AM
since we all look alike in the dark, at 4 am! :)