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Anyone going to Hotter N' Hell?(5 posts)

Anyone going to Hotter N' Hell?Asphalt Addict
Aug 17, 2002 5:15 AM
Can't wait for next Saturday and my 6th HHH. Nothing like riding with 8000 people and fans cheering you! And the bargains at the EXPO! Going to have a great time in Wichita Falls, Texas. :o)
No, but did it the last 3 yrshycobob
Aug 17, 2002 6:57 AM
I wanted to but I can't swing it this year...bought a new bike and now I can't afford to make the trip from Houston and pay $100+/night for a hotel room too. If I hadn't got a new Trek 5200 like all the rest of the Houston area lemmings, I was going to do the HH100 on a single speed. You get a lot of amazed looks when you pass pacelines up on a S/S at large group rides like that
S/SAsphalt Addict
Aug 18, 2002 5:32 AM
I was doing the Waco Wild West last year and there was a guy on a S/S in the middle of a pack of about fifty people. Scared the #$%^ out of me! Thought it was amazing that he was going to do a full century with that bike.
re: Anyone going to Hotter N' Hell?texbaz
Aug 17, 2002 11:43 AM
Yeah, I am going with a friend who got me into cycling in 1997. Matter of fact, HHH is the first large road ride I had ever done. Most of my riding time had been all off-road so I borrowed a road bike that was two sizes to small and did my first century. One thing I hate about Wichita Falls is how they gouge the hell out of the public for the flea bag hotel rooms. This will be my fourth time there, we are just going to ask around for room availability and if that does not work we will bail out and stay at the YMC. With no UCI sanctioned racing I, do not expect as many folks to be there as in past years. Hopefully I can make this a personal best, looking for 5 hrs or under.
Good Luck! to all that Ride.
This Tour de Braz was my personal besthycobob
Aug 18, 2002 6:48 AM
I've always liked organized centuries but on this year's Tour de Braz after 40 miles suddenly all of the 100 milers were gone (turning at the 62 mile sign). So there I was all alone and a little peeved, I said,"what the hell, there's a slight tailwind" and kept on going. The tailwind lasted about 2 miles. At the end of the ride I had 4hr 51min, and I even slowed up to pull a guy to the next rest stop, who was near death in the headwinds on the final 25 mi stretch. My wife was a bit upset at me for passing by all 3 rest stops our daughter's cheer/drillteam and football team ran but soon got over it when she heard how I did solo the last 62 miles.