|for JS Haiku -- NC brevets||bianchi boy|
Jan 29, 2003 7:04 PM
|Since you're planning to ride some brevets this year, I thought you might be interested in the calendar for the North Carolina Brevet series. All rides start from Morrisville, which is between Raleigh and Durham and Chapel Hill (close to the RDU Airport).
4/12 - 200 km, 7800' climbing
5/3 - 300 km, 12000'
5/24 - 400 km, 16,400'
6/7 - 600 km, Morrisville to Wilmington (on coast) and back
7/4 - 1000 km, route TBD
For more info, check these web sites:
|wow, thanks!!!||JS Haiku Shop|
Jan 30, 2003 6:03 AM
|academically this is good reference material!
i'm afraid i'll have to stick to those 320 miles away (as opposed to 725). each time i go out of town overnight, i risk the "changing of the locks", since my wife stays home with the not-so-little-one. not a bad proposition once in awhile, but once every four weeks is pushing a little.
:) :) :) :)
plus, that's all a good excuse not to climb an average of 6500 feet per 100 miles.
ps. it's not too early to start thinking about the '03 6-gap century in dahlonega, ga. THAT is worth a 10-hour drive!!! i've never seen so many grown men crying.
|as long as I don't have to climb brasstown bald again||tarwheel|
Jan 30, 2003 7:35 AM
|I still have nightmares about that final 3 miles to the top and back down. By the way, I tried to estimate the grade using a topo map the other day, and came up with about 15% for final stretch.|
|as long as I don't have to climb brasstown bald again||JS Haiku Shop|
Jan 30, 2003 7:42 AM
|that final part was rough, but it was no hogpen gap. i'm certain that those few hundred yards i walked was well above 20%. really brings new perspective.|| |