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Ride report with pictures - Mt Baldy 200km brevet(9 posts)

Ride report with pictures - Mt Baldy 200km brevetPeterRider
Mar 10, 2003 12:43 PM
While everybody was riding the Solvang century, I did the Mt Baldy 200km brevet (already going to Solvang at the end of the month for a double century). Took it easy since I have already the brevet credit, I missed the second control time limit by about 40 minutes, and finished in 11hours 50minutes. Nice ride, and not an easy one !

The whole ride report with pictures and no cookies/popups is on
http://www.vision.caltech.edu/pmoreels/Brevet200KMar03/index.html

Pierre
Nice Pics -- Thanks for the reportms
Mar 10, 2003 2:47 PM
It looks like a great ride. The board is downloading painfully slow today, so don't be too worried if you get very few views today. Until the server get back to its old self, I think that a lot of people probably will not have the patience to wait for the board to download. Keep posting.
Don't you love stepping around a Road Closed gate...AllUpHill
Mar 10, 2003 3:21 PM
with your bike over your shoulder? One Sunday afternoon a few weeks ago, I went up to the Shenandoah national park and rode on the Skyline Drive which was closed "due to snow and ice." Ha! There was hardly anything on the road, and it was a sunny day with great visibility. At every overlook you could see across the wide valley to the Alleghenies. And I had the entire national park and all 105 miles of the Skyline Drive to myself. If there had been any more ice on the road I couldn't have ridden ... any less and the gates would have been open for cars.

Nice ride photos. Thanks for posting.
Nice view!High Gear
Mar 10, 2003 7:25 PM
How much climbing in the 200k?
I would say about 8500ft.PeterRider
Mar 10, 2003 9:38 PM
This is an estimate after correction of the measurements from my altimeter (AT100). A good part of the ride was flat and urban, but the mountain part was steep, slow and feeling difficult. I was not in a great shape on saturday, so maybe the climb was feeling more difficult than it really was. In any case the no-car-good-road part was great.

Pierre
What kind of mileage were you doing?....bent_spoke
Mar 11, 2003 9:15 AM
Also, what kind of gearing do you have? I'd like to try some more difficult stuff & I'd be curious to know. Nice pictures! Mt. Baldy is impressive!!! Thanks!!
I'm one of those weak people with a triple :-)PeterRider
Mar 11, 2003 9:56 AM
A triple with 12-27 cassette. Planning to do the Death ride with it. I recommend the triple for climbing. It adds around 100-150g compared to double, and you usually have leftover small gears "just in case"... except for the hills at the end of the ride. At this point I wished I had not only a granny, but a super-granny ring !

I was riding the uphill with that woman, and discovered she was a hard-core cyclist... 2 years ago she did 11 double centuries ! And this year to date she did the two that were organized close to here. She was climbing well, and had a triple all the same.

Pierre
Brevet?StupidLight
Mar 11, 2003 1:01 PM
This term doesn't signify for me.
I know it's French for certificate/diploma -- is this some sort of endurance even series?
Are they all 200k in length?

If so, sounds like fun. I used to ride the European MTB marathon circuit when I lived in Germany...
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Mar 11, 2003 1:03 PM