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2 county metric..Mufreesboro, TN ... ride report(21 posts)

2 county metric..Mufreesboro, TN ... ride reportallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:00 AM
Ok so this is the first time I have done a ride report just because I have finally bought a digital camera. So here is the basics

1st digital camera
5th ride of the season
2nd metric this season

here is the turnout for this ride
some of the terrain.....allezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:04 AM
this ride was completely out in nowhere TN, but it was a beautiful day and a great route.....
another shot of the rideallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:07 AM
there wasn't that many major hills, but a lot of rolling hills like this one
re: 2 county metric..Mufreesboro, TN ... ride reportallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:10 AM
I had fun with this digital camera (which I thought I would not like this camera, but so far I do)
what a good place for a rest areaallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:12 AM
So this is the second and last rest stop before the finish. Very rural church so I thought I would share...
last one... great country homeallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:15 AM
I saw a bunch of these along the route.....great farmland and country homes........
Nice report & pix. What digicam did you get? (nm)Skidoo
Apr 22, 2003 6:28 AM
pentax optio s 3.2 megapixelallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 6:38 AM
Great Looking Ride...but where are the....OwenMeany
Apr 22, 2003 7:03 AM
Nice Shots.Scot_Gore
Apr 22, 2003 7:34 AM
I'd go up around 600 pixels next time, easier on the eyes over 40, like mine.

And, once again, when you're that close, you must show Civil War Battlefield shots just to give me my fix. :-)

Nice Report

Scot the other Allez rider
other area ridesJS Haiku Shop
Apr 22, 2003 8:00 AM
many of us Elvisvillians are looking foward to the harpeth river ride, chattanooga 3 state/3 mountain, and (some of us, not me tho) also the clarksville labor day century. maybe i'll see you on the first 2 of those three?!?

other area ridesallezrider
Apr 22, 2003 8:02 AM
I plan on doing the harpeth ride and possibly the clarksville labor day ride.
I was wanting to do the 3 state but I don't think my legs are ready for that just yet
if you're planning harpethJS Haiku Shop
Apr 22, 2003 8:10 AM
you'll have no problems with chattanooga.

the harpeth 100 has something like 5500 or 6500 feet of climbing, mostly rollers, but two pronounced hills. chattnooga has around 8000 feet, over three mountains and two large hills.

that harpeth ride is--without exception--the most scenic and enjoyable ride i've done in the last several years. support on that ride is second only to what i've seen at MS150 rides. the harpeth folks have rolling SAGs, entertaining stops, and mechanics at some of the SAGs.

chattnooga builds character. it was my first century, ever. two years ago it was hot and dry and 85*F for the "big climb". last year it barely got over 60*F and rained all day, with gentle breezes atop the mountains. one *not* to miss!

isn't this ride in a couple weeks? (NM)allezrider
Apr 22, 2003 11:07 AM
...saturday, may 3...JS Haiku Shop
Apr 22, 2003 11:10 AM

see you there?
...saturday, may 3...allezrider
Apr 22, 2003 11:22 AM
too soon for a century for me.... if I would have known a few weeks ago I think I could have been ready but now doesn't seem possible....

hope you enjoy

your loss!!!JS Haiku Shop
Apr 22, 2003 11:30 AM
maybe next year. mark you calendar!
J- Are you riding Harpeth this year?SpecialTater
Apr 23, 2003 6:29 AM
May have to put it on my calendar for one of the shorter options...
wouldn't miss itJS Haiku Shop
Apr 23, 2003 6:47 AM
you can work up to 100 by then! you're riding a strong 30, you can ride a strong 100 with 8 weeks of saddle time between now and june 21--nooooo problem!!!

route options are 26, 64, and 100 miles. this would be the perfect ride for your first century! chattanooga's 3/3 was my first 100 a couple years ago, and it was *and* was not a great introduction to "distance" riding.

the SAGs are such that i may gain some weight on this ride.

:) :) :)

btw, we'll all drive up, ride, and drive home same day.
I'm lazy and want to make my first centurySpecialTater
Apr 23, 2003 7:05 AM
in Sept at the Fall colors. You won't change my mind. I don't want to ride 100 miles before then. Especially one with so many hills. Nope, won't do it.

Seriously, this sounds good. It's my new goal now that I'm more confident. See my post above re: questions about this weekend. I'll know a lot more about my ability.
re: lazyJS Haiku Shop
Apr 23, 2003 7:30 AM
fall colors in on sept 13, and i'll probably ride to the start, help with registration and setup, ride the ride, and ride home. last year it was brutally hot and muggy.

don't forget the MS150 on sept 20/21. that is one awesome ride--hundreds of riders and SAGs that i've not seen rivaled, save Harpeth. plus, you get to overnight at the casinos. last year, dinner and breakfast was awful, but this year they promise a marked improvement. the MS150 route, coupled with riders and "packs" of all speeds and abilities, make for an interesting couple of days. we usually extend the route to get a nice, round 100 on one day or the other.