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Blood, Sweat and Gears reviews(5 posts)

Blood, Sweat and Gears reviewskatie1
Jun 3, 2003 11:29 AM
Just looking for some feedback from those who have done it. What other centuries does it compare to? I know it is coming up 6/28.

Thanks.
Lucrecia McEvil... oh you said GEARS! :) nmnoveread
Jun 3, 2003 12:50 PM
Hey Katie Know anything about lowcountry velo weekend......abicirider
Jun 3, 2003 12:51 PM
Got a email but couldn't open attachement flyer. Wondering if you might have any info or heard anything about the lowcountry velo weekend June 7-8 somewhere in South Carolina Suppose to be TT and crit but I cant find any info location times etc.
Sorry I cant help you out with the Blood, Sweat and Gears century.
Be Safe Out On The Roads!!!!!!
Ray Still
Mooresville, NC
Sorry, I deleted it...katie1
Jun 4, 2003 4:28 AM
I'm not really a crit racer so I deleted the messages. Chip Chapman (velomac@mindspring.com) must have sent it out like 10 times yesterday. Ask him to send a working copy. I purged a bunch of e-mails and it got thrown into that pile. According to the USCF calendar, it is the SC State Championships so try emailing gonecycling@hotmail.com. Good luck!
re: Blood, Sweat and Gears reviewsMcAndrus
Jun 3, 2003 5:23 PM
I suppose it's comparable to most of the southeastern mountain rides. The dominant features are two gaps (passes) you need to climb through and Snake Mountain.

Snake Mountain is around 60 miles and is one of those slugfest type of climbs: just turn the cranks at an absurdly low cadence and keep going. There really is a top to the thing.

In general it's a nice ride with plenty of friendly bikers around for company but I'm not sure I'd do it again. Bridge-to-Bridge is more fun. That is, if climbing really s-t-e-e-p hills is your thing.