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Hotter-N-Hell Ride report (Me Me Me)(11 posts)

Hotter-N-Hell Ride report (Me Me Me)TNRyder
Aug 24, 2003 7:25 AM
A few thousand of my closest friends and I took to the back roads of Northern Texas yesterday to Ride the Hotter than Hell Hundred! If you look really hard you can see the start banner!
re: Hotter-N-Hell Ride report (Me Me Me)TNRyder
Aug 24, 2003 7:37 AM
Checkpoint #3 (skipped 1&2) 30 miles into the ride time to re-load my water bottles and eat a bit. This is Shirley and I can't remember the guys name (sorry) We were maintaining about a 23mph pace up to this point.
re: Hotter-N-Hell Ride report (Me Me Me)TNRyder
Aug 24, 2003 7:46 AM
This is me @ CP6, 60 miles in and I am still feeling strong. We are about 3 hours out now. Things are about to get a bit tougher though!
Exteme Closeup! Woahhhhh!Leonnard
Aug 24, 2003 8:08 AM
from Wayne's World.
re: Hotter-N-Hell Ride report (Me Me Me)TNRyder
Aug 24, 2003 7:55 AM
After the 60 mile CP, the course turned into a headwind. From about mile 70 to mile 85 were the toughest for me. This is me @ the 82 mile CP. I was sure happy to see those tents!
re: Hotter-N-Hell Ride report (Me Me Me)TNRyder
Aug 24, 2003 8:06 AM
Finally finished! This is Jim from Dallas. He pulled me along at different points through the ride. We crossed the line together after about 6 1/2 hrs (5 1/2 actually on the bike). It was a great event and everyone was really cool. The volunteers at the checkpoints were great and I can't thank them enough. Keep the bananas and the blue poweraid flowing!
I was there, nice pics! (nm)Al1943
Aug 24, 2003 3:57 PM
So just how hot was it? nmCritLover
Aug 24, 2003 7:19 PM
99 was the official high, 106 on the roadTig
Aug 26, 2003 6:09 PM
A customer came in and recorded 106 for a few hours on his bike computer's thermometer. North Texas has less humidity than the coast, but higher temperatures. Either way, I don't do centuries between June and August in Texas!

Nice ride report, by the way. I've heard many comments over the years about the excellent rest stops at the HTH.
How many vertical feet? ...nmt0adman
Aug 25, 2003 9:34 AM
How many vertical feet? ...nmTNRyder
Aug 26, 2003 7:04 PM
Not many, It's pretty flat in this place! Maybe 500 ft for the whole ride and never anything very long! Good terrain for ones first 100.