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Attention MoM fans -- "high profile" changes for 2004(2 posts)

Attention MoM fans -- "high profile" changes for 2004AllUpHill
Jan 24, 2004 9:15 PM
Some of the "insiders" priviledged me with a sneak peak today at the new Mnts of Misery century route, plus the route for the new double metric century option. Looks like some good stuff. I would say the century is marginally easier (the two biggest climbs are still in), while the double metric packs a real theme park of extra suffering including one climb that nearly rivals mountain lake. Both distances have ditched some of the mundane highway/town regimen in favor of some rather obscure and interesting back roads.

It looks like they are trying hard to make this the toughest event on the east coast, and probably succeeding. Kudos to the organizers for undertaking the changes, on top of all the usual event responsibilities.

Mark your calendars for memorial day weekend ... and get your granny gears ready.
I'll be there . . .ms
Jan 26, 2004 6:01 AM
The MofM century is a great event -- good roads, beautiful scenery, great support and painful climbs.

Last year I missed my goal (8 hours) by 48 minutes. I am up to the challenge of a new and longer route (that, is if I do the double metric). My only regret is that I will not be able to compare this year's time against last year's.

If you are up to a challenge, live in the MidAtlantic states and like to climb, the MofM is not to be missed.