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Blue Ridge Summit Century Saturday June 19th?

Blue Ridge Summit Century Saturday June 19th?

Is anyone interested in joining me in doing the BRSC this Saturday morning?  I'll bring cue sheets but this is not an official ride since it is a black out date.  The ride starts at 8:30 am from WES and is 100 miles into PA and the Catoctins.  This is normally a 15/17 and 18 mph combined ride.  Let me know so I can bring the right number of cue sheets.  Thanks.
Gil Olvera

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Me and my eggbeater/dishwasher/whatever are in!

"Hey, come back here! Recumbents can't climb!" - Heard on the 2009 CWC

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Hi Gil and Phil.... I'm doin this one (BRSC) on July 10th and since I'm gonna do Foxey Coxey on this Sunday I'm afraid, very afraid, and feel that I need to rest up on Saturday to prepare for the shame of having to get off and walk up that Fox (not!).  I have the ultimate triple weapon to attempt this summit for a regular AutoBus rider (aka Clydesdale), 1) a Kuota Khan w/Eurus climbing wheels, 2) compact 50/34 crank and 3) (secret sauce is) IRD 11-28 special cassette.  I can climb trees and scale walls with this rig!

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current/cool How does the CWC compare to Blue Summit ride?

Renee and Kevin Faison
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Renee,
The BRSC is a bit harder in my opinon.  It is 8000 feet of climbing verses 7000 to 7450 depending one who's numbers you use.  The first Blue Ridge climb is tough and has a dip with dangerous RR tracks before it goes back up to the Summit restaurant which the CWC comes by the opposite direction right before the Gladhill descent.
The BRSC actually winds along through some of the very same areas, just one different roads that cris cross the CWC route in the area of Camp David.  On the CWC you actually cruise right by the bottom of Tower road which is the last big climb on the BRSC.
The descent down Catoctin Hollow can be thrilling, terrifying or scary the way I do it.  Most people don't plunge it like me :-) 
Warning, at the bottom of that Tower climb, Catoctin Hollow descent be careful.  It T's into RT-15 and I don't recommend passing cars stacked up there on the right trying to get to the shoulder you  have to ride down for a half mile to cross over.  A car or SUV can right hook you up against the jersey wall there (ask me how I know).
Finally, the real punishment isn't the climbs, or the mediocre fooe at Blue Ridge Summit.  It is the "death by rollers" for the last 33 miles back to WES.  You think you are done after the climbs (sounds like the CWC) but rather than pushing into the wind over flats like the CWC it is just up, down, up, down, up, down all the way back.  BTW, you can shave a few miles off by just taking the main drag all the way back without the turns if you find that you are totally burned out at that time.  It doesn't help much!
In general, a totally different flavor, perhaps prettier, some steeper parts, a little harder but a highly recommended and must do club ride if you like to do centuries.  Stuart

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Count me in.  Can't let "Pig" get more hill intervals in that me before TdM  current/wink

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Gil,

Jeff Blankman and I are probably going to do your ride.

Gary

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Is anyone doing the Flatlands Tour century besides me and Bill Gary?? (This train leaves at 7:30 sharp; be on it. No rain in the forecast this year!)

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I hope to make it - both to the ride start, and then later to the finish.

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jgoldst wrote:

Is anyone doing the Flatlands Tour century besides me and Bill Gary??

I know at least 5 that are.  At least it's what they said on FB.  Pretty sure they are commuting down together.

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