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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 02:14 PM Thread Starter
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Any Cyclist going to HHH

Just curious if anyone from the site was going. I will be down there with a few buddies going for broke.
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post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 04:30 PM
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I have a couple friends going, but it's not in the cards for me this year.


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I did 5 in a row from 1988-1992. I've served my time! Good luck, and if that 25mph wind is blowing in your face on that last climb, just think "cold beer"!

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post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 10:30 PM
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Me and six of my buddies are ridding the 100k.
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post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-17-2010, 11:08 PM
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It sounds like a fun ride to do. I will be doing the Livestrong ride again this year.

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post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 08-18-2010, 07:25 AM Thread Starter
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Me and six of my buddies are ridding the 100k.
Thats what my group is doing too. That is enough to be fun but not enough to kill us. I want to have fun, not kill myself trying to get to hells gate before the cutoff.
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Thats what my group is doing too. That is enough to be fun but not enough to kill us. I want to have fun, not kill myself trying to get to hells gate before the cutoff.
What's the time limit for the 100m?

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What's the time limit for the 100m?
I think they close Hells Gate at 1PM which 80miles into the ride, after hells gate there is no limit.
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It sounds like a fun ride to do. I will be doing the Livestrong ride again this year.
How far are you riding in Austin? We where thinking about the 100K since there is only about 2100ft of evlevation change, conpared to the 500 to 700ft in the HHH
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The likelyhood of me going is slim. Haven't had nearly the time I needed in the saddle.

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I think they close Hells Gate at 1PM which 80miles into the ride, after hells gate there is no limit.
So how long is the time limit for Hells Gate?

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So how long is the time limit for Hells Gate?
It changes every year based on weather conditions. "Standard" closing time is 12:30pm, bur the course doctor is the only person who makes the decision. It's based on temp, humidity, winds, etc.

Hells gate is at mile 60.3. If you don't make the cutoff you get diverted to an 84 mi route.


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Ok, can I get a starting time, so I can do the math myself?

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Ok, can I get a starting time, so I can do the math myself?
7am... But there are so many people (10,000+) that you will not be moving for a while.


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7am... But there are so many people (10,000+) that you will not be moving for a while.
The first 2 miles is you walking your bike down the street, and the first 10 is about a 10mph average if your lucky. it will start to break up after that.
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I did 5 in a row from 1988-1992. I've served my time! Good luck, and if that 25mph wind is blowing in your face on that last climb, just think "cold beer"!

Head down...ass up!

LOL! That's a good way to look at it!

Good luck to all that are participating!!!

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The first 2 miles is you walking your bike down the street, and the first 10 is about a 10mph average if your lucky. it will start to break up after that.
The sub-4 hour guys are up front (or used to be), then the sub-5's, and then the masses. Watch for SPECTACULAR crashes up front! Some of these can involve 30-40 people, with several collarbone issues.

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The sub-4 hour guys are up front (or used to be), then the sub-5's, and then the masses. Watch for SPECTACULAR crashes up front! Some of these can involve 30-40 people, with several collarbone issues.
They have since changed it to one mass start. So just sit back and wait. I would imagine that all the fast guys will still be up front.
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They have since changed it to one mass start. So just sit back and wait. I would imagine that all the fast guys will still be up front.
That sucks for everyone involved.

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Way late responding to this...but I went. Did my first century ride ever. Previous longest was 75 mi. The start this year was great compared to what I had heard about. I averaged about 21mph for the first 40 miles before I started fighting off cramps for the last 60 miles. Still managed to finish, although at a much slower pace than I had hoped for. Still averaged 17mph for the entire ride. Don't know that I would do this ride again though.
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Way late responding to this...but I went. Did my first century ride ever. Previous longest was 75 mi. The start this year was great compared to what I had heard about. I averaged about 21mph for the first 40 miles before I started fighting off cramps for the last 60 miles. Still managed to finish, although at a much slower pace than I had hoped for. Still averaged 17mph for the entire ride. Don't know that I would do this ride again though.
Century rides start around the 80-mile mark. That's when the fun starts.

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My gfs brother will be there. He bikes daily, wish I could get my fat arse up on a bike every once in a while lol.

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Century rides start around the 80-mile mark. That's when the fun starts.
I killed a pint of Guinness while riding around mile 80 during my last century


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I killed a pint of Guinness while riding around mile 80 during my last century
My body (and most everyone elses) will metabolize almost anything at that point.

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My body (and most everyone elses) will metabolize almost anything at that point.
I watched a friend of mine kill 14 hot wings about 2/3 if the way through that ride. Lol. That's one thing I don't think my stomach would have appreciated.


This was my mobile aid station on that ride.



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Way late responding to this...but I went. Did my first century ride ever. Previous longest was 75 mi. The start this year was great compared to what I had heard about. I averaged about 21mph for the first 40 miles before I started fighting off cramps for the last 60 miles. Still managed to finish, although at a much slower pace than I had hoped for. Still averaged 17mph for the entire ride. Don't know that I would do this ride again though.
I thought about going all the way, me and three guys hit hells gate averaging about 19 or so. I hadnt cramped but my feet were killing me. I took the cut off at hells gate and took the short route back. I don't think I could have made it the rest of the way. Maybe next time. I did buy new shoes when I got back. Wish I would have done that before

Ohh well.


Mark, did you ride with Nate. He had told that they were leading the ride out, I havent talked to him, how did he do?
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Mark, did you ride with Nate. He had told that they were leading the ride out, I havent talked to him, how did he do?
Nate rode with the pace group. They were moving along pretty good and he flatted. They had a wheel ready for him to swap out, but the motorcycle ran off and left him and didn't help him get back to the group. He did finish in about 5 hours though.
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