Sunday, September 30, 2007

Six Gap 2007

First time to ride Six Gap, and first organized century ride with Escher. Met up with Billy D. at the top of Unicoi, and then rounded out the group with Mike M. on Wolfpen Gap. Perfect weather. The only thing I'd change is to not climb Hogpen (especially), Jacks, and Unicoi two days before Six Gap. Lot of fun. Total Times:

00:00:00 Start
01:41:13 Neels Gap
02:42:03 Jacks Gap
03:21:48 Unicoi Gap
04:06:23 Start of climb to Hogpen
05:03:10 Hogpen Gap (00:56:47 timed)
06:14:32 Start of climb to Wolfpen
06:38:04 Wolfpen Gap (00:23:32 timed)
07:41:11 Woodys Gap
08:39:43 Finish

Saturday, September 8, 2007

2007 Birmingham Bicycle Club Century

Birmingham Bicycle Club Century. Di Anna, Joel and I drove to Alabama Friday evening, ate dinner in Tuscaloosa at the Mellow Mushroom, and stayed at Holiday Inn Express in Calera. Saturday morning we rode the metric century. Highlights: 15 mph headwinds for the first 34 miles; Di Anna surges past 50-rider pelotons to avoid yo-yo-ing pacelines; no rest stop at the metric turnaround; 15 pmh tailwinds for the last 50 kilometers!