Tuesday, October 10, 2006

All I have to say is that if you are not my dad, Swain, or myself you missed one heck of a ride. The Breezer True Hilly Hundred was one heck of a course and turned out better then I could have ever imagined. And the beautiful weather we had definently didn't hurt.

The route consisted of 13 climbs, of which 4 where dirt, a few other dirt sections, and plenty of single lane country roads. And there even was a starbucks at the start, for those who are into that type of thing. It was a truly epic ride. We had a nice stop in Nashville, which was hopping with thousands of people to see the half way sprint into the gas station. My dad took the win on that one as he was able to squeeze between a person in a wheelchair, and an overweight fella in an amigo.

We had only a few hold ups with flats with Swain getting two and myself with one, which wasn't my fault at all, it was a mix of my dads and Swains fault as I see it. We were going down the coolest road, Slippery Elm Shoot and I got over the climb first and kept it rolling to the paved road just a mile or two down the road. I got all the way to the end and waited a few minutes and after thinking to myself how strong I must be, I figured something must have been up so I went back to see what was the haps. I saw Swain was fixing a flat so I stood there waiting as my dad commented on how he couldn't believe I hadn't flatted yet with the tires I had. So of course as we got rolling, I kid you not, we go not even 100 meters and KABAM! flat tire.

Well it was a great ride and I can't wait to do again. It took us 6 1/2 hours for the 170km's. We didn't kill it by any means, and we did do a bit of waiting for my dad who was like a dead dear carcuss on the side of the road with the bloating stomach, but it wasn't exactly easy with all the climbs. I can't wait to do it some more, and if anyone is interested they need to contact me. I'd love to have some company.

The next day my father and I did the hilly hundred ride, or as I like to call it, the not so hilly 50. As the ride each day is 50 miles and I only counted 4 climbs, but these climbs would be only comparable to the small climbs on my true hilly hundred ride. So for those who plan on riding the hilly hundred weekend next year, maybe you should consider taking the challenge and riding the Breezer True Hilly Hundred.

Thanks for reading,
Breeze On

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