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Old 08-14-19, 11:31 AM
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bakerjw
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Originally Posted by ksryder View Post
Where tf do you ride 40 miles and only get 26 feet of climbing?

And I say this as someone who lives in Kansas.
I was thinking the same thing. Although I live in Tennessee where I can get 1,000 feet on an average commute.

ETA...

Our local road club holds a regular ride and I don't recall ever having filled out a waiver. They do a couple of things that I like.
It is no drop.
The first 15 miles is a controlled pace.
They ask for first time riders and encourage everyone to say hey and talk to them when they ride.
After the 15 mile mark, the route splits. Left is no drop. Right is no holds barred.

One evening on the no holds barred segment, a guy caught up to us and held on riding a mountain bike. He was thrilled and dropped back off after a few miles. He was actually spent.

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