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Old 06-09-19, 09:19 PM
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High Pass Challenge - any takers?

I'm thinking of giving the High Pass Challenge a go. Has anyone here done the ride before?

The description says 104 miles and 7,500 ft of elevation change. Sounds like quite the challenge.

Thoughts/comments/ideas?

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Old 06-12-19, 01:47 AM
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The view should be spectacular. Elevation chart looks like you'll be going uphill (not steep) for the last bunch of miles, ouch!

That's more saddle time than I have in me.
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Haven't done it but have considered it and recently found out that some folks in my regular ride group have made the gold cutoff in previous years. Don't think any of them have done it more than once so seems like a ride to check off your list rather than an event to look forward to riding yearly.

The challenging part is actually the first half to the top where it's timed. Then it's mostly downhill back to the start.

I don't like that it's on a weekday necessitating either a long and early drive from Seattle or lodging arrangements.
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I'm considering doing the ride. I've been training for Tour de Blast so hopefully I'll have the legs for it. I'm not much of a racer though. I tend to do these events for the enjoyment. But yes, would be great to check it off the list. Not to mention seeing the views. From the description the ride sounds lovely.
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