Monday, June 09, 2008

Ride around the Bear Century Race Report (Got Pictures?)

My first official 100 mile ride/century!!

The Short Summary: False flat up, false flat down, up up up up up up up up up up up up up (thats about a 3.5 hour climb right there) down flat flat (I cranked here) up up up up up up up up up OW down down down down down down down up down down rolling down down down down down down down down

A little more aesthetically pleasing description:


The Picture report:

Start off in Redlands and head towards the mountains...


Turn around and head towards the smog (gross!)...

Enjoy the view while climbing...

Rest Stop #1...

One of the most ridiculous bikes I have ever seen...

James, look familiar?

VERY AERO... (what a nerd!!!)



Lunch...

Keep climbing...

Whoa oh! We're halfway there......

This is NOT a flat...

Did I mention that there was climbing?

ABOUT DAMN TIME!!!

ROAR!

The 3.5 hours climb was definitely tough, but the climb getting to onyx summit was just freakin rude. Literally, there was about 8700ft of climbing between miles 15 and 60, but when it came to the flats and downhills, fuhgeddaboutit - I was rockin'! What didn't make the ride easier was my 53/39 11/23 gearing on my tri bike - but it definitely made the beers taste that much better when we mowed down on pizza later that evening. Big ups to Bello for also rockin the ride, and it was good to hang with him and Arlene this weekend too!!!

8 comments:

gunnbr said...

OUCH! Yeah, those gears must have hurt! I've got a compact crank you can borrow next time you try something like this!

katie b said...

congrats Denner! sounds like a hell of a ride. Ironman Placid won't know what hit it ;)

beth said...

damn denner...another weekend that makes the rest of us look like pu$$ies.

Nikee Pomper said...

That elevation map is SICK! You are an animal. Great job on another killer ride

triguyjt said...

cool ride..and dran it,,,,you also got a cool patch....whoo hoo
you are a machine

triguyjt said...

I mean darn it... sorry...hate misspellings

jameson said...

F'n epic! The ride you have been throwing down have been killer! Keep it up man... the IMLP course will be a piece of cake!

Rainmaker said...

Look like an awesome ride - especially the scenery. I love the mountains!

And yup, that bike with the blue thing was whacky!