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  •  I've never ridden with them. (2+ / 0-)
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    Odysseus, pHunbalanced

    How about we do this?

    Dairyland Dare

    ... in western Wisconsin:

    300 K

    Elevation Gain: 22,360 ft
    Total Distance: 181.7 miles
    Average Grade: 4.2
    Rest Stops: 9

    Stages
    A) Harris Park to Barneveld: 20.7 miles
    B) Barneveld to Tower Hill: 24.8 miles
    C) Tower Hill to Pleasant Ridge: 9.4 miles
    D) Pleasant Ridge to Tower Hill: 27.2 miles
    E) Tower Hill to Clyde: 18.9 miles
    F) Clyde to Highland:16.8 miles
    G) Highland to Highland: 21.2 miles
    H) Highland to Clyde: 18.2 miles
    I) Clyde to Pleasant Ridge: 14.3 miles
    J) Pleasant Ridge to Harris Park: 9.7 miles

    When does summer start?

    by Bob Johnson on Mon May 04, 2009 at 09:27:42 PM PDT

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    •  I was going to do the 200k version, but ... (2+ / 0-)
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      Bob Johnson, Odysseus

      Some friends are having their 30th wedding anniversary that day. My plan for 2010 is to do the GLR spring 200k and then the DD in summer after I've had a chance to get some hill work in.

      Iowa County is pretty much heaven for biking. I try to ride either out there in the driftless zone of up in the kettle moraine of western Sheboygan County and eastern Fond du Lac County a couple times a month. Hills are my joy. I love the workout going up and the speed going down.

      The only challenging terrain in my 200k, Hampshire IL to Byron IL and back, last year was when I missed a turn and went down near some state park on the Rock River, adding 8 miles to my ride for a total of 132 rather than 124.

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