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Events / Re: 6 GAP Century
« Last post by Paul Mang on September 09, 2008, 03:36:32 PM »
Alex, if you're not going down with your family, you want to go together?  I like to go, but I don't want to drive down myself.
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Events / Re: Highlander Cycle Tour, Canadaigua, New York - Sept 12 & 13, 2008
« Last post by Paul Mang on September 09, 2008, 03:34:38 PM »
Here's the link for the NOAA weather page for the area.  So far, they calling for 60% rain on Saturday, the day of the ride.

http://forecast.weather.gov/MapClick.php?CityName=South+Bristol&state=NY&site=BUF&textField1=42.7297&textField2=-77.3994&e=0&unit=1

Hey, Alex are you still going?
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Events / Re: Halton Hilly Hundred
« Last post by Paul Mang on September 05, 2008, 06:05:23 PM »
Great timing, right between the Highlander and Six Gap.
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Events / Halton Hilly Hundred
« Last post by Alex Pond on September 05, 2008, 01:58:09 AM »
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Events / Re: Highlander Cycle Tour, Canadaigua, New York - Sept 12 & 13, 2008
« Last post by Alex Pond on September 03, 2008, 08:50:40 PM »
Thanks for all the info Paul, I have an article on Letchworth and was planning on visiting.  The Park near Victor also looks interesting.  As for the food, as long as there is lots of it, all will be good.

Alex

PS  The Zuck is fitted with a compact with a 25 on the back.
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Events / Re: Highlander Cycle Tour, Canadaigua, New York - Sept 12 & 13, 2008
« Last post by Paul Mang on September 03, 2008, 01:23:23 PM »
Alex, take a look at these two articles on NYTimes.com website.  The first one is about food in the area and the second is about a place the Highlander goes right by or very close to.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2008/08/22/travel/escapes/22nyfood.html

http://travel.nytimes.com/2006/10/01/travel/01explorer.html?scp=1&sq=canandaigua&st=cse

Another place to see is Letchworth State Park, its a mini grand canyon. http://nysparks.state.ny.us/parks/info.asp?parkID=12

Further away is Corning Glass Museum in Corning and Watkins Glen State Park.
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Events / Re: Highlander Cycle Tour, Canadaigua, New York - Sept 12 & 13, 2008
« Last post by Paul Mang on September 01, 2008, 04:27:45 PM »
If you are thinking about doing the Time Trial on Friday, it is free if you register for a ride.  But there's a deadline of registering by Tuesday Sept 9 midnight to be able to do the Time Trial ( I think they need to order the chips for the timing).  The Time Trial is up Gannett Hill which has a 15% grade.  Think Bell School Road hill, but a lot longer!  I would think the steeppest part of Bell is only about 100 feet in vertical (maybe 150 max)?  Gannett steepest part is about 600-700 feet of vertical.  Don't be fooled when the grade ease up near the top, there's still a bit to go before the finish of the Time Trial.

Also, if you leave registering too late, you won't see your last name painted on Bopple Hill Rd (23%) like they do on the Tour.

For people undecided about doing the Highlander, if you find the Ride for Karen not too difficult, then go for it.  It will be painful and you will endure a lot of suffering on the hills, but is that what cycling is all about, pain and suffering?

As they say in the Nike ads, Just Do It!
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Events / Re: Highlander Cycle Tour, Canadaigua, New York - Sept 12 & 13, 2008
« Last post by Alex Pond on August 30, 2008, 03:57:25 PM »
Weather permitting I will go for the Century, but not the time trial (I'll register at the start).  At this point, the wife and kids have agreed to come.  We are planning on driving down Friday night and staying at the Hampton Inn in Victor.  It's about 20 km from the start.

Alex
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Events / Re: Highlander Cycle Tour, Canadaigua, New York - Sept 12 & 13, 2008
« Last post by Paul Mang on August 29, 2008, 10:04:17 PM »
The Highlander is two weeks away.
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Events / Hilly Century in Bancroft
« Last post by Alex Pond on August 04, 2008, 06:38:44 PM »
Weather permitting, this might be fun .

http://tripsandtrails.ca/page.cfm?PageID=112
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