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Alex Pond

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6 GAP Century
« on: July 05, 2008, 12:05:06 PM »

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Re: 6 GAP Century
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2008, 04:48:28 PM »
Hey Alex, are you thinking of going down for this?

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Re: 6 GAP Century
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2008, 11:02:41 PM »
I'm hoping to go but I won't decide until early September.  It depends on whether I can get the family to go down with me and I've been able to put in enough miles to make a reasonable attempt at it.  There's also a 3 GAP 50 miler for those who are interested but don't want to go 100 miles.

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Re: 6 GAP Century
« Reply #3 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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Re: 6 GAP Century
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2008, 11:38:31 PM »
Definite possibility.  Again it might depend on the weather forecast since it is hurricane season.  It is approximately a 15 hour drive so it might require taking the Friday before and the Monday after, off from work (which I think I could do). 

FYI Finger Lakes has 5500 feet of climbing, 6 Gap comes in at 6300, Hastings Highlands 2100, and the Halton Hilly Hundred 2200.

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Re: 6 GAP Century
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2008, 03:09:37 PM »
Yeah, it would be a long drive down to northern Georgia and I also think we would have to take off the Friday and Monday.  There's a possibility of stopping by the Air Force museum in Dayton, OH (if you like that kind of stuff) depending on which route we take (I've been there before).

I not keen on driving into a hurricane either. 

I think the climbing numbers you have are half of the actual numbers.  Highlander should be 11,000, Six Gap they say is 13,000.  I'm not sure about the others, but I don't  trust MapMyRide cumulative elevation numbers.

I check the hotels in Dahlonega and they are already fully booked.  They had some rooms left in Gainesville, 20 miles away.

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Re: 6 GAP Century
« Reply #6 on: September 12, 2008, 11:51:23 AM »
Hey Paul, do the the rides claim "feet of Vertical" or "feet of climbing".  Feet of Vertical would include descending which appears consistent for both rides.  5500 x 2 =11,000, and 6,300 x 2 = 12, 600.