Century Day?

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Century Day?

Postby djgeorge » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:59 pm

Just got through the registration on my 20-somethingth try, but I'm in!

I've always tried to get in one 100mi ride, even in CO rides where there is not one officially as an option (add a short out-and-back somewhere). Looking at the route, looks like Day 4 or 5 is the way to go.

Any thoughts on Day 4, out and back from Frenchglen to Fish Lake (roughly 16mi each way)? Would actually make it about 110-112, but looks very pretty. Anyone know if that road is actually paved and/or condition? Hard to tell from Google...

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Re: Century Day?

Postby mytrot » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:52 pm

Looking at photos(not satelite, ground) on google earth. I think not.
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Re: Century Day?

Postby Jo » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:59 pm

Once you get off the main road in that area all roads are all hard packed gravel. I don't remember the road to Fish Lake being especially bad. No big ruts that I can remember.
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Re: Century Day?

Postby djgeorge » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:22 pm

Ah, got some links to photos of the road. Looks like a beautiful mountain bike ride, not sure that's where I'll take my road bike. Any other suggestions besides just continuing south 10 miles past the turnaround point?
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Re: Century Day?

Postby mytrot » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:41 pm

DJ
No ideas but I will do some looking. May be a couple in our crowd that would enjoy the extra!

I was thinking that on the flat 60 mile day you could sprint to camp, set up, grab a beer, head back for lunch, turn around and finsh! about 115!
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Re: Century Day?

Postby lars » Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:08 pm

In 2001 we rode the same route as on day 4 this year. A century was offered by simply continuing south on 205 for another 14-15 miles and returning. A very flat ride. No services.
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Re: Century Day?

Postby mytrot » Wed Aug 21, 2013 6:46 pm

Sweet. We can do back to back centurys
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Re: Century Day?

Postby leisure1 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:03 pm

The road to fish lake from Frenchglen starts out as very course sharp gravel. In a car if you go much faster than 25 you are almost guaranteed to get a flat - we got two flats on the rear tires - and it is a very long way to Burns for tire repair. After that the road is hard packed gravel with washboards. It is gorgeous - but not fit for a road bike.

You can continue past Roaring Springs. Dead flat and a whole lot of nothing.

You could ride from Camp into Diamond. That would add 10 miles. You could also ride up to the round barn and back - That would be just about perfect. There is a visitor center at the barn with bath rooms and the two old ranchers that run it are a lot of fun to chat with.
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Re: Century Day?

Postby lars » Fri Aug 30, 2013 7:31 am

Day 5 would also be an easy day to make into a Century. Simply do the extra loop, continue on to the lunch stop (use it for a water stop) and turn around 7-8 miles into a second loop.
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