Peach of a Century. Sunday, Sept 23, 2012

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Peach of a Century. Sunday, Sept 23, 2012

Postby Brian C » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:46 am

http://www.salembicycleclub.org/content ... e=majrides

100, 75 and 62 miles courses out a Chemeketa Community College in Salem Oregon.

For the Century, the first leg offers up some short medium rollers on Parrish Gap Road out to Jefferson on quiet roads once you leave the streets of Salem and pass through Turner, OR.

Flat roads, small rollers and one short steep climb on Miller Cemetery Road out of Scio takes you to rest stop #2 in Stayton. Some of the roads before and after Miller Cemetery Road are the same roads used in the Covered Bridge Tour and the Strawberry Century used earlier in the year by these rides.

The metric and 75-mile courses now return to the college along flatter roads and the Century riders head off to the foothills of Silver Falls.

The bulk of the climbing occurs during this segement, with a short steep wall on Truimph Road, several short tough climbs on Carter Road, and 5-miles of ups and downs on Victor Point Road skirting the hills of Silver Falls with a long descent to Silverton and a rest stop at the bottom in town.

From here on to the finish you ride on flat farmroads with little traffic back to the college with often times Southern winds that can make you work as you head back North to the college.

2220 feet of total climbing and its not really hard climbing except along Silver Falls, thats it.

3 rest stops offer up food and fuel to keep you going.

This ride can get rained, so come prepared for all types of weather.

I'll be there for my 15th Peach
Good Riding

Brian C
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