Peach of a Century, Sunday Sept 27th

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Peach of a Century, Sunday Sept 27th

Postby Brian C » Wed Sep 09, 2009 4:30 pm

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

100 and 62 miles and a new 75 mile course out a Chemeketa Community College in Salem Oregon.

The first legs offers up some short medium rollers out to Jefferson instead of the usual flat valley roads into rest stop #1

Flat roads, small rollers and one short steep climb on Miller Cemetery Road out of Scio takes you to rest stop #2.

If you have done the Strawberry Century and the Covered Bridge Bicycle Tour many of the roads between rest stops 1 and 2 will look familiar to you as the course utilizes several of these shared roads.

After rest stop #2 in Stayton the 75 and 62 mile courses head back to the college on generally flat roads. The 100-milers now encounter the bulk of the climbing with 5 miles of ups and downs on Victor Point Road skirting the hills of Silver Falls along with a short steep wall (14+%) on Triumph Road and several other short steep climbs on Carter Road prior to your journey along Victor Point Road. Once done with Victor Point Road you have a long descent to Silverton and rest stop #3.

From here on you ride the flat valley/farm roads back to the college for the remaining 25-miles

This is nice course for the Salem Bike Clubs Peach of a Century and offers up plenty of climbing between rest stops 2 and 3 to keep things interesting.

I'll be there for my 12th Peach
Good Riding

Brian C
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Re: Peach of a Century, Sunday Sept 27th

Postby Brian C » Mon Sep 28, 2009 8:23 am

A sunny day with medium winds offered up good riding conditions for the, what appeared to be about 600 to 1000 of us who showed up for a nice Peach of a Century ride.

The morning temps were cool but not bad and except for the overcast skies that rolled in during the first 30 or so miles, the sun made its appearance and gave us blue clear skies.

Truimph, Carter, and Victor Point roads had countless cyclists strung out all over them as the grunt hills on these roads had us all working to get up and down them all.

The tailwinds at the end helped bring us home from a good day of riding.

Salem Bike Club always offers up tons of food and this ride was no exception.

Up next, the season ending Harvest Century.
Good Riding

Brian C
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