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Old 09-29-2013, 01:32 PM   #31471
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Completed the 3 Gap ~60 miler today...great ride and a great time with my brother. There were 2,500 other riders, and kick off was at 8:30. Very well run event with good SAG's and LEO support.



Perfect weather with a few killer climbs. Over 6,000 total feet climbed for the day crossing 3 mountain gaps.



Finished it up in a hair over 4 hours and 30 mins riding time...averaging ~13.5 mph. Not a blistering pace by any stretch, but we passed a few folks and had lots of laughs.



Can't wait to do it again.
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Old 09-29-2013, 04:34 PM   #31472
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Winchester Applecross today

Short short version: well that didn't go as planned. More news later. No. Nothing more serious than my legs not wanting to work.

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Old 09-29-2013, 04:59 PM   #31473
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Wolf pen gap

That woundn't be Wolf pen gap Rd, would it? great MC road,Of course there aren't many bad roads MC wise in that area. There used tobe a Moto only campground there where 180 hits 60 I heard it was not in business anymore.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:36 PM   #31474
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That woundn't be Wolf pen gap Rd, would it? great MC road,Of course there aren't many bad roads MC wise in that area. There used tobe a Moto only campground there where 180 hits 60 I heard it was not in business anymore.
TWO-two wheels only in Suches, pretty sure it reopened.

On a lunch break in paint bank, VA I spotted three cyclists. One gentleman was riding a Renovo appalachain series. By far the most gorgeous bicycle I have ever seen. 99% certain that will be what I build at some point. It was a true work of art I cannot accurately describe the beauty.
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Old 09-29-2013, 05:39 PM   #31475
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That woundn't be Wolf pen gap Rd, would it? great MC road,Of course there aren't many bad roads MC wise in that area. There used tobe a Moto only campground there where 180 hits 60 I heard it was not in business anymore.
Same road...180. TWO is the campground and just re-opened.
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Old 09-29-2013, 06:13 PM   #31476
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TWO-two wheels only in Suches, pretty sure it reopened.

On a lunch break in paint bank, VA I spotted three cyclists. One gentleman was riding a Renovo appalachain series. By far the most gorgeous bicycle I have ever seen. 99% certain that will be what I build at some point. It was a true work of art I cannot accurately describe the beauty.
So I find you in this thread. Funny thing, I never noticed it until now. Ride this week? I knowi have a couple of ball games though.
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:25 PM   #31477
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Nicely done. You're an ironman.

How was the gearing, spot on?


Depends, near the end I was wishing for a 17 on the rear! I run 42c tires on that bike so the gearing may be closer to 41/16 or 39/15 on a SS with 23c tires. The 39/16 allows me to cruise comfortably at 20-23 mph on flat to rolling terrain, 25 starts to get busy and beyond that I start to bounce on the seat. I have 2 other SS road bikes (Trek T1 and 2nd District) but for some reason that old battle ax if my favorite.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:02 PM   #31478
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Same road...180. TWO is the campground and just re-opened.
That's great to hear. I've been there two or three times when I've traveled through that area.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:06 PM   #31479
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Same road...180. TWO is the campground and just re-opened.
I need to take a bike tour in that area, in the next couple of years. lots o climbing ,but pretty area.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:10 PM   #31480
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Same road...180. TWO is the campground and just re-opened.
Congrats on the 3 Gap. That's a tough one. There were a butt load of cyclists on Wolf Pen Gap a couple of weeks ago when I rode the 60/129/180 loop on the Tiger. No way would I ride those roads on a bicycle. Too many nutcases on sport bikes using all of the road.

edit: BTW, Bill has done a great job with the new Two Wheels of Suches. The food and the service is better than it used to be in the past.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:21 PM   #31481
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Hey does any one have any revelate designs stuff.I thinking of putting some bikepacking stuff on the LHT and run smaller rear panniers. A Tangle frame bag and a large seat bag, and run less stuff on rear rack. Plus I could use the stuff on the Mt Bike.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:34 PM   #31482
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Those frame bags look good presuming they leave enough room for you to keep water bottles. I know a lot of MTB guys use the Camelbacks for water so it isn't a big deal for them but I'd rather have water on e frame than on my back if possible.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:13 PM   #31483
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Hey does any one have any revelate designs stuff.I thinking of putting some bikepacking stuff on the LHT and run smaller rear panniers. A Tangle frame bag and a large seat bag, and run less stuff on rear rack. Plus I could use the stuff on the Mt Bike.
I have a Tangle frame bag that I use for long unsupported rides. It's fairly roomy, mounts securely and my legs don't hit it while I pedal. I'd like to try some bikepacking and have been thinking about adding a Viscacha seat pack. Together with my Deuter 30L backpack, I should be good for a weekend. A riding buddy has toured quite a bit with several Revelate bags and raves about them.
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Old 09-29-2013, 10:11 PM   #31484
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Those frame bags look good presuming they leave enough room for you to keep water bottles. I know a lot of MTB guys use the Camelbacks for water so it isn't a big deal for them but I'd rather have water on e frame than on my back if possible.

I ride a huge bike, a 60 cm.I've measured the distance from the top tube to where I think the bag will hang( there web site says 6" ) I should have enough room for a tall bottle on both cages,but not a 1.5 liter bottle on the seat tube.One nice thing about the LHT is it has 3 bottle cages. I hate a pack on a bike,I don't like to were one when I commute. I figure, I've spent the money on the panniers I may as well use them.
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Old 09-30-2013, 05:33 AM   #31485
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Skinny-ish tire mounted on a fat tire ride... irony?
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