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    Insight, comparison Mt Hood ride to mtn biking...

    I might do the Idaho Springs to Mt Hood ride later this summer for charity with friends from NYC coming out to ride it. I don't road bike and don't own one. Going to borrow one from for the ride if I end up doing. I mtn bike 2-4 times a week and do some longer rides. I did 4 hours on various trails at BC today for example. Does road biking require different training or since I am on the bike about 60 miles a week I should be able to grind it out? I really have no desire to specifically train for it. It appears to be about 25 or so miles without crazy steep grades...I just don't have a bunch of free time and would rather spend it on the dirt. Is this doable? Any experiences would be great to hear about..thanks. BR

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    Assume you mean Mt Evans?
    If so, you'll be fine, but get up at altitude a few times before hand, and be sure to eat and drink lots during your ride.
    If you really mean Id Spgs to Mt Hood, you better train a LOT more!
    Old Codger

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    yep, Mt Evans...my bad...going to Mt Hood soon as well, but not to ride...BR

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