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    Tour de Acoma

    slip into some spandex.

    http://www.skycity.com/tda2009/

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    All bikes are fun

    Quote Originally Posted by NE2NM
    slip into some spandex.

    http://www.skycity.com/tda2009/
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    This is one of the funnest road rides I've done. Don't know where all the fast guys were that weekend but after the climb around mile 25 there were just 4 of us and a coed tandem. We had a police escort that ran interference for us and even handed up water on an empty stretch of road. Imaged what it must be like in a pro race, minus cheering crowds. (mid-life delusion) Other than the one climb, it's flat and fast. Billed as a century but it's only 92-93 miles. Just over 4 hours.

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    not a roadie, but thought I'd share for info.

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    Questions: The website has pretty much zilch for detail. Either of you know what time they plan to start the 100-miler? How many aid stations, and what are they stocked with? As much as I detest road riding, I'm thinking of heading out and doing this as a training ride. Thanks for posting up the notice. Grateful for any details that the Acomites thought was unimportant,
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    I haven't done this ride, but have some info. It's a mass 7am start. For the 92 (so technically not a century) mile ride, apparently it's smooth sailing until the 25 mile mark, then a stiff climb seperates the group. There's a turnaround at mile 60, so I'd guess some of the aid stations are repeated. I don't know how many there are though or what they stock. My guess is one every 20 miles or so with standard fare (water/energy drink, fig newtons, fruit, etc). Perhaps Jemezc will chime in.

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    tons of aid stations if you need them. police at every intersection stopping traffic. Very well supported. Also, some very rough pavement, so don't ride the Zipp wheelset.

    Only Randy C. National Champion finished near the 4 hour mark at 4:12; most strong riders can do it around the 5 hour mark.
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    Busted by Tricky Dick - I went back and looked at the results from the year I did it and it took us +/- 4 1/2 hours. (I was 4th in 4:32). The longer ago the ride took place the faster/more epic it was.

    There was an aid station around mile 20, just before the right turn that leads to the climb. We did a "neutral" stop at the turnaround but I don't remember any aid stations on the way back. We only did the one stop and I was getting cross-eyed and wasted on the return trip. I'm sure they were there, but that's something else I don't remember correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jemezc
    Busted by Tricky Dick - I went back and looked at the results from the year I did it and it took us +/- 4 1/2 hours. (I was 4th in 4:32). The longer ago the ride took place the faster/more epic it was.

    There was an aid station around mile 20, just before the right turn that leads to the climb. We did a "neutral" stop at the turnaround but I don't remember any aid stations on the way back. We only did the one stop and I was getting cross-eyed and wasted on the return trip. I'm sure they were there, but that's something else I don't remember correctly.
    Brent, wait till you're my age! My times keep getting slower, but boy, I remember when.... Of course you know that 4:32 is a smoking fast time regardless. That beats me by 30 minutes on my best day ever......
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