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    Ramble Round Prattsburgh

    Has anybody raced this. Looking for info about the course. Would be riding a single speed w/ 36-16 gearing. Possibly doing the 30mile portion. Thanks

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    Done it each year. My favorite race for sure. Wish I could go back. Have fun with the 36-16 gearing, bring some walking shoes on the climbs. Canen Hill tops out around 27% and the top of Hungry Hollow is around >20+ % and extremely loose & rocky. If it's wet, you'll be walking for sure. I had to walk it last year with a 34-25 on my cross bike.

    Here's a link to a video I put together back in 2009 (long video at 16 min)

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    with that gearing did you spin out on the flats. I run 32-18/16 on my mountain bike and my crossish bike is set up as previously stated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcufari
    with that gearing did you spin out on the flats. I run 32-18/16 on my mountain bike and my crossish bike is set up as previously stated.
    I had full gearing on my bike with a compact 50/34 - 11/25. I wasn't running out on the flats, but was running out of gear on the descents! I think there was a few singlespeeders out there... But not many and if they were there I really didn't know what there gearing was.

    This course is pretty much up or down, really no flats to speak of...

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    Oh now I get it I was going to say where the hell do you get a 25t ss cog

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcufari
    Has anybody raced this. Looking for info about the course. Would be riding a single speed w/ 36-16 gearing. Possibly doing the 30mile portion. Thanks

    Keep in mind that it's 95% road racing, yet very scenic and challenging.

    Well-run and well-organized.

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