Sunday, October 28, 2007

The leaves are a fallin'




I've finally downloaded my pictures from the Fall N Leaf 100K cycling tour that I did a couple of weeks ago. The tour also has a 50K option and takes place in "Mid-Ohio" near Mansfield and Mohican State Park. The very well marked route takes you on back country roads (not 2 lane highways) where the wood burning fireplaces added a pleasant odor to the air; and I saw more cows than cars (which added a different sorta odor to the air)...

The terrain is quite hilly....lots of rollers.


A nice big granny gear is recommended. Over the 100K there was somewhere between 4500 and 4700 feet of elevation gain. The crests of many of the hills are STEEP. I think a 25T cogset would have been much better than my 23. I never had to dismount, but I really had to do some slow and hard peddling to crest some of the hills.


I'll be back to do this one again.

8 comments:

Charlie said...

Sounds like a good one. Maybe we can do a little 50k soon.
Sorry to use your blog to pick on the blog land sox fan. I did get a good rise out of her.

B Bop said...

My blog is open to picking on any and all Sox fans!!!

Or we could pick on the Sox themselves...yes, they had a good year, but I can't halp but feel embarrased for a grown man (and a millionaire and role model for children at that) who runs around the bases with his helmet flopping in his eyes like they always did for the poor kid on your little league team with the really small head. Maybe said Sox outfielder is looking for excuses for his awful baserunning skills....so he wears a poor fitting helmet????

Charlie said...

Emanuel was also an extraordinary left fielder in a park that required him to run for the ball. I move faster knowing I am gonna get stiffed on a tip.

E-Speed said...

As I was driving to Mohican this weekend I thought to myself man this would be one helluva hilly bike ride :)

Veg*Triathlete said...

Um, I was just gonna say I like your bike, and I think it's wicked cool that you and Amaterasu kicked some major triathlon butt together this season.

Charlie said...

out of town this sunday. The Athens backpacking is a deal.
Lets do it.

Julia said...

Nice pics from the ride.

Did you take them from your bike?

B Bop said...

Not exactly....they were taken from the side of the road. Heck, I even took a few from the middle of the road since there were no cars anywhere :-)