Texas Hill Country River Region Bicycle Classic

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  1. Mike

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    Has anyone ridden the Texas Hill Country River Region Bicycle Classic on a recumbent?
    (http://www.thcrr.com/classic.htm)

    They have 32, 52, 65, and 100 miles outings. The 52 and 100 loops are rated (by TMCRR) as "10" and
    the 65 only "6". I'm coming from a 2D town and am wondering how intense a Hill Country 10 is . . .
    will I still be able to dance Saturday night?

    Thanks, Mike
     
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    >will I still be able to dance Saturday night?

    Mike,

    I have been riding that area for years. The climbs are quite memorable.

    On one of the big climbs out of Vanderpool I saw a couple on a Santana Tandem flop over ala "Artie " on Laugh-in.

    I remarked smugly as I passed, "Ran out of gears?".

    I continued to climb and about 1/4 mile later I did the same thing.

    On some of those climbs walking is not such a bad thing.

    Coming down is something else. You are in a virtual state of "freefall". I don't know if I could have gone any faster on my Trek 1500 if I had been dropped out of an airplane. At 57 mph I started worrying about the 23mm tire that stood between me and death or worse, survival. It would have been a world class case of road rash. Discretion took hold and I staightened up and settled for a more reasonable 45 mph.

    47 mph is as much as I have done on the Barcroft Dakota. Not keen to exceed that. Things start to happen TOO quickly for my 65 yr old reflexes

    Now that I have a GRR and I expect great things out of myself. I should me able to climb and descend like a mountain goat or at any rate smell like one.

    Jerry





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    This sounds like great fun! I am going to mark my calendar and try to do it next year. It gets kinda chilly up here in Minnesota about then...I would love to see how fast my HepCat can go on some big downhills.:)
     
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