Saturday, November 10, 2007

Trans Iowa Tune Up Ride V2

A few weeks ago a few of us guys met up in Marengo, Iowa for a century loop and I had promised I would come up with my own little training ride. So, on Saturday, December 8th I will be sponsoring the 2nd ride of (hopefully) a series of Trans Iowa training rides.

I live in Gilbert, Iowa which is just a couple miles north of Ames. Anyone that would like to come is welcome to stay at my house on Friday night. We will plan on taking off around 7:00 AM on Saturday. There will be just one pass through town around half way so be prepared. The pass through town of Lehigh is very small and it only has a gas station/grocery store. The route will be roughly 107 miles and will have some major climbs. Not a ton of climbing, but the climbs we will do will be 1/4 to a 1/3 of a mile at 8-10 percent grade. Enough to feel it that is for sure!

Check out the route here. Leave me a comment if you would like to come.

8 comments:

gjc said...

I don't know if this will work out for me since I will be finishing the semester the next weekend, but if it does I will give you a call. Sounds fun. Is it single speed friendly?

Paul said...

I would say it is single speed friendly. I went out and rode just one of the hills on 32 X 17 and it wasn't too bad. Not as bad as I thought it would be. But, we would have something like 10 of them so by days end it might hurt quite a bit.

Carney said...

If I'm still around, count me in!!

Paul said...

Sweet! I am glad you are considering it Andrew!

Patrick Humenny said...

any ride is ss friendly....

never doubt.

gjc said...

you know, Paddy, you are right. i need a complete attitude adjustment.

D.P. said...

Paul,

I plan on being there w/ bells on. I always figured gears were more of an academic excercise with little practical use in the real world. Of course I have a bike w/ gears, it's blue. Whenever I ride it, I feel like I'm wearing a funny square hat and a satin sash, and frankly, like I'm playing dress-up.

dp

Paul said...

That is hilarious. So far, I am loving single speeding and don't think I will be riding gears for quite some time. We will have to see.

I am glad you are going to make it!