[BVC-CHAT] [BVC-INFO] 4 July ride
cmenzel at tamu.edu
Thu Jul 3 12:58:16 CDT 2008
On Jul 3, 2008, at 12:21 PM, Gary Varner wrote:
> Christopher Menzel wrote:
>> How many of y'all are planning on doing Mama Willie's 4 July 100+
>> miler? It's a great route, particularly scenic from 105 on. The
>> pace will be easy/moderate. Weather promises to be very cooperative
>> for this time of year, with sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s
>> and 80s, relatively low humidity, and very mild winds.
> I did a very rough map of Willie's mother of an independence ride:
> http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2040902 and it comes in at around 90
You left out the loop through Gay Hill, which extends all the way over
to Longpoint Rd -- that adds another 7 or 8 miles. Whether we
actually feel like riding that loop at that point is another matter.
(Also, I'd forgotten that the last time I did this ride we took 36 all
the way into Caldwell from Somerville, which put us well over 100
miles for the day.) Your route also has a stretch on 50 between Lyons
and Snook, which would be highly ill-advised -- lots very fast
traffic, narrow lanes, and no shoulder. The actual route will take
1361 out of Somerville and then 2155 over to Snook. Also, we turn off
105 onto William Penn, well before the turn you have marked at 390.
> Taking rte 50 north from Independence thru Clay would cut off about 13
Absolutely the most horrible, God-forsaken stretch of road in the
county (between Clay and 60).
> But I'm afraid that my ass isn't rated for 80 or 90 miles.
No comment. :-)
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