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  • Posted in thread: Anyone ever had a presta valve stem snap? on 05-13-2013 at 05:21 PM
    I had several break on me before I decided to get me a shrader valve adapter. I just leave it
    on the valve stem. Much easier for me this way.

  • Posted in thread: One piece of advice for newbies on 04-11-2013 at 12:13 AM
    The wind and rough roads are two of the hardest things to deal with on a bike. I really had no
    concept of how much the wind can affect you until I started riding. Rough roads, after awhile
    ,just start...

  • Posted in thread: Dahlonega (2) on 04-06-2013 at 12:27 PM
    I live in Hogansville-50 miles south of Atlanta, but I have friends who have a cabin in Suches
    so I go there often and love the riding up there.

  • Posted in thread: How many century rides? on 04-05-2013 at 04:02 PM
    I will probably wind up with 15+. I teach/coach so I have the summers off. I will do 5 or 6
    organized rides and a bunch of centuries on my own this summer. I did 12 centuries in June/July
    last year. J...

  • Posted in thread: Dahlonega (2) on 04-05-2013 at 01:40 PM
    It looks a lot easier on paper. That 4th climb-Hogpen-is one of the toughest climbs in the
    South. Also, the total climbing for the whole thing is 11,000 ft +.

  • Posted in thread: Dahlonega (2) on 04-05-2013 at 01:45 AM
    There are not any "major climbs" in that section but there are a bunch of pretty good rollers
    on Black Mountain Rd. You will climb about 3,700 ft in that out and back.

  • Posted in thread: Six Gap Century / Three Gap Fifty on 04-05-2013 at 01:29 AM
    50/34 and a 28 for Six Gap? Or are you talking about the other ride? I was going to do Six Gap
    (2014) with my 50/34, 12-25.I said a 28 on the back would help-didn't say it was a must. It's
    what I have...

  • Posted in thread: Six Gap Century / Three Gap Fifty on 04-04-2013 at 03:48 PM
    Oh yeah, be sure to take at least a compact (50/34) and a 28 on the back will help.

  • Posted in thread: Six Gap Century / Three Gap Fifty on 04-04-2013 at 03:45 PM
    I've done Six Gap three times officially and many more times doing training rides in the area.
    It's pretty tough, especially Hogpen Gap (the 4th Gap). It's about 7 miles long with a couple
    of two mile...

  • Posted in thread: Fixed with hills on 12-23-2012 at 08:01 PM
    In my opinion, going up the hills is not so hard, unless you are talking about some pretty
    serious stuff. Going down the hills is the problem. You cannot pedal as fast as the wheels are
    turning so you...