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Old 01-28-2018, 07:02 PM
ldamelio ldamelio is offline
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Hell of Hunterdon

For those of you in the NE corridor, esp between Philly and NYC - this one is a can't miss. 81.5 miles/5229 vertical feet, mostly scenic paved roads and some modest dirt. You can do it on any bike with 25's or larger. 28 to 30 probably optimum. Great support, rest stops and meal/beer afterwards, plus swag. Fills up fast. Same promoter (Kermesse Sport) runs a series with three other classics-themed fondos that you can find on bikereg.
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Old 01-28-2018, 07:39 PM
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looks fun
http://www.hellofhunterdon.com/course/
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Old 03-01-2018, 10:58 PM
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I am registered for this years' HoH.

This is a well run event.

Been doing this event for the last 3-consecutive years now. No need for CX bike. I run a road bike with 25mm tires.
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Old 03-02-2018, 10:15 AM
ripvanrando ripvanrando is offline
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Fun route. Takes in some great road although a few contrived to join the nice gravel stretches. I used to ride these roads all the time. Can be done on 25's for sure but 28 or maybe even 32's would be my preference. Caution descending Hemp Road at mile 50.6, sharp turn and plunge down to the creek on rough gravel....no biggie for paceliners.
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:14 AM
scharny scharny is offline
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Already planning on doing this next year. Looks like a great time!
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Old 03-08-2018, 12:05 PM
levi levi is offline
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+1. Caution on that metal bridge when wet. Having said that, Do not apply brakes on the metal bridge. You will be sorry.
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Old 03-10-2018, 08:46 AM
ldamelio ldamelio is offline
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FWIW, Floyd Landis riding it and speaking at the starting point (Princeton Elks Lodge) the night before. Curiosity alone may get me to attend. Doing the ride even though undertrained with sucky winter weather.
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:56 AM
jemoryl jemoryl is offline
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I do some riding on those roads a few times each year - it is a great area for cycling. But call me a wuss, I usually stick to the smoother paved roads - even trying to avoid the nasty version of chipseal, which is one drawback to some roads in that area (e.g. Pleasant Valley).
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Old 03-13-2018, 10:08 AM
levi levi is offline
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You have one of the nicest place to ride.

I will not blame you if you try to avoid the gravel roads. I would also avoid it even if I am on a car. LOL.

If it is a singletrack lined with trees, then it is not as boring.
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