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    Registration for the Back Roads Century is closing on Thursday. I've ridden this the past two years. Great views, not too much climbing and a good after party. Proceeds support Potomac Pedalers.


    https://www.potomacpedalers.org/back-roads-century

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    I've signed up! Any one else going?


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    Seriously considering this one, and Indian Head this weekend. I guess I have to make my mind up on both by Thursday...

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    I think we're a no this year. We didn't like some of the roads on the 50 miler last year - too busy, little shoulder or just asshole drivers on blind corners (made more stressful by having the 11-year-old partner in crime on the back of the tandem - I rode defense behind them most of the course).

    Trying to convince the SO to somehow join the Sat ride around Antietam again...mostly so we can hit the Antietam winery.

    We are doing Civil War though, likely the metric since it doesn't add a bunch of elevation (the 11 year old PIC will be on tandem and her bike attention span can be short).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Seriously considering this one, and Indian Head this weekend. I guess I have to make my mind up on both by Thursday...
    Do Indian Head - that one is my absolute favorite. Sadly, there's a cx clinic that same day.

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    I'm disappointed to see it's on a Sunday. Sundays are for recovery from Saturday centuries!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Emm View Post
    Seriously considering this one, and Indian Head this weekend. I guess I have to make my mind up on both by Thursday...
    I'm signed up for Indian Head as well. Usually tons of forum folks in attendance. Also, Indian Head support the Oxon Hill Bicycle Club who provides support for the Indian Head Trail, so the bonus is that your participation helps improve trail infrasture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    I'm signed up for Indian Head as well. Usually tons of forum folks in attendance. Also, Indian Head support the Oxon Hill Bicycle Club who provides support for the Indian Head Trail, so the bonus is that your participation helps improve trail infrasture.
    Ok, I'll bug some of ya'll Thursday at WTFCC and figure out the driving situation and roll out time if people want to ride together. As long as the weather forecast stays sunny and nice like it's currently predicting, this should be fun...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TwoWheelsDC View Post
    I'm disappointed to see it's on a Sunday. Sundays are for recovery from Saturday centuries!
    There is a possibility that I am also going to do the Heart of Virginia Century the day before. I've never done back to back centuries, so I'm a bit on the fence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Judd View Post
    There is a possibility that I am also going to do the Heart of Virginia Century the day before. I've never done back to back centuries, so I'm a bit on the fence.
    I've done like 75 and 80 back-to-back during the RVA>DC ride and actually felt pretty good the second day. I think over about 80 is where chafing and what-not start to really get me, so I didn't have those types of problems. Usually a century makes me hate even the idea of cycling for like 3-4 days afterward at least...

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