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    Default Culpeper Cycling Century - Saturday October 6th

    Register Online at www.CulpeperCyclingCentury.com

    Come on out for the 5th Annual Culpeper Cycling Century (CCC) on Saturday, October 6th!

    This bike ride is fast becoming a tradition boasting great scenic beauty and paved road riding in Culpeper County during the most colorful season - Fall!

    You can choose between 33 miles, 65 miles, or the ultimate challenge 100 miles of countryside roads.
    This ride will benefit the Culpeper Recreation Foundation as they strive to achieve their mission of promoting recreation in Culpeper County. Your registration fee will go towards expenses related to trails, athletic fields, and concession stands.

    Rest stops are offered approximately every 20 miles. Each rest stop will have food, water, restrooms (most are indoor), and first aid kits.

    BOX LUNCHES will be provided on the 65 & 100 mile routes.

    Support vehicles will be monitoring the route throughout the day and will provide assistance as necessary. Helmets are required.

    Difficulty: 33 mile - Easy; 65 & 100 mile - Moderate


    WHEN: Saturday, October 6th, 8:30am start

    WHERE: Start & Finish at: The Bike Stop, 120 W. Culpeper St., Culpeper VA 22701

    AGES: 16 & over (under 16 must be accompanied by an adult who is riding)

    Register Online at www.CulpeperCyclingCentury.com

    Registration Fee By 9/7 (includes t-shirt)
    33 mile $35
    65 mile ( box lunch) $45
    100 mile ( box lunch) $45

    After 9/7 add $10 to fee (shirt not guarenteed)





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    Culpeper Co. Parks & Recreation
    155 W Davis Street Suite 100
    Culpeper VA 22701
    Phone: 540-727-3412 ext 5
    E-mail: Parks@culpepercounty.gov

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    Note: This is the same day as the Seagull Century, but closer and not as flat.

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    Recommended. I didn't get to do this last year, but I did it the year before. Lots of rollers and beautiful country in the foothills beneath the Blue Ridge Mts, and some more farmy country as well.

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    I'd be in for this if I wasn't already riding a century in upstate NY. 2013 for sure!

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    Time to start making the Fall calendar.

    Devils Backbone monster cross 8/25
    Jeremy Bishop gran fondo 9/15
    Back Roads century 9/23
    Culpeper century 10/6
    DCCX 10/21

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    Quote Originally Posted by culimerc View Post
    Time to start making the Fall calendar.

    Devils Backbone monster cross 8/25
    Jeremy Bishop gran fondo 9/15
    Back Roads century 9/23
    Culpeper century 10/6
    DCCX 10/21
    Good list

    (If anybody has tire recco's for mounting on the road bike for Devil's Backbone and the Alpine Gran Fondo, it would be much appreciated.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgoonie View Post
    Good list

    (If anybody has tire recco's for mounting on the road bike for Devil's Backbone and the Alpine Gran Fondo, it would be much appreciated.)
    For the Alpine last year, I just ran my plain 23mm Pro3s. All the offroad sections are uphill (aside from the very top of the second big descent). Climbing dirt at low speed on road tires ain't bad.

    I know the loop has been switched up a bit this year, but unless I hear there are some truly MTB-worthy sections I'll likely just ride my normal road tires again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabberwocky View Post
    For the Alpine last year, I just ran my plain 23mm Pro3s. All the offroad sections are uphill (aside from the very top of the second big descent). Climbing dirt at low speed on road tires ain't bad.

    I know the loop has been switched up a bit this year, but unless I hear there are some truly MTB-worthy sections I'll likely just ride my normal road tires again.
    Not sure the same can be said for Devil's Backbone though. I know at least at the very end there's a gravel descent. I was rocking Gatorskins for a while, which are pretty bomb-proof. Might try those again.
    Last edited by txgoonie; 07-11-2012 at 09:27 AM.

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    I rode Alpine GF on my cross bike with cross tires last year. It kicked butt on the dirt sections, but really slowed me down on the paved sections. I'm a diesel, but powering through the rollers on the last 30 miles was a lot harder than it could have been. Doing the first big paved descent on knobbies was fun too. Big, sweeping turns at 50+mph on small block 8's was an adventure. I kept saying to myself "They're gonna grip, they're gonna grip, they're gonna grip" as the edge of the road got closer, and closer and closer.. Eventually they did.

    I'll probably use the cross bike again this year because it is the only bike that I've got with compact gearing. I'll just put 700x28 tires on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by txgoonie View Post
    Not sure the same can be said for Devil's Backbone though. I know at least at the very end there's a gravel descent. I was rocking Gatorskins for a while, which are pretty bomb-proof. Might try those again.
    Not familiar with that course, it might be more cyclocross-worthy. The top of the second descent on the Gran Fondo was a little sucky on the road tires, but totally manageable. And I'd definitely not want to push bigger tires for the rest of the loop just to make that section a little faster.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dirt View Post
    I'll probably use the cross bike again this year because it is the only bike that I've got with compact gearing. I'll just put 700x28 tires on it.
    Compact gearing is definitely nice on that loop.

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