I never would have thought that this town had this many suicidal people in it. But after posting this road route yesterday, thinking "it would be cool to try this year," a number of people were interested at attempting to kill themselves by flinging themselves against a hillside alongside us.
So as I type this out a 11PM, I can smell the bacon that my roommate is cooking - yes, fucking bacon at 11PM - and I think to myself "This is going to be fucking awesome." If you finish this, Energor will smile and grant you the status of "Badass;" AND you're face will do this:
So anyway, this was starting out as just 2 or 3 of us going to scope out this route for a future road hill challenge. But lots people jumped at the idea of riding this Sunday, so this piece-a-shit is a go for Sunday. If you want to go, here's the deal:
Where: Lone Wolf Coffee - corner of Kehr's Mill and Clayton Road. Check out the website for details - www.lonewolfcoffecompany.com
When: 9AM, try to be there kinda early so we don't leave late. I'd rather not be still sitting around at 9:30.
Route: See yesterday's post, or download it:
http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/mo/wildwood/649368124166 Turns out it's about 93 miles total.
Pace: Steady but relaxed, talking pace. There isn't much distance between each hill, so let's take advantage. However, I'd rather it isn't an FBC Full Moon Fiasco pace.
Weather: Looks like a high of 38F.
This route does not go straight out for 4 hours then back for 4 hours - in other words, we should almost always be within *about* an hour of the start point if you need to bail, which some people will. Which is cool. There will also be a handful of gas stations for refuel, i.e. at Six Flags, and Wild Horse Creek/109. That being said, bring plenty of food and water 'cuz this ain't supported! There WILL also be some hills that are done as an out-and-back solely for the sake of going up that hill in paticular, so mentally prepare yourself for a few of those, a'ight? The plus side is that a few of these, like Babler Forest, will be a ball-out descent that allows you to go as fast as you will let yourself.
I must give a disclaimer - Tour de Groundhog was on our agenda, but when huge rides pop up that will have us on the bike for a longer period of time, with little/no driving and no entry fee, sometimes we just have to jump on it. Nevertheless, there WILL be a Seagal presence at TdG (thank you Nico.)
So if you still want to go, start resting now, and show up before 9 this Sunday. I mean really, how often do you get to redline yourself at 4.5 mph?
-Casey. Fucking. Ryback.