A group of friends and aquantances as far away as North Carolina gathered for the 10th annual Dairyland Dare cycling event in Dodgeville WI. This was my my 6th Dairyland Dare. Vintage bikes was the theme for this group and we were givin our own roll-out at 7am Saturday. I rode the 100 km on the Serotta Nova Special X. My bike was a steady steed as usual.
It was a very good day with perfect weather and a new route that was very scenic and challenging. The 100km route stayed north and east of Dodgeville and the Mineral Point loop was taken by the 150 km riders after doing about 90 km. The 100km route was tougher than last year with 4700+ ft of climbing and 9 climbs with 10% (or steeper) sections. I found any hill over 10% brutal, but that's the idea, isn't it?
Here is a taste of the day taken with my Garmin Virb mounted to the handlebar. Nothing like 40 mph on a 30 year old bike;
Here is my Garmin data: https://connect.garmin.com/activity/859989346
Robbie (Robbie Tunes) & Pete (Chrome Molly), two elite cyclist who can roll with any group.
More strong cyclists;
idmataya completed the 150 km route with a 53 & 42 Chainring set and 13-21 five speed freewheel. He climbed 15 to 20% climbs with a gear range Chris Froome won't try.
Scotty (crank_addict) came with a '58 Vic Edwards in Peugeot BP livery and did the 150k with a 1950's drivetrain and a four speed freewheel with a lowest 54 gear inch and aluminum cottered crank. The 150 km route has about 7300 ft of climbing.
Edited by WILDCAT - 8/10/15 at 2:05pm