I’ve been bummed since I found out that the “Blood Sweat and Gears” 100 mile bike ride is the same weekend as Kure Beach triathlon. I charted out the various race dates, and I think Mountains of Misery might fit into my schedule the best. And that ride ends with a Cat 1 climb – how cool is that?! Then, I found this chart comparing various mountain century rides versus elevation. Why does it excite me that Mountains of Misery is at the bottom of this chart? I need mental help.
Here is a nice little chart comparing various rides.
Three Mountain Metric (jun 4) 75 miles elevation gain is 8600 feet
Blood, Sweat and Gears (jul 25) 101 miles 9908 feet
Brutal 100 (mid Aug) 105 miles 10,167 feet
Hilly Hellacious (oct) 100 miles 9281 feet
Bridge to Bridge (sept) 105 miles 11,739 feet
6 Gap Century (sept) 100 miles 11,657 feet
Chea Challenge (jun 4) 100 miles 9,501 feet
(part of 3 mtn madness)
Mt, Mitchell (may 16) 100 miles 12,255 feet
Mountains of Misery (may 29) 104 miles 12,880 feet
See my earlier post for dates and links to the rides above.