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Distance: 71, Long, arduous climbs
Pace: VERY SLOW. Average will be around 12
Sweep: None needed - I will be last
Wheels rolling: 8:00
This ride will be the usual Auburn to Colfax, Iowa Hill to Foresthill and then back to Auburn. This route is all climbing for 3-4 hours and then a fast 30 down. This is about all I can ride these days, so the pace will be much slower than if you have ridden with me in the past. Be prepared. For those who need an ego-boost, now is a good opportunity (Charlie).
You must be self sufficient in all regards: bike and fuel. There will be water and stops in Colfax (mile 20), Iowa Hill (29)(soda, cigarettes and water only), Sugar Pine (36) (water only) and Foresthill (51) for snacks and short breaks.