I enjoyed the route. Some hills in the last 10 miles tested my legs. the weather was bad (2011) but the rest areas were well stocked with food and friendly people. Dan
The rest stops were well run and the food well stocked with something more than high sugar content sweets. Excellent.
I agree the route was poorly marked in spots. It seems that different people were responsible for the markings in different parts of the route.
Some cycling events are now being set up on-line and can be downloaded ahead of time into a Garmin using a .gpx file. As more people are enjoying the benefits of GPS directions while cycling, that would be a great action item for next year.
The rain was unfortunate but it was still a nice ride.
Great route, many new good bicycling roads for me.
Well run event. Rest-stops were well stocked with good food, nice folks and neccessary facilities.
Too bad the rain did not cooperate for the Century riders.
Looking forward to next year.
Mostly I loved the ride... even with the rain, it was a beautiful ride and great scenery. Most of the ride was back roads which gave me a little safer feeling and beautiful surroundings. However, there were some busy roads where there was no shoulder at all and it made me very uncomfortable as cars raced by at 45 mph. The rest stops were great! Well stocked and people were so nice and helpful. I think the route was marked pretty good. At some points it had more markings and then other points I rode for what seemed like miles and was not sure if I was on the right path. Near the end of the 64mile ride I almost passed my turnoff if I had not seen somone from the 100mile crossing the street just as I passed him. More frequent and regular markings would help. I also did not like the hills at the end, I would have preferred them earlier in the race, but I still loved the ride.
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