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Monday, April 19, 2010

HOTTER N HELL 100 MILE BIKE RACE...AND WHAT???


Ok...here is the next Endurance Challenge...thanks to my good buddy Lynn Ballard for the idea...and for Laura Underwood who encouraged part 2 of the festivities...

Every August in the sweltering Texas Summer HEAT, there is the Hotter N Hell 100 mile Bike race in Wichita Falls Texas. Thousands upon thousands of cyclists descend upon the otherwise nondescript location to partake in this little bike race. A few years ago, my buddy and Ultramarathoner Lynn Ballard rode it on a fixed geared bike. During one of our epic trail runs, Lynn starts talking about it...the Hotter N Hell was on my bucket list...so, well, it's going to happen.

Since Lynn and I are exactly the same height and stride...well, his little fixed geared track bike was a perfect fit. Yesterday, I go over to his house...clip in and go...it was perfect...absolutely perfect.

For all my non cycling buddies...a fixed geared bike is a bike with one gear and when the bike is moving the pedals have to be moving...there is NO coasting...the pedals and and back wheel sprocket is like a "rigid member" for you engineering types...(keep your mind out of the gutter...I know most of you that read this and your mind just when off road! ;-))

On Sunday, the day following the bike race, there is a 1/2 marathon trail race to go along with the weekend. It's on the agenda too...Ultramarathon gal and friend Laura Underwood did both events last year...She also accomplished the 100 mile bike ride and the 100 mile Ultramarathon in the same year. That is something else I hope to finish within the next 12 months...the 100 miles on the bike and a 100 miles on foot...so there you are....ICE BATH ANYONE?!

8 comments:

Big Daddy Diesel said...

100 miles on a fixed gear, now thats impressive!! I admit, I cant, ok more like, wont try that, unless the route is flat as a pancake.

Jeff said...

100 on a fixie? That's hardcore!

So I guessed right - not the mode I expected, but it is triple digit mileage!

Can't wait to hear how it goes!

KK said...

See, Superdave? Even Jeff thinks you're hardcore. You rock!!

DavidH said...

I can see where you are going with this. All I will say with respect to that is you need to to sign up a year in advance for most of them.

HH100 on a fixie - nice!

Game on! :)

Shannon said...

I love everything about it except.....well it starts with the word "fixed." ;)

You Rock!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

fixed gears are NO JOKE!! Hardcore stuff.

An ice bath will be in order for sure! 100 miles on foot...no this is another level all together.

100...100.... do you see the pattern?

Mark C. Smith, "The Naked Runner" said...

I would join ya, but I just happen to like "Private Dick and his two battle buddies" way too much to stick them in a saddle for 100 miles! I wish you the absolute best of luck!! Eeeek! haha Go get'em, Capt. America!

Lynn B said...

heheheheheheheheheheheheheh.. he said "rigid member"...

Lynn B

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