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100 miles on 2 water bottles total, the land of misguided SAGs @Jackson Brevet๐Ÿ‘Ž

Ride
  • 101.7mi
    Distance
  • 5,125ft
    Elevation
  • 4:35:18
    Moving Time
  • 3,341
    Calories
  • 171
    Suffer Score
 
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Comments

  1. Michael Derocher

    Dang - you were moving!

  2. Dale Robertson

    Risky business...hot day in Georgia today. Nice effort

  3. David Blalock

    U da MAN!

  4. John C.

    Years ago they would have the awfulest tasting like cheap Gatorade so I just bring four

  5. John C.

    Plus you'll look like a boss with four

  6. David Latty

    Whoever was in charge of that sag stop, must have also been in charge of the ride numbers

  7. John C.

    If I do six gap I'll have my team van support

  8. Clint Williams

    David Latty you got that right!
    John C good point!
    Dale Robertson I certainly didn't do it on purpose, long story but the out and back SAG idea is ridiculous! If not for Joey Brown lending a couple chugs at mile 95 I would've locked up!

  9. mark mooney

    The pickle juice was great if you could find the sag stop

  10. David Latty

    Maybe they are starting a new thing, the secret sag atop, added adventure

  11. Clint Williams

    2 of 'em were out and backs mark mooney

  12. David Latty

    Never make a bike rider back track,

  13. Todd Berry

    Good riding with you again.

  14. Clint Williams

    Always good riding with you Todd Berry!

  15. Mark Linenberg

    All sags seemed to be really well marked on the course, with a bright yellow sign (that you could see from a distance) announcing each sag 1 mile ahead and then multiple clear markings on the road where the sags were and where the route went. I've done probably over 80 organized centuries and JC's sags are some of the easiest to spot while riding and the course is exceptionally well marked in general. The lead police car made it even easier for the front group. Plus, with temps going towards the upper 80s and lots of sun, most riders start with more than 2 bottles in case their fellow riders decide not to stop at the sag of their choice.

  16. Clint Williams

    Mark Linenberg it wasn't the fact that there weren't sags, it was the out and back nature of it. I witnessed multiple "near misses" with riders going everywhere. Probably won't be back with that type of sag. I spoke with Robert after the ride, they had to reroute 2 sags a month before the ride.

  17. Mark Linenberg

    Out and back sags are a fairly regular occurrence on many centuries in GA, and you have to expect riders going in/out of sags when we pass them or some riders within a group might be turning off, while others are continuing down the road or turning a different direction, or some are coming back on the course from a shortcut if they are doing a different distance. Anyway, hopefully you'll come out for this and other centuries, as the items you mentioned are pretty standard and being vigilant around sags is just par for the course. This is why some the folks you were riding self-sagged, with enough bottles from mile zero. Not fun to be a mule, but it allows you to put your foot down when the ride is over and not worry about any sag location. I'm impressed you did the loop on just two bottles!

  18. Joey Brown P.

    Hmmm. I've done my share of these type rides. Out and back are the exception and not the rule. I understand they had a couple of changes just a month ago. I'm not sure why East Jackson HS or the middle school wasn't used. They were directly on the route. Other than the SAG situation, the ride was fine.

  19. Clint Williams

    I've only done about half that many centuries in the SE and I'd say the O/B is kinda rare but yes it's a thing. I sure didn't plan to only use 2 bottles and I hope it's not coming across like a badge of honor Mark Linenberg. But my group missed the sag around mile 50 or so where it split to the left. Then I was between riders on both sides at the Dry Pond sag and had to go left instead of straight. I turned around to try to get back in the the road to go to the sag but traffic was too heavy. It's all good Mark. I know how difficult setting up a century is and this is always a good one, my third year doing it.

  20. Mark Linenberg

    Clint you appear to have ridden very strong with just two bottles, and that's definitely a badge you don't want to earn on a hot day like today. I wholeheartedly agree O/B sags are the least optimal, but I will stand up for the rides that put a ton of effort into making a smooth and hopefully very safe route, which I think JC gets high marks. Now sags that really suck for the front group that don't plan to stop for any sags are: a route course that takes you to a sag off the course, because it assumes everyone wants to stop at mile 22 for a sag, which then requires everyone to back track to the course. My all time worst sag was a requirement (only shown with the words rest stop) that you turn off the main road, go through (or stop and refill) at a sag 50 miles into the course and then you exit out the back of the sag into a new road. That century, caused the front 30 riders to bypass the 'rest stop' continue down a 55mph road being passed repeatedly by 18 wheelers, ultimately the our group went 20 miles off course. This was pre smart phones and pre gps bike computers and it sucked.

  21. Clint Williams

    Mark Linenberg, how many bottles did you start with?

  22. Mark Linenberg

    Clint, I self sagged nutrition, so I had enough with me. I had roughly 120 ounces and finished with about half a bottle remaining. Yes, I'm a mule, and don't like to navigate sags other than rides like 6 gap where I don't want to carry 8 pounds of liquid from mile zero.

  23. Clint Williams

    On a tri-bike? You the guy that calls for mandatory pee break at about 30 or so miles in?

  24. Mark Linenberg

    I called it a 2 minute courtesy nature break, where everyone in the front group can stop for a nature break or , swap a bottle, or take in a gel, etc. Pretty much every ATL metro century: Tony Serrano, JC, Cartersville, Wilson, Covington, One Love, Beautiful Backroads, etc. has been honoring this tradition for multiple decades roughly 25 to 30 miles into the ride. So, yes, that was me, keeping the tradition (which is welcome by nearly all). Say hello next time.

  25. John C.

    Mark you got to much mouth

  26. David Blalock

    There's one in every crowd!

  27. Clint Williams

    John C & David Blalock ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜œ