2015 6 Gap Century Ride in North Georgia

pre-race bike photo
Pre-race photo. I was one of only a handful of people riding steel and probably the only touring bike with a rear bag rack. My Salsa Vaya Touring rode like a champ for all 8+ hours.
The start to a very long day. A full day of riding over 6 mountains covering104 miles. The riders and volunteers were great, plenty of support from everyone. Had some great conversations while grinding up the mountains.  I wish I caught names, but one person was an Afghanistan vet who was so severely injured that a doctor told him he would never run or bike again. He bought a bike 8 weeks ago and was giving one of the most difficult centuries a shot. I really hope he made it.
The start to a very long day. A full day of riding over 6 mountains covering104 miles. The riders and volunteers were great, plenty of support from everyone. Had some great conversations while grinding up the mountains.
I wish I caught names, but one person was an Afghanistan vet who was so severely injured that a doctor told him he would never run or bike again. He bought a bike 8 weeks ago and was giving one of the most difficult centuries a shot. I really hope he made it!
A view of the elevation profile
A view of the elevation profile
7 hours in, a view from Wolfpen Gap. Great rest stop at just the right time.
7 hours in, a view from Wolfpen Gap. Great rest stop at just the right time.

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