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Zurichman

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So let me at least say this much. I had my cooler left at Betsy's store for this last ride. Not being the techy guy(just own a flip phone)I had somebody at the finish line look up the address for the store. My navigation in my car couldn't/wouldn't find it. I would hate to come all the way down there to not being able to find the start line. Not sure what happened.

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So let me at least say this much. I had my cooler left at Betsy's store for this last ride. Not being the techy guy(just own a flip phone)I had somebody at the finish line look up the address for the store. My navigation in my car couldn't/wouldn't find it. I would hate to come all the way down there to not being able to find the start line. Not sure what happened.

Zman


That is the joy of that part of Pisgah Forest. It is the proverbial "You can't get there from here" location.[biggrin] Keeps the traffic low compared to Brevard and other areas of PNF.

Easiest way to find it is to look for "Mortimer, NC" on Google Maps. Once you know where to go though, easy to get to. Just go to Brown Mountain Beach Resort and head up stream [smile]

https://goo.gl/maps/BJnkk3jDdr72
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I did the 100 old guy class as training for Kansas... and did better than expected for the worst climber in the nation.
My main takeaways, based on seven or eight serious gravel events, Battenkill, a few of the major fondos including Levi's and Hincapie and nearly 100 USAC races  was 1) that the race was unusually well organized. 2) It is one of the most challenging "100" length gravel races in the country and maybe THE most challenging.
Certainly the most technical. And one of the most beautiful. That river the course goes along for awhile is just stunning.
And uh... the free beer was fabulous. Heck of an event.
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Some pics from the Bottlegger 60 miler

Starting temps was around 44 deg. F so yeah as I get older I need to dress warmer. Could have used long finger winter gloves.

Start line pics

Photo op on one of the many climbs. Truth be told I needed a breather.

The general store had a photography there with their tripods taking pics. It was all I could do to turn around and get a pic when I was going 25+ mph, but glad I did.

Betsy General Store pics and food stop. Tried to get there after the race and my navigation in the car said can't get there from here lol

Finish line pics.

Results page. Has a typo but I was the oldest finisher at 66 67 a few days later as the #6 rider. At least not last.


Sorry for a couple of dup pics still learning this.

Zman

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