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BikeDutchess
01-20-2010, 07:15 PM
Some preliminary information revealed - this year's start will not be in Wellsville but in Lewiston: http://cycleandstyle.com/2010/01/little-red-riding-hood-ride/

Registration is due to start Feb 1.

rubywagon
02-01-2010, 12:08 PM
Woohoo! Registered!

Flybye
02-02-2010, 06:09 AM
I'm in! Thanks for the heads up!

eofelis
02-07-2010, 03:24 PM
I think I'll be going to LRRH this year!
I haven't registered yet.
I've been twice before.
A friend of mine is going, and she's driving. So I'll be catching a ride with her.
I'm not sure if I'll be up to a century ride by then. I haven't been riding too much lately. It's been unusually cold and wet in these parts this winter.

BikeDutchess
02-18-2010, 08:23 PM
If you are thinking about doing this ride, register today! As of yesterday, over 2,000 had already registered, less than 1,000 spots left.

LRRH 2010 Information (http://www.bccutah.org/lrrh2010/)
LRRH 2010 Registration (http://www.active.com/cycling/lewiston-ut/little-red-riding-hood-2010)

The chocolate fountain will be back!! :D

eofelis
02-19-2010, 10:02 PM
I just registered.
I will be coming off of a 1000 mile/4 week loaded bike tour just before LRRH.
Should be an easy century on my carbon road bike!

marni
02-20-2010, 04:59 PM
whoo hoo both my older sister , myself and one of my younger sisters are registered for centuries. see you all there!

marni
02-20-2010, 05:03 PM
I just registered.
I will be coming off of a 1000 mile/4 week loaded bike tour just before LRRH.
Should be an easy century on my carbon road bike!

Where are you doing a tour and with a group?

I envy you your bike stable.

marni

marni
02-20-2010, 05:08 PM
maybe we should all wear an orange ribbon tied to our helmets so we can identify each other, although with 2000 + registered, it may be a moot point anyway.

marni

BikeDutchess
03-03-2010, 01:34 PM
Registration is now closed! The roads are going to be crowded this year with 3000 riders registered.

redrhodie
03-03-2010, 02:12 PM
Here's a related article:

http://cycleandstyle.com/2010/02/alice-telford-founder-little-red-riding-hood-ride/

So inspiring!

rubywagon
03-26-2010, 11:39 AM
So who else is registered, and how many miles are you doing? I am doing the century. We should get a list together. :)

Looking through the old posts, it looks like there were quiet a few TE'ers riding over the past few years! I am getting so excited! This is my first LRRH!

oz rider
03-27-2010, 01:16 AM
Love the logo for this event! :)

Lifesgreat
05-31-2010, 02:40 PM
LRRH is a week away and the weather looks like it will be nice! Yes!

JWo
06-01-2010, 06:36 AM
Yes! Very excited. Hoping to complete my first century this weekend. Should be a great event. Looking forward to seeing you all on the road.

BikeDutchess
06-06-2010, 11:10 AM
What a great day it was for LRRH! I did the 80-mile route (which ended up only being 76) because I had to get back to SLC for an event that evening, and my friend did the 100. The way the routes were configured this year, we were able to ride together for about 68 miles before splitting off.

I liked the new routes - the beginning was on quieter roads so less traffic starting out which allowed the crowds to thin nicely.

My goal was to work on nutrition/hydration so I wouldn't bonk. Promised myself to down at least a gel or blocks at each rest stop and drink more. I did pretty well, felt good at the end of the ride (as opposed to my metric last Monday when I felt totally pooped). The verdict on gels: Cliff Shots - thumbs down (so thick it about made me gag), Hammer Gels - thumbs up.

The rest stops were well-stocked (those were the best oranges ever!) but the lunch stop was quite a bottleneck with the 100's, 80's, and 57's all arriving at the same time. Long lines. Hopefully they'll be better prepared next year. The most wonderful part about the lunch stop was the icy-cold wet wipes!

The flatter part of the ride was before lunch (which was around the 50 mile mark). The 4 miles of climbing (gentle as it was) right after lunch was a bit painful. My average speed before lunch was 16.3, after lunch 13.2 - yikes! I wonder how the 100-milers felt about having most of the climbing (in the Idaho section) near the end of the ride. I know the climbs aren't huge, but definitely noticeable! Anyway, I was glad to avoid that part this time.

The weather was perfect - cool and overcast for a good part of the day, very little wind, sunshine at the end. There was one nasty insect that bit me right through my shorts at about the 66-mile mark - ouch! It's a 2-inch welt today.

General ride behavior - didn't seem quite as bad as the last few years but still quite a few clueless people out there. Why, why, why that ongoing attraction to riding right by the center line? Saw the aftermath of one bad crash - ambulance, backboard and all. According to the road marshall it was caused by wheel overlap in a paceline. Hope it turned out OK, it looked pretty scary.

The party at the finish line was fun. The chocolate fountain was not a fountain but a dip by the time I got there, but still... Unfortunately I didn't win the raffle. All in all I had a wonderful ride! (Now let's not talk about that horrendous drive back to SLC...)

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4061/4675727716_5c3643c592.jpg

Flybye
06-10-2010, 07:09 AM
Thanks for the ride report. I was not able to make it this year. Sounds like you had a great ride and that the course change was a good one. Way to go!

BikeDutchess
06-10-2010, 10:11 PM
Hope you can join us again next year!

chadwillis18247
07-16-2019, 05:56 PM
All cyclist gathered for that day and it was a great day. I finished the 80 mile route. I remembered that I have to secure a medium secure personal loan (https://www.moneymatcher.co.za/contact-us/) just to be able to join.