200 on 100

Vermont is spelled with a capital “V”, surely no coincidence. With the loads of mountains and climbs available, it had to start with a “V”. I mean, if it was mountainous enough to draw a runaway “loose” nun who left the church for a sailor, it must be good, right? (Great nordic skiing there””Trapp Family Lodge, if you are there in the winter months as well).

Anyways, being a seventh generation “V”ermonter myself, who was raised on a family farm on Rogers’ Hill in West Newbury, VT (which was hand cleared and settled in 1763 by my G-G-G-G-G-Grandfather and still owned by my father) I have a deep love and feel for VT, liberal politics notwithstanding. So when I heard about the 200 on 100 “Dumptruck of Awesome” that was available, I just knew that I had to do it. And not only that, I knew that I had to share this beautiful “Ode to the V in Vermont” with all of my best cyber-cycling-soul mates. Okay, soul mates might be going a bit far there, but you get my meaning.

So, enough with the intro.

Break out the rollers, get on the trainers, find your winter gear; lay off the seconds, nurse that one glass of booze, hold the toasting to one drink, dodge Cupid’s chocolates and shoot the Easter Bunny because training for this bastard started yesterday and you’ll be paying for it on the 28th of June, 2012 in spades!

See you in the pre-dawn hours on the Canadian border with our eyes firmly fixed on the prize of the Massachusetts border. Let’s drive this dump truck like Mel Gibson leaving the compound in a post-apocalyptic world, baby!

Route and location details on the Cogal Event Page.

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712 Replies to “200 on 100”

  1. @Tim  – Next year, sign up for Climb to Kaiser and the Death Ride. C2K is 155 miles with 14000′ of gain, DR is 130mi with 15000′ of gain.

  2. @Xyverz

    @Tim  – Next year, sign up for Climb to Kaiser and the Death Ride. C2K is 155 miles with 14000″² of gain, DR is 130mi with 15000″² of gain.

    Cool!  Where do these rides take place?

  3. @Xyverz

    @Tim  – Next year, sign up for Climb to Kaiser and the Death Ride. C2K is 155 miles with 14000″² of gain, DR is 130mi with 15000″² of gain.

    Is this in the US? I may need a real road trip by then. When?

  4. @Buck Rogers

    @Xyverz

    @Tim  – Next year, sign up for Climb to Kaiser and the Death Ride. C2K is 155 miles with 14000″² of gain, DR is 130mi with 15000″² of gain.

    Cool!  Where do these rides take place?

    California — Climb to Kaiser is in the Sierras east of Fresno; Death Ride is in Alpine County, south of Lake Tahoe.

  5. Wow, so the ride sounds like it was a success. Just catching up on this. From the reports I’m very happy I was in a car as I traveled from Bennington north and into Maine on my honeymoon trip. I’ve only ever hit around 180kms, so cannot believe going double that distance. Insanity.

  6. @MJ Moquin

    Anybody up for rolling with the trio for a couple of hours this Saturday?

    i’d be there in a heartbeat if I was any where in New England next weekend.  Unfortunately, I will be in Texas, sweating my butt off, instead.

  7. @MJ Moquin

    Hey Matt, sorry I can’t make it -would love to as I did an imperial c. yesterday and am feeling good! Where’s Rodger?? You could car pool! I take it your back in form?

    Hope you go and if you do give us a report.

  8. @MJ Moquin

    Anybody up for rolling with the trio for a couple of hours this Saturday?

    Did anyone go and ride with Ted King et al this last weekend???

  9. Report of last year’s Cogal can be found HERE – 2012 2much on 100

    This original article was posted almost a year ago!  My how time flies.  I cant speak for the other 14 or so guys, but I could have used another 4 weeks of preparation.  From the looks of @Marko’s latest piece, many have fallen off the wagon in a dark dark way.  What more do you need for motivation?  The distance sounds daunting, and it is, but I believe it is within everyone’s capabilities given some good training and finding foods/hydration that works for you.  No better time to get that stuff sorted than the present.

    If you can’t tell, I’m still stoked off of the saddle time and quality of rides and people I was able to share it with in 2012.  No reason to stop the party in 2013!

  10. This thread is a bit old, but I thought I’d tag on it to note that there is a semi-organized version of this ride that takes place every year, on the weekend closest to the summer solstice.  All are welcome to join.  http://100-200.org.

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