Two years ago a group of us left Mississippi to ride the hills of Cheaha (East Central Alabama in the Talladega National Forest). We had a great time climbing up and down Cheaha mountain.
Two years later, I would say everyone is a better rider. This will definitely be a test. Also, I have tried to get everyone to sign up with Stava (there is a free and paid version – I’m just using the free version). This is the social networking riding / running website. You upload your GPS files. You can compare your ride against others. I uploaded my files from two years ago. On the main climb up Cheaha, which someone has named Cheaha Cat 3, I am ranked 6th out of 17. I was not the first in our group up the mountain. It will interesting to see how we compare this year.
The segment, Cheaha Cat 3, is listed at 2.1 miles, @ 7.1 % average grade. It will be fun to see how everyone stacks up this weekend.
The post from 2009 – click here.