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Fear of climbing

April 2, 2007

Mooseman Bike Elevation

I had a nice long brick workout this afternoon. (1:20 trainer ride to a free Spinnervals DVD I snagged at the Multisport Expo followed by a 3 mile run). Then decided to poke around technorati to see who else was blogging about Mooseman.

In my rummaging around the net, I found this blog post from a fellow Connecticut-er who showed off a topographic map of the bike course for Mooseman. Granted I had heard some stories about how the course was really hilly, and started off with a pretty aggressive climb right from the start… but actually seeing it mapped out visually on my computer shocked me a little! (well, actually quite a lot…)

Check out the full route profile here:

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=810129 

It looks like I’m going to be doing some hill repeats in the next few weeks to prep my quads for Mooseman! Who’s with me!?!

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One comment

  1. Thanks for the shout out! I’ve done Mooseman twice, and the hills are a fun feature 😉 The first two are brutal, but there’s a lady dressed in a devil suit cheering you on and it’s over relatively quick. I have to say that I have seen some folks walking it though, so yeah you might want to work on the quads a bit.

    Whereabouts in CT are you located, drop me a line and we could perhaps take a training ride together some time.



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