So this was our first year riding in the hotter'n'hell hundred and it was the one "hell" of an experience. I had heard that over the last few years, there has been 12-14 THOUSAND participants in Saturdays activities. Now it's pretty difficult to really understand the magnitude of the volume of people that is on a bicycle.
I have found a raw video on youtube of the start of the ride. The group that I started with, got there 1hr30min before the start and were parallel with that big blow up guy.
It's set this video to start at the 30 min mark, as that is just before the starting cannon goes off and we begin to roll. The video continues to go on and on and on. The last 5 mins is when the massive mob of riders is gone and they do a quick radio broadcast about the start.
Hello Fellow Cyclists!
It's time to starting thinking about and planning for this years HOTTER N' HELL HUNDRED 2014! Darrell and I are in the registration and planning stage of it, so if anyone has any advice on what to do, where to go, any pro tips, let me know and I get them added to this page to share the love of cycling!
The ride this year will be on Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014.
Tour du Rouge Final Day, parade into New Orleans Video
Video files are large, so I suggest a high speed connection, or lots of patience.
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Thought you might like to know about the Pedal Hard Spring Fling next Saturday March 8 out at Driveway Austin. The Spring Fling is a non-competitive fun ride on the Driveway Austin car race track. Two options to chose from, the 3 Hour Endure category ($30) and Power Hour category ($20). Come on out and ride as many laps as you want in the specified duration. Neutral aid station available every lap!
Come on out and set an average speed PR with your friends or just ride for fun!
Driveway Austin is a Le Mans style automobile facility used for testing and driver training. Located in East Austin between the Colorado River and Walnut creek, the facility has some of the smoothest asphalt you'll ever encounter. Plus, it's Car Free while we're out riding bikes on it!
Stick around afterwards, have a cold beer, some food, and watch some bike racing. The Kenny Hill Autowerks Spring Classic races start up after the ride. It's a day of bikes and fun out at Driveway Austin!
Hello! We are both going to be riding in the Tour Du Rouge this year. Dawn rode last year (May 2013) and Darrell volunteered for the crew and was assigned to the "sign crew"
So, once again, we are in the midst of Fundraising for the American Red Cross! As of today. we are 73% completed with this task. If you are looking for a great cause to donate to and could use a tax deduction, might I suggest a Donation to our cause.