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    Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    well maybe not in that order.
    today we went up to Loon Mt. My wife had qualified for the finals of the Mt Dew
    Vertical Challenge. so up we went to do some snowboarding
    wife on lift going up.



    wifes Race Run, female 46-55 Snowboard. she would get
    third place and a Broonze medal.



    Loon Mt has a small Steam Train that runs between the 2 Base area's
    always good for a Picture



    Since now the sun stays out a lot later, and in the afternoon it was a really
    nice day. I grabbed my road bike and Left Loons Parking lot and got on the
    Kankamangus Hiway and Up to the Pass. 9 Miles of climbing , close to
    2000 feet of altitude gain.
    ( Info here http://www.northeastcycling.com/Gap_Climbs.html )

    into the Mountains I go.



    the route follows the Pemigassett River , and here
    you can see a Hiking bridge ( bikes not allowed Boo Hisss )

    Last edited by splats; 03-28-2009 at 08:12 PM.
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    Re: Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    THe views as I was riding up were Spectacular!



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    Re: Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    and here I am at the top



    That snow bank I am stading on is about 9 feet high!!

    took me about 60 minutes to get up , and about 20 To come down

    but it felt really good!

    and the weather was a LOT nicer than the last time I did this ride

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/sho...highlight=loon
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    Re: Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    Nice story with some great shots - congrats on getting in the top 3 !!
    I especially love the train.

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    Re: Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    Good job to both of you. The pictures look great.
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    Re: Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    Great pictures and I also like the train one.

    Congrats to the wife on third place, very cool.

    So what was your speed coming down?

    James

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    Re: Fire and Ice ( Snowboarding and Road bike Climb )

    Quote Originally Posted by JamesV
    So what was your speed coming down?

    James
    between 20 and 50 mph into a head wind. was around 30-35 for most of it.

    came screaming into the hairpin at 45 glad it was dry free from sand and my brakes were working well.
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