Come on, what about the mountainous spine of central Florida?
Well....they are sure going to feel like mountains June 5 at Clermont.
Mike "this bike must have one more gear" in St. Pete.
Now if we only had some good mountains to play with...
Great post, David!
> Any relation to Lori?
Guess who I support for every race she does though .
I'm just glad I'll be to old (and in the wrong country) to face any
Reid-Bowden progeny, the Molina-Baker one (Miguel) could be a bit more of a problem.
- David (Lori's got to win Hawaii this year) Bowden
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>Hmmm...that must be the long line of overpasses over I95, right?
The hills around Clermont have fooled a few of our northern friends
who have come down thinking fast and flat. They're not that big, but
they can mess your mind up if you're not expecting anything.
>Iron Pete "still feeling the overpass from the cycling course at GCT last year"
Mike "or gators" Tennent
Ironman Canada '98
: The officially listed highest peak in Florida is the man made mountain
: for the Thunder Railroad at Disney World.
That's a splendid urban legend, but incorrect. The "official" Florida high
point is Britton Hill at 345 feet:
"Red Stone Mountain", part of Disneyworld Florida's Big Thunder Mountain
ride in Frontierland in the Magic Kingdom theme park is 179 feet high and
on top of that the average elevation in the Orlando area is 106 feet above
sea level. I suppose that the Magic Kingdom ground level could be 60+
feet above greater Orlando, pushing the fiberglass peak of the attraction
above 345, but I can't find any indication of that...and I defy you to
ride your bike up Red Stone Mountain, or climb it without getting
There are however plenty of buildings in Florida taller than 345 feet...
>You ought to try finding a hill on coastal Georgia... We have to use
>large road kills.
>Mike "or gators" Tennent
>Ironman Canada '98
>>You ought to try finding a hill on coastal Georgia... We have to use
>>large road kills.
>>Mike "or gators" Tennent
>>Ironman Canada '98
>Whooo - don't go flat half way up!!!! Where do you run hill repeats? We
>have to use parking garages here in St. Pete.