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Tour de Bubba – Day 3

Bruce and I headed to the Appalachian Mountains of Northern Georgia to ride the “Three Gap Fifty,” which is half of a local club ride known as the Six Gap Century. Our ride was only 38 miles, but included over 5,000 vertical feet of climbing over the three gaps. The vintage Cannondale touring bike that I borrowed from Bruce made the climbs a little tougher than usual for me, but the miles of fast, twisty descents were worth the effort. Two of the gaps had been part of this year’s Tour of Georgia, which was won by Lance Armstrong not long before his record-setting sixth Tour de France victory. There were still many signs spray-painted on the asphalt by fans.

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