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Total 200 in 2011
CREATED: 11/15/10 by Eric REPLIES: 15
Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/15/10 4:28 PM

Registration is now OPEN for June 25, 2011. Plus there is now a 200 kilometer option (that's about 125 miles). We've always had an awesome group of riders and volunteers of DC Tri clubbers- we're hoping this gets more of you out there.
Check out all the details and early registration dates/pricing on the new website. You can also sign up for the new email eNews or follow us on Facebook and Twitter. http://total200.com

gabroe's ravatar gabroe    JOINED: 8/27/10    POSTS: 68
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 1:22 AM

Hi, I've done two years in a row the Reston Century and I felt really solid, how hard do you think is this compared to that, I think that I wont have any problem on the 125miler but to be honest I feel the need to do that double century, any thoughts? How hilly is it? Any comments will be appreciated :)

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 9:11 AM

Well, hopefully some other riders will chime in here to give you some perspective on the ride- but it's relatively flat for most of it and there are not many "climbs". The biggest climb is probably going out of town on Pennsylvania Ave or the bridge at mile 75. But for the most part it's either gently rolling or close to flat. It's also very much a group ride mentality where various groups work together in pacelines. Usually most riders do a few century rides in preparation as well as some double weekends (like 75m on Sat and 50m on Sun).
Hope that helps out!

kkaufer's ravatar kkaufer    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 125
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 10:30 AM

In for 125 -- come on, vertical swimmer groupies, join me :)

kev7's ravatar kev7    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 456
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 11:27 AM

If I do not race that weekend, I should be up for the 125 miler.

drphungky    JOINED: 9/7/10    POSTS: 37
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 4:22 PM

I'm financially hurting right now, but will definitely register for this in the future. Looking forward to it!

goodies's ravatar goodies    JOINED: 5/18/10    POSTS: 23
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 10:23 PM

Did the event sell out last year? And if so, does anyone know how quickly?
Thanks

merlinkim's ravatar merlinkim    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 295
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/16/10 11:34 PM

I'll be in for the full 200 again -- knock on wood, no flats in 2011!

emle's ravatar emle    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 127
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/17/10 4:25 PM

If you're on the fence about doing either the 200mi or 200km option think about volunteering for the day. Yes, it makes for a very long day but it kind of goes by fast plus it's a great way to see the course w/o biking it, see how the packs ride, and see what goes into the putting on this ride.
I've done this 3x (only finished all 200mi once) and volunteered 2-3 times. I enjoy volunteering almost as much as riding and find it very rewarding.

Emily

mosered's ravatar mosered    JOINED: 2/28/09    POSTS: 1742
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/18/10 9:38 AM

Great idea, adding the shorter version.

(Darn it, same weekend as Bike Virginia...Do T125, then three days of the other? Hmm...)

siehndel's ravatar siehndel    JOINED: 11/25/05    POSTS: 1061
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/18/10 9:44 AM

Ihan --

You and Bobby need to stay away from each other next year. Lots of bad flat karma this summer!

hppeabody's ravatar hppeabody    JOINED: 9/17/09    POSTS: 193
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/18/10 3:35 PM

Definitely in for the Total 200. I'll be bringing up the rear of the slow folks...now let's hope Santa brings me a trainer for Christmas!!!

drphungky    JOINED: 9/7/10    POSTS: 37
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 11/18/10 3:41 PM

Last year there were open spots the week of.

Also, I just got a Cycleops fluid trainer for $50 off Craigslist. There's a mag on there now for $45. They can be had for quite cheap if you keep your eyes peeled. Good luck!

zoom2zoom's ravatar zoom2zoom    JOINED: 5/5/10    POSTS: 72
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 4/25/11 8:11 AM

Does the 200K ride go to Point Lookout Park? as i can seem to find a route map on the website.

bcfrank's ravatar bcfrank    JOINED: 3/23/09    POSTS: 953
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 4/25/11 9:16 AM

They haven't posted the route for the 200k yet, but it's pretty certain that the 200k option will NOT go to Point Lookout Park. The two rides share the start and end (Washington DC), but I don't think it's possible to get to Point Lookout Park in 100km.

Eric's ravatar Eric    JOINED: 8/18/04    POSTS: 275
RE: Total 200 in 2011
POSTED: 4/25/11 9:22 AM

That's right- the 200k turns before getting to Point Lookout Park because that's the furthest point on the ride. Follow these links for a little more info:
http://www.total200.com/FAQs/FAQs/Route

Elevation approximations:
http://www.total200.com/The_Ride/Route_Info

More details about the route will be posted soon so check back on our site - or Facebook page. We have the route pretty well defined but we're still working on the online version so it has all our latest updates. Then we'll also provide a GPS file for participants.

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