Let’s start at the very end at the Alabama border where the Silver Comet becomes the Chief Ladiga trail if you are heading west, or vice versa if you are heading east. It’s a special place. I’ve ridden through that spot about twenty times, but those twenty times have each been so epic that it feels like I’ve been through there hundreds of times instead of just 20. Here is the top 5 epic rides through that spot sorted by suffer score which combines heartrate and time to determine how much you suffered:
|Date||Title and Blog||Distance||Climbing||Suffer score|
|2016/03/25||Birmingham to Clemson and Back (paris-brest-paris distance)||756 mi||58K ft||746|
|2019/08/19||TNGA 2019||363 mi||43K ft||661|
|2014/04/04||Heart of the South 500||517 mi||36K ft||630|
|2018/08/18||TNGA 2018||364.3 mi||43.5K ft||623|
|2019/04/05||Skyway Epic 2019||303 mi||31K ft||312|
Also, even though it was only mid pack in terms of suffer score, one of the most off-the-wall rides I’ve done through there was when I rode from my house to the Camp Sumatanga training race, did the race, and then rode the rest of the way to Atlanta to meet the family there for a Packers play-off game the next day. 233 miles, 9K climbing, 260 suffer score.