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Written by Dennis Morgan Wednesday, 28 August 2019 00:00
The Tour of the Battenkill bills itself as the largest pro-amateur bicycle road race in North America, held in the Battenkill valley, in Washington County, New York. It is 76 miles long, including lots of hills, dirt and gravel road sections. It sounded like a challenge.
Written by Chris Beriau Tuesday, 27 August 2019 00:00
Almost 8 months to the day of my open heart surgery to replace my Mitral valve I decided to test my fitness with a 6hour race. Up until about 1 month ago I could barely ride my bike up hill. My heart was not responding when I needed it to. Instead of my heart rate going up with exertion it would actually drop leaving my body starving for oxygen. Within the last few weeks before the race I noticed things getting better, hills were getting a little easier and I was starting to feel better on the bike.