Tuesday World Championships

April 14, 2009 at 3:55 pm Leave a comment

Birmingham, Alabama Tuesday World Championships

Birmingham, Alabama Tuesday World Championships (created with topocreator.com)

Affectionately called “Tuesday Worlds”, these rides exist all over the country. I remember from my days at Clemson University the Donaldson Center Tuesday World’s. When we were particularly crazy, my teammates and I would ride from Clemson to the start of the ride (about 50 miles), and then ride the intense training race (about 50 miles) for a nice 100 mile workout! Gone are those days, and I am happy to report that Birmingham, Alabama has an awesome Tuesday world’s. The route can vary slightly from week to week, but the typical route is pictured above. Over 2200′ of climbing are packed into the 30 mile course and there are three distinct sprint lines. The first is the bridge on John Rodgers drive, which comes at the bottom of a long gradual descent after a short steep climb. The second is the top of the Karl Daly climb (the highest point on the course). The last is the “traffic light ahead” sign at the end of Old Leeds road.

Well – enough thinking about it, I am off to go ride it!

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