Leg NotesShortly out of Huntsville you will take a left and start the climb of Trappers Loop. This is the steepest and most difficult climb of the whole route, making you the hero of your team! The ascent is about 1100 feet over 4.3 miles (average 4.6% grade). The descent is one of the steepest as well, fast and fun! At the bottom of Trappers Loop you will go left and pass through the quaint farm towns along the Morgan Valley Drive, including Mountain Green, Peterson and Milton. Watch for farm dogs and tractors along these roads. Finish this leg in Morgan at City Hall.
Elevation Map – Leg 2
Everything about Rodzilla is XXXL sized, even his truck.Baton exchange #2 goes off without a hitch. La Canadienne has covered the 24.7 miles in an hour and twenty seven minutes at an average of 16.1 mph. It's a phenomenal performance considering the crippling hill at the beginning.
1/4 of the way done and it's smiles all around ... for now.
I congratulate La Canadienne on her heroic performance (The race bible promises that after that first vicious hill climb you will be your team's hero) and ask if she needs a rub down. Only if I want to lose a finger or two as it turns out. Being touched is not what she wants at this point (I'll warn the pamperers providing facials and pedicures to keep their distance) but a cold drink and a cold towel? I'm on it.