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Part 4: Roxbury Gap
“A couple of us had the benefit of having done the ride, or some portion of it in the past, and therefore knew what was coming. As we came off of Dump Road, Kansas asked me if we had some recovery before the next gap. I told him, ‘Oh yeah, there is a long flat section along route 12A,’ seconds before realizing he was asking about Roxbury, the gap that we were immediately rolling to the foot of. I chuckled, and then said, ‘Unless you mean Roxbury, we’re hitting that right now. He was absolutely devastated.” - PVB
“We hauled it up this twisting bastard, the contours of it like a napping hippo, complete with shitty mud puddles and fly covered teats. Steve has gone early, and I fight to get within 25 meters of him before the summit. Lord, the sun was so slaying, I really felt like I was being punished by a foreign interrogator: bright lights, weights on my skull. Holy father, they want what's inside!” – Rubi
“If you are a shit descender like me, then the other-side of Roxbury Gap is the feeding belt over rut riddled rocky McTrashy lane, your arms and hands are weak…it is rough, real rough on everything. Mountain bikers will be very entertained by this stretch. I just really sucked over that mess. Oh, there goes Sam, in the drops and full of confidence. He is just happy, and I really think he is one of the smoothest riders I know.” – Rubi