When it really is "hotter than hell".

Criterion Rider, Hotter-n-Hell 100, 1992

Gear-jammers.  Rookies.  Kids.  Feather-mohawks.  A glass of beer at mile 6 as all the speed junkies go screaming by.  Wait…what?

 Imagine: you’ve just trained 3 months to do one of the hardest centuries of the summer, putting aside everything else and spending hours on the trainer.  During this time you drink, eat and workout in an effort to maintain your fitness so that when the day comes, you are at your best.  Then when you get there, you unpack the bike, find your friends, stretch, do a quick 2-3 mile warm-up, and head for the starting line. 

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