i thought it was beaver run it's like 2.3 miles or somethin like that i go through it every time in bout 10 15 minutes so that's got to be it. but yea are you going to the explore the trails thing saturday i am.
Nope, I'm not going to be able to make it unfortunately. I still haven't ridden there yet. I'm going to be helping at FATS that morning, but then I'm heading home once we're done there. My girlfriend's in town this weekend, and my parents are coming to visit that afternoon as well...so, I have to keep everyone entertained lol.
The six and a half hours I spent doing the Dark Star ride a few weeks back was pretty brutal...I couldn't go 13 hours by myself.
That ride also showed my how much fitness I've lost this winter...it's dissapointing. Last summer every week I rode at least three days during the week and one day on the weekend...but this winter I've only ridden once every other week or so.
i plan on gettin about 14-16 laps in or so but yea after every lap u rest for a minute make sure ur gears and tires are alright stuff like that and fill ur camelback back up then get back on the trail.
Have you ever done an endurance race before, or any race for that matter?
I've only done one (so far), the Tumble Creek Rumble in Gainesville, GA. It was a six hour event....I got hurt only an hour into it though and had to drop out just after the 4th hour. (pics if you wanna see the damage -> good-times.webshots.com/album/556294944yAmrJM )
Other than that, my longest ride so far was the Dark Star ride, 50 miles, took me six and a half hours, only 5 and half were spent riding. That was a loooooooooong time on the bike for me...I can't imagine 13 hours. I got major respect for the people that can do though! Especially the ones that'll be on rigid single speeds. And don't even get me started on the 24hr. solo riders.....they're just plain crazy lol.
Difference between the Forty Niner Route (Dark Star route is the same, except you ride back to Lick Fork on your bike, no car shuttle.) and the Bakers Dozen 2008 is that the BD 2008 is 100% singletrack. The Forty Niner Route has a ton of USFS roads and pavement to "relax" on.
I did the BD Solo at the old course and did 13 laps. I would have had 14, but my light went out and I had to get off the trails to get back via the gravel roads. I think the winner has done maybe as many as 21 laps at the old course.
14 laps at the 2008 BD will be 98 miles. All singletrack. That will be tough.
I predict the winner will do 20ish laps and will hardly stop at all.
well i hope i do good i've road bikes all my life and i have PLENTY of leg strength to get through it and i'm conditioning every day for the event except today bc my bike is getting tuned up today for tomorrow at the explore the trail thing at hk but if yall want to come out tomorrow so we can all meet i am gonna be on a red and silver bike so hope to see yall there.
Had a great ride on a trail that was built in an area that could sustain the trail. I think this year will be a turning point for the BD. The number of entrants may not change but the facilities for them is much greater. If you didn't live 20 minutes away from HC your options were limited. Now we have bathrooms, a band and a pancake breakfast? The ride yesterday was good and showed me how much more I need to ride to be ready for the race. Met Michael and rode a lap with him. He has the "want to" that we all had when we started. A good day
To respond to tryin's post: Yep, Saturday was great. Nice turnout. Newbies and not-so-newbies alike. The young Michael has a lot of enthusiasm, and I appreciated his and your help with the tree removal.
Hey, how about that DELIVERY PIZZA!! Yep, Michelle's Pizza in McCormick delivers pizza and hot wings to the campground. That is my second time ordering from them, and although they are not the quickest, I think it's cool to have a good tasting pizza delivery joint.