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Weirdo 06-17-2012 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 18927806)
600k/378.8 mile brevet is done. My riding buddy and I finished at 7:15 pm today for a total time of 38 hrs 15 min. We did get two hrs of sleep lists night so I'm exhausted.

With a 600 completion, we now eligible for the CO Last Chance...1200 km/ 750 miles in 90 hrs. Needless to say, I have a lot to do between now and Sept.


Whole-lee-shite.

Dude that is freak'n impressive. My training schedule has me doing a 1000 K a month. You pulled most of that off over a weekend.

:bow

Gummee! 06-17-2012 01:45 PM

I thought I was riding a bit. :bow I got nuthing.

I went on a loop of Fountainhead this AM. Was supposed to meet a buddy... showed up. No one. Pulled the 15min rule and left.

Fountainhead is one of those places that EVERYbody goes. There's only one loop, so if something happens, it won't be too long before someone comes along. I don't feel too sketched out about riding solo there.

Had a decent little loop: 1:20ish of getting to know where the rust ends and skills start again.

In the process of getting up/ready/eating/etc I didn't turn on my phone.

Guess who'd left a txt that he was bailing? :baldy

Oh well. I had a good little ride anyway.

The dog was giving me the stink-eye for leaving him here today. I'll take him running tomorrow.

M

goodolguzzi 06-17-2012 02:55 PM

goodway2burn halfAday...there's only 'bout tree milesOtar in this loop :deal

http://i608.photobucket.com/albums/t...mouthloop1.jpg

Hoots Magoon 06-17-2012 04:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by k7 (Post 18927806)
600k/378.8 mile brevet is done. My riding buddy and I finished at 7:15 pm today for a total time of 38 hrs 15 min. We did get two hrs of sleep lists night so I'm exhausted.

With a 600 completion, we now eligible for the CO Last Chance...1200 km/ 750 miles in 90 hrs. Needless to say, I have a lot to do between now and Sept.

WOW. I'm just happy with my 20 mile rides. RTR :thumb

ducnut 06-17-2012 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by k7 (Post 18927806)
600k/378.8 mile brevet is done. My riding buddy and I finished at 7:15 pm today for a total time of 38 hrs 15 min.

Outstanding! I'm glad you were able to achieve that.

k7 06-17-2012 07:25 PM

Thanks for the kind remarks and encouragement. Just got home to PHX - I'll try to put a trip report together later. I only have a few pics but the organizer took a few which I'll post here when he puts them up.

This one was taken near Big Rock Candy Mountain early Friday evening on the only bike trail that we encountered. This one ran beside a river and in the coolness of the evening, it was the best part of the ride.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v2...tta/photo1.jpg

More later - It'll take me a few days to recover from this plus I need a new pair of shoes. I did the second day with one shoe wrapped with duct tape. :evil I need a new seat pad too. I got to ride on a makeshift seat pad for the entire ride. :lol3

Oh - when I came through Flagstaff, I saw a few RAAM teams. Mark my words - unless something bad happens, I fully expect a Bacchetta team (there are two teams on Bacchetta bikes) to win the team portion of RAAM.

Aurelius 06-18-2012 05:41 AM

My first 'Expert level' trail ride
 
Following last week's abortive attempt and decision never again to try one of the 'Expert Only' trails, I had a change of heart on Sunday and decided to give the Sinkhole trail at Santos another go. This time I actually made it through, and without much drama. :clap I still think you'd have to be a masochist to actually enjoy these kinds of trails, though. Unfortunately I didn't have my video camera with me, but this is what Sinkhole is like. Unfortunately none of these videos convey just how steep the climbs are, or how rough the ground is.

<iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/T0oTysSTnWs" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>

Gummee! 06-18-2012 06:31 AM

Aurelius: if you thing that's rough, don't come riding in VA or anywhere north of here. :nah You won't like the rock gardens that go with the tree roots. :nono

M

Mercury264 06-18-2012 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee! (Post 18935852)
Aurelius: if you thing that's rough, don't come riding in VA or anywhere north of here. :nah You won't like the rock gardens that go with the tree roots. :nono

M

Yup, you'd hate to ride in New England. That didn't seem that rough to me :dunno

Chisenhallw 06-18-2012 06:47 AM

Come riding in Baltimore. If you're clipped in we can teach you to bunny-hop junkies.

Blur 06-18-2012 06:58 AM

Is there an actual Sinkhole on the trail?

I ask because we have a trail named 'Sinkhole' in Western NC that brings the gnar.

Here's a video (not mine): http://sirbikesalot.com/includes/pop...j=&w=492&h=276

GOOD STUFF! :lol3

Edit: And keep in mind that the camera distorts the steepness. I've ridden lots of stuff and this trail (where it drops off on the left) freaks me the f**k out. This is the only trail I know that a couple of my buddies won't ride.

Aurelius 06-18-2012 07:10 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercury264 (Post 18935949)
Yup, you'd hate to ride in New England. That didn't seem that rough to me :dunno

As I said, none of these videos give you an accurate idea of what these trails are really like. The wide angle of the video camera make tight hairpin turn look like sweepers, and gives almost no indication of the steep elevation changes that occur throughout. From the video, you'd almost think they're riding on flat terrain. :huh I was also looking for a particularly hairy section where we had to ram our way through sharp, concrete block sized rocks, but I didn't see it in the video. It was so bad that I was sure both my rims were bent, but fortunately they came through it OK. The tires' sidewalls look pretty beaten up though. I might have to replace them sooner than I thought. :arg

Aurelius 06-18-2012 07:34 AM

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Originally Posted by Blur (Post 18936037)
Is there an actual Sinkhole on the trail?

The entire trail is built into a great big sinkhole. Most of the lakes in Florida are actually sink holes.

Quote:

I ask because we have a trail named 'Sinkhole' in Western NC that brings the gnar.

Here's a video (not mine): http://sirbikesalot.com/includes/pop...j=&w=492&h=276

GOOD STUFF! :lol3

Edit: And keep in mind that the camera distorts the steepness. I've ridden lots of stuff and this trail (where it drops off on the left) freaks me the f**k out. This is the only trail I know that a couple of my buddies won't ride.
Yep, that's what the trails in upstate NY look like. I've never ridden them, but I used to spend the weekends hiking there.

ducnut 06-18-2012 07:55 AM

My girlfriend and I, both, rode Sinkhole. That's nothing compared to some of what we have up here.

Aurelius 06-18-2012 08:20 AM

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Originally Posted by ducnut (Post 18936395)
My girlfriend and I, both, rode Sinkhole. That's nothing compared to some of what we have up here.

No doubt there are worse trails (Sinkhole is the easiest of the Red trails out there), but I have to wonder why anyone would want to ride trails like that. I only do it to increase my skill level, but once having acquired those skills, I can't envision a time when I'll actually look forward to riding them. :dunno


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