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Old 12-17-2012, 03:05 PM   #55141
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Exactly. The only problem with the dry ones is that they are also the hot ones-think July and August. As far as being a hazard is concerned I'm not sure how the ACES series draws rows but I can't imagine they would let sportsmen start on an early row. Usually most of the really fast guys are on the first twenty rows or so. Remember its up to the faster riders to pass you. You don't want to hold them up, but you shouldnt have to lose your rythym to let them around either. Of course there will be a few loudmouthed jerks out there. The biggest issue I had with enduros is all of them are pretty far away and they start early Sunday morning. Hence you have to drive Saturday afternoon and stay overnight. Not like loading up Sunday morning and going to a local hare scramble. Some of the ECEA races in PA are actually a shorter drive than the southern OH events.
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Old 12-17-2012, 03:48 PM   #55142
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That was some hail storm we had in lancaster today at 5
I was caught in it on my way home, man those stones were big Peanut M&M sized, I couldn't see for crap and the guy in front of me couldn't see past his cell phone
My wife was filming the storm as I got home.
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:18 PM   #55143
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That was some hail storm we had in lancaster today at 5
I was caught in it on my way home, man those stones were big Peanut M&M sized, I couldn't see for crap and the guy in front of me couldn't see past his cell phone
My wife was filming the storm as I got home.
Here's the video link
http://youtu.be/_JtB2rJEDVc

I drove past your work today and saw your bike sitting outside...then when the storm hit I thought "Gee, I hope Pete got home already."
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:36 PM   #55144
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I drove past your work today and saw your bike sitting outside...then when the storm hit I thought "Gee, I hope Pete got home already."
If it wasn't for the ass hat in front of me, Next time I'm lane splitting
There was a nasty wreck at Arlington and Memorial, I did take a detour behind the old funiture store and across the grass of Fairfield Christian church
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:39 PM   #55145
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How many days do I get?

Planning to get back in shape this spring so that the next race I go to, I can go knowing I'm not there for just the thrill of place or show like this past summer, I'm going there in competitive condition to take on the Buckeye Series and see if I can win it again. I also found out there is a mountain race in WVa for tandems (bicycles built for 2) that I want to enter.
You can race any of the WVMBA XC races on a tandem. They'll put you in the Clydesdale class. I think the Shogrens placed in the cyclocross nats on their tandumb (as Gunnar calls it). I kind of miss racing SS mountainbikes.
I went back to school full time as well as working, no chance of getting back in winning cycling shape for me for a couple seasons. 10 mile trail runs and 5-10k races are it for me until I graduate (yet again).
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:51 PM   #55146
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The Rodeo start would doom about 99% of us.
I think I could do it. There would be a few spots that I'd really have to think about. ( by then I would get passed by everyone)
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Old 12-17-2012, 04:56 PM   #55147
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I am the President of Aces-Races this year, and I am going to try something new at the Norwich event. ( Ohiowoodsriders.com) May 5th.

I am going to run a dual sport at 8:45, with the last bike out by 9:00a.m. That'll put the DS'ers almost 100 minutes ahead of the fast(er) enduro riders. With the "resets" that the enduro has, the DS riders SHOULD be able to stay ahead of the Enduro riders all day.
It'll be the same course, and same arrows. Most dual sport rides in Ohio are just enduros without the checkpoints anyhow....

As far as comparing our events to a hare scramble.. really? We typically have 100 mile events with 60+ miles of really good trail. That is about 8-10X the amount of trail that you'll get at a harescramble.
We have it made around here. Most races / DS rides are within a 4 hour drive. Guys in Ill, and Indiana drive 7-8 hours to hit events.

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Exactly. The only problem with the dry ones is that they are also the hot ones-think July and August. As far as being a hazard is concerned I'm not sure how the ACES series draws rows but I can't imagine they would let sportsmen start on an early row. Usually most of the really fast guys are on the first twenty rows or so. Remember its up to the faster riders to pass you. You don't want to hold them up, but you shouldnt have to lose your rythym to let them around either. Of course there will be a few loudmouthed jerks out there. The biggest issue I had with enduros is all of them are pretty far away and they start early Sunday morning. Hence you have to drive Saturday afternoon and stay overnight. Not like loading up Sunday morning and going to a local hare scramble. Some of the ECEA races in PA are actually a shorter drive than the southern OH events.

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Old 12-17-2012, 05:01 PM   #55148
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I am the President of Aces-Races this year, and I am going to try something new at the Norwich event. ( Ohiowoodsriders.com) May 5th.

I am going to run a dual sport at 8:45, with the last bike out by 9:00a.m. That'll put the DS'ers almost 100 minutes ahead of the fast(er) enduro riders. With the "resets" that the enduro has, the DS riders SHOULD be able to stay ahead of the Enduro riders all day.
It'll be the same course, and same arrows. Most dual sport rides in Ohio are just enduros without the checkpoints anyhow....

Like it! Gotta mark this event.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:10 PM   #55149
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I like to set goals to measure progress and push myself out of my comfort zone. I've been looking at http://aces-races.com and I'm considering entering an Enduro next year in the Sportsman class. I was wondering if any of them are noticeably easier then the rest (or which ones are a bitch). I'm not looking to be competitive, I just want to finish without being a hazard to myself or other riders.

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I would start with the dryer ones first. As for the fast guys get out of their way when they run you down they will give you a little yell to let you know they are there and are faster then you. If you can't get over at that moment throw,your arm up so they know you are trying to get out of their way. They will usually thank you as they fly by. If you refuse to give in and try to race them you are free game. I have never had any bad experiences in a race. Just remember those guys mean business their sponsorships depend on how they place. I don't know if you have tried any of the dual sports events but they run most of the same trail at a more relaxed pace.
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Old 12-17-2012, 07:22 PM   #55150
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You can race any of the WVMBA XC races on a tandem. They'll put you in the Clydesdale class. I think the Shogrens placed in the cyclocross nats on their tandumb (as Gunnar calls it). I kind of miss racing SS mountainbikes.

Good to hear there's another SS rider around here. I tried to get my friend Lorena to do the Ice Man Cometh on tandem. Her comment was something along the lines of 'Are you f-ing nuts? I'm not getting on the back of that thing with a nut like you!!"

We have a road and a mtb tandem, both are fun.

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Old 12-17-2012, 07:37 PM   #55151
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Have you considered the AWRCS? Those are more difficult and way more technical than the Buckeye Series. Typical lap is 10+ miles. CRA is changing the Buckeye Series this year to longer races - I think I heard Yog say 3 hours for the bikes and 2 for the quads. Junior wants you to sign up in the 250 class so he can race against you. For some reason he thinks he can win. I remind him that he might have the edge in the speed and maybe even the endurance categories but the experiance you have will give you the win 9 out of 10 times.

AWRCS - depends. If I have to pay more to ride longer quad trails, maybe not. Last I saw, the GNCC people are racing side x sides now which means there probably isn't a shred of single track any more.

Buckeye Series - Conveniently close. I went to Peggy to get this series started about 10 years ago when I got fed up with guys like the Harry's who were winning the yearly points because they never missed a race and were always the last rolling finisher in their classes. Those of us who had a life didn't want to do 40 scrambles a year so I suggested one race at each track for the series. Evidently it's working, it's still being run.

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Old 12-17-2012, 08:36 PM   #55152
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Good to hear there's another SS rider around here.
There's a single speed sitting next to my christmas tree.
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Old 12-17-2012, 09:14 PM   #55153
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There's a single speed sitting next to my christmas tree.
I've got one too...but it's really a Haro 1x10 that's got a broken derailleur so I took some links out and now it's a SS.

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Old 12-17-2012, 09:41 PM   #55154
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I've got one too...but it's really a Haro 1x10 that's got a broken derailleur so I took some links out and now it's a SS.

Googled a photo of the Haro, looks interesting, haven't heard of the make before. I have no clue about this stuff, it's more confusing than trying to figure out which dirt bike to buy. Can't seem to get my head wrapped around all the options out there, and what is the best fit for my needs.
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Old 12-18-2012, 01:28 AM   #55155
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I don't know if you have tried any of the dual sports events but they run most of the same trail at a more relaxed pace.
I didn't know there were other options. Is there a group that organizes these rides or a website that lists them?
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