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Discussion in 'Regional Forums' started by cyberdos, Jan 4, 2019.
Big bike friendly, back by noon.
I always get a kick out of that saying because here in Arizona (or at least for the idiots I run with) that means a full day of ball busting trails in which you'll be glad that you trailered your bike to the staging area and end up only riding a 15 mile loop.
You just answered the question I was wondering. And that's exactly why I plan to relocate my basecamp to Moab after the Rally.
I'm out this year but first on the list for next year!
I have a camelback and washed it out Saturday to add to the pile to take.
I keep Gatorade in the shop fridge for the hot days here when it gets into the 70's and I'm sweating bad.
I will have to stop at a store the first day and pick up some liquid and power bars.
"Scenic Riding Souls" sounds just my speed!
(or lack thereof)
Oh, that's something I hadn't thought of!
I have no mesh gear and I will NOT be bringing my one piece suit.
I will bring my riding pants, Pod Knee Braces, and my armor shirt (I think it is mesh now that I think about it) and a couple jerseys in addition to my boots, gloves, and helmet.
I am 6'-4", 33" inseam, 34" waist, 185 lbs.
I think my gear will be okay, my riding pants have zippered vents on the thighs and I don't notice the heat on my legs, it is all upper body heat that gets me at red lights waiting and waiting...
Or one raiding party?
Watch out girls! The grandpa's are riding their mo'cycles
That reminds me of my second enduro almost 50 years ago...
It was a 100 mile event consisting of two 50 mile loops with the pit area as the start, middle gas stop, and finish line.
I was in high school and in good shape (I thought) from racing mx regularly.
I houred out at the gas stop/50 mile halfway point back at the pit area but the checkpoint guys told me I could keep riding, I just wouldn't be a finisher.
I said thanks but I am so exhausted I am done.
I had to rest for a while to get the energy to load my bike into the truck.
I was stumbling around like a drunk.
Two hours later when I got back home I thought I was going to have to sleep in the truck because I couldn't bend or straighten my legs.
Yep, it is going to be interesting... very interesting....
Just tried to sift through this thread, I feel like I'm in over my head with all these trails and loops! Where I' m from in BC (canadia) most of our trails are short, extremely technical enduro loops. Lets say 20-40 KILOMETERS max. 160 MILE loops make me feel agoraphobic LOL.
Anyewho, I'll be on a Husky FE350. Max mileage maybe 180-190 miles on my 3gal tank. I'm gonna start looking at some of the 3 step routes and see what works. How do y'all classify trail difficulty? I consider myself to be a B level rider, for what thats worth.
Don't feel apprehensive at all. The first time I rode a 100 mile day I thought I would've been smoked. I was tired, but not exhausted. Watch the video in this thread to get an idea of the riding. It appears pretty mild in most spots. If you're used to difficult loops, a milder but longer loop will probably feel relaxing.
It's gonna be a blast no matter what - ride your ride and feel your limits in time.
Right, not my size at 6 ft, 200 lbs. Anyone out there able to find something for JagLite?
Where in BC? I'm Campbell River, Vancouver Island.
Our loops here can be a few 1000 kms...
I was going to ride my first enduro at age 50- and had gotten in pretty good shape for it- then a month before the enduro I got my 4th hernia...so that killed that plan.
Back then many a monday morning I could barely walk after riding sandy whoops all day on sat or sun.
And 15 years later I'm certainly not in the shape I was then!
So I'm definitely in the grandpa class now...
Yup. At age 70 & after a severely broken leg, herniated lumbar disk, & carpal tunnel syndrome, my riding style has settled down a bit as well.
The topic of pets has come up, and we wanted to be crystal clear on the rules/expectation of the 3 Step Hideaway.... It's pretty simple really, their policy is NO unattended pets. So long as there is someone to stay with their pet, there's no problem.
I'm so excited with just a little over a week away, I've still got so much to do.
@cyberdos please add/edit info to first page.
Sorry to see this - and others - but, life.....
Grandpa rating: 6 grandkids, oldest one 20, great grandson due in Nov.
And I ride like it.
And I though that I was going to the old one at the rally at 67.
For those new to rallies, and worried about keeping up.
Please don't worry. I've been to probably 10 rallies, and all are very friendly.
The rallies have some great riders, and some of us not so great. If a ride says "technical, expert only" and you aren't a current racer, consider skipping that one. BUt also realize the really GREAT riders who want to ride really nasty shit all know each other, and don't advertise their rides for the day. They quietly sneak off for their masochistic activities.
Great ride leaders like Cyberdos will plan routes with exits for those who have problems or get tired. I've found when one guy has had about enough, there is usually 3 or 4 who have had enough, and when it comes up, 4 or 5 will wander back to camp together the easy way.
My personal peeve when leading a ride is we all sit around resting, and after a bit it is time to go, and some guy THEN decides to START fiddling with his gear, peeing, and so the whole group spends an extra 10 minutes.
If you have a problem, please start working on it when we first stop. Get your business taken care of so you are ready to go when everyone else is.
Also realize, pace kind of doesn't matter in time spent. The vast majority of time is resting, BSing, and looking. Going that 5 mph faster then your comfort zone does NOT pay off - better to go the speed you are comfortable then go too fast and hurt yourself or crash or exhaust yourself riding faster then your comfort level.
I had 70 candles on my last cake.