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April 17th, 2003, 01:00 AM
Anyone planning on going? Anyone been before who can tell me what to expect? I just sent in my registration.
April 17th, 2003, 08:17 AM
It's a good race, perfect for early in the season, no big climbs, some fun singletrack a few muddy sections, a water crossing. A little bit of everything.
Get a fast start if possible, there is a very short singletrack section near the beginning (100 yds) that can bottle things up before you get to the 1st real single track section
April 17th, 2003, 11:02 AM
How technical is the course? Is it better suited to a hardtail or a FS bike?
April 17th, 2003, 11:28 AM
Anyone have a link to the info? AA, you doing it? SS?
April 17th, 2003, 11:41 AM
here is a link to the race page:
April 17th, 2003, 12:10 PM
I prefer the FS for comfort level. The course isnt overly technical but I wouldnt exactly call it smooth.
I havent decided if I am going yet, I'm in such lousy shape I will get spanked for sure. If I do go I will leave the SS at home.
April 17th, 2003, 09:46 PM
Against my better judgement, I sent in my registration yesterday. Luckily that have a fat-arse class-I'm thinking of trying it on my 7" travel FR rig:)
April 21st, 2003, 08:13 PM
Couch & AA,
How about entering the tandem class?
The stoker (wife) and I were just talking about doing one of the races on the Tandem this year. It would be a blast to have a whole field of big rigs entered.
I am tempted to race on Sunday but fear that AA is in even better shape then me ;)
April 22nd, 2003, 07:50 AM
The tandem class is a bad idea (just ask Couch about his tandem racing experience). In general it takes the tandem class twice the time of the winning sport rider to finish. If you want a good race for the tanedem go to the watershed wahoo. Be warned, there is a field limit and it sells out early.
April 22nd, 2003, 08:34 AM
Actually, in the one tandem race we did we started with the Sport Women's group and finished just about the same as the leaders of that category. We won the tandem class that day. The race was the Big Bang in Freetown. It was a tough course for tandems given that it had like a mile long section of babyheads and a number of steep sandy uphills.
If you ask my wife, that will be the last race she'll ever do on a tandem. It wasn't pretty and it wasn't a fun-ride (unless you made it that). We raced it, and as such it was torture for both of us. I was going at 130% to try and make up for the fact that my wife isn't as strong as me and she was going at 150% trying to keep up. There was yelling, screaming, crying, it was ugly, but we won ;)
Oh yea, and the tandem competition in NE is pretty stiff depending who shows. There are some really good/fit riders out there.
April 22nd, 2003, 09:14 AM
Which one of you was yelling and which one was crying?
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