If I were to try and tackle this ( I stress the "if" part), I would borrow a full squishy bike and have some serious tires on it. It looks intriguing, painful and hard. Mostly hard. I will consider.
A 29er hardtail works fine (it's what I tend to use there), but yes, you will most likely end up dreaming of full squish once past the halfway point. It would be great to see you out there (and remember, there are many bailout options along the way)...If I were to try and tackle this ( I stress the "if" part), I would borrow a full squishy bike and have some serious tires on it. It looks intriguing, painful and hard. Mostly hard. I will consider.
Sean, were you not the same Sean on last year's ride?I've never ridden there
Nope, not meSean, were you not the same Sean on last year's ride?
I was able to open the GPX course file in Topofusion. When you first click on the link, your browser may try to display it for you because a .gpx is a plain text file. You need to right click on the link and choose "Save link as" and give the file a name with .gpx extension.
There is at least one other rider (Travis, who has put on the Coe XC races in the past) who said he'd want to do the 100km, and a few other maybes. If there's interest, I'll make a route cue sheet for it, as for the 100 miler. Of course, there are many other ways to get 100km by cutting parts of the 100m route short.Anyone else doing the 100k? Would I start the ride with the 100mile group at 7am, but take a short-cut back to HH at some point - late in the afternoon? It's a tempting option, but I like to include Mississipi Ridge to reclaim my KOM now that I know the way.
not me. Have you ever been to Coe? I would seriously try all of skegg's first, which is 10K in approx 43 miles. 14K ft in 62mi is a **** ton, no way to get there in 2 weeks.Any TSP want to try to 100km??? We have time to train! I'd like to try but wouldn't mind someone to cry I mean ride with-
It's only like going up Kennedy and back down ... and back up Kennedy and back down ...and back ..... stop @ 7 out and back ... and its done. 2000 ft. gain per trip.Any TSP want to try to 100km??? We have time to train! I'd like to try but wouldn't mind someone to cry I mean ride with-
Looks like you already found a fix, but if you right click and 'save as' it should work I'd think... (btw, a GPX file is indeed a plain text file). There is also a Strava segment and you can find a few other formats here on MTBGuru (using the links right underneath the Google map).I have some questions....
The GPX file is a text document, not Basecamp or Topofusion friendly, or at least not for me.
Is there another form of the GPX file by any chance?
Last year our plan was to do the 100 mile course, and then do a few subsequent loops near Hunting Hollow (parking lot) so we could (a) stay close to the lot where we can easily refuel etc and (b) reach most of the extra elevation by climbing Jim Donnelly trail a few times - arguably the 'easiest' grade in the vicinity. Note that doing the latter would render the Everest challenge not entirely 'unsupported' (as you could rest, stash stuff in the car and restock on food etc) but at the time I didn't care as it was mainly for fund- and awareness raising. I still think this is ok, though one could argue about making it more 'pure' (which I'm not really interested in).Is the Everest deal just another loop? Is there a different GPX for that?
It would be awesome if you'd show up - you could probably obliterate our feeble times from the past , but I think navigation will indeed be your main challenge. There are many trail intersections and some are highly confusing; in some parts it's hard to id the start of a trail (occasionally you have to follow creekbeds for a while etc). This, and the steepness of the climbs makes the going fairly slow. There is a cue sheet as well on the site that may help. Last year two riders that had hardly ever been in Coe rode the course on GPS and maps (they did get lost a few times and had to retrace their steps) - up until mile 80 or so, after which their batteries were nearly dead and they decided to ride the fireroad home (so bring enough battery power, it is a long night).I've never ridden there so I would really need to follow the squiggly line on my GPS to be able to do this, especially at night
I've done 40,000 feet of vert in a 24 hour race but I would guess the terrain here is much more difficult. Do we only have 24 hours?
Thanks for doing this, looks very fun and it's obvious you put some time into it!