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I'm on the fence for 1 of these races. SR 50 is cheaper but part of the course appears to consist of pushing your bike through river rock- type terrain, which does not appeal to me as much. I'd do the Breck 100K option but (gulp) the price is pretty dang steep. Of course that's what I have a job for I guess. Opinions?
 

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I'm on the fence for 1 of these races. SR 50 is cheaper but part of the course appears to consist of pushing your bike through river rock- type terrain, which does not appeal to me as much.
The SR does not contain an unplesent amount of hike-a-bike. If price is the deciding factor I would suggest the SR and even if price is not the issue I would suggest the SR...it is a fantastic race.
 

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I don't mind some hike a bike

I'm actually pretty good at it :D but I was envisioning an above timberline, slow, agonizing grind on cobbles & babyheads, but people seem to like the race.
 

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I'm actually pretty good at it :D but I was envisioning an above timberline, slow, agonizing grind on cobbles & babyheads, but people seem to like the race.
Instead of envisioning that, you should envision absolute beauty around you, with BRIGHT wildflowers and amazing people cheering you on!!! Every blood, sweat and tear you endure is worth the ride at SR.:D Oh I don't recall any babyheads up there and I was just there last weekend. :thumbsup:

Whatever you decide you never know until you experience it yourself.
 

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jimmy said:
I'm on the fence for 1 of these races. SR 50 is cheaper but part of the course appears to consist of pushing your bike through river rock- type terrain, which does not appeal to me as much. I'd do the Breck 100K option but (gulp) the price is pretty dang steep. Of course that's what I have a job for I guess. Opinions?
SR 50 website?
 

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No worries!! :thumbsup:
 

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jimmy said:
I'm on the fence for 1 of these races. SR 50 is cheaper but part of the course appears to consist of pushing your bike through river rock- type terrain, which does not appeal to me as much. I'd do the Breck 100K option but (gulp) the price is pretty dang steep. Of course that's what I have a job for I guess. Opinions?
split the difference, the larmamie enduro is 70 miles and reasonably priced
 

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split the difference, the larmamie enduro is 70 miles and reasonably priced
The SR50 is reasonably prised, you get a finisher's medal and a silver cuff AND you get some of the best views around in the highest city in the continental United States!! :thumbsup:
 

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bad weather advice for race?

I'll have my gore tex rain jacket with me. Should I bring arm warmers? Knee warmers? If the rain comes in that high its pretty cold I assume.
 

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I'll have my gore tex rain jacket with me. Should I bring arm warmers? Knee warmers? If the rain comes in that high its pretty cold I assume.
Yes, the jacket is a GREAT idea!! :thumbsup: I always have full rain gear, riding up that high...you have no idea when the weather will change. If you are 6+ hours on that course you will see rain at some point. I over-pack at times but I will have a jacket and arm warmers at the minimum, and yes, rain up there is COLD.
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Breck 100

Not sure what everybody decided, but there were 98 racers at the Breck 100 Saturday. The photos are up. Beautiful weather in the mountains for a cross-country marathon race, and sure beat this 100+ degree heat down here in Denver.

Cheers,

Dave
 
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