Rocks? We gots rocks.DaGoat said:Less rocks? Just kidding!
I rode most of the Cat 2 route today starting at Heinrich. (I didn't hit the 2d Tin Mine climb/Mad Cow/Finish).Spanky_88007 said:Just rode the sport course with Pablo and company. This clydesdale is whooped. It was my first time ever on that trail, and I gotta say, it's a lot of fun and very strenuous.
That's where we started from, I guess we must have been there earlier in the day. There were all kinds of people out there when we were riding.LCdaveH said:I rode most of the Cat 2 route today starting at Heinrich.
Sotol Forest is still Sotol Forest. The trail climbing to the north end of Sotol Forest is Coyote Ugly.Garson said:Heck, I spent 5 1/2 hours out there riding this weekend and didn't see a soul once I was out of sight of the park on Saturday. Today, I motored up behind a woman on the way back to the roundhouse on the first loop, and when she saw me behind her, she picked it up and smoked it all the way to the roundhouse, where she pulled over. We agreed it was fun, but I don't believe she was there to ride the course, so I just went on my way. Shucks. That would've been a mighty fine day.
The only other riders I saw were up on the Sotol (now re-named?) trail coming the other way, and when I unclipped to let them by, I kicked an Agave. Damn, those things hurt! I brushed 3 others on that section today, and drew blood on 2, but that's the one that really hurts.
I did all of it twice, and a lot of it thrice, and that course, especially with the updates, is nothing if not TWISTY! And I do believe that the oh-$hit-factor has gone up a tad on that s/t descent down the south side.
Great job of re-working that piece (that includes the little bridge) alongside the arroyo. Could be some carnage on that big dip into the arroyo shortly after leaving the road to head up the first hill. I hope we're spread out by then.
Thanks Dave. In N.C. at the old Cane Creek series, they never had experts and beginners on the course at the same time and more often than not the only racers on the course at the same time were the pros and experts....not a quick in and out day - as you would expect.LCdaveH said:Head's Up!
We're looking to start the Cat 3s at 8am and let them ride their race.
The Cat 1s will start at 10am and the Cat 2s a bit after.
What a beautiful day! And man ending the race with Mad Cow is sooo sweet....there is nothing like the feeling of that trail at mach speed.LCdaveH said:Sign ups are coming in strong. Looks like we're going to top 200 registrations.
There's still time to get in under the wire.
START TIMESGarson said:Nice job, Dave.
It really is a great race on a great course - produced by a hard-working crew. Huge bang for the buck at El Paso races, too. :thumbsup:
Looks like our stagger for Cat2 >=40 was a total of 8 minutes. Anybody know what the stagger was for Cat2 <=39 ?