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Sign up was midnite last nite, it will fill quick, 200 miles!
 

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Anyone?

Anyone know a currently available online source to see the roster of riders so we can see who we'll be riding with again this year?
 

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Found it...

Just go to bikereg.com where you registered and click on confirmed riders...just needed to search a bit more...

Can't wait! Last year was a blast even though I only made it 120...
 

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i'm in...

missed last year, otherwise i've done and finished each one. might have to go fixie again this year...
 

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I'm in, and very psyched. I had a slot for last year, but due to an injury two weeks out I had to miss it. Probably a good thing, right??

Unless something changes, I'll be rocking an '09 Presidio w/ some sort of 'cross tires mounted tubeless on Stans 355 rims (my 'cross race wheels).
 

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I'm in and super excited. probably ride my crosscheck with 42c tires...or my gryphon singled out ith a raven/crow mix, or the gryphon geared, or my new eriksen which shows up wednesday...having so many choices is half the fun
 

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Knog headlight/tail light on bike - maybe something light on the helmet for map/cue sheet reading. Gravel is pretty non-technical so you don't need much, other than to meet the rules.

If my nads don't shrivel I'm going SS on either my Pro29 or Ranier Cx - tires TBD, but I leaning toward Bonti XR1's or Smallblocks.
 

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the thing that sucks is that if the wind starts blowing then you can pretty much forget about having fun
 

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iliketoridebikes said:
the thing that sucks is that if the wind starts blowing then you can pretty much forget about having fun
It's all about attitude! The first 80 miles last year was basically straight into the wind, ":D grin and bear it:D " is where you need to be at when this happens. I had fun!

I probably hadn't trained enough for last year's event...at about mile 95 I was a little overzelous with the wind behind me for a bit, and just pushed too hard for a bit and strained a ligament in my knee. At mile 120 it got the better of me and I had to tell myself to stop. That was definitely a low point, and I wasn't having fun when I had to make that decision. Otherwise, the whole event was just SO much fun...most people were happy to be out there despite the heat and wind, and everyone was looking out for each other.

The wind is just part of the event! Could you not expect wind in this environment? I think the wind just completes the whole experience!
 

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I'm in again this year and riding the same bike as last year. Salsa La Cruz with Schwalbe Marathon Extremes on Salsa Semi 29er wheels. Hoping to finish a little faster than I did last year.
 

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farmerfrederico said:
It's all about attitude! The first 80 miles last year was basically straight into the wind, ":D grin and bear it:D " is where you need to be at when this happens. I had fun!

I probably hadn't trained enough for last year's event...at about mile 95 I was a little overzelous with the wind behind me for a bit, and just pushed too hard for a bit and strained a ligament in my knee. At mile 120 it got the better of me and I had to tell myself to stop. That was definitely a low point, and I wasn't having fun when I had to make that decision. Otherwise, the whole event was just SO much fun...most people were happy to be out there despite the heat and wind, and everyone was looking out for each other.

The wind is just part of the event! Could you not expect wind in this environment? I think the wind just completes the whole experience!
Yeah, I think you have a good point. I was there in that wind too. Crazy, nutty wind and heat to go with it, but as you say, "...everyone was looking out for each other".

There is something to that. You don't even have to speak to each other. just a look, or even just riding silently with someone for miles, like I did last year, it really helps in an odd way. It makes it so it doesn't "suck" so bad, or it seems that way to me.

Once you get separated, out on your own, then all bets are off. That really makes it harder, but there is always the hope that you'll catch a glimpse of someone, or someone will catch you. I remember the first tiem at DK 200 when I got separated out by myself. That was really tough.

My DK 200 rig is pictured
 

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