same here, i did it 2 weeks ago, dam a sware it took me 6 hours to complete the course, only got lost once now where can a knock 2 hours out of my time???:madman:morganfletcher said:Plan to not suck as bad as I did yesterday, riding the course.
If you can, pre-ride the climb. It's worth knowing it so you can pace yourself, and so you're aware of how much your descending / riding skills will be affected by fatigue later in the ride. Do not go hard at the beginning of the climb, because it is a fairly innocuous gravel road at a reasonable middle-ring gradient for at least a mile, before you hit the "End of county maintained road" and the real climb opens out before you. That portion is steeper, looser and has less shade and less air. And then, when you think you've crested the climb it climbs a bit more on rollers, has a level gravel section then climbs again to the place where the shuttles go. It's good to know that by riding it.GMM said:Signed up for Veteran Beginner XC. I'm old and tired and slow, but this course is a blast! Haven't been able to pre-ride it this year unfortunately. I will probably shuttle up after the downhill on Saturday and do the downhill portion of the XC course as my pre-ride. Have no idea where I will be staying yet..Coming up from the Bay Area.
You're gonna be sporting the T-Head jersey, so I can spot you easily enough??Uncle Bri said:...I'm really excited about going this year. Last year was great, and this year should be better. We'll be staying at the Kokanee Kabins -- which is a easy spin to the start of the XC race. I'm entered in the Expert DH and Sport XC. Yeah.
Zon!! No way!! Right on!!! What're you gonna be riding, bike wise??Zon said:I'll be racing Sport Master Men 45-54. I will be heading up early Sunday AM. See ya in Sierra City!