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Happy holidays to y'all.

I've put up a review of the E100 series on my blog at http://teamhealthfx.com/blogs/dave_harris/archive/2005/12/23/271.aspx. And yes moodyoldgit, I used 2 bikes. However, I couldn't wait to get back on the 292 after stage 3 - if I had it to do over again, it'd all be on the same bike.

The E100 races are epic. Best darn singletrack around. If you can make one or all, I highly recommend them.
 

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Great Race Report

I enjoyed re-living the Park City races through your report. And congratulations on the series win. Last year I participated in a lot of the same races you did, and you were an inspiration. Good racing last year, and I look forward to seeing you this coming season at some key events. Happy Holidays!
 

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Dear Friends,

We would like to wish you a happy and healthy New Year and
thank you for helping make the 2005 Endurance 100 such a great series.
Now is the time to start planning to participate in one of the premiere mountain bike races in the country.
Nothing compares to the course these races follow.
Almost exclusively run on the amazing single track surrounding Park City
these races will challenge you physically and mentally like never before.

Registration for the 2006 E100 series will open on January 15.
This year there will be a cap on participants for each race so get your entries in early.

Put the following dates on your race calendar:

The 12 Hours of Endurance - June 24
Team Relay/50 Mile solo - July 22
The Endurance 100 Solo - August 26


We will keep you informed through this email list / http://thee100.com/main.html /.
Meanwhile check our web site at www.thee100.com as we are working on changes and
take a look at the TV spots of the '05 events.

Keep spinning,

Boris Lyubner

The Endurance 100
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The E 100 Registration '06

Exclusive early registration will be open on January 15 to sign on for all three events.

EVENTS RACE SCHEDULE FOR 2006:

1. The 12 Hours of Endurance - June 24
2. Team Relay/50 Mile solo - July 22
3. The Endurance 100 Solo - August 26

All information about each race is on individual EVENTS web page - http://thee100.com.

We have very ambitious goal for 2006 - to present The E100 as REALITY TV Show.
Our focus will be on inspiring and promoting healthy life styles.
o For participants in The E100 races it is much more than just an exciting sport competition - it is personal achievement.
Attention. Participants in all three events will receive SPECIAL Swag Award/ over $120 in retail value / and opportunity to be in Reality TV show.
Registration in all three events will require a short resume/ written assay/ video on why they will be great candidates for Reality show. This will allows producers to interview, videotape and follow up with selected athletes for future TV programs.

We are looking not just for "pro" athletes - contenders for winning the events but for racers with interesting characters, personal stories and goals.

TEAM POINT SERIES. In the registration form, racers can put down their team/ club names including web site address. Athletes will be able to earn points for their clubs/ teams with final awards and publicity for TEAM POINTS Series winners.

TV teasers from '05 event are now on our web site where you will also find and buy our distinctive The E 100 cycling clothes from Castelli, posters and limited edition prints.

We will keep you informed through our email list.
To subscribe or update your email go to http://borisart.com/cgi-bin/dada/mail.cgi

We are looking forward for exciting 2006 race season.

Keep spinning,

Boris Lyubner
President

The Endurance 100, Inc.
 

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Congrats on a great series win!

Great write up, Dave. I felt like I was back out on the course. The E100 was my first stab at endurance racing and I really, really enjoyed it. I "only" did the 100K but with 67miles and like12,000 ft of vert it was plenty hard. I'm on the trainer a lot more this winter and trying to ride 5-6 days a week in hopes of tackling the full 100 miler this year. I can't even imagine doing it in 10 hours, though. Heck, it took me that long to do the 100K.

PS: I still got lost on stage 3. I missed the turn at the top of the climb on the paved road that would have taken me back down to the aid station and instead got back out on loop three for a little "bonus" mileage. I figured it out after a mile or so. With that, the hail and the thought of that initial climb up on stage four, I about packed it in. After a little soul searching (and rest) I decided to press on. I'm glad I did.
 

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Nice work!

Thanks for the notes (KRob and sick puppy). KRob, that's a cool story. Congrats on making through to the end. The second half of stage 4 is some of the best riding of the course...and the 100K is downright burly. I wasn't kidding when I said Boris was sick :)

cornfish, how's that collar bone healing up? (it was a collar bone, right?)
 

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More Kudos!

Congrats on the overall win and great job on the write-up. It was definitely fun to relive the event through your recap and I am looking forward to the 2006 race. What will you do differently this year?

I hope to put faces with the names this year and say hello to the other MTBR members at the race. I am planning on doing the 100K in 2006 having done the 50 mile last year. You 100 milers are just sick, sick, sick. ;)
 

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Boris is a man with HUGE vision and puts on a super race. I'll be there on the E-100 start line again this year. Thanks for the nice write up Dave. Makes me want to do the whole series this year - probably will...

Cornfish - it was the arm - did the surgery fix you all up? Will I get to see you superman off a switchback again in Park City this year? :D
 

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Hi Lynda

My arm is all healed up, and I have been XC skiing a lot. Thanks for asking. I certainly hope you don't see me flying off any switchbacks! I plan on being in Park City for the 100, and maybe the other races depending on my schedule. After completing the course with a broken arm I feel I owe it to myself to see how I do without broken bones. I look forward to seeing everyone at the race. The video clips on the website have me pumped! Anyone going to the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo? I am racing on a 4 person single speed team. I'll be the guy on an orange Niner with a Maverick fork. Say hi if you see me hanging around. Happy trails!

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Boris is a man with HUGE vision and puts on a super race. I'll be there on the E-100 start line again this year. Thanks for the nice write up Dave. Makes me want to do the whole series this year - probably will...

Cornfish - it was the arm - did the surgery fix you all up? Will I get to see you superman off a switchback again in Park City this year? :D
 

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Anyone going to the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo? I am racing on a 4 person single speed team. I'll be the guy on an orange Niner with a Maverick fork. Say hi if you see me hanging around. Happy trails!
Glad to hear the arm is all healed up and you'll be racing OP. Both Lynda and I will be there in the solo fields. We're still looking for a mechanic...anyone interested? We'd make it worth your while :)

Dave in Driggs: I'll certainly do the 100 again next year. Planning will be different as that will come on the heels of TransRockies. I'll either be flying or fried...not sure which but one can hope! The thing I'll do differently - race a bike 5 lbs lighter. I used the 292 for most of the race this year and that was a dumb mistake in retrospect. The danger of such bikes is the fun factor clouds the speed factor...still not sure if it will be a Fuel with Reba @ 100mm, the Dos Niner, or something new.
 

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Anyone going to the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo? I am racing on a 4 person single speed team. I'll be the guy on an orange Niner with a Maverick fork. Say hi if you see me hanging around. Happy trails!
Glad to hear you are back with it.

Yep, I'll be down at OP racing solo with all the other enduro freaks who can't give it up for the winter :) I'll look for your orange Niner - that sounds like a pretty machine. You can say hi to me and give me a wee push each time you pass me riding at a snails pace in the morning.

My plan is to hit all the E-100 events this year.
 

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"flying or fried"

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I'll certainly do the 100 again next year. Planning will be different as that will come on the heels of TransRockies. I'll either be flying or fried...not sure which but one can hope!
If you're doing the TR then planning a 100-miler 2 weeks after my guess is fried. Take it from someone who has done the TR for the prior 2 years and spent the following 2-3 weeks in one of 4 modes..... sleep, eat, sofa-surfing, looking at my bike as if it's a twisted tool of the devil himself.
Conversely, if you can get lucky with your metabolic/fitness timing you'll be absolutely smokin' for the E100. Rest and recovery will be the key.
I'm skipping the TR this year and considering the E100 as a goal.
 

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Spring is coming and it's time to change the toys we play with. Over
President's Day weekend I was invited to race with riders from the Mad
Dog Cycles team at the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo in Tucson, Arizona. It
was a wonderful change to go from the 10 ft. of snow in Park City to
temperatures in the 70's.

This great event took place in a beautiful setting, with great
singletrack rolling through an endless desert of sharp cactuses. I
have never seen that many cactuses in my life! It was quite
challenging, especially at night, to avoid them. On my second night
lap I learned the hard way that it is quite painful to remove big
cactus needles from your arm.

In many ways the course at OP reminded me of our 12 Hour course - fast
and fun middle chain ring riding.

It was very nice to see so many good friends and racers from The E 100
events down in Tucson. All of them are excited and planning to be
back for our '06 series, which will be better than ever.

Tinker Juarez, this years OP solo winner, and The E 100 reigning
champion promises to be back in '06 to defend his title. David Harris,
winner of the '05 12 Hour solo and The E 100 Overall Series champion,
will be back racing in all of our events. You can read his '05 series
review at: http://borisart.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=72

The E 100 women's winner, Lynda Wallenfels, who crushed the female
solo competition in OP, promises to win all three of The E 100 events
this year. Ladies, I think that is a direct challenge!

The registration for 2006 is filling rapidly, with a lot of new people
from all over the country preparing to make the trip to Park City for
The E 100 races. We are seeing hundreds of visitors daily to our
website. Remember that all events will have a cap of 499 riders per
race, so reserve your spot before it is to late!

In just a short time we have seen our races become some of the premier
events in endurance mountain bike racing. In 2005 Cannondale choose
our series to launch their new line of XC bikes. We are thrilled with
the way the series is growing, and we are looking forward to 2006,
which promises to be just as challenging, and rewarding as ever.

Our 2004 The E 100 TV program won two Emmy awards in the sports
documentary film categories. You can purchase the DVD ($20) of this
program from Park City TV: http://www.parkcity.tv

The 2005 race DVD is currently in production, but you can watch a
short clip of from each race at our website:
http://thee100.com/main.html.

PC TV would like to interview racers from all three 2005 events.
Please contact Jason Ball, PC TV Director/Cinematographer, by email
at: [email protected] to schedule your appointment.

Meanwhile, please visit our chat room:
http://borisart.com/phpBB2/viewforum.php?f=8/
To read posts from Jonathan Baker, a racer who just 12 weeks after
finishing intense chemotherapy found the strength and courage to
finish the '04 E100 in just over 12 hours! Also be sure to read up on
the incredible Bobby McMullen, who is planning to race in the 50 miler
this year, despite being blind. Jonathan and Bobby both are a real
inspiration for all of us.

See you all on the mountain this summer!

Thank you,
Boris

The Endurance 100
www.theE100.com
 

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Trail Update for 2006

Due to the construction in Deer Valley, Park City and The Canyons... Boris, Jim and I went out and spent the day GPS'ing the new routes! I can tell you this...they are going to be SWEET!! Boris took us out on the new (or actually very old, hidden, secrect stash) of Bow Hunter.... This is some incredibly narrow singletrack, and the views make it hard to keep your eye on the trail....this is what Mountain Biking is all about!!

I will be posting the new maps as soon as Boris signs off on them...should be today!! So get out and ride!!

See everyone in 14 Days!!

Greg
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I've been out riding some of the E100 trails and can't wait for the 50 miler coming up in a couple of weeks and the hundie in 6 weeks. When Boris says he has some nice new treats for us, well, I just can't wait. I wish the race was tomorrow :D

The flowers are going off and we've been getting some good rains so i expect it to be magical on the trail during the 50.

For anybody considering the 100 who hasn't ridden the course, i highly reccomend doing the 50 miler in a couple weeks so you have a feel for all the climbs and single track - it is a great primer and challenge in and of itself. Then you will be ready for the 100 at the end of summer.
 

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Dear Friends,

The final week before our July 22 event is here!

Due to the big construction projects it has taken us extra time to re-rout the racecourse and still provide 100 Miles of beautiful single track. I am happy to report that the racecourse looks even better and more rider friendly than last year. We have all trails marked and ready for the events, thanks to many volunteers who helped me during the week.

All racecourse maps and directions with the new changes are on our web site. I had a lot of help from Greg Roth from www.singletracktreks.com. Thank you Greg, you are a real trooper.

Registration is going very well. You still can register on-line until this Friday, or at Pre EVENT Registration on July 21.
If you just did the 12 Hour event, you still can register for our two other events to become a TRIPLE CROWN SERIES MEMBER. You will receive an EXTRA Award package, valued at over $120, with MAXXIS tire, TIMBERLAND shoe gift certificate and HEADSWEATS The E100 race hat.

Please review the Athletes Schedule on our web site.

This event's SWAG will include a Wristband from Challenge Athletes Foundation, brochures from our sponsors, Hammer Nutrition samples, One Raffle ticket, a pair of socks "JANS/White Pine" and The E 100 water bottle.

Pre Registration is mandatory. We will have free cold Budweiser Beer and RED BULL for racers at the finish lines at DV / 50 M / and The Canyons /Team Relay/.

Please come for the Awards ceremony on SUNDAY to receive awards and to win raffle prizes from our sponsors.
Buy extra raffle tickets and win more prizes!

It would be useful to find some The E 100 participants who own the Garmin Edge 205/305 or Garmin 60CSx GPS units and are willing to collect track data and allow us to upload the data to MotionBased.com and download the data to mapping software. We would like to collect data of the individual stages during training rides and during the actual race. Please contact Stan Plaisier at [email protected] or 435-655-0789 to coordinate the data collection if you are interested.

Study the course, be healthy and we will see you this Friday.

Cheers,

Boris Lyubner

www.TheE100.com
 
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