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After riding the entire trail for the first time at the Miles of DisComfort Marathon Race, I couldn't imagine riding this trail at night. Yikes!

Sounds like a blast though. I would like to get a 12hr Solo Race under my belt.
 

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scot785 said:
After riding the entire trail for the first time at the Miles of DisComfort Marathon Race, I couldn't imagine riding this trail at night. Yikes!
Ditto. I could barely find the trail through that rock ledge/garden during the day, much less at night! Looks like only 1 lap will require lights though, and with the power of lights these days it shouldn't be so bad. Only 24 mi laps, wonder which 2 are left out.

Extremely fun course though! Unfortunately my calendar will be very busy at that time.
 

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scot785 said:
After riding the entire trail for the first time at the Miles of DisComfort Marathon Race, I couldn't imagine riding this trail at night. Yikes!

Sounds like a blast though. I would like to get a 12hr Solo Race under my belt.
Shouldn't be a problem. Sunset will be well after 8 p.m.
 

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mudge said:
Shouldn't be a problem. Sunset will be well after 8 p.m.
Keep in mind you can go out for the last lap until 7:59 PM and a full lap will take the local pros almost 2 hours at XC race pace, so plan on bringing the lights if you'd like to go to the bitter, ugly end (as you should). If we have guys/gals going out near the ride's end, we could be waiting for finishers until 11pm. Fortunately the kegs should keep people company as they wait :thumbsup:
 

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Keep in mind you can go out for the last lap until 7:59 PM and a full lap will take the local pros almost 2 hours at XC race pace, so plan on bringing the lights if you'd like to go to the bitter, ugly end (as you should). If we have guys/gals going out near the ride's end, we could be waiting for finishers until 11pm. Fortunately the kegs should keep people company as they wait :thumbsup:
C'mon, seriously, you think someone is going to want to turn your race into a 14 hour event by soldiering on to the bitter, ugly end... heading out for one more lap at 07:59?

FWIW, not ragging on your event, I was trying to help. Earlier comments made it seem that folks wouldn't show if they knew they'd be on your trail at night and I was pointing out they shouldn't expect to be out after dark, so come join the fun.
 

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mudge said:
C'mon, seriously, you think someone is going to want to turn your race into a 14 hour event by soldiering on to the bitter, ugly end... heading out for one more lap at 07:59?

FWIW, not ragging on your event, I was trying to help. Earlier comments made it seem that folks wouldn't show if they knew they'd be on your trail at night and I was pointing out they shouldn't expect to be out after dark, so come join the fun.
14 hours is 10 hours shorter than a 24 hour event, so think of it as an "short" training ride :D

I'll be racing the event as well as promoting it, and you can bet your cookies if I finish my final lap just before 8pm, I'll be going out for another and expect the same from some of the dedicated endurance racers in the area (though I typically race XC and this is my first 12 hour solo event). I appreciate the offer to help (no offense taken). I know Scot785 from the local racing scene and will be heckling him and other riders to keep going to the bitter end! You are more than welcome to come out - you don't have to go until the end (unless you've got your eye on that fancy trophy).
 
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