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What did I learn at the CB100?

Dave, Chad, and Lindsey throw a hellanice grassroots event... and they arrange for excellent weather (even if it was a bit on the warm side)

The Brich Oven is a great sponsor venue. They seemed understaffed, but they busted their a$$es to keep everyone drinking and eating.

Dave Weins is sick fast.. sub 7:40 fast...

Fred M of Wily Cycles is also sick fast.. 9 hours fast.. on a rigid ss...

If you visit CB in July, bring Deet! lots, and lots of Deet!!

Brad H likes to slide on the street on his new Orbea while celebrating his strong finish..

Fred W of Moab is really strong.. He rode from Moab to CB, did the race (beat me), rode the next morning, and then loaded his bike and rode west to Delta, to connect for a ride back to Moab...

I need bigger wheels, disk brakes, a suspension fork, and a smaller gear when I return next year...

and now a few pictures...

anxious to start, all warmed up from my early morning commute from the Oh Be Joyful camp area 4 miles away, with Moab Fred (blue poison spider gear) standing nearby, probably still warmed up from his commute from his house in Moab 140 miles away
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there were a few directions, mostly warning us not to speed through town
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descending Deer Creek
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At times, the trails were difficult to see if you didn't have a guide
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stopping on Slate River near the beginning of lAp Duez
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The going gets steep near the top of Slate River Road

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Hike-a-bike is a great time to look at flowers..

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When you're really tired, beer can be confusing..

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later (fortunately) the weather took a turn for the worse, creating this vision over the Brick Oven

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Ya done a fine job there sportsperson, proud o'ya.
 

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Second pic makes it look like a small turnout, or were there more people and that's just part of the group? Looks like fun either way (but small is more gooder), especially cruising through verdant mountain meadows where the trail is marked only by shorter grass rather than a dirt ribbon. Good stuff!

PS--Its l'Alpe d'Huez you philistine.
 

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thanks your geekiness...

that was quite a day.

sportschick says that I missed ya at the finish, that I was sort of out of it, and more concerned with getting into a shower and dry clothes than I was being social. I deeply apologize for that ;)

How did your friends do? Those were some pretty serious looking guys, made me feel overweight....
 

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that's just part of the group, but it is a small event, which is nice.

There were so many waist-high wildflowers (and skunk cabbage) that frequently, the dirt ribbon was only visible for a few seconds before you were anticipating where it went. It was really nice having someone a few seconds ahead of you, just to know where you were going.

I know it's the l'Alpe d'Huez (and the tour is approaching the base as I type this), would you like me to send you a few pictures of my ride there a couple of years back? I was juts making a weak attempt to tie our second lap to that paved 'blech' road on the other side of the world.
 

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Great job, Scott! As I said when the course was first announced, I'd need three days to ride the whole thing, with lots of beer and rest in between. Hard to even comprehend doing it all in a day. Glad you had fun, and glad you took the time to snap some photos.
- Joe
 

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:D

Judging from yesterday's ride, last night's storm-ignoring deep sleep, and my still-unsatiable appetite, I'm still in full-on recovery mode, so I'm not surprised that my wit and wordsmithing is still below my normally excellent standards...
 

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thanks joe

a great day in preparation for your upcoming assault on the White Rim :D

I noticed that the pictures became few-and-far-between as the race progressed. I didn;t even take the camera on the third lap (too heavy)...

or so I thought. I intended to leave it behind when I ditched my camelback and loaded my pockets. After the race (well after the race) I discovered that I had actually slipped my camera into my jersey pocket with my Ipod. If it hadn't been for that extra weight, I would've surely stormed up the Kebler pass return

there is a longer write-up and more pictures at www.ssportsman.com (if you're interested)

also, thanks for the maps! I did buy one of my own, and didn;t need any of them for the race, but thanks all the same, extra confidence in race preparation
 

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sportsman said:
:D

Judging from yesterday's ride, last night's storm-ignoring deep sleep, and my still-unsatiable appetite, I'm still in full-on recovery mode, so I'm not surprised that my wit and wordsmithing is still below my normally excellent standards...
Dude - nice to meet you! We chatted briefly at the finsh. Now I know who sportsman is.

Nice job in the race and thanks for taking pics during it. I had my camera very briefly attached to my Camelback before the ride started and then I tossed it back into my car thinking to myself "It's a race dummy." Then I regretted not having it during the ride, what a beauty!

Oh and yeah, full-on recovery mode. Slept about 11 hrs. last night, 8:30pm bedtime.

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I was wondering if that was you, but wass too brain-addled to actually ask. As we were cllimbing up towards Lake Irwin, Moab Fred told me that there was another sser, Ed, just ahead of us...

good job
 

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sportsman said:
there is a longer write-up and more pictures at www.ssportsman.com (if you're interested)
Nice write-up. And you did the lower section of 401! It's hard to believe that's not a part of the race. Well I followed the 'official' course so you definitely worked harder than me. And I had no idea Fred rode in from Moab - wow!

Thanks again for the pics and story. Well done!!

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Sportsman,

nice job on the CB. Maybe some day I'll do it :).

I met you on the FC50. I was ss, asking you about the j-bars.
 

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hi jl

How did you feel after the FC50? I don;t think that I ran into you afterwards..

FC50 was a nice prelude to the CB100. Nice 10 days :D

The jones' were money, I love them, I was even able to use the forward hand positions during the CB100. That doesn't happen often...
 

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There were 5 of us (that I know of) Nuevo Messicans spinning wheels in CB this weekend (7 if you count the family, and they got their riding in too)


nope, not yet, but.....
 

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hi jl

How did you feel after the FC50? I don;t think that I ran into you afterwards..

FC50 was a nice prelude to the CB100. Nice 10 days :D

The jones' were money, I love them, I was even able to use the forward hand positions during the CB100. That doesn't happen often...
I felt great, but I only did one lap :). I didn't look for you after the race, because I did know who you were (name & face) until now...
 

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sportsman said:
thanks your geekiness...

that was quite a day.

sportschick says that I missed ya at the finish, that I was sort of out of it, and more concerned with getting into a shower and dry clothes than I was being social. I deeply apologize for that ;)

How did your friends do? Those were some pretty serious looking guys, made me feel overweight....
Damn serious is right! Serious about beer and pizza after lap two -- which is when we called it a day. What a great event. I was prepared for the brutality of getting up Slate River Rd. to 81 and 403 but the ride back up Schofield Pass and then the climb up 401 almost unglued me. Good job to all who were out there pedaling and churning out laps in CB.
 
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