I have heard its only 2 laps this year, and not the same lap 2x. Not sure if Shiggy is holding back on purpose, so I won't divulge anymore.cycloscott said:Hey Shiggy. One of my buddies told me that the Puff was likely to use a modified route this year. Anything firm yet? Just wondering what I'm in for.
I second that emotion.. I DNF'ed in '03 mostly because of the weather.D.Ambrose said:Yousers! Sounds like a tougher course this year, but also more epic. I'm soooo looking forward to it! Oh yeah, baby! Wo0t!
Now, if we can just have '04's weather instead of '03's... Last year's weather was perfect.
Thanks for the details!
The maps are up on the site now. Longest stretch between trail segments looks to be almost 26 miles. I've ridden all but the cloverpatch segment before. There's a decent climb at the start to spread out the field before we hit cloverpatch.cycloscott said:Hey Shiggy. One of my buddies told me that the Puff was likely to use a modified route this year. Anything firm yet? Just wondering what I'm in for.
The Winberry divide section will definitely take the steam out of a lot of people early in the race It doesn't look like much on the profile Shiggy added to the map but it's a lot of up/down/up/down that just never seems to end. . The climb up to SaddleBlanket summit is going to take a lot more steam out as it's pretty steep and you're already 50 miles into the race. Then you hit the climb from Aid 3 up to Sourgrass that we used to hit for the first time at about mile 20-22, now it's mile 54-56.cycloscott said:Grabbed them this week. Yikes. That's an ass-kicker of a first lap.