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What the elevation gain per lap, how technical, will I want suspension, what's the elevation of the course, how much beer should I bring?

I got all this training in, I might as well do something with it...
 

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Gearing, most people around here use something between a 32-20 to 34-20, some use 34-18 (with 195 mm cranks).
I am not sure of the elevation gain per lap. Last year I think it was ~1100-1200 ft/lap. There are some minor changes to the course this year. Shiggy rode it last week and will probably weigh in here soon with details.
The base elevation at Willamette Pass is 5060 ft.
It's not highly technical, just a couple sections here and there.
Suspension will be welcome later in the day since the trails develop braking bumps during the conduct of the race.
Bring lots of really good dark beer and I'll be your friend ;)
(reason for edits: not enough coffee yet)

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What the elevation gain per lap, how technical, will I want suspension, what's the elevation of the course, how much beer should I bring?
 

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34x20 (26" wheel) or a tad lower is what I used. The course is not very technical (but VERY fun to ride) though it does/will have braking bumps and a couple of rocky spots. If you are riding solo I would not ride rigid. Rigid is fine for a team.

The final course routing is still being decided. Last year's was 11 miles with 1140' climbing (last year's map).
It may be as long as 14.5 miles with 1700' climbing and more singletrack.

Elevation is ~5000-6500'.

I was on the course last week and it is in great shape, fun and fast. Last year there was fresh trail at the start that was pretty soft. It has bedded in nicely over the winter and is pretty much hardpack.

Beer? that is up to you. Hard to get/expensive on-site. Oakridge is the closest reasonably priced beer
 
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