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Try contacting Mtn. Pedaler in Angels Camp as they're one of the local shops and might have a lead for you.
 

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Keep an eye on craigslist they usually pop up there.

You can always step it up a notch and hit all the same passes + 3 more on June 12th. Same club that used to put on the death ride with Alpine County up till a couple years ago.
http://www.altaalpina.org/challenge/

Road a couple of the passes today, tons of snow in the hills is gonna make this a special one this year.
 

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My understanding is that by June, you can buy a ticket at face value on Craigslist. Worst case scenario there are people up there trying to sell them the day before the ride if you show up.
 

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JT.. what are you going to do in the afternoon once you've completed the Death Ride in the morning?
ah funny :) I am allergic to thin air and altitude, I might not even make the cut off!

Thinking of doing it on my MTB.. Are you going? I could switch to the road bike but then I'll have to worry about flatting tubulars, then the descents with unglued tires.

Let me know -
 

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Thinking of doing it on my MTB.. Are you going? I could switch to the road bike but then I'll have to worry about flatting tubulars, then the descents with unglued tires.

Let me know -
Not this year.. the Death Ride is a "been there, done that" event for me. Although the descents were really fun!

You should do it on your Epic.. that should demoralize so many roadies as you scream past them!

Or really handicap yourself with one of these (I spotted this one climbing Monitor Pass East in last year's DR)

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Saw a guy one year complete the whole ride on a mountain bike, the kicker was he had no saddle or seatpost, did the whole thing standing up :eek:
 

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Patrick, funny that I also thought about posting a photo of those ElliptiGO guys just to point out that there is really a third means of transportation besides "fat tires" and "a road bike." :D Considering that it was the saddle that caused me most pain last year, something like that almost seemed a good idea. I'm guessing their hot spots would be in the balls of the feet. Of course, I didn't think of riding a bike without a saddle though, which is still not a real option in my mind.
 

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diver160651 said:
ah funny :) I am allergic to thin air and altitude, I might not even make the cut off!

Thinking of doing it on my MTB.. Are you going? I could switch to the road bike but then I'll have to worry about flatting tubulars, then the descents with unglued tires.

Let me know -
Did you decide what bike to ride. My road bike is out of commission, so I was thinking of going MTB.
 

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Yesterday morning, the hubby told me on the phone that he decided to do the Death Ride. Well, I wasn't going to let him have all the fun by himself, so within two hours, I secured two tickets from one person (thanks to CL) and one room reservation. I just swapped the MTB saddle to my road bike last night. Probably a bad idea making this change so late, but I can't imagine it being worse than last year when the pain from sitting on the saddle almost made me quit the ride. Guess I'll find out if long MTB rides can be called proper training for DR or not this weekend.
 

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I had just the opposite issue, my shocks and fork went out to specialized - I did just get them back, but in the time they were gone, my friend convinced me that it would be more fun riding road bikes and sticking together rather than chasing the clock and riding solo -- so road bike at a social pace it is :)

I should be wearing a PV jersey on a black and red S-works -- say hello


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Did you decide what bike to ride. My road bike is out of commission, so I was thinking of going MTB.
 

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diver160651 said:
I had just the opposite issue, my shocks and fork went out to specialized - I did just get them back, but in the time they were gone, my friend convinced me that it would be more fun riding road bikes and sticking together rather than chasing the clock and riding solo -- so road bike at a social pace it is :)

I should be wearing a PV jersey on a black and red S-works -- say hello
I'll be there in my mtbr jersey, and probably the only guy riding full squish. Blue Turner 5-Spot.
 

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After I heard you were doing this, mudworm, I've been seeing a lot of folks trying to sell their entries.. so tempting. But the only ride I've done in the past 2 weeks is the Rustic Coe ride - I'm calling this my mid-season break - so I have no idea what shape I'm in to tackle high altitude climbing.

Have fun.. I'll jealously watch for your report :)
 

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Death Ride FREAKS....

TahoeBC said:
Saw a guy one year complete the whole ride on a mountain bike, the kicker was he had no saddle or seatpost, did the whole thing standing up :eek:

There are others that like to torture themselves at the D.R.

The lady that does an unsupported D.R. on Fri. then the D.R. on Sat.
"Big Ring Dave" who you guessed it.......Does not use the small front ring.
The guy on the tandem pulling the skeleton stoker.
Saw an 11-12 year old pull off at least a Monitor-Monitor on a BMX Dirt Jump bike complete with grom skid-lid.

And, my favorite. The dude on the 26" front wheel SCOOTER pulling off all 5 passes a few years ago.

Bummed I'm not going again this year but at the same time not bummed.... :D
 
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