I plan to do it but haven’t signed up yet. Spence Basin is one of my all time favorite places to ride. I’ll definitely be on a hardtail in that area.
I raced the 50 in 2019. I used two bottles and filled them at the aid stations. Takes very little time to do this and certainly beats racing with a bag.I just registered for the 30 proof, will be my first time doing the Whiskey. I ride Spence enough to occasionally hold the local legend on some segments, but not fast enough to hold more than a couple top 10 spots. I LOVE it though, wish the race course would hit Little Italy (down, not up). My tire setup has been Recon 2.6 front (the light 120 tpi one) and Aspen 2.4 rear. I ride the prior gen Specialized Epic suspended . Seems like a lot of the climbing for the 30 miler is on roads. The question for myself is how much water to carry. I guess that'll mostly depend on how hot it gets by the end of April. 30 miles is above my average 10-25 mile ride, so I'll have to start working on some saddle time, but I'm excited for it.
I was there that year, it was brutal, but I stuck it out and finished. My toes were semi numb for a month afterwards. First time ever that being a bit "thicker" that most XC riders has ever benefited meI DNF'd in the snowstorm year
First I've heard. I loved the Tr 48 challenge over the years. It was always a big wake-up call and where skills mattered just as much as endurance. But the back-ups were bad. Prescott has done a ton of work on trails and I'd imagine they rerouted around all the steps and made bench-cuts. Trail 40 and a few others also got some similar recent treatment with removal of the waterbars.The email that came out today mentioned an 'improved' trail 48. Are any of you familiar with that? Before that email, I was 100% sure I was taking Moby Hill based on race reports.
It’s been a challenge trying to figure out nutrition for this. I’m used to 90 min races.I've registered 3 times, but I'm hoping that this'll be the first time I actually show up. Probably the first marathon event I've done since 2018.
I'm going either 2 bottles of Skratch Superfuel, or Tailwind's variant that is doing the same thing. I'm expecting a time of somewhere between 3:30 and 3:45 which informs my nutrition. I'll probably have a Maurten CAF 100 or two with me just in case.It’s been a challenge trying to figure out nutrition for this. I’m used to 90 min races.
you may actually win it!I'm going either 2 bottles of Skratch Superfuel, or Tailwind's variant that is doing the same thing. I'm expecting a time of somewhere between 3:30 and 3:45 which informs my nutrition. I'll probably have a Maurten CAF 100 or two with me just in case.
Edit: I'm basing this off the 2019 amateur times, and where I tend to place relative to some people I recognize. I'm a bit confused why the pro times are seemingly slow relative to the amateurs that year, so it's very possible that I stand to be humbled on my actual day!
Ha, I wish, but super unlikely. I just hope I'm somewhere near the front.you may actually win it!
That dude's about as gritty as they come. If eating liver midway through an XCO was shown to have performance benefits, I bet he'd be doing it. I'm really pulling for him to get a stage win (if not better) at the Cape Epic going on right now.Keegan talking about 24HOP was interesting.
I've never had to wait in line...but they did run out of water last time, haha.Are the aid stations well stocked enough that you can quick fill up a bottle and be on your way, or do you usually have to wait a bit in line? My preference would be bottles, but I don’t want to be hanging out at each aid station for a couple minutes.