Nelg wrote: mntn-biker wrote:
football44 wrote:I'm driving up. What the h*ll. I might not get another chance. Only problem is which bike to bring: SS with crossmarks or geared with big ol' 2.35 nevegals.I'm assuming mud, so the gears might not be a great idea.
If you bring the SS, you might want to gear it down. Average speed is like 5-6mph
I will be running a 34 x 22 on my VooDoo ss
I'll second this. 32x20, 34x20 and 34x22 and near variants are the perfect gears for this ride. I loaned out my SS and am bummed as i'll be putting the hurt on my good bike.
I decided to risk an X9 short cage, so I'll have 9 different gears to choose from. But with the HCP, there is a possibility of finishing on a singlespeed no matter what drivetrain you start with
All my previous HCP rides (2 full 80's, 4 normal fun 50's, one "fun 70", one 28 miler) were made on an SS 29er geared at 36:20.
Mud... there may be some mud in the first few miles from the fun 50 start at Osmun, and possibly again in the area south of Pine Grove that was logged a couple years back. So, don't let the tires sway your decision.
The roots and boardwalks will be "interesting" tomorrow