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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby bh357 » March 14th, 2012, 6:20 am

Nelg wrote:
bh357 wrote:The folding map is also helpful for if you need to bail and take dirt roads back.


Which is typically further than staying on the trail, but a whole lot smoother!


And shorter time-wise.
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby alexyoung » March 14th, 2012, 8:40 am

Yeah, I've actually been training over the winter getting ready for WAM this July, so I'm hoping I'll be okay. I'll at least be in good enough shape to sit in the saddle long enough :D As far as effort goes, how does the 80 compare to the 50?
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby Nelg » March 14th, 2012, 9:29 am

bh357 wrote:
Nelg wrote:
bh357 wrote:The folding map is also helpful for if you need to bail and take dirt roads back.


Which is typically further than staying on the trail, but a whole lot smoother!


And shorter time-wise.


Unless you did it the way we did, bail at Tin Shanty and end up going north to blue lake rd. Oops!

So looking forward to this ride, going to be a blast!
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby bh357 » March 14th, 2012, 9:47 am

Nelg wrote:
bh357 wrote:
Nelg wrote:
bh357 wrote:The folding map is also helpful for if you need to bail and take dirt roads back.


Which is typically further than staying on the trail, but a whole lot smoother!


And shorter time-wise.


Unless you did it the way we did, bail at Tin Shanty and end up going north to blue lake rd. Oops!

So looking forward to this ride, going to be a blast!


I think from Tin Shanty your only real option is Blue Lake to East Branch to 622. When I bailed at Pigeon Bridge :oops: , I ended up having to go all the way up to Blue Lake also.

My other bail was a planned ride Clockwise up to Black River, then ride Black River / Canada Creek / M33 back to Clear Lake.
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby bh357 » March 14th, 2012, 9:50 am

alexyoung wrote:Yeah, I've actually been training over the winter getting ready for WAM this July, so I'm hoping I'll be okay. I'll at least be in good enough shape to sit in the saddle long enough :D As far as effort goes, how does the 80 compare to the 50?


The 80 is about double the effort compared to the 50. It takes as much time to complete the 30 as it does the 50... and that's even doing the 30 mile section first as we usually do (riding Counter-Clockwise).
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby alexyoung » March 14th, 2012, 9:59 am

Grumble, I have no frame of reference. I guess I'll just do the 50 this summer and maybe the 80 in the fall or something.
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby ihateplaindave » March 14th, 2012, 10:11 am

That's a good plan. Also, if the 50 isn't isn't enough go out for some riding the next day.
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby feldpaj » March 15th, 2012, 12:36 pm

how many have done the 80 in the fall? I dont think many.
You just need to be able to keep going all day to do the 80. When i have completed the 80 my main focus after hours on the trail is just don't stop. The first time i did the 80 I never stopped moving until about 60 miles in (btm of rattlesnake). I would take my food, eat and walk until i was done then ride.
My last 80 skeeters were so bad i didnt stop to eat because i might have been carried away. Felt bad for Rick when he bailed as he couldnt even get in the car to get away from them.
Go up in the spring to help clear the trail, will make the 80 faster.
This past fall we did ~60 miles on the trail then roads back to camp to make a loop (ask BH for accurate milage)
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby irishpitbull » March 30th, 2012, 12:51 pm

In for 50. When do we register?
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby TheyCallMeBruce » March 30th, 2012, 4:48 pm

irishpitbull wrote:In for 50. When do we register?

I think you just did!
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby Nelg » March 30th, 2012, 6:31 pm

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irishpitbull wrote:In for 50. When do we register?

I think you just did!


Yep, it's $5 a night to camp and that's it unless you want a map which is extra and a money maker for us so it's much appreciated.

Bring stuff to camp for two nights. Three drop bags and water containers for the supply drops too. Put what ever you need for food and comfort for a all day ride in the bags. While 50 miles may not seem like much, you'll likely be in the saddle from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm or later.
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby irishpitbull » March 30th, 2012, 7:14 pm

Explain the "drop bags" please? I'm a 1st timer
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby balexander87 » March 30th, 2012, 7:30 pm

They're dropped off at each campsite and contain your resupply goods and overnight supplies. That way you don't have to ride with everything all the time. At least, I think that's what they're getting at. You guys drop a car off with all the drop bags at each campsite or something? This sounds like an awesome trip by the way.
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby Nelg » March 30th, 2012, 8:32 pm

balexander87 wrote:They're dropped off at each campsite and contain your resupply goods and overnight supplies. That way you don't have to ride with everything all the time. At least, I think that's what they're getting at. You guys drop a car off with all the drop bags at each campsite or something? This sounds like an awesome trip by the way.


Close, but no overnighting. We just know you often can't ride with everything you need for an all day ride. We have worked out drop points and safety vehicles.

I'll post up a newbie guide tomorrow when I'm not on a tiny phone. :)
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Re: HCP Summer Solstice Ride 2012

Postby bh357 » March 31st, 2012, 8:22 am

Nelg wrote:
balexander87 wrote:They're dropped off at each campsite and contain your resupply goods and overnight supplies. That way you don't have to ride with everything all the time. At least, I think that's what they're getting at. You guys drop a car off with all the drop bags at each campsite or something? This sounds like an awesome trip by the way.


Close, but no overnighting. We just know you often can't ride with everything you need for an all day ride. We have worked out drop points and safety vehicles.

I'll post up a newbie guide tomorrow when I'm not on a tiny phone. :)


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