Michigan Mountain Biking Association
purple helmet wrote:something to whet the appetite for crazy long rides...
MMMHills wrote:I am the event coordinator for the Michigan Mountain Mayhem and have access to 5 gallon water coolers, ice, water and Hammer products. I was thinking about bringing stuff that we could leave in the cars to make it easier. We could leave each car with a jug filled with ice and a 5 gallon jug of water and cans of HEED. Then we all could fill up our bottles with ice cold water and mix it with what ever we want.
How many cars will we drop? It looked like 4 but I am not sure.
purple helmet wrote:Coolers would be nice.. I personally don't care for HEED, but I'm sure you will have some takers.
4 cars are ideal. It's pretty easy to skip the M-33 car, but that's the easiest one to drop and pick up. We'll see how many people show. Generally we just drop a couple gallons of water there and call it good.
Hardest car to place is Pigeon Bridge, and it's also the most important. If we don't have any 30 riders then we need a couple of brave souls to leave camp around 7:30 to drop it and then meet the Osmun group to start the 50.
Best advice, get drop bags ready before you come up north. 50 riders get 2, 80 riders get 4. We need to have all of that ready to go before bed Friday.
feldpaj wrote:trying to decide what route to ride,
havent ridden much since my crash, but then, i never trained for the HCP before...
I am thinking 50 or 80.
Are the 80 riders running lights in the morning and then having one in the last car, or just carrying it all day? I only have a crappy commuter light and i dont know that it would survive the HCP.
Am i stubborn enough to do the 80...
Or do i want to go "easy" and do the 50 and enjoy it more, drink more beer, eat more food...
The last summer ride and the last fall ride i think i finished in the dark....
I estimate it will take between 9.5 -11 hours depending on the rider. It is daylight from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. I have not done this ride before but if we leave at 6:00 will we need a light at the end?
Nelg wrote:Also, a spare derailleur hanger and derailleur is never a bad idea.
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