HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby alexyoung » September 26th, 2012, 2:52 pm

So my longest rides (on the road bike ) have been upwards of 6 hours in preparation for the Wish a Mile ride where we rode 300 miles in three days. Longest ride on the mtb was 7 hours. I dunno. I think I could do it, but if the first 30 is utter crap, I don't know if I care that much. This is the problem that lack of experience (with this ride) provides!
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby Mike_D » September 26th, 2012, 3:11 pm

alexyoung wrote:So my longest rides (on the road bike ) have been upwards of 6 hours in preparation for the Wish a Mile ride where we rode 300 miles in three days. Longest ride on the mtb was 7 hours. I dunno. I think I could do it, but if the first 30 is utter crap, I don't know if I care that much. This is the problem that lack of experience (with this ride) provides!


If I were you, I would do the 50 this time around and see how that goes for you. If you felt REALLY fresh after this ride, do the 80 the next time. I've done the 30 mile ride a couple of times so this will be my first 50 on this trail. Baby steps... :lol:
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby alexyoung » September 26th, 2012, 3:25 pm

More time to eat, drink and be merry I guess :D
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby ihateplaindave » September 26th, 2012, 3:37 pm

A buddy of mine wasn't sure a couple of years ago, so he rode the 50. Felt fresh so he rode the other 30 on Sunday. Loved the Fun 50 (we all did), but he wasn't a big fan of the 30.
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby Nelg » September 26th, 2012, 6:23 pm

If you did three centuries in a row this summer and have held to most of that fitness you'll be fine for the 80.
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby alexyoung » September 26th, 2012, 6:24 pm

I held onto mooost of it. :D
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby MMMHills » September 26th, 2012, 6:35 pm

Who has a garmin download for the whole route? I would like to have it loaded so I dont get lost.
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby bh357 » September 26th, 2012, 6:57 pm

MMMHills wrote:Who has a garmin download for the whole route? I would like to have it loaded so I dont get lost.


I have a gpx file, as does Alex... well he has my file. As to not getting lost, let's just say the gpx file in question has a few "unintended side trips" :lol:
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby bh357 » September 26th, 2012, 6:58 pm

I pile-drove myself into the trail yesterday, and am still sore. Looking more like the beer, I mean fun, 50 for me.
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby purple helmet » September 26th, 2012, 7:49 pm

hmm, moon is bright enough to ride by...

wonder if that's a sign?

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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby Nelg » September 26th, 2012, 8:23 pm

MMMHills wrote:Who has a garmin download for the whole route? I would like to have it loaded so I dont get lost.


We have awesome waterproof maps for sale, you won't need a gps with one of them.
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby alexyoung » September 26th, 2012, 9:00 pm

http://connect.garmin.com/course/765902

And, I'll buy a map. I love maps. Is there access to water at the camp ground? Thx.
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby purple helmet » September 27th, 2012, 8:29 am

Water (and hot shower) is available at camp.

Still not a bad idea to buy a couple of gallons on the way....
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby purple helmet » September 27th, 2012, 12:25 pm

oh, 1 more thing... you might want to hit google maps and save the area around Clear Lake so it's available offline. Data coverage really sucks up there...
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Re: HCP Fall Fun 50-Sept. 29th, 2012

Postby Nelg » September 27th, 2012, 1:01 pm

If anyone wants to come out early on Friday, I'll be doing some bridge repair at Van Helen Creek. I could totally use a extra hand or two.

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