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5/30/07 6:32 P

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For the past 2 years I've done a 24 Hr race - women's solo. The course is through ranchland in central MT. Up and down on cow paths. Lots of fun. The race is coming up in about 3 weeks. I have to decide really soon if I'm entering again this year and defend my title. Part of me isn't all that enthused; part of me says it's a good training ride for the rest of the mtb season - Jackie

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5/24/07 3:25 P

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I've only done 1 twelve hour. Even though I lost felling in my finger tips and toes for 3 months. I am hooked. I plan to do a couple of 12hrs and maybe one 24hr this year.
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5/24/07 3:24 P

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I've only done 1 twelve hour. Even though I lost felling in my finger tips and toes for 3 months. I am hooked. I plan to do a couple of 12hrs and maybe one 24hr this year.

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5/23/07 11:02 A

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http://www.mtngoatepics.com/offroadassault
mt_mitchell.htm


and no i haven't done it, i may do the Vermont 50 in September though

 
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5/21/07 5:20 P

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Wow, Mt Mitchell! That sounds tough...would be a good test of the lungs. Tell me about that one, have you ridden it?



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5/21/07 8:45 A

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how about the OffRoad Assault on Mt. Mitchell, thats ONLY 50 miles :)



 
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5/20/07 8:10 P

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After being humbled by a couple of road riders today, I think I will lower my sights to a 50 mile. Even that seems like a tough ride.

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5/20/07 3:36 P

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chrissmith,

you should probably train more at USNWC, at least there are some hills there.

Which race are you doing, i may be game for a 12 hr

 
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5/19/07 11:29 A

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DH and I visited Dahlonega a few years ago and loved it! I'd love an excuse to go back some time. I'll have to keep the Fools Gold in mind ... maybe for next summer!

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5/19/07 6:38 A

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I have a couple questions about this topic since I am considering riding the race in Dahlonega in August:

1. What is the actual format of the race? Do you ride a 100 miles without break? Is the race mostly single track or access roads, technical or not?

2. How do you train for this? I rode 2 full laps at Sherman Branch yesterday for 21.2 miles and had all I could take. I think I'm in pretty darn good shape...I ride no less than 3 days per week. Maybe us old folks have to ride the 50 mile race.

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5/18/07 8:47 P

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I've never done a 24 hr race, and I honestly don't know if I could now. I don't stay up all night for anything anymore. I think I might be getting old.

Moab is fantastic. I went for the first time recently, and absolutely loved it. Very different riding than what I'm used to, the pounding of riding fast over rock all day did beat me up a little. And on another ride trying to swim through all the deep sand, and carry my bike up long rocky climbs, also did me in. But I loved every minute of it. Especially loved the Porcupine Rim trail.

It is a great MTB location!

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5/18/07 7:34 A

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Moab has been on my todo list for a while. maybe next year.

 
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5/17/07 6:09 P

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I hope to someday compete in the "24 hours of Moab" race - got a ways to go, though.

 
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5/12/07 3:56 P

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Not me but DH has done the 24 hours of Adrenline here a few times.

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5/11/07 9:22 A

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As a non mountain biker, I haven't tried it. But as a horse person, I love the venue where you are doing it! Good luck and have fun.

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5/10/07 1:39 P

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I have a couple of them under my belt, but the last one i did was 4 years ago. I need to get back on the horse and what better place to do that than at the 24 hours of adrenalin at Georgia Intl Horse Park in October.

Anybody else?

 
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