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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2014, 02:52:14 PM »
Steve's Facebook page says "Local permits still in the works, should be fine."

he's trying to figure out if we can race up Rock Creek and where else to go if we can't.

If the race doesnt happen I'm going to ride anyhow, and put the word out.  My wife will do whatever support she can.
We could support a ride pretty well with two cars (due to speed differences- there'll be a ~2 hour gap between first and last finisher each day).

But I am optimistic that Steve wil get permits and it'll be on.

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #16 on: September 04, 2014, 06:39:19 PM »
Steve's Facebook page says "Local permits still in the works, should be fine."

he's trying to figure out if we can race up Rock Creek and where else to go if we can't.

If the race doesnt happen I'm going to ride anyhow, and put the word out.  My wife will do whatever support she can.
We could support a ride pretty well with two cars (due to speed differences- there'll be a ~2 hour gap between first and last finisher each day).

But I am optimistic that Steve wil get permits and it'll be on.


I'll finalize soon, but I am 99% in. Unless there is 5 miles of gravel descending and them I am out!

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2014, 10:23:59 AM »
The gravel descent would not be part of the race. I would bet that if he does have us go up it, he will have shuttles to take is back down. That's what they did in 07 when it finished up in "snow".
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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #18 on: September 22, 2014, 03:52:01 PM »
Yg was asking about the courses. Since it looks like they aren't changing it after all, this was mine from last year


http://www.strava.com/activities/77281595
http://www.strava.com/activities/77562752




The gravel is supposed to be like the "last 2 miles" of the first day, but the actual last mile is not included in the repaving so it's likely the prior 2 miles. More than that was ripped up when I was there, but maybe the finished some of it.
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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #19 on: September 22, 2014, 05:44:26 PM »
Good, I'd rather do the usual course.

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #20 on: September 22, 2014, 05:50:44 PM »
can I get a ride down the gravel parts?

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #21 on: September 22, 2014, 05:53:40 PM »
If we can legally drive up it, of course.

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2014, 05:57:13 PM »
my alternate plan is to fake injury and demand a ride down from SAG!

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #23 on: September 23, 2014, 01:17:58 PM »
If we have time on friday we're going to drive up there on the way down to check it out. 

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #24 on: September 23, 2014, 01:42:43 PM »
I have to decide, cat 3 or 35+. I won't be racing it either way, so the the difference is 20 minutes earlier on the start time for 35+, and several people I know.
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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #25 on: September 23, 2014, 02:02:57 PM »
35+, always over cat3 if an option
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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #26 on: September 23, 2014, 02:15:34 PM »
35+, always over cat3 if an option

The consideration in this case is entirely about the time. I will be by myself most of the "race" so the field is pretty close to irrelevant. 20 minutes earlier means potentially slighter cooler for more of the time but it also means getting up 20 minutes earlier, and its hard enough to get out there for the usual cat 3 time.
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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #27 on: September 23, 2014, 05:14:28 PM »
It's looking like it may be cool to cold, especially Saturday.  The forecast for the high elevations includes possible snow.

What time do you normally get up for these races?  4:30 for me.  Not sure what I'll do next year when I'm in the 55s and the start time is an hour earlier. Maybe instead of breakfast I'll slam some Ensure and Geritol.

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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #28 on: September 23, 2014, 06:35:18 PM »
guh
snow. fml


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Re: 2014 Everest Challenge
« Reply #29 on: September 23, 2014, 11:54:42 PM »
So rock creek not happening per Facebook post.
Vicelord: if I stay in the right position I could win any of the races I've been in
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Vicelord: Stop being dicks to me.
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Herbie53: ok, but vaginas tend to attract a lot of dicks