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    AES Kentucky Camp - a bag of tricks?

    When I first looked at the AES Sedona BFL course GPX, I thought... sound like cake... a scenic loop around Sedona... If you've ridden the course, you know very well that, while very scenic indeed, it is not your average bike ride. Sedona BFL is only 50 miles, but it beats you up like 70. (I believe I am quoting Raybum... but don't quote me on that!)

    So here I am, a few weeks later, trying to decide between the 29-mile and 45-mile courses of the Kentucky Camp race.... I'm having the same thoughts running through my mind... 29 miles??? That's a kiddy ride.. .45 miles is what I want....

    Do I ? Is Kentucky Camp a relatively painless "Introduction" to the world of AES ? Or is there a wolf hiding in the catclaw?

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    Go for the long route, you could easily do the 29er. There may be some HAB sections, but nothing is crazy stoopid.
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    Do the 45. I had a bad day being sick and a mechanical or two, but still finished under 7 hours. After the 1st few climbs to get out it was pretty smooth sailing and all rideable. Kinda bummed I can't swing it this year.

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    That goes to show how little miles mean in mountain biking. A better measure is time - but then that is different for everyone. Kentucky Camp is WAYYYY easier than SBFL. Plus there is a section of the AZT after you head back to the start that everyone should ride. Tall grass and flowy lines - heaven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb View Post
    That goes to show how little miles mean in mountain biking. A better measure is time - but then that is different for everyone. Kentucky Camp is WAYYYY easier than SBFL. Plus there is a section of the AZT after you head back to the start that everyone should ride. Tall grass and flowy lines - heaven.
    And that place looks like this..........

    AES Kentucky Camp - a bag of tricks?-13_get-n-er-done.jpg

    AES Kentucky Camp - a bag of tricks?-12_singletrack.jpg

    AES Kentucky Camp - a bag of tricks?-15_fun.jpg

    AES Kentucky Camp - a bag of tricks?-08_ridgeline2.jpg

    .....more photos and write up from KCE 2 years ago, here Out There: The little places

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    I'm super stoked! Just signed up for the 45. Thanks all!

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    Good decision.
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    It is the best "introduction" to the series. It will make you want more, kind of like the first time I rode with dtownmtb.

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    After having completed the Picketpost Punisher 50, John said that the KC 45 is much easier in comparison. I'm hoping he's right as he likes to lie to me. I signed up for the 45 a while back.

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