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    Dusk to Dawn. . . do I need a light?

    I was watching some YouTube videos of past D2D races and in one a young lady came in on her last lap in the dark using lights. My understanding was that the race was over before dark. Is this the case, or do I need to bring some lights for the last lap?

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    Yes

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    If you plan on doing the last lap for your team, then you will need a light.

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    let me know if you need to borrow a set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cstem View Post
    let me know if you need to borrow a set.
    I might. I don't have any lights and have never ridden with them. This is going to be exciting!!!!!

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    Depends what time you go out for last lap,cutoff is 445pm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    I might. I don't have any lights and have never ridden with them. This is going to be exciting!!!!!
    Careful.. Night riding is very addictive

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    OK, more shopping to do. I thought I was ready.

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    Good to know, I also hadn't realized this or planned for it. If you are allowed on the trail at 4:45 at the latest how does the timing work? If you are on your last lap and return slightly after the 10 hours i am guessing all 16 miles wouldn't count, so do they have timing sensors throughout the course and take readings off the closest one you passed once 10 hours is up, anyone know?

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    Dusk to Dawn. . . do I need a light?

    Typically it is ranked by number of laps completed before the cutoff time. Then by the total time at that official lap.

    Example
    10 laps - 10:00
    10 laps - 10:05
    10 laps - 10:10
    9 laps - 10:02
    9 laps - 10:08

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    Doesn't Dusk to Dawn imply a night race? Just curious...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nemesisnight View Post
    Good to know, I also hadn't realized this or planned for it. If you are allowed on the trail at 4:45 at the latest how does the timing work? If you are on your last lap and return slightly after the 10 hours i am guessing all 16 miles wouldn't count, so do they have timing sensors throughout the course and take readings off the closest one you passed once 10 hours is up, anyone know?
    They do count the full lap, and the times are taken at the end of the laps only. I finished the last lap in the dark last year, so bring a light. It was a lot of fun, even if it is just Pemberton. Hard to not have fun on 2 wheels though...
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    I know there is a cutoff time to start the last lap. Is there a cutoff time to finish it?

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    Cut off to enter the course is 4:45pm. That's my understanding. Look at the past years results. You will see finish times well over the 10 hour mark with some riders rolling in around 6:00 pm.

    I stick a small camp headlight in my pocket on the last lap, just in case I have a mechanical. It all depends what time you go out for your last lap. If you go out on the course at 4:44, and you are a slower rider...you might want to think about a bike light system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Doesn't Dusk to Dawn imply a night race? Just curious...
    it does. but this dude meant...Dawn to Dusk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big0mike View Post
    Doesn't Dusk to Dawn imply a night race? Just curious...
    He got the name of the race wrong. It's actually "Dawn to Dusk."
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    Quote Originally Posted by aevanlloyd View Post
    I know there is a cutoff time to start the last lap. Is there a cutoff time to finish it?
    I'm pretty sure there is, but not sure what time it is. Our last rider came in I think less than a minute before the cutoff time.
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    They start sweeping at like 5:30, so unless you have a stroke, you won't get swept.

    A hot lap is like 55 minutes, to put it into perspective

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    Just back from a slow pace lap on my single speed and it was a 1:30. Hard to imagine a longer lap than that, but then again I wasn't 100+ miles in to a ride!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkP View Post
    Just back from a slow pace lap on my single speed and it was a 1:30. Hard to imagine a longer lap than that, but then again I wasn't 100+ miles in to a ride!
    Let me get out there for a lap. I'll show you the low end baseline...

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