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    Is it too early to get a roll call for the Fire on the Rim race?

    So Mtb Dennis and I are in, as well as a couple of AZ MTB members. Who else? We are camping and doing the full meal deal.


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    I'm planning on it.

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    The race should be excellent this year .... a couple more miles of singletrack and great music and beer ..... wear your climbing boots .... anyone want to suggest some names for sections of the trail to be put on the "Big" master map...???? Euthanasia, Dr. Kevorkian Blvd, Heartbreak Hill, Fractured Femur, The Dells, Dental Work, ???? throw-em out .... On the new section of singletrack there are two climbs .... I am in for two laps which means I'll be able to ride the new section of singletrack. Those doing one lap or relay teams will spill out by the spring, as last year, and head back to start/finish.

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    What day is pre-ride day?

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    Well, damn. Missed early registration.

    The wife and I will likely attend. After all, there needs to be somebody in the Masters SS class.

    We don't usually pay to ride, but this was a really good event last year. Not only do the proceeds go to a very good cause, but the town really embraces the race - every one is super nice. Add in really good schwag, some tasty home brew that some guy offered up as we rode through his yard, and relief from the valley heat. For me, all that makes it worth parting with a few bucks.


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    It will be my first race since I was a kid. Really looking forward to it! As Cory mentioned we will be there Fri-Sun and I will have my 26 foot toyhauler up there. It is a White and blue trailer that says "Tahoe" on it, stop by and say hi.

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    Im in and talked a few more into doing it.

    How does the hardscrabble climb compare to something in the valley?

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    The start finish area begins a gradual undulating series of relatively easy climbs ... unless you're going at race pace ... (cough, agh, %^&**) once you reach the dirt you climb easy for about .7 miles then it kicks up for .2 .. followed by a short recovery then another short pitch .1 at this point it mellows a bit for the final .4 ... As far as a climb in the valley maybe Shaw Butte???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 90minIPA View Post
    The start finish area begins a gradual undulating series of relatively easy climbs ... unless you're going at race pace ... (cough, agh, %^&**) once you reach the dirt you climb easy for about .7 miles then it kicks up for .2 .. followed by a short recovery then another short pitch .1 at this point it mellows a bit for the final .4 ... As far as a climb in the valley maybe Shaw Butte???
    What the hell are you talking about? The start of the race is about 15 miles of 18%+ climbs, with absolutely no recovery. (At least that's how it felt to me.)
    Nobody gives a s#$t you singlespeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    What the hell are you talking about? The start of the race is about 15 miles of 18%+ climbs, with absolutely no recovery. (At least that's how it felt to me.)
    fer realz.

    actually my GPS shows that it is about 1000 feet of climbing over about 3 miles. But, yeah, it hurts.

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    On the SS there is no recovery and even on gears hardscrabble climb is brutal. It's the only reason I don't do the 45, I don't want to climb it for a third time. Cory, I hope you're going SS 30 on this one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eazy_E View Post
    What day is pre-ride day?
    This was just posted on the FOTR website and FB page:

    PRE-RIDE DATES ARE SET!
    AUGUST 24 & 25
    AUGUST 31 & SEPTEMBER 1
    SEPTEMBER 7 & 8

    I am going to try to get up there to pre-ride it once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dtownmtb View Post
    fer realz.

    actually my GPS shows that it is about 1000 feet of climbing over about 3 miles. But, yeah, it hurts.
    Far worse than the climb out of Skull Valley climb at the Whiskey.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    Far worse than the climb out of Skull Valley climb at the Whiskey.
    Not sure how accurate this is, but it is from the Fire on the rim website (and yeah, looks to be about 1000 feet in 3 miles to start off):

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbdennis View Post
    Not sure how accurate this is, but it is from the Fire on the rim website (and yeah, looks to be about 1000 feet in 3 miles to start off):

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    I do think I measured both, and FonR has more feet/mile than WoR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Casual Observer View Post
    Far worse than the climb out of Skull Valley climb at the Whiskey.

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    I'm sure that the other two guys who were with me will agree, but it's a bad way to start the day going from Skull Valley back into Prescott.

    Rethinking the 30 mile race.

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    Is it too early to get a roll call for the Fire on the Rim race?

    Guy- I signed for 15- but you know me ( I haven't changed much in the sanity department since we last races together in 2006) I will probably go for the 30 about ten minutes before the start and hate myself for the last 8 miles!


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    Re: Is it too early to get a roll call for the Fire on the Rim race?

    1 lap you don't get your money's worth two laps you still have room for beer... 3 laps you'll need to see a psychologist....( fee comes with the entry fee .).. 3 laps has like 7000 feet of climbing... Haven't decided two or three

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