Enduro II: 90 mile mixed terrain Enduro - SAT MARCH 20th
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SATURDAY MARCH 20th.
Start and end in central San Francisco.
Ride is ~90 miles give or take. Rocks, roads and dirt. Wind, trees and ruts. Hills... lots of hills. Not for the faint of heart.
Bring a bag with dry clothes to the start. It will be transported to the finish for you. Finish is very near the start. Full-on BBQ / beer bash and post ride sports massage included!
All proceeds go to Matt Peterson's memorial fund.
Details at <a href="http://sfenduro.blogspot.com">sfenduro.blogspot.com</a>
All proceeds go to benefit the Matt Peterson Memorial Fund.
Who was <a href="http://rememberingmatt.blogspot.com/">Matt Peterson</a>?
Remember last years event?
Last edited by datenschwanz; 03-05-2010 at 01:04 PM.
You <i>are</i> the man. I wish I could ride that far. Maybe I'll do an aid station again.
Great cause and Crank for the Bank was the shiz.
In! Like one big flow and gg2mb ride but longer
Looks awesome. We need something like this around Santa Cruz.
Looks like a fun event.
I wish there were more info on the sfenduro.blogspot.com as details are extremely vague.
Did anyone participate in this event before and how did it go?
All of Murphy's events are memorable and kick ass. From his post it appears more details will be posted on Sunday evening. Route is not disclosed before hand to add to fun factor as route finding on these type of rides is half the battle, the other finishing and enjoying all the swag, friends and food/drink. Plus it is a fundraiser!
Originally Posted by iWiLRiDe
Check out the previous edition thread.
I'm in -- were do I sign up -- Live in Belmont anybody want to ride MTBs TO and Back from the event -- Belmont as the staging area?
If I didn't go off and move to Denver I would hit V2 for sure.
The last one was one of my most memorable rides/races ever. So much fun and so much pain at the same time. That keg of beer and the lbs of hummus and bread I ate at the finishing party was the best part I think Have fun everyone...this one is a can't miss.
BTW - not sure if he is doing this one again, but if anyone does plan to do this race that isn't familiar with SF and Marin trails be sure and suck Grrah's (Raf) wheel as long as you can. I think if Jeffh, Rensho, and myself wouldn't have ridden with him on V1 we would have been hosed on this race. The maps you get at the checkpoints are good, but the mistake factor on making wrong turns is still HIGH
BTW - If the course is anything like last time...CX bike is the ticket IMO. The front suspension on my 29er was certainly nice to have at certain points, but I was eyeing the CX bikes (and that 7-8 lbs weight savings) with envy at about mile 65+
The real men rode SS last year. Sick folks.
The party afterwards is off the hook. Murph knows how to throw a party, and a bike ride.
Bring a light and blinkie, and lots of food.
So you planning to enjoy the pain again? If so good luck
Originally Posted by rensho
Hmm, its on a Saturday...
I wonder if my knee will be up for it... or my legs for that matter...
No dinner date conflict for me this time. I am IN!
I'll be riding a rigid 29er with light tires. How do I know this is the perfect choice? Because that's how my bike is set up right now, and I'm lazy.
Hmm.. it's my bday, and my friends said they'd do anything I want... maybe I'll sucker them into a 'nice little bike ride'....
...that'd be too mean.
Mmm, 90miles can be a lot, especially on dirt.
Probably a good training for Boggs V...
Yes, if the calendar will behave, I will be there. Though, I've been trying to get to the snow all year, and each weekend, there is something prohibiting that.
Originally Posted by MSH
Originally Posted by iWiLRiDe
hey everyone... i could use a couple/few more helpers for the event to man a checkpoint and help with the BBQ after...
if you wanna hang out but not do the ride PM me.
I think I'm going to come out on my SS and ride until I can't ride anymore. There is no way I can make 90 and 10k but I can always hitch hike home.......
Sounds like "fun", and a great cause. Unless I have to escort the "dirt smurf" up to the NorCal HS MTB league race in Granite Bay, I'll be there.
Assuming there is such a thing, I'm hoping the CX bike is the right choice. And the long range weather forecast looks good too.
Update via Murphy with approximate meeting location, beer sponsor and swag!
"Our good buddy Stein over at Spaten is pulling out all the stops so to speak and tells me Spaten is going to be providing their delicious Munich beer for all of us to enjoy! It sounds like he's got quite a bit of it and he also mentioned Franziskaner Weissbier too!
Mike's Bike's is in with some prizes for us and checkpoint help and the fabulous Sheila Moon said she's got a trunk full of sweet gear to give away. Marin Bikes is showing up to race and they're pitching in to make the prize trove grow. A generous sponsor has also donated a new Flip video camera to be given away as a special prime.
Chris Lane from Roaring Mouse has been keeping a lid on his plans for us, so I know he's brewing up something special. Also, the peeps at Cyclocross Magazine are throwing some subscriptions our way to give out as prizes and Carlos at Bike Monkey is going to make sure we look good.
I'll post an update on the start location and parking details soon. It will be near the Panhandle area of Golden Gate park or thereabouts. The details will become available as soon as I can get them to you.
Other notes: BRING BLINKY LIGHTS!!! You won't need a lock, but bring some blinky lights with you in case you get caught out after dusk, just to be sure.
More updates Friday or Saturday... stay tuned!"
more updates from the weekend, more to come today too!
check back for latest: http://sfenduro.blogspot.com/
Wednesday AM Update:
Ok, so this is a real treat... sponsors are getting a hold of me now to include items in the prize trove for this event! When's the last time that happened?
The list of sponsors has grown to include:
Boozley's Pickle's and Preserves (DFL Brad, local bike racer has taken is hobby business full time!)
Big Swingin' Cycles SF
there's a couple more i'm forgetting now too i'm sure.
we're making the maps tonight and the t-shirts are in the works.
i checked out part of the course and there are some MEAN ruts out there!
we made the menu last night and my buddy Stein from Spaten came by and dropped off cases and cases of delicious Munich beer.
more updates later today! check out the website listed in the above post for more.
Dang it, I knew this was coming and after reading the thread from last year looked like fun! But I'm going home this weekend, can you guys postpone it? haha
HF everyone! Take pics, the weather will be AWESOME!
if anyone is going to come up form the Santa Cruz area, please PM me as i've got a racer who wants to come and needs to carpool.
Frontier flight 0165 3/18 Departs Denver 9:10PM arrives SJC 10:51PM ...OK I'm dreaming.
Murphy...is the plan to make this an annual deal? If so, with better planning, etc on my part, I will be there nxt yr
Have fun everyone....post lots o pix and vid if possible. Have to live vicariously!