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    TAHOE SIERRA 100 Reg is open!!!!!

    Check it out, the TS 100 is back in 2012 and it's going to be RAD!

    Added mileage taking the race from Soda Spring to Auburn. This race contains it ALL...

    epic views, challenging single-track, fierce competition, AND best of all.......delicious bacon tacos that bring you back to life at mile 60ish. Reg up and secure a spot for what is going to be the hardest 100 miler ever.

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    You know you're a SSicko Harrison! Pack some tubes and patchkit on this ride....
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Sweet! Think I am in.

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    The dream becomes real

    Jim Northey, Sean A and others have dedicated themselves over the last few years to move this from a gleam in an eye to a reality. Fantastic!

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    Check out video of the added trail sections

    Check out this video of the 30+ miles of additional single track between Forresthill and Auburn. These trails will make an awesome magic carpet finish to the the race. TS100 more single track for 2012.mov - YouTube

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    the singletrack from foresthill to auburn is insanely fun. The first five to seven miles are either coasting or light braking. There are 3 or 4 creek crossings, with one tricky one on a tight downhill switchback.

    Are they making you climb out ruckachucky for the finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by redmr2_man View Post

    Are they making you climb out ruckachucky for the finish?
    I'm very curious about that as well....would it end at ruck-a-chucky a the bottom? Or climb up and end somewhere around Drivers Flat? Or somewhere else?

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    route

    ...route would climb back out on Driver's Flat road and hook up with FDLT - Connector - Tunnel - Stagecoach -finish in town.

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    The addition from Foresthill to Auburn is a significant game changer. It adds a third part to the course. High country, canyons (including Devil's Thumb), then Foresthill to Auburn. Just like the other two events, much of the race will get interesting here. There is a ton of rail and a ton of climbing left in that last part. Stagecoach will be drama. Can you say E P I C er?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    I'm very curious about that as well....would it end at ruck-a-chucky a the bottom? Or climb up and end somewhere around Drivers Flat? Or somewhere else?
    If they are adding 30mi of single track it will have to be past drivers flat. It's under 15mi to the bottom ofruck a chucky. Unless of course jimmy is adding more towards the beginning of the race.
    All out of S**** and down to my last F***

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    I am in - I managed 11:28 last year and hope to improve on that this year.

    Sounds like the route is going to a lot tougher so that means more training.

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    Ok thanks...yes much moar epic than even last year, wow.


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    Is this 100 miles spread out evenly over 5-10 weekends?
    Since I don't like writing, I don't have a blog to pimp. This space for rent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spgallo View Post
    miles of additional single track between Forresthill and Auburn. Tl]
    So is there a one time exemption to allow bike's on this section for the race, if so has it been fully approved yet? Any chance this may open up to be legal all the time? I think think this would be a good candidate for an odd/even day kinda of thing in the future, as it would be kinda hard to get around a horse in some sections..
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    Here's the deal so far....

    So before this gets out of hand as to where we are going, here is what we have right now. I am taking care of the ASRA permit process and it looks like it is going well. They have some concerns about the course as they should, but overall they have been very easy to work with so far.
    Forest Service is on board as is the city of Auburn, so it is coming together nicely. We all know that can change so keep your fingers crossed

    Right now we are ending in Auburn regardless.

    How we get there is in flux right now and likely will be for some time.

    There are ways to get to Auburn without taking the California Street/Peachstone section of Western States that is currently closed to bikes. Ultimately we would like to run that section of trail in the race and it would be a one day exemption from the current ban.
    Many hurdles exist to this coming to fruition and it may take years to get to that point, we are committed to doing our best to make it happen .

    Not preaching here, but people riding it illegally and posting here about it will not help the matter. If you think State Parks and the powers that be at Western States and Tevis foundations and the many other horse advocacy groups don't visit this site you are fooling yourselves. I realize that some people think that it should be open to bikes, and that fight has been going on for years( yes, unfortunately the odd/even consideration was shot down years ago) but the fact remains it is closed and any conflicts on it will put a serious hurt on any further consideration by State Parks to open it to bikes, even for a day.

    So that being said, here's what we have right now pending State Parks approval( and a whole bunch of other agencies). Likely the course will remain unchanged from Soda Springs Rd to Foresthill, we'll likely lose some of the stuff in Royal Gorge though. Getting to the bottom of McKeon Ponderosa is what were stuck on right now, either way it will be fun. Once you get to the campground at Ruck-a-Chuck you will climb Drivers Flat Rd to the North side of the FDLT, then on to the Connector, Confluence trail all the way down, Stagecoach to Russell Rd and then some road racing to a yet to be determined site in South Auburn. We're hoping for right around 100 miles although it may get up to 105 or so with the addition of some paved connections. I won't know the exact mileage until we do some sort of shake down run.

    Big climbing in the last 15 miles is gonna be the decider

    It's gonna be Epic and the premier endurance bike race in California. Stay tuned!

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    Dang this sounds extra brutal. I'm trying to recall the pain and suffering from last year to put it in perspective. But alas,, I'm getting old and don't remember much,, so I guess I'm in ,, again.

    Ron,, you better be in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zon View Post
    Ron,, you better be in.

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    i have a conflict between this and the High Cascades 100 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    i have a conflict between this and the High Cascades 100 this year.
    Looks like someone's scared

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrone Shoelaces View Post
    i have a conflict between this and the High Cascades 100 this year.
    Just think of all the gas and $ you will save racing local. Less carbon too.!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by zon View Post
    Less carbon too.!!
    No more carbon fumes from my bike...just titanium ;-)



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    Question : If the last 15 miles is going to be the decider. Is it going to be hike a bike out of canyons [ Like those wonderful two hikes last year ] or is it going to be rideable. ?? I can handle doing last years HIKING but would not want to push my bike any farther than I did last year. I like riding my bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwiktm View Post
    Question : If the last 15 miles is going to be the decider. Is it going to be hike a bike out of canyons [ Like those wonderful two hikes last year ] or is it going to be rideable. ?? I can handle doing last years HIKING but would not want to push my bike any farther than I did last year. I like riding my bike.
    The last 15mi is the regular auburn trails. There's probably around 3k feet of climbing or so from ruck a chucky camp to the top of stagecoach. All of it totally rideable and really fun.
    All out of S**** and down to my last F***

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    Regardless of how we get to Auburn, It is completely rideable from Foresthill to Auburn. Whether people will have the legs to do it is another thing
    The HAB's before Foresthill will be in the full meal deal regardless.

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    Great, I will sign up tomorrow. Thought about doing Creampuff or High Cascades but driving from Los Angeles, ST100 is a better option , fun race with 1000 miles less driving.

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    sounds like a brilliant finish. I've done the finish section from RuckChuck many times after big training rides and felt pretty devastated. Will be a dig deep situation, under race conditions, after 85 miles of fun A W E S O M E.

    for added fun, have a $100 to the fastest hill climb up drivers flat

    Sean, can we have the river raft companies still run their shuttles on DF during the race... will give it that added je ne c'est qois, getting battered by powdered dust like fried chicken, and getting cheered on by mobile drunken rafting groups

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    Strangely enough, the race was originally scheduled for the prior weekend, which put it an ambiguous time relative to the 4th of July and we didn't want to be competing with what might be the busiest weekend of the year for the rafters going up Drivers. So we have come through and saved you from that, well kind of........
    Going to Auburn is going to be fun, lots of opportunities to cheer and jeer the racers by family and friends as well as drunken rafters and their carnival worker reject van drivers.

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    I'm In! Totally Stoked!

    This will be the only race I do this year (as comanded by She Who Must Be Obeyed). This is going to be awesome! especially if the last 35 miles are what it looks like they will be. Finishing in Auburn will make it epic...and then you can just coast over to the alehouse from railhead park. Nice!

    Great Job Jimmy, Sean and others. Keep up the great work.

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    I'm in. Thank you Jim & Sean for your endless efforts to expand the course (and prepare the course)!

    And here's my fantasy TS-100 course for 2013






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    what would that work out to, 15k down, 6k up?

    ultimate epic shuttle? lol

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    Jeff,
    I really gave it some thought of heading out and around HITG. The problem is the railroad tracks and the private property exiting HITG. From what Jim has gathered, we can't cross the tracks on Soda Springs Rd, SP won't allow it. That would be a brutal race, much more than 100 miles. Maybe an underground race this summer. I'd organize and race it, who else is in?

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    Qualify...

    So there's been some chatter about qualifying for this race. Let me help clear things up....like last year, you've got qualify for the 2012 TS 100.


    Here's a clip from the GBE website:


    TS100 Qualifying Rules and Races: (This is an ultra endurance MTB RACE. In saying so, you must qualify by completeing a MTB endurance race.)

    Only MTB endurance races from 2011-2012 can be used.
    8 hr MTB race (70 miles or more, 45 and over 60 miles or more)
    12 hr MTB race (90 miles or more)
    MTB 100 endurance race (Must have finished the race before cut off time)
    24hr MTB race (120 miles or more)
    24 hr Adventure races (Solo or team must finished before cut off)
    Boggs 8hr Cobb, Ca (Bike Monkey event)
    Coolest 8 & 24 hr race Royal Gorge Ski Resort, Ca
    Boggs 8 & 24hr race, Cobb, Ca
    Cohutta 100 TN 12,000ft of climbing
    Syllams Revenge 100 ARK
    Mohican 100 OH 11,000ft of climbing
    Lumberjack 100 Michigan 9,000ft of climbing
    Breckenridge 100 CO 13,750ft of climbing
    Cream Puff 100 Oregon 18,000ft of climbing
    High Cascades 100 Oregon 11,000ft of climbing
    Wilderness 101 Pennsylvania 15,000ft of climbing
    Leadville 100 CO 9,000ft of climbing
    Fools Gold Georgia 14,400ft of climbing
    Shenandoah 100 Virginia 14,000ft of climbing
    Hammerstein 8 & 24, Laguna Seca, Monterey, CA
    12 Hours of Humbolt
    12 Hours of Weaverville
    Whiskeytown 9-5
    12 Hours of Temecula

    RACER MUST HAVE PROOF OF RACE RESULTS (WEBSITE WITH YOUR RACE RESULTS FROM QUALIFYING EVENT) Please do not sign up with out proof of qualifier. If you have not qualified in 2011, there are plenty of races before August 13th. No “new” races can be used as qualifiers, “new” being any event that is less than 1 year old.

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    can't wait, ending in Auburn sounds like its gonna be fun! can't wait to climb that lower part of stagecoach 11+ hours in....
    something about the west coast...it makes me wanna ride

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    Officially in. You had me at beer glass.

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    Can't wait for this one.

    The TS100 will be EPIC!! this year with all the new S.T and the race ending in Downtown Auburn!! Just signed up.

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    What a ride!!

    We had the pleasure of riding the new portion of the Tahoe Sierra 100. I have tell you that " IT WAS SO MUCH FUN".
    I have done Leadville, High Cascades 100 , Cream Puff and the Tahoe Sierra 100.
    This beats them all.
    The new section that has been added was crazy.The single track is fast and very technical. We went under this tunnel that was cool, but the river views made it hard to keep your eye on the trail. The climb at the end called stage coach? is going to be hard.
    From what the race director said the new finish line is in Downtown Auburn, another great addition.
    You better be in the best shape you can be to finish this race. Be all that you can be or don't show up. I did the last TS100 in 10:30 and some change and now I think I am looking at 12:30 and some change. Truly a Epic race in the making.

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    Is Jim making people qualify in advance this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodricht View Post
    Is Jim making people qualify in advance this year?
    Yes (and he should)
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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    So what would be the Total amount of climbing??

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    Quote Originally Posted by 12to29 View Post
    So what would be the Total amount of climbing??
    Thats kinda like buying a Lamborghini.......

    If you have to ask, you probably can't afford it
    Its all Shits and Giggles until somebody Giggles and Shits

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    Tahoe Sierra 100 here I come

    Just signed up for the "Pain 100". That's is what they should call it. After last years race I am not sure if I did the right thing? I am hoping and praying that I can finish under the 14hrs.
    After riding the new section of the course from Foresthill to Auburn last week. GOOD GOD WHAT A RIDE!! Holly Sh#*t. Better bring your "A" game.
    I crashed three times and never had some much fun doing it. I talked with Auburn Bike Works and they said the new map will be up in the next two weeks. Waiting to see how much climbing was added.
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    Hey folks, I and a friend purchased TS 59 entries and then both qualified for the TS 100 (got the TS 59 entries as back up if we DNQ). Let me know if you'd like to purchase/transfer one or both entries. Thanks.
    Ok, guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sean Allan View Post
    Getting to the bottom of McKeon Ponderosa is what were stuck on right now, either way it will be fun.
    Ah, so no singletrack from foresthill to ruckachucky. Thats one of the best sections!

    I was bummed to hear this by auburn state parks today, but it makes sense. That'd be ten miles of almost impossible to pass anyways

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