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    Clear Creek Race

    Just posted this in the Endurance Racing Forums thought I would post it here also.

    What it is: a 120 mile self supported race !
    31,117 ft, climbing! Both are estimates.
    When: September 29, 2007 6:00 a.m. Georgetown
    Why: to see if it can be done in 24 hours. Good practice for next years Colorado Trail Race! No Montezumaís Revenge this year.
    Rules: Great Divide Race Rules

    General description:

    Section 1 Georgetown to Idaho Springs 35 miles
    ROUTE: From Georgetown, Empire Pass, North Empire, Fall River, St. Maryís, Kingston Peak, Yankee Hill, Nevadaville, Russell Gulch, Franklin Mine, Idaho Springs.

    Section 2 Idaho springs to Hwy 103 20 miles
    ROUTE: Soda Creek, Steve Canyon, Warren Gulch, Hwy 103, mm 15, Devils Canyon, Barbour Fork, Pine Slope, Hwy 103

    Section 3 Hwy 103 to Georgetown 17 miles
    ROUTE: Hwy 103, Golden Glen, Spring Gulch, Spring Creek Jeep Road, Silver Creek

    Section 4 Georgetown to Silver Plume 26 miles
    ROUTE: Saxton Mtn. Road ,Lamartine Jct., Powerline, Silverdale, Waldorf Road, Pendleton Mountain, Fat Trail, R.R. Grade

    Section 5 Silver Plume to Georgetown 22 miles
    Route Frontage Road , B.L.T., CDNST, Bard Creek, Empire Pass

    More detailed description will be given as we pre ride each section


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    31,117 ft, climbing

    ... in one day. Child's play! You should at least make it challenging.

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    Monster ride, I need a little more than 1.5 months notice though, other plans already. I think I'll keep the route saved for a huge ride next summer.

    5% chance my plans will fall through and I'll line up for this, I'm tired just thinking of it.
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    Dear Lord.
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    I *think* I could ride this over 5 days... can I camp overnight between sections? lol

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    Whoever doesn't die, wins.
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    We might change the date to the 22nd. To give us a better chance of beating any early snow storms.

    I think I can ride the first 3 sections on the first day 72 miles. Hopefully I wonít be riding (WALKING) Silver Creek in the dark! A few hours sleep someplace warm and the last 2 sections on day two.

    Rode the Barbour Fork single track in section 2 today. The trail is a little washed out due to all the recent rain. Still lots of fun.

    Thanks Bill for cutting out the tree and fixing the rock


    SWEET SINGLETRACK!!

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    im down for the 22nd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big galoot
    Thanks Bill for cutting out the tree and fixing the rock
    And thanks to MINORSWAY and my buddy Matt for helping me move that sumbtch tree off the trail, that sucker was HUGE. Had to be done, though, the motos were braiding a new line around the thing.

    The rock garden is still technical as heck, but at least now it's not like DEATH DEATH DEATH. And I only moved one single tombstone rock. Fun trail.

    Brian, did you see any more moto tracks up there? I tried to cover up the high entrance to the single track -- up by the stumps, I made a little maze out of logs that a MTB can get through but a moto would have a hard time finding / clearing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by big galoot

    What it is: a 120 mile self supported race !
    I think you meant to say "group ride"

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    You have my attention! Doesn't seem like there has been much interest over on the Endurance Racing board, unfortunately. I haven't ridden any of these trails, so it would certainly be something new, and that is the most exciting part for me right now! Race or loose group ride, both free and self-supported - either way is appealing. Keep us posted and add to the psyche with some pics as you ride some of the trails beforehand!!
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    interested

    pay attention to the thread. see what becomes of it anyway. Timing probably isn't too bad for me.
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    I can tell you, I've ridden quite a bit of this stuff, not nearly all of it and not necessarily in this configuration or in the directions described here, but I do know that 1) there will be a ton of jeep road climbing, which will be very loose and steep in places, and 2) the actual trail riding included here is pretty sweet. I'd much rather descend Warren Gulch than climb it, especially after surviving the previous section from Empire to Idaho via St. Mary's -- yikes. But for you sick bastards out there, this could be the race of a lifetime. As for me, I'll be drinking beers at the check points.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    I'd much rather descend Warren Gulch than climb it
    i prefer to descend it atleast 1x per week

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    Yeah, no doubt. It needs some TLC right now, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    i prefer to descend it atleast 1x per week
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    Yeah, no doubt. It needs some TLC right now, though.
    Yeah i noticed, need to take some rakes and stuff to fix it up. I went up real early season and did a little work but def not enough.

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    I was thinking the same thing, the top really needs raking. My ankles took a beating last weekend, I kicked up so many rocks. And a couple of the corners are really rutted out. I may spend a day up there before the snow falls.

    Quote Originally Posted by snowskilz
    Yeah i noticed, need to take some rakes and stuff to fix it up. I went up real early season and did a little work but def not enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan_G
    You have my attention! Doesn't seem like there has been much interest over on the Endurance Racing board, unfortunately. I haven't ridden any of these trails, so it would certainly be something new, and that is the most exciting part for me right now! Race or loose group ride, both free and self-supported - either way is appealing. Keep us posted and add to the psyche with some pics as you ride some of the trails beforehand!!
    stefan i really hope you show up. the trails include some singletrack that is amazing and the climbs are tough. it was my idea to have the race and brian immediately had this loop drawn up and posted it same day. it looked so brutal it passed my one guideline: the winner would have to sleep or ride all night to finish (it looks unlikely anyone could finish it before dawn sunday).

    one rule we should all agree on:
    in the spirit of unsupported racing, no one should be able to stop at their home (or car) and we should not have a communal stop at anyones home. this race is so close to towns and passes through towns so frequently that everyone should have no problem with food or night shelter or need to cheat with sag vehicles, etc.

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    I'm down for this. Sound like punishment. Although, real men won't do this on 29er's or SS's, oh no, that's way to easy.

    Gotta do it on DH bikes all the way!

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    Quote Originally Posted by IndecentExposure
    I'm down for this. Sound like punishment. Although, real men won't do this on 29er's or SS's, oh no, that's way to easy.

    Gotta do it on DH bikes all the way!

    DH bikes? Wussies! Old steel Huffy tandems, with inflatable love dolls riding stoker. It gets mighty lonely out there.

    BTW, I heard there was snow somewhere up in the high country last night? This race could get very interesting.
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    22nd or 29

    is on my radar.... Looks very sick in the head type riding!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Manmountain Dense
    BTW, I heard there was snow somewhere up in the high country last night?
    [SIZE="1"]where[/SIZE]?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    [SIZE="1"]where[/SIZE]?
    Yeah, that's what I don't know. Could be a false report. I'd have to guess Grays/Torreys, we've been getting a lot of rain around here, I guess it's possible the peaks got a dusting during the night.
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    I heard Evans
    Since when did Need have anything to do with this?

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    Ok itís official then. We are going to change the date to the 22nd hopefully that will still work for everyone.
    Off to the top of Pendleton Mtn. tomorrow I have never ridden this section before there could be some bushwhacking!

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