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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 Montezumas 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. Marys, 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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    I *think* I could ride this over 5 days... can I camp overnight between sections? lol

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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 wont 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?
    where?

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    Quote Originally Posted by athalliah
    where?
    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 its 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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    Can you bushwack above treeline? Hehe. Brian - let me know if you find the route down to the old cabin. Cairn it or flag it if you can, I really want to do that before it gets too cold.

    Quote Originally Posted by big galoot
    Ok its 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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    Yup Coral Brush I dont know if thats what its really called but it will tear you up trying to get through it!

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    Chased of Pendleton Mountain by lightning!

    Just when we got to the top KABOOM! a large bolt of lightning hit not even 100 yards away. So we retreated to the saddle. Looked like it was going to clear up. We decided to continue. Just as we reached the summit the lightning started or should I say the race started down off the mountain to the cabin. It was dangerous tundra with lots of large slippery lichen covered rocks.


    Bard Creek Trail runs about tree line just below Mount Parnassus and Bard Peak (section 5).


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    Some Thoughts About Section 4

    I will post a detailed description in the near future I just wanted to share my thoughts about this section and post some pictures from todays ride

    Section 4 is truly an epic ride in itself!. Saxton Mountain/ Powerline trail will be the next major downhill ride out of Georgetown . The ride up Saxton Mountain has incredible panoramic views of the Continental Divide and the CCR course.

    SAXTON MOUNTAIN ROAD

    NORTH EMPIRE/ ST. MARY'S (section 1)

    SQUAW PASS IN THE BACKGROUND ( section 2)

    HIGHLAND PARK
    The Powerline Trail is an awesome downhill that is totally rideable. Well I guess if you have a downhill bike! There are several rock gardens and drops.. If youre an XC rider you will probably have to walk some of the switchbacks. If you turn right before Silverdale you come out at the water tank in Georgetown How sweet is that?. We will continue straight at the rock cairn under the power line through Silverdale..


    POWERLINE TRAIL

    All the Powerline Trail needs is a trim Hopefully I can find someone to give me and my chainsaw a ride up Saxton Mountain before the race. Any volunteers ?

    The singletrack under the power line through Silverdale doesnt flow well in either direction!
    Total mileage from Georgetown to Guanella Pass Road is only 10.6 miles.
    From Guanella Pass Road to the top of Pendleton Mountain its over a 10 mile climb!
    From the end of the road to the cabin there is no trail for about 1 mile! (this is where we almost died)


    The ride down from the cabin is another steep technical downhill trail. Again if you are an XC rider you will be walking some. Once you reach Pavilion Point its a sweet ride down to Silver Plume and the end of Section 4
    I plan to pre ride this section again on Saturday September 8th if anyone wants to join me let me know

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    section 4 is super epic. i cleared the powerline with one dab on the hardest switchback. but i used a dh bike so its one steep mother for xc bikes. the ride off the crown by pendelton mtn. is gnar as well. and the cut trail is sick too, with steep chutes and a drop or two. i used a dh bike on each, so the race will have some spicy moments for sure!! all climbs in section 4 are rideable. only one 300yd section of the cut trail is bad.

    im riding section 5 today. leaving silver plume at 10am. if anyone is down meet me at buckley bros general store (1st business on right off exit) at 10am. call me if you want. this ride is one very few mtn bikers have done.

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    When you say "cut" trail, Mark, are you talking about what Scott calls the "Fat" -- from the cabin on Crystal Creek along the aquaduct and then down Pavillion Point? That should be a blast coming off the top of McClellan/Pendleton area and down into the drainage, then across. Holy epic.

    Man, I do not envy y'all having to negotiate that hike a bike section along the aquaduct in the cliffs in the dark. That sucker is scary in the daytime. Just don't drop your bike...

    Quote Originally Posted by dream4est
    section 4 is super epic. i cleared the powerline with one dab on the hardest switchback. but i used a dh bike so its one steep mother for xc bikes. the ride off the crown by pendelton mtn. is gnar as well. and the cut trail is sick too, with steep chutes and a drop or two. i used a dh bike on each, so the race will have some spicy moments for sure!! all climbs in section 4 are rideable. only one 300yd section of the cut trail is bad.

    im riding section 5 today. leaving silver plume at 10am. if anyone is down meet me at buckley bros general store (1st business on right off exit) at 10am. call me if you want. this ride is one very few mtn bikers have done.

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    Can I bail after Section 3?

    Does this loop end in G-town, this might be the best ride option for me based on fitness and time constraints--Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by twelve_volt_man
    Does this loop end in G-town, this might be the best ride option for me based on fitness and time constraints--Thanks
    Section 3 ends in Georgetown where Silver Creek Trail comes out on Saxton Mountain Rd. .
    Section 4 ends in Silver Plume from there it's a couple mile ride down the bike path to Geogetown.
    There are many places to bail on this route if we have bad weather or run out of time.
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    Anyone want to pre ride the CCR course?

    23 DAYS UNTIL RACE DAY


    Over the next several weeks I plan on riding all the sections . I put together a schedule dont know if Ill follow it or not ! I hate schedules:

    If anyone wants to join me meet me at the Georgetown Visitors Ctr. At 8:30 AM the day of the ride.

    Sat 9/8 section 4
    Hopefully we will have the power line cleaned up for this ride! I hear they are working on the fat/cut trail too. 26 miles

    Sun 9/9 section 1
    Depending on how we feel after section 1 we will either ride back Spring Gulch or the frontage road should be at least 50 miles.

    Sat 9/15 sections 2 and 3
    I was going to take the frontage road to I.S. but I think we will take Silver Creek to Dumont that way we can ride Silver Creek in both directions! About 50 miles.

    Sun 9/16 BARD CREEK !!
    THIS WILL BE A HIKE-A-BIKE ADVENTURE ! !
    Totally epic just hope I can get it figured out by then!


    Sat 9/22 RACE DAY

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    Holy batman. Is there any place to legally camp-a-car around Georgetown/Empire area?

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    Brian -- check your Private Messages, I need to get in touch via email ASAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hatake
    Holy batman. Is there any place to legally camp-a-car around Georgetown/Empire area?
    You can legally camp-a-car a few miles south of Georgetown up Guanella Pass Road if you have 4wheel drive Waldorf Road (FS 248) . It would be a great place to view the fall colors there will probably be a million other people checking out the fall colors as well. If you have 4wheel drive you can camp in north Empire or south of Empire up Bard Creek. There are several places west of Empire on US40. People camp on the frontage road below Georgetown but I don't know if it's legal.
    Waldorf Road or Bard Creek would be closest to Georgetown.

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    Clear Creek Race Update

    At present it looks like 4 people have entered the race with a little more than a week left I would like to know who else is interested. We need to figure out when to have a pre race meeting either this weekend or the night before the race. We will go over check ins and race rules. I will have a better route description by then.
    The best maps for the route are:
    Trails Illustrated 103 Winter Park, Central City Rollins Pass
    Trails Illustrated 104 Idaho Springs, Georgetown Loveland Pass

    Georgetown daily averages for September 22:
    Day Sunrise Sunset Avg.High Avg. Low Mean Record High Record Low
    22 ..6:50 AM 7:00 PM ...64F....31F... 48F 75F .(1966) 7F (1995)

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    Quote Originally Posted by big galoot
    At present it looks like 4 people have entered the race with a little more than a week left I would like to know who else is interested. We need to figure out when to have a pre race meeting either this weekend or the night before the race. We will go over check ins and race rules. I will have a better route description by then.
    The best maps for the route are:
    Trails Illustrated 103 Winter Park, Central City Rollins Pass
    Trails Illustrated 104 Idaho Springs, Georgetown Loveland Pass

    Georgetown daily averages for September 22:
    Day Sunrise Sunset Avg.High Avg. Low Mean Record High Record Low
    22 ..6:50 AM 7:00 PM ...64F....31F... 48F 75F .(1966) 7F (1995)
    I'm in!

    See how it goes for me... I'd be interested in a night before meet or day before would be ezer for me...

    Anyhow looking forward to it, Dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by big galoot
    At present it looks like 4 people have entered the race
    Unfortunately, I am out. My wife has a WRIAD trip planned for 9/22. I'm still looking forward to riding these trails and hearing how the race goes for everyone though. Ya'll have fun!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlowerThenSnot
    I'm in!

    See how it goes for me... I'd be interested in a night before meet or day before would be ezer for me...

    Anyhow looking forward to it, Dave
    Ah another victim!
    I'm also thinking the night before would be best for me.. I will get in touch with Mark and Smed and see if that will work for them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stefan_G
    Unfortunately, I am out. My wife has a WRIAD trip planned for 9/22. I'm still looking forward to riding these trails and hearing how the race goes for everyone though. Ya'll have fun!!
    Sorry to hear you wont be joining us. Well there is always next year. We are already talking about incorporating more singtrack into the route. Who knows I might get bit by this bug and join you next year.

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    brrr.Georgetown forecast


    Well I think I have the course in pretty good shape. Last week I trimmed Saxon Mountain power line and yesterday I cut the big trees that were across the trail down from mm 15 to Barbour Fork. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for another week, One forecast is for a front to move in on Sunday. Those forecasters can never seem to agree ! Here’s the one I’m hoping for:
    Saturday (24 hours): Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 40s.
    Sunday (24 hours): Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 40s

    We will have the pre race meeting at the Red Ram Restaurant (bar) 606 6 Georgetown 7 p.m. 303-569-2300

    It’s not to late to enter if you want to join us. The fall colors will be spectacular and should be at their peak
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    Quote Originally Posted by big galoot

    Well I think I have the course in pretty good shape. Last week I trimmed Saxon Mountain power line and yesterday I cut the big trees that were across the trail down from mm 15 to Barbour Fork. Hopefully the weather will cooperate for another week, One forecast is for a front to move in on Sunday. Those forecasters can never seem to agree ! Heres the one Im hoping for:
    Saturday (24 hours): Isolated thunderstorms. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 40s.
    Sunday (24 hours): Partly cloudy, chance of a thunderstorm. Highs in the upper 60s and lows in the low 40s

    We will have the pre race meeting at the Red Ram Restaurant (bar) 606 6 Georgetown 7 p.m. 303-569-2300

    Its not to late to enter if you want to join us. The fall colors will be spectacular and should be at their peak
    Looking forward to meeting you and whoever is also joining in on this nuttyness

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    In case anyone is interested, word is that three crazy bastards headed out on this today. Big Galoot, Slower Than Snot (I think on a fixie 1x1 29er??!?!?!) and dream4est, likely on an Asterix Monk 29er.

    There were no survivors.

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    from talking to mark it sounded like one hell of a ride. my guess is that they will be done with the full ride mid day on monday. Def a death march

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    38 miles in 9.5 hours

    OWIEE!

    Thanks Byran and Mark for that suffer fest! My legs and lower back arn't happy with me right now. The ride back to denver was really fun~!

    I'll have to get up and try those other loops!

    more pictures and thoughts tonight
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    Oh what a tease! How far did you make it?


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    OWIEE!

    Thanks Byran and Mark for that suffer fest! My legs and lower back arn't happy with me right now. The ride back to denver was really fun~!

    I'll have to get up and try those other loops!

    more pictures and thoughts tonight
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    Long Report

    Mark, Bryan, and myself lined up at the visitor's center in Georgetown at 5:45am at Saturday.

    I knew this ride was gonna be hard but it was alot more then I expected. I go into alot of these enduro events with the mind set of having a good adventure and man this did not disappoint!

    The first 10 miles to the first cabin went pretty smooth quite alot of climbing but not to much walking on my part. Got to the cabin at 8:58am and was pumped that I was only about 50 min behind Mark. Little did I know that things were gonna get alot harder!!!

    Got a bit lost trying to find the route and spent about 30 min back tracking. But ran into Bryan and rode with him most off the rest of the day. The next section they called the maze. It was really good I was riding with Byran on this next section though Alice. think lots if old mining roads and drive ways that look like the main route!

    After Alice it was time to climb spent the next 4 hours pedaling/pushing to the top of Kingston Peak at 1247 ft. Mark, Bryan and myself were the only non-motorized people that I saw up there. Super loose and hard to get traction with my 32X19 gearing. The decent off of Kingston was super steep lots of jeeps and TX wheelchiars at this point. Wasn't super techy but you couldn't just ride down and be mellow on the descent.

    Rode on this FS road 173.5c for what seemed like forever. Stopped a few times to let the brakes cool and to try and get some more food in my body and water! This downhill really taxed me. Got to this lake (pigsah lake) it really was more of a mud hole and it was like 2 pm and I was starting to think this was gonna be my only loop to do on this race other wise I wasn't gonna have anything for the coming work week....

    Kept Bryan close by so I didn't have to do much route finding, and the riding North of Idaho Springs was so cool with all the aspens changing! Bryan had burn though his rear pads so he had to slow down quite alot on the decnding we where doing witch was fine by me...

    Made it to the springs at 4:10pm. I was shot and hungry, ran out of water, and was slightly depressed thinking of another dnf this year. But it was nice to see mark was only about 2 hrs ahead at this point....

    But had to bail couldn't think of spending a night out in the cold and climbing Warren Gulch in the Dark!

    Thanks to Bryan and Mark for this Crazy ride! Such a fun adventure! I say for next year keep it the same and lets just see how far people can get in 24 hours! Maybe one of the super freaks could get er done in 24! Dave Harris, Ethan Passant, Dave Weins ect...

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    Clear Creek Race Humbling

    Mark Caminiti 11: A.M. Sunday Georgetown 75 miles
    Dave Nice 4:10 P.M. Idaho Springs 37 miles
    Bryan Hunt 4:12 P.M. Idaho Springs 37 miles

    Thanks Mark and Dave for showing up.
    Well fir me the race was a success Although it took me 10 hours to ride section one!
    My original plan was to make it up South Spring Gulch before nightfall just wasnt happening with 25 miles to go and only 2 hours of daylight left. Not being prepared to spend the night in the woods I decided to call it after section 1. Next year I will know what to expect. SLOW!!

    We think we have figured out a way around the hard hike-a-bike and jeep road sections. Which should make the race faster without sacrificing too many miles. Hopefully giving someone a chance of completing the course.Don't worry it won't make it any easier!

    Next years race will be even better so come join us.

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