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    The Spring Buffalo Creek Spiderweb Classic

    Tomorrow I'll be doing my 1st big mileage ride of the year. A few inquired and are welcome to join but lets make it fun and make it an individual time trial. That means its a drop ride, you drop me I'm happy, I drop you, you'd better be happy too.

    Start 6am at the 543 parking lot. This is an honor system and reminisant of the east coast races of old that are just for braggin rights.

    The Revised Route to include Hello Kitty:

    Park at 543
    Hello Kitty
    Buffalo Burn
    CT East
    Chair Rocks
    Buffalo Burn
    CT West
    Buffalo Burn
    CT West
    Down Shinglemill
    543
    Up Morrison Creek
    CT West
    Down Tramway
    543 East
    up Baldy
    Down Upper and Lower Gashouse
    543 West
    Up Tramway
    CT West
    Green Mtn
    CT West
    Rollins Creek West
    LOST CREEK Wilderness
    Rollins Creek East
    CT East
    Red Skin
    Up Gashouse
    Miller Gulch
    Homestead
    Charlie's Cutoff
    Homestead
    Down Strawberry Jack
    Up Buck Gulch
    Skipper
    Up Homestead
    Down Sandy Wash
    543
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    That's some ride!

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    Too bad this isn't Sunday, when I could ride

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Too bad this isn't Sunday, when I could ride
    That ride would kill you, yah pansy.

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    Yeah. Climbing up Gashouse would kill me just out of principle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Yeah. Climbing up Gashouse would kill me just out of principle.
    Amen. And the worst part of that climb is just getting to the trailhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Start 6am


    Like I said - IF I could make this, I'm pretty sure I could get through the 1st 2 legs:
    "Park at 543
    Lower Sandy"
    Other than that - no guarantees.
    Luckily I am booked tomorrow and won't be able make it!
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    Are the trails dry there? Sounds like a massive suffer-fest, but just about survive-able if dry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueMountain
    Sounds like a massive suffer-fest, but just about survive-able if dry.
    mtngoat has been PRACTICING for this all winter long

    so .. he's been out there, getting all 'in-tune' with the buff, and has invited you-all out to beat the pp out of you

    in fact: "you drop me I'm happy, I drop you, you'd better be happy too" ... means he's challenging any ONE and ALL to dare to beat him....

    i have a feeling he's had this one brewing in his boy-brain all winter

    just sayin'....

    jj

    ps RONTELE: it's an ITT!!! go out on sunday, and nail it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    That sounds like a kick in the pants. That would take me all weekend.

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    That means its a drop ride, you drop me I'm happy, I drop you, you'd better be happy too.
    Hmm, if I go, it wont be that I can drop anyone... my only hope would be that I can outlast them Perhaps the goal shouldn't be time trial, but who can make it the furthest before quitting!

    CT West
    LOST CREEK Wilderness
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    Guessing this does not mean via 663-Rolling Creek ?

    Is there anywhere to get drinkable water on that route?

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    No rolling creek goes sw to the wilderness. Ct goes to the boundry as well. You can filter water from the creek next to ct just across the road.

    I was wondering where the aid stations were going to be? My copy didn't show any!
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    I am becoming aware of his devious nature.

    Quote Originally Posted by jenamin
    mtngoat has been PRACTICING for this all winter long

    so .. he's been out there, getting all 'in-tune' with the buff, and has invited you-all out to beat the pp out of you

    in fact: "you drop me I'm happy, I drop you, you'd better be happy too" ... means he's challenging any ONE and ALL to dare to beat him....

    i have a feeling he's had this one brewing in his boy-brain all winter

    just sayin'....

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    ps RONTELE: it's an ITT!!! go out on sunday, and nail it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PBR me!
    I was wondering where the aid stations were going to be? My copy didn't show any!
    a.) my guess is that YOU ARRREE your own Aid Station;-)

    b.) but that said, mge should likely spell out if "outside help" is allowed -- are people allowed to pick up food/water/kisses from outside individuals waiting out on the route/course? if one does, does that DQ them, if others do not ;-)



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    originally posted by mountaingoatepics
    I drop you, you'd better be happy too.
    You already dropped me (just reading the planned route). And yes I AM HAPPY!!!!



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    c'mon jj... why don't you & ed go for a "little" ride tomorrow at the same time and just happen to follow his route.

    you can have a beer waiting for jeremy when he arrives.
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    . . .We'll ride the spiral to the end
    and may just go where no one's been.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gotdirt
    c'mon jj... why don't you & ed go for a "little" ride tomorrow at the same time and just happen to follow his route.

    you can have a beer waiting for jeremy when he arrives.
    LOL... funy stuff dirtman....

    nah. i got bigger snipes to hunt the following weekend. no need for me to blow myself to smithereensss this weekend.

    we're headed out of town, too (not fruita) ... otherwise i'd be tempted to go out and HECKLE a few buff boys.

    ;-)

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    On support..Meh...as long as you have ridden the whole route on your own two wheels and pedal power I don't care if you get water from a stream, your food from a dead animal carcass or if you get them from the backseat of your grandma's Pinto.

    I'm figuring 8-10 hours if all goes well and that may be optimistic for me.

    Come on JJ, you could complete this route in under 4 hours

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    Sounds good, but I ain't gonna make the 6am start.
    Might be ready for it by.......August, maybe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    On support..Meh...as long as you have ridden the whole route on your own two wheels and pedal power I don't care if you get water from a stream, your food from a dead animal carcass or if you get them from the backseat of your grandma's Pinto.

    I'm figuring 8-10 hours if all goes well and that may be optimistic for me.

    Come on JJ, you could complete this route in under 4 hours
    it's good you put out the ground rules in challenging your friends to a race ;-) they'll appreciate it, i'm sure of it.

    nope. like i said: bigger badder better next weekend... and no way -- you have too many overlaps to make it a 4 hour tour ... and the weather, it will likely get rough. but you knew that, didn't you

    4 hours.. don't be silly. that's just ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenamin

    4 hours.. don't be silly. that's just ridiculous.

    jj
    It was, I'm sorry...I was just tryin to goad you into kicking my a$$ this weekend. I'm thinking my 8-10 hour goal may be ridiculous buts it good to have goals and keep it optimistic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    It was, I'm sorry...I was just tryin to goad you into kicking my a$$ this weekend. I'm thinking my 8-10 hour goal may be ridiculous buts it good to have goals and keep it optimistic.
    you know -- ed put together a nice web-route out there that doesn't double-back so many times on so many of the trails... and he hits all of the trails in buff creek +. with your double upping and downing and outting ... you're bumpin' the time and mileage significantly.

    i'm trying to guess on times looking through your route list .... LMAO ... can't wait to see what happens.

    i have my bets.... but i'll keep them to myself.

    so have you found any of your friends yet ... to race you?

    optimism is always a good thing.

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    I finally took a look at the map and your route really doesn't look worthy of my time.


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    If I wanna realitically do this by tomorrow afternoon, I'm heading out there now. Later...

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    I'm gonna guess about 12k vert, 80 miles? I may see you out there, but my start time isn't until kids nap at 2, and it will be more of a mini web classic. I don't want to peak too early anyway before spike fest.

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    I'm confused. By lower sandy do you mean that half mile (if even) section that's parallel to 543?

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    I'm confused. By lower sandy do you mean that half mile (if even) section that's parallel to 543?
    That's what we've always called that because it's easer to say than "that section of sandy that parallels 543". The way the goat is thinking though, it might mean from the reroute down, he's on a mission.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenamin
    you know -- ed put together a nice web-route out there that doesn't double-back so many times on so many of the trails... and he hits all of the trails in buff creek +. with your double upping and downing and outting ... you're bumpin' the time and mileage significantly.
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    Well Heck, send it to me by Pm if needed. I wanted every trail in BC and this was the way to do it that I saw. Biggest double back will be out and back to Chair Rocks and the out and back to Lost Creek. I didn't want to lose the descent down lower Gashouse and I wanted Tramway, just cause its there. Only thing being lost is the bit of the CT in the middle of the Green Mtn loop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
    That's what we've always called that because it's easer to say than "that section of sandy that parallels 543".
    you got it

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I finally took a look at the map and your route really doesn't look worthy of my time.

    See...there is this race going on back home tomorrow...I'm just doing this to honor its sadistic nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Well Heck, send it to me by Pm if needed. I wanted every trail in BC and this was the way to do it that I saw. Biggest double back will be out and back to Chair Rocks
    Why are you stopping at Chair Rocks? You should go all the way to the Platte on the CT.

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    Park at the Platte where the CT crosses the river > ride Foxton Road back to 543 > Up Shinglemill > Morrison > 543 > Gashouse > Charlie's > Sandy > 543 > Wellington Lake Road> CT East all the way back down to the Platte (includes the entire length of Section 2of the CT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Park at the Platte where the CT crosses the river > ride Foxton Road back to 543 > Up Shinglemill > Morrison > 543 > Gashouse > Charlie's > Sandy > 543 > Wellington Lake Road> CT East all the way back down to the Platte (includes the entire length of Section 2of the CT)
    I like the way you think... all DH back to the car.

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    Have you checked with the ranger on the conditions of the CT between 550 and Green Mt? I'd imagine there may be some not-so-good stuff in there yet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I like the way you think... all DH back to the car.
    Good rides end with downhills. Period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    Have you checked with the ranger on the conditions of the CT between 550 and Green Mt? I'd imagine there may be some not-so-good stuff in there yet...
    Rode it Sunday night with the ice mix falling on me. Some mud, nothing bad...may be a bit worse after Wednesday but I'll just hike through it if needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Well Heck, send it to me by Pm if needed. I wanted every trail in BC and this was the way to do it that I saw. Biggest double back will be out and back to Chair Rocks and the out and back to Lost Creek. I didn't want to lose the descent down lower Gashouse and I wanted Tramway, just cause its there. Only thing being lost is the bit of the CT in the middle of the Green Mtn loop.
    heck!! i like your route! let me see if i can dig up ed's route ... but don't change yours! it's YOURS!!!

    the cool thing is, there are endless ways to rock the buff creek trails, right!?!!! RIGHT! we all have out secret convoluted buff creek/ct dream routes ;-) i'll share my idea at a later date ;-)

    i like your route, and i can't wait to see what it takes you to do this! that'll be one sweet write-ride-up ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rontele
    Good rides end with downhills. Period.
    Pfft...to much road in your version...My route...98% singletrack..ends in a downhill and all the Buff Creek Trails...Yours 50% singletrack..still a great ride but sadism is the word for tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Pfft...to much road in your version...My route...98% singletrack..ends in a downhill and all the Buff Creek Trails...Yours 50% singletrack..still a great ride but sadism is the word for tomorrow.
    Yeah - but yours isn't all the Buff Creek trail if you don't do the CT down to the Platte.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Pfft...to much road in your version...My route...98% singletrack..ends in a downhill and all the Buff Creek Trails...Yours 50% singletrack..still a great ride but sadism is the word for tomorrow.
    Agreed. There is quite a bit of road in my route, but little to no crossover (except 543). I'll be doing it as part of training for the Laramie Enduro (given the amount of road and two-track on that course).

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    Quote Originally Posted by SkaredShtles
    I like the way you think... all DH back to the car.
    H3ll, I'm still searching for the trail that's all downhill from & to the car.

    And I ain't talking about spike's definition of downhill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    H3ll, I'm still searching for the trail that's all downhill from & to the car.

    And I ain't talk about spike's definition of downhill.
    Apex :fmicon:

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    My predition?*
    He's not gonna make it anyway, so let's not get all excited here.


    * - if nothing else, this should just give him the extra motivation when ready to give in so that he can say "told ya so!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    And I ain't talking about spike's definition of downhill.

    ohhhh THAT is funnnnyyyyyy.....



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    Here is one I did last fall....

    http://frontrangemtb.blogspot.com/20...big-route.html

    Strawberry>Charlies>Sandy>543>Single Mill>CT (east)>Burn>CT (west)>Redskin>Gashouse>550>CT (east)>Redskin>Gashouse>Baldy>Homestead>Skipper>Bu ck Gulch...end.

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    Yo, JJ just checked Ed's route and doesn't really look that different then mine except he uses a bit more fireroad and skips the two out and backs on the CT between Chair Rocks and Lost Creek Wilderness.

    Tomorrow will hurt there will be no doubt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mateomtb
    That's what we've always called that because it's easer to say than "that section of sandy that parallels 543". The way the goat is thinking though, it might mean from the reroute down, he's on a mission.
    If he means tsstp543, then I can possibly manage that, maybe. The rest of it is just too confusing to even try.

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    Any real man would do this in the dark by way of an Amoeba! I guess that is not really in the dark now is it......... Well i have not ridden since up there last thursday and am hoping my cold that is hangin on won't drag me down!

    I'm not going for the Whole Enchilada my ride is going to be more of a taquito!

    See you out there somewhere!

    Dont forget to enjoy the ride!

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    The trails may not be in too bad of condition; only a couple hundredths inch of precipitation over the past few days:

    Buffalo Creek weather station:

    http://www.wunderground.com/weathers...y=30&year=2010

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    Up Buck Gulch that late in the ride....that just doesn't sound fun. Wasn't going to be able to do this tomorrow, but can now...6:00 AM start is rough as well. Maybe I will make it.....will see what happens, not sure I could finish this right now. Either way good luck.

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    I am in.

    Hopefully I wont get run over while in a daze trying to climb buck gulch (If I survive that long) Good news is that I have enough body fat that I could ride to the moon and back.

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    Were startin a little later, see ya out there!
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    Its on like Donkey Kong! See those who are going in the morning. The bed is calling....

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    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!! 19degrees @ B.C. right now.
    Half fast, not slow, not fast... just half fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by s.s. spike
    Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!!!!!! 19degrees @ B.C. right now.
    wwwhhhhaaahahahahaah!!!! LOLOLOLOL!!!

    buuurrr ;-)

    can't wait to hear these stories!

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    We encountered 2 of the 3 brave souls on the CT around 9 as they were heading W towards Tramway. Might be finishing up about now.
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    I didn't do the whole thing....ended up with about 50 miles. And yes it was really cold this morning.

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    I was a big fat DNF... The ride to Lost Creek Wilderness ate my lunch. I am hanging up my mountain bike and wont be riding again. ever. I should have skipped that leg and done the rest of the ride. Lost Creek Wilderness be damned!

    Park at 543
    Lower Sandy
    543
    Up Shinglemill
    down Morrison Creek
    543 East
    Up Shinglemill
    CT East
    Buffalo Burn
    CT East
    CHAIR ROCKS
    CT West
    Down Tramway
    543 East
    up Baldy
    Down Upper and Lower Gashouse
    543 West
    Up Tramway
    CT West
    Green Mtn
    CT West
    LOST CREEK Wilderness
    CT East
    Red Skin <==== Bailed Here While I still had the strength to make it to my car.
    58.31m 8510ft

    Up Gashouse
    Miller Gulch
    Homestead
    Charlie's Cutoff
    Homestead
    Down Strawberry Jack
    Up Buck Gulch
    Skipper
    Up Homestead
    Down Sandy Wash
    543

    Ended up with
    64.74 miles (including the ride of shame to the car down 543)
    <iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/31890550'></iframe>

    Some scenery/bike porn from the ride:

    Started Cold!


    And a little dark


    Some nice views




    At Chair Rocks


    Meow Mix in the middle of the trail... sending a message?


    Wasnt worth it
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    That aint no DNF!

    not in my book!

    What no pics of the tuxedo!?

    i was going to pick up that deer leg and leave it on Jeremy's windshield as his prize but kinda nasty. Although it was licked pretty clean!

    Nice job on the ride that is a hell of an attempt!
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    Good efforts, avboy & steadyflow!!

    EDIT: ...and MGE!
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    WOW!!! 65 miles is not a DNF!! Way to go man

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    Yeah, that fuggin hurt! The life and times of a wannabe Endurance mountain biker. I ended up cutting out the out and back to Indian Creek Wilderness but completed the rest of the route as planned. Now if I can figure out my d@mned nutrition.

    66.2 miles, 8,945 of accumulated climbing.

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    Congrats man!

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    No wonder you were so gassed riding out to Indian Creek Wilderness that is a big day!

    Nicely done my friend!
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    Great rides guys, some serious vert in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    Now if I can figure out my d@mned nutrition.

    66.2 miles, 8,945 of accumulated climbing.
    Impressive! That sounds like a fun but exhausting ride. After 6000+ calories I'd be gorging on anything within arms reach!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbklutz
    After 6000+ calories I'd be gorging on anything within arms reach!
    That must be why I gorged out after the ride: 2 lbs pizza, 80 oz coke, 2 bowls of Cheerios, Large fry from Mc D's and a pita wrap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mountaingoatepics
    That must be why I gorged out after the ride: 2 lbs pizza, 80 oz coke, 2 bowls of Cheerios, Large fry from Mc D's and a pita wrap.
    Dude - next time try to include one of these on the ride:



    In my experience eating real food on those long rides is essential.

    If you already do this, never mind.

    One of my last "big-ish" rides I took two breakfast burritos (big ones) as my "real" food. That and a crushed up bag of Buffalo Bleu potato chips.

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    So, it looks like the whole shebang would have been 78 miles and 9600 ft of elevation. I will have to verify by riding it someday. Maybe Skared will set up a concession stand and sell big sandwiches and bacon.

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    A few shots i got

    Velocipede and lubes
    The Spring Buffalo Creek Spiderweb Classic-more-bc-008.jpg

    Never get tired of these views
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    A blurry velocipede
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    velocipede
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    Lubes the machine
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    Wheres that log crossing thread?- heres one for ya!
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    the evil mGe, goat boy looking pretty fresh at this point about 27 mi. in
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    so how id you (3) i think do. Did you get it all knocked out, pbr, lubes and i saw you around mile 30.

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    Good job! You Guys Are My Heros!

    can we do a Summer version? how are you guys so fit in the Spring time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chronohunter
    can we do a Summer version?
    co-sign this. and one that doesn't start at 6am when its freezing out.

    had to work saturday morning or i would have been there.

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    Well, it is an ITT, so it can be done at any time. So far no finishers!

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    touche. i'll be back the weekend after next with a report.

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    Stout ride! Good job

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    Thinkin maybe hitting some/most (likely not all) of this route next Sunday. I have ridden some, but not all of these trails and don't remember how technical they are... Plan is to ride the tandem, so I guess we'll just have to check it out and walk where necessary.

    Any chance of getting through the ride with just bottles and large camelbak(s)? or would we need a water purifier?

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    You guys will probably be alright with bottles and camelbaks. Heck you cleaned the most technical places and i didnt get the shot right!

    But here is the one i did get
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    You guys rocked it that night! Next sun huh?
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    Depends on how many bottles you take and how long you plan on being out. I took a pump and filtered after the Green Mountain descent... My camelbak wasnt empty but close. If you are trimming the ride, I recommend leaving out the Lost Creek Wilderness out and back.

    Nothing technical at BC to worry about... until they finish that crazy new Black Diamond trail

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    ds2199 I'll be trying this again the weekend of the 22-23rd. I would try this weekend but I'll be hiking



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    MGE - based on the weather forecast, we may postpone due to snow...

    Maybe we'll see you in two weeks... but we are just planning to follow some but VERY likely NOT ALL of the route.

    Too early in the season for 70+ miles and 10k of climbing (or whatever it ends up being)

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    <iframe width='465' height='548' frameborder='0' src='http://connect.garmin.com:80/activity/embed/33570615'></iframe>

    i think i went a little further than i was supposed to on the chair rock side....cause i didn't know where to stop. was on the lookout for some big rocks...but didn't find any nearby. then the CT trail started descending in a hurry...and i figured 'this can't be right' so i turned it around. also may have come up short a bit on the lost creek side? i turned around at the top of the dirt road where the TH is, figuring it said 'wilderness' and i wasn't allowed anywhere in there. av_boy's garmin data looks like it goes in a ways.

    after the front range 50 i was pretty psyched at my fitness level. this ride knocked my confidence back a couple pegs. that much climbing in that (relatively) short of a distance is very challenging and completely draining. buck gulch at the end is a real kick in the nuts. thanks mountaingoat

    good to see lubes, erb & ds2199 out there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nomit
    i think i went a little further than i was supposed to on the chair rock side....cause i didn't know where to stop. was on the lookout for some big rocks...but didn't find any nearby. then the CT trail started descending in a hurry...and i figured 'this can't be right' so i turned it around. also may have come up short a bit on the lost creek side? i turned around at the top of the dirt road where the TH is, figuring it said 'wilderness' and i wasn't allowed anywhere in there. av_boy's garmin data looks like it goes in a ways.

    after the front range 50 i was pretty psyched at my fitness level. this ride knocked my confidence back a couple pegs. that much climbing in that (relatively) short of a distance is very challenging and completely draining. buck gulch at the end is a real kick in the nuts. thanks mountaingoat

    good to see lubes, erb & ds2199 out there too.
    NICE WORK Nomit!!! Not sure if anyone else has completed the route yet, but looks like you may be it for now.

    We ended up riding/coasting/pushing about six miles on that busted freehub back to the car... It did finally stop engaging completely! It sure is nice that MOST of Charlies/Sandy Wash is downhill - but for the record it is NOT all downhill.

    I don't think we'll be attempting that route anytime soon

    Good to see Lubes, PBR, AV_boy and Spike!

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    Good job nomit!!

    I was saying on our ride that you might break the 8hr mark.


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    Nomit, Great ride man! You were looking strong! (even if you were going downhill when we saw you!) Good to meet you too finally

    only 7 min. of stopping pshh!

    What did we have guys like 2hrs. today. But i guess that did include a chain repair for a pretty lady!
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    Good Job Nomit! 8:40 is less time than it took me to NOT finish...

    BTW, I ran into you on green mountain today with Lubes and PBR.

    You definitely came the closest to the whole enchilada.... however you missed out on the demoralizing 800 foot climb to the wilderness boundary. (Crazy, that would have put you around 11.5k vert) For some reason there are signs saying no bikes right there at the split of the Rolling Creek and Colorado Trail segments... but bikes ARE allowed on those trails until you get to the wilderness boundary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by av_boy
    You definitely came the closest to the whole enchilada.... however you missed out on the demoralizing 800 foot climb to the wilderness boundary. (Crazy, that would have put you around 11.5k vert) For some reason there are signs saying no bikes right there at the split of the Rolling Creek and Colorado Trail segments... but bikes ARE allowed on those trails until you get to the wilderness boundary.
    i should have inspected your garmin data more closely before setting out.

    now i have to do it again? idk about that.

    only 7 min. of stopping pshh!
    nah, it was more like 50 minutes. fell behind on eating in the first 3 hours and had to take a break at the top of baldy to let my body catch up.

    We ended up riding/coasting/pushing about six miles on that busted freehub back to the car... It did finally stop engaging completely! It sure is nice that MOST of Charlies/Sandy Wash is downhill - but for the record it is NOT all downhill.
    that stinks.
    i wonder if its just dirt/sludge in there preventing the spline things from resetting, or if you guys are so strong you just sheered them off.

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    now i have to do it again?
    lol. No!

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    Great Job Nomit! SS no Less? 9.6 mph average is impressive.

    Chair Rocks is about 5-6? miles west of 126. You'll cross a old fireroad on the CT, take a left, go about 200 yards or so and pass through a gate on the right, you'll find a faint singletrack leading to the rocks.

    You can ride the CT all the way to the Wilderness Boundary itself. AV Boy took a pic of his bike at it and posted it to this thread. I figure you missed about 4-6 miles.

    Also looks like you missed Charlie's Cutoff and just stayed on Miller Gulch?

    The route is supposed to be Buffalo Burn on the way out and the way back. I accidentally omitted it from the original route posted. I've added it now. Reason was two fold. One to add more singletrack, two to skip that sandy hell of road, did I mention more singletrack and added mileage.

    I'll be attempting it again this weekend. I doubt I can keep your pace so I'll be starting 5:30am or so to get home to the little ones before bedtime.
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    His post did not disappear it is post #17, not sure why it ended up there?

    Id say he better drive back up tonight and head back to buffalo burn and reride that part

    Again nice job nomit, mGe, av boy, and ? cant remember.
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    Rumor has it!!!!!! Av_Boy did the whole enchilada yesterday. w/Rolling cr. trail. First official finisher. Good work man!!!!!
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    Yep, Did it. Went nice and slow because I wasn't going to walk away with another DNF. Ran into MGE on my way back from Chair Rocks and chit chatted for a little while. We discussed the Lost Creek Wilderness leg of the ride. Turns out that he really had envisioned the Rolling Creek trail but he thought it was actually the Colorado Trail. I am betting he will update the route description soon. (Colorado trail to Lost Creek wilderness sucks btw... Rolling Creek is sweetness.)

    Bottom bracket was a little noisy at the beginning... but by the end it was totally clunking and making all kinds of racket. Got some interesting looks from people I encountered on the trail (Maybe its because I looked like death warmed over). Time to replace it.

    Buck Gulch sucks.

    Anyway, here is the tracklog... I think that with winding singletrack, the GPS comes up a little short on mileage. My GPS has a wheel sensor to account for that, but its not on my mountain bike. I still think this ride is about 81 or 82 miles.

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    Oh yeah... Looks like Charlies Cutoff was rerouted too... was kinda disorienting but it was fresh and sweet!

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    nicely done

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    A 10:43 single ride in May. Wow. I will be lucky to put in that many hours this week. Nice.

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    Bad A$$ Av Boy! You showed my sorry butt up. Ended up rebuilding the King rear hub, changing cleats to new shoes, and installing a new rear tire the night before. Looked at the clock and oh my, its 12:30am.
    So I got a late start, still 7:20am. I was feeling ok, suffering a little in the heat but I was drinking and eating good. Flatted going down Gashouse, no big deal, then flatted again going up Tramway. Installed the 3rd tube and the presta valve broke off but the tube was holdng air. So I decided to limp it home, skipping Green Mtn and staying on the CT. Got to Redskin and couldn't face dropping the road to the car so I climbed Gashouse, did the New Charlies(which is uber sweet) and dropped Sandy Wash.
    Still got 55 miles but its not the complete Spiderweb which continues to elude me. Again, great Job, This is your show now holmes!

    Thanks to Bad Andy for the use of the water filter....went through 6 liters of water in that 55 miles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AV Boy
    We discussed the Lost Creek Wilderness leg of the ride. Turns out that he really had envisioned the Rolling Creek trail but he thought it was actually the Colorado Trail. I am betting he will update the route description soon. (Colorado trail to Lost Creek wilderness sucks btw... Rolling Creek is sweetness.)
    Route has been edited and perfected per your recommendation good sir. I'd say your right with 82 miles or so as it is. Now when Hello Kitty and the new Double Black Diamond trails have been opened, I think we have a 100 + miler on our hands.

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