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    Paul's Dirty Enduro

    Paul's Dirty Enduro is bike race/ride with pledges going to the Canadian Mental Health Association. It takes place at the Ganaraska Forest on September 19th. Check it out at
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    This is one of the coolest events on the calender. Did it for the first time last year and I've been waiting for it to come around again.

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    I agree with you on that one. Last yr was my first yr too and can't wait for this yr. The only problem with that is we are rushing the summer away.(not like we have had one) Last yr the weather was perfect for 30Km race. Looking forward to this yrs event.

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    I'm pumped about the race too. I'm doing the 30km event not as hard as the 100km event but hard enough. It's a ride for a great cause.
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    A friend of mine and I are thinking of doing the 60km ride. We are concerned about the poison ivy. How bad is the ivy there? What are the chances of getting it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyn
    A friend of mine and I are thinking of doing the 60km ride. We are concerned about the poison ivy. How bad is the ivy there? What are the chances of getting it?
    Lots of ivy this year, however I ride there all the time and have only had it twice, just a few spots on my leg. Bring soap and water to clean up right after riding and you should be ok. If you crash and land in the ivy it's a different story....

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    The PI is bad in Ganaraska, however, for Paul's Dirty they trim it back and provide bucket, hoses, and soap to wash off with after the race.

    Unless you've had serious problems with PI in the past I wouldn't be concerned.

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    I'm doing Paul's in a couple of weeks. I've never ridden there. What's the tire of choice for the area? I need new tires anyway, any sugestions?

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    Its sandy like Mansfield or Albion. Not a groomed but similar soil types. I used Conti Speed Kings there earlier this year and they were perfect.

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    I'm comming from Quebec so I've never ridden those 2 places either. Right now I have a choice of Conti Explorer or Kenda Klimax Lite. How loose is the sand? Is it rooty/rocky?

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    I'd say go with the Explorer because its a wider/higher volume tire. The sand is very loose in some places and really kills the legs. Its actually better if it rains the day before as mud will never be a factor. There are roots to deal with and two or three climbs with loose rocks but don't be overly concerned about them.

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    Next question. Which bike, Ellsworth Truth or Vertex Team RSL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by randyn
    Next question. Which bike, Ellsworth Truth or Vertex Team RSL?
    rocky.

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    Hope

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    Bring the dullie if you're doing 100k. If your riding a shorter distance go with the HT.

    Look at me answer these questions as if I know what I'm talking about.

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    So you're saying I can get away with a hardtail?

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    Hmm, the mistress or the concubine? Decisions decisions.
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    The Ganaraska his basically a bit of dirt piled on lots and lots of sand.
    Very hilly, and enjoyable.

    It's also perfect conditions for poison ivy. If you've had it at all, you're likely to get it here again.

    I had to stop riding the back trails because I aways came out with spots on my legs, even after washing right after the ride. I suspect it's from grass/ sticks / dirt contaminated with the oil getting flung up (We were riding the stuff that on one ever rides...)

    I did ride the main trails with no issues, so providing you stay on the trails you'll probably be ok.

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    A week ad a half out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    A week ad a half out.

    YES it is...time to start the hype.

    I'm looking to better my performance of the last two years, regardless of who else shows up or how they do. The forum should have the same goal.

    The 2008 thread... Paul's Dirty Enduro 2008 55 posts 2235 views

    The 2007 thread... Paul's Dirty Enduro Thread 41 posts 1700 views

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSCoach2
    YES it is...time to start the hype.

    I'm looking to better my performance of the last two years, regardless of who else shows up or how they do. The forum should have the same goal.

    The 2008 thread... Paul's Dirty Enduro 2008 55 posts 2235 views

    The 2007 thread... Paul's Dirty Enduro Thread 41 posts 1700 views
    Hmm, decisions decisions.....

    29er or 26er?
    Lightness or burly and finish?
    Dry wall nails or poison ivy mist?
    Beefy tires and flimsy tires?
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    I had a great time, my race was not as planned but the atmosphere was great. Plus they had the best music going at 7:30 am of any event I've been to. Nothing like Cypruss Hill to wake you up.

    I'll be back next year for sure with a different bike. read my speal below to know why.
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    60 or 100?

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    I'll be there in less than 3 hours with a small but avid group of teenagers who plan to dominate the 15 km distance next week.

    C'mon people, I can't do all they hype myself.

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    OK, now the most important question.

    Location of the closest Tim's on the way in?
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