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    Spring Epic 8

    Every year in around March I forget how brutal doing the Epic 8 solo on a singlespeed is and sign up for this race. This year was no exception. And apparently there will be a Big Guys on Singlespeeds Smackdown between 14Stone and myself. Beer is on the line.

    So who else is in...?
    Strava made me do it....

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    I'm there...but I am tag teaming it...on a geared bike cuz they make those now...

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    I am also in for solo single speed.

    Unglued is right, we do forget how hard this is. Even though I don't have much time on the mountain bike this year (6 hours actually) I have a huge base behind me and I am only 145 lbs. I feel ready.
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    The calendar had this race penciled in but it got the last minute X, 3 years in a row with no spring 8. Eh well, maybe next year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman View Post
    The calendar had this race penciled in but it got the last minute X, 3 years in a row with no spring 8. Eh well, maybe next year...
    Dude, that sucks!!

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    I eagerly signed up for this event solo after having had so much fun last year. But I seem to have come down with something this weekend and am doubting my participation.

    Anyone care to buy my registration??
    I love riding my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Every year in around March I forget how brutal doing the Epic 8 solo on a singlespeed is and sign up for this race.
    You know what they say.. the first thing to go with old age is memory.

    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    This year was no exception. And apparently there will be a Big Guys on Singlespeeds Smackdown between 14Stone and myself. Beer is on the line.
    With all that exercise and dieting you are still in the Clydesdale division? In the immortal words of Mr McEnroe..You can't be serious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    I am also in for solo single speed.

    Unglued is right, we do forget how hard this is. Even though I don't have much time on the mountain bike this year (6 hours actually) I have a huge base behind me and I am only 145 lbs. I feel ready.
    And to think I was happy to be down to 180 lb...

    But I spend 4 hours on the Misfit today and it was not horrible, so I guess I feel ready too...
    Strava made me do it....

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    I'm in, but on a team. I'll be on singlespeed though. Looking forward to it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    And apparently there will be a Big Guys on Singlespeeds Smackdown between 14Stone and myself. Beer is on the line.

    So who else is in...?
    In this thread we read that Unglued at 180lbs still thinks he's a big guy. He needs to ride with a child seat and a 8 year old strapped into it. Then we're about even :P

    I look forward to my 8h in the bushes this weekend, even though DFL is where I'm going to finish in the SS cat . I'll be the big guy squeezed into Lapdogs kit. If you see me, please push me up the hill. If you see me lying down somewhere, please resuscitate with cold beer... since I think Unglued is going to walk away with mine.
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    Spent 4 hours and 60km doing loops of the Lower Don yesterday afternoon. I had forgotten what a pleasure my singlespeed is to ride. We'll see if I still feel the same way at around 6.15pm on Saturday....
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Spent 4 hours and 60km doing loops of the Lower Don yesterday afternoon. I had forgotten what a pleasure my singlespeed is to ride. We'll see if I still feel the same way at around 6.15pm on Saturday....
    I did the same on Friday, except I was at Albion Hills. I did 2 loops of the black trails (about 52km and 3h17m), but I felt a bit "battered" after that, so Saturday and Sunday I went on the road for 3.5 and 2.5 hours respectively. All in all a great weekend for me, especially with that super fantastic weather.

    Oh, and no, you won't feel the same at 6:15 on Saturday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post
    In this thread we read that Unglued at 180lbs still thinks he's a big guy. He needs to ride with a child seat and a 8 year old strapped into it. Then we're about even :P
    I figured this would be a 8 hour smack down between Unglued and Spak. The white collar vs the Blue collar rumble in the forest. The Urbanite in the suit vs The Redneck in the flannel sausage suit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    I figured this would be a 8 hour smack down between Unglued and Spak. The white collar vs the Blue collar rumble in the forest. The Urbanite in the suit vs The Redneck in the flannel sausage suit.
    But Matt is probably not racing in single speed.
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    May be in Mansfield Friday evening.... Anyone up for a late "pre-ride"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    But Matt is probably not racing in single speed.
    With the knowledge of Spak's race patterns....I'd say they are about even. With the odds favouring Unglued.
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    Spring Epic 8-2013epic-8.jpg

    New map up for the 2013 course.
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    Looks like the weather will cooperate. Mother nature is outdoing herself after a dismal spring.
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    Weather does look good. The rain today should help prevent the dust bowl conditions of last year.

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    Whats the weather saying for you guys? All I'm seeing is overcast and cool.

    Edit: which isn't bad either.
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    I see 15 C and variable cloudiness, which while not ideal for lounging on the beach, is pretty good for a bike race.

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    Getting excited!! Tomorrow can't come soon enough. Good luck to everyone racing tomorrow
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    Hey racergurl, are you racing or supporting your son?
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    Hey Serious! My son and I entered the mixed tag team category. See you out there ripping it up tomorrow!
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    Quote Originally Posted by racergurl View Post
    Hey Serious! My son and I entered the mixed tag team category. See you out there ripping it up tomorrow!
    Good luck tomorrow, i know you guys are going to bring it. I shall do my best too.
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