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    24 hours in the Old Pueblo 2007

    Who all is going to this race. I am going out there on Thursday before the race.
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    I am planning on it.
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    Solo registration

    Quote Originally Posted by alizbee
    I am planning on it.
    FYI: the solo field is over half full after one week of registration. If you wanna go solo, jump now or you'll end up doing what I did in '04 - riding a duo team by yourself. They are serious about the field limits!
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    yikes...I knew it filled up fast, but wow.
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    I'l be there, '05 was 5 person coed, '06 was 4 person male, '07 will be duo........what will happen for '08??

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    Planning to solo

    Was planning on soloing it and enjoying some warmth for once after months of cold slogging. Guess I better discuss it with the wife and get it on the calendar now...
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    Yup, I'll be there and be solo again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LyndaW
    Yup, I'll be there and be solo again.

    if I remember corrected, you did pretty good last year


    (I'm friends w/Heather Mosley who was in 2nd (solo female) for 6 or so laps till she banged up her foot pretty bad)

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    Plan to come down from Norcal again

    enjoyed the race last year, very fun course, very good time.

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    What bike should I use?

    Can anyone tell me if the OP course is rough enough to make it worth using a full suspension bike? What bike would work best on this course for racing solo? Here are my options... Hardtail 29er, Single/rigid 29er, YETI A-SR.

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    You can ride the course on a SS easy enough but you will be giving away some speed. I have riden the course the past two years on a HT bike and turned in some respectable times. I dont think HT bikes lose anything except a little on the night laps where I think the FS bikes can ride a little faster without worrying about the rough spots. The Yeti and the HT 29er get the edge for speed.

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    For the average Solo Joe, I think geared vs SS is a draw....just look at the Solo results, lap times between SS and geared aren't much different.

    Overall, the course is pretty tame and fast...does require a lot of pedaling though. ;0)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger___
    For the average Solo Joe, I think geared vs SS is a draw....just look at the Solo results, lap times between SS and geared aren't much different.
    that's cause the average ss'er is not an average mtb'er
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball_dh
    that's cause the average ss'er is not an average mtb'er

    you nailed that one.

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    HT is great on the course. It is super fast...just look out for the cactus. I rode last year on a team with my HT 29er. Going to ride solo this year on a HT 29er as well.
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    Sure, they are

    same average Joe, just fewer options.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarkoInTheBoat
    Can anyone tell me if the OP course is rough enough to make it worth using a full suspension bike? What bike would work best on this course for racing solo? Here are my options... Hardtail 29er, Single/rigid 29er, YETI A-SR.
    Are you racing it solo?

    I'll be on my Yeti ASR the whole way. It may be one of the smoothest courses out there but it is still a 24. There is not a whole lot of climbing per lap so the weight savings IMHO are not even close to worth it for a 24-solo.

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    I'll be coming down from Alberta for this. Never done this race before and going to be doing it solo (done many other 24hrs solo before). Probably going to have to hire a bunch of locals to be my pit crew since I'll be flying down by myself with a bike box and lots of gear.

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    I here its a great race?

    How much climbing? How much money for solo, 1st, 2nd, 3? anyone know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyboy
    How much climbing? How much money for solo, 1st, 2nd, 3? anyone know?
    There isnt a whole lot of climbing, maybe 900 feet with the course starting near the top and dropping 600 feet and then the climb back up to the high spot maybe 300 feet above the start. Thats spread out over 16 miles or so. The fastest riders can run the course in an hour. I have heard there is $30,000 in prize money but I have no idea how its spread around. Awards go five deep across all the categories. There isnt much age bracketing except in the five person mixed teams. The competition can be stiff in Men's Solo with Tinker Juarez and maybe Chris Eatough racing. A couple of years ago Sloane Anderson toughed it out in the rain and won.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimmyboy
    How much climbing? How much money for solo, 1st, 2nd, 3? anyone know?
    I won $200 for 1st place solo woman last year.

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    Mi might be down there crewing if Pivvay wants me there fondling his bikes =)
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    Any locals have recommendations on a sporting goods rental place in Tucson? Looking for tent, water jugs, chairs, table, gas stove, lanterns and everthing to set up a pit, (best scenario is to pit with another solo rider, hint, hint). I don't want to bring all my equipment on the plane, just the bike food and clothes to do the 24hrs. Thanks

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    SS gear?

    Anyone have SS gear recommedations for this race?

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    Well I'm in for solo male. Resisted the urge to SS it. That will have to wait for TIv3 hopefully The fam is flying out to help crew for me and I'm excited to race for my lil bro for the first time ever.
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