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    Mohican 100

    3 months away and the snow is melting here in Jersey and I'm getting excited for the upcoming season. Who's all going to be in Ohio this year? I'm hoping it'll be another great race and favorable conditions would be nice. I've done it a few times in the mud but a dry cool race would be sweet.

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    Thinking about it again as I've only raced there the once in 2009, not sure I can make it work with my schedule though.
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    Make it work! It's still one of the highlights of any season. Those trails rock!

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    Started training Monday. This will be my first 100. I am signed up for the 100k but planning on the 100 mile at this point. I am going off Chris Eatough Mohican 100 plan.

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    I am signed up. First timer traveling from CO Front Range. I have done several hundos, and I am looking forward to this one.

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    Mohican 100

    I am racing the 100k! I can't wait, this will be my first longer race, usually I do sport cc races. I am ready to race!

    Rode out there a few weeks back on some of the road sections of the race and man there are some good climbs out in gods country!


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    I am signed up for the 62 mile route this year. Never ridden it before. Anyone that has done it could help us new bees out and fill us in on what its like. Any really tricky parts?

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    Mohican 100

    Some good info in that thread.

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    This will be round #5 for me at Mohican. It's my favorite race course of all time. From the beginning stretch of 30 miles of singletrack to the rail trail of death it's an amazing course. All of it is good and there really aren't any super techy bits or long grueling climbs. There are some super steep gravel roads but they are VERY short. The climb out of aid station 3 is probably the worst as it's steep and on singletrack. Again it's short and just amazing. My first attempt was 10:39 and my most recent race was 7:33. With weather prevailing I hope it goes just as smoothly as last year and maybe a bit quicker. Time will tell. If you're on the fence about this one...do it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by white79bu View Post
    Started training Monday. This will be my first 100. I am signed up for the 100k but planning on the 100 mile at this point. I am going off Chris Eatough Mohican 100 plan.
    You may want to contact the promotor about what that will cost to do later. They'll let you switch to the shorter distance; maybe you can just pay the difference to race the longer distance--and that'll keep going up until race day.

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    This will be my 1st 100 miler! I'm excited as heck!! started Eatough (for the Shenendoah 100) a couple of weeks ago, got super sick with H1N1 and now have to start over.. glad i started early!

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    I'm in. It will be my first time doing the race. Normally I just go down to crew for my wife(3rd female in the 62 last year). This time I decided to dive in. Rode the state forest 5-6 time so far this year in the snow, can't wait to have some warm weather and dry trails. Still cold from Barry Roubaix last weekend.

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    What is everybody riding? I have a 26" full suspension bike at the moment. But I am looking at a 29er. I have thought about buying a 29er full suspension but a hardtail is in the back of my mind and keep the 26". I have a touchy lower back, but I think the hardtail would help me climb better and I need the help.

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    Me-29 Ht Orbea Alma, 1x10.
    Wife- 29 Ht Felt f30, 2x10

    My buddy did it on a 26 full suspension bike last year, and just picked up a 29 ht, and said he is faster on the 29er.

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    Niner emd.. I'm going to put a different (more of a rise) stem on it. I have it set up for mostly short XC races meow. It's a bit too much. Hubby is on a Trek Elite Carbon. It's easily the most amazing bike I've ever tried. I better start saving!

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    My only concern is the HT and my lower back. I have been working on strengthing my core so hopefully it will help. You can buy alot more bike with a HT for the money.

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    I'm riding my 2012 Cannondale Flash 29'er Carbon 1. I'm doing the 100k, my first go at this type of distance but am used to racing up to 30 miles. I just got my HT last year, moved from a 26" Cannondale RzOneTwenty Full Suspension to my 29'er and never looked back. I love the bike and a 29'er for me makes a big difference. I'm 5'11, I hear sometimes for people that are shorter a 29'er might not be the way to go.

    Keep training all, June will be here soon enough! Another fun race after Mohican 100 is the Big Bear 2x12 in WV! Doing them both!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHtard View Post
    I'm in. It will be my first time doing the race. Normally I just go down to crew for my wife(3rd female in the 62 last year). This time I decided to dive in. Rode the state forest 5-6 time so far this year in the snow, can't wait to have some warm weather and dry trails. Still cold from Barry Roubaix last weekend.
    You deserve a medal for doing B-R. I was there, drove the course on Friday and decided that I was not ready to risk it. It was a bit easier when it froze, but i stuck to my decision. So are you doing the 100 or the 62 at Mohician? I'm in for the 62.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white79bu View Post
    My only concern is the HT and my lower back. I have been working on strengthing my core so hopefully it will help. You can buy alot more bike with a HT for the money.
    if you look at the videos on You Tube for the Mohician, most everyone rides a hard tail. I would prefer a FS, but I could get a lot better HT for the money and ended up with a hard tail. I think you will be fine on whatever you choose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    You deserve a medal for doing B-R. I was there, drove the course on Friday and decided that I was not ready to risk it. It was a bit easier when it froze, but i stuck to my decision. So are you doing the 100 or the 62 at Mohician? I'm in for the 62.
    I'm in for the 62, thought your name looked familiar, saw your thread on br at rbr. The course for BR was actually easier than I thought it would be. Frozen solid, and no gravel. The training rides I did around here seemed quite a bit worse.
    If anyone is in the area, I plan onn doing a couple training rides around Mohican in the spring. Have the gpx file, just gotta figure out route arounds for the private land.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHtard View Post
    I'm in for the 62, thought your name looked familiar, saw your thread on br at rbr. The course for BR was actually easier than I thought it would be. Frozen solid, and no gravel. The training rides I did around here seemed quite a bit worse.
    If anyone is in the area, I plan onn doing a couple training rides around Mohican in the spring. Have the gpx file, just gotta figure out route arounds for the private land.
    Let me know when you plan to do a training ride, I'll met up with you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    Let me know when you plan to do a training ride, I'll met up with you.
    dibs on in with the training rides!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by white79bu View Post
    My only concern is the HT and my lower back. I have been working on strengthing my core so hopefully it will help. You can buy alot more bike with a HT for the money.
    I end up sitting a lot more without moving when I ride a FS, so my back ends up hurting much more on it than when I ride a hardtail, where I tend to stand and move around a lot more.
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    Re: Mohican 100

    Heading there Saturday for a ride. If the trails are too messy we will hit some of the back roads that are part of the course.

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    What time are you guys going? I thought about going up but I know last week was a mess. I need to get in a good 3 hour ride.

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    Re: Mohican 100

    Not sure yet, how fast you plan on riding. The group I am going with will probably ride the loop in 2 1/2 hours roughly...but who knows.

    I can let you know when i hear more about the time.l

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    I have done the loop in 3 hours or so. Hope to get to the point i can do it in 2.5. No big deal.

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    Sounds good!

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    I may try to get to Mohician on Sunday. Sat I am doing a March Metric. Anyone going on the trail Sat, please post the condition of the trail so I will know if a trip down on Sunday will be worth the drive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie785 View Post
    This will be my 1st 100 miler! I'm excited as heck!! started Eatough (for the Shenendoah 100) a couple of weeks ago, got super sick with H1N1 and now have to start over.. glad i started early!
    I thought Eatough had a trainer for Mohician? Can yougive me a general overview of Eatough? I have a coach, but wondering if Eatough may be a good addition.

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    I would love to know the conditions! I have looked everywhere and can't find crap. I'm an hour south of mohican and it's been dry here since Monday but we had some snow on Sunday night. It's been windy and the sun has been out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white79bu View Post
    I would love to know the conditions! I have looked everywhere and can't find crap. I'm an hour south of mohican and it's been dry here since Monday but we had some snow on Sunday night. It's been windy and the sun has been out.
    best place to check for latest trail reports is ohiosingletrack.com Not always up to date at this time of year tho.

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    You can also try calling Kim's Bikes for trail conditions.
    419-908-8299

    Last time I was there, around March 9th or so, the trail was closed at mile 16 for some gas line work. I am not sure if it is still closed. Ended up just doing an out and back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    . I think you will be fine on whatever you choose.
    true, I've done pretty well in the 62 & the 100. There was 26 full, 29 hard tail, 29 full suspension, & rigid 29ers in the top group both times. Ride what you are comfortable with and enjoy the ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    I may try to get to Mohician on Sunday. Sat I am doing a March Metric. Anyone going on the trail Sat, please post the condition of the trail so I will know if a trip down on Sunday will be worth the drive.
    are you doing the chili metric? I will be there. rolling out with a group around 9. looking to avg 19-20. welcome to join us if you are going solo. look for green/black team bicycle hub kits.

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    Re: Mohican 100

    White, we will probably be there around 11:45 am at mohican state park. Blue Toyota Prius.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHtard View Post
    are you doing the chili metric? I will be there. rolling out with a group around 9. looking to avg 19-20. welcome to join us if you are going solo. look for green/black team bicycle hub kits.
    I will be there around 9 . Wife is going to join me so we will be on our Santana tandem. I'll look for you and we will try to hang on with your group for a while wife doesn't have many miles in, so we will be doing the short route.

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    I heard the trail should be ok for Saturday. I was hoping to go but my buddy wants me to ride with him closer to home. So I am going to hit the local single track. But if you see a white mustang I will be around.

    Plus I just picked up a new Superfly 100 today. Not real keen about riding a new bike at Mohican for the first time. Have fun.

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    I hear you White. We will be there and hope to see the mustang. Probably ride slower tomorrow, had a good 4 hour ride today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHtard View Post
    are you doing the chili metric? I will be there. rolling out with a group around 9. looking to avg 19-20. welcome to join us if you are going solo. look for green/black team bicycle hub kits.
    Wife is doing it with me. We will be on a tandem. Doing the short route. We will look for you tomorrow.
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    Thats awesome! I was doing real good training but the past few weeks have been messed up with overtime. I am hoping to get back on schedule.

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    "work" is a four letter word.....ugh

    Looking forward to the ride today but a little tired!

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    The Trails were in great shape today. Majority was dry and fast, some was tacky surface and just a little was wet/muddy. If the weather holds tomorrow with no rain it would be an excellent ride. If it rains I think it will get soft again real quick.

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    If anyone from CO is heading out to this race please see the following thread. Thanks

    Mohican 100 - Colorado riders

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    Thought I remembered that a ride was set up for this coming Sat the 27th at Mohician . I can't seem to find it. Maybe it was Spokejunkies, i cant remember. Anyone interested in meeting Sat and doing a loop? I have never ridden the course and need to get a look at it.

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    A couple of us are heading up fri & camping through Sunday. We've never been there either, so well be attempting to figure out the course. Is the 100 more than one lap?

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    Ohiorick -- yes, Spokejunkies ride is Saturday

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    It was only one lap when I raced it in 2009. Really wanted to get out to it again this year but it's not going to happen.

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    I raced there Last Sunday and the mohican state park course was in great shape, fast and dry.

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    didn't even know about the spoke junkies thing - looking to join in on the fun.. thanks for the info!

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