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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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    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

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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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    Re: Mohican 100

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Katie785 View Post
    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?
    The race is only one lap on the 24 mile Mohician MTB trail. The rest of it is on private property, horse trails, roads and other trails in the area. The 24 mile loop is good training for the event from what I am told. My hope is to do one lap this weekend, and work up to doing 3 loops which will be about 74 miles. Since I'm doing the shorter race, that will let me know if I can do it.Looks like this Sat is going to be nice weather , what time does everyone want to start? Spoke junkies start at 11. My buddy and I may start earlier.
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    Ive all ways been told that two laps is a good indicator that you are ready for the 100k. I have just been doing one lap but working on speed. I can do 60 miles on the road pretty easy with not much nutrition but going around Mohican I need all the help I can get. I finally broke the 3 hour mark yesterday and rode it in 2h57m and could have done a 2h45m but I messed around with my bike a couple times.

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    Good riding White, i have been told the same, 2 laps is a good indicator. I rode a 2:18 in the ombc race last weekend which is the 24 mile loop plus about 2 miles extra.

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    Damn 2:18! That is hauling ass man. I wanted to do the race but I knew I was going to get smoked so I started around 9am. I saw all the signs. I don't climb well at all. This time last year I was lucky just to do one lap under 4 hours. I am hoping to get to 2:30 this year. I'm 6'2' 215lbs so I am hauling alot of weight up those climbs. I saw the winner rode it it like 1:58. I would have liked to have seen that.

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    1:58 is fast, i am sure that was the expert time. I had the fastest sport master rider time and had to fight off leg cramps that almost cost me the race!

    Sounds like you are making great progress! That loop will improve your riding a lot.

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    wow, that is some fine riding to cover 24 miles in those times. Since I have not done the loop, how about some tips from those that have done it, any places that you need to be extra careful, areas that you can let it fly.

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    Except for some of the switchbacks on the descents, you can let it rip the whole way. No big surprises and nothing too technical.

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    Re: Mohican 100

    I think the key to riding a decent time at mohican takes a few things.

    1) know the course and where you can pick up speed and carry that speed through the following hill. Focus on the flow.

    2) don't blow up your ride by going all out on the first hill or the big hill half way through after the covered bridge.

    3) putting in long 3hr or more rides will help your overall endurance..

    4) hydrate well, i went through 60 ounces of drink during my race and still cramped. Consume some calorie every 45 minutes or so.

    5) miles 17 - 22 are the hardest because by then i am usually losing focus and some hills and a rock garden exists.

    Hope this helps Rick!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TritonBill View Post
    I think the key to riding a decent time at mohican takes a few things.

    1) know the course and where you can pick up speed and carry that speed through the following hill. Focus on the flow.

    2) don't blow up your ride by going all out on the first hill or the big hill half way through after the covered bridge.

    3) putting in long 3hr or more rides will help your overall endurance..

    4) hydrate well, i went through 60 ounces of drink during my race and still cramped. Consume some calorie every 45 minutes or so.

    5) miles 17 - 22 are the hardest because by then i am usually losing focus and some hills and a rock garden exists.

    Hope this helps Rick!

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    Thanks for the tips. I agree with them 100%. Last year I rode Royalview trail a lot as it is close for me, after I learned the trail, I got much faster and able to let the flow work for me. Hope to get that learning curve done before the big race this year.

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    What has worked for me so far has been nutrition and flow. I start at the covered bridge because I love driving my mustang up there. So I am normally in good shape for 17-22 and 21 is a real pain in the ass. I have never been able to climb that and have only seen it done once. I normally start losing focus at about the 10 mile marker which makes the decents tricky. I know I am losing a ton of time but I don't want to end up on my face!

    I also have to stop and take in some supplements every hour and then stop real quick every 15 mintues to suck on some Sustained Energy.

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    Mile 22 climb is doable for me 99% of the time.

    I am still trying to figure out my nutrition for the 100k. My biggest problem is leg cramping. I am going to try sportslegs product next and a different brand of fluids.

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    Try Endurlytes from Hammer. I take 2 an hour with no issues. When the weather gets hotter I am up the dose a little. I also tried Anti-Fatigue and that shit works. Atleast for me. I have a few buddys that love Sportslegs.

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    I have used endurolytes with some success. Also Fizz tablets. I need to try to remember my Endurolytes next time and give that another shot.

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    I agree that nutrition and fluids will be very important. I am giving Infinit drink mix a try. So far I can say they have been easy to work with. The first order I placed was way too salty for me, I sent it back and they made me another mix, no charge. I'll be testing it out this Sat.

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    If anyone is interested, I am planning on doing a couple of laps on Sunday, May 5th, leaving from the parking lot off of Route 3 around 9am.

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    I am trying to see if i can make it over tomorrow or Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    I agree that nutrition and fluids will be very important. I am giving Infinit drink mix a try. So far I can say they have been easy to work with. The first order I placed was way too salty for me, I sent it back and they made me another mix, no charge. I'll be testing it out this Sat.
    Interested to hear more about the product and how they got you to your specific mixture of electrolytes.

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    I plan on riding 2 laps Saturday starting around 8:00

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    Picked me up some Sportslegs supplement and going to try to make it over to Mohican and test out my system with this stuff. Its always wise to try new things on non critical days right!? Lap or two i am hoping. Not sure what time i can get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TritonBill View Post
    Interested to hear more about the product and how they got you to your specific mixture of electrolytes.

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    Bill,
    I picked one of their ready made MTB endurance blends. That was the one I sent back. They called me and asked a number of questions about my age, weight, if I am a heavy sweat-er,and asked for my input on how to make the mix better for me. I added some calories and made some tweaks. It came out very tasty and at 290 calories a bottle, I am hoping it will fuel me during the race. Tomorrow the testing begins.

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    Rick, that sounds really good. Let me know how you like it. I am also a heavy sweater!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TritonBill View Post
    Rick, that sounds really good. Let me know how you like it. I am also a heavy sweater!
    Bill,
    I used the Infinit today and I have to say it works! I took 2 bottles, 290 calories each. I stopped at the covered bridge, which is half way and had finished one bottle. Never needed any other food, did drink some plain water, no cramps, felt really good. This stuff may really work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    Bill,
    I used the Infinit today and I have to say it works! I took 2 bottles, 290 calories each. I stopped at the covered bridge, which is half way and had finished one bottle. Never needed any other food, did drink some plain water, no cramps, felt really good. This stuff may really work.
    Nice Rick!! That is awesome. I decided to stay closer to home due to time constraints today and went to Vulture's Knob today with some buddies. I got about 3+ hrs in some easy rolling with short spurts of energy.

    Keep me posted on the Infinit as you get more used to it. I just had some Skratch labs drink mix and cookbook show up at my doorstep.

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    I am a huge fan of scratch labs. I switched about a month ago from infinite nutrition efs. It has been working great for me. The rice bars are great as well, I am just a bit to lazy for all the cooking. I have been using cliff bars, and fig newtons, with a few gels thrown in hear and there.
    I'll be at Mohican this Saturday, and am planing on 2 laps. If anyone wants to join in. I'll be camping at Mohican adventures for the weekend. Might, try out a portion of the road section of the 100k as well. All depends on how the legs hold up. I have a long road ride on the schedule for Friday morning, so 2 laps might be all my legs can take.

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    Bill, i have Skratch labs drink mix and the book. ( the oatmeal is the best) .i love the drink mix too.

    Ohtard, What time are you going to start Sat? i plan to be there and hope to do a loop or 2. i have only done half a loop so far. i will be driving down from near Cleveland so a real early start is not going to work for me.

    Anyone thinking about a loop on Wed? Looks like the best weather of the week, i'm thinking of trying to get there for some riding.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ohiorick View Post
    Bill, i have Skratch labs drink mix and the book. ( the oatmeal is the best) .i love the drink mix too.

    Ohtard, What time are you going to start Sat? i plan to be there and hope to do a loop or 2. i have only done half a loop so far. i will be driving down from near Cleveland so a real early start is not going to work for me.

    Anyone thinking about a loop on Wed? Looks like the best weather of the week, i'm thinking of trying to get there for some riding.
    Plan is to start around 930. Let me know, I can drag my feet if a bit later works better. I think there will be 5-6 with me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OHtard View Post
    Plan is to start around 930. Let me know, I can drag my feet if a bit later works better. I think there will be 5-6 with me.
    10:00 works better for me. If you guys don't want to wait, no problem. I'll catch up to you at the end. Its unlikely that I'll catch you on the trail, as I am sure I will be walking up some of those hills

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    Hey Rick, how's it going! Hope the riding is going well. Racing at vultures knob this weekend.

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    We went there last weekend. It was sooo fun! I really don't think you'll need to walk any of the hills. They were long, but not terribly steep

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    I just did a lap and a half. First lap was OK but second lap I wasn't ready nutrition wise. I didn't have anything cold and all my stuff got pretty darn warm by mile 9 so I bailed out at the covered bridge thinking I would just ride the road down. But man that road climb was crazy. I almost lost it at the top. I thought I was going to be good for the 100k but I am not sure now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white79bu View Post
    I just did a lap and a half. First lap was OK but second lap I wasn't ready nutrition wise. I didn't have anything cold and all my stuff got pretty darn warm by mile 9 so I bailed out at the covered bridge thinking I would just ride the road down. But man that road climb was crazy. I almost lost it at the top. I thought I was going to be good for the 100k but I am not sure now.
    I am thinking the same thing. I am not sure I have mastered the nutrition for 62 miles. Not sure I can make the distance. 100 miles on the road is easy, but this is a lot more work. i will go until it is not fun anymore. I wish us all luck, we will need it.

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    I'm in!!!!!!!! Never done this and coming up from austin where I've been 15 yrs. Im from Strongsville and Dublin. OH peeps. Never been back to ride there since mtbkng. Kant wait.



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    i will go until it is not fun anymore. I wish us all luck, we will need it.
    not true, you will go beyond not fun anymore and keep going damnit.
    Just take your time.

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    [QUOTE=bamwa1;10366695]I'm in!!!!!!!! Never done this and coming up from austin where I've been 15 yrs. Im from Strongsville and Dublin. OH peeps. Never been back to ride there since mtbkng. Kant wait.


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    Anyone interested in riding a lap or two tomorrow Saturday May 4th? This will be my first 100k and I'd like to get some climbing in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by white79bu View Post
    I hope you bring your climbing legs!
    I hate when people say that. Anything outside CenTX is smooth compared to our rocky terrain. It's GOT to be fast and flowy right?
    Keep trying to do the awesomest thing you've ever done.

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    It does have some flow for sure. But it's not your typical ohio farm land you climb ALOT.

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    I am excited about the race but never have done this distance off road before so i plan on racing to finish and not worrying about a podium spot! Nutrition will be the biggest question mark for me I think.

    Keep riding guys and gals, the race is coming soon!

    If i could just stop breaking my bikes i would be ok!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyedmtb View Post
    Anyone interested in riding a lap or two tomorrow Saturday May 4th? This will be my first 100k and I'd like to get some climbing in.

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    Don, some are meeting at 9:30 tomorrow. I plan on 10:00 am . Hope to see you there.

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    Thanks Rick, I plan on being there about 930. I'll be in a black ridgeline with an orange and black jet9c

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyedmtb View Post
    Thanks Rick, I plan on being there about 930. I'll be in a black ridgeline with an orange and black jet9c
    Just missed you this morning. I was in the silver Mazda 3 with a Santa Cruz Hardtail on the roof , just as you were leaving the parking lot on your bike.

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    Yea, I remember seeing you come in, good looking bike. I managed 2 full laps. First lap went quick, except going over the bars around mile 14. Just a few scrapes and continued on for 36+ more miles :-) Need to do a few more, maybe next weekend?

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    I can say at this point that I need more leg power. Don't know where I'm going to get it but I hope it shows up soon. Those hills are not steep, but my legs want to quit before I am at the top. I ended up walking a few of them part way. I have to get the food/nutrition thing dialed in too. All in all, I'm doing okay considering I will be 60 in 2 months, but man, 62 miles? Thats going to hurt.

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    had so much fun last time, we're going back for more laps this weekend. Camping out at the state campground again too. Shall be fun.

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    I plan on riding again this Saturday. Hopefully a couple laps starting between 930-1000. Rick, Joe (the hub) Katie? Hopefully I will see you guys there, weather permitting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyedmtb View Post
    I plan on riding again this Saturday. Hopefully a couple laps starting between 930-1000. Rick, Joe (the hub) Katie? Hopefully I will see you guys there, weather permitting.

    Don
    Looking at the weather, looks like rain possible on Sat. ,Sunday may be better. I'll keep an eye on the weather and play it by ear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eyedmtb View Post
    I plan on riding again this Saturday. Hopefully a couple laps starting between 930-1000. Rick, Joe (the hub) Katie? Hopefully I will see you guys there, weather permitting.

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    just starting to plan for the weekend. waiting to see what the weather does. planning on riding saturday starting at 10, depends on weather though. it will be nice to ride there on fresh legs..

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    I'm registered for the 100-miler (first timer), and was hoping to ride the Mohican Loop ahead of time. Are there any locals who have rides planned for the next week or two? I'm simply looking to finish, but trying to scout the terrain ahead of time. Will be trekking up from MD. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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    I'm registered for the 100-miler (first timer), and was hoping to ride the Mohican Loop ahead of time. Are there any locals who have rides planned for the next week or two? I'm simply looking to finish, but trying to scout the terrain ahead of time. Will be trekking up from MD. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by draymurray View Post
    I'm registered for the 100-miler (first timer), and was hoping to ride the Mohican Loop ahead of time. Are there any locals who have rides planned for the next week or two? I'm simply looking to finish, but trying to scout the terrain ahead of time. Will be trekking up from MD. Thanks in advance for any help you can provide.
    There are people that start between 8:00 and 10:00 every weekend. You can call Kim's bike shop (they are right down the street from the trail) they do a ride every Wed at 6PM and I am sure they can hook you up with some locals. I will be at Dirt Fest next weekend, but will likely be on the trail on the 25th.

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    A buddy of mine asked me last night if I wanted to drive 550 miles to Ohio to do this race. He is looking at the 100, but I would be a metric guy for sure. I was looking at past year's times and it looks like some people are taking 11 hours or more to finish the metric. I am a back of the pack kind of guy for sure, but that seems like a long time to ride 62 miles. The only race I have done that is about this length was the Big Frog 65 a couple of years ago. That took me a hair over 8 hours. If there is anybody who has done both courses, how would Mohican 62 stack up against BF 65 in terms of difficulty?
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