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    WA Endurance Ride/Race

    Kind of looking for a show of hands ... if there were an endurance ride/race (say around 50 miles) in Washington State what would be your interest?

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    Yes please

    Endurace races seem to be few and few between in the Pacific NW. There's a few of them but none that mesh with my schedule. I would travel from Boise for a race in WA in a quality setting.
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    Where are you thinking

    and when? Ed

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    Yes please!!!

    My buddies and I went all the way to AZ for a 24 hr race just a few weeks ago. So I know we'd be into it. So count at least another 4 on there!
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    Since I'm wayyyyy south I'm not voting but

    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Kind of looking for a show of hands ... if there were an endurance ride/race (say around 50 miles) in Washington State what would be your interest?
    50 miles isn't much of an endurance race. I think 75-100 is about the minimum. By the way this is just my opinion, I do applaud you for thinking about doing something

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    Endurance Minimums

    Quote Originally Posted by moab63
    50 miles isn't much of an endurance race. I think 75-100 is about the minimum. By the way this is just my opinion, I do applaud you for thinking about doing something
    What about close to 10k of elevation gain ... would that do?

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    So are you trying to kill them

    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    What about close to 10k of elevation gain ... would that do?
    hey but they are all tough guys works for me. Since I'm not doing it

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    Yes

    I've been annoyed that there aren't any endurance races in WA. Where are you thinking of having the race - or is planning advanced that far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by meberle
    I've been annoyed that there aren't any endurance races in WA. Where are you thinking of having the race - or is planning advanced that far?
    Still too early to make any specifics. If it flies, the race will (generally speaking) be near Seattle.

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    Yes

    I have an office here where at least 3 to five people would do that event. Maybe even up to around 10 to 15 people coming from the B-ham area. Might even be up for a little more depending on the distance and singletrack. The more the better on both of those. 50 miles is really a scratch in the bucket. Move it up to at least 75.

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    I agree with the others that have replied ... the NW desperately needs an event put on like this. I'm positive it could be a success for an organiser. Currently the Laramie Enduro 100 is the closest endurance race of the year, and that's almost a 10-12 hour drive for me. You could count me in also !!!

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    Yes Please !

    Just moved back to Oregon (from CO) and hoping to see some longer events in the NW . Did the Firecracker 50 a couple of times ( Breckenridge ), they claim 10k feet of gain, I never registered more than about 8,000. The Larimie Enduro was fun (111 km ) but too much open prarie dirt roads for my tastes. Bring it on, but don't forget the singletrack !
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    Perfect Timing!

    Absolutely, I would be there with bells on. If you have not already heard, the WIM series here in WA was just dismantled and turned into a Spokane event/series of four xc races only. I live in Seattle and while I was willing to travel to Spokane 1-2 times to race I am upset with the fact that the other great race sites were axed. Plan an endurance race within a couple hours drive of seattle and I think you will see alot of people, like me, who were WIM racers looking for more events to race and hang out at.

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    Count me in.

    I'd definitely be up for an endurance race here in the NW.

    Check out this link: http: //www.warmspringsenduranceseries.com/

    I know these folks put on a 105 mile race, east of Mt. Hood, called the Piranha Relay. Racers could do it as a team or go it alone. I plan on doing this one next summer.

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    Serious or Not?

    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Kind of looking for a show of hands ... if there were an endurance ride/race (say around 50 miles) in Washington State what would be your interest?
    So is there serious considerations for doing this or is it just talk? Give it up! I'm up for a long vertical challenge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron J
    I'd definitely be up for an endurance race here in the NW.

    Check out this link: http: //www.warmspringsenduranceseries.com/

    I know these folks put on a 105 mile race, east of Mt. Hood, called the Piranha Relay. Racers could do it as a team or go it alone. I plan on doing this one next summer.
    Couldn't get your link to work - something about the page being expired.

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    Not unless

    it's longer, say 100 miles or has more vertical...maybe 15,000'+. I'm in SoCal so it's a bit of a stretch to travel that far for a 50 mile, 10,000' event. If I were closer I'd do it in a heartbeat.

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    Serious

    Quote Originally Posted by Super E
    So is there serious considerations for doing this or is it just talk? Give it up! I'm up for a long vertical challenge.
    No, I'm serious about it. Working on pulling all the details together.

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    Location

    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    No, I'm serious about it. Working on pulling all the details together.
    Got an approximate location that you can disclose? I would be very interested if this thing flies.

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    Try the link again.

    JRA - Give the link another shot. I tried it and it worked for me.

    http://www.warmspringsenduranceseries.com/

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    Thanks

    Quote Originally Posted by Aaron J
    JRA - Give the link another shot. I tried it and it worked for me.

    http://www.warmspringsenduranceseries.com/
    Thanks, it worked great this time.

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    Count me in

    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Kind of looking for a show of hands ... if there were an endurance ride/race (say around 50 miles) in Washington State what would be your interest?
    I missed the end of the poll, but: as long as it doesn't conflict with the Creampuff, I'm in. Might be able to round up a couple of folks from work too.

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    You Betcha!

    That's what we need up here as everything else is in a different time zone.
    Count me in,but maybe up it to 75-100 miles.
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    Any update?

    What's the scoop with having an endurance race in Washington? Any update?

    Aaron J.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Kind of looking for a show of hands ... if there were an endurance ride/race (say around 50 miles) in Washington State what would be your interest?

    Any update? Is this thing gonna happen?
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    Where are the 12/24 hour races in the NW?

    I know the CCP is a 100 miler solo event and am hoping that the 12-hours at Willammette Pass hits again this year. Where are the other NW 12/24 hour events?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesterrider
    I know the CCP is a 100 miler solo event and am hoping that the 12-hours at Willammette Pass hits again this year. Where are the other NW 12/24 hour events?
    There's one in Spokane at the end of May. Check out Round & Round at http://www.roundandround.com/ for more information. It's a cool event.

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    NW Race calendar

    Hello,

    Might be interested in my race calendar, check it out at:

    www.ride424.com

    Hope this helps in selecting a date. Let me know if you see anything missing. The Warm Springs guys don't seem to have a date yet for 2005, anyone know what it is?

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    Would love to find some endurance races close. I'm going to Iowa for the transiowa race. not a lot of elevation but 305 miles in 31 hours. Only able to meet support crew at the 1/2 way point. Should be fun. Races should be longer than 50 unless only on singletrack or tough 2 track. 50's are good races though and I'd show up in a heartbeat and so will the cowbell. let er ring.
    Quote Originally Posted by JRA
    Kind of looking for a show of hands ... if there were an endurance ride/race (say around 50 miles) in Washington State what would be your interest?

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    Update

    The race I was thinking of won't happen this year. The pool of volunteers needed to pull it off is already pretty much committed towards another project here in the Seattle area (I-5 Open Space Park under the interstate in downtown Seattle). I intend to keep on planning and hope to put it on next year. Thankx for all the interest and I hope that we'll see some of you on the trails soon.

    BTW - I'm hoping to do a pre-ride attempt on the intended course on my full rigid Tews Peed sometime this summer.

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    I too have been looking into making this happen any interest still??
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