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    Zuni Mtn 100- It's early, but I gotta make plans... (X-post NM forum)

    Hoping for a bit of guidance here. I'm toying with changing my 1 big race of the year from the Shenandoah Mountain 100 (which I did last year,) to the Zuni Mountain 100.
    There are a few reasons for this:

    1) We're going to be out of town for the entire month of July, and the Labor Day weekend date of the SM100 might be too quick of a turn-around for us. Time off from work and stuff.

    2) Because it's a holiday weekend, flights and car rentals are a bit more expensive.

    3) I did this race last year. It was a lot of fun, the race is amazingly well organized and supported, I got to hang out with 2 old roommates and good friends from when I lived in Colorado... but I've now done it.

    4) It seems (sitting at the computer, 4 months away,) like a great race. Beautiful scenery, great trails, grassroots, the challenge of self sufficiency...

    Which brings me to my concerns. I've only ridden in this area once. While passing through Gallup 4 years ago, my wife and I rode the High Mesa trail, which was awesome.
    Is it nuts to do a self-supported, relatively unmarked race when you live 900 miles away and are not familiar with the trails? I guess I could try and buy or borrow a GPS, which would make it easier, but do I really want to trust my life and well-being to a machine?!?

    I need to figure out plans fairly soon, because my buddy Brice is only going to Shenandoah again if I am, and he will need to make arrangements to travel from Portlandia.

    Alright, suggestions, comments, ridicule, financial advice, or coddling would all be appreciated.
    BTW, I did post a less lengthy version of this on the ZM100 forum, but I have no idea how often that gets looked at.

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    The correct answer is Zuni 100...and borrow a GPS to remove a bit of the "getting lost when beer is waiting is not so fun factor"
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32x18 View Post
    The correct answer is Zuni 100...and borrow a GPS to remove a bit of the "getting lost when beer is waiting is not so fun factor"
    Are you racing this? Wasn't sure if I'd be the only single speeder if I decide on this race.
    Right now, I'm definitely leaning towards Zuni instead of Shenandoah.

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    What is this Zuni 100 that you speak of, wise man?


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    Quote Originally Posted by sslos View Post
    Are you racing this?
    Well I sure hope so but I still have an out --> El Freako seems to think he has a lock

    My wife will also be rolling the SS
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    "Shut up body and do what I tell you."
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