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    P36 Roll-call!

    Hey everybody! This is the P36 roll-call thread. Are you in and ready to kick-ass??? ready to register but trying to save up the $30 entry fee? Need to find a partner willing to cuddle in the forest? Talk about it here:
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    Since my track was the only one on the parkway I can't even imagine that anyone else is 'training'. . .

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    I caught Driftwood 'practicing' crucial 'off limits' water crossings just cus. . .


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    i've been training for the special tests,
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    I started that training all the way back in September.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcd
    i've been training for the special tests,
    you aren't training if the bottles aren't empty!
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    I know how important it is to be drinking beers while riding a mountain bike on snow and ice. BUTT if there is any sober riders, maybe that's asking too much let's say at least conscious riders. I'm looking for someone to ride the 36r with. Let me know if you know anyone. I don't care if they’re plastered the whole 36 hrs. Hopefully they just know the trails better then I do.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Asheville YetiRider
    I know how important it is to be drinking beers while riding a mountain bike on snow and ice. BUTT if there is any sober riders, maybe that's asking too much let's say at least conscious riders. I'm looking for someone to ride the 36r with. Let me know if you know anyone. I don't care if they’re plastered the whole 36 hrs. Hopefully they just know the trails better then I do.
    I'll promise to be there for you at all the turns if you promise to go slow enough to not wear me out in the first six hours

    I can't make any sobriety promises after the first 50 miles though...
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    I promise to stay reasonably sober, but I don't know the trails that well. Oh yeah, I am also looking for someone to try to not get lost with.

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    I am planning both to drink a little and to get lost a little. I will be solo in order to avoid disappointing anyone who wants their race to include more or less drinking and/or being lost than I intend.
    I may also plan to dominate the chick category, depending on if Shanna shows up.

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    "I may also plan to dominate the chick category"!?!

    Take the "may" out of your mind, as it is not part of the OSTD (Official Smack Talk Dictionary - which I just made up. That ok PP?)

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    I'm breaking in my new hiking boots quickly. These with a set of platforms (and maybe some crampons) might come in handy next month!

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    roll call or call of the roll? tp that is
    these attractive huts have sprung up at all the group camps since December



    Cove Creek isn't quite completed, hopefully in another month it will be ready for a grand opening.
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    wow, do those things go flush?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    wow, do those things go flush?

    Surely not, if they do I heard a rumor that PP won't let us use them during the race as an extra special test.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-U-M
    "I may also plan to dominate the chick category"!?!

    Take the "may" out of your mind, as it is not part of the OSTD (Official Smack Talk Dictionary - which I just made up. That ok PP?)

    Well, last I heard, I was the only entrant in the chick category. So if that is still the case, my domination of the category will be of monumental proportions. VICTORY IS MINE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridn29s
    these attractive huts have sprung up at all the group camps since December
    Cool! If Erinna doesn't bring her dog, I'll know who to give my pizza to.

    Anybody know how I can drop 30 pounds, become familiar with Pisgah, improve my cardio and get ready for this race in the next 30 days? Thanks in advance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extrmtao
    Surely not, if they do I heard a rumor that PP won't let us use them during the race as an extra special test.
    the mother of all special tests was for whoever had to dig out the old ones
    I saw the large hole stage at Kuykendall and it wasn't pretty...
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    On the fence

    Quote Originally Posted by Asheville YetiRider
    I know how important it is to be drinking beers while riding a mountain bike on snow and ice. BUTT if there is any sober riders, maybe that's asking too much let's say at least conscious riders. I'm looking for someone to ride the 36r with. Let me know if you know anyone. I don't care if they’re plastered the whole 36 hrs. Hopefully they just know the trails better then I do.
    I'm still waffling on entering. If we go duo again Yeti - I will have a few rules
    1 - No sleeping
    2 - No eating of big meals(China Buffet)
    3 - No stopping
    4 - No telling anybody that I have dropped out early(If that happens)

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    Is the Roll Call thread the new Smack Talk thread now?

    Official P36 Smack Talk thread



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    Quote Originally Posted by ridn29s
    the mother of all special tests was for whoever had to dig out the old ones
    I saw the large hole stage at Kuykendall and it wasn't pretty...

    Ewwwwwww! They were probably vomiting and operating the backhoe at the same time! :barf:
    I read that on the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 40hills
    Ewwwwwww! They were probably vomiting and operating the backhoe at the same time! :barf:
    It was probably like the scene in "Stand By Me" where everybody starts throwing up all together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maida7
    It was probably like the scene in "Stand By Me" where everybody starts throwing up all together.



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    ... and if we just ...

    I'm in along with my buddy Ben.


    "I may also plan to dominate the chick category, depending on if Shanna shows up."

    "Well, last I heard, I was the only entrant in the chick category. So if that is still the case, my domination of the category will be of monumental proportions. VICTORY IS MINE! "


    I'll ask my wife if she feels up to raceing this one.
    It looks like you need some competition.

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    late training or early suffering?

    Asheville Yeti and I were out seeinghow much fun you can have in 18 miles. We managed to make the fun last 5 hours. Time flies when you're having fun Conditions varied from bad to bad, meaning there was a variety of bad conditions - snow, ice, mud, rain, muck, darkness. Only Bennett was in decent shape and it got too dark to ride it past the staircase.

    Here's the start of the S Mills Luge Run, I think Patrick would do better a bit lower to the ground.



    This guy could feed a family of four pretty easy...


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    deleted, cause i'm not training any harder...
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    The Chick category don't mean "Fat and out of shape"
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    In

    I'm in. Aside from the fact that I hate this race I could not think of any good reasons not to do it. And I knew that like a moth to the flame I would not be able to stay away anyway, so I registered.

    I love PMBAR and DD (R.I.P. - what could be better than a 24 hr race in Pisgah with a mandatory 6hr sleep period?), but the sleep deprivation involved in P36 has always been a tough pill to swallow. But, if it's not going to be so horrible this year . . . yeah, right.

    Riding solo, b/c I can't in good conscience make someone else listen to me ***** for 36 hrs - ok, maybe only 34 as I usually enjoy the first two hours - No, actually 38 b/c there are 4 more hours of *****ing on the car ride back home.

    But its Pisgah and its a PP production. So I'm looking forward to it. Hoping to knock Dave off of the top Triangle spot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinghawk1
    Hoping to knock Dave off of the top Triangle spot.
    That would be the top spot overall...

    Great, now that Dave's been challenged, I have no hope of hanging back in his shadow for directions. He'll be bolting through Pisgah like a spooked deer.

    Wait, you need sun for shadows - something that's been missing from NC since, oh October?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikinghawk1
    I'm in. Aside from the fact that I hate this race I could not think of any good reasons not to do it. And I knew that like a moth to the flame I would not be able to stay away anyway, so I registered.

    I love PMBAR and DD (R.I.P. - what could be better than a 24 hr race in Pisgah with a mandatory 6hr sleep period?), but the sleep deprivation involved in P36 has always been a tough pill to swallow. But, if it's not going to be so horrible this year . . . yeah, right.

    Riding solo, b/c I can't in good conscience make someone else listen to me ***** for 36 hrs - ok, maybe only 34 as I usually enjoy the first two hours - No, actually 38 b/c there are 4 more hours of *****ing on the car ride back home.

    But its Pisgah and its a PP production. So I'm looking forward to it. Hoping to knock Dave off of the top Triangle spot.
    Thanks for the uhhh.... kind words Alex. It'll be easy to beat Dave this year...... if he doesn't sign-up!
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    Ok, a buddy and I have answered the call to do this thing. We've done several 24 and 30 AR's but I have a feeling we are going to get served on this thing. It will be awesome though and we both can't wait to check it out. We've heard a lot about this area and the mountain biking it offers.

    Now, without being too harsh can anyone give me a run down on some tips and tricks for the kind of gear or methods to survive this ordeal? Does anyone for instance bring a stove to down some hot chow as they pass through the camp ground? Obviously some warm clothes and extra tubes are a given. Surely there are some of you out there that have said, "If I had it to do all over again, I would....." Those are the things I'd like to hear about. Of course, if there is a better post please direct me.

    Thanks in advance for any help/wisdom/warnings,etc.

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    "If I had it to do all over again, I would....."

    And I quote from a quote master: Is it too late to start training?



    If this is a "for real" post.... I'm making popcorn as soon as I walk in from work tomorrow.
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    Sure it is for real...nothing ventured nothing gained.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gexas
    Sure it is for real...nothing ventured nothing gained.

    Not like I'M racing or anything but.... my $0.02

    Bring everything and anything you'll need to be comfy while at the camp. Extra clothes, kerosene heater, coleman stove, lots of food, a big tent, sleeping pad, tons of sleeping bags/blankets.... basically I'd have just enough to refresh/recharge myself whenever in camp, but not enough that I'd be so comfortable as to make me not want to start the next stage.

    You will be in camp quite a bit. You will be able to get some sleep. All that we will have for you is a light charging station, a campfire, and a limited amount of veggie chili. Bring everything else.
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    So will you be able to sleep and still be in the running?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kclyburn
    So will you be able to sleep and still be in the running?
    Yes.
    Not much, but yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kclyburn
    So will you be able to sleep and still be in the running?
    Unless you're a heavy sleeper and go to take an hour power nap for 9 hours.

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    Hey, that is exactly what I was looking for so thank-you.

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    I think the biggest tip you can have right now is make friends with somebody who has a four wheel drive monster truck. The road into Cove Creek has 2 foot ruts as of this past Friday. What would really be the most horrible thing ever would be making the 3/4 mile hike back and forth to your car after riding for 36 hours.
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    Quote Originally Posted by extrmtao
    I think the biggest tip you can have right now is make friends with somebody who has a four wheel drive monster truck. The road into Cove Creek has 2 foot ruts as of this past Friday. What would really be the most horrible thing ever would be making the 3/4 mile hike back and forth to your car after riding for 36 hours.

    there's also the creek crossing to take into consideration:



    nevermind that info is for 2011

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    So they close the paved road and the alternative is a much longer dirt road? They must be repairing that section of paving that had started to fall apart along the steep cliff.

    After the crazy rain on Saturday, I think most of the ice and snow should be gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1

    Repeat:
    FS475A (Davidson River Rd.) at the Hatchery
    will be CLOSED to all traffic Feb 15th - March 31st 2010

    In good weather you can take FSR 471 (Catheys Creek Road) from US Hwy 64 to
    FSR 475 (Davidson River Road) but, it is not drivable at this time due to
    heavy ice.
    Hey brado - where did you find this info? The SOPA (schedule of proposed actions) was just published for January and it lists the 475 road work as beginning scoping in April. No mention of any closing for 475 or the trail. Also, it lists a repair to a bridge on Cathy's Creek Rd (I think down near Kuykendall) as starting in Feb. and they will close the road during that repair.

    If there is another source (online) for such info I'd love to have the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brado1
    there's alos the creek crossing to take into consideration:

    I don't think Eric has posted this anywhere here (i have it on the website's INFO page)

    Davidson River Road 475A and Davidson River Trail CLOSED Feb 15th - March 31st 2010


    Repeat:
    FS475A (Davidson River Rd.) at the Hatchery
    will be CLOSED to all traffic Feb 15th - March 31st 2010

    You'll have to go the long way around to get there.

    Alternate directions to Cove Creek Campground

    1 - Take NC Hwy 215 from US 64 to Balsam Grove,
    2 - Turn right onto Clinic Drive, across from Falling Waters Conference
    Center,
    3- Turn left onto Shoal Creek Road (first road on left about 1/4 mile for
    intersection with NC Hwy 215,
    4- Drive Shoal Creek Road (paved) to Forest Boundary, road turns to gravel
    and you are now on FSR 475 (Davidson River Road),
    5 - Stay on FSR 475 for about 3 1/2 miles till you come to the paved
    section,
    6- Turn left onto FSR 809 (Lower Cove Creek Road), this road is gated and
    enters Cove Creek Group Campground.

    In good weather you can take FSR 471 (Catheys Creek Road) from US Hwy 64 to
    FSR 475 (Davidson River Road) but, it is not drivable at this time due to
    heavy ice.
    Whoa Whoa Whoa! Stop the presses! Recreation.gov (where I reserve the campsite) called with that info. It was wrong. The closure will be in 2011. Sorry for not updating the update Brado!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pisgahproductions
    Whoa Whoa Whoa! Stop the presses! Recreation.gov (where I reserve the campsite) called with that info. It was wrong. The closure will be in 2011. Sorry for not updating the update Brado!
    Thanks E for providing bad data!


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    well the good news is that the sh*t storm is tracking well to the north. The bad news is that the weather man is trying to do us doggie style

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    Snow!

    Just think, we could be starting this thing in three hours!

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    snow!

    oh yeah - lows in the 20's - snowing the whole time......... E P I C !!! Or T M H T E

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