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  • April 30 2011 (same day as Cohutta)

    14 31.11%
  • May 7 2011 (the day before Mother's Day)

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    When should we run PMBAR '11?

    Hey everybody! I'd like the opinion of the forum for this one. We traditionally run PMBAR on the weekend before Mother's Day. This year the 1st is a Sunday so Mother's Day is as early as it can be, May 8th. We decided to run the race on April 30th, the earliest it's ever been, to keep with our traditional date. Well it seems that Cohutta runs on the last Saturday of April every year so guess what? we have a date conflict.

    When should we run the 2011 PMBAR? April 30th or the day before Mother's Day, May 7th?
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    it's always been the first week in May

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    Giro D'Italia starts on May 7th....I need PMBAR for a warmup!
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    Cohutta and PMBAR?

    I am curious how big of a conflict this is.

    I did the 100 and PMBAR on back to back weekends in 2009 and I will never do that again.

    How many people are doing both races?

    I can probably live with either date but need to know soon for planning purposes.

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    Two reasons why I prefer the first weekend in May.

    Elk and I will partner up and win.

    I might wanna do the 65 miler at Cohutta (that's right, the 65 miler).

    You know I'll be there IRregardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Two reasons why I prefer the first weekend in May.

    Elk and I will partner up and win.

    I might wanna do the 65 miler at Cohutta (that's right, the 65 miler).

    You know I'll be there IRregardless.
    Me too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by namrita
    Me too.

    There you have it.

    The people have spoken.

    Let me crush Nam two weeks in a row.
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    After Cohutta please.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie O
    After Cohutta please.

    Great, I can beat Eddie too.
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    Mama's

    If you settle on Mother's Day, I'll bring spring flowers and flashy jewelry for Erinna.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    There you have it.

    The people have spoken.

    Let me crush Nam two weeks in a row.
    Whatever..I started training yesterday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Great, I can beat Eddie too.
    ...so you are stepping up to the big boy race?

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    moms love pmbar!
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    Quote Originally Posted by namrita
    Whatever..I started training yesterday.

    I can smell your early season burn out from here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie O
    ...so you are stepping up to the big boy race?

    Just at PMBAR.

    The 100 at Cohutta has TOO MUCH GRAVEL for me. Been there, done it, won it (beat you that year as well flat boy), and I think the 65 would be tolerable. Gravel junkie I am not.
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    How about June 21st? I was hoping to do my first one this year and will need all the light I can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    (beat you that year as well flat boy)
    Flat Boy? Is this a thing?

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    I did Cohutta 100 and PMBAR on back to back weekends in 2010. I've blotted most of the memories out, but as I recall my PMBAR race partner had to hand-deliver me a replacement wheel and new brake pads, and I definitely remember Stansing up new tires the day before the race.

    I highly recommend it to you all! Fun times, fun times.

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    I have been planning on Cohutta and PMBAR... May please

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    I voted for May.

    Cohutta and PMBAR back to back is fun.

    Big Frog and PMBAR back to back is funner.

    Having to see Dicky two weekends in a row is a drag, but what are you gonna' do?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    I voted for May.

    Cohutta and PMBAR back to back is fun.

    Big Frog and PMBAR back to back is funner.

    Having to see Dicky two weekends in a row is a drag, but what are you gonna' do?

    Ahhhh the year Jody left me high and dry with his lame excuses.

    "I broke my frame, my vagina hurts, my wife is expecting me home pretty soon..."

    Have you done the Big Frog ZB? Is the ratio of trail to gravel worth it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Ahhhh the year Jody left me high and dry with his lame excuses.

    "I broke my frame, my vagina hurts, my wife is expecting me home pretty soon..."

    Have you done the Big Frog ZB? Is the ratio of trail to gravel worth it?
    I did the Big Frog the last two years instead of 100. I think it's a MUCH better course. All the same singletrack, still plenty of gravel but it is more remote and steeper. Much of the miles cut out consist of all that infuriating flat stuff in the middle.

    The only negative is that you catch the back of the 100 around the Whitewater center and they don't want to let you pass. But hey, that's what elbows and foul mouths are for.

    So anyway, take the 100 course and subtract 35 miles of gravel. Then decide if the remaining ratio sounds like something you want to do.

    There's no glory in the 65, but it's way more fun.
    Yeah, it's strange. But oh well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Broussard
    I did the Big Frog the last two years instead of 100. I think it's a MUCH better course. All the same singletrack, still plenty of gravel but it is more remote and steeper. Much of the miles cut out consist of all that infuriating flat stuff in the middle.

    The only negative is that you catch the back of the 100 around the Whitewater center and they don't want to let you pass. But hey, that's what elbows and foul mouths are for.

    So anyway, take the 100 course and subtract 35 miles of gravel. Then decide if the remaining ratio sounds like something you want to do.

    There's no glory in the 65, but it's way more fun.

    Glory?

    F$%* glory.

    If I drive to TN it better just be a good time. I've had enough of suffering for the sake of suffering.
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    Is it true you're going to have a no sleeveless jersey rule this year?
    I know you said something about rifffraf this and that, but you had been drinking that night, and uh, my primal wear order just came in.
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