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    Wilkes 100K

    Does anybody know anything about this race?

    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/20303

    I'm guessing that 100K would be 2 full laps of all the trails up there. Maybe not ORAMM hard, but still a pretty long day. Could be another chance to come in last!
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    Sounds fun. I guess I'm in.
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    Wilkesboro is technically in the foothills of the mountains and the elevation change isn't as great there as it is in Old Fort. Should be a good event though. I've heard good things about that areas trails.
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    I know a bit about this event. It will include Dark Mtn 2x, OVT and Shiners Run 2x, Warrior Creek OVT from the Marley Ford boat launch, Warrior Creek (clockwise), some of Headwaters, about 6-7ish mi. of pavement, and a few other trails to make it all work. Also included may be new bit of trail (still under const.) near Berry Mtn that will blow your mind. Logistics will be sorted out before exact cues will be posted. If you are interested in this, you should get on it b/c the field will be capped at 150 and there are less than 50 spots left. more: Wilkes100k registration is OPEN! | Brushy Mountain Cyclists Club

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    Well I'm in. The rest of you guys will have to fight it out for 149th place as I have 150th in the bank.
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    I'm curious about this:

    Also included may be new bit of trail (still under const.) near Berry Mtn that will blow your mind.
    Where is Berry Mtn in relation to the three kerr scott trails? Blow your mind like Headwaters loop style or flowy WC style? I like fast flowy trail some of the time but mostly like the rugged natural\hand built more often.

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    Now I'm official. Looking forward to trying out those trails!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dhouskee View Post
    Where is Berry Mtn?
    ~4 mi into the OVT from the Visitor Center and a couple miles past Shiner's Run.

    Quote Originally Posted by dhouskee View Post
    I'm curious about this:
    Headwaters loop style or flowy WC style?
    It will have an identity of its own. More flow than rock, but different flow. Multiple stacked berms/banked turns (surprise!), as well as some straight roller sections. When it is all done there will also be an over/under wood feature that will be very unique. This won't be done for a while though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ncps View Post
    ~4 mi into the OVT from the Visitor Center and a couple miles past Shiner's Run.



    It will have an identity of its own. More flow than rock, but different flow. Multiple stacked berms/banked turns (surprise!), as well as some straight roller sections. When it is all done there will also be an over/under wood feature that will be very unique. This won't be done for a while though.
    Sounds good. Great to see more additional trail. Will keep an eye out for it on my next day trip.

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    Wilkes 100K on Saturday followed up with some tasty cyclocross action in Winston-Salem on Sunday - Now that's what I'm talking about. My own private enduro of sorts.

    This format is guaranteed to be the next fad in 2014: "K X Enduro"

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    OK - time to start training - who's going? Weather looks ideal for a day of pedaling!
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    Anyone planning on running lights? With a 10AM start time things could get interesting late in the evening.

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    I'll have my handlebar light but I should be done before dark unless I have any mishaps. I think taillight is required since there is some pavement.
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    Re: Wilkes 100K

    These are pretty fast trails. I hope I can do it in 7 hours or so. Some skinny fast guy will probably finish in 4 hours.

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    Results are posted here:

    http://brushymtncyclists.com/wp-cont...10/OVERALL.pdf

    Winning time was 4:21. I achieved the dubious distinction of being the last male finisher. In my defense, I had a small unplanned dismount about 5 miles in that bent the crap out of my derailleur hanger and I was fighting crappy shifting the whole day after that.

    This was a tough course. It doesn't kill you with long climbs like Pisgah, but with a thousand short ones. I don't know the total amount of climbing, but would guess it would be 4-5,000 ft. All in 100 - 200 foot chunks.

    This was a very well run event. The course was marked beautifully and the volunteers were great. Trails were in perfect condition. I barely even had to wash my bike. What else could you want for $60?
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    Nice job Mike. I might have to try this one next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeridesabike View Post
    Results are posted here:

    http://brushymtncyclists.com/wp-cont...10/OVERALL.pdf

    This was a very well run event. The course was marked beautifully and the volunteers were great. Trails were in perfect condition. I barely even had to wash my bike. What else could you want for $60?

    I agree, it was a well done event with perfect trail conditions! Nice job guys!

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    Maybe I am making progress. At ORAMM, I was 6 1/2 hours behind the winner. Only 3 hours behind this time. At that rate, I will be on the podium next year. I need to find a race where only slow people show up.
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    Was fun!

    I had a great time - a bit slower than I wanted to be, but a fun ride in the woods for sure (except for the freeze out on the pavement start - brrr - was about 20 minutes on the trail before I could feel my toes again!).

    I'll definitely be in for next year! I also noted that this was a pretty serious crowd of riders!
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    Cheers to the organizers! We had a group of friends show up, 2 from Boston area (they finished 3 & 4 overall), me and another from Florida ( I was 17th and he was 25th overall) and 2 from Georgia (38 & 74th finishers). Everyone raved about the event. Great trails, well marked course, and a meal afterwards made the even a steal at $65. The only complaint was the cattle corral where we entered the trails, but that's probably hard to avoid with 160 riders starting at the same time. We're planning on being back next year.

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