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    Whiskey course conditions

    Thought I would let the community know how the course is looking so far.

    Rode the 25 last weekend and the 15 on Friday. Everything is perfect! The creeks are still running so you will get your toes wet. They seem to slowing quickly, so if we don't have much weather before the race, it will likely be dry.

    If you are doing the 25 or 50, there is a re-route. Right after the gate from Camp Pearlstein, there is old FR 51. It is not signed but you can't miss it. You literally ride right up it. So follow this until you find 327. I am guessing that it is about a mile. Turn left on 327 and it will dump you out at the single track you thought you were riding towards in the beginning (the start of the single track from Pearlstein). This new section is supposed to alleviate the bottle neck by adding the double track for people to pass

    Dirt is still tacky due to moisture, but with these temps (and 'effin wind), it is drying out PDQ. The beginning of 48 is the only place that there was a patch of snow. And at that weird rock drop on the same trail. The water bars are getting bigger, as one might expect, going up 48. 260 is dangerous as ever. I know that a lot of riders love it, i just hate the sound of large chunks of granite bouncing of of the titanium

    The descent from Sierra Prieta is in good shape except for the first part of the descent. The corner is getting horribly washed out so try to stay on the inside. It is really 'effed up from erosion. The remainder of the descent is fine all the way up to everyone's favorite, CRAMP HILL! Cramp hill is actually in good shape because NOBODY RIDES IT!

    After you top out and head down the switchbacks, prepare to get wet. The rocky creek crossing is really flowing, so if you go down you will get soaked. Creekside is really nice and tacky right now, so you can really haul ass. This time of year it is in heavy use. If you have a bell, please, use it here

    Stroll into town and have a cold one!

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    Just saw the re-route on the Whiskey website. Hope it helps a bit, those of us in the back half of the 50 pack will take anything to cut down the standing around

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    So how much additional milage will this add? Im thinking 1 to 2 miles. That would put the 25proof close to 30 miles right?

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    Whiskey course conditions

    Looks like your CR is safe, Dan!!


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    Its a whole different deal this year. Suspension and gears!

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    I am thinking about a pre-ride on April 21st.

    So in your opinion - should I bring 26er FS or 29er HT?

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    I am thinking about a pre-ride on April 21st.

    So in your opinion - should I bring 26er FS or 29er HT?
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    Quote Originally Posted by metalaficionado View Post
    I am thinking about a pre-ride on April 21st.

    So in your opinion - should I bring 26er FS or 29er HT?
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    The re-route adds 1.6 miles and the first portion uphill kinda six but once you get on 327 it is a fun little twisty downhill section.

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    So do they need to rename the 25 proof to 30 proof officially now?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoePAz View Post
    So do they need to rename the 25 proof to 30 proof officially now?
    And the 50 may actually "be" that now!
    Wait whuuut, who did he tell you that!?!?....

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    Beersnob, do you have a GPS file with the re-route that you could share?
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    ok, I found a course that was almost perfect, edited it a bit to match better (they rode the original way then added 327, so I edited out the bit that shouldn't be there.)

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    Thanks Randy. Even though I am only in it for 25 since most of course is shared it is pretty easy use that for my ride too. I would estimate the re-route is adding 1.6 miles.
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    Glad you found something Randy. I was just going by the new Strava segment.

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    I rode the "25" course today from Goodwin St. Pharmacy/Park Plaza Deli and got 30 miles exactly and 4000+ feet of climbing on my GPS. The conditions went from muddy and wet to bone dry and loose in about a week I think.

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    New re-direct, I show it adds about 1.4 net additional miles. It adds roughly 1.62 miles added and we lose a bit over 0.2 miles taking out the older direct route.

    I rode the 50 2 days ago and the course was in great shape, the only water I saw where the water crossings. The descent down what may be trail 260 I'm not sure, it was super littered with big loose rocks. It seemed to be much tricker than last year to me.

    Stats as recorded from my Garmin 500

    49.2 miles, 6,285' elevation

    I'm most definitely not in the shape I was last year at this time, but just happy to be out on the trail!
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