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    2017 Paris Ancaster registration is open - April 30, 2017

    Funny, didn't get an email this year.

    Registration for the P2A on Sunday April 30, 2017 is now officially open. Remember that both the P2A40 and P2A70 sold out for 2016. Get your registration in early. It helps us in our planning and it will even save you some $$$.

    Early bird registration ends Jan 2nd. $5 off 40k and $10 off $70k.

    Paris to Ancaster Bike Race

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    Who's in, this time around?

    All this warm weather's got me daydreaming.

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    Kiiinda considering entering the 40km for my first time this year. I'm not a racer by any stretch, have only been in a fatty race and the last two Summer Solstices for fun, these temptations only occur when I drink beer...


    Reading their site I see parking is limited (I likely won't have the option to carpool), and there's shuttle buses involved.


    Question for the experienced folk - can I assume the shuttles and parking go somewhat smoothly? It's not a huge pain in the ass or anything is it?

    Also, I'll likely be on a duel suspension 26 er - how badly is that going to suck?!

    thx..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg_o View Post
    Reading their site I see parking is limited (I likely won't have the option to carpool), and there's shuttle buses involved.


    Question for the experienced folk - can I assume the shuttles and parking go somewhat smoothly? It's not a huge pain in the ass or anything is it?

    Also, I'll likely be on a duel suspension 26 er - how badly is that going to suck?!

    thx..
    Shuttles go smoothly. You might want to pay the extra for the bus in the AM. Easier to deal with at the end. I'm cheap and always end up parking at the start and grabbing the shuttle after.

    It's a race/ride that cross bikes do well on. But a dually will get you to the end just fine. You probably won't win on it

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    Thanks I appreciate it.

    Quote Originally Posted by rbs View Post
    But a dually will get you to the end just fine. You probably won't win on it
    I wouldn't win if I was on a motor bike lol
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    Tempted to drive out and try the Martins Rd climb to get a feel for it. Is it fairly easy to spot off of Mineral Springs Rd for a guy not familiar with the area?
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    Easiest to park at the top at the Ancaster Community Centre on Jerseyville Rd.. Then ride down and back up.
    43.218857, -80.009509

    There is no spot to park at Mineral Springs.

    Or you can park at the Dundas Valley Centre and ride a short way on the Rail Trail - but they charge for parking.
    43.218857, -80.009509

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    In my opinion, you are better off working on hammering hard for 40 k and of course doing some hills. Martin Rd, for any normal person at the end of 40 or 70 K of hard riding is simply impossible. You will run or more likely walk it.
    I always find that it's the riding hard for the length of time that does me in - the last bit I'm cramping so bad that any hill is a killer. Got to get those leg muscles conditioned to the extreme effort.

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    Appreciate that Slash5.

    Will for sure be doing lots of long distance stuff with hills. I had heard the last hill was bad but didn't realize that so many people run / walk it. (I know there's a lot of spectators towards the end and didn't want to be the one guy struggling to get up it lol)
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    https://www.strava.com/segments/3837901

    I'm not 100% sure but I don't think I've ever managed to ride to the top even on a training ride. But I'm old and slow.

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    Weather looks $#!t-tacular tomorrow. Good luck all.
    ..now just tinker with our bikes and feed the cats. - oldbear52

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    Well that was fun, sorta. Wind was brutal in some spots. Glad I stuck to the 40km. I found the first 30 to 33 ish km's to be pretty tame, but the last few hills (before the real hill) wiped me out.
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    The wind was brutal today but at least the rain (and thunderstorms) held off... That would have made things ugly.

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    The newspaper said that the Powerline mudslide had been bulldozed into a service road by Hydro. What was it like?

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    It was still just as muddy but it was wider and the overgrowth was completely gone. It was a bit easier but not much. It was mostly rideable yesterday on a cross bike.

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    [QUOTE=kazomado;13147863 It was mostly rideable [/QUOTE]

    Agreed - I'm a newb to mud but only walked a small part of it.
    ..now just tinker with our bikes and feed the cats. - oldbear52

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