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    Course for Keyesville Classic 8 hour?

    Anyone done this? What's the course like? Elevation gain? Technical?

    Thanks,

    Alex

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    Yeah, I'd like know too.

    Anybody?

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    Yup - I wanna know too
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    Keysville coures

    I am not a racer but I have ridden this course many times. It is not technical at all. There are only a few spots that could give a beginner trouble. The highest and lowest points are only a few hundred feet apart but there is only a small amount of flat trail. There are a lot of short steep climbs and short decents. Th longest sustained climb is about 5 minutes long. I raced in the sport class last year and did laps of about 50 minutes. The guy that won my class did 40 minute laps. I don't know what pace the 8 hour guys did. I was riding my Gemini and I'm sure that 7" of travel was not an advantage. You don't need suspension to run this course. There are many other trails around this area where the 575 would be perfect. I hope this helps and let me know if you have anymore questions.

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    After looking at the post I realize I must have got something mixed up. I could have sworn somebody was asking if they should bring there 575 to race. It must have been posted somwhere else or I am just going crazy.

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    any ideas on SS ratio?
    I own and work at Hub Cyclery, Idyllwild CA

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    Keyesville SS ratio

    Quote Originally Posted by grayvee
    any ideas on SS ratio?
    I rode the course weekend before last for the first time. I had my usual 32/21 (this is with 29" wheels, so equivalent to about 32/19 with 26" wheels). For the 8 hour race I may switch to a 32/22. I'm not particularly strong though.

    -Keith

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