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    Skool of Hard Nox 50/ Mississippi's 2nd Annual 50 Mile Mountain Bike Race

    Hey Y'all...
    Mark your 2011 calendars for Sept 4th for the......
    Skool of Hard Nox 50/ Mississippi's 2nd Annual 50 Mile Mountain Bike Race

    Go to the Nox's FB page for all the latest info..
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    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148395558546330

    The SOHN 50 website contains info from 2010 race and will soon be updated for 2011.
    http://www.theskoolofhardnox50.com/drupal/
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    Iíll be there again next year, fun race and a great course. Hopefully we wonít have to form a search party this year for directionally challenged racers

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    Yea, hopefully that won't happen again. Still can't believe that rider got turned around just the other side of the bridge from where I was stationed.

    And now we know not to depend on the US Forestry Service for radios.
    The battery in my radio went dead before I had a chance to use it.
    Then me being in such a low and remote location, I had ZERO cell service.
    But got lots of great images of y'all flying through the low land!
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    In the race promoter's defense, she could get lost in a t-shirt.
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    off road triathlon

    Thanks to the MSU Triathlon Club http://www.msutc.com/
    There will be an off road triathlon on Saturday before the Hard Nox .

    I've created an even page for the Off Road Tri on the Nox's FB page.
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?ei...4368136&ref=mf


    Registration special deal for anyone crazy enough to do both events.
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    I'm about 90% sure I'll come down and do the event. I would need to turn one lap on it Saturday afternoon. Will that be possible with the off-road triathlon going on?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MicBay73
    I'm about 90% sure I'll come down and do the event. I would need to turn one lap on it Saturday afternoon. Will that be possible with the off-road triathlon going on?
    Good question.. I'll pass it on to the higher ups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dex
    Good question.. I'll pass it on to the higher ups.


    Lady Nox wrote....
    The tri should be over well before noon. Majority of the trail system will be open for riding all day on Saturday. The part where the tri will ride/run will be closest to the lake and around the lake and that will have to remain closed until that event is over. My estimate is that the tri bike will go to Blue B and then loop back to the lake. Could be to Blue C if they start and end at the spillway parking area. If they go around the lake on bike then even shorter on The Nox Trail.

    SO tell the guy yes, the course will be open for preride on Saturday afternoon. And he can ride parts earlier by driving to the South trailhead.
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    The SOHN 50 FaceBook Page [url]http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148395558546330[/url
    and the SOHN 50.com http://www.theskoolofhardnox50.com
    have been up dated for the 2011 race!

    A SS Category has been added.
    Fee changes: $45 before 8/28. Then $50 until on line registration closes at 11pm 9/2. Onsite registration will be available for $55 on the afternoon of 9/3 and before the race on 9/4.
    Mr Joseph Dabbs has been made an administrator to help keep the page up to date.
    Last edited by Dex; 06-06-2011 at 04:27 AM.
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    FYI on your website:

    There is a bad link to USA Cycling on the home page and no mention of where in Mississippi this race will be held.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 650bee View Post
    FYI on your website:

    There is a bad link to USA Cycling on the home page and no mention of where in Mississippi this race will be held.
    Thanks for that info about the link.
    I'll pass it on to the "higher ups" and they guy responsible for the webpage
    The location of the race is on the flier (too small to read), so it wouldn't be a bad idea for it to be on the site as well.

    The Skool Of Hard Nox and The Nox's FaceBook page have all the info needed.
    http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148395558546330

    Recreation.gov's map of the location of the Tombigbee National Forest AKA "The Nox"
    http://www.recreation.gov/camping/ma...tractCode=NRSO

    USA Cycling online registration for the SOHN 50
    https://www.usacycling.org/myusac/in...1298&year=2011
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    Hey Y'all...
    You've got less than a month 9/4 (Labor Day Weekend) to be prepared for the
    Skool of Hard Nox 50/ Mississippi's 2nd Annual 50 Mile Mountain Bike Race AKA SOHN 50

    Go to the Nox's FB page for all the latest info..
    You DO NOT have to a FB member to access the information.
    Skool of Hard Nox 50/ Mississippi's 2nd annual 50 mile mountain bike race | Facebook

    The SOHN 50 website also contains info for the 2011 race.
    The skool of hard nox 50 | The skool of Hard Nox 50
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    What are the trails like down there?

    Any elevation profiles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatman View Post
    What are the trails like down there?

    Any elevation profiles?
    The trails are fast and free flowing, about the only thing to slow you down is the steep climbs and switchbacks.

    We don't have any "elevation profiles" of the entire 30 miles, but maps of the SOHN race loops have profiles and then also have 3D maps of the 2 loops

    Loop 1


    3D loop 1


    Loop 2


    3D loop 2


    Several other maps in the "maps and detailed images" folder on the FB page
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    Sweet! That looks flat.....

    I was mainly asking because if I do it, I will be on my SS. Trying to figure out gearing for places I have never been is not easy.

    Anyone know how the area rides compared to something like Pisgah or Dupont area?

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    Harder than it looks!

    Quote Originally Posted by gatman View Post
    Sweet! That looks flat.....
    It's not flat!

    There are no long climbs. There are LOTS of 2-5 minute power climbs, and a few steep 30-second grunt climbs.

    It is very do-able on a SS, but I'd run something fairly low, like a 32x19 or 20. It is totally unlike Pisgah/Dupont, in my opinion. It's good, tight singletrack, but of a very different nature. Lots of riding in and out of tight hollows and depressions, not much ridge-riding and virtually no gravel-grinding.

    I can't attach my Garmin files but will send them if you message me... I had about 2400' on each lap; 2433' on lap 1, and 2494' on lap 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobham View Post
    It's not flat!

    There are no long climbs. There are LOTS of 2-5 minute power climbs, and a few steep 30-second grunt climbs.

    It is very do-able on a SS, but I'd run something fairly low, like a 32x19 or 20. It is totally unlike Pisgah/Dupont, in my opinion. It's good, tight singletrack, but of a very different nature. Lots of riding in and out of tight hollows and depressions, not much ridge-riding and virtually no gravel-grinding.

    I can't attach my Garmin files but will send them if you message me... I had about 2400' on each lap; 2433' on lap 1, and 2494' on lap 2.


    Jacob, thanks for providing that information here and on the FB page

    Would it be ok to post the links from your Garmin?

    Lap 1
    School of Hard Nox Lap 1 by jacobtubbs at Garmin Connect - Details

    Lap 2
    School of Hard Nox Lap 2 by jacobtubbs at Garmin Connect - Details
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    Sure Dex. I would've posted it myself but MTBR wouldn't let me.

    See you in September!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobham View Post
    It's not flat!

    There are no long climbs. There are LOTS of 2-5 minute power climbs, and a few steep 30-second grunt climbs.

    It is very do-able on a SS, but I'd run something fairly low, like a 32x19 or 20. It is totally unlike Pisgah/Dupont, in my opinion. It's good, tight singletrack, but of a very different nature. Lots of riding in and out of tight hollows and depressions, not much ridge-riding and virtually no gravel-grinding.
    I was kidding.

    Not sure what you mean by low, but I think you mean easy and I am not sure I would consider either of those easy. I have ran 32x22 at Pisgah and overall it was not too bad. I have been running 34x20 lately as a standard.

    I did run 34x22 for the Mohican 100k and was fairly happy with it.

    Also, is there water or anything at the check points?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gatman View Post
    Also, is there water or anything at the check points?
    Yes, there will be 3 to 4 check points all with bottled water.
    The main check point (south trailhead parking lot) will have the items that each rider wishes to be at that check point.
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    Again, I'm not a SS guy now, but when I was, I rode a 32x18, which I'd think would be too tall for Nox. 32x22 or 34x20 sound about right. It would actually be a pretty good SS course since there is so little flat, but none of the climbs are so long that you couldn't muscle over them.

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    For what its worth: I usually run a 32/17 on a 29er, I ran a 32/20 in Pisgah and liked it, and plan on using a 32/17 at Nox and everywhere else I ride this year because I don't want to change it. It is tall but I would rather jog a couple hills than be spun out on the flats.

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    John, trust your instincts, but my 2 cents is that you run a very low risk of being spun out on flats at any point on the course. There is just almost nothing flat, and some of the little climbs are nasty (kind of like Wetumpka). There is very little fire road, and what little there is usually has a bit of a grade. The ups and downs are so short that you can probably power over them, but it's not nearly as open or flowing as stuff you'd see in Pisgah / N. Georgia, so you have a hard time carrying speed into the climbs.

    Again, you know what works for you, I would think you might want to carry an 18 or 19 with you in case you change your mind after a pre-ride. I blew up so badly last year I walked quite a few climbs on a 1x9.

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    SOHN Racers input needed!
    Gravel road or new single track?
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    How much road are we talking about? How new / how ridden in is the new singletrack?

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    I vote singletrack, show off what you guys have built out there!

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    I vote singletrack and S.S. I'm rolling 34x17 26er but unlike john I will have a 18 on hand just in case Jacob is a prophet of the singletrack gear ratio heavens.
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    Singletrack, this ain't no roadrace....

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobham View Post
    How much road are we talking about? How new / how ridden in is the new singletrack?
    Walker Wood Road is 1.8 miles.
    The Splashing Dog Trail runs parallel with WW Rd.
    About an 1/8 of a mile will still be on WW Rd, so I figure the SD Trail might be around the same distance with the switchbacks.
    1/2 of the SD Trail is several months old, while the newest section of SD, is only a few weeks old.

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