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    Tandem friendly ultras?

    So my wife and I just picked up a Salsa Powderkeg. We are still getting used to it but are already looking for a challenge that will scare us into training and really be an accomplishment if successful. I've got a casual "racing" background while she is one of those annoying people who gets fit really fast one she puts her mind to it.

    Are there any good 100k or 100 milers that are tandem friendly? As in most gravel, pavement, fireroad and easy singletrack?


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    Of the 100s and 50s I've done, I'd say the Capitol Forest would be the most reasonable tandem course.

    We keep our tandem on roads these days!
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    It's only 50 miles but Monstercross at Pocahontas State park (near Richmond va), would fit the bill. Absolutely nothing technical about it. I'm not sure how much of an "accomplishment" finishing it is (although I DNF'd last year).

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    Why not shoot for the big one... Leadville. There are some fast downhills, but the course isn't very technical. You'd probably get in through the lottery being a tandem and a Male/Female team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TTUB View Post
    Why not shoot for the big one... Leadville. There are some fast downhills, but the course isn't very technical. You'd probably get in through the lottery being a tandem and a Male/Female team.
    Haha why not!


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    Quote Originally Posted by notso View Post
    It's only 50 miles but Monstercross at Pocahontas State park (near Richmond va), would fit the bill. Absolutely nothing technical about it. I'm not sure how much of an "accomplishment" finishing it is (although I DNF'd last year).
    Thanks for the heads up. Didn't even think to look for monstercross.


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    Could anyone comment on Wilmington Whiteface as a tandem event? I signed up for solo but now that I am reading the race reviews, it might actually be doable on a tandem.

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    Not the 100K+ you're looking for, but I've seen people tackle Dakota Five-0 (50 miles) on a tandem.

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    There's also the Croation "buck-50" gravel race. 50, 100, & 150 options. (croation NC).

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