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    24 hrs and 35 pounds of pain!!!

    just wanted to share my experience of doing my first 24hr. race solo..... on a pugsley! i had registered for the 24hrs of rocky hill with the intentions of doing it on my 29er SS. but i thought to myself.... iv got the pug, i just dumped some good money into it, why not race it? it'll be fun..... and man was it ever!!!!! im sure i would have had an easier time on my race bike, but i was the hit of the party on the pug! i cant tell you how many times i heard "how heavy is that" "what size are those tires" "what pressure you running". then when people discovered i was running solo for the race, i got looks of "your completely nuts"..... but im used to getting those looks!
    my goal for the event was to get 10-12 laps. after the 2nd lap i started having bad lower back pain! so reluctantly, i lowered my goal to 8 laps. this course has about 700 ft, elevation which isnt too much, but on a 35 lb. bike, it gets tiresome. i rode steady till around 10pm with lengthy breaks in between laps to refuel and hydrate well. i went to sleep around midnight and woke around 5am to get going again. i ended up making my 8 lap goal, and missing a ninth lap by only 3 minutes!! epic race, epic weekend!! BIG PIG!!!!!
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    good work fella, its on my list for next year but in a team :-)

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    nice!
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    Yeah!

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    Nice Work!

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    Good job man. Looks like you're fit enough to handle it.

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    "That bike? Here? For this? You're crazy!"
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    Dude! Love the beard! Nice riding.. f*ck all the negative people!

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    Well done
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    Drew.... you are dead on!! thanx everyone! it was better than i could have thought!

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    Nice racing, ZZ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mopper_smurf View Post
    Dude! Love the beard! Nice riding.. f*ck all the negative people!
    Dude! Welcome to the fat forum, no negatives. We're a happy go lucky bunch, just a little different ;^)

    Oh and Great job OP!!! I wish I could do that.

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    Forgot to mention nice Pugs.

    ..... and welcome to the phat forum

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    Beard of the Day Award!

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    Great stuff.

    Have you done this race previously on a 29er? and if so, how did your final position compare?

    (The reason I ask is because I usually race 24s on a SS 29er and I'm looking at using a fatbike for the next one.)
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    iv been here for awhile, just a lurker! and no this was my 1st 24hr. attempt.

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    That''s the spirit!

    Oh, and I thought I had a beard! Yours is simply awesome... Gimli on a fatbike!

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    Awesome! You are an inspiration. Just picked up my big tire beast yesterday, and am thinking of riding it at Iceman. You may have just persuaded me!

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    If you were a real man, you would have kept the bike stock and not been such a weight weenie.

    J/K. Great job on both the race and the bike- also doing it 1x9 to boot!

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    WELL DONE and WELCOME
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    gfs.... the iceman would be sweet on the pug, just go do it man!!!
    deux...im used to racing SS, so going 1x9 is cheating to me! j/k it used to be set up as SS, but i also use it for bikepacking and the gears really help when its loaded down.

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    There is some local chatter about riding fattys at the Iceman, but I don't know what the turnout will be. The course keeps getting longer (50 km this year), so the elusive sub-2 hour time gets tougher for mere mortals, even without the fat handicap. I'm still tempted though...

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    awesome

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    Nice number

    How's the Enabler handle on the Pugsley? I'm looking at a new Pug fork, and really like Salsa's forks, but don't want an even longer axle to crown.


    I brought my Pug along as a spare bike for this years Salsa24 and ended up riding it for 7 of the 11 laps I did. Non stop comments while on the course, but for the damp roots/rocks/grass that make up the course the Pug was awesome.

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    it handles SSSOOOOO much better with the enabler. plus you have the mount options. i highly recomend it!!

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