Butte 100/50 August 9, 2008- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 17 of 17
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608

    Butte 100/50 August 9, 2008

    Who's in? I'm registered for the 50 mile. Hopefully next year I'll feel confident to do the century.
    ~6mb download of the course
    http://www.tripleringprod.com/TrailSystemModel.pdf

    website with links to registration
    http://www.tripleringprod.com/events.html

    Flier
    http://www.tripleringprod.com/Butte100.pdf

    I saw the jersey at last weekend's Homestake XC race, looks good.

    August 9th, 2008. The second running of the Butte 100 mountain bike
    race, in it's new incarnation, brings over 70 miles of single track
    and jeep trail, covering the Continental Divide trails in the
    immediate area.
    The course starts in Butte by the High Altitude training center, goes
    north on the old rail line for a brief time, then follows trail to
    the forest service road that would take you to the Lady of the
    Rockies. After the difficult climb to this road, you will ride
    through Elk park for approximately 5 miles on the frontage road (a
    place to recover and eat!) before starting the climb up the Nez
    Pierce trail, up over the continental divide and descend to the White
    Tail Resevoir. Jeep trail/4-wheeler trail that constitutes the
    current CD trail will take you south, past Delmoe Lake, and into the
    Pipestone ORV trail area, onto a well known (to us locals) mtn bike
    ride called "the Pig ride", descending down below interstate 90 along
    Homestake pass. Climbing out of there on ORV trail, you'll pass
    under the interstate and climb up Whiskey Gulch, descend into the
    Homestake Lodge area (where we had the mtn bike race this past
    weekend) and head toward the CD trail that takes you over into the
    Beaverponds trail, across hwy 2 at the summit of pass, and start
    another ascent of the CD trail into the Highlands. The trail then
    goes around the highlands, through Fish Creek, then continues on CD
    trail and ends up in Thompson Park, descending the Thompson Park mtn
    bike race course (from years past), crosses hwy 2 and climbs up
    through the archery range through more single track before descending
    to Continental drive, and back to the High ALtitude training center.

    In all, there is over 70 miles of off road or jeep trail or single
    track, as compared to last year when there was 70 miles of road. BIG
    CHANGE! The Continental divide takes riders over 8,000 feet in
    several places, with plenty of long climbs!

    Now you know! For more information, see the web site
    www.tripleringprod. com . The race flyer will be posted to the
    montana cycling site in the next few days.

    Hope to see you there.

    Warren Smith
    Highlands Cycling/RUR

  2. #2
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    603
    If you had to guess, what do you think the winning time will be for the 100-mile course this year?
    Eat Food. Chop Wood. Ride Bike.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by Dave in Driggs
    If you had to guess, what do you think the winning time will be for the 100-mile course this year?
    Yesterday we pre-rode the 50-mile course and it took us almost 7 hours of ride time! Counting rests we were out for about 9 hours. I'm am totally new to this endurance race scene, but I'm expecting 6-7 hours for me to do the 50-mile. I would think the 100-mile winners might be in for 10 hours?? The leg we rode was outstanding, the CD trail sections are terrific.

  4. #4
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2004
    Posts
    603
    Thanks! Any idea how much climbing is in the 100-miler?
    Eat Food. Chop Wood. Ride Bike.

  5. #5
    my road bike is a Harley
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    87
    Hey Ed, I'm in. Wow, 7 hours!!! What was the trail like? Was it all singletrack? I'm going to get spanked.


    Kyle
    Last edited by kellefson; 08-04-2008 at 12:04 PM.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by kellefson
    Hey Ed, I'm in. Wow, 7 hours!!! What was the trail like? Was it all singletrack? I'm going to get spanked.


    Kyle
    The 50-mile leg was great. Lots of Continental Divide trail, and the Homestake/Pipestone section was 15+ miles of awesome smooth single track. Lots of switchbacks, but not too tough. I would guess that it was about 30 miles of single/double track, 15 miles of dirt/forest service road, and 5 miles of paved road. The first climb that is parallel to the freeway was steep and loose and sandy, basically totally sucked. But the first aid station is at the top of it at the Homestake freeway exit. The CD trail takes right off from there. Check that link in my first post for the course. I see your name on the registration! My buddy Andy Toeke is doing the 50 mile, too, and he is super fast endurance biker. He's more of a 100-mile caliber guy, I think I might have to tease him about sandbagging if he wins the 50-mile. He rode with us Sunday.

    Did you figure out your tubeless setup yet? Check this link out http://www.notubes.com/movieinstall.php for how to do it. This is for Stan's but the procedure should be pretty much the same for your bontys. i don't think you'll be doing any drilling, though.

    See you there Kyle. I've been told the 50 mile race starts at 11, so that both 100 and 50 milers will be finishing at roughly the same time.
    Last edited by ewarnerusa; 08-04-2008 at 08:10 PM.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Here is a screenshot from the file I linked to in the first post. This is the whole 100 mile course. The red is the 100 mile course, the blue is the 50 mile course which will be the second half of the 100 mile course. Both loops are ridden clockwise. The start/finish is center-left. Butte is north of the start/finish in the upper left of the map. You can see the Berkely pit for reference.


    Here is a screen shot of the 50 mile leg. The red "blobs" are text labeling where the aid stations will be.
    Last edited by ewarnerusa; 08-04-2008 at 08:16 PM.

  8. #8
    my road bike is a Harley
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    87
    Thanks for the info, Ed. I couldn't get those maps to open up on the website so I'm glad you posted them. I thought it was an out and back. This looks like it goes out through the Homestake course and in through Thompson Park?? Looks cool.

    And BTW, the 50 miler does start at 11:00.

  9. #9

    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    660
    Me and a lot of other Bozeman guys would be going, BUT... The entrance fee is obnoxious.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by kellefson
    Thanks for the info, Ed. I couldn't get those maps to open up on the website so I'm glad you posted them. I thought it was an out and back. This looks like it goes out through the Homestake course and in through Thompson Park?? Looks cool.

    And BTW, the 50 miler does start at 11:00.
    I think the 100 mile leg goes through the Homestake course, but the 50 doesn't. They both go through the Thompson Park course.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Me and a lot of other Bozeman guys would be going, BUT... The entrance fee is obnoxious.
    agreed, the entry fee is very steep. But they are striving to be the next Leadville 100, and the fee for that one is $240. And the cash prizes are quite high for the 100 milers, something like $385 for 1st for both men and women.

  12. #12
    jones'in
    Reputation: venom600's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    917
    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Me and a lot of other Bozeman guys would be going, BUT... The entrance fee is obnoxious.
    Holy shnikees....Cypress comes out of hiding....

    OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming:
    Good luck on the race this weekend!! Looks like parts of the course would be fun for recreational riding too.

    --Ben
    \m/ (>.<) \m/
    For Sale: Revox ISX 10.5x3.5

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by venom600
    Holy shnikees....Cypress comes out of hiding....

    OK, back to your regularly scheduled programming:
    Good luck on the race this weekend!! Looks like parts of the course would be fun for recreational riding too.

    --Ben
    The Homestake to Pipestone and beyond section of the CD trail was freakin' terrific. Don't you Bozemaniacs hit that up alot? I always hear "Pipestone" when Bozeman folks talk about rides.

  14. #14
    jones'in
    Reputation: venom600's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    917
    Quote Originally Posted by ewarnerusa
    The Homestake to Pipestone and beyond section of the CD trail was freakin' terrific. Don't you Bozemaniacs hit that up alot? I always hear "Pipestone" when Bozeman folks talk about rides.
    We do a fair amount of early season riding in Pipestone. I've never ridden that section of the CD trail, since I've always ridden other sections of Pipestone. Worth checking out this spring, though!
    \m/ (>.<) \m/
    For Sale: Revox ISX 10.5x3.5

  15. #15
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by ewarnerusa
    ...The first climb that is parallel to the freeway was steep and loose and sandy, basically totally sucked. But the first aid station is at the top of it at the Homestake freeway exit. The CD trail takes right off from there...
    I was wrong about this, for anyone taking note. Looks like the aid station as at Pipestone, not Homestake.

  16. #16
    Salad Days
    Reputation: jparker164's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Posts
    759
    Quote Originally Posted by ewarnerusa
    The Homestake to Pipestone and beyond section of the CD trail was freakin' terrific. Don't you Bozemaniacs hit that up alot?
    I've ridden it several times. It's pretty good.

    $165 isn't that bad for a 100 mile race that's only 78 miles away. The E100 cost 200 and was 7 hours away.

  17. #17
    mtbr member
    Reputation: ewarnerusa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Posts
    2,608
    Quote Originally Posted by jparker164
    I've ridden it several times. It's pretty good.

    $165 isn't that bad for a 100 mile race that's only 78 miles away. The E100 cost 200 and was 7 hours away.
    Agreed, the entry fee is relative. I typical XC race is $20 for usually less than 20 miles of racing. I can see where 5 times the race justifies at least 5 times the entry fee. There are 9 aid stations to man and stock, whereas most XC races have the start/finish area for the only aid station. There are more volunteers and first aid crews as well. I was balking initially to the entry fee, then I joined a racing team that reimburses race entry fees if I finish and wear a jersey. What is the E100?

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.