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    PMBAR stories?

    The "e-bike in Bent Creek" thread is getting tired.... any good PMBAR stories?

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    Thanks Dicky- Great read!
    Anyone else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by timdvm View Post
    Thanks Dicky- Great read!
    Anyone else?
    Good luck with that.

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    Don't I know it. But I refuse to do the FB thing as a semi-crotchety, semi-old man. Thought I'd put it out there and see if any one bit. Thanks for the write-up- I really did enjoy it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    Cool. Good stuff. Thanks.


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    I saw an ebike cutting through the wilderness territory with an IMBA flag and PMBAR plates yelling "Boost spacing is awesome".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adodero View Post
    I saw an ebike cutting through the wilderness territory with an IMBA flag and PMBAR plates yelling "Boost spacing is awesome".
    Yeah, but have you seen their Strava track?

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    Fun read. BTW, I was this checkpoint volunteer.

    We probably spent 1:45-1:50 going up Pilot, down Laurel, and back on the gravel road to get that check point. The check point volunteer said that we were the first team to come from that direction all day. Meh.
    Sounds like you got your prize. :-D

    FWIW, in the end, probably 3 or 4 groups came down from Pilot to Sassafras. Last group rolled in at about 5:30pm. And damn, I got bored up there at times (when there were long stretches between arriving riders). I'm a little pissed that the solar panel on my "solar" radio was broken, otherwise I'd have had some tunes.

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    Here's my writeup from running a checkpoint. I had originally posted one in the Bikepacking forum, but expanded on it here.

    Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR) 2018 | The GPS Geek

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    Thanks Harold- great read!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harold View Post
    Here's my writeup from running a checkpoint. I had originally posted one in the Bikepacking forum, but expanded on it here.

    Pisgah Mountain Bike Adventure Race (PMBAR) 2018 | The GPS Geek
    And thanks for the pepperoni bites, dude! You know all in, for the 4-checkpointers, Sassafrass was a bad choice. Winning route definitely avoided you, hence getting fewer visitors on the day. BUT that didn't stop my illiterate self (missed 5018 closure for the first few hours of the day) from ending up in a spot where we had to tag Laurel.

    I've done PMBAR 5 times now, 4 finishes. Twice I've finished in daylight, twice at 9:45pm. This year we crossed at 730pm, 4 CPs, 57 miles, 8200 feet. It was just a downright fantastic day in the woods. Weather held off with just the smallest spritzing going across Buckwheat Knob. The course was fantastic this year. Getting to ride Laurel DOWN was shockingly fun and is sadly overshadowed by the admittedly more fun descending Pilot loop, but you guys should out and back Laurel if you are ever feeling like getting on some strange.

    Our route was
    -Prelude Loop - the right way!!! Oh the forlorn faces we passed coming up Thrift. So much dismay and confusion. Eric got a lot of people on that one.....
    -Middle Black to Pressley
    -Upper Black
    -Turkey Pen
    -Vineyard Gap
    CHECKPOINT 1
    -Riverside
    -Bradley Creek (ever since doing it mandatory out and back in 2016, doing this trail one way seems like a breeze)
    -1206
    -Laurel
    CHECKPOINT 2
    -Laurel DH raaaaaaaaaaaaaad
    -1206
    -Pilot Cove vista out and back - my god it's perdy up there - CHECKPOINT 3
    -1206
    -476
    -South Mills River
    -Buckhorn
    -Clawhammer
    -5057
    -Up Avery (doing this for science...the result? Nahhhh just go over Upper Black Left)
    -Buckwheat Knob (favorite trail in Pisgah....seriously.....)
    -Bennett - send the rock drop to CHECKPOINT 4
    -477
    -Clawhammer
    -Maxwell
    -Black middle and lower screamer to finish

    A cool anecdote for me is that I broke my Banshee about 3 weeks ago. I got a warranty frame on the Wednesday before Saturday race day. Yes....so I built a bike from ground up, including building wheels. I put 14 miles on the setup. Then I tossed it into the thunderdome that is PMBAR. She did great. Had shifter cable stretch throughout the day but that was it. I finally got used to the bike by the end of the race and my god it's going to be a fun one.....2018 Banshee Prime.....nom nom nom

    My favorite story on the day is....depleted....climbing Laurel. Me and my bro are just churning along. Smiling. Sun is shining. That trail really is gorgeous. I pop a shot block and at that very moment it was EXACTLY what my body needed. A little hit of sugar. Oh man it was good. I exclaim to my partner, "Dude that shot block was so good I just got a hard on!" Remember - depleted. If you've done PMBAR or all day Pisgah rides, pause here to recall the mental decrepitude that one can encounter out there. (pause). So I look up, boom. 3 hikers. Older folks. Guy looks at me and says "ME TOO!". It was so awkward. And they were the only hikers we saw all day. What timing.

    Anyway....a bit apathetic about next year. Considering a year off. Training for it just dominates the spring months and makes April a bit nerve-wracking. Don't break body or bike. Don't over train. etc.....

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    Diggin the write-ups so far! - including Harold's volunteering gig; "...I like to think it caught a whiff of my BO and ran for the hills". HA!
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    A buddy of mine from Indiana just posted his race recap on Facebook. Here's his:

    https://bentcrank.blogspot.com/2018/...s-brewing.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky View Post
    I love reading your blogs about the race. Nice work!

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