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    Wilderness 101 info?

    Heading down to PA next weekend from the True North Strong and Free (8+hrs of driving from Ottawa, ON) to do my first race in the NUE series, my first 100 miler race - looking forward to it.

    Been trying to find as much info as possible on it. I've read the stuff on the 101 website, read some race reports from the past couple of years (does the course change much from year to year?)

    Just wondering if any locals could help out? Wondering about the course, single track info, tire recommendations, gearing, etc. - all and any info would be great.

    I'm riding 29'er single speed - and thinking of the following:

    - Kenda Karma's (front and rear) - tubeless
    - possibly rigid, but have suspension if need be
    - 32: 19 gearing

    Much appreciated and cheers!

    C.

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    anyone?

    cheers.

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    i've done it three times. course does not change much from year to year, except for last year due to gas line work.
    about 70% is fire road with most of your climbing on those fire roads. the last time I did it I ran semi-slicks which hooked up fine in the single-track. single-track is anywhere from technical rock gardens to loose baby head rollers on steep drop off the side of the mountain stuff to fast smooth flowing sweetness.

    the first aide station is pretty much a ride through because it's all road riding up to there.

    as i've just gotten into SSing and I run 650b front/26 rear, i'm not sure i'm one to giving advice on gearing for a 29er. i run a 32/18 and would use it on the 101.... if that helps.

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    - thanks Zzero - much appreciated.

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    There are maps here:
    http://www.nittanymba.org/component/...,23/Itemid,48/

    As far as I know the course is identical to the 2006 version so grab that big one with contours.

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    will do Jeef - thanks & much appreciated! Cheers.

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