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    Good SS races on the East Coast??

    I'm new to SS, but have been loving it. Was looking for some good races to cut my teeth on next year in the SS category. I don't want to go 6 hours or more at this point yet, but maybe something in the 3-4 hr/30-40 or so mile range. Any suggestions? if it helps I'm in North Carolina so anything really Pennsylvania and South is doable.

    Once I get over that hurdle then I may start looking into the 50 milers (stoopid 50/Rivers Edge). Any ones out there that are your favorites for SS?

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    Single speed-a-palooza in new york
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickcarll
    Single speed-a-palooza in new york
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    It's around 24 miles, all Single Speeds. Do that in April and come back for the Dark Horse 40 in August.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickcarll
    Single speed-a-palooza in new york
    +2. I don't SS, but Stewart is awesome, and I have ridden the DH40. The guys that put it on do nice work. The SS-a-palooza is singlespeeds only - there is no geared category.
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    Michaux Endurance series there's a article about Michaux in the new dirt rag
    that race is just awesome with technical sections and great fun well worth the trip

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    Around here, we get the best turn out in the SS classes in the earlier races, rivaling the biggest fields. By the end of the season it really peters out.
    See if your local race series has a website and check the results. They might even have a forum of their own.

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    I did the SS category at Tsali last year. My one and only mtb race to date. The trails aren't the most technical, and not huge elevation change, but a good time. Very SS friendly if you gear appropriately (tall!).

    All of the Gone Riding promoted races have SS categories. I've been asking around and mtb folks around here (Asheville) can't really come up with a race in NC that's not worth doing.

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    These sound good - thanks for the ideas. Looks like one of the series in our region has a singlespeed category so I may just go ahead and jump in that. I was thinking about maybe doing the endurance races on the SS too, even though I'm not ready for it. Problem is I think the hills will start to take their toll on me towards the end of 6 hours, but I've got 4 months to get ready.

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    Might be close enough for you. Race of the Dead in New Orleans is a SS only night race on Halloween.

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