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    Furnace Creek 508 going on this weekend

    508 miles 48 hours. I would love to do this one day, even if was only as a 4 man relay team.
    http://www.the508.com/2010web/index.html
    Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable.
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    BF member Vireo is there but I'm not sure who else. Last year at least 6 BF members did the ride solo, including 50+ member Biker395. Last year they had the worst winds in the history of the event, and Biker395 wrote an incredible story about it. I hope this year is better for the riders.

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    I read about the winds last year. It kind of scars me about my ride at the end of the month. I'll try to look up Biker395's report.
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    I see Vireo finished in around 40 hours, close to last year's time. My clubmate David Jones, who I think is 63, also finished in a similar time. Of course, he has also finished RAAM twice since he turned 60.
    Didn't see a lot of other BF members like last year, I'll check the final results later.
    This year it was the heat instead of the wind that was a problem.

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    Here is my friend Jim, racing in the classic division. Clips and straps are required.


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    Here is Vireo. He's a youngster @ 45.


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    Senior Member seemunkee's Avatar
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    Thanks for the pictures and congrats to your friends.
    If I make it through this double century I'll think about working up to the 508
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    Is this going to be your first double? I've never done one but if you listen to Rick@OCRR they are no big deal. He would tell you that you can make it if you just stay within yourself, I think.
    Hoping you have a great ride!

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