They say only a fool makes the same mistake twice. Well, I threw my hat into the ring for the Furnace Creek 508 this year, and it looks like I'll be one of the solo participants.
For those who haven't heard about it, it's a 508 mile race from the suburbs around Los Angeles, through Death Valley, and finishing at TwentyNine Palms. This is the 30 year anniversary, and there will be 80 solos and 40 teams. It's a RAAM qualifier ... not that I intend to do that.
Last time, it was a true adventure in every sense of the word. I have the saddle sores to prove it.
So this weekend, I'm going to do this little climbfest:
The 4 big climbs on that pup are nasty. Decker has sections that are 13+% ... Deer is about 4 miles of 13+% ... Potrero has a nasty section about a mile long that is 18+%.
Oy. Should be fun. I'll post up some pictures if I survive.