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Old 07-27-14, 12:01 PM   #1
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Your ideal summer season of racing (N. America)

Hey all, been a long time since I was active on here!

I've recently finished my studies at uni and have secured a fixed-term job until next May. (An art graduate with a job?!) I never took the opportunity to travel before uni and have my sights well fixed on next summer.

I've got family in Kelowna and have always fancied travelling in the states. I also have a passion for long distance riding and the current pipe dream is to fly out with two bikes, buy a wee van, live out of said van and travel the country for a season, racing as much as I possibly could in endurance gravel and mountain bike events.

If you had this open schedule, where would you start your journey and which events would you say were unmissable? As I said, my focus is on longer mountain bike and gravel events, but longer stage races which aren't extortionate in cost are also of interest. I'd like to see a bit of everywhere, perhaps starting in the East, heading cross country (gravel territory!) before hitting the West Coast and eventually up to Kelowna.

This is a long term ambition so throwing around so groovy ideas is the aim at this stage (:

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Old 07-31-14, 05:31 PM   #2
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No suggestions? Is my fantasy too jammy to accept?
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Old 07-31-14, 05:40 PM   #3
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Sorry, don't know much about dirt racing, but you might want to check the racer's forum rather than long distance, if you are really interested in racing.

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LOTOJA, Leadville 100, Almanzo Royal 162, Fat Tire 40, Ore to Shore, B2B, Green Mountain Double Century, Horribly Hilly, Dairyland Dare, Dairy Roubaix. And of course a full SR to round out the experience.
But you better start planning soon, most epic events sell out quickly.
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LOTOJA, Leadville 100, Almanzo Royal 162, Fat Tire 40, Ore to Shore, B2B, Green Mountain Double Century, Horribly Hilly, Dairyland Dare, Dairy Roubaix. And of course a full SR to round out the experience.
But you better start planning soon, most epic events sell out quickly.
Man, I had a look at some of those and that's a dirty calender.

It's a total pipe dream at this stage, but this gives me some good viewing fodder. Thanks for the suggestions so far (:
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