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    aka. vertical jon WhiteCarbonDude's Avatar
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    Any long distance riders out there?

    The Hoodoo 500 is a ways off but when you plan to do a race like this you should plan way in advance. I was thinking about doing this race because of the price, it's almost half as much as the Furnace Creek. I did the Furnace Creek 508 last year and it was a lot of money, not to mention the weather and scenery was... well if you like the desert then I guess you would have liked it.

    Well what do you think? Pay $500 and do the Furnace Creek 508 again or $295 and do the Hoodoo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteCarbonDude View Post
    The Hoodoo 500 is a ways off but when you plan to do a race like this you should plan way in advance. I was thinking about doing this race because of the price, it's almost half as much as the Furnace Creek. I did the Furnace Creek 508 last year and it was a lot of money, not to mention the weather and scenery was... well if you like the desert then I guess you would have liked it.

    Well what do you think? Pay $500 and do the Furnace Creek 508 again or $295 and do the Hoodoo?
    Again with the promoting Planet Ultra while putting down Adventure Corps? Didn't we do this last year, but with a different OP?

    You don't think you'll spend that $200 difference getting to and from Utah? Just sayin'. Go ahead and promote a race, but it's lame to do it at the expense of another one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    Again with the promoting Planet Ultra while putting down Adventure Corps? Didn't we do this last year, but with a different OP?

    You don't think you'll spend that $200 difference getting to and from Utah? Just sayin'. Go ahead and promote a race, but it's lame to do it at the expense of another one.
    Bitter??

    I've never done either but if I had already ridden one I would definitely try the other. Maybe the scenery will be better. It will probably be a wash either way in terms of money.

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    aka. vertical jon WhiteCarbonDude's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    Again with the promoting Planet Ultra while putting down Adventure Corps? Didn't we do this last year, but with a different OP?
    Let's not do that again Also while promoting Planet Ultra and comparing with the Adventure Corps, I'm really promoting both. And I'm not putting down The 508, I like the Adventure Corps. I just wanted an open discussion about the two.

    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    You don't think you'll spend that $200 difference getting to and from Utah? Just sayin'.
    Good point, while I calculated the difference in gas for to/fro and it's only about $60 more in gas money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteCarbonDude View Post
    I just wanted an open discussion about the two.
    why are people suspicious?
    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteCarbonDude View Post
    Good point, while I calculated the difference in gas for to/fro and it's only about $60 more in gas money.
    at $2 a gallon it might be $60 but when it gets back to $4+ it'll be $120 or more

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    Nothing like digging up old bones.

    Then again if PU did to me what they did to her my shovel would be dirty too.

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    Hey WhiteDude, I didnt realize you did the 508. Did you do it solo? If so, you are now another one of my American Idols!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz View Post
    Hey WhiteDude, I didnt realize you did the 508. Did you do it solo? If so, you are now another one of my American Idols!
    Hey Beanz, I did the 508 last year on a 2 person team. It was a blast. If you are thinking about doing an ultra distance race, do it on a team first to experience the route and to work out any crew bugs. I will do it solo this year. So maybe then I can be another one of your American Idols?

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    Cool! Thats a good idea! I'll bet you do it no problem! If I ever decide to do one of those killer rides, I'd go for the glory!

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