Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Dallas Suburb
Bikes: 2008 Ridley Damocles, 2000 Pinarello Galileo, 2007 Brass Knuckle, 87 Fuso Fixie & 90s Powerlite BMX
I'm in. (Excellent!)
I'm a sucker for anything that looks really insane. (In that case, you are in the right place.)
I have a few questions.... (ok, shoot.)
Is there going to be a course map? I'd hate to get lost.
We may not have a course map (too complicated) but we do have a queue sheet you can upload to your Garmin. It will go something like this:
In 65 meters make a u-turn left. In 65 meters make a u-turn left. In 65 meters make a u-turn left. In 65 meters make a u-turn left. In 65 meters make a u-turn left. In 65 meters make a u-turn left. In 65 meters make a u-turn left. etc.
What about an elevation profile?
The elevation profile actually changes depending on whether you are pulling, or changing position in the pace line. Here are two examples, not to actual scale:
1 Lap Pull -> Start _______________________ Finish
Pace line Exchange -> Start ____---__________ Finish
Several factors can affect the above including, but not limited to, the numbers of riders in the pace line, position relative to the pole lane, etc.
How far apart are the rest stops?
Well, that's kind of the kicker... Since we're not allowed to carry water bottles or food on the track (CamelSak is OK) we contacted a local charity and arranged to have bottle and food support on the front and back straight from these fine volunteers.
Will there be SAG support, how about a bus ride and bicycle transportation back to the start?
Sag Support: We'll have a van pacing behind us the whole time. It gets a little harry though because to get a full size 18 passenger van to stick to a 44 degree banked corner... well, they have to keep it steady at 65 mph. Fortunately, they'll keep the van above the Stayers Line.
Bus Ride: The bus will be parked near the warm-up circle and will gladly take you and your bike (via a rack) to the tunnel entrance. Considering traffic, possible mechanical failures and such we estimate the bus ride to be 1.5 days.
See you on May 30th! Remember, t-shirt pre-order
ENDS Tuesday the 19th of May and actual registration ends... sometime... that sounds... threatening!