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Old 11-29-17, 10:33 AM   #1
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Steens-Mazama 1000 self-supported race

Howdy folks,

Are any of you familiar with the Steens-Mazama 1000 (www.steensmazama1000.com/)?

I've put an inquiry in to participating in the 2018 race, and would love to hear from folks that have ridden or raced the route, or have participated in similar ultra-distance events. This race sounds pretty epic: 1000 miles of self-supported, mixed-terrain riding around the highest paved- and non-paved roads in Oregon. If I can manage to get a few days off from classes, then I might use this race as a way to get my feet wet in the world of long-distance riding.

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Old 01-01-18, 11:26 AM   #2
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I'm not familiar with the race, but having lived in Oregon for 15 years, I know the terrain will be incredibly scenic and desolate. Good luck!

However, I'm not sure how they get to 1000 miles from Steens to Crater Lake, as the real distance is something like 300 miles. Maybe some loops in the course? Otherwise, a detour through Pendleton, then Astoria, and down the coast before heading inland again could stretch it to 1000 without leaving Oregon.

Edit: N/M, I see how they did it. It starts and ends in Portland with Bend, the Steens, Crater Lake, Eugene, etc... as part of the loop. Still very, very rugged. Looks like a lot of fun.

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