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Old 01-01-18, 01:01 PM   #51
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I think I would have chronic fatigue syndrome if I tried doing 8.
Next time U see "Randi Nerde," ask him about the year he did all 7 US 1200's plus the Granite Anvil.
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It's possible Randi suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome. He hasn't been the same since he did those rides, lots of DNF's. I know he blames something else.
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I was talking to our RBA yesterday- he said the easiest US one he's done was Cracker Swamp- evidently, his group rode fast and got lots of sleep each night. Also, apparently, they are planning to offer it every 4 years, so it won't be on this year.
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I was thinking the Coulee Challenge registration was today, but it was yesterday. 35 person wait list now. Not sure I want to spend that much on a 1200k anyway, and it would be quite an adventure from here. Maybe they'll do it again and there will not be such heavy demand
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It's possible Randi suffers from chronic fatigue syndrome. He hasn't been the same since he did those rides, lots of DNF's. I know he blames something else.
Lyme Disease.

But that was not the point of my original reference. "Randi" told me that he found that, when he did the 7 US plus Granite Anvil, he did not have time to recover between events PLUS in addition to fatigue, he did not have time to train between the events and was actually losing fitness. At least that is what he indicated at the time / a year later.

RUSA #64, on the other hand, never seems to show fatigue, although when the events have had less than two or three weeks between, he has, on occasion, indicated he was tired during the second event.
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I was thinking the Coulee Challenge registration was today, but it was yesterday. 35 person wait list now. Not sure I want to spend that much on a 1200k anyway, and it would be quite an adventure from here. Maybe they'll do it again and there will not be such heavy demand
The demand is unlikely to decrease in our rando lifetimes.
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well, next time I'll get the date correct and arrange my finances ahead of time.
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well, next time I'll get the date correct and arrange my finances ahead of time.
Mac and Cheese registration is 1/31. You can still get in on that one.
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Mac and Cheese registration is 1/31. You can still get in on that one.
And those are the names of Unter's dogs, so he absolutely MUST do it.
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