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Old 12-03-08, 07:33 PM
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Our local promoter almost tackled hosting an Xterra off-road tri one year but backed out. Sure wish he would have; that's still very much on my 'must-do' list.

If you decide to try the Coeur d'Alene Ironman sometime, give me a shout; I'd be happy to play host to an MX 'base camp' for the event.

BTW, I don't think it's possible to go OT on your own thread. It's yours.
is this ironman near you? i might just take you up on it! are you serious? it is sold out for 2009. maybe i can enter for 2010 if i live through the kentucky race in august

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Coeur d'Alene is under 60 miles and just over an hour away. Not in the back yard, since I live outside Spokane; but I consider it that way. Yes, I'm serious. Good BF friends are always welcome at the Minor homestead. Start planning for 2010.

Oh, and bring along some stout wheels for the Mojo; Silver Mountain is only another hour beyond Coeur d'Alene in Kellogg. A day at the lifts after you recover from the Ironman would be in order.
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Originally Posted by dminor View Post
Coeur d'Alene is under 60 miles and just over an hour away. Not in the back yard, since I live outside Spokane; but I consider it that way. Yes, I'm serious. Good BF friends are always welcome at the Minor homestead. Start planning for 2010.

Oh, and bring along some stout wheels for the Mojo; Silver Mountain is only another hour beyond Coeur d'Alene in Kellogg. A day at the lifts after you recover from the Ironman would be in order.


i think i will be lucky if i can function through my activities of daily living (ADLs) for the following couple weeks let alone ride a mtn bike. i might be on bed rest in your home for a week. do you have bed pans?

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MX - Thanks for the update. I am envious. What are the weblinks you wrote about that described hints for the 24 hr races ?
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Originally Posted by hocevbj View Post
MX - Thanks for the update. I am envious. What are the weblinks you wrote about that described hints for the 24 hr races ?
https://2-epic.com/?s=24+solo&x=0&y=0&paged=7

let me know if you have problems with these. i followed much of the advice and think i did pretty good for not really preparing in a riding sense.

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Hi, mx
great job on the race. I am actually heading out to arizona this february for the 24 hours in the old pueblo. I am going to be doing the race as a duo with my friend. Ive done long distance rides (150 mi) on the road before and that only took 13 hours because my dad was there. anyway, its good to see a post about the 24 hour race scene. is there any chance youd do it again?
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Originally Posted by mikesbikester View Post
Hi, mx
great job on the race. I am actually heading out to arizona this february for the 24 hours in the old pueblo. I am going to be doing the race as a duo with my friend. Ive done long distance rides (150 mi) on the road before and that only took 13 hours because my dad was there. anyway, its good to see a post about the 24 hour race scene. is there any chance youd do it again?
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i am doing old pueblo on a 4 man team. i wanted to do solo but it sold out around october 21st. i had no idea. i checked around Halloween to discover i missed it by a week.

i will definitely do more. as you can see from my narrative of race, i had much more potential. i want to take what i learned and do better at the next one.

unfortunately, granny gear productions, who was responsible for a series of these races, cut the venues in half for 2009

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Old 12-09-08, 02:55 PM
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Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
is this ironman near you? i might just take you up on it! are you serious? it is sold out for 2009. maybe i can enter for 2010 if i live through the kentucky race in august

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I did this race in 05 and 07 Registration was open for about a month for 05, a couple of days for 07 and a couple of hours for 08. If you want in now you pretty much need to sign up at the event or online right when it opens.

Also, the swim is brutal I hear that most IM races start the swim in waves - IM CDA starts all 2500 at once like a boxing match in the water.

Thanks for the post - I've never done a 24 solo, but you got me thinking about one. BTW - I would think a 24 solo is harder than an IM - I have done the Cascade Creampuff a couple of times and I would consider it much harder than a IM.
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Originally Posted by sscyco View Post
I did this race in 05 and 07 – Registration was open for about a month for 05, a couple of days for 07 and a couple of hours for 08. If you want in now – you pretty much need to sign up at the event – or online right when it opens.

Also, the swim is brutal – I hear that most IM races start the swim in waves - IM CDA starts all 2500 at once – like a boxing match in the water.

Thanks for the post - I've never done a 24 solo, but you got me thinking about one. BTW - I would think a 24 solo is harder than an IM - I have done the Cascade Creampuff a couple of times and I would consider it much harder than a IM.
...not the way i did it! hahaha

i slept too long in the night. that is why i am looking forward to the next one. i can push my HR maybe another 5 beats, ride for 3 extra hours, and not make a couple vision/clothing errors and i think i will do well. i am setting a goal of 150 miles for the next one. i think this a realistic one.

the AZ IM did the same thing. only thing, i think there was an error at active.com and i am currently exchanging emails with someone at IM but i doubt anything will change. at least i can waste her time. (passive aggressive much?)

the only one left in 2009 is kentucky.

if you go to the winner of the moab 24hrs web page (josh tostado?) i was pretty motivated by him to try one. he is an extreme skier as well, i thought that was cool. check out his lap times....never rested over 24 hours

what does the creampuff entail?


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Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
what does the creampuff entail?
It entails you not being lazy and also figuring out how to use "the Google."
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Old 12-09-08, 08:12 PM
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It entails you not being lazy and also figuring out how to use "the Google."
nope, dork. tight on time. he brought it up

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You can find info here - in a nutshell - 100 miles offroad, 50% single track, and ~ 18,000 ft of climbing.
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Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
thanks

i am doing old pueblo on a 4 man team. i wanted to do solo but it sold out around october 21st. i had no idea. i checked around Halloween to discover i missed it by a week.

i will definitely do more. as you can see from my narrative of race, i had much more potential. i want to take what i learned and do better at the next one.

unfortunately, granny gear productions, who was responsible for a series of these races, cut the venues in half for 2009

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that sounds good. we can see who can pull a faster lap. whats your team name?
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actually have this on my garmin 305. i have not down loaded info yet. but it should be only "moving" info. it auto pauses when stopped.mx,

How long did you keep your Garmin going during the race and if the answer is the entire time, what method did you use to keep the battery charged. I have used the cell phone "emergency" boosters with varried results during full day rides and hikes.

And also great ride and thanks for the report.
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Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
nope, dork. tight on time. he brought it up
So rather than spending a few seconds typing "Cascade Creampuff" into Google (because you are "tight on time") you spent those few seconds typing "what does the creampuff entail?" in your post.

And then replied to my informative post 32 minutes later.

Yeah, you were really "tight on time" lazy boy...
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Originally Posted by mikesbikester View Post
that sounds good. we can see who can pull a faster lap. whats your team name?
i think the name is:

Manic Monkey Riders

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Originally Posted by Flynko View Post
actually have this on my garmin 305. i have not down loaded info yet. but it should be only "moving" info. it auto pauses when stopped.mx,

How long did you keep your Garmin going during the race and if the answer is the entire time, what method did you use to keep the battery charged. I have used the cell phone "emergency" boosters with varried results during full day rides and hikes.

And also great ride and thanks for the report.
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i used the energizer extender too. isn't the issue whether you use rechargeables vs regular?

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Originally Posted by 87octane View Post
So rather than spending a few seconds typing "Cascade Creampuff" into Google (because you are "tight on time") you spent those few seconds typing "what does the creampuff entail?" in your post.

And then replied to my informative post 32 minutes later.

Yeah, you were really "tight on time" lazy boy...
okay

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Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
i used the energizer extender too. isn't the issue whether you use rechargeables vs regular?

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I have never drained my rechargeable energizer (I also have never had the legs or anything else for that matter for a 24 hour race) but when it is wet or cold it is almost like the garmin is not getting enough juice to run. As soon as I warm it up it kicks back in. I was just wondering if you had a different system.

Thanks for taking the time.
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And I allmost forgot:

87octane, your posts serve no purpose but to make you feel important. Welcome to my ignore list.
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sorry im very late...but your pictures were great!

Gotta love that smile on your face! You must've really enjoyed it.

Plus, you looked pretty fresh throughout (looking at your pics).

Great job!
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Originally Posted by S.D.XC View Post
sorry im very late...but your pictures were great!

Gotta love that smile on your face! You must've really enjoyed it.

Plus, you looked pretty fresh throughout (looking at your pics).

Great job!
thanks a bunch, in a sick way i did enjoy. i feel like my strategy was top notch for my first attempt. it was difficult to hold back early on and keep my HR low...but i think that was what allowed a decent first try

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Originally Posted by mx_599 View Post
i think the name is:

Manic Monkey Riders

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cool, My team is dang 'ol racin. i'll keep an eye out for your bike.
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SWEET bike, what brand is that? Not sure if I'm familiar with that.

EDIT: N/m just looked it up. Pretty awesome. 20lbs full suspension! badass man.
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