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2009 Furnace Creek 508

Old 09-23-09, 09:58 AM
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2009 Furnace Creek 508

There are 10 days to go before my goal event of the year -- The Furnace Creek 508. Training is done now I'm just chillin' until Saturday October 3rd 7am.
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Looks and sounds awesome.

Bet it's very, very tough.
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Good luck! My friend does the running version of that called Badwater. Of course they do it in August in Death Valley :-) They are really sick.
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It's that time of year already?

Jeez, it seems like just yesterday you were doing it last year.

Good luck, I look forward to another awesome report.
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Originally Posted by Mash Master View Post
Good luck! My friend does the running version of that called Badwater. Of course they do it in August in Death Valley :-) They are really sick.
I hope to someday do that event as well. The combination of the two events is called the Death Valley Cup. I believe they run it July actually.
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This race is keeping me awake way more than it should- I wake up at 4:00am either thinking about all the logistics that need to be taken care of before we leave, or visualizing the course. We (2X Team Capybara) are switching stages this year, so visualizing Townes Pass is tough because last time I slept during most of it. I think it goes up a lot. Last year both of us had digestive issues during the second half- we're hoping for a better run this time around. We're in better shape anyway.

Can't wait to get out there! Hope you have a great ride, you solo nutter!
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Originally Posted by twocoasttb View Post
This race is keeping me awake way more than it should- I wake up at 4:00am either thinking about all the logistics that need to be taken care of before we leave, or visualizing the course. We (2X Team Capybara) are switching stages this year, so visualizing Townes Pass is tough because last time I slept during most of it. I think it goes up a lot. Last year both of us had digestive issues during the second half- we're hoping for a better run this time around. We're in better shape anyway.

Can't wait to get out there! Hope you have a great ride, you solo nutter!
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Say "hello" to my pal Vic on Team Skink. He'll be riding as a one-man team as well.

Good luck, and have fun.
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Good luck Viero! Give'em hell.
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My father in law is doing it on a team with another guy.
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With all due respect, you 508 guys are nuttier than squirel turds. I do look forward to the report however, as last years was a really good read.

Good luck!
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Originally Posted by Vireo View Post
There are 10 days to go before my goal event of the year -- The Furnace Creek 508. Training is done now I'm just chillin' until Saturday October 3rd 7am.
Good luck! You (and everyone else who rides the fc508) are my hero. One day I wish to be able to ride such a tough event.
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good luck with it.
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Hope the weather cooperates it has been pretty hot here in So Cal and good luck.. I remember riding Townes Pass in the Death Valley to Mt Whitney race, the wind can get brutal out there..
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Originally Posted by twocoasttb View Post
This race is keeping me awake way more than it should- I wake up at 4:00am either thinking about all the logistics that need to be taken care of before we leave, or visualizing the course. We (2X Team Capybara) are switching stages this year, so visualizing Townes Pass is tough because last time I slept during most of it. I think it goes up a lot. Last year both of us had digestive issues during the second half- we're hoping for a better run this time around. We're in better shape anyway.

Can't wait to get out there! Hope you have a great ride, you solo nutter!
Ahh sleep -- the beauty of fixed relay racing on ultras.

Nutrition-- What did you learn and what will you do differently this time?
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Originally Posted by socalrider View Post
Hope the weather cooperates it has been pretty hot here in So Cal and good luck.. I remember riding Townes Pass in the Death Valley to Mt Whitney race, the wind can get brutal out there..
its been the coolest september that I can recall in at least 5 years. at least coastal. maybe its been hot inland?
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My father in law is doing it on a team with another guy.
Do you know their totem?
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Good luck! You should do well.
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Hi George,

My teammates Greg and Dan are a two-man, fixed team -- Missing Lynx. Wave to them when you go past.
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Good luck, are you riding fixed again this year or a geared bike?

Looking through the rider list, someone I know is racing doing Furance Creek also
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We'll see you out there. We are 4 man team Rhino Beetles.
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Y'all are insane. I'd love to be strong enough to think about participating. Even if I were strong enough, I'm pretty sure I'd never get past the thinking stage...
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Originally Posted by Jaye View Post
With all due respect, you 508 guys are nuttier than squirel turds. I do look forward to the report however, as last years was a really good read.

Good luck!


And yeah Vireo, say hi to Vic for me and have fun!!!
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