Thanks to the 9 folks who came out today and braved the elements. It rained just before we hit the trails so we delayed about 45 minutes. It made for wet and soft roads/trails which sapped everyone’s energy. Despite the weather it seemed like everyone had fun and enjoyed seeing the new routes.
Michele Basal, coming off of her success at Ore To Shore, decided to go for the mid length route solo and killed it in 5:27.
Topher Chase out-sprinted Brian Geshel to the line for a photo finish of the short route in 3:01.
Full results are posted on the Roster page. Good luck to Luke getting his fork warrantied after a freak “JRA” occurrence!
Because it has been asked a couple times, please check the blog for location of the start on Triple A. We are NOT starting at the bridge like last year.
NOTICE: We’ve had a small change to the GPX files for Short and Mid length routes and have updated the links on the GPX page with the new files (we will have updated cues printed for tomorrow as well). One of the trails we were hoping to use about 10 miles into the ride has become overgrown in the last month to the point of literally not being able to see it. If you cannot update your file before tomorrow don’t worry as we’ve marked it with tape and will talk through everyone tomorrow morning on the change. Ultimately the new route is better as it’s easier to follow and very flowy.
We have the chance of a little rain tomorrow depending on who you ask. It has changed from early morning to midday in the past 24 hours and we’ve got our fingers crossed for nothing but sun. We will be out there to administer a ride regardless of weather and will ride out with the group. We hope you feel the same about such adventures. HTFU right?
We have 13 riders confirmed (roster is updated) and hope we see some fence sitters tomorrow.
According to the USGS, the Yellow Dog River where we will cross it is running lower (but colder) than last year. I’m also hopeful that means the mud holes through Mosquito Gulch are a bit more tame than last year too. Or not.
If that doesn’t turn a few “Maybes” into “Yeses” perhaps beer at the finish will? Roster has been updated here. Quite a few Veterans with a couple Rookies to make it interesting. Not sure which route a couple folks on FB are going for but we can nail it down Sunday. Tell your friends and bring some company. Safety and FUN in numbers!
Yellow Dog Panorama
We’re happy to see some more riders joining up for his weekend.
To answer a few common questions –
– Start/finish on Triple A, 9.5 miles from 550 intersection, which is a 35 minute drive from Tourist park
– 124 mile route will leave at 8am (nobody has officially committed to that one yet), we expect a ride time of 7-12 hours, avg 10 hrs.
– 57 mile route will leave at 10am, expect a ride time of 3.5-6 hours, avg 5 hrs.
– 33 mile route will leave at 10am, expect a ride time of 2-4 hours, avg 3 hrs.
Chunky gravel on Wolf Lake Rd
7 days until we head out into the wilderness again. Are you ready? Are you “In”?
We’ve updated the GPX page with cues for each route.
We’ve updated the Roster with confirmed riders (have more emails without final confirmation).
We’ve had a handful of folks sign up which means everyone else is either sitting on their hands or doing something even cooler (what could be cooler than the Crusher?). If you’re “In” let us know this week, the sooner the better. If you’re “Out” let us know what we can change next year to better interest you.