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    Quote Originally Posted by AFROTHUND3R View Post
    Yeah I definitely need prevention. So I was already on the market for a fs even before my Georgetown loop but that solidified it after the beating I took on my 1x9 hard tail. So I got a used niner jet 9 I can't WAIT to take back to lake Georgetown.

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    Nice bike but I think that 'punishing' will still the be adjective of choice for LGT. There isn't enough suspension out there to compensate for the beating those rocks dish out.
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    Looking to do a lap early tomorrow morning, never been...anyone want to join?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Desert Nomad View Post
    Tips for three laps that got me through it and MAY help you as well:
    Stay well away from threshold heart rate.
    Great tip. For me @ 41 I always intended to stay about 170-179bpm.

    My avg bpm after any ride is about 158.. no less.

    My calories I burn by wahoo is about 1700 cal in 12 mile ride with elevations of 800+ ft.

    My guess is i'll be screwed on one lap at GT ... that is that I can't keep away from my max.

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    So far, there are only 16 entrants. While I know this trail is not for everyone, I expected a few more people to sign up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    So far, there are only 16 entrants. While I know this trail is not for everyone, I expected a few more people to sign up.

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    Link plz to registration

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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    So far, there are only 16 entrants. While I know this trail is not for everyone, I expected a few more people to sign up.

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    If it helps, I would be happy to sign up for this insanity, with no intention of showing up?

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    I'm now registered for 2 laps. I do the LGT loop a few times a year, but this will be my first attempt at 2 laps.

    This will be good motivation for a long ride or 2 on Labor Day weekend.
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    I'll sign up for 1-2 laps, not sure which yet.

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    This sounds like the least fun I could have on a bike. That being said, my hat is off to those pushing themselves. Keep on keepin' on!

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    There is truly something to be said for pushing yourself to your limits and coming out the other side. Two or three laps of Lake Georgetown at a 4.5 hour average per lap should definitely do that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree magnet View Post
    There is truly something to be said for pushing yourself to your limits and coming out the other side. Two or three laps of Lake Georgetown at a 4.5 hour average per lap should definitely do that.
    Yeah, it'll be an interesting change. I generally go out and ride hard for a lap, which I used to be able to do in 3:15ish (when I was in shape). I'll really have to reign myself in on speed/effort if I plan on doing 2.

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    BTW, what tires are people running for this? Anything out of the ordinary?

    I'm running a Bont. XR4 front and Spec Butcher rear, thinking of swapping to something a little lighter, but still good sidewall protection. Maybe Spec Ground Control GRIDs.

    Edit: Mostly cause I want to run lighter tires for the EB, and I don't want to swap them again later on and I'm not sure how the Bonty holds up on sharp rocks. I know the Spec. is reinforced at least.
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    My brain says pain,
    but....my taint says ain't.

    One each way equals
    long ass day.

    Three for the boss
    then enjoy some sauce.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dburatti View Post
    So far, there are only 16 entrants. While I know this trail is not for everyone, I expected a few more people to sign up.
    I would say a smaller group on an open public trail is probably a good thing. No?

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    As far as tires, I'm running an Ardent up front (let the hate begin) and an HR II out back. I think the most important thing is sidewall protection out there.

    IMO the group size doesn't matter. I did a trail run out there a couple of times and we had a big group of people. They spread out relatively quickly so it's almost like you're running alone by the time you hit the other side. The biggest issue we might have is trying to pass long lines of boy scouts on the South side where the single track gets tight with weeds on either side. Part of the adventure.

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    Yeah, you don't get much non-MTB traffic out there so I doubt group size will be much of an issue other than passing groups of hikers/scouts camping (of which there are generally few). Might be a bit of a bottle-neck for all of us starting out, but I'm thinking if I do one lap, I'll just wait 15 minutes and then head out so I don't have to worry about anyone holding me up/holding anyone else up.

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    If I read it correctly, then we are free to choose a direction? I've never ridden there, so is there any issue with head on traffic (from ourselves)?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CBaron View Post
    If I read it correctly, then we are free to choose a direction? I've never ridden there, so is there any issue with head on traffic (from ourselves)?

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    As it stands now, first lap will be a mass start just on the other side of the gate and heading across the dam (counter-clockwise). That'll give everyone a chance to spread out so there isn't a ton of folks having to pass or be passed. The next 2 laps will be clockwise since it's an easier climbing profile and you can get some of the nastiest rocks out of the way early on.

    There may be some issue with head on traffic, but it won't be a danger, more of an inconvenience. Basically the race will have to double back on itself between laps 1 and 2. Shouldn't be much of a problem, the single-track isn't that tight at all and there are ample areas to pass.
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