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    Lone Star Enduro questions

    It doesn't look like the FB events page is too responsive, but I'm sure a few of you in here know the answers. Long story short, I'm very stoked to ride my first race at a ripe old 37, but I'm having some logistical anxiety about going between the stages and getting two laps in.

    1. What's the water situation? Will there be stations? I know they have to boil it out there. I'd feel much more comfortable not wearing my backpack during the race, especially if I'm having to pound pavement between stages. I've seen other races where people keep a cooler at a general area or hit up their car quick between stages or just stopping and chugging before heading back out.

    2. What's the time limit for hitting each stage twice? I've pre-ridden it twice. The last time, I got one lap in, and it took a few hours. Ideally, I'd like to casually move between the stages, and not feel rushed. I was sessioning and taking it easy, but I'm hoping that on race day, it's not a mad dash between the stages.

    3. Will there be food vendors? I'm not planning on camping, but should I be picking up/packing food? Not a big deal, but it would be pretty convenient to stuff my face with some tacos from a truck instead of packing a shitty lunchmeat sandwich.

    4. Any recommendations on parking? I'd imagine that on race day, there's a ton of traffic. Should I get there way before the race in case I have to park far away from registration or out off the road?

    Sorry in advance my neuroses, I'm weird about planning.

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    Mojo Bike Part Terminator Seths Pool's Avatar
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    bring your own water for sure - they are on a boil water notification at the moment. and apart from the one water station that will be at one of the Ys in the road, you need your own water.

    I dont know what the time limit will be, but even slow people should have plenty of time as long as you arent taking naps between stages

    there may be a food vendor, but just bring your own food to be sure.... its an enduro race, not a family carnival. lol

    there will be parking available on race day there. they open up multiple areas for parking. need not worry!
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    This is one of the easiest enduro races to get around at. Time to complete stages won't be an issue. Bring your own water. Even a small bladder or a few bottles is enough IMO. Food and beer will be there. Traffic will be very minimal. Maybe right at the gate. But you won't need to park in the street off venue

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    1. Plan to bring your own. There will be one water stop to top off.

    2. Schedule was posted on the FB page last night.

    3. Also posted last night. $5 burger or BYOF.

    4. Plenty of parking. TMBRA hosts way bigger races and parking is not a problem. Get there early for a better spot in the corral.

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    Imagine riding w your buddies and the truck is nearby.

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    My enduro experience is limited to one day of RPR and the Funduro, so I consider myself new to this also. Imagine a typical ride with friends, bs'ing and taking it easy on the ups, then bombing the downs, but without worry of any traffic on the trail. Regroup at the bottom and repeat. That's pretty much it, unless you're after a podium spot, in which case I am not qualified to speak. Carry what you need for several hours on the trail, then find some friends to ride with- just like trail rides, everybody helps everybody. One of the best features of enduro racing (imho) is that you can ride with people of any skill level, so I get to ride with friends that I don't generally ride with (i.e. faster). If it isn't one of your best days on a bike, you're doing it wrong.
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    eas, just saw your video on FB. You're gonna kill it.
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    Sakajahcreepa Ernest Borgniner's Avatar
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    Looks like it is shaping up to be quite the event. Braaap...

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    Sold out to 225 riders w the same goal in mind.

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    Party of the year...

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    Iíll be out there pre-riding one last time tomorrow afternoon if anyoneís interested


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    Eric- What time? Iím taking the RV out around 12-1. Iíve only been to fccr one time so It would be nice to have somebody to guide.

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    Is FCCR good when wet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by robert w View Post
    Eric- What time? Iím taking the RV out around 12-1. Iíve only been to fccr one time so It would be nice to have somebody to guide.
    Oh damn I didnít see this. Sorry. I know my way around pretty well but still have trouble finding the start of Saloon without hopping over a trail randomly. Equal parts stoked and nervous for tomorrow.


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    Quote Originally Posted by csmceuen View Post
    Is FCCR good when wet?
    I didnít think it was too bad. Still super loose in some parts. The only stage that didnít insta-dry was Pipeline but even that was pretty dry.


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    Sakajahcreepa Ernest Borgniner's Avatar
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    Good times and a great format. You're either on or off and if off, you pay. Try it!

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    Got kids? Saw several juniors hitting the same lines as their Dad.
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    Man, that was a great event. Nice to meet you, Borgniner. You're right, there were a bunch of young shredders out there!

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    For anyone that's interested in seeing a POV of the race and some relevant commentary:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericandrewscott View Post
    For anyone that's interested in seeing a POV of the race and some relevant commentary:

    Awesome man. I couldn't imagine riding some of these trails at that speed with a prosthetic. Kudos . You looked fast. Those corners were loosy goosy

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