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    Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post
    Just checked the registration link.

    Is it seriously $90 and no T-shirt for this race? Just checking.......

    Thanks
    It is mch more than just a race. And if you want a shirt it is extra.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    sadly yes. t-shirts cost extra.

    it's a great event though, worthy.
    Thanks Bear - wondered if I had misread it. Have friends that have rode it and do love going down there.

    One more question. I've got a 2008 Heckler 6" travel skinny'ed down to 28 lbs. I'm also seriously considering a rigid Salsa 29er 1x9. Which would you recommend for the Terlingua race / ride???

    Thanks for the answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post

    One more question. I've got a 2008 Heckler 6" travel skinny'ed down to 28 lbs. I'm also seriously considering a rigid Salsa 29er 1x9. Which would you recommend for the Terlingua race / ride???
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    What Joe posted is ride profile for one lap.

    Trail conditions are not vibrationally challenging.

    But, ride the bike you're most comfortable upon, for long duration, regardless.

    I'll be riding a 35-37 pound 6+" travel FS bike. Way overboard, but it's my bike and it makes me happy.

    Makes downhills truly ridiculously fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear View Post
    Trail conditions are not vibrationally challenging.

    Amen to that...I'm prepping my ride now...








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    omg, I'm getting so psyched up for this trip.

    Weeg, you should get your ass down here and go.
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    the nice thing about weeg's ride is that it is SUPER stable at climbing, never EVER pops wheelies up the hills.

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    After 4 years in a row or maybe 5, I can't remember.............
    Anyway, I'd hate to miss this.
    I am starting a new position in January and my first request will be for a few days off to make this annual trip.
    It must suck to be you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mel View Post
    Weeg, you should get your ass down here and go.

    I'z a G-man now...

    I have to see where were are in our "Cycle"


    Trust me, I'd love it!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jory View Post
    One more question. I've got a 2008 Heckler 6" travel skinny'ed down to 28 lbs. I'm also seriously considering a rigid Salsa 29er 1x9. Which would you recommend for the Terlingua race / ride???

    Thanks for the answer.

    J
    I think both bikes would work well. I also think that neither are going to be the perfect bike....

    I personally (I am a hardtail rider) would take the Salsa. The only downside to that bike is that it is 1x9. There are some spots out there where you will be run over, as people in their big ring will pass you buy.

    On another note, the first time I saw a 29er was out on those trails.
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    I'm dying to make this trip. Assuming I've found a job by then and said job will let me off I'm there. If I come along I'll probably get a trailer from the base to drag along with as much of everyone's gear as they want to shove in it.
    It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a mojo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalbre View Post
    I'm dying to make this trip. Assuming I've found a job by then and said job will let me off I'm there. If I come along I'll probably get a trailer from the base to drag along with as much of everyone's gear as they want to shove in it.


    That would be a huge help. Huge.







    On a trailer-not-related note....

    Run big tires. Everything is very loose, more loose than I have seen it in years.

    I ran 2.1 Maxxis TTs. Great tread pattern, thick sidewalls... but just too narrow.

    Pack your 2.3 or larger tires....
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    Quote Originally Posted by aLaN View Post
    That would be a huge help. Huge.







    On a trailer-not-related note....

    Run big tires. Everything is very loose, more loose than I have seen it in years.

    I ran 2.1 Maxxis TTs. Great tread pattern, thick sidewalls... but just too narrow.

    Pack your 2.3 or larger tires....
    Ran into Tobin @ HEB today, you can tell he was exhausted, but refreshed. That place is magic for sure. Provided my kitchen pass doesn't get revoked, I can't wait to be out there. Can't decide on the 69er or the full on 29er.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by fat bob
    Can't decide on the 69er or the full on 29er.....
    Options.

    Hopefully that's not the last of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aLaN View Post
    That would be a huge help. Huge.







    On a trailer-not-related note....

    Run big tires. Everything is very loose, more loose than I have seen it in years.

    I ran 2.1 Maxxis TTs. Great tread pattern, thick sidewalls... but just too narrow.

    Pack your 2.3 or larger tires....
    Would a 2.1 in the rear and a 2.3 or 2.55 in front be a good way to run in your opinion?
    It is pitch black. You are likely to be eaten by a mojo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalbre View Post
    Would a 2.1 in the rear and a 2.3 or 2.55 in front be a good way to run in your opinion?
    If it does not rain out there between now and the race, the creekbeds and sandpit sections will be more of a factor than they usually are. If that is the case, floating will get you ahead. If you can float on 2.1, bring it. I am large and don't float as well on 2.1 than 2.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsalbre View Post
    Would a 2.1 in the rear and a 2.3 or 2.55 in front be a good way to run in your opinion?
    Here's what I'd do....

    Set up with the 2.3/2.1 F/R and take the 2.5 with you.

    Having a spare tire with you is always a good idea out there. And you have left your options open. A 2.55 may seem like overkill, but only you will know.

    Other tips for folks who have never been out there:

    Rule_of_thumb
    Leave your lightweight stuff at home.

    Large camelbak, all your tools, a pump (you don't want to run out o CO2 in the desert).
    With that Lg pack you will have room to carry dry lube.

    Slime tubesor if you are running tubeless* refresh your sealant. Carry at least one spare slime tube (even if you are running tubeless).

    A patch kit and a tire boot.






    *locals all run tubes
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    Quote Originally Posted by aLaN View Post
    Here's what I'd do....

    Set up with the 2.3/2.1 F/R and take the 2.5 with you.

    Having a spare tire with you is always a good idea out there. And you have left your options open. A 2.55 may seem like overkill, but only you will know.

    Other tips for folks who have never been out there:

    Rule_of_thumb
    Leave your lightweight stuff at home.

    Large camelbak, all your tools, a pump (you don't want to run out o CO2 in the desert).
    With that Lg pack you will have room to carry dry lube.

    Slime tubesor if you are running tubeless* refresh your sealant. Carry at least one spare slime tube (even if you are running tubeless).

    A patch kit and a tire boot.






    *locals all run tubes

    jesus dude it a bike race not an expedition

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    jesus dude it a bike race not an expedition

    Silly Kitty....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hello Kitty View Post
    jesus dude it a bike race not an expedition
    Better to have something you need than need something you need.

    And thanks for speaking up Bill, you made me remember soemthing else,

    If you are running an aluminum bike pack a spare Der hanger.



    During my first race out there, in 2001, I ran across a rider who asked if I had a chain tool.

    Two questions, why should I stop my race for this guy? And why would I race around with all this stuff on my back, just to give it away?

    Don't get me wrong, on a ride I am all about helping people, heck I gave away a brand new $8 slime tube Sunday to a guy frm Illonois that I had just met.

    But racing is not riding.

    BTW the guy who wanted me to give him my chain tool, couldn't have broken his chain further from the finish.
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