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Old 09-09-2013, 01:24 PM   #12586
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In this case, the loop is getting harder. Really. C'mon out the last weekend of September if you want to give it a try. Since it's WY, it shouldn't conflict with your aversion to the Front Range.
Sorry, Jeff, but doing both loops in only one direction has now become passé.. [yawn]



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Old 09-09-2013, 01:29 PM   #12587
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I just looked at my atlas. Albany appears to be east of the CD... NO DEAL!


TG has been threatening to head that way, if my wife wusses out on a race she should run on the 28th I could be convinced. All my jerseys are already ripped to shreds from the ladies trying to get to the real me so no worries there!

Albany is like no other place I have ridden. It is a must place to roll some tires if you can handle technical.

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Old 09-09-2013, 01:38 PM   #12588
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All my jerseys are already ripped to shreds from the Wife trying to get to the real me so no worries there!
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:48 PM   #12589
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Sorry, Jeff, but doing both loops in only one direction has now become passé.. [yawn]


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Just got the check in. Brad and Matt (602) are my new heros. One day, both loops, both directions. 160miles and 12+ hours of pure torture. Silverboy on pace, but thwarted by broken toes just shy of finish.

I would put this as the equivalent of 8+ back-to-back loops of 5MoH. Deserves it's own thread, but I'm guessing it'll take a solid week before any of them can use their hands to type.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:53 PM   #12590
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I would put this as the equivalent of 8+ back-to-back loops of 5MoH.

Not interested then, that would kill me! Whew dodged another bullet there!
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:01 PM   #12591
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Not interested then, that would kill me! Whew dodged another bullet there!
That wasn't a ride. It was a deathmarch (a.k.a. typical Sliverboy spawned concept). I can't tell you how relieved I was when the 300 blew up and I had an excuse to bail.

The norm is just doing it all one direction. That's what Sept will be. Leaves bike and body thoroughly worked and ready for a beer IV. You and TG should definitely do this.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:22 PM   #12592
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Just got the check in. Brad and Matt (602) are my new heros. One day, both loops, both directions. 160miles and 12+ hours of pure torture. Silverboy on pace, but thwarted by broken toes just shy of finish.

I would put this as the equivalent of 8+ back-to-back loops of 5MoH. Deserves it's own thread, but I'm guessing it'll take a solid week before any of them can use their hands to type.
Agreed, that would be like multiple Hell 'n Back rides. What Manimals! I decided it would be stoopid for me to try, so told them I had a sprained uvula. Once I get tired, I start hitting trees. The recent rain up there made all the logs like ice. Most of our guys were out of water by the time we got halfway thru (we rode the CW direction). I would need at least a gallon of water for each direction. At the halfway point, the skies opened up so we decided to call it a day.

Silverboy should just have those pesky toes removed.

FYI, anyone thinking of riding there should have cut down handlebars. 18" would be about perfect. I was running 34" bars. Not having the mad skilz of E-I, I'll never perfect doing the wheelie-and-turn-bars-to-full-lock technique to fit between the trees.

FYI, there was one black swamp section where we spent a lot of time filling the bottomless holes with wood to make it easier for those riding it the next day. We also came across a rock pile intentionally blocking the road and a large down tree where someone tried to close the trail. Busy beavers resulted in a partially drowned bike when our leader tested the water depth.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:38 PM   #12593
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Agreed, that would be like multiple Hell 'n Back rides. What Manimals! I decided it would be stoopid for me to try, so told them I had a sprained uvula. Once I get tired, I start hitting trees. The recent rain up there made all the logs like ice. Most of our guys were out of water by the time we got halfway thru (we rode the CW direction). I would need at least a gallon of water for each direction.

Silverboy should just have those pesky toes removed.

FYI, anyone thinking of riding there should have cut down handlebars. 18" would be about perfect. I was running 34" bars. Not having the mad skilz of E-I, I'll never perfect doing the wheelie-and-turn-bars-to-full-lock technique to fit between the trees.
That place in the rain is just stoopid. Big, slow, off camber logs on sidehill with no spare room to maneuver. Goggles turn to pure fog, but you don't want to take them off b/c you're getting hit the face every few seconds so you just ride half-blind either way.

Got one of my best crashes ever near the end of loop two like that. Top of second gear into tree while still fully on the throttle.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:51 PM   #12594
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That place in the rain is just stoopid. Big, slow, off camber logs on sidehill with no spare room to maneuver. Goggles turn to pure fog, but you don't want to take them off b/c you're getting hit the face every few seconds so you just ride half-blind either way.

Got one of my best crashes ever near the end of loop two like that. Top of second gear into tree while still fully on the throttle.
Some might think that a trials bike would be ideal. However.... endless tree tunnels make it hard to stand up. A few years ago I witnessed a guy on a trials bike start the loop with an open face helmet. At the halfway point, his face was pretty bloody.
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Old 09-09-2013, 03:53 PM   #12595
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Just got the check in. Brad and Matt (602) are my new heros. One day, both loops, both directions. 160miles and 12+ hours of pure torture. Silverboy on pace, but thwarted by broken toes just shy of finish.

I would put this as the equivalent of 8+ back-to-back loops of 5MoH. Deserves it's own thread, but I'm guessing it'll take a solid week before any of them can use their hands to type.
EFFFFFFFFFFFFFF me. That is some serious self torture.
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Old 09-09-2013, 05:55 PM   #12596
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EFFFFFFFFFFFFFF me. That is some serious self torture.
That's some good old fashioned hard core there!
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:21 PM   #12597
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HO LEE CRAP

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http://www.outsideonline.com/news-fr...the-Andes.html

Motorcyclist Found Alive After 4 Months in the Andes
Bike broke down in the mountains

Authorities in Argentina say a 58-year-old man has been rescued and is in good health after spending four months lost in the Andes. Emergency services say Raul Fernando Gomez, originally from Uruguay, lost about 45 pounds and was severely dehydrated but is expected to recover.
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HO LEE CRAP

Could you imagine?

Motorcyclist Found Alive After 4 Months in the Andes
Bike broke down in the mountains
... I can imagine a KTM needing routine maintenance, now buried under 4 months of snow.
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HO LEE CRAP

Could you imagine?

http://www.outsideonline.com/news-fr...the-Andes.html

Motorcyclist Found Alive After 4 Months in the Andes
Bike broke down in the mountains

Authorities in Argentina say a 58-year-old man has been rescued and is in good health after spending four months lost in the Andes. Emergency services say Raul Fernando Gomez, originally from Uruguay, lost about 45 pounds and was severely dehydrated but is expected to recover.
UPDATE: Original sources for this brief indicated that Gomez was a cyclist. We now know that he was traveling by motorcycle in an attempt to evade an arrest warrant. More as the story develops.
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