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San Felesco
« on: September 22, 2008, 09:12:22 PM »
Just a heads up, but the sign up for the Tour opens on Oct 1st. Better be ready as it sold out very quick last year. ;)
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2008, 09:16:48 AM »
will there be a link to it on here?
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2008, 10:12:48 AM »

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2008, 11:04:59 PM »
What's the terrain like? Does it compare to anything around the Tampa Bay area?

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #4 on: September 24, 2008, 07:36:37 AM »
Mostly open, lots of rolling hills and some extended (for FL) climbs. Mix of singletrack and double track jeep roads. Nothing very technical. Some log crosses.
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #5 on: September 24, 2008, 07:39:51 AM »
Last year there was what...250 riders total?

I doubt it will close in 8 days this year as they increased the number of participants to 400 (thats more then our Alafia FTF).  Still ya snooze ya loose.
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #6 on: September 24, 2008, 09:12:59 AM »
... they increased the number of participants to 400...
Yikes!!!  I better get an early start this year.  That is one massive pile up of riders up those climbs for the start.

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 10:37:23 AM »
Last year they had 400 riders too. It sold out in about a week. They also do a "anytime after 8" start like we've done at the Croom 50 the last couple of years, so don't worry about the starting crowds.

San Felasco has more sustained climbing than probably any other trail in Florida. My HRM showed 600' of climbing per 10-mile lap at the 8 hour race.

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 10:45:23 AM »
is this a ride around that course over and over or does it go other places?

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 11:16:29 AM »
I saw a placard as high as 475 last year, they let everyone in that was post marked on the cutoff IIRC.

They loop you all through the park, some of it is on horse trails and double track. Last year we went through the bike trails 2 times for most of them, on the way out and again on the way back. Some were rode backwards and some the same direction both times. They also do a formal start at 8, but the trails are open at 7:30. Our group usually rolls at 7:30 to avoid the logjam so we can stay together.
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 11:58:36 AM »
Our group usually rolls at 7:30 to avoid the logjam so we can stay together.
Was SAG1 setup when you got to it?  I don't think I even used SAG1.  I tried to sneak pass Sean, Jim, and MOrrison on SAG1 last year but they spoted my fat ass and yelled at me... LOL   ;D

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #11 on: September 24, 2008, 12:53:53 PM »
Our group usually rolls at 7:30 to avoid the logjam so we can stay together.
Was SAG1 setup when you got to it?  I don't think I even used SAG1.  I tried to sneak pass Sean, Jim, and MOrrison on SAG1 last year but they spoted my fat ass and yelled at me... LOL   ;D

It was kinda sorta set-up. They were still doing some stuff, but I usually only grab a bite to eat at the first SAG anyway. I'm usually still full from breakfast at that point! ;D
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2008, 07:39:24 AM »
Today is the day!
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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2008, 02:24:05 PM »
was this thee one that was really cold and rainy last year?

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Re: San Felesco
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2008, 02:53:13 PM »
was this thee one that was really cold and rainy last year?
No, you were thinking the "Ididaride".

 

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