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Offline FACTORe

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Croom goals for tomorrow
« on: February 13, 2009, 02:43:32 PM »
what are you goals for tomorrows ride?

my goal number 1 is to finish (2 tries 2 DNFs so far for me)

I want to go sub 5 hours from start to finish (10 mph ave including stops)



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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2009, 02:53:08 PM »
I'm aiming for a time of right around 5 hrs from start to finish. I crossed the finish line of Ididaride in approximately 6 hrs but I was hanging out a the sags for quite a while.

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2009, 03:02:28 PM »
First one for me just hope to finish in the day lite  ;D ;D

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2009, 03:08:24 PM »
First one for me just hope to finish in the day lite  ;D ;D

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2009, 03:21:39 PM »
get there on time
stay hydrated......camel
finish early - may go 35 in order to leave early
keep from getting pneumonia - still sick as of today
Have a great time and enjoy the ride..... already done!
wherever you go.....there you are.
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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2009, 08:15:27 PM »
Going for sub 4:30.

Did Ididaride in 4:05, and I figure that Croom doesn't have the wide open fire roads and road sections.....
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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2009, 08:22:20 PM »
My goal is....

to finish....



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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2009, 08:54:42 PM »
Goal

Ride and Drink!!!!!

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2009, 09:00:16 PM »
Sillyness.....I will decide tomorrow if I will ride fast, medium, or slow. Probably medium fast. It should be a great day.


4:30 would be a 10.7 average. That would be a good rolling time to enjoy the day. It should be a nice day.



Jonathon, it will be good if you finish ( you will! ;D). Just don't blow yourself up trying to draft off of Mikey......


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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2009, 09:53:38 PM »
Sillyness.....I will decide tomorrow if I will ride fast, medium, or slow. Probably medium fast. It should be a great day.


4:30 would be a 10.7 average. That would be a good rolling time to enjoy the day. It should be a nice day.



Jonathon, it will be good if you finish ( you will! ;D). Just don't blow yourself up trying to draft off of Mikey......



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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2009, 08:50:35 AM »
So how did everyone do?  I rode part of the course late Friday afternoon, and it was a little sandy but pretty fast in some areas.

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2009, 11:10:11 AM »
It was a piece of cake.  I rode it all in about five hours.  I rode a lazy sightseeing pace and enjoyed the snacks and the sights.  Cleaned every climb but one and did every hard option.  There was only two downhills that I didnt have the fixie skills to do just yet.  Great time.

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2009, 01:09:09 PM »
4:47 rolling time and total was a little under 5:30. The weather was beautiful, but the conditions of the trails were awful.....SAND SAND and more SAND. There were lots of folks who last year did the 50, who bailed out at 35.

Anthem finished about 10 minutes before me. He was stronger than I pretty much all day although we spent most of the day riding together.  We kept flipping back and forth with Bear and Forrests group. I think that they rolled in just after us. I know that there rolling time was similar.

Did I mention that the conditions of the trails sucked???? Croom needs rain.

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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2009, 01:56:45 PM »
The conditions were harder than last year, when the tract got rain two or three times in the week leading up to the race. This year it barely rained at all in January and early February. The lack of rain and the ruts from the motocross made parts of the trail very sandy. Then again, isn't the sand the reason why we ride Croom? It's like golf in Scotland: If the wind isn't blowing, why bother.

I was determined to ride the hard route this year but had never been on volcano ridge a few miles before the second sag. (I think that's what it's called.) I nearly went off the side of the small cliff on the left of that one  turn. That woke me up. At the finish, I felt more worn out this year than last. I was happy with my time of 4:21 start to finish. It's funny though. No matter how fast I think I'm going, people still blow by me like I'm standing still. I'm panting like a St. Bernard in triple digit heat and they are singing songs and talking about how many "extra" miles they are going to ride. I assume some of them posted sub 4 hrs.

Kudos to the volunteers. Great sags, great food and the trail was well marked again this year.


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Re: Croom goals for tomorrow
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2009, 03:33:08 PM »
The sand was tough, but the rest of the terrain was awesome. This was only my second time at Croom and I guess I forgot how good some of the more technical riding is there. That one decent on the harder option, the sweeping right that was ultra skinny and LOOSE had me puckering :o And the tire jump at the bottom of the other caught me completely by suprise(sorry bike, bent the pull lever on my left X.0. trigger when I had to do a quick seperation from said bike)The day was perfect, the sag stops were well stocked with friendly volunteers(Thank you) and lunch was yummy :)All in all a great ride.

 

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