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Offline rob_squared

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CFITT
« on: October 14, 2009, 02:09:32 PM »
7 Starters and only 2 finishers.

NI finished on a fixed gear in 25 hours and change.
Bryan Frantz form West Palm Beach 25 hours and change.

They finished at the same time.

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2009, 02:21:25 PM »
Brett?

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2009, 02:26:10 PM »
withdrew around 2 AM when his light failed out at Croom. He was only 8 miles from the end too.

His lead was substantial at that point. At least 5 hours over everyone else.

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2009, 02:28:13 PM »
withdrew around 2 AM when his light failed out at Croom. He was only 8 miles from the end too.

His lead was substantial at that point. At least 5 hours over everyone else.

he could have walked it in the dark

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2009, 08:22:21 PM »
withdrew around 2 AM when his light failed out at Croom. He was only 8 miles from the end too.

His lead was substantial at that point. At least 5 hours over everyone else.
Not sure why he withdrew...he knows that place pretty well, and wouldn't be concerned with dealing with the elements while walking out.  Odd.  He was clearly the superior rider...I've ridden with him and the lead he built up was no surprise at all.  He probably did it on his single-speed as well.  Again...odd he would drop out that close to the finish.  Too bad.

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2009, 09:12:09 PM »
Maybe he saw the man in the Brown Suit :o

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2009, 09:15:18 PM »
withdrew around 2 AM when his light failed out at Croom. He was only 8 miles from the end too.

His lead was substantial at that point. At least 5 hours over everyone else.
Not sure why he withdrew...he knows that place pretty well, and wouldn't be concerned with dealing with the elements while walking out.  Odd.  He was clearly the superior rider...I've ridden with him and the lead he built up was no surprise at all.  He probably did it on his single-speed as well.  Again...odd he would drop out that close to the finish.  Too bad.

Here is what Brett wrote on FaceBook concerning his decision to bail:

"What can I say but "I bailed". It was a loooonng day. After brutal heat all day with a fully loaded pack on a borrowed bike, I accomplished what I set out to do. I got lost around the entrance to Haltapani and narrowly missed being attacked by a couple of vicious sounding dogs. Later got lost again in Haltapani and hiked through some dry swamp land...  to find the trail again. The witlacoochee was an excercise in staying awake on the bike, I literally was falling asleep while still riding. I hit nobleton road at about 1:20 in the morning and was set to do the last 6 miles of singletrack but my light blinked out just as I was entering. Officially my GPS shows 162 miles 17hrs 53mins. (Not sure why the race tracker shows 20+ Hrs). Six miles short of Tucker Hill. Happy with my effort and unconcerned about results I joyfully called for a ride, got a hot shower, a pepsi, and some pizza, followed by a nap. Thanks Karlos for putting this on. (Note The heat and the sun was BRUTAL, Sand is not fun to ride in, Santos to 200 was the most fun, and my butt hurts.)"

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2009, 09:24:08 PM »
has anyone heard from Paintboy and son since CFitt? I hope they are OK...

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2009, 09:50:50 PM »
Maybe he saw the man in the Brown Suit :o
Lol.

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2009, 09:53:49 PM »

Here is what Brett wrote on FaceBook concerning his decision to bail:

"What can I say but "I bailed". It was a loooonng day. After brutal heat all day with a fully loaded pack on a borrowed bike, I accomplished what I set out to do. I got lost around the entrance to Haltapani and narrowly missed being attacked by a couple of vicious sounding dogs. Later got lost again in Haltapani and hiked through some dry swamp land...  to find the trail again. The witlacoochee was an excercise in staying awake on the bike, I literally was falling asleep while still riding. I hit nobleton road at about 1:20 in the morning and was set to do the last 6 miles of singletrack but my light blinked out just as I was entering. Officially my GPS shows 162 miles 17hrs 53mins. (Not sure why the race tracker shows 20+ Hrs). Six miles short of Tucker Hill. Happy with my effort and unconcerned about results I joyfully called for a ride, got a hot shower, a pepsi, and some pizza, followed by a nap. Thanks Karlos for putting this on. (Note The heat and the sun was BRUTAL, Sand is not fun to ride in, Santos to 200 was the most fun, and my butt hurts.)"
Yeah, just kind of odd -- he seems like the kind of guy who'd always have a backup light.  Impressive in any case.  If he rode that well on an impromptu basis, imagine how well he'd do if he trained for the event and rode his own bike...

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2009, 12:26:37 PM »
Things learned at the CFITT
 
1 Pack lite
2 Lefty's suck in the the sand ( went down at least a dozen times with weight on the handlebars).
3 Karlos has a brilliant and a  sadistic streek in him.
4 Brett is part animal.
5 If you stop long enough in the ocala national forest you can hear banjos.
6 Hang your hammock higher in the trees so wild animals don't use your ass for a back scratch
7 It was a great learning experience for me and my son.
8 My navigation skills suck. ( use waterproof paper when copying maps)
7 I know my wife will kill me but I can't wait next one.  LOL
* Oh did I mention I hate sand..
 

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Re: CFITT
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2009, 07:56:17 PM »

5 If you stop long enough in the ocala national forest you can hear banjos.


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Re: CFITT
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2009, 07:58:12 PM »
So many places to go with this thread.....Wheres Kruunch???
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