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PMBAR 2010
« on: May 03, 2010, 02:51:50 AM »
Was ridiculous..

Huge Props to Rob Roberts and Mike Kanning who Kicked ass and did an amazing job!

Luis and I nabbed 44th place, still beat over half the field.

Pisgah is no joke and unless you get a chance to ride there, this is all words on a screen..

Read this, Its all true, promise:

http://singletracksamurai.blogspot.com/2010/05/last.html

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2010, 09:37:03 AM »
Nice writeup.  Congrats to all you guys for finishing!

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2010, 11:31:36 AM »
WOW! Black ops aka "one cyborg + a  :-X " ... great job.. that is no joke of a race.  thanks for the update... I did look for live updates but Tainos were probably too busy...  I hope you all got my encourangement via text.  i was chillaxing by a pool getting suntanned as you all suffered.
 
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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2010, 12:59:55 PM »
here is how it went down for me.

to start, there has been 2 months of taunting by Los and LUis.... TTG crew (the taint gout crew as Rob Coulter calls them)

mike and i drove up 75 instead of 95. we caught a quick ride at Dauset. nice. why drive 10 ass numbing hours straight, right?

we got to Brevard around 6:30 met Los and Luis at a borrito joint.  2 fish tacos and beer later we head off to set camp.

TTG TRY to sneak off and get preregistered the night before.... without telling us... i guess they realize they need every advantage possible?

race starts at 8 sharp Saturday morning and the knuckle-heads and hammer-heads go out hard for black mountain. we stay and read the map, talk strategy, and ride up at the moderate pace of the mid-pack crowd. 10 minutes into the climb.... Karlos is walking....... Luis is waiting.

mike did an OUTSTANDING job of route planning. here is the route:

up black mountain>down maxwell>down clawhammer>up 477>down 276>right on 5041>right on 225>CP1>back out 225 and 5041> up 276>right on 1206>up pilot rock (in 50 minutes)>CP2>down laurel mountain>left on 1206>water at North Mills Creek Camp>up 5000>CP3>down 5000>up 1206>down yellow gap/5015>CP4>up laurel creek>up squirrel>CP5>finish squirrel>S mills river>up buckhorn>down clawhammer>up maxwell>down BLACK MOUNTAIN (in the day light)

good for 13 out of 100 or so teams. by the looks of the score board the DNF rate was around 40%.

pisgah is tough.

also ran into Valerie Naylor (of Nayls trail fame). she was hanging out at the finish. been 3-4 years since i saw her last up at ORAMM.

my GPS file said.... 19000 feet climbing and 78 GPS miles. bike computer has 82 miles but that didn't count the hike-a-bikes. call it 84 and be done.

things i remember... leap frogging with jon and leanne from CP3 to buckhorn. not crashing. a leaking sidewall - that cost us 10-15 minutes with all the stops to refill it. getting passed by team DICKy on the way up to CP5. borritos at the finish. being exhausted after and going to bed early.....

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2010, 01:02:33 PM »
Sweet :)

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2010, 01:51:46 PM »
gpx here:
http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/nc/brevard/383127290769053509

profiles:





it says 20K plus. but map my ride says 7k.....  i go with 19k.

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #6 on: May 03, 2010, 02:12:50 PM »
Creek crossing lessons with the Singletrack Samurai:




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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2010, 02:14:56 PM »
Effin Awesome!!!!!!


LMAO

Look at that foot down though, LOL I cant believe how many OTB's I stepped out of that day... rough day for sure..

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #8 on: May 03, 2010, 02:19:01 PM »
i say the radio waves from your circuitry affected the GPS signal.

Brett and I did the same route with more climbing when we went turkey pen gap back instead of s mills river to buck horn which I would think is more climbing and still no where near the same numbers.

http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/invitation/email/accept.mb?senderPk.pkValue=17093&unitSystemPkValue=2&episodePk.pkValue=8142794

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #9 on: May 03, 2010, 02:21:56 PM »
MAN! you guys need a Vid cam!!!!

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #10 on: May 03, 2010, 03:45:08 PM »



 
lol...NICE!  I need to learn me some of them skills.  I tend to go down with the ship in situations like that.

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2010, 03:57:49 PM »
Hey, at least you get points for sticking the landing!

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2010, 04:23:43 PM »
I had four of those on this day.. It was a tough day in the office.

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2010, 04:26:15 PM »
Look out for that Rock! :)

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Re: PMBAR 2010
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2010, 08:32:56 PM »
Way to go showing that flatlanders can ride techie mountain singletrack.
Congrats to Rob, Mike, Karlos and Luis. I am proud to say that I rode with you guys.
So what kind of prep you guys did? P90x ver 1.1? ;D
 
Marcel, Karlos handicapped himself by carrying  5 lbs worth of speaker....that is one cp worth :P

 

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