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Offline Kevin Bennett

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Ride of the living dead report
« on: October 30, 2010, 09:42:13 PM »
Did the metric century at Santos today with some others.  Let me say OMBA put on a phenomenal event.  Very well organized, trail was well marked and sags were well equipped.  Started at 8 and finished at 4:30.  They said it was about 65 miles.  To do the metic you rode about 20 miles then did most of the red trails, then did another 40 or so.  The weather was perfect.  Even the Nayls side wasn't TOO sandy.  Of course I felt a great sense of accomplishment after finishing my 1st metric, until I saw Mellowme and found out he finished at least an hour ahead of me on a freakin' SS.  Darius ... I hate you!  8)   The conditions could not have been better for a first attempt.  Heck of a shake down ride for the Bander.  Performed great by the way.
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2010, 10:04:56 PM »
Nice.. Darius is not Human.. :)

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2010, 01:29:54 PM »
Glad to see your first rid on the Vassago went well.  Certainly is a beautiful bike!
 
So the century was 65 miles?  That means Darius and I did about 67-68 after getting pointed in the wrong direction on the blue route on the way back.  We started at about 8:05, got to lunch at 10:30, and finished up at 3:25.  On that last double track portion we were doing some sprints on the climbs and flats (gotta finish strong). 

This was a great event...dare I say better than the IDIDARIDE.  I'll be doing this again next year. 
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #3 on: October 31, 2010, 03:19:57 PM »
Glad to see your first rid on the Vassago went well.  Certainly is a beautiful bike!
 
So the century was 65 miles?  That means Darius and I did about 67-68 after getting pointed in the wrong direction on the blue route on the way back.  We started at about 8:05, got to lunch at 10:30, and finished up at 3:25.  On that last double track portion we were doing some sprints on the climbs and flats (gotta finish strong). 

This was a great event...dare I say better than the IDIDARIDE.  I'll be doing this again next year.


The lady who said she organized it said the metric century (62 mi.) was closer to 65.  You guys absolutely killed it.  I thought it was WAYYY better than Ididaride, even though I am planning on doing that again this year.  It can't be worse than last years mudfest! ....I hope.
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #4 on: October 31, 2010, 04:25:48 PM »
congrats on the ride and the inaugural Bander ride.   I rode there yesterday too but wasn't aware of the ride of the living dead until we arrived.  I only did 16 miles and now feel somewhat underchallenged.    :)

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 04:58:08 PM »
I saw Mellowme and found out he finished at least an hour ahead of me on a freakin' SS.

He does that to those of us running gears for fun.  ;)
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2010, 05:03:31 PM »
Coach, glad the ride went well for you.  Does this mean you'll be keeping this frame a little longer than your last 2?  ;)
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2010, 05:08:07 PM »
Coach, glad the ride went well for you.  Does this mean you'll be keeping this frame a little longer than your last 2?  ;)


Hey man, my RIP9 is like Methuselah.  It is almost 18 mos.  I really like the Bander and considering its inaugural run was almost 65 miles and I still like it.  I think that speaks volumes.  Was that evasive enough?  8)
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #8 on: October 31, 2010, 06:21:39 PM »
Glad to see your first rid on the Vassago went well.  Certainly is a beautiful bike!
 
So the century was 65 miles?  That means Darius and I did about 67-68 after getting pointed in the wrong direction on the blue route on the way back.  We started at about 8:05, got to lunch at 10:30, and finished up at 3:25.  On that last double track portion we were doing some sprints on the climbs and flats (gotta finish strong). 

This was a great event...dare I say better than the IDIDARIDE.  I'll be doing this again next year.


The lady who said she organized it said the metric century (62 mi.) was closer to 65.  You guys absolutely killed it.  I thought it was WAYYY better than Ididaride, even though I am planning on doing that again this year.  It can't be worse than last years mudfest! ....I hope.

Both are great events but you simply can't beat the trails at Santos.  I'm down for Ididaride in January as well.  FYI...registration opens up tomorrow at 9am. 

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #9 on: October 31, 2010, 09:18:31 PM »
From our friend Steve Mace using his new Drift HD170

OMBA 2010 Ride of the Living Dead Santos Ocala

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #10 on: October 31, 2010, 09:19:27 PM »
No cyclocross races on Jan 22 so I'm in for Ididaride. Planning to do it on the cross bike. Should be fun.

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2010, 07:30:17 AM »
Sweet!  Seems like it would be a good course for a cyclocross bike (if the mud isn't as bad as last year).

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2010, 08:25:15 AM »
From our friend Steve Mace using his new Drift HD170

OMBA 2010 Ride of the Living Dead Santos Ocala



Cool Video.. Looks like fun!

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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2010, 10:00:56 AM »
Very fun ride! very well marked and trails were in good shape.
I was in a little bit of pain after the ride. Alan and i road at a strong pace for a good portion of the ride. the double track is what blew me up at the end with the fast pace.

Coach, very nice bike build...the color combination is awesome!
 cant wait for the Ididaride, by then to have a cyclocross bike.
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Re: Ride of the living dead report
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2010, 01:15:24 PM »
Very glad to see that everyone seemed to have a good time at our inaugural event!  We were pleased with the turnout for a first year event....just over 200 registered riders, and the weather was perfect.  We had hoped for some rain earlier in the week, but it seemed to hit everywhere but the Greenway!  Conditions are dustier and sandier than we're used to at Santos, but overall, the trail crew did a good job getting it in good shape!

We hope to see you next year for this event, so be planning your costumes!

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