I hate the freeze thaw cycle, motorcycles, horses, flood damaged trails and most of all walking next to my MTB.
over 5,300 feet of climbing in one lap. 100 miler will be approx. 16,000.
SM100 was "only" 14,000
oh man! this will be crazyyy hard
this is so awesome!
wow. I think I'll just volunteer instead
This is going to be the toughest MTB 100, it's going to be awesome!
Awesome!!! Going to be amazingly hard!
What's the cutoff time going to be like?
approx. 9 hours is the cut off to start 3rd lap.
Ed, what was the upriver crossing like?
Jay, It is too deep to cross in the winter, I may even have to do some temp bridging during the race. I turned my GSP off at the crossing, went over stand-by-me bridge, worked my way up to the powerline and dropped back down to the crossing and started my GSP. It was such a short distance that the GPS connected the two points.
I was out checking out some of the course today. Will be long long day in the saddle for many. I see sunrise on 7/7 is at 5:48am that day with dawn 5:16am. With almost 16k of climbing, a 6am start my be wise. With 16k feet of climbing staring them in the face, they will not be sleeping much the night before anyway :-)
Looks like Fun!
Here ya go Brian: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/18308 :) Reg for the 100miler!! We are also going to be adding a 3person 100mi relay option but u are a 100mi solo kinda guy
Ha! I worked it into the schedule. :) Reminds be of the 12 hour Quantico Race. Endless steep / punchy climbs.
The 3 person relay seems like a brilliant idea.....especially with MTB XC Nats so close this year in PA in August.....you will get more registrants this way too. I was going to to the 33mile solo as nats prep and to support local races but was going feel like a sandbagger doing it.
Patapsco 100 Category options:
100mile solo!!! (3 laps solo)
100mile 3 person relay (1 lap per racer)
66mile 2 person duo (both riding at the same time)
33mile cross country (1 lap solo)
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