My wrist is still not back to normal from last year down there. No really it was a good race, I just made a mistake. I will probably not be going since we are putting on the Golden Eagle, the week before and it's a twelve hour drive. I figure my wife would throw a fit since I am spending all of the weekend before at a race and made her drive home (got home at 3:00am) since I had a broke wrist.
If we get 200 riders at ours I'll go (my club won't kill me if we get that many)
for sure. I plan on jogging 7-8 miles a week to train for the heat & humidity. I am currently lifting weights & using the sauna & steam bath to get a start. I have been doing this since June & I found it REALLY helps with hot races, but it also gave me an advantage at 12,000 ft. @ the Colo. natnl. enduro.
Hill, the better! Key time is 8:01 I believe. That is nearly the coolest time of the day. Those who start on rows 40+ will have an extra hour of mid-day heat to reckon with. I preregistered about 4 months ago, so I expect to be inside row 10. I can't wait--the bike is dialed in perfectly too ! Goody, goody!
I'll be there. I'm on row 5. Looking forward to it. I rode it last year...wasn't too bad...just some spots of dust. I think I'm going through some kind of withdrawal sickness not having an enduro to ride every other weekend. I'm ready to ride!!!
I rode it last year and 5 years ago. Last year's course was much tighter than the one 5 years ago. It shouldn't be too hard for you guys the REALLY tight stuff came after the short course cut-off. Terrain and soil wise, it's very similar to Ft. Polk and Forest Hill.
I'll be in Calgary Canada for a family wedding so I won't be making this race.
BTW, Mark, Do you know where Lemming is? I thought that I would see you guys down at Clanton this past Sunday. We were down there cutting trail for our Enduro in Oct.
No, I'm going to stick with the XR for the ramaining of the races. I've thought about maybe bringing the KDX to Wiggins but I'm not sure. I've ridden it from time to time but never in a race situation. Besides, it still needs a top end. Guess I better get busy on that. :silly: It looks like if I want the bike running again, I've got to do it myself. :p :p
I was on the last row (75) last year at this race and the heat was pretty bad. I really didn't notice until I finished the race and went back to the truck. That's when the nausea, dizziness, and tunnel vision started. I may have to re-think my row selection this year. :think
Lemming is on vacation somewhere in Colorado. He'll be back by this weekend I think. I couldn't come down to Clanton because my wife was out of town and kid duty. Can't wait to ride the new stuff; those old trails are getting pretty worn out.
We've cut a bunch of re-routes around the rutted up stuff. Also, we've cut a bunch of the briar bushes and vines out of the way. We worked on the first 9 miles of the course this past weekend. This is on the Petty Farm/Barn/Powerline side of the road. The stuff that we usually ride second when we're trailriding down there.
I think you'll like the conditions of the trails. The Porter Clan is working on the creek side trails.