2008 Pats Peak date announced!

Discussion in 'Cross Country, All Mountain & Trail Riding' started by splat, Dec 21, 2007.

  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    234 / 2,394
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    24,043
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    What's the entry fee?
     
  3. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 383
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    16,608
    Location:
    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    :thumb: I might be able to make it this year.
     
  4. MtnBikerChk

    MtnBikerChk Squeaky Wheel

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 4
    Joined:
    Aug 3, 2001
    Messages:
    5,459
    Location:
    Southern New England (where there ain't no TITUS d
    That's usually MS Bike Tour weekend :(

    edit: it is.
     
  5. dirttastesgood

    dirttastesgood Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    1 / 0
    Joined:
    Dec 12, 2006
    Messages:
    1,517
    Location:
    CT
    Iron Horse DH series #1 = May 31st - June 1st (Mount Snow VT)

    So much for not conflicting with anything.
     
  6. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    That damn mtn has beat me 3 years in a row :twitch:

    ....I hope to be smart enough to avoid another rematch


    for the 6, 12, 24 (solo or team?), XC or DH ?
     
  7. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    Your Not !! you will be there with me!

    Being earlier it shouldn't be as brutally hot

    and the entryfess we resoanable 2years ago it was $120 for 2 man 12 Hr
     
  8. mogulskr

    mogulskr Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    641
    Location:
    NH
    I'm not sure why I go back every year either, probably because it is close. Though earlier can only mean more mud.:shocked:
     
  9. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    OK who's in ?

    I'm Looking for a Team mate !!

    2X24 ? 2X12 ? 4X24 ?

    or am I going to be doing a Solo 12 or (Gulp ) solo 24 ?
     
  10. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 383
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    16,608
    Location:
    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    I'm debating the Solo 12 or 24 right now.
     
  11. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

    Rep/Likes:
    152 / 1,249
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2001
    Messages:
    28,883
    Location:
    MTB New England
    Can't do it because of the MS Bike Tour.

    MBC and I are looking for two 24 hour races to do. Everything in the northeast is a frikkin schedule conflict expect for Great Glen.
     
  12. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
  13. MMcG

    MMcG Ride till you puke!

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 4
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2002
    Messages:
    15,466
    Location:
    Burlington, Connecticut

    I heard from a guy at Pig Iron that the Great Glen course is a cakewalk compared with Dalton and/or The Churn and Burn Course.
     
  14. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    in what way? technically? neither seemed that technical, but it cant be in elevation beng churn didnt even have a real climb?

    makes me think great glen would be boring "roadie" course??
     
  15. bfrich

    bfrich Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    May 30, 2007
    Messages:
    400
    Location:
    ct
  16. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 24, 2005
    Messages:
    6,417
    i'm going to take a wild guess and say that the organizers aren't too worried about all of the racers not showing up due to a downhill race...

    edit: doh! should have looked at the flyer before posting.
     
  17. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    :biggrin:

    The Pats Peak Downhill Thrill
    2-Day Event. USA Cycling Downhill State Championship event.
     
  18. mogulskr

    mogulskr Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2002
    Messages:
    641
    Location:
    NH
    I think I am out this year. Moving the date was not very bright, with all the snow and then the rain will will get until then it will be a return of the god awful mud of 2 years ago. Also I have my son's 6th birthday party on Saturday.

    I am thinking about great glen as well. I knew a few people who have done it and they said the course is smooth and the climbis not bad at all.
     
  19. auntesther

    auntesther Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    5 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2001
    Messages:
    295
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    I did great glen last year and I am far from what anyone would call "fit" and I wasnt bothered much by the course. The first couple of miles is almost all uphill and fairly steep so thats a bit rough but after that its fast ( big ring fast) and alot of fun.
    I wasnt bothered by anything technically on the course but there was alot of people that seemed to be. The singletrack sections were alot of fun...fast and flowy
     
  20. River19

    River19 Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Pre-Rode the course on Saturday with the wife or should I say what we could find of the course. We wound up riding up a portion of the downhill course. Ever do that? I wouldn't, highly unadvisable and highly damaging to your confidence level in your riding abilities.....

    We're looking forward to our first 24 and we're nutts enough to do it as a 2 person. Waht doesn't kill you makes you stronger.......at least something like that. If you see a guy standing next to a Cannondale puking halfway up a climb in the middle of the afternoon or at night, it's just me....toss me a gu or something and I'll be fine.

    Steve
     
  21. TreeSaw

    TreeSaw Mama Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    38 / 383
    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2003
    Messages:
    16,608
    Location:
    Dancin' over rocks n' roots!
    Good luck. It's looking like I am out this year. I have so many things I need to finalize and we need to do some work on my folks house and it's looking like this weekend's the time they want to do it.
     
  22. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    Steve,

    Good luck & have fun!


    fyi: the bar closes at 11pm Saturday
     
  23. River19

    River19 Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Thanks for the well wishes.....we may need it :brow:

    We are having a complete attitude swap, she is worrying and I'm Mr. Positive, what gives.

    Honestly our goal is something north of 15 or 16 laps and no friggin' DNFs I figure we normally do 20-25 mile rides on the weekends in about 3-4hours, so 20 laps is what, 10 laps each or 50 miles.....it is like doing two back to back 25 milers......riiiight. Oh and then there is the friggin mountain.

    Either way we'll have fun, hopefully it won't rain too bad on us up there, mud was almost non-existent last weekend. Just in case I have a couple Mountain King Supersonics that should be here in time to swap out the rear tires if ned be. My Crossmarks pack up easy, her Karmas aren't as bad.

    Oh Douglas, that is very important information to have, carbo drinks and all. However our cooler may have a little pain killer in it just in case.

    Thanks

    Steve
     
  24. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    Good luck Steve .

    I'm still hopingto make it , even though I still have no team.

    I guess Solo may be the way I have to go :eek:
    and it looks like I will not have my Normal support struture either ( wife and kids )
    12 or 24 is the question :eek:
     
  25. River19

    River19 Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    Splat.......if we could go 3 person, we would.

    Heck go 24......you're gonna hurt either way.....at least with 24 you can justify the snooze in the middle of the ride........then get up and meet me at the top of the mountain for sunrise/cloud-rise, if I make it.

    At least it won't be 100 degrees this time......might rain like a bastard but it won't be hot.:twitch:

    Again, if you see a happily married couple on Cannondales (at least we will start off happily married) say hello, we'll be the ones with the giant tent.

    Steve
     
  26. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    Its Show Time!!!
     
  27. fortenndu

    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,584
    Location:
    Boone, NC
    Looks like I'll be there Sunday morning.
     
  28. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !
    I survived it.
    Pics and Report forthcoming
     
  29. fortenndu

    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2008
    Messages:
    1,584
    Location:
    Boone, NC
    The DH was fun.
     
  30. River19

    River19 Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    0 / 0
    Joined:
    Jan 27, 2008
    Messages:
    22
    We survived as well.

    First ever MTB race, first ever attempt at anything like this and man was it fun and painful. Freakin' addictive.....

    Met Splat exactly where I said I would......hammered laying on the ground at the top of a huge climb......

    While Nancy and I didn't produce huge lap totals we did scratch out 13 laps and rode for all 24 hours, however I had two spectacular crashes that eventually took a little out of me, especially my 4:30am endo on the downhill....thanks to whoever kicked the 6" log into the middle of the trail......man that was a dusty landing.

    Learned alot about what works for endurance racing and what doesn't. The "what doesn't" didn't help our lap totals but we hit most of our personal goals which is great.

    Steve
     
    #30 -   Jun 2, 2008
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2008
  31. douglas

    douglas Chocolate Milk Doug

    Rep/Likes:
    4 / 0
    Joined:
    May 15, 2002
    Messages:
    9,889
    Location:
    Shut up and Ride
    congrats on surviving !
     
  32. splat

    splat Nam I am

    Rep/Likes:
    7 / 46
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2002
    Messages:
    14,657
    Location:
    Well Maybe Windows is Bearable ! Unix Rules !