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Any ‘big’ ride plans for 2019?

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  1. rideit

    rideit Bob the Builder

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  2. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    i have some ideas for some long (for me) routes in pisgah-40-50 milers with 6-8k of clumbing. we’ll see.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    6-8k climbing on dirt is in the “this is getting real” territory.
     
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    canadmos Mater Slayer

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    No particular goals, trails or anything. But am going to Pennsylvania for beers and bikes in May with a possible detour to Pisgah, hopefully the World Champs in Quebec in August and then breaking my Whistler area virginity in September. Lord of the Squirrels is on the list.
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    Lord Of The Squirrels is on my list when they let me back into Canada!
     
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  6. Westy

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    Haven't been able to doing any meaningful riding due to arthritis in my hands since I tore a tendon off my thumb August 2017. Any real riding in 2019 will be huge for me.
     
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    Hit me up again. Shouldn’t be as cold then as when y’all came last year.

    Wife and me and a few friends are hitting Crested Butte in July then wife and me are planning another French Alps and Switzerland biking adventure. The latter may happen this year, but likely next. We really enjoyed Chaminix/Mt. Blanc in 2017.
     
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    Event-wise, Epic Rides' Carson City event, and Downieville xc... And lots of rides with wifey, too.

    Planning day trips to Mammoth and Northstar to make up for time lost last year.....
     
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    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    215km gravel race in april

    100km followed by 145km hilly road the next day in May

    175km with two times up Mont Ventoux total of 4564m of climbing in June

    So plenty of goals for me and why I've started spinning at the gym.
     
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    All on the agenda so far is the WC at Snowshoe.
     
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    I have to take it easy right now recovering from surgery, but I plan to start cycling again late next week. Signed up for the Whiskey Off Road in Prescott. I may not be up to 100% by then (end of April), but I think I'll be good enough to ride and get a bunch of subsequent SW rides in during the week after.

    Will probably do the solo 100 mile Soggy Bottom race again this year. I had a much better experience last year, so that was encouraging.

    Will probably do the local race series, if not to be competitive to help work back to my previous standings, which tends to take the entire season IME. Would like to get back to top 5.

    Going to WA and probably into BC for Whistler at the end of August/beginning of Sept, I'd like to ride the Angel's Staircase ride in WA, supposed to be pretty neat and I missed it last time I was there.
     
  13. StiHacka

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    I would love to ride in MT/ID. :brows:
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    C'mon out! You can sleep in the shed and bathe in the pond!
     
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    If I do raystown it's gonna be at least July.
     
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    300 day's riding this year.
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    No '19 plans to speak of. Hopefully some cool big rides will "just happen."
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    I might be in Colorado once or twice...
     
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    I should be in good enough shape that downieville won't kill me if I make it up there this summer
     
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    rideit Bob the Builder

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    You going to ride DDH as a loop?
     
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    Můj dům je tvůj dům

    [mi casa es su casa...]

    As to the OP, every ride is BIG when you're fat(ish) and slow(ish) but Island Park -> Butte via CDT has been on my bucket list for years...
    :cheers::popcorn:
     
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    I find butcher ranch way too pedestrian. I prefer going over to Pauley creek via gold lake down Pauley then up Big Boulder fire road to the top and drop down Big Boulder singletrack to the summit of second and third divide. from there decide which one i feel like taking down to First Divide. That's 22 mile run. then go back up on the shuttle and drop down butcher and take which ever of third or second divide I did not take the first time and try not to die Its about a 40 mile day with 10000 feet of descending and 2000 of climbing. Its one of the reasons I am hammering on the road bike all winter.If i can do 75 mile road rides with ease I can survive doing two runs at Downiville in a day
     
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    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Let's make it happen, Cap'n!!
     
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    Did part of the route last year, due to time constraints. Planning on the entire course completion this year. 700KM with plenty dirt roads in the Alps.
    It follows paths of Hinnibal, and passes by several decommissioned bunkers from the wars. The official ride begins in September, likely I'm to go in early - mid August. I'll be tuning up the bike specs and gear choices, plus increasing the training regiment. 2018 was I flying by the seat of my pants with experience.

    https://torino-nice.weebly.com/
     
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  25. 6thElement

    6thElement Schrodinger's Immigrant

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    That could be very good.

    I remember spending all day riding from Lima to Macks Inn once, that wasn't so much fun, so recompense in the area would be good...
     
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    Well if you do, keep in touch. A few of us up here have expressed interest in going outside if DirtFest. Raystown is pretty cool and importantly, cheap for us Canucks.

    Definitely! Itll be the old man and myself. Probably only have 2-3 days total down there; maybe tick off Bennet or Farlow? And a day in Wilson's with @jstuhlman .
     
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    Ya definitely gotta go when the weather and lake are warm enough for a post ride swim.

    I also know of a really awesome lodge to stay at. It's like a 10 minute drive from the trails but I've stayed there before and it's a good setup.
     
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    This could be a fun trip!
     
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    In my mind, my next big trip may be another bike/motorcycle adventure. This could meet the requirements.........
     
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    An easy coast monkeyfest with @Pesqueeb? Make it so
     
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  33. jstuhlman

    jstuhlman We noticed.

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    y u all no pisgah? or snowshoe wc dh???
     
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    I agree, we should Pisgah.
     
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    I'm in for snowshoe
     
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    Or Douthat...
     
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    Also listening!
    Going to Moab for 8 days in September to ride. Other than that, family trips to Sedona in April and Maine in August, which means I have all Spring and Summer to fit in a MonkeyFest somewhere.:monkeydance:
     
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    Has that increased from just the one big loop?
     
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    Douthat is nice, iirc. Haven’t ridden there in. maybe 15 years...
     
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    What part?