D&Q Summer Sizzler 2018 (MASS)

#41
Haven't seen the Bridgeton CX course, so can't compare. It's relatively flat with short, punchy climbs. Lots of roots. Mostly ST, some DT and a grass field for start/finish area.

Here's my ride from last night, 2 laps of the race course Start and end of my ride is the parking area. Start/finish area will be near the Fine Arts Center. https://www.strava.com/activities/1666656414
Bridgeton is known for its sand/general sandiness I believe
 

JDurk

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#47
Did they get rain there yesterday? we had some epic thunderstorms up my way yesterday afternoon.
Very little. I'm sure whatever fell has been soaked up or evaporated. Will be setting up the course tomorrow morning and report later in the day.

thanks for the info. Mostly trying to figure out my tire pressure choices. I'm excited to race again.
Hard to say. Everyone is different. The roots will deliver a beat down if pressure is too high.

For the Strava ride I posted yesterday, here's the numbers.
Me: 240ish lbs
Bike: Cannondale Scalpel
Wheels: Stans Arch MK3 setup tubeless
Tires/psi: FR Maxxis Ardent 2.4 18-19psi, RR Ardent 2.25 21-22psi

I've run that pressure on a steel, rigid SS with the same tires. May go up to 20/23 on race day with the Scalpel.
 
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JDurk

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#50
Yes, course is marked and ready for tomorrow. I didn't get a chance to ride, but word from those that did said it's dry and fast. 2 mud holes were mentioned but pretty sure they're locations that are always damp. Hydrate and get ready to race.