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RacerChick

Hudson Valley Girl
Does anyone know the distance per lap for Sunday's H2H race at Blue Mtn?
For some reason this race already has me concerned. Last year when I raced one lap in the beginner class it was a tough course, I was happy to cross the finish line ... drained :drooling: This year it's 2 laps for Sport Women. I'm not worried about the tech stuff, just the climbs and the distance. I need to just finish and most likely will be 5th overall in the H2H final standings. I missed 2 races because of breaking my collarbone at Stewart, I may have finished 4th overall if it weren't for Dirt Points :hmmm: Anyway, good luck to anyone who is racing this Sunday and any info on the miles would appreciated,

RC ... )
 

jbogner

NYCMTB: President
JORBA.ORG
RogerRacer clocked it at 8.2 miles on his computer. I believe there's somewhere between 1400 and 1600 feet of vert per lap.
 

Mare45

Well-Known Member
That's correct...just over 8 miles per lap. Last year's race had 4 miles more I believe, so that's why the beginner lap went on forever. I prerode 2 laps this past weekend and they still dragged on forever, but it's no worse than what we've already done. It's going to seem so long because I simply cannot wait to be done with the final race!!! See you there!
 

pixychick

JORBA: Ringwood
JORBA.ORG
I rode it yesterday and it is an awesome course. I do not keep track of mileage, only smileage :). Someone mentioned 7 something, but to be honest, I don't pay attention to that stuff.

The course is different than last year, and a bit shorter. It also seemed to have less noticable climbing, maybe because it was fun rolling stuff. You still go up Ned's, but get some sweet singletrack before you face that. Plus a few short steep single track climbs at the end.

It should be a good one!!
 

MMuller

Well-Known Member
pre ride Sat

If I could get up there 5ish on Saturday would course be marked and would there be enough daylight to do it at a getting-to-know-the-place pace? Once, maybe twice.
thanks
 

RacerChick

Hudson Valley Girl
Thanks

Thanks Jamie, Mare and Ellen. So 8.4 miles per lap, it may not be as bad as one poster had said last week. With maybe less climbing than last year as Pixy mentioned :drooling:

Thanks guys,

RC ... :)
 

jbogner

NYCMTB: President
JORBA.ORG
I made my own version of the map on the more recent trail map revision...

http://www.nycmtb.com/trails/chainstretcher2008.pdf

chainstretcher2008.png
 

pixychick

JORBA: Ringwood
JORBA.ORG
Jamie, your maps are the best! The only thing I would add is :) on monster, :D on stinger, :) on sis, and a ss:):) on yang.
 

rlb

Well-Known Member
Nice map, are you a GIS specialist? What software do you run? That doesn't look like any out of the box ESRI symbology or callouts
 

graveyardman67

Well-Known Member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6884322

I went the wrong way a couple times on the first lap. Second lap was a medium warm pace; 7.8 miles with 1200 ft climbing and 1200 ft of descending;).

The trails were slick and tricky on Sunday. I'm figuring a good expert pace will should get you in around 55 minutes or better. Long race no matter how you cut it. Looks to be super fun to ride when dry, though. And the weather is looking good.:D
 

RNG1

Well-Known Member
I rode it yesterday and it is an awesome course. I do not keep track of mileage, only smileage :). Someone mentioned 7 something, but to be honest, I don't pay attention to that stuff.

The course is different than last year, and a bit shorter. It also seemed to have less noticable climbing, maybe because it was fun rolling stuff. You still go up Ned's, but get some sweet singletrack before you face that. Plus a few short steep single track climbs at the end.

It should be a good one!!

Where does this match up to JH or Ringwood on the Pixymeter?:)
 

UtahJoe

Team Workhorse
Team MTBNJ Halter's
I rode the course last saturday, I cant believe that there is twice as much climbing than there was at ringwood. Sure didnt feel like it.
 

reba17

New Member
Thanks Jamie, Mare and Ellen. So 8.4 miles per lap, it may not be as bad as one poster had said last week. With maybe less climbing than last year as Pixy mentioned :drooling:

Thanks guys,

RC ... :)

Hey RC~ I've clocked the laps at 8.2 as well. I think the course is awesome and should be a fun race. See ya Sunday! :)
Reba
 

pixychick

JORBA: Ringwood
JORBA.ORG
Where does this match up to JH or Ringwood on the Pixymeter?:)

They're all good! ....but Blue has lots of cool rock and more flow, and I would give it the highest rating for a race course. It even rides well with a SS.
 
Directions to Race Location

They're all good! ....but Blue has lots of cool rock and more flow, and I would give it the highest rating for a race course. It even rides well with a SS.

Hello:

Can anyone give me the maps.google.com address so I can find the exact directions. This will be my first time to go there for the race. Thanks in advance.

Emrah
 

wmbarace

Member
Hello all

Our course should be marked by late tonight and ready to ride in the early AM. We hope you like the layout. Should be a fun ride. Good luck to all. Hoping to see you Sunday AM.

BikeReg is open till 5 pm tonight. Save 5 bucks.

Chris
wmbarace@yahoo.com
 
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