We will have (3) aid stations. (1) at the beginning of the skyway ~10 mi. into the race. (2) at the turnaround ~25 mi. into the race. You will hit aid station #1 again as you return. (3) at the turn off of wiregrass rd. to 601d ~49 mi. into the race. You will receive (1) Hammer Perpetum pack with your race bag Strawberry-Vanilla, Orange-Vanilla or Caffe Latte. The aid stations will be stocked with Hammer Gels Orange, Apple-Cinnamon and Heed Lemon-Lime and Strawberry. There will be no tools or mechanical supplies at the aid stations, you are required to be self sufficient mechanically. It will likely be HOT, but with the spacing of the aid stations and the stock, you should make it with (2) water bottles…just remember to stop and fill up! There will be some perpetum packs left over and we will send these to aid station #2 (turnaround), first come first serve. We will have some of the best home cooked gumbo you have ever eaten at the finish along with dogs, chips, drinks, cookies.
Bo Nolan (E-Box) has fashioned our proof necklaces. When you reach the turnaround point at hwy 77 you will recieve a parachute corded medallion that goes around your neck. We will also have a secret checkpoint to make sure you get all the singletrack at the end!!!
I will be doing some cleanup at the re-entry of to the singletrack 601-d this sunday, if anyone cares to get dirty, come on.
BICI COOP stepped up to the King of the mountain and Queen of the mountain sponsorship!! This means that on the way out there is a KOM/QOM point at the top of the first climb on the skyway where someone will be standing with (2) crisp $50 bills. The first man and the first woman to the top gets ‘em!!!
So, spring has sprung and beautiful as it is…it also bears teeth, sharp, gnarly teefs. a 100oz camelbak +1 bottle wasn’t even close to adequte yesterday. If you preride-be prepared (stash water). The green tape that I put up when everything was dead…not such a good color choice now that EVERYTHING is green…I’ll get on that asap.
If you are alergic to stinging insect, PLEASE bring your necessary meds. It is stinging insect season and you will be deep in the wilderness, not in a heavily trafficed public park. Many of us had stings yesterday. Snakes were everywhere, beware.
Now, don’t be fooled – we had a great ride, as always on the skyway. I know there are some endurance guys/gals out there looking at this race and saying “pfft, 60 miles, 6,000′ of climbing”. Let me tell you, the way the climbing is dosed out isn’t one or two big climbs, it’s more like five hundred small punches in each leg.
Full race course pre ride this Sunday. Meet at Lake Howard trailhead at 9am!!
Due to slow registration we are only going to increase the reg fees this once to $90. Remember the tee shirt deadline is 4/20!!
Registration goes up tonight YO!