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Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: DINO Warsaw
« on: May 15, 2012, 08:25:44 AM »
Just a note:  The bridge on 15 South of Warsaw is closed.  State routes you over to 13 and up.  Don't know if there are other bridges open or not.
(At least this was the situation a couple of weeks ago).

Anyone else heading that direction?  Interested in carpooling? 

Brown County State Park / Re: Mountain Bike Privileges to be revoked!
« on: April 09, 2012, 07:31:30 PM »
Ok, I'll ask:  What is Tsali? 

Since BCSP and SWW are both very close for me, I know I need to make the effort for Versailles.  Good riding, most definitely.   

Tech Bench / Things to have on-hand!
« on: March 16, 2012, 04:51:24 PM »
What are the  spare "Must Have's" to keep around?  Esp if racing (and limited budget)

Just learned:  rear derailleur hanger. 
Wheels are nice ... though takes more $$$ to have these. 
Tubes of course. 

What else?

(Guess who just discovered his hanger cracked as walking out for a ride?) 

The info is greatly appreciated.  Please keep the discussion going. 

FWIW, I don't ride trails when they are muddy, EXCEPT when the race continues.  French Lick I missed because I did not have tires for the conditions (and I wimped out).  Wisconsin rarely cancels due to rain (and I want to hit a couple of the WEMS this year).  Two years ago the Mohican was terrible with rain, but continued as well.  If I've traveled so far for a race, and it continues, I want to be prepared. 

Which Aspen do you run.  Saw there are a couple of options.  Would definitely like less rolling resistance, esp on the endurance events. 


Racing...from the novice to seasoned / tires - tubeless and muddy questions
« on: December 11, 2011, 05:00:51 PM »
I'm switching to tubeless this winter and am wondering what tires folks are running that way.  Many seem to run Kenda sm8 with tubes.  But tubeless? 

Other question is "what do you run when it is muddy?"  Last year's French Lick and others got me to wondering about tires for muddy conditions. 

BTW, I'm staying with 26" wheels.  Going Stans. 


Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: Congats on your 24hr race
« on: September 15, 2011, 03:22:37 PM »
I would like to but I don't see it this year.  Another week to recover (and finish fixing my gear) and I'd be in. 

Only have a quick min this am, but after doing the DINO 12 hour solo, here are my 1st thoughts:

Bring food.  Whatever you can handle while riding.  And then bring extra on top of anything you think you need.  A stove or something to make hot drinks/food/etc will do wonders for morale. 

Plan on sleeping there.  I stopped with just over an hour left (not enough time for a last lap, not that tired) -- and did not make it until awards.  Awake, yes.  Able to move?  Not really.  NOT safe to be in a car.  Plan on sleeping there.  Better safe than sorry.

SPARE WHEELS if you can get them.  Cost me a lap while anther crew saved my bacon and fixed my wheel.  Beg, borrow, whatever to have spare wheels.

Gotta run. 

Prob going to upgrade to solo 12 hour.  Feels good.

Versailles State Park / Re: New trail maps installed
« on: August 29, 2011, 08:31:46 PM »
Big round of applause!  Your hard work is greatly appreciated.

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Light rental?
« on: August 19, 2011, 05:27:18 PM »
Anyone know a place to rent lights?  I'm interested in the 12 hour DINO but don't have lights.  Nightrider (I think) has a program at some of the WEMS events and Aften 24, but that is a little far away. 


where is the video? 

...No major injuries...

Hmm, I heard 2 possible concussions, two broken wrists, broken ribs and 1 collar bone. Lindsay was released from the hospital w/ no concussion and just a "chunk" out of her hip. I'm not complaining mind you, that's racing. But it sounded to me like there were several injuries here.

Heard, eh?  The EMTs were called onto the course only once.  A minor ooopsie that luckily did not have broken bones involved.  Did not hear of anything else; I can tell you the rescue unit only came out once (for that initial rider).  Think they were bored otherwise. 

Great setup.  Really hope this helps get the word out about Rangeline.  Technical, great skills work. 

Racing...from the novice to seasoned / Re: DINO Muscatatuck
« on: June 29, 2011, 01:03:43 PM »
Why is it listed as Red?

My bike was sliding around at Warsaw: Winona Lake last weekend.  I'm doing the Mohican 100 and the rest of the DINO series.  What are the current thoughts on a great tire for the area? 

BTW, I'm still on a 26 with tubes. 


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