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New Categories for Death March!
« on: January 25, 2017, 01:07:42 PM »
For 2017 we have added two new divisions...[/size]MASTERS - both riders over age 40EQUINE - at least one rider on horsebackBoth divisions have prize money for first place! The Masters category, in particular, will help divide the huge Men's division, sharing the wealth of cash prizes and awards.The Tandem category has been removed (typically only one or two attend per year) but you may ride a tandem in any other division. Let us know if you plan to do so and we'll have a small honor for the fastest tandem team of the day.The Equine division was tried a few years ago under Sub-9 management. We've resurrected it and believe there will be a solid field of entries.Our website is already updated with these details, and online registration will be revised shortly.http://www.dinoseries.com/death-march/[/size]

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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2017, 03:52:18 PM »
Good move Brian.  I may be wrong but there may be as many male riders above 40 as below.
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2017, 07:50:53 PM »
Good, but now a FATBIKE category needs added...
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2017, 08:56:08 AM »
Fett: Yes, more than half the participants (last year) are over age 40. However, since both team members must be over 40 for Masters division, it should give us a nice split of Mens/Masters division.


matt_laker: Other than the now defunct Tandem division, Death March has never had a bike-type division. I think that is a good thing... no hassle over bike definitions. Different route choices favor different bikes, and you have to factor in conditions as well.

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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #4 on: January 26, 2017, 08:56:56 AM »
Never mind...found my answer!
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #5 on: January 26, 2017, 12:39:46 PM »
Fett: Yes, more than half the participants (last year) are over age 40. However, since both team members must be over 40 for Masters division, it should give us a nice split of Mens/Masters division.


matt_laker: Other than the now defunct Tandem division, Death March has never had a bike-type division. I think that is a good thing... no hassle over bike definitions. Different route choices favor different bikes, and you have to factor in conditions as well.


Okay, that makes sense!  Now for the Gravel Grovel---how about a Clydesdale division?  Also, I've done it once and can't recall---is there a fatbike category for it?  I know some rode them two years ago when I did but didn't pay attention to whether there was a category for it or not because I didn't have one...but now I do!  I expect to do it again in the future but additional times beyond that will only likely occur if I can carve out a little better chance of "placing" in a category (Clydsedale, Fatbike, Masters that are Follicly-challenged...).  ;)
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #6 on: January 26, 2017, 09:41:27 PM »
Last year, I think that three of the top four teams were Masters.  I know that 3rd and 4th place were. 

Brian, is this year going to include the same cemeteries as last year and the same general format?  Or are there plans to mix up format a bit?
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2017, 10:38:27 AM »
Last year, I think that three of the top four teams were Masters.  I know that 3rd and 4th place were. 

Brian, is this year going to include the same cemeteries as last year and the same general format?  Or are there plans to mix up format a bit?

First place was as well. I think Baker is a little over 40
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2017, 06:07:07 PM »
I plan to swap out a few of the checkpoints for new ones. We'll change a few time bonuses too.

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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #9 on: January 30, 2017, 09:34:57 AM »
I plan to swap out a few of the checkpoints for new ones. We'll change a few time bonuses too.

That is a good thing. I think tweaking the cemeteries and bonuses every years keep it fresh and also keep it from ending up with everyone doing the same route.
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2017, 02:12:35 PM »
Brian, 

Are you going to list who is signed up? It does always keep people checking back at your website.
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Re: New Categories for Death March!
« Reply #12 on: March 01, 2017, 02:50:37 PM »
100 teams registered now for Death March! Don't forget to get your entry in soon to avoid paying a late fee!


All checkpoints are now posted, including the first three mandatory points. The final two mandatory points will be drawn at random, five minutes before start.


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