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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. on: August 02, 2010, 11:59:24 AM
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2010 CTR Pre-race thread

The following 40 people lined up for a rainy adventure this morning!  I'll update this list with status on occasion.

  • Ethan Passant - 4d13h35m    
  • Jesse Jakomait - 4d15h05m  
  • Jefe Branham - 5d02h10m    
  • Eszter Horanyi - 6d05h30m  
  • Timothy Kugler - 6d08h05m  
  • Matthew Steinwand - 6d13h25m, unofficial
  • Garrett Peltonen - 6d16h40m
  • Cat Morrison - 6d19h15m
  • Zach Guy - 7d03h15m    
  • Dylan Taylor - 7d07h40m    
  • Pawel Kudela - 7d12h58m    
  • Jason Johnson - 8d08h24m    
  • Bill Guerrera - 8d09h47m    
  • Mark Caminiti - 8d10h43m    
  • Toby Gadd - 8d15h00m        
  • Andy Farish - 9d14h07m      
  • Bob Butrico - 10d09h54m    
  • Ryan Feild - 14d05h31m    
  • Aaron Weinsheimer bailed @ Marshall Pass
  • Bart Spedden bailed @ Frisco    
  • Chris Miller  bailed @ B.V.    
  • Dave Harris  bailed @ Hwy 149    
  • Dave Kirk  bailed @ Mt. Princeton      
  • Doug Johnson bailed @ Swan River Rd.    
  • Emily Brock  bailed near Marshall Pass    
  • Emily Sportsman bailed @ Hwy 50
  • Gabe Dillon bailed @ Leadville    
  • Greg Bachman bailed @ Frisco    
  • James Leavesley  bailed @ Hwy 149
  • Jeff Kerkove  bailed @ Los Pinos Pass  
  • Jeffrey Zipfel bailed @ Frisco  
  • John Fettis bailed @ Bolam Pass    
  • John Fulton  bailed @ Marshall Pass    
  • Jon Csakany  bailed @ Marshall Pass    
  • Kurt Ireland  bailed @ B.V.    
  • Scott Sportsman bailed @ Hwy 50
  • Sean Allan  bailed @ Hwy 114    
  • Steve Lacey  bailed from Salida, but continued to ride much of the course to Durango    
  • Tom Komoroski   bailed @ Copper Mountain    
  • Nathaniel Gallion  disqualified - rode in a motor vehicle, intentionally dropped gear

The clock started at 6:45 AM.  All but Mark Caminiti have SPOT trackers and are on the CTR leaderboard.  The SPOTs are notoriously difficult to get into tracking mode when you have pre-race jitters and wandering-last-minute-anxiety-brain wondering if you packed all the right gear, etc. etc.  So, if your favorite racer isn't showing up, and you communicate with them during the race, let 'em know.  All the units must be reset every 24 hours, so as long as everyone remembers to do that, we should be getting all the Spots tomorrow.

Good luck everyone!  I almost wish I were out there getting soaked with ya...  Wink

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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 12:25:13 PM
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2010, 12:25:13 PM »

Monday 8/2, 13:09

Ethan P., Jeff K., Jesse J. and Doug J. are in the breakaway pack on the US-285 detour.  Last year, with heavy weekend RV and Truck traffic, this section was the scariest part of the race.  This year, there is an extra 5 miles of dirt road to avoid some of the pavement, and hopefully Monday traffic will be much lighter.

It's funny to think of a "breakaway" pack in a race like this, but it is cool to see these guys pushing the pace already.  Ethan is the only person to ride in every CTR thus far!  Dave H. and Jefe B, both with an immense amount of multi-day race experience, look to be taking out the start a bit easier, followed by the rest of the extremely loose "peloton".  And since there is no drafting allowed in this solo self-supported endeavor, the peloton is loose indeed.  Often measured in miles rather than feet...

The weather radar feature on the leaderboard is terrific!  We'll get to see exactly where everyone is getting pounded - and the best bet for today is Georgia Pass:


Photo Credit: Scott Morris

At over 12,000' between Kenosha Pass and Breckenridge, this is one of the higher places along the trail.  Fortunately, the racers will only be above treeline for a mile or so.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 12:28:58 PM
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2010, 12:28:58 PM »

love the initials on the spot dots!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 01:10:12 PM
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2010, 01:10:12 PM »

Up up up!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 01:20:45 PM
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2010, 01:20:45 PM »

Thanks again SM for providing the tracker page!

Happy birthday to emily c!

Have fun out there y'all!!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 03:48:36 PM
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2010, 03:48:36 PM »

Leadville for breakfast is the first big goal, who will make it?
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 04:39:18 PM
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2010, 04:39:18 PM »

Thanks for the new thread and updates, Stefan.  Several riders made it to Georgia Pass in under 10 hours.  Owen's split was over 11 hours last year. 

Stefan, any comment on how much time the new start location might have chopped off?  It started about 2000' higher, right?  Maybe an hour, some of which is offset by the highway detour, right?

I can't wait to watch this one unfold...
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 05:50:34 PM
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« Reply #7 on: August 02, 2010, 05:50:34 PM »

Looks like Doug Johnson is riding down Swan River?
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 06:02:34 PM
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« Reply #8 on: August 02, 2010, 06:02:34 PM »

Looks like Doug Johnson is riding down Swan River?

Sure looks like it to me.  Mechanical, seeking a shop in Breck before they all close?
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 06:12:07 PM
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« Reply #9 on: August 02, 2010, 06:12:07 PM »

Sure looks like it to me.  Mechanical, seeking a shop in Breck before they all close?
That was my thought also, if so it’s a good place leave the trail as it’s pretty quick to get back.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 06:16:36 PM
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« Reply #10 on: August 02, 2010, 06:16:36 PM »

Rode Kenosha to Georgia out and back today and saw many riders on my way back in headbang the pouring rain. Have to give a shout out to all you racers toughing it out in the elements. Good luck to all!!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 06:32:45 PM
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« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2010, 06:32:45 PM »

That was my thought also, if so it’s a good place leave the trail as it’s pretty quick to get back.
it might have to do with the couple of miles just prior to his detour. they drop a burly 1600ft.

plenty o' roots/rocks/reggae in there! a real brake pad-gobbler in the rain!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 07:19:45 PM
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« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2010, 07:19:45 PM »

Stefan, any comment on how much time the new start location might have chopped off?  It started about 2000' higher, right?  Maybe an hour, some of which is offset by the highway detour, right?
This year, the start is ~3 miles shorter and ~900' less elevation.  However, it is very twisty singletrack punctuated by short steep hike-a-bikes rather than 6 miles of graded, slightly uphill road.  I'd guess it to be only 15-20 minutes faster.

However, that benefit is countered by the 15-20 minute slower hilly gravel detour out of Bailey.

In a nutshell, if the Course Record is broken by even a few minutes, it'll be the real deal.

Even with the immense speed and talent in the front lines, my best guess (given the weather forecasts) is that Owen's record will hold for another year.  Can't wait to watch and see if I am proven wrong!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 07:29:15 PM
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« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2010, 07:29:15 PM »

Wow, mucho respect for all the riders out there. Can hardly see the CTR track when the weather radar is overlaid -- it's pouring! Even with the rain the frontrunners are FLYING! Those are some very hard and very wet boys and girls. Ride on!

-Owen

P.S. Scott, thanks for the very cool weather radar feature. And the initials, too. Pure genius.

P.P.S. I'm sure the record can be broken, but these conditions will make it so rough. I'd love to see it happen though!
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 08:25:35 PM
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« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2010, 08:25:35 PM »

I know John Fettis is from the UK, any others out there?     
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #15 on: August 02, 2010, 08:46:24 PM
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« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2010, 08:46:24 PM »

Looks like everyone is settling in the night, with Jesse and Ethan around treeline waiting to finish the climb over Ten mile range tomorrow. 
Its been a while since I have ridden over that range instead of around it, but I remember its exposure just after the saddle followed by wild flower feilds and then some tree bashing switchbacks.  A fun one.

Was this section in last year's too?

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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #16 on: August 02, 2010, 09:19:23 PM
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« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2010, 09:19:23 PM »

Looks like Jesse and Ethan are still going! I'm excited to follow Sean Allan's progress as I have raced against him in the past and it sounds like he is going for a similar pace/sleep strategy as I would go for. I'm very interested in doing this next year. Smiley
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #17 on: August 02, 2010, 09:27:16 PM
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« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2010, 09:27:16 PM »

Harris and Eszter are still going as well by my last check. Dug Johnson is out according to facebook.
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #18 on: August 02, 2010, 11:16:00 PM
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« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2010, 11:16:00 PM »

trail717 , James Leavsley also from the UK... he'll be his usually super cheery self.. rain,sleet or snow he'll be loving it out there Smiley
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  Topic Name: CTR 2010 Status and Updates. Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 02:04:17 AM
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« Reply #19 on: August 03, 2010, 02:04:17 AM »

James Leavesley seems to be heading for Breckenridge. Hope he's OK!
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