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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 on: February 24, 2015, 07:41:29 AM
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« on: February 24, 2015, 07:41:29 AM »

FYI - I just got an email about this upcoming event...

http://fatbikemammoth.com/events/caldera-500-9-18-15/
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 08:52:59 AM
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« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2015, 08:52:59 AM »

Enticing -- especially this part, "This is a soggy chamois, brown teeth, hallucination-inducing HAB fest, that will take you through heaven and hell on earth. Loose screws are a prerequisite.  Pussies need not apply."
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 11:48:18 AM
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« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2015, 11:48:18 AM »

Shweet, more routes for this part of the country.  Start/finish TBD? - well how 'bout Schat's Bakkery? Could fuel up with 4,000+ calories right from the gun.
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 05:51:17 PM
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« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2015, 05:51:17 PM »

start/finish in Mammoth Lakes.
yup, Schats mammoth will fuel you up until Shats in Bishop.
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 08:19:59 AM
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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2015, 08:19:59 AM »

Much thanks to Jeremy, Alan and the rest of the gang for putting this together. The eastern sierra has been long overdue for a great bikepacking route like this  thumbsup
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 06:16:13 PM
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2015, 06:16:13 PM »

start/finish in Mammoth Lakes.
yup, Schats mammoth will fuel you up until Shats in Bishop.
A stop at Great Basin Bakery would be good hit too.
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 07:38:13 PM
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2015, 07:38:13 PM »

A stop at Great Basin Bakery would be good hit too.

best cinnamon rolls on the eastside.

Stop at them both (and Mahogany Smoked Meats) because once you leave Bishop its a long tough push to the next resupply.
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 03:40:24 PM
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2015, 03:40:24 PM »

Looks awesome, thanks to those who put this together! 
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 07:36:40 AM
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« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2015, 07:36:40 AM »

Can't wait to see the route!
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 07:42:24 AM
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« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2015, 07:42:24 AM »

A preliminary map of the route is now posted.  Also a photo page.

http://fatbikemammoth.com/2015/03/10/are-you-kidding-me-this-is-gonna-be-insanesweet/

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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 06:00:14 AM
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2015, 06:00:14 AM »

Oh man this looks good. Has the route been backpacked as a whole yet?( recon run )
resupply and water ?
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 06:14:16 AM
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« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2015, 06:14:16 AM »

Awesome looking route!

Great job putting this together, guys!!  thumbsup
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 08:29:17 AM
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« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2015, 08:29:17 AM »

Any idea of % singletrack vs dirt road? Looks like a ton of fun.
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 08:43:27 AM
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2015, 08:43:27 AM »

I'm not involved with this event.  I just passed on the info because I thought there might be some interest here. Unfortunately I don't have any further details about the route that isn't available in the link.

I have done a lot of riding in some of the areas this route will visit.  It's an incredibly beautiful region with a wide variety of terrain.  
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 07:02:41 PM
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2015, 07:02:41 PM »

there is probably 30-40% ST. the remaining in primarily old double track that rides like ST. A bit of gravel grind and the obligatory asphalt transfer sections round out the rest of the tread.

As JRA noted, the terrain is quite varied in all respects, desert to alpine, soft sand to moist firm dirt, volcanic tuff (compressed volcano dust) to white granite, 4K' to 11K+, hot to cold, up and down.
Yeeha!
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #15 on: May 27, 2015, 08:02:06 AM
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« Reply #15 on: May 27, 2015, 08:02:06 AM »

It looks like they've added a 250 option to the event.

http://fatbikemammoth.com/blog/
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #16 on: July 18, 2015, 07:31:51 AM
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« Reply #16 on: July 18, 2015, 07:31:51 AM »

Registration now open - all details here -- http://fatbikemammoth.com/2015/07/18/caldera-250500-registration-opens-now/
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #17 on: September 18, 2015, 10:55:14 AM
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2015, 10:55:14 AM »

...and they are off. http://trackleaders.com/caldera15 Exciting new route as they hit a 6.4k climb right now on the first day!
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #18 on: September 18, 2015, 01:12:14 PM
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2015, 01:12:14 PM »

It looks like a great route, I wish I was riding it right now. Hopefully the smoke from the rough fire does not blow northeast.
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  Topic Name: Caldera 500 Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 02:12:45 PM
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« Reply #19 on: September 18, 2015, 02:12:45 PM »

It looks like a great route, I wish I was riding it right now. Hopefully the smoke from the rough fire does not blow northeast.

Here's a link with some live web cams of the area.  The smoke doesn't look that bad at the moment.  It was horrendous when I was up there a few days ago.  The recent rains have helped.

http://mammothweather.com/live-current-conditions/live-mammoth-webcam/
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