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Last Post 12/03/2019 09:49 PM by Cosmic Kid. 8 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2019 08:55 AM
Desperately wanted to pull the trigger on this today....registration was open for over 20 minutes before it filled up. Thought for sure it would fill immediately.

Unfortunately, Kid #2 is headed to college next year and there is a strong likelihood that the race weekend would overlap with dropping her off....at a minimum helping her get ready and just being around to ease her nerves. Since she doesn't know what school yet, I couldn't risk the $$ and having to sacrifice the slot.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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12/03/2019 09:33 AM
You can always go on a dime and ride Cottonwood west side gravel climb. Still one of the most scenic climbs I ever did.

I am thinking of signing up for Grinduro Mt Shasta Sep 17 and Levi's Growler Oct 3 and spend the time in between riding in CA. The rides are planned just gotta sell it to home front.
longslowdistance

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12/03/2019 11:38 AM
Cottonwood Pass in CO? West side was gravel when I rode it many years ago - buff gravel, and stunningly beautiful scenery. Not much air up there.
Orange Crush

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12/03/2019 12:50 PM
LSD - correct; I rode the Cottonwood west side gravel back in 2013. Plenty of air for riding but when I got off my bike and tried to walk up to a lunch spot not so much. Stunning indeed.

Between the different climbs I did that trip (Trail Ridge, Mt Evans, Independence, Cottonwood, Sugarloaf) it was by far the most scenic one.

Sugarloaf was the only hard one LOL.
Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2019 04:35 PM
Registration was open for a full 20 minutes this AM before it sold out. Was surprised it lasted that long....especially since I heard that 1100 slots were taken through team deals / early registrants from last year.

Maybe in 2021....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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12/03/2019 05:00 PM
This has got to be terribly disappointing especially since you seem to be reduced to running, is that what triggered it hahaha?
Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2019 05:18 PM
LOL....no, it just looked like an awesome event.

As for running, I kinda have it in the back of my head to give a full IM one last shot next year. I'll age up in 2021 so the timing could be right. But I know I need to improve my run...so I am gonna just try and rebuild my base casually for the rest of the year and see how it feels.

Problem is I kinda have a lot on my Goal list for 2021....DK Redemption, possible IM and SBT GRVL. Could be a bit too ambitious, ya know?!?!?
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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12/03/2019 08:23 PM
Three peaks in a 4 months span may be challenging. You will also finally need to learn to swim.
Cosmic Kid

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12/03/2019 09:49 PM
Well, I am thinking about IMTX, which is in April so I would peak for that and just switch my focus to riding after that. Wouldn’t worry about a “peak” per se for DK...would just let my fitness carry me through.

Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
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