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Toasted Head #3 could = MUD!(2 posts)

Toasted Head #3 could = MUD!adventurefind
Nov 7, 2002 11:23 AM
We finally got the first rain last night after a looooong, dry summer.

I hope the course for Sunday's race is muddy. If it is, I will not include any barricades. I have a very steep hill that you guys will hate me for, and if it's muddy as muddy can be, you'll be slippin' and slidin' all over the place.

On Saturday, Sarah and I will go to the winery and mark the new course. We can't use the original course due to another event taking plaze inthe gazebo.

Registration will take place outside the tasting room.

if you have any questions, please email me at: ernesto@adventurefind.com

http://www.toastedhead.com/race.html
Mud A San Diego Perspectiveatpjunkie
Nov 8, 2002 6:07 PM
oh the horror. Rode this AM, moderate rain, dirt turns to clay, sticks to everything. Tires are covered by half inch plus of sticky red clay. Brakes? can't even see them, let alone use them. Traction? Mud on mud, the most basic routes are spin outs. So now mud starts picking up grass, twigs and what not turning me into the rolling adobe machine. Wheels clog to full lock up every 20 or so yards.
Have to dig clay out with a stick from stays, brakes and cranks. What starts as a ride turns to 45 minute portage practice. look for puddles to "clean wheels a bit" find what makes it hard to ride makes it hard to run, off camber and wet clay make it tough to even walk without falling.
Funny thing... I still had a bit of fun.