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Anonymous

Posts: 52

Posted: Tue Oct. 10, 2006 3:14 pm
I have not ridden the mtb course yet (going to try and get there this week), but was wondering if anyone does this SS? I currently run 32:16, but depending on the climbing I might drop to a 32:18. From the looks of the course map, it looks like some decent climbing will be done, but the map doesn't have the contour intervals marked.
Am I right guessing elevation from high school to Pinnacle is ~300'?
rockboy

Posts: 2086
Location: Newport

Posted: Tue Oct. 10, 2006 3:58 pm
3 SS's did the Pinnacle VII mountain bike race this year check out the names on the results, perhaps you know some of them: [url]http://www.team-pinnacle.org/race-results.php?race=Pinnacle2006&name=2006%20Pinnacle%20VII%20MTB[/url]. I have no idea what they ran though, PJ, Brian, any ideas?

Contour interval on the PDF map is 6 meters which makes the total change in elevation from the High School to the highest point on the course approx 160 meters or 525 feet.

Hope this helps. Thank you for pointing out the lack of contour interval on the map, I hadn't noticed that before and I've looked at that map many times.

Ryan
Anonymous

Posts: 52

Posted: Tue Oct. 10, 2006 4:53 pm
[quote:570c890f3b="ROCKBOY"]3 SS's did the Pinnacle VII mountain bike race this year check out the names on the results, perhaps you know some of them: [url]http://www.team-pinnacle.org/race-results.php?race=Pinnacle2006&name=2006%20Pinnacle%20VII%20MTB[/url]. I have no idea what they ran though, PJ, Brian, any ideas?

Contour interval on the PDF map is 6 meters which makes the total change in elevation from the High School to the highest point on the course approx 160 meters or 525 feet.

Hope this helps. Thank you for pointing out the lack of contour interval on the map, I hadn't noticed that before and I've looked at that map many times.

Ryan[/quote:570c890f3b]

Thanks for the info, I am going to try and get up there this week and see what I am in for.
davmaz

Posts: 67

Posted: Wed Oct. 11, 2006 8:04 am
The last two years I did the Foliage 400 and the Pinnacle on my single speed with 32/18 gearing. I found this an ideal gear ratio due to the climbs, single track and downhill portions. That leaves just a few sections were 32/16 gearing would have been better. The most notable would be the ride around the field to the start/finish point.
Brian

Posts: 854
Location: Newport

Posted: Wed Oct. 11, 2006 8:16 am
Thanks for chiming in Dave, all of us locals continue to ride using those gear changing gadgets with ignorant bliss.

And Dave, what about a Mtbmind team?
 
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