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Old 06-04-2019, 09:16 AM
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Black fly challenge

Anybody going to do the black fly this weekend? I am considering it and haven't ever tried it before.

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:38 AM
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I am. I've done it 4 or 5 times before and west bound is my preferred direction. 8-10 miles paved then 25ish miles of dirt then a short paved section with 1 mile of mostly downhill single track to the finish.

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:38 AM
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Weather looks like it's shaping up to be a good day.

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:39 AM
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Yes, the weather looks great and as long as my wife gives me the go ahead I'll be there. What kind of tires do you typically run?

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:42 AM
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I've gone a little bigger each year, once (and never again) on a fat bike...

I'll be sticking with my 45mm WTB Riddlers that I rode at the Lu Lacka Wyco and the Farmers Daughter. Hoping I have better luck than I had at either of those events (both DNFs.)

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:43 AM
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It is a point to point ride, so you'll need to arrange transportation on way. There is a shuttle, but the AM one is sold out, not sure about the PM.

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Old 06-04-2019, 10:00 AM
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It is a point to point ride, so you'll need to arrange transportation on way. There is a shuttle, but the AM one is sold out, not sure about the PM.

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Good to know. The local bike shop crew will be there, so hopefully I can arrange a ride back with them. I have a set of Riddlers here, but I'm not sure if I can fit them on any of my bikes just yet.

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Old 06-04-2019, 10:09 AM
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Good to know. The local bike shop crew will be there, so hopefully I can arrange a ride back with them. I have a set of Riddlers here, but I'm not sure if I can fit them on any of my bikes just yet.

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I would just go as big as you can, tread seems to be less of an issue for most folks. Schwalbe G-ones would be plenty of tread barring a very wet day.

Most of the “gravel” is sandy and can be soft in spots when it’s either very wet or very dry.


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Old 06-04-2019, 01:44 PM
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I would just go as big as you can, tread seems to be less of an issue for most folks. Schwalbe G-ones would be plenty of tread barring a very wet day.

Most of the “gravel” is sandy and can be soft in spots when it’s either very wet or very dry.


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The guys at the lbs said the rain we've had should make for good riding conditions on Saturday. I still need to figure a few things out before I commit, but am leaning towards going. Thanks for the insight!

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Old 06-04-2019, 02:08 PM
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Absolutely, anytime.

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