Zach's been after it down in Michaux. He's been riding around piecing together the 50K event based on my prototype course from early winter. We think he's close and it looks like it'll allow us to use the same CP#1 and CP#4 as the long course.
Of course, the 50K is expressly for those of you who have been wanting to go after IC, but those short 'cross races the rest of the season get in the way a bit! We know that many of you don't want to extend yourself for the 4-5 hrs that constitute the average finish time for the big daddy event. So this option should have those of you who are race fit back in 2-2.5 hrs giving you a really great workout in the midst of cross season that is a perfect intensity and distance for what is often an non-rassin' weekend.
And yes, both courses will feature this:
So, 100K for those of you going for the gusto (and maybe the UltraCX series?) and 50K for those of you out for a hell of a workout and a big yummy bite of the long course.
And, 50K run coming too on that same 50K 'cross course. The run will be a great mix of trails, dirt roads and some pavement and one heck of a challenge. Stay tuned for more.
Pic from Dirt Rag's 2010 IC coverage, courtesy AELandes Photography!