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Big New Tasty Optional Enduro for Soloists
If you’re not plowing forward, you’re falling behind. And while this has led to some pretty dumb decisions in the past (Crystal Pepsi, lawn darts, Clairol’s “Touch of Yogurt” shampoo), we feel like we’ve got a winner on our hands here. In 2013, we’ve decided to bring a new, optional Enduro (ND) format to the long weekend in Boggs Demonstration State Forest. We’re adding a hill climb race on Friday afternoon/evening, a Super D downhill race on Sunday morning, and keeping everyone’s favorite 8 Hour race as rad as ever on Saturday. We figure you’re all already there, so why not get started early?
How’s it gonna work? Pfft. So easy:
Teams are not eligible.
In order to compete in the Enduro event you must race the 8 hour event as a soloist. Teams are not eligible for multi-day Enduro competition. Besides, your solo-racin’ friends are going to be counting on you to be there to cheer/humiliate/spray beer on them Friday and Sunday while they go for gold.
The Enduro race is optional.
Those of you who have lived with the tradition of racing the regular Boggs 8 hour race have nothing to fear. The format of that event will not change, and the Enduro format is purely optional.
The 8 hour race is not optional.
No competitors may register for the hill climb or Super D races only. You must compete in the 8 hour race in order to compete in the other two races. However, time in the 8-hour race is not cumulative towards your Enduro points; the number of laps AND your fastest lap time is. (see below)
How winners are calculated.
Winners are calculated as the accumulation of time between Friday’s hill climb and Sunday’s Super D plus the fastest lap time from Saturday’s 8 hour race. Then we deduct one minute for each lap completed over five laps during the 8-hour race. A 5-lap minimum during the 8 hour race is required in order to remain in the Enduro competition. As always, this math is subject to minor adjustments as we employ test subjects in the lead up to the event weekend. We strive for fairness, after all, as we develop these margins.
As an example, a heated battle between Racer A and B:
Racer A: 8 minutes (hill climb time) + 47 minutes (fastest 8 hour lap) – 2 minutes (7 lap bonus from 8 hour race) + 9.5 minutes (Super D time) = 62.5 minutes
Racer B: 10 minutes (hill climb time) +49 minutes (fastest 8 hour lap) - 4 minutes (9 lap bonus in 8 hour race) + 7 minutes (Super D time) = 62.0′
Racer B wins, despite being slower on the hill climb and having a slower personal lap on the 8 hour race. Hooray Racer B.
Expect around 1,100′ of climbing on an 8-9 mile course with lots of FAST buffed out single-track alongside nice, steady climbs. You can do it on a cross bike if you must, but it’s more fun on a mountain bike. And this is from people who like to ride cross bikes everywhere.
What you get
Registration for Boggs 8 Hour will be $87/person. Each entry includes a commemorative shirt; a hot, catered post-race meal; a considerable supply of beer; bumpin’ tunes; prizes; camping; and an overall unforgettable weekend in Boggs Demonstration State Forest.
It’s a weekend affair. We get there early. If you feel like coming up Wednesday or Thursday to hang out or help hang up some course markings, we would love the company. Holler at a kid.
FRIDAY May 3rd: Camping officially opens to race participants. Registration opens. Pre-ride your heart out.
Hill Climb starts at 5:00 PM. Expect about 20 lung-busting minutes of work. Maybe leetle beet more, maybe leetle beet less. You’ll want to lineup before then.
SATURDAY May 4th: RACE DAY
6:09am — SUNRISE
8:00am — Mass start
4:00pm — Last rider leaves the staging area; dinner service begins
4:45pm — Last time finishes will be counted
5:30pm — Awards
Dusk – Shenanigans
8:03pm — SUNSET
SUNDAY May 5th: Cinco de Mayo, duh!
Super D starts at 9:30. That’s when we start running riders DOWN the course. You’ll need to get up to the top under your own steam before that time.
Enduro Awards will go down shortly after the last Super D rider finishes up and we take a few minutes for vital calculations, coffee, etc. That’ll probably be around 10:30 or so.
Unorganized DIY group recovery rides, clean-up, tear-down, pack it out will happen organically, like the opening of a beautiful flower.
Prizes and Awards
Our sponsors are generous folks, and you can rest assured that in addition to having a chance of taking home one of our beautiful medals at the podium, there will be a great big mountain of prizes we’re going to have to get through. We’ll be coming up with a number of creative ways of giving them out, so pay attention come race day. We’ll post a purty little list here of prizes that’ll be up for grabs on the big weekend.
Masters 40 M/W
Masters 50 M/W
Pro Singlespeed M/W
Pro Open M/W
2 Person Coed
2 Person Men
2 Person Women
2 Person Singlespeed
3 Person Coed
3 Person Men
3 Person Women
3 Person Singlespeed
We have a couple of suggestions disguised as rules for you as a participant at Boggs Enduro:
- Pack it in, pack it out. We don’t do trash service and there’s no dumpsters available. There’s not even trash cans. Leave it behind and you’re busted for littering.
- ABSOLUTELY NO self-made campfire rings. None.
- Dress like an onion. It gets cold at night. Use clean clothes and avoid smelling like an onion (a guideline, not a rule).
- Bring your own dishes for eating dinner. Glassware for beer drinkin’ too. Probably should include forks, spoons, knives, and napkins on that list. We’re a couple of decimal points off being a zero waste event with Boggs.
- Bring water. There’s not really any available, as it’s all primitive camping, but there are stores nearby.
- Keep your dog on a leash. Clean up his poop and pack it out. No amount of love that you have for your dog will make anyone else stoked to step in your animal’s shit.