The 508 furnace creek
Maybe next year. After climbing through the mountains there's a windy [reasonably] fast descent, and then lots and lots of straight rollers through the desert, mile after mile, for about 20 miles. Time Station 5 is on the right, a paved lot across from the Mad Greek restaurant, pretty much in the center of Baker just before reaching Interstate The road has been resurfaced recently here, fortunately. Next up is 20 miles of flat. The climb out from Kelso into the Granite Mountains is about 2, feet spread over 15 miles; a gradual but continuous ascent. Riding 20 miles across desert is not the same as riding 20 miles in town, with interesting stuff to hold your visual interest; there are long stretches of desert, seemingly mile after mile of similarity Many of these rides left from different starting locations.
Furnace Creek is an ultramarathon bicycle race that takes place annually each October since in Southern California.
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Its route starts in Santa Clarita. Founded by John Marino in and recognized as "The Toughest 48 hours in Sport," Silver State is the world's premier weekend ultra cycling race.
The 34th Anniversary Silver State will take place on SeptemberFormerly known as Furnace CreekSilver State is a Race Across.
Here's an overall profile of the route:. The overall ride is much harder than I thought. It is possible to get "pay at the pump" gas all night to feed your SAG vehicles.
Mountainsmith Helps Team Hungry Hippos Prepare for The Furnace Creek Mountainsmith
In the picture below you can see the Honda test track, and this you will be able to see from the ride, since you go right by it. Within those constraints, the clock starts when the riders leave and ends when the solo or first team rider crosses the finish line.
This race was founded in by the godfather of ultracycling, John Marino, who also created the. This is the 26th Anniversary of the Furnace Creek Bicycle Race.
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The race itself begins tomorrow, OctoberHeld since and. Note: AdventureCORPS produced this event as Furnace Creek from throughand then as Silver State from through In
I've ridden a lot of double centuries, but this is something else entirely.
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There are plenty of facilities here for buying fuel, food, water, etc. Skip to content. There is a good little climb past the Scotty's Castle turn-off. Fortunately for the heat the ride sets up so that you'll be in Death Valley at night, but unfortunately you won't be able to experience the beauty; another reason to drive the route beforehand :.