"I need to set something strait about the new bike course. There are rumors going around that its to hard, and its not. Do to some trail conditions of the Olmstead loop the race course has had a 2 1/2 mile single track and fire road climb added to it. The state park has graded the Olmstead loop and made it much faster than it has been in 20 years. This means fastest lap times would be in the 38-41 which is to fast for a 24 hr event. This will help spread the field out and make it make it safer and more enjoyable for everyone. If you go and race at OP 24hr race in AZ they have a 15 mile lap that is being finished no faster than 55 mins with little climbing. So to let all off you know the new Olmstead loop will have around 1500ft of climbing in 11 1/2 miles to 12 miles. You are not going all the way to the bottom of the Dam and back out, not even half way.The Coolest 24 is May 5 - 6, 2007 in Cool, CA. Find more details in the archives.
So don't stress! It's going to be another great, fast course this year! "
Wednesday, April 04, 2007
The Coolest 24 Update
Just a little update from The Coolest 24 website on this year's course: