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Old August 1st, 2018, 06:04 AM   #1
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Against better judgment, I've almost committed to doing the 100K again.

Did the course change since 2014? It looks about the same but the official distance listed is 3.35 miles per lap and my data from 2014 shows 3.41/3.42 miles. Unfortunately, the newer Garmin doesn't have autolap-by-position so I need a real number.

Can anyone make sense of last year's times? There are no totals given and some of the laps don't seem to be laps.

If I do the race, I will be carrying an electric horn and a whistle (for backup). Does anyone know if these actually work to clear a path through the clouds of slow bicycles that clog the course?

Last edited by ese002; August 1st, 2018 at 07:45 PM. Reason: Corrected the year of my prior 100K
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Old August 1st, 2018, 04:11 PM   #2
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The course (and distance) is the same, though there is new pavement replacing most of the worst sections. As far as timing, I know they had some issues for people who registered the day of the race but don't know about any other issues.

As far as pedestrians, they've been starting the race earlier which helps. I think it has been better recent years, but the threat of rain also played a part of keeping pedestrian numbers down at least one year.
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Old August 1st, 2018, 07:42 PM   #3
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2017 results show 19 laps. I could have sworn it was 18 laps in 2014*. 19 laps makes sense for 3.35 mile laps but not for 3.4 mile laps.

*Thought it was 2015 but my track says otherwise.
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It has always been 19, but a few years ago (2015?) they miscounted the laps and made 18 the bell lap. Most people did 18 laps with only a few exceptions like myself that did the full 19. I believe the lead pack went out after realizing the mistake and did the 19th lap after the "finish." My understanding is they purposely duplicated the finish order from lap 18. I suspect my finish is incorrect since my time was for 19 laps while skaters behind me finished before me on lap 18, but it's not like I'm annoyed by this

One year they went without chip timing. Was it that year? I can't remember, but they only tried that once.
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