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Heads up on Crest - This weekend AC100

Heads up on The Crest -

This weekend the 27th Annual Angeles Crest 100 Mile Endurance Run takes place. Travel safe everyone. Race starts in Wrightwood Saturday August 2rd / 5AM. Ends in Altadena Sunday at 2PM. Runner's will be crossing the AC at Inspiration Point, Islip Saddle, Vincent Gap, Kratka Ridge (above Eagles Roost). From Eagles Roost to Buckhorn exit runners are forced to run on side of road (endangered frog). Crossings at Parjarito, Glenwood Camp, and finally Shortcut Saddle. For map of course click race book link / scroll to page 12..

There will be extra cars up there this weekend as crews are going to Isp Point, Islip, Vincent, Eagles, and Shortcut to support. Runner crossings will not be an issue on Sunday. http://www.ac100.com/2014info/2014-racebook2.pdf
Mike P

Are you running this weekend, Shreddy? If so, stop by our aid station at Newcomb Saddle. We'll leave the light on for you! As I recall you have unfinished business on the AC 100...
shreddy

I am Mike! Bib #36. Hope to pop by and say hello. Thanks to all you volunteers!  Surprised
Mike P

shreddy wrote:
I am Mike! Bib #36. Hope to pop by and say hello. Thanks to all you volunteers!  Surprised

Good luck and we'll see you there! Any music requests?
VermillionPearlGirl

Thanks for the heads up! That's actually really good to know.

And seriously, these people, crazy amazing.
fortified

I ran up to the Idlehour station to see the first runners go by around 9-10 PM. Last year the station peeps sighted a bear about 20 yards away next to the campground.
The funniest thing happened about 9:30 PM. A few kids hiked almost to Mt. Wilson, and turned around. They weren't sure about the route as it was the first time for all of them. A bit scared, they were jogging down. They had no idea a race was going on. As they made it toward the Idlehour trail and turned the corner, they "saw lights in the middle of the forest"
Well, everyone at the station saw the flashlights, and heard the jogging, and figured it was a runner.... Suddenly the 20 station people "in the middle of the forest" were cheering, clapping, and taking pictures. The runners looked REAL CONFUSED!! "What, did we win something?" "What's going on?" A momentary silence....... then everyone started laughing. Someone has pictures of it somewhere......
Mike P

Here is a video from a quadcopter at the 2014 Newcomb Saddle Aid Station:
Newcomb Saddle Aid Station
shreddy

Great video Mike! It was good to  meet you in person and shake your hand up at Newcombs Saddle. Once again I timed out at Idle Hour. The course is relentless!

ITB issues and blisters were my downfall. I couldn't muster the mental strength to press on through the pain.

Thanks for the support out there. Your aid station is great. I'm signed up for 2015.

Happy Trails!
Mike P

Hey, shreddy! I was bummed to see your name out at Idlehour. It was certainly an honor to meet you up at Newcomb. That's tough to have an IT band issue so early in the race!

The video was from Gerry, one of the radio guys who brings his quadcopter for a little filming.

We'll see you next year if not before!
turtle

shreddy wrote:
Once again I timed out at Idle Hour. The course is relentless! ... I'm signed up for 2015.

Shreddy, congrats on another fine attempt!  

I'm in awe of all who even start the race.  Maybe someday...
turtle

Mike P wrote:
Here is a video from a quadcopter at the 2014 Newcomb Saddle Aid Station...

MikeP, thanks for the wonderful aerial footage.

In my experience, trail "running" uphill is much like hiking uphill, generally a sufferfest.  But on a neutral or slightly downhill single track that is neither aerobically taxing nor overly technical, trail running can provide a joy entirely distinct from hiking -- the sweep of the terrain as you move through it at pace, with little or no weight to burden your back or slow your progress. The wide, flowing views in your final segment strongly evoke that sensation.

On the other hand, I'd imagine that 70 miles in to a 100 mile race, such sensations would be hard to come by!  Shocked
outwhere

fortified wrote:
I ran up to the Idlehour station to see the first runners go by around 9-10 PM. Last year the station peeps sighted a bear about 20 yards away next to the campground.
The funniest thing happened about 9:30 PM. A few kids hiked almost to Mt. Wilson, and turned around. They weren't sure about the route as it was the first time for all of them. A bit scared, they were jogging down. They had no idea a race was going on. As they made it toward the Idlehour trail and turned the corner, they "saw lights in the middle of the forest"
Well, everyone at the station saw the flashlights, and heard the jogging, and figured it was a runner.... Suddenly the 20 station people "in the middle of the forest" were cheering, clapping, and taking pictures. The runners looked REAL CONFUSED!! "What, did we win something?" "What's going on?" A momentary silence....... then everyone started laughing. Someone has pictures of it somewhere......


Great story, Fortified... and even better to hear that the youngsters weren't running away from setting a fire or a hazing incident gone bad or showed up with back packs rattling with the sounds of spray paint cans in them  Razz

And yes Mike P - ditto the thanks for the aerial footage - it's nice to be a hawk without being a hawk --- who knows though, maybe it's not too bad being a hawk...
shreddy

"Shreddy, congrats on another fine attempt!  

I'm in awe of all who even start the race.  Maybe someday..."

Much appreciated Turtle. AC100 3 Shreddy 0

I want to finish this thing!

The volunteers are amazing and this fine race tradition can't take place without them -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TqqXlvuLRvs

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