2012 Mega-Monster Enduro
This is a once a year event against non-motorized bicycle racers. You can sign up for either the full 102 miles (164km) race or the shorter 64 miles (103km)When:
Saturday, 11 Feb 2012, between 8 am (slower riders) to 9:30 am (fastest riders). Faster riders will want to start 9 am to 9:30 am to avoid getting to the checkpoints before they open. Slower riders should start close to 8 am to avoid getting to the checkpoints after they close. The start is "low-key": when you're ready, you go, and we record your start time. Where:
Start point is at the Paicines General Store in Paicines
. Parking is available along the side of the highway (not at the store). Restrooms are available in the General Store to customers only, so please spend at least a dollar or so if you want to use the facilities (post-ride burritos are available!) We will also have a Porta-Potty available for the morning before the store opens. It is about 2 hours drive from San Francisco.Distance:
102 miles or 64 milesRegistration:
Solo riders: RSVP here
so we know to expect you on the big day!
Teams: RSVP here
once you have your roster set!Lodging:Best Western San Benito Inn
in Hollister provides Low-Key with a discount for the night of February 10th, the night before the Enduro. Ask for the Megamonster Bicycle Race room rate: reference Sanjay at the Best Western if there's any confusion about the discount. Check here for Google Maps. Who:
There will be MrBill and me and other road bike racers - around 60 people I believe. I will add more to the list soon.
For a list of registered racers see below:
Registered solo riders is viewable here
Registered teams is viewable here
.Electric Bicycle Rules:
"hybrid-electric" division, where the vehicle, bicycle, tricycle, or quad (2-4 wheels), faired or un-faired, must comply with the following rules:
Pedals and human power function: the vehicle must have functional pedals that allow the bicycle to be ridden on level ground 8 meters in a second solely under human power (18 mph for one second).
Only electric motors: the vehicle may use only electric motor or motors to assist propulsion.
Stored energy limit: the vehicle may use no more than 2 kilowatt hours of stored energy for the 100mi event and no more than 1.25 kilowatt hours for the 100k event. For a tandem the watt-hour limit is increased by 50%. For a multi-rider team the watt-hour limit applies to each bike on the team. For a relay team, the watt-hour limit applies to the sum of stored energy on all team bikes.
Battery mounting: batteries must be mounted securely to the vehicle frame. No backpack battery packs.
Volunteers or Bill Bushnell reserve the right to judge compliance with the above rules and to disqualify any vehicle that is deemed to be inconsistent with a bicycling event. If you have any doubts about your entry please contact MrBill
or the event organizers ahead of time for approval.
Here's the map and the hilly portion of the route:
For more details, click on the link below:http://megamonster.lowkeyhillclimbs.com/2012/http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=25&t=33827
My last year's 102 Miles ebike racing experience:http://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewto ... experience
Who is going?