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Re: [hr100] River crossings

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  • Matt Mahoney
    I should be bringing up the rear at Hardrock and will be happy to do my best to hurl any runners across any raging rivers. Or at least half way across... BTW
    Message 1 of 21 , Mar 22, 2007
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      I should be bringing up the rear at Hardrock and will be happy to do my best
      to hurl any runners across any raging rivers. Or at least half way across...

      BTW I did finish (sort of) with dry socks last year. The secret was to leave
      them in my drawer in Florida.

      --- bill losey <ultra100@...> wrote:

      > I would suggest that when you get to any river crossing, you wait for the
      > runner behind you, then politely ask he/she to hurl you across. Would this
      > be considered muling? If they question your motives or request, ask them
      > this question. What would a true Hardrocker do in this situation? That
      > would be a good blog or story well worth reading. "How I finished the
      > Hardrock 100 with dry feet" I am sure that the Troubadour would be glad to
      > add commentary.
      > tongue in cheek of course.
      > Enjoy the mountains they are awesome. Embrace Silverton cuz it is a great
      > town. Don't spend much time worrying about the details. Suffering is just
      > a part of this run. Spend more time enjoying the ride.
      >
      > Best of luck and congrats on your up and coming finish.
      >
      > Bill
      > sure would love some pics of runners hurling each other over stream
      > crossings.
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > -----Original Message-----
      > >From: Deb Pero <mtnrunner02@...>
      > >Sent: Mar 21, 2007 9:34 AM
      > >To: hr100@yahoogroups.com
      > >Subject: Re: [hr100] River crossings
      > >
      > >oh, darn, I was going to tell him we all don wetsuits before the river
      > >crossings...
      > >
      > >I do remember crossing the Uncompaghre one year, it was just shortly after
      > >dark, and the water was chest deep on me.... I had my flashlight in my
      > teeth
      > >to keep it dry, and hanging on to the rope for dear life.
      > >Very "refreshing". And I had just put on dry socks and shoes. (silly me).
      > >
      > >
      > >
      > >On 3/20/07, Blake Wood and Rebecca Clark <bpwrlc@...> wrote:
      > >>
      > >> But Mineral Creek could be up to your crotch, depending on the runoff
      > >> status on race day. It was like that year before last. Nevertheless, not
      > too
      > >> difficult if you hang onto the rope.
      > >>
      > >> In this year's direction, you'll only be a couple miles from the finish
      > >> when you cross Mineral Creek, so even if you fall and go completely under
      > >> you won't be too bad off.
      > >>
      > >> - Blake
      > >>
      > >> At 11:12 AM 3/20/2007 -0700, you wrote:
      > >>
      > >> >The deepest rivers are about up to your knees. This would be S. Mineral
      > >> creek and there is a rope across.
      > >> >
      > >> >-- Matt Mahoney, <mailto:matmahoney% <matmahoney%25>40yahoo.com>
      > >> matmahoney@... <matmahoney%40yahoo.com>
      > >> >
      > >> >----- Original Message ----
      > >> >From: markus4345
      >
      <<mailto:mark.a.mueller%40web.de>mark.a.mueller@...<mark.a.mueller%40web.de>
      > >> >
      > >> >To: <mailto:hr100%
      > <hr100%25>40yahoogroups.com>hr100@yahoogroups.com<hr100%40yahoogroups.com>
      > >> >Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 12:08:31 PM
      > >> >Subject: [hr100] River crossings
      > >> >
      > >> >Hello everybody,
      > >> >
      > >> >yesterday I started to include rivercrossings into by running training.
      > >> >After a few steps I was in waist deep water. In, what I thought, shallow
      > >> river.
      > >> >
      > >> >How deep are the rivers we have to cross at Hardrock?
      > >> >And are there ropes across like in Leadville?
      > >> >Do the runners pack all there stuff in zip lock bags?
      > >> >( At least I had useless dripping wet gloves and a hat :-)
      > >> >
      > >> >Markus
      > >> >
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