Assault on Mt Currahee Results 2016!2016-assault-on-currahee-mountain/rh7e2

I made a graph.

Currahee Graph


Mt Currahee 2016 Race Report

It was hard and I had a bad attitude.

What I learned is that if you eat a bunch of candy all week your body doesn’t want any more on race day, worse if you try to do the caffeinated gels.

My descending during the race was so unfun I decided to run my MTB at Southern Cross.

I loved the experience and I can’t wait for next year.






Soma Double Cross Disc 650b




Some notes:

  • There’s lots of room to spare for 650x42mm tires and fenders. Probably would be no problem running 650bx48 tires either.
  • The bike handles great with the wider tires. Feels responsive and very fast.
  • Climbing is a little less connected – the frame has a little bit of flex that feels great with higher pressure 700c tires but can get a little boggy-feeling with lower pressures. The difference between 35 and 40 psi on my Hetres was enough to notice under really spirited climbing.
  • BB height difference is a non-issue – difference is minor and the frame is designed with a fairly high bb anyway.