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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-31-2009, 02:28 PM Thread Starter
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The BUB Speed Trials are this week. I met a couple record holders at the Women's Conference last week in Colorado and I want to go there next year.

I'm curious what the surface is like, and what happens when you get up to higher speeds, is it really bumpy? Does wind resistance cause more wheel spin on the salt? Does the salt damage anything and is there any way to protect the bike?

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when I was there, it wasnt during speed week and it was 3am but we walked on the salt

its crunchy... the surface caved in a bit under my feet. dunno if this is typical as the flats were closed to vehicles and there were still wet areas.

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I think the racing surface gets packed down a bit, but that means there's still loose salt. They don't run if it's wet because it's too mushy and you can get stuck. There's a very limited time the salt flats are actually usable.

What were you doing there at 3am?!

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I think the racing surface gets packed down a bit, but that means there's still loose salt. They don't run if it's wet because it's too mushy and you can get stuck. There's a very limited time the salt flats are actually usable.

What were you doing there at 3am?!
hehe we were on our way from chicago to colorado(rock mountain state park) and ultimately to oregon with the bikes on the trailer and that just happened to be what time we got there after starting out at around 6pm from my house. there was no way were werent going to stop after we realized what we were driving past

Ill try and remember to post up the pics i took there tonight

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