What is the spacing of the vet checks in a 50 mile endurance ride? What is a competitive time to shoot for? I will be running the od 50 (the 30 if I feel he still is not ready for the 50)
I pulled my garmin stats for Ft Valley and the loops came in at 17, 21, and 12 miles respectively. The LD doesn't do the middle loop, so is 17 and 12. The elevation change for the 50 is about 8100 feet. As Joe suggested, you can look at the AERC records for the exact finish times, but if by "competitive" you mean top10, generally looking at 7 hours and under (ride time, so not including the holds). In the past the holds have both been 45 min.
Look forward to seeing you there!!