I had a crummy Mesa Verde effort. After screwing up some moderately technical rocky sections I managed to go over the bars twice on the preride. Bruised my left knee and scraped up my shoulder and elbows. The next day riding my first and only lap of some very cool single track I was done. I could just not recover. I probably could have done another lap but not until 3 pm and at that point I just did not feel like going out again.
Because things did not go well and I want to prove to my self that I can do some long hours on a bike. I think I am going to do the 12 hours of Corner Canyon. I have not figured out when but the idea that Jim presented was a 12 am to 12 pm ride. Corner Canyon would be perfect for this type of ride. In a couple of weeks it will be very warm and riding from midnight to noon will keep the temperatures down plus the trail is not technical and it is a very fun place to ride at night. Another benefit of taking off at midnight is that there will be no one on the trail for the first 6 hours. I figure since I live very close and there is bike path from almost my front door to single track leading up Corner Canyon pitting from my house would be easy. My current thinking is that I will ride from the Equestrian center up Clarks, down Jamie's trail, up Canyon Hollow and then down Ghost falls and back to my house. This would be one lap. I have no idea how many laps I can do and would guess that a lap is around 13 miles. Clarks always hurts and doing laps up that thing is going to really hurt. This is probably just crazy but the idea of riding with head lamps and doing laps up there is intriguing.
Let me know if any of you are interested in doing it as well. I have a feeling there may be a couple of people out there that are insane enough to think this would be fun.