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    Absolute Bikes Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race!!

    The Absolute Bikes St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance Old Fashioned Mountain Bike Race is scheduled for Saturday, August 21st. Go here for details and to sign up:

    http://www.absolutebikes.net/mtn_fest/index.html

    This is a fun family oriented race, but is still highly competitive in the expert/pro class. We have a kids race immediately after the adult race finishes. Handmade trophies 3 deep in every age/category. Gift certificates up to $50 for the top three in each category.

    The course is outstanding, mostly single track in the pines of Ft. Valley in Flagstaff.

    The grand raffle prize this year is a Stumpjumper FSR Pro frame courtesy of Specialized Bicycles. You don't need to enter the race to purchase raffle tickets. All racers get a free event water bottle and 5 free raffle tickets.

    All proceeds go to the St. Mary's Food Bank Alliance, Flagstaff.

    http://www.firstfoodbank.org/flagstaff.html


    Anthony Quintile
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    Xc race? Super D? DH?

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    xc? xc? xc?

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    Just xc...

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    oh come on anthony... how about DH down schultz? that'd be SICCKKKKK

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    someday we'll have a true DH event in Flagstaff...laying the groundwork these days for that brighter future.

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    well hopefully they do it down schultz! I've heard that's like the hardest trail above 6500'!

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    Great event, course, vibe, and cause with some cool and unique awards.

    I signed up today for Sport.
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    Great event. I highly recommend! I'd definitely be there if I were on the DL. Talked some friends into registering though. If you are on the fence and live in Phx, just think you can go ride somewere in Phx in 110 degrees on Saturday, or you can take a quick drive, meet up with a bunch of folks and ride some sweet trail with a bunch of pretty cool folks in 70-80 degree temps. Decision made!!

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    Thanks guys! Makes the hard work all worthwhile...

    If you can't make the race, consider buying some raffle tickets! The grand prize is a Specialized Stumpjumper FSR Pro frameset courtesy of Specialized and we will also be raffling some Oakley sunglasses and schwag, courtesy of Oakley as well. (Need not be present to win).

    Also, any kid who enters the kids race will be eligible to win a Giant bicycles 24" mountain bike courtesy of Giant!

    Thanks again!!


    -Anthony

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    I just entered my husband and 6 year old daughter up. What a fun race for a great cause. I have to sit this one out though, I couldnt find anyone to watch my 2 year old. I'll just have to buy me some extra raffle tickets and call it good for me!

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    I just signed up for the single speed category. Who's pushing one gear with me? The course is awesome right now, very rocky with very tacky dirt. The down hill is super fast and always puts a smile on your face. Three laps will put you in check fo sho. See you all Saturday!

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    Weather looks pretty good for tomorrow! Still plenty of room to register day-of. Come on up and join the fun!!

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    Website for results

    Anyone remember the website where times will be posted?

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    Be nice to nerds. Chances are you’ll end up working for one.


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    Beat me to it!

    Hey---thanks to everyone who came out and made this another great event!

    Please tell your friends and plan on coming to next year's event. We have plenty of room to fill this event up and raise even more dough for the food bank, and as is the case with any race, the more the merrier!

    Congratulations to everyone! Your participation made a difference!

    --Anthony
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    Who won the raffle prizes?

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    Cal Skilsky won a pair of Oakleys
    Micah (sorry no last name) also won some Oakleys
    A little girl named Elizabeth won the Giant 24" XTC bike
    and the winner of the Stumpjumper FSR Pro frameset is....(insert drumroll here)

    EDDIE BRESSLER!!!

    Thank you to Specialized Bicycles, Giant Bicycle and Oakley for donating these generous raffle prizes!

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    Thanks for the great race, Anthony. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Course was super fun and the event very well run. I highly recommend this one next year.

    Anyone have a link to any pics? Seems like I saw a photog or two, through the sweat and blood in my eyes. Thx.
    Last edited by Krein; 08-23-2010 at 05:07 PM.
    Author of TopoFusion GPS Software. MTB+backpacking = bikepacking.net. Ride Diary.

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    Thanks Krein!!!

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    If we wind up with some photos we'll post or link...

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