• 10-10-2007
    Menso
    Anyone heading to Weaverville for the State Championships?
    If so, would you like to carpool and camp? I'll be bringing my DH and XC bike, but have a five bike rack, so I've got a few slots available. I will be leaving Friday the 19th morning (supeD is at 5 pm Friday), and returning Sunday night.

    To those of you on the fence on this one: I rode/race the Super D, DH, and XC course in May during the 12 hr/Gravity Day weekend, and they are totally worth it. I'm going up there just for the one mile of amazing singletrack that concludes the DH course.

    Edit: Yes JL, I just took over the van for the weekend. You're invited, but you've got that stupid golf tournament :nono:
    Edit2: Leaving from San Jose, and willing to go a little out of the way
  • 10-11-2007
    jms
    Good luck
    Hey Menso,
    Good luck up there this weekend! I'm sure you'll do well. The trails will be in even better shape than they were in May, there's been a few storms - so the dust will be settled, and the traction will be better. Bring warm clothes, it was cold up there in the mornings last weekend.
  • 10-11-2007
    LemurianGuy
    I'll be there!
    For the XC race. And Menso the XC course has more singletrack than was used in the 12 hr race! This is probably my favorite XC after after Lemurian. More rain is in the forecast for next week so the dust will be gone, conditions will be perfect. :thumbsup:
  • 10-11-2007
    Jski1911
    I'll be there for the XC
    My inlaws live in Weaverville so I'll be there for the XC on Saturday. I agree with the others that this race is loaded with super fun single track and flume trails. I rode some of the new trails with my father inlaw a month or so ago and I'm thinking this is the extra .5 miles or so added to the course for a total of 22.5 miles. It can be a bit of a haul to get there from the Bay Area, but you'll thank yourself later, for doing it! The Weaver Basin Trail System is truly is an out of the way gem. :thumbsup:
    Cheers!
  • 10-11-2007
    rj2
    I'm racing Sport 45-49 XC. I have the NorCal points championship wrapped up, so the final race is for all the marbles.

    I'm leaving SJ Friday around 10 AM with the wife and dog. Where are you camping?
  • 10-11-2007
    LemurianGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rj2
    I'm racing Sport 45-49 XC. I have the NorCal points championship wrapped up, so the final race is for all the marbles.

    I'm leaving SJ Friday around 10 AM with the wife and dog. Where are you camping?

    The best camping is at the E Weaver Campground. The course runs very close to the campground, and you can ride to the starting line if you like, takes around 20 mins tops.
  • 10-11-2007
    JL de Jong
    Hey, there's more to life then biking. I enjoy my once-a-month golf tournaments and don't need to spend 12 hours driving for a few hours biking. But OK, you may have the minivan, although it sounds like you can get a ride with rj2. Is Pierre or Chris joining you?

    - J.L.
  • 10-11-2007
    Menso
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rj2
    I'm racing Sport 45-49 XC. I have the NorCal points championship wrapped up, so the final race is for all the marbles.

    I'm leaving SJ Friday around 10 AM with the wife and dog. Where are you camping?

    Do you have room for me and two bikes? That would be awesome. It's a long drive to do alone, both monetarily and time-wise.
  • 10-11-2007
    Menso
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by JL de Jong
    Hey, there's more to life then biking.
    - J.L.

    That's crazy-talk!
  • 10-11-2007
    Loki
    I'll be there.
    In full sandbag regalia.
  • 10-11-2007
    Loki
    Question
    I've got zero state races under my belt. I race a single speed. I've noticed that there are 3 catagories for single speeders, Sport/Expert/Pro. Do I have to race sport?
  • 10-11-2007
    rj2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Menso
    Do you have room for me and two bikes? That would be awesome. It's a long drive to do alone, both monetarily and time-wise.

    I think so, I'll ask the wife. What else are you bringing along?
  • 10-11-2007
    LemurianGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Loki
    In full sandbag regalia.

    Ahhh, the champ returns to defend his crown!:cool:
  • 10-11-2007
    Loki
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by LemurianGuy
    Ahhh, the champ returns to defend his crown!:cool:

    No dillusional hopes here. Theres going to be a lot of very fast people. But I might have a shot at sport single speed.
  • 10-11-2007
    sportsman
    another carpool possibility
    If I can get into a carpool, I'd roll up from Bakersfield, to get beat harshly in the ss expert/open category...

    any takers?
  • 10-11-2007
    Menso
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rj2
    I think so, I'll ask the wife. What else are you bringing along?

    Not much else. A compressed backpacking sleeping bag, sleeping mat, some food. I'll basically be living in lycra all weekend. Ewww. If you need a tent (and other camping gear), I can grab ours. It easily sleeps 4 or 5.
  • 10-11-2007
    rj2
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Menso
    Not much else. A compressed backpacking sleeping bag, sleeping mat, some food. I'll basically be living in lycra all weekend. Ewww. If you need a tent (and other camping gear), I can grab ours. It easily sleeps 4 or 5.

    I'm only racing XC. What events are you entering? We were planning on returning Saturday after the awards. If you're racing Super D on Friday I'm not sure we can make it up with much time to spare.


    Edit: Never mind, I finally re-read your original post. So much for reading comprehension.
  • 10-11-2007
    LemurianGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Loki
    I've got zero state races under my belt. I race a single speed. I've noticed that there are 3 catagories for single speeders, Sport/Expert/Pro. Do I have to race sport?

    To race expert you need an annual NORBA license.
  • 10-11-2007
    Menso
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by rj2
    I'm only racing XC. What events are you entering? We were planning on returning Saturday after the awards. If you're racing Super D on Friday I'm not sure we can make it up with much time to spare.


    Edit: Never mind, I finally re-read your original post. So much for reading comprehension.

    Given a 10am departure, there should be no problem making the 5pm superD, and I've already done the course a few times so I don't really need a practice run, though if we make it up there at 4 there might still be time. I'm fine with going up for the Friday SuperD and Saturday XC. If I find someone up there who's heading back to the Bay Area Sunday with room for me and my bikes, I could stay for the DH and STXC, but those aren't too important.
    PM with details, if I can get a ride.
  • 10-11-2007
    Swell Guy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Menso
    If so, would you like to carpool and camp? I'll be bringing my DH and XC bike, but have a five bike rack, so I've got a few slots available. I will be leaving Friday the 19th morning (supeD is at 5 pm Friday), and returning Sunday night.

    To those of you on the fence on this one: I rode/race the Super D, DH, and XC course in May during the 12 hr/Gravity Day weekend, and they are totally worth it. I'm going up there just for the one mile of amazing singletrack that concludes the DH course.

    Edit: Yes JL, I just took over the van for the weekend. You're invited, but you've got that stupid golf tournament :nono:
    Edit2: Leaving from San Jose, and willing to go a little out of the way

    I have a camper van, but probably won't leave till Saturday afternoon. Also leaving from San Jose, might have room for 1 or 2. Only doing the DH on Sunday. Would do the Super-D, but don't want to hang around on Saturday doing nothing (not into XC).

    If anyone is interested, ping me.
  • 10-11-2007
    Swell Guy
    Isn't it the weekend of the 19-21, not this weekend, right?

    On second thought, might make the whole weekend. I have an errand to run in Chico, may leave Thursday night, but have to make a detour. Does that work for anyone? I can do practice runs after 1:30 on Saturday for the DH, and can do the Super-D for grins (without practice) Friday night.
  • 10-14-2007
    ccmtbrcr
    I was up there Saturday and rode the course. really fun
    Ran into Lemurian Guy up there. helped us get back on course. It was mainly dry with only one section on Musser Hill climb in the trees was slimy and clingy but other than that the course ripped. no downed trees or any obstructions at all. saw about 6 others riding it also. local pros and such. as we were coming from the course they were heading up for a 2nd lap . from what I understand there will not be to much rain this week. so it should be sweet :thumbsup:
  • 10-14-2007
    Menso
    Hmm, looks like I'm out. It's gonna be too hard to get to SJ from SLO and then up to Weaverville. I'll do the collegiate race instead.
  • 10-15-2007
    LemurianGuy
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ccmtbrcr
    I was up there Saturday and rode the course. really fun
    Ran into Lemurian Guy up there. helped us get back on course. It was mainly dry with only one section on Musser Hill climb in the trees was slimy and clingy but other than that the course ripped. no downed trees or any obstructions at all. saw about 6 others riding it also. local pros and such. as we were coming from the course they were heading up for a 2nd lap . from what I understand there will not be to much rain this week. so it should be sweet :thumbsup:

    I'm glad I ran into you guys, I had really fun time. The current weather forecast is calling mostly for showers this week with the exception of rain on Wednesday. The most of the course dries really well with the exception of the bottom of Musser Hill and the first 1/2 mile or so out of the high school. Both of those sections have lots of clingy, slimy red clay (just like out at Shasta Dam for you old timers). My Ignitors filled up immediately so I'm contemplating running a better mud tire.
  • 10-16-2007
    Jski1911
    Gps Profile
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by ccmtbrcr
    I was up there Saturday and rode the course. really fun
    Ran into Lemurian Guy up there. helped us get back on course. It was mainly dry with only one section on Musser Hill climb in the trees was slimy and clingy but other than that the course ripped. no downed trees or any obstructions at all. saw about 6 others riding it also. local pros and such. as we were coming from the course they were heading up for a 2nd lap . from what I understand there will not be to much rain this week. so it should be sweet :thumbsup:


    Did anyone happen to get a GPS profile of the course, that they could post for all to see?