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    CCCX dh race 12/16

    Roll call for the race next weekend.

    I am coming down from the northbay and have never ridden at toro....thinking about driving down early sat to practice, camp or cheap hotel that night, so I can practice more Sunday morn. Any suggestions on where to stay or call?

    Also, thinking about doing some trail riding Saturday after a few morning practice runs...any suggestions?
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    Are they doing DH again? I thought CCCX changed it to Super D last year.
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    It's individual time trial, 4-ish minute laps. And mostly descending. So it's either non-technical DH or non-mass-start super D, however you choose to name it.

    I raced two (5 and 6?), am out of the points, but had a good time and may show up for the this one. A cool series. Would race every weekend if it wasn't so far to drive.

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    That is IF the race isn't potponed again..
    Same super-d series as it was last year. As in, still the same series that we have been waiting to see finish since.. well... November of last year. It's not much of a secret that the guys in the points race are all looking forward to this whole series being over and to see a new one start. But even if you are thinking of going, just pull the trigger. The dirt in the park is prime right now, a lot of effort has gone into making the course as fast as possible already, plus, as an added bonus to anyone, the other trails within the park are well manicure by the locals and prime for shredding.

    The event is a Super D. Lot's of pedaling. 1 minute gaps. 4 minute (approx) runs.. Should be an all out kind of day since there are a lot of people that have been anxious to get this over with.
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    Do they require a USAC license to race still?

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    Any suggestions for camping Saturday night? Anyone riding the Santa Cruz or Monterey area Saturday afternoon?
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    I'd like to check it out. Never been to a race. How do I sign up? Their web page is not that detailed. About Us

    I'm guessing just show up on race day and sign up.
    But how does practice on Saturday work? Will the race course be obvious?
    Thanks for any pointers for this noob.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    Do they require a USAC license to race still?
    yup.. or $5 (i think) one day.

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    Looks like the series final is happening! So stoked.

    My suggestion to come sign up day of at the event. Race course is marked as early as Friday and open to practice until 12p on race day.

    For all the peeps camping, Laguna Seca is pretty cool this time of year because there is nobody there and a lot of spots are within yards of the trail access to Fort Ord and is also close to Toro Park.

    And.. If there is ever anyone looking to ride with a group, there is always someone riding from Toro Park 7-11 at 9am both Saturday and Sunday..
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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah View Post
    yup.. or $5 (i think) one day.
    But I'm pretty sure they only allow one day licenses for beginner and sport.

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    No 1-day USAC license for Expert

    Anyone know what's up with this policy? I have never heard a justification for it, and the only consequence I have seen is experts, especialy "couple races a year" folks, sandbagging Sport and rationalizing it as USAC's fault. Or people being turned off and not participating. How does not selling 1-days to experts improve cycling? We (Sport) already have enough dudes cheating to win a $40 tire without incentivizing experts to join the class.

    *Replace the word cheating with "taking advantage of the loose catting-up policies and culture of a hodgepodge of local, amateur USAC-sanctioned and unsanctioned racing," if you begin to catch feelings over above usage of the word.

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    I have raced 3 of the cccx downhill races this year. I signed up for expert and bought a 1 day license, in all 3 races. I sure hope nothing has changed.

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    Only need annual license for pro, all other categories can buy one day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by argibson View Post
    Only need annual license for pro, all other categories can buy one day.
    That is what I was afraid of. I wish they would go back to the old days of no USAC involvement.

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    Thanks, my mistake!

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    Quote Originally Posted by argibson View Post
    Roll call for the race next weekend.

    I am coming down from the northbay and have never ridden at toro....thinking about driving down early sat to practice, camp or cheap hotel that night, so I can practice more Sunday morn. Any suggestions on where to stay or call?

    Also, thinking about doing some trail riding Saturday after a few morning practice runs...any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by argibson View Post
    Roll call for the race next weekend.

    I am coming down from the northbay and have never ridden at toro....thinking about driving down early sat to practice, camp or cheap hotel that night, so I can practice more Sunday morn. Any suggestions on where to stay or call?

    Also, thinking about doing some trail riding Saturday after a few morning practice runs...any suggestions?
    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by beaverbiker View Post
    That is what I was afraid of. I wish they would go back to the old days of no USAC involvement.
    ah, gotcha. I wasn't thinking all the way through..

    Any word about the race status and weather conditions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah View Post
    ah, gotcha. I wasn't thinking all the way through..

    Any word about the race status and weather conditions?
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    Super fun today! First dh/super d race, got 5th/14 in 19-34 cat 1. Pretty happy for my first super d and for having dead legs (25k' of climbing this week). Did three practice runs, the race run, and a nearby trail ride, which was AMAZING! Good times.
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    Big Shout out to my boy TC for racing Cat 1 and taking 3rd on a hardtail single speed. TC CCCX 12-16-12 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

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    Nice work TC! Anyone know who was taking pics? Thanks
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    Hell yeah! I was just telling someone yesterday how many people at the race had mentioned they had the best ride ever on a trail that was and is kept a really, really good secret.... Just saying, that entire trail was cut by hand, so it's a major compliment to see you all had such fun on a trail that actually sucks and nobody should ever ride ever.

    Glad you had fun argibson!! Good Job on your 5th place, bro! Kick ass!!
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