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    ... and if we just ... Whiskeytown Cross-Country, Cal State Series, Sept. 23

    It's only a week away, race #10 of the California State Cross-Country Series at Whiskeytown Lake, 12 miles west of Redding.

    This classic cross-country is held on some of the most fun singletrack trails you've ever seen. Real swooping roller-coaster stuff! There's plenty of camping available just minutes from the start/finish line, and for post-race refreshment you've got an entire lake just waiting for you! To enter on-line go here. http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1367253

    WE'VE CHANGED THE COURSE! Ignore the map that's on the entry form...that's last year's course. While that course was great, some folks didn't care for the loose sections of "Taco Stand," or the berry vines, or the poison oak (which was only a factor if you went off course...but hey.) Sooo, below is the new map of a more fun 9.7 mile per lap course. It's still one lap for beginners, two for sports, three for experts/semi-pros/pros.

    All categories start at 10am. Start / Finish is at Horse Camp (follow the signs on race day).

    If you've never ridden at Whiskeytown you owe it to yourself to come out. The trail system there has more singletrack open to mountain bikes than any other National Park Recreation area in the county.

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    That's an excellent course Vic, good job! There's a lot of singletrack, much of it in the water ditch trail...very fun! Also included is one of my favorite trails at Whiskeytown, Buck Hollow. I'm looking forward to racing! I can answer specific questions anyone may have about the course or camping.
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    I'm

    In for the race and camping Friday nite. I'm new to Claifornia and not at all familiar with the area. I could use some more info on camping on site.

    First: Is there onsite camping?
    Second: How close?
    Third: If no onsite camping, then which campground is best and closest?
    Forth: Costs for camping?
    Fifth: Facilities?

    Looking forward to it.

    P.S. If anyone else wants to stay Saturday nite and ride sunday I would be interested.
    P.S.S. Coming from Sacramento and could carpool if anyone needs a ride.

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    Camping Info

    The Crystal Creek Campground is my favorite. It's about a mile and a half from the start/finish. It sits on Clear Creek, which is really more of a river, nice setting, the sound of the water is very relaxing. The campgrounds come with fire-pits, picnic table, and bear locker (use 'em!). There are pit toilets and a few spigots to some really good spring water.

    Cost is $10 a night and the some of the sites are really big----you could easily double up with another group and not be crowded. They don't take reservations, but last year there were plenty of sites, but maybe call us on Friday for a report.

    I'll be getting there Wednesday night and will have the course marked by sundown Thursday. Saturday some of us are going for a hike to the "Lost" waterfall.

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    I rode the course yesterday (started my house in Redding!) and can report its in great condition. Of the 9.7 miles, at least 8 miles is singletrack! Its a nice mix of twisty, techy trail combined with long stretchs of smooth, swoopy flume trail. Even the biggest climb in the loop is on singletrack (where I crashed hard) The course is a little dusty with sand in a few corners. Best tires are those which handle loose over hard pack conditions well. For me that means a tire with lots of small knobs like a WTB Exiwolf.

    The best camping, as Bigfoot suggested, is at the Crystal Cr Campground at Peltier Bridge. The course goes right past the campground and its an easy 5-10 minute ride to the start/finish.
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    That was one tasty course.
    I was loving every second of that race, and it really hurt.
    I'd like to thank you for the 2 best courses of the year, with the Bigfoot Classic landing in first.
    I wonder why there wasn't too much of Norcal presence up there.
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    Great Race!

    You guys are great! My Girlfriend and I loved the race. Hope you continue to be on the state series next year. We'll do both of them for sure! We've have done all the other races on the series and this was by far the best race.

    Thanks for the fun, fast race.

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    Great Race Team Big Foot

    Vic you put on a great race. Its always nice to have more singletrack than fireroad. Ya think!!!
    It is alwasy nice to get up to NorCal for your races. Great scenery! Hope to see you soon and I look forward to our venture next year!
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    ... and if we just ... Race photos....Thanx Bob!

    Bob Boecking, president of the Redding Mountain and course designer for Saturday's race, has posted a bunch of photos. Go here to see 'em: http://reddingmountainbiking.smugmug...507/8/97462645

    We had a great event! The riders loved the course. We'll definitely have this event on our '07 schedule...maybe even twice. We'll keep you posted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by papisimo11
    I wonder why there wasn't too much of Norcal presence up there.
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    Good course! There were about 20 racers from the Redding area. I was there and had a pretty good ride going until I flatted less than a mile from the finish. You guys should ride Whiskeytown in the winter/spring to see it at its best, perhaps you'll race the Lemurian next year?
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    There were only 2 other experts in my class and one of them was from Socal....
    Bummer about your flat, I thought I was going to flat at some time as well.
    I was looking for the results last night and I came across the Lemurian Classic. Seems like it shares a lot of the same trails as the Whiskeytown Classic.
    I'll have to make it up there next year for that one. Is the course more or less demanding?
    What was the name of the big singetrack climb at the end of the Whisky course? I loved that climb.
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    Well, I didn't race the Whiskeytown Classic

    Quote Originally Posted by papisimo11
    There were only 2 other experts in my class and one of them was from Socal....
    Bummer about your flat, I thought I was going to flat at some time as well.
    I was looking for the results last night and I came across the Lemurian Classic. Seems like it shares a lot of the same trails as the Whiskeytown Classic.
    I'll have to make it up there next year for that one. Is the course more or less demanding?
    What was the name of the big singetrack climb at the end of the Whisky course? I loved that climb.
    paz afuera
    But I know the course well, and the Lemurian Classic is MUCH more demanding. It's also the best race I've ever done.

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    I have to agree with Loki, the Lemurian is a lot tougher in my biased opinion. The Lemurian long course uses the same trails as the classic, in the same direction, plus a ton more singletrack higher up and on the west side of the ridge. The "big" climb on the classic course is called Satan's Crack by the local mtn bikers and Logging Camp Trail by the Park Service. Satan's Crack comprises about 1/3 of Lemurian's big climb.
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    Results

    Whiskeytown Classic, California State Cross Country Series, 2006
    Organization Event Year Event Permit # Race Date Discipline Category Gender Class Age Group License Number Last Name First Name Bib # Team Name Time Place
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 19-29 Optional Optional Optional 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 19-29 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 19-29 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 19-29 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 19-29 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 19-24 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Senior 25-29 Boone Chris 503 1:39:17 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 30-39 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 30-34 Ashton Kyle 502 0:54:44 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 30-34 McDaniel Jeff 504 1:08:07 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 30-34 Heidell Chris 525 1:27:17 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 35-39 Agopian Carlo 511 1:00:17 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-49
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 Schaefer Sam 508 0:56:18 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 Jacinto Richard 512 0:56:43 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 Luckett Jonathon 505 0:57:56 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 Morrison Troy 514 1:07:26 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 Sellers Matthew 506 1:08:08 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 Petrone Tom 530 1:24:29 6
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 40-44 McMullen Bobby 524 1:38:42 7
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 45-49 Holthaus John 518 0:59:37 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 45-49 Canfield Skip 527 1:09:28 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 45-49 Zongker Tim 510 1:25:15 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 50-99 Short Dave 522 1:09:28 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 50-99 Jorgenson Roger 517 1:09:39 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 50-99 Honda Keith 501 1:11:19 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 50-99 Claflin Jim 531 1:11:20 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Master 60-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 19-29
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 19-24 McKillip Alan 209 1:49:21 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 19-24 Nelson Chris 144 2:50:00 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 McNaughton Danny 181 1:43:42 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 Moon Rodney 144 1:46:00 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 Stoeher Todd 204 1:47:24 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 Perez Carlos 213 1:49:58 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 Schenone Bryan 221 1:57:31 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 Butler Brett 188 2:10:46 6
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Senior 25-29 Facundo John 220 3:56:55 7
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 30-39
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 30-34 Nelson Eric 170 1:44:09 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 30-34 Hart Adam 187 1:44:42 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 30-34 Locken Gary 185 2:02:56 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 30-34 Ulleseit Curtis 182 2:04:45 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 35-39 Marsiguerra Chris 174 1:43:47 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 35-39 Roder Alex 189 1:47:05 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 35-39 Pinto Frank 175 1:49:37 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 35-39 Escamilla Art 172 1:52:02 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 35-39 Duberg Chris 110 2:15:37 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-49
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Hachett Dave 194 1:43:24 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Carlton Greg 180 1:45:53 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Cross James 177 1:54:11 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Rossow Scott 201 1:57:14 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Bailey Kevin 205 1:59:54 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Fisher Daniel 219 2:03:33 6
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Martinez Robert 203 2:06:23 7
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Abbott Mike 148 2:07:05 8
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Pressman Adam 186 2:10:41 9
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Piazza Joe 197 2:26:18 10
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Gillette Brian 212 2:37:12 11
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 40-44 Plotzke Eric 211 DNF
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Stowell David 170 1:49:16 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Luke Mark 152 1:53:18 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Estrella Robert 191 1:56:58 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Westler Hal 216 2:09:24 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Rider Ryan 217 2:09:29 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Bresolin Ron 200 2:18:18 6
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Robinson Jeff 165 2:18:32 7
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 45-49 Darough David 156 3:24:55 8
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-99 Minniti Phillipp 179 2:12:26 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-99 Shook Rocky 173 2:20:35 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 60-99 Scholl John 218 2:32:30 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 60-99 Dieben Hans 193 2:41:17 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Senior 19-29
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Senior 19-24
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Senior 25-29 Pearson Nicholas 10 2:55:50 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 30-39
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 30-34 Caballero Ray 42 2:23:30 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 30-34 Gonzales Stuart 34 2:36:25 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 30-34 Swanson Shane 13 2:51:48 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 35-39 Booth Todd 60 2:24:22 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 35-39 Benko Matt 18 2:28:16 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 35-39 Sharp Tom 5 2:31:05 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 35-39 Raedeke John 76 DNF
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-49
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-44 Zandbergen Tim 22 2:27:48 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-44 Mosher Bill 27 2:36:02 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-44 Teed Brian 71 2:48:03 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-44 Roger Michael 13 2:48:04 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-44 Lennon Paul 73 2:52:06 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 40-44 64 3:06:50 6
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 45-49
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 50-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 60-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Semi-Pro Men 1-99 Herber Robert 57 2:17:57 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Semi-Pro Men 1-99 Prado Manuel 41 2:20:15 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Semi-Pro Men 1-99 Burnham Chris 28 2:30:29 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Semi-Pro Men 1-99 Warner Lyle 58 2:33:47 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Semi-Pro Men 1-99 Facundo Isaac 77 3:18:58 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 Piews Evan 74 2:12:26 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 Andres Michael 70 2:13:15 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 Donavan Sean 29 2:13:45 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 Timmel Aren 72 2:15:53 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 Sandoval Leonardo 46 2:16:03 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 Perrin Bear 75 DNF
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Men 1-99 66 DNF
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro/Semi-Pro Men 1-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 1-10 520 1:09:06 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 11-12 Rossow Andrew 523 DNF
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 13-14
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 15-16 Canfield Kevin 529 1:11:13 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 17-18
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 1-18 Greenberg Cory 515 0:55:00 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Junior 1-18 Gibbs Adrian 528 1:21:19 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Junior 15-16 Zach 206 1:45:09 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Junior 15-16 Rossow Nick 199 1:46:22 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Junior 15-16 Williams Ray-Ray 198 2:44:59 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Junior 17-18 Carpenter Brian 210 1:58:29 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Junior 1-18
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Junior 15-16
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Junior 17-18
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Junior 1-18
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Senior 19-29 Cabrera Virginia 516 1:44:07 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Senior 19-24
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Senior 25-29
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 30-39
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 30-34
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 35-39
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 40-49 Furlong Barbara 509 1:11:29 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 40-49 Hahn Annie 526 2:27:14 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 40-44
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 45-49
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 50-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Master 60-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Senior 19-29 Humic Vanessa 168 2:06:31 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Senior 19-29 Warner Brooke 223 2:32:59 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Senior 19-24
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Senior 25-29
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 30-39 Ross Sandra 166 2:27:12 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 30-34
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 35-39
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 40-49 Passidakis Meri 196 2:23:49 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 40-44
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 45-49
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 50-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Women Master 60-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Senior 19-29
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Senior 19-24
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Senior 25-29
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 30-39 Darke Tammy 9 3:06:10 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 30-39 Ranoa Heather 11 3:15:11 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 30-34
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 35-39
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 40-49 Evans Tracey 63 3:33:30 1
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    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 45-49
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    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Master 60-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro Women 1-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro/Expert Women 1-99
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Junior 1-10
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Junior 11-12
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Junior 13-14
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Junior 15-16
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Junior 17-18
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Women Junior 1-18
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    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Women Junior 1-18
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Beginner Men Clydesdale 1-34 Zarr Brian 521 1:31:07 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Clydesdale 35-99 Wood Tom 215 2:14:41 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 60-64 Fisher Stanley 214 2:50:54 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-54 Parks Richards 202 2:02:10 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-54 Brewer Tim 195 1:57:58 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-54 Hands Russell 222 2:10:12 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-54 Hostetler Tod 176 2:18:04 4
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Master 50-54 Surbaugh Rob 207 2:35:43 5
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Junior 1-14 Williams Casey 190 2:01:05 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 50-54 Tetrick Steve 55 2:46:15 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 50-54 Floyd Randy 65 2:49:10 2
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Expert Men Master 50-54 Bergh Mark 67 3:17:03 3
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Pro/Semi-Pro Men Singlespeed 1-99 Hewett Jim 69 2:23:08 1
    NORBA 2006 2006-2121 09/23/06 Cross Country Sport Men Singlespeed 1-99 Beckley Pat 192 1:55:34 1
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    First i'd like to say that it was a great course layout with tons of techy areas and fun decents. I really cant think of much i'd change and it puts most Team Big Bear races to shame.
    However, i would like to see it a bit more organized. There were a few corners that were poorly marked and caused some people to get lost, including myself. Luckly i got back on track quickly thanks to the help of someone behind me. Also, it would be great if you could check licenses. I know there was a few people out of class and that could potentially ruin someone's series. The timing was a bit off as well for some people, including myself. I had set my computer at the starting line so i know you were almost a minute off. None of this is extremely important in grass roots races (except for the course markings) but you had quite a few people drive 1500 miles to do this race because they needed it for the California State Series, including myself. It really sucks to drive that far and end up blowing the race because they got lost or some semi pro entered expert class and won. I really hope next year will go more smoothly because it was a fun race and i'd like to do it again for sure!
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    Dan,

    I agree with you it was a great race. I also got lost on the corner right before heading up the last big climb. It cost me about 10min, had to turn around once I realized I was in front of the pros, I race sport. I also will race it again next year and hope they have the kinks worked out. My team hosts two small races a year and I know how difficult it is to put on a race. All things considered it was a great race.

    Thanks bigfoot for the good race.
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    Sorry you made a wrong turn....

    We usually get compliments on our course markings. We used over 100 arrows to mark that course. Our course marking policy is that only the most obvious corners get just one arrow, all others get at least two, sometimes three. And we always put a wrong way "W" and usually toss some branches across the trail to make it obvious if you've headed up the wrong way. On the singletrack I'm sure you saw that we also put flagging tape across the wrong direction. But on those Jeep roads we used we weren't allowed to tape across...had to leave 'em open for the other trail users. So next time we'll make some big, 8.5"x11" arrows for those un-tape-able corners and we'll make some bigger "W"s too.

    Yup, your time was 1 minute off, as were all of the Sports. The Beginners times had an extra two minutes. That's cuz we started the clock when the pros/experts started. Trust me, not having the timing ladies deduct that minute is the safest way...trying to look up categories and adding steps in the heat of battle is just inviting mistakes.

    We hope to see you back next season.

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    Good job! Whiskeytown Falls

    The day after the Whiskeytown XC Mrs. Bigfoot and I hiked the 1.7 miles up to Whiskeytown Falls, and it was worth every step! Just awsome! The water is dang cold, though!

    The pic shows just one of the series of three large cascades.

    Interesting story, the falls were "lost" for a few decades. It seems that back in the 60's when there was just a crude trail to the falls, it had become something of a hippy hang-out. So the rangers stopped telling people about it and one by one, those rangers retired and soon there was no one left on staff who knew where they were. The falls became something of a legend and many doubted that they really existed. Finally, a couple of years ago the current superindendent of the Whiskeytown Recreational Area was looking over some satellite photos and noticed a white streak in the area were the fall were rumored to be. A trip out there verified that "Yup, there's a natural wonder in them there hills." It was big news at the time, even made national TV and radio. Since then that crude trail has been upgraded (thanks in part to the Redding Mountain Bike Club) and while it's steep, it's a nice trail. Rideable too.

    So, if you come out to ride or race at Whiskeytown you owe it to yourself to set aside an afternoon to make the hike. Get directions at the visitor center and be willing to walk a ways if the parking lot is full....the lot is small and there's a $125 fine for parking on the road. But like I said, worth every step.

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    That picture sure makes the falls look small (they really are beautiful). Another thing those wonderful falls did was make the the ride (on a bike) up crystal creek road a dangerous partaking. So much traffic.

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    S'more falls

    Yeah, photos just do not do the falls justice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigfoot
    We usually get compliments on our course markings. We used over 100 arrows to mark that course. Our course marking policy is that only the most obvious corners get just one arrow, all others get at least two, sometimes three. And we always put a wrong way "W" and usually toss some branches across the trail to make it obvious if you've headed up the wrong way. On the singletrack I'm sure you saw that we also put flagging tape across the wrong direction. But on those Jeep roads we used we weren't allowed to tape across...had to leave 'em open for the other trail users. So next time we'll make some big, 8.5"x11" arrows for those un-tape-able corners and we'll make some bigger "W"s too.

    Yup, your time was 1 minute off, as were all of the Sports. The Beginners times had an extra two minutes. That's cuz we started the clock when the pros/experts started. Trust me, not having the timing ladies deduct that minute is the safest way...trying to look up categories and adding steps in the heat of battle is just inviting mistakes.

    We hope to see you back next season.

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    Its not that you didnt have enough arrows, it was that they werent in the best places. When you're exhausted and out of breath its easy to miss an arrow nailed to a telephone pole on the other side of the road of where you are and where you need to go. Perifial vision doesnt work so hot when you're racing unfortunately. I realize that you cannot block fire roads but you can use a voulenteer to direct traffic like at most other races i've done. If it was only me then maybe i'd second guess myself but i witnessed a bunch of people blasting through the same corners i did.
    As for the timing issue, I am expert and the other people with incorrect times that i knew of were also expert or higher so that sport/beginner thing doesnt apply.
    Nice pictures BTW. I would really love to come up and explore some more when i have time. Too bad its so far!

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