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    Who's racing in The Napa Valley Dirt Classic this year?

    Hi Guys,

    Wondering who's headed to Napa next weekend.

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    Is that race put on by eaglecy cling club

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    I'll be there. It will be my first time on these mysterious trails in Angwin.

    As far as I can tell it's PUC itself, not the Eagle Cycling Club that puts it on: Napa Valley Dirt Classic

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    ok thanks, I knew that they put on some races but i wasn't sure if this was one of them.

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    Iíll be there for the Cat2 action.
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    I'll be there again this year!

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    No alcohol? Did I read that right?
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    Who's racing in The Napa Valley Dirt Classic this year?

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    No alcohol? Did I read that right?
    NVDC is put on by Pacific Union College, which is a Seventh Day Adventist school. Adventists don't drink and don't eat meat.
    The whole town of Angwin was started as a Seventh Day Adventist town. For the most part you have to be a church member to own property there.
    The little grocery store in town sells no alcohol or meat.


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    Who's racing in The Napa Valley Dirt Classic this year?

    My first race!

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    But the race is awesome and they are very nice people! I am not sure I can make it but this race is my favorite one. The trails are really fun and some fast swoopy sections. Then mostly single track with tight twisty turns in the trees. There is one hard climb near the end. It is 20 miles long and they have a give away at the end. Once you go, you'll want to race it every time.
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    I'll be there! Super stoked. Great trails and great people. Looks like it might be wet. Tough climbs in there too. Eat your Wheaties.

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    I'm in the Cat 3 35-44s. This will be my 2nd XC race. Don't know why I waited so long to try it!

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    I'm in. One of the best races around. Bring Technu. :0

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    I'm not racing this year. But I have race it a few times, about 15 years ago.

    And if I were to have pre-ridden some of the course today (not that you would), this is what I would say:

    The trails are damp, and in fantastic condition. Wet leaves cover smooth, tacky hardpack. As it dries out this week, the trail conditions should continue to improve. A small-knob, low-resistance tire is going to be fast on these trails. Trails should be dry and smooth, with no mud or dust.

    A couple sections of trails need some attention before being raced on, and I hope that they actually get the attention they need in the next few days.

    Poison oak has gone turbo this spring. Bring something to ease the pain.

    ...And speaking of "easing the pain"; be respectful with your post-race beverages. I'm not saying don't have any. But a koosie, brown bag, or even a coffee mug would be better than flaunting it in front of the volunteers. They're cool about it if you keep it on the DL, okay?

    Here's a couple theoretical pics and a video from today. Remember, no pre-riding the course.

    Angwin HD - YouTube

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    Anybody know if its wet up there. In the past its been a bog. I'm trying to decide if I need to put something grippier on teh back.
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    So now the next question: anyone interested in carpooling to/from there? I am in South San Jose near highway 85 and semi-near highway 101. Pmarshall? Mboldt? Anyone? No biggee if no one wants to hear my ADHD-riddled blah blah blah blah on the long drive up/back. Just thinking of saving money by carpooling.
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    Brett: we can carpool again, but I don't have the minivan. Do you have a bike rack for your car?
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    My son and friends will be racing. I can't make it this weekend though.

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    Thanks for the vid and report Octane. I'll be there racing cat 2 35-44.
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    Leaving Folsom at 7AM if anyone wants to carpool. I can pick you up along the 50 to W Sac.



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    I'll be there racing sport 34 and under or whatever. I am still back and forth between SS and gears. Leaning towards gears cause it seems like there is a lot of flatish, spinny stuff. Any thoughts? I just want to ride the bike that will be the most fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by etuck View Post
    Leaning towards gears cause it seems like there is a lot of flatish, spinny stuff. .
    If you race SS, gear it so that the flat, spinny stuff isn't so flat and spinny anymore. Don't gear for that big ass hill at the end, just expect to walk/run it.

    (this is my strategy anyway)

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    Racing cat3 35-44, have not raced at all since 2012 sea otter...and before that not since 2001.
    Should be fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL de Jong View Post
    Brett: we can carpool again, but I don't have the minivan. Do you have a bike rack for your car?
    Sorry, gxglass beat you to itóweíll be carpooling there together. Looking forward to locking handlebars with you on the course though!!!
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    Trying to drown the butterflies in my stomach with beer right now. My sons are telling me that Iíll get a podium finish tomorrow, but letís wait and seeó I am skepticalÖ
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