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    San Diego Racing

    I am a beginner and wants to race. I would love it if someone could point me in a direction to where i can sign up and try my hand at racing. I would also love it if some one can show me where racing trails are located in and around San Diego so I could ride them and gauge if i could do them or not. Also how long do most rides last?

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    What kind of racing do you want to do, Cross Country, 24 Hour, Downhill, 4 Cross, Super D or wiener dog racing, they all require a different type of trail.
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    Sorry for being a newbie but what do you mean bu 4 Cross and wiener dog.

    I think for right now i would want to do cross country or light all mountain. I know my bike could not handle downhill so that is out and also Super D.

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    This link will giver you information to all the different forms of Mountain Biking and racing. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_bike_racing

    This is Wiener dog racing
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    hahaha thats funny

    Defiantly cross country

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    Yo TCB you doing that 24 hour Wiener dog race?

    It's at Hurkey Creek in two weeks right?

    To Andrew911tt: Check Vail Lake, North of SD county.
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    Racers and Chasers in Vail Lake, Temecula.

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    racing trails

    Andrew, there's no such thing as a "racing trail," per se. There are just parks, with trails. Piece the trails together, and you get a course. But San Diego doesn't have any x-country races (or none that I'm aware of).

    Instead of looking for a race course, try going to where a lot of x-country racers train in the San Diego area -- Noble Canyon, Mt. Laguna, Cuyamaca -- and see if you can stay on your bike for a couple of hours.

    Another good gauge is to go out to Mission Trails and ride up every hill you can find (Jackson, Portabello, S-curves, and others), and see how you feel. A couple of hours at Mission Trails would equal a Beginner course at most races.

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    what are you saying Mission Trails is hilly
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    is that looking at fortuna? if so from what direction that looks like a pretty cool ride, really fast coming back down

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    Just did the Racers and Chasers in Vail Lake event. It was super fun and a lot of good people there I will definitely do it again sometime. Also i learned that for me it is better to not eat anything if i am running late then to go to McDonald's. The start of the race really sucked but about half way I started to feel better and started to ride better.

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    Definitively: Racers and Chasers in Vail Lake.
    It's a fun fun weekly race, perfect to start racing

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