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    Informal ride/race idea...

    Driving home after riding palmer park for the 4th weekend out of the last 6, I was daydreaming of ways to make it more interesting. Don't get me wrong, I love palmer, but in my average ride there I cover almost every trail I know and like.

    So this is what I came up with:
    1. Get one of those good photo trail maps of palmer shrink it and insert roughly 10-20 waypoints throughout the park

    2. Distribute modified maps to da dudes, everyone needs a watch

    3. Everyone show up and throw a cold one in a cooler ( or some other ante) for the winner.

    4. Take off for the first waypoint chosen at random, take whatever route you think is fastest for your riding style

    5. First guy to the waypoint starts his stopwatch and picks next waypoint, after some amount of time he informs everyone of the next waypoint and takes off.

    6. Repeat 5 with the wait time slowly decreasing until nobody shows in the allotted time.

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    sounds rather complicated, but i'd give it a go. i'm sure if we did on cruisers or pixies the pubcrawl crowd wound be in.

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    Sounds like an awesome type of race...only thing is I'd hate to see something like this in Palmer on a busy weekend. We'd really piss of some hikers and equestrians!

    I too love and brag about Palmer...but I'm also getting a little bored with it. I recently started riding Lake Pueblo State Park. It is FANTASTIC, so many different trail loops can be combined just like at Palmer.
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    I'd be in. I'm currently understanding hardly anything about it, but yea... I'm in. What if the winner is a junior and the pot is all beer?
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    What a conundrum!

    "Underage" rider wins a cooler full of beer...oh I hate when that happens.
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    ooops forgot the new signature

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    there'd be at least one Dew in there...

    since i only drink Dew and i, of course, ahem, would win, so id have to have a Dew for the finish!

    yea right (the win part, not the Dew!)

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    I think it should be a skins game instead. So at each stage the entire pack reunites but if the first guy to the waypoint has more than say a 15 sec lead he wins the skin otherwise it pushes.

    It is definitly complicated and would have to be run on a weekday evening.

    I just think it could be cool, say you were out on the west mesa and the next point was the base of south canyon trail, some guys would brave the edna mae stairs, others might go back and down trail next to paseo, and maybe others would head towards the overlook then down south canyon.

    It would test your knowledge of the park.

    It is a pretty half baked idea...

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    I'm definately in. This would challenge people of all different riding styles.

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    Im so in

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    Or an improvised unofficial freeride comp

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    Or an improvised unofficial freeride comp
    Something like what Road34 is doing would be fun as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KaiMana
    I think it should be a skins game instead. So at each stage the entire pack reunites but if the first guy to the waypoint has more than say a 15 sec lead he wins the skin otherwise it pushes.

    It is definitly complicated and would have to be run on a weekday evening.

    I just think it could be cool, say you were out on the west mesa and the next point was the base of south canyon trail, some guys would brave the edna mae stairs, others might go back and down trail next to paseo, and maybe others would head towards the overlook then down south canyon.

    It would test your knowledge of the park.

    It is a pretty half baked idea...
    Or what if we got some little flag things (like during flag football) and everybody has something that they attach these flags too. The flags are scattered at various points throughout the park (color coded of course) and then The person that gathers the most in the shortest amount of time wins?
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    I'd be in. I'm currently understanding hardly anything about it, but yea... I'm in. What if the winner is a junior and the pot is all beer?
    sell the pot to the highest bidder of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbkid
    Or an improvised unofficial freeride comp
    I agree, winner will be judged on speed( time it takes to complete a particular loop...this would include uphill) and also fluidity and style of riding...oh yea, big bikes only, mark weir kickass style.
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    Quote Originally Posted by COmtbiker12
    Or what if we got some little flag things (like during flag football) and everybody has something that they attach these flags too. The flags are scattered at various points throughout the park (color coded of course) and then The person that gathers the most in the shortest amount of time wins?
    you just officially hit the nerdishly overthought level

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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    you just officially hit the nerdishly overthought level
    Well I am in IB you know...
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    Quote Originally Posted by DanD
    you just officially hit the nerdishly overthought level
    agreed, bike riding is good because it doesn't normally require thinking, tony managed to change that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theforsakencheezit
    agreed, bike riding is good because it doesn't normally require thinking, tony managed to change that.
    I was e-biking when I thought of it.
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