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    Pueblo Race

    Does anyone have any info on the pueblo race? Link... course info...

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    http://www.sctb02.org/events.html

    http://www.chieftain.com/metro/1207202400/13

    http://www.medwheel.org/gps/pueblo.html

    I haven't heard about the course yet... That was all the info I could find.

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    ... and if we just ... The Route(s)

    There will be three different loops this year: beginner, sport and expert. The beginner loop is the same as last year. All loops start in front of the dam, travel up the paved trail to The Duke, up Rodeo to Rodeo Ridge to Cuattro Sinko. The beginners will head back at this point on the South Shore trail. The sport and expert group will proceed south on South Shore then head out Pedro's to Pronghorn. Both groups will ride Pronghorn. Where the trails split at Pronghorn, the sport group will head around Outer Limits, back to Pedro's and down Waterfall back over to the South Shore. The expert group will continue onto VooDoo (with the new high water route). Experts will ride ccw around VooDoo. They will then retrace their tracks back to Pronghorn to Waterfall to the South Shore.... All riders will ride the Conduit trail back to the Duke and down the paved trail to the starting point....phew. If anything changes course wise (mainly the direction - ccw vs cw), Ozzie will post it. I think this is gonna be a killer race with tons of prizes, giveaways, etc. Come down and have some fun

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    Thanks Muff! I will be in Fruita that weekend, or I would definitely be coming down for this event. I've heard good things and people had a blast last year! I'm hoping to get there next year for the race. (Thanks Ozzie for all your hard work, too)!!

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    i wish there was a single speed class. i know of about 6 single speed riders alone that are coming down from the springs.

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    make that 7 single speeders.

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    i wonder if we could all contact someone at the race and see if they can make a single speed class for us since there is obviously interest?

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    Muff & Ozzy - Clockwise

    I'll throw my 2 cents in for making the Voodoo loop Clockwise. I think the trail flows better in that direction. On the SS front...didn't need an SS class last year to shell the geared folks and I plan on doing my best to torque the screws even a little tighter this year
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    I'm waiting on my schedule for that week & if I ain't chained up, there'll be 1 more gear involved.

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    i like voodoo counter clockwise but thats because i turn left better than right...

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    Even though it sounds like each class is starting together(beg, sport, expert), are they going to split the results up by age in the end?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffkenn
    Even though it sounds like each class is starting together(beg, sport, expert), are they going to split the results up by age in the end?
    No, because we are new to this and we learn something new each time. If this can keep going (the race-yearly), hopefully these details can pan out. In the meantime, please bear with us . It will be fun anyway. This statement holds true for a SS catergory. Heck, the guy that had the won last year was on a SS ANIMAL!!!

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    Fyi

    Just a heads up... The expert loop-VooDoo-will be ridden cw NOT ccw

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    Rode the expert loop today. I had a blast. To bad I am a sport racer. O well it was good training for next weeks race in fruita.

    You guys are doing a great job down there.

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    looking forward to it.

    I've been debating between gears or SS. Obviously it's a good SS course if that's what the previous winner was on. What kinda gearing you all think is appropriate down there?
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    I've ridden it on a 32x18 and have ridden most of the courses, except for the really steep hills. Usually have to bail right towards the top

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    Why no SS class? Weird.

    I have yet to get down there but have nothing but great things about it. Its about time someone on the Front Range that has created a "destination" that ranks closely with our Western Slope friends. Especially when the fire is burning in early spring.
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    Quote Originally Posted by papawheelie
    Why no SS class? Weird.
    Not so weird if you know the distribution from last year. I believe my wife and I were the only SS out of the entire field. The event is low key and as such is more like a really fast group ride where no one stays in a group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32x18
    Not so weird if you know the distribution from last year. I believe my wife and I were the only SS out of the entire field. The event is low key and as such is more like a really fast group ride where no one stays in a group.
    So... you're the ANIMAL!

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    Come to think of it, I've seen you and your wife out there several times this winter. In the Pro Cycling kits?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muff
    Come to think of it, I've seen you and your wife out there several times this winter. In the Pro Cycling kits?
    yep...had lots of training to do for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo in February. Can't beat Pueblo when the snow is hanging around in the Springs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 32x18
    yep...had lots of training to do for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo in February. Can't beat Pueblo when the snow is hanging around in the Springs.
    True that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muff
    True that
    same here. It made for a great place to train while the weather was bad up here.

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    Is there race day registration?

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    This will be my first race ever, rode the beginer loop today,my legs felt that first mile and a half uphill on the path, too bad they could not have started at the top of the Dam!! The rest of course was fun except for the fierce winds.

    Guees that hill will spread the field..

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    Quote Originally Posted by larrywr400

    Guees that hill will spread the field..

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    Can you take your registration stuff by the bike shop on Saturday? I still haven't mailed it and knowing I wont.

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    How about a Clydesdale class?
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    Race questions and answers.

    Late race registration is allowed until 9:00am Sunday morning, however there is a $5.00 late fee.

    There are 4 race classes. Youth, Beginner, Sport, and Expert. Prizes will be awarded to the top Male and Female finishers in each class.

    Yes, There is a Clydesdale class....we call it Expert.

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    I wont be able to pre ride the expert course but can someone tell me if it is something I should pre-ride?
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    Yup

    Quote Originally Posted by bianchimtb
    I wont be able to pre ride the expert course but can someone tell me if it is something I should pre-ride?
    I think it's important that everyone should pre-ride the course as hard as possible right before the race! I'll be waiting in the truck

    I rode the trails once last year. I remember a couple of the little draws had a techy drop here and there, and there were a couple short steep climbs sprinkled around. Overall, It seems like the majority of the course is just fast swoopy stuff.
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    Pueblo race

    You can register Saturday at the bike shops (please) it will help save us time registering racers on Sunday (plus save you $5.00). Also registration will close at 9 am race day, so don't delay and miss out on all the fun/prizes. We have had some great support for our race in the community (check out sponsors on our web-site). This has allowed us to give cash awards to the first three placings in each category, men & women. Junior boys & girls will compete against each other (14 and below) , the girls usually kick butt anyway. Be sure to stick around after the race for swag and prizes. Your entrance into the park is included with your registration, just give the attendant your name and inform them you are racing. With the $6.00 your saving and the prizes it's like you're getting paid to race. Be aware that the exit and entrance to HWY 96 on VooDoo loop has changed because motorcycles have illegally entered the park there, ridding and damaging the trails . We have had to install posts to try and keep the motorcycles off the trails. Lake Pueblo State Park is a non motorized area, if you observe anyone ridding motorized vehicles on the trails, please help preserve our trails and call park officials at 719-561-9320. If it is after hours call the State Patrol dispatch at 719-544-2424 and they can contact the Ranger on call.

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    Ozzie. Thanks for all the info. I will be there on saturday to sing up and do some pre-riding.

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    could someone tell me the Profile of the Sport loop, hard tail or full sus ?

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    The sport loop is not technical. It has many s-turns (contouring the bluff). I have ridden it on a HT, FS and SS and they have all worked well. So, that probably doesn't help . I would say... you can ride it fast on a HT or SS. It really isn't rough enough for a FS. Does that help ? . Did I completely confuse you...sorry

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    i rode the course in a rigid bike last sunday and it was fine. the top part can get a little chattery but nothing too bad. i would ride it on whatever corners better because that race is going to be mostly about corners.

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    here is the GPS i did a few weekends back of the expert course. It does not include the start from the dam which really is nothing more than an asphalt path. UPHILL!!!

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/i...kValue=5333921
    Last edited by jeffkenn; 04-17-2008 at 02:19 PM.

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    How is the course now?

    Anyone know the condition of the course after the snow yesterday? The "beach" can be pretty ugly when it's wet. Any Pueblonians out there please let us know.
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    We did get a little moisture but not enough to affect the trails. Just enough to cut the dust down.

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