Live Wire Classic

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  • 09-28-2009
    huntandride
    Live Wire Classic
    So, some regular questions: Whose racing? are you excited? etc... Also who has ever done this race? Is it fun. Im going to race regaurdless but it seems like its going to be a tiring SOB
  • 09-28-2009
    bdamschen
    I'm going and I raced it last year. It's fun and yes, you will get tired. But it's fun.
  • 09-28-2009
    NorKal
    How is it a "classic" if the trail is only two years old???
  • 09-28-2009
    Boris4ka
    I want to race but every time I've ridden it I've had to stop at least twice for 5 minute breaks. And it's not so much my legs, it's my fingers that can't take it.
  • 09-28-2009
    FROGMAN524
    Why is it so tiring?
  • 09-29-2009
    huntandride
    Northstar just calls it The Live Wire Classic so idk. Like Boris said its not legs its just overall fatigue. Its just a long pedaly course for a race. (You can get through most of it clearing all the jumps with little pedaling though)
  • 09-29-2009
    wasea04
    I remember getting pretty pumped going down the trail, and you do have get on the gas out of the corners to clear the next jump in a few places, huge berms do help carry speed well.......biggest berms I've ever seen.
  • 09-29-2009
    Gemini2k05
    what are winning times typically for the race?
  • 09-29-2009
    mtbames190
    top 10 pro times from last year were sub 5min, i myself did a 4.57 which won me the expert class. the winning time was a 4.44 by tim krentz.
    And livewire is a little over 2miles long thats one reason it tires you out.
  • 09-29-2009
    CountryBoy
    mtbames, what expert class? I will be racing in expert 18-29 this weekend.
  • 09-29-2009
    huntandride
  • 09-29-2009
    mtbames190
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by CountryBoy
    mtbames, what expert class? I will be racing in expert 18-29 this weekend.

    thats what i raced in last year. this year i will be in the pro class.
  • 09-30-2009
    dhtahoe
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Khemical
    How is it a "classic" if the trail is only two years old???

    Just proof that Kyle the old park manager had no clue about cycling. So glad he is gone.
  • 10-05-2009
    thomasmunka63@hotmail.com
    anyone have links to pics?
  • 10-05-2009
    3034
    My son got 3rd in Class S17. Does anyone know if there is a trophy or prize for this class/place?
    if so how do you claim it?
    Do they hold it at the office?

    Thanks
  • 10-05-2009
    Cantil3v3r
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 3034
    My son got 3rd in Class S17. Does anyone know if there is a trophy or prize for this class/place?
    if so how do you claim it?
    Do they hold it at the office?

    Thanks

    I didn't stick around after my race run but there should have been an awards ceremony on the deck after everybody finished their races. At 3rd place he should have gotten a medal if they did it like all the other races. Not sure if they have any of them at the office though since they aren't inscribed or anything, just a colored ribbon with the medal.
  • 10-06-2009
    Boris4ka
    I made this video of a part of the race - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLEeGyUMtIk
    I realize the quality is bad and youtube disabled sound, so I'll try to upload to vimeo tomorrow (uploading takes a few hours).

    Edit: http://vimeo.com/6921809 and http://www.pinkbike.com/video/103235/
  • 10-06-2009
    highrevkev
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by 3034
    My son got 3rd in Class S17. Does anyone know if there is a trophy or prize for this class/place?
    if so how do you claim it?
    Do they hold it at the office?

    Thanks


    Yeah, there was an awards ceremony mid-mountain around 4:00pm. I showed up late, (just in time to get my 2nd place medal) not sure when it actually started. Several people were confused/ annoyed at the bottom of the hill to find out it had been changed from the originally scheduled time/place posted on their website of 5:00pm at the ice rink.
  • 10-07-2009
    huntandride
    Well what an interesting race, Fun for my first race ever, what a fun experience, could have had much better result though course was defiantly for pedaling and keeping good flow. Didnt do too well but still had fun. Looking forward to racing more next year on tracks that I think i have advantages on