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    2014 Tue Night Race Series @ Albion... starts April 29th!

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    Someone please tell me that starting date was posted yesterday, on April 1st?..

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    Maybe it's going to be a fatbike night or a road ride

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    Not really sure what you're surprised about, this is the same week that they have tried to start every year, most of the time being successful save for a rainy spring a couple of years. ago. That's four weeks away, so chances are still reasonable that snow will have departed us by then. Time and weather will tell, so start crossing fingers and toes!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    Tuesday Night Race Series | Super Fly Racing

    Someone please tell me that starting date was posted yesterday, on April 1st?..
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    hello Arek
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    Not really sure what you're surprised about, this is the same week that they have tried to start every year... ...That's four weeks away, so chances are still reasonable that snow will have departed us by then...
    Neil, believe me there's nothing I'd love more than for you to be right about this. However, looking at the long range forecast and temps firmly stuck below 10° (and much lower overnight), I'm not as optimistic, given the amount of snow that fell this winter.
    I thought last year we started on May 7th?

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    I remain optimistic as these plus temperatures are a balmy comparison to the temps three weeks ago. Agreed, there's lots of white stuff to melt in there, but there's still time. You may be correct that it was May 7th last year, but in the past ten years, I think it's only been a week later twice due to weather, one of which was moisture, not the presence of snow. Let's hope that you're proven wrong on this one mate even though it looks a little sketchy now!
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    I'm not talking presence of snow. That should be gone - or mostly gone - by the end of the month.. It's the resulting moisture part that I'm worried about. And that doesn't even take into account possibility of rainy weather...
    Fingers crossed!

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    Started on April 30th last year from my electronic list of GPS data.

    Regardless, I remain optimistic that we'll be able to mountain bike/race by late April. If the Albion series is a no go, Woodnewton the following Sunday won't be much better.

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    Thinking about riding Albion right now sure has me smiling, hopefully it's not just a dream - agreed with the precipitation and temps this year I fear the wait could be lengthy. Sure hope I'm wrong!

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    I would guess that the north side is our only hope as it drains better and the sun can get through the pines better. The Chalet side will end up looking like a laundry soap commercial.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trufflepig View Post
    I would guess that the north side is our only hope as it drains better and the sun can get through the pines better. The Chalet side will end up looking like a laundry soap commercial.
    I will be there on April 29th with a gigantic target on my back after my upset result at the Frostbike...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I will be there on April 29th with a gigantic target on my back after my upset result at the Frostbike...
    April 29th for TNRS? WTF? Why isn't the series starting next week? I just rode Albion all day yesterday on my winter steed with super wide tires and left permanent marks to prove it (the ground was so soft that after a few days of sunshine my ride will be preserved for years to come; PHATBIKE4LIFE).

    So much for the hardcore racing experience I crave on my one weeknight that my wife lets me have to myself. If this trend keeps up, all that will be left to do is ride, have fun, and socialize with friends (which is likely a non-option since developing a cut-throat rivalry with everyone in my starting wave).

    Someone please fix this or consider me OUT for this year.

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    PS: If the above is addressed (unlikely), please also address the timing/consistency/accuracy (2014 was shameful), plus add the following new categories:

    A) 35-29 on 2009 equipment [3x9, 2-generation old XTR/SRAM hardtails ONLY!]
    B) 40-44 with dual income families on the LATEST bikes but with 3+ kids, C) 50+ "off the wagoners" with borderline personality disorder(s), and D) Open age category for racers on multiple clubs/teams (bonus points every week if neither club/team are aware of this fact).

    PPS: Please have a corn roast and/or demo night EVERY WEEK, and replace the sample size Cliff bars with full size vegan/paleo-friendly options; some of us want to have an Earth to ride upon in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ryanstrive View Post
    April 29th for TNRS? WTF? Why isn't the series starting next week? I just rode Albion all day yesterday on my winter steed with super wide tires and left permanent marks to prove it (the ground was so soft that after a few days of sunshine my ride will be preserved for years to come; PHATBIKE4LIFE).

    So much for the hardcore racing experience I crave on my one weeknight that my wife lets me have to myself. If this trend keeps up, all that will be left to do is ride, have fun, and socialize with friends (which is likely a non-option since developing a cut-throat rivalry with everyone in my starting wave).

    Someone please fix this or consider me OUT for this year.

    Ryan

    PS: If the above is addressed (unlikely), please also address the timing/consistency/accuracy (2014 was shameful), plus add the following new categories:

    A) 35-29 on 2009 equipment [3x9, 2-generation old XTR/SRAM hardtails ONLY!]
    B) 40-44 with dual income families on the LATEST bikes but with 3+ kids, C) 50+ "off the wagoners" with borderline personality disorder(s), and D) Open age category for racers on multiple clubs/teams (bonus points every week if neither club/team are aware of this fact).

    PPS: Please have a corn roast and/or demo night EVERY WEEK, and replace the sample size Cliff bars with full size vegan/paleo-friendly options; some of us want to have an Earth to ride upon in the future.
    you want an Earth to ride upon in the future? so cliche... i'd rather ride upon... Ginger or Jennifer, but that's just me... i must suggest that your tone and language is not appreciated around here... any more. this forum is about brotherhood and occasionally sisterhood too. i love your age categories, but B) would exclude mtbmeister and he would have to race against real racers, and you know he doesn't like it that much hence he is sleeping on or with his bike this winter/spring. according to me counting his Strava kilometres, he must be on his third set of tires since the Christmas. gotta be at least 10,000 kms. he will be pure evil on Tuesday. i'll go with that 50+ slightly disoriented bunch. i could talk more, but have just detected some movement inside. must go... later dude...

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    you want an Earth to ride upon in the future? so cliche... i'd rather ride upon... Ginger or Jennifer, but that's just me... i must suggest that your tone and language is not appreciated around here... any more. this forum is about brotherhood and occasionally sisterhood too. i love your age categories, but B) would exclude mtbmeister and he would have to race against real racers, and you know he doesn't like it that much hence he is sleeping on or with his bike this winter/spring. according to me counting his Strava kilometres, he must be on his third set of tires since the Christmas. gotta be at least 10,000 kms. he will be pure evil on Tuesday. i'll go with that 50+ slightly disoriented bunch. i could talk more, but have just detected some movement inside. must go... later dude...

    don't disappear on me now... i like you...
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    but B) would exclude mtbmeister and he would have to race against real racers, and you know he doesn't like it that much hence he is sleeping on or with his bike this winter/spring. according to me counting his Strava kilometres, he must be on his third set of tires since the Christmas. gotta be at least 10,000 kms. he will be pure evil on Tuesday.
    Oh know! Just what I need, some other guy pumping up my mileage. I know not of what he speaks or is suggesting about all this riding and three sets of tires. What I do know is that I would fit perfectly into the B) category save for riding a bike that's a couple of years old now.

    The start date looks totally within reason now with all the warmer and windy weather the past couple of weeks. Save for this morning where there's some folks that have their underwear in a know due to a little April dusting of snow. It's Canada folks, it will be melted in another day or two. So we need fret about it. Dirt riding is days away now assuming the frost disappears from the ground!
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    2014 Tue Night Race Series @ Albion... starts April 29th!

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    Oh know! Just what I need, some other guy pumping up my mileage. I know not of what he speaks or is suggesting about all this riding and three sets of tires. What I do know is that I would fit perfectly into the B) category save for riding a bike that's a couple of years old now.

    The start date looks totally within reason now with all the warmer and windy weather the past couple of weeks. Save for this morning where there's some folks that have their underwear in a know due to a little April dusting of snow. It's Canada folks, it will be melted in another day or two. So we need fret about it. Dirt riding is days away now assuming the frost disappears from the ground!
    Oh know. Some guy? SOME GUY? I am "some guy" now? Oh know I wish I was banned forever so that I don't have to read these hurtful statements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Oh know. Some guy? SOME GUY? I am "some guy" now? Oh know I wish I was banned forever so that I don't have to read these hurtful statements.

    Endura, can I get my massage now please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    It's Canada folks, it will be melted in another day or two. So we need fret about it. Dirt riding is days away now assuming the frost disappears from the ground!
    You made my day, Neil! Nothing like some humor on a long, cold Tuesday!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    You made my day, Neil! Nothing like some humor on a long, cold Tuesday!
    Glad I could lighten up your day Arek, but I am still trying to find the humour in what I typed...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    Glad I could lighten up your day Arek, but I am still trying to find the humour in what I typed...
    mtbmeister does the deadpan routine better than anyone. You are totally on a roll now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post

    Endura, can I get my massage now please.
    Good Evening...and thank you for calling the Lapdogs eastern division subcontractor Team NFI.

    Unfortunately at this time Mr Endura is out for a night ride and is unavailable to handle your request at the moment. However your call is important to us and a 4 Minion pursuit team has been dispatched to catch up to Mr Endura to alert him of your current crisis. Please stand by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    Glad I could lighten up your day Arek, but I am still trying to find the humour in what I typed...
    Dirt riding is only days away.....gold Jerry, pure Gold.

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    2014 Tue Night Race Series @ Albion... starts April 29th!

    All about perspective kind friends! Let's all embrace the semi-normal dusting of snow today as the last cranky wench 2013/14 winter episode from Ma Nature. The MTB is ready to be unleashed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    All about perspective kind friends! Let's all embrace the semi-normal dusting of snow today as the last cranky wench 2013/14 winter episode from Ma Nature. The MTB is ready to be unleashed!


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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister View Post
    ...I am still trying to find the humour in what I typed...
    I'm not sure if it was the "dirt riding is days away now" bit, or the "frost disappearing" one. Both were equally funny, I think.
    It's -3 up there right now.
    Don't bother cleaning your bike too much before the first Tue race.

    Just kidding around, Neil. Believe me, I want frost to be gone by this weekend! It ain't happening though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    I'm not sure if it was the "dirt riding is days away now" bit, or the "frost disappearing" one. Both were equally funny, I think.
    It's -3 up there right now.
    Don't bother cleaning your bike too much before the first Tue race.

    Just kidding around, Neil. Believe me, I want frost to be gone by this weekend! It ain't happening though.
    Dude, you have to think more positively...There is frost in the ground every year. And most of the snow is melted. Two more colder days after a nice thaw doesn't make it a Tundra again...And the forecast is looking up after today!

    Bolton, Ontario - 7 Day Weather Forecast - The Weather Network

    I would prefer to think positive rather than continue to wallow in how awful the winter was. It's over, time to think about the upcoming season and getting some quality riding and racing in!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arek View Post
    I'm not sure if it was the "dirt riding is days away now" bit, or the "frost disappearing" one. Both were equally funny, I think.
    It's -3 up there right now.
    Don't bother cleaning your bike too much before the first Tue race.

    Just kidding around, Neil. Believe me, I want frost to be gone by this weekend! It ain't happening though.
    Still worried about the frost being gone in another week mate? I think we're pretty good to go at this point as the ground is softening up and thawing. I was out at an undisclosed location in Uxbridge yesterday (although very sandy there) and it was great riding, save for a couple of snow patches that we rode through. And for the record, I was riding with one of the chief Ontario trail builders and promoters, so I wasn't doing anything that I shouldn't have been wrecking trails.

    Safe to say, get you bike tuned up Arek...Oh yeah, you have no gears, so you needn't be concerned with that!
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    Sounds good, Neil! I'm happy I was wrong! I'm planning on visiting Palgrave this weekend to check it out, looking at the forecast probably Sunday.
    My one gear will be all tuned! See you on Tue.

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    2014 Tue Night Race Series @ Albion... starts April 29th!

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    Sounds good, Neil! I'm happy I was wrong! I'm planning on visiting Palgrave this weekend to check it out, looking at the forecast probably Sunday.
    My one gear will be all tuned! See you on Tue.
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    Oggie, only you know for sure what the hell that meant.
    But I say - go.

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    2014 Tue Night Race Series @ Albion... starts April 29th!

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    Oggie, only you know for sure what the hell that meant.
    But I say - go.
    15-20mm of rain???
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    Ah, that... For a moment there I forgot about the standard fare weather for aTNRS opener.
    If it's anywhere close to that amount, I'm going. To sign up only.

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    With this weather...I will wait till next week...

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    Sean Tweeted Race postponed until next week...

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    postponed 1 week due to impending monsoon - see you may 5th!!!
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    Sh!t. I gotta ride home from work in this monsoon.
    Strava made me do it....

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