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    O-Cup #2: Mansfield

    The second OCup is upon us!

    The course has been posted

    http://www.superflyracing.com/wp-con...course-map.jpg

    Passing looks like it will be at a premium here - Four long singletrack sections might make overtaking difficult. I imagine most of it will be on the DT climb

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    Looks like a great course with some sections/directions new to the OCup.

    Even on the singletrack it's not to difficult to pass at Mansfield.

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    I am looking forward to the pre-ride on Saturday. The weather looks fantastic, even if a bit colder than expected.
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    New course is slightly shorter than last year (8.2km vs. 8.4km), but appears to have more single track and a lot more twists and turns-- should be fun! Glad to see them mix up the course a bit to keep things fresh.

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    First time racing an O-cup XC event on Sunday. This looks like it'll be a blast. Ill be pre-riding tomorrow night. Working on Sat.

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    Excited to be back at an OCUP and Mansfield. Contrary to most people, I like that opening climb and the rip roaring singletrack.

    Heading up Saturday afternoon for a few laps, then camping on site. Keep the noise down. Looking at you SHCC, well at least once I leave

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    I heard Sean built some new trail and really stepped up the tech at Mansfield this year, stoked on that because it was always a roadie course prior to that, might have a chance now!

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    Hoping to be able to sneak away for a pre-ride Saturday. Will be at in-laws up there doing a honey-do list for my wife

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    Pre-rode today. The course is a blast. Loved the "Exit wound" section and the two big climbs. Lots of fast downhill sections where you can hang it out too. Sunday is going to be awesome.

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    Unreal course, mega fun but that second climb is mega nasty - going to be a sand pit come sunday and im pumped on that! Exit Wound is going to claim some roadies, lots of crashes there for sure

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    O-Cup #2: Mansfield

    Lookin forward to it. Better conditioning then last year so the climbs won't suck as bad. Will be setting up the SHCC pit tomorrow and pre riding.
    "Go till I blow..... chunks"

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    I'm pretty glad I pre-rode the course - there are a couple of tricky sections. And the second long climb is going to kick my @ss by my third lap...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    I heard Sean built some new trail and really stepped up the tech at Mansfield this year, stoked on that because it was always a roadie course prior to that, might have a chance now!
    confirmatory. if you want to beat roadies you better be a goat-like climber, because the opening climb tames in comparison with some climbs on this course. please bring your a-game but be prepared to lose to those same damn roadies as they usually can climb pretty good...

    new section is awesome, though i think it will be used only for 1:30pm race. it is a twisty switchback downhill with a couple of nice drops where it is possible to catch air or practice superman skills with hugging the tree in the process...

    it is a hard working course, i have not seen so much climbing in a while on any of the courses...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I'm pretty glad I pre-rode the course - there are a couple of tricky sections. And the second long climb is going to kick my @ss by my third lap...
    you mean it is not going to kick your ass on the first and second lap?

    you animal you....
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    Quote Originally Posted by serious View Post
    I am looking forward to the pre-ride on Saturday. The weather looks fantastic, even if a bit colder than expected.
    really? you expected warmer weather?

    you have me concerned now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    you mean it is not going to kick your ass on the first and second lap?

    you animal you....
    Well I do have a bike with gears this year, Oggster...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Well I do have a bike with gears this year, Oggster...
    lol, gears or no gears, the mofo climb will kick some serious ass every lap. i much prefer going down that section... it just never ends going up...
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    Just got back from pre-riding. The course is not as single speed friendly as I expected due to a couple of long, grinding climbs. Some walking will be inevitable. But it is a great course just the same.

    Exit wound was fun, but if you get stuck behind somebody who hesitates or crashes, it will be a "long exit".
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    new section is awesome, though i think it will be used only for 1:30pm race. it is a twisty switchback downhill with a couple of nice drops where it is possible to catch air or practice superman skills with hugging the tree in the process...
    I think everyone will do the twisty switchback. I saw no 1:30 option anywhere, but then I was not exactly paying attention either. Anyway, exit wound has to be enjoyed thoroughly, since the climbs that come after are going to be nasty.
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    O-Cup #2: Mansfield

    I pity anyone that doesn't pre ride this course. Tons of climbing and the new downhill is fun but sketchy.
    "Go till I blow..... chunks"

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    There is a 1.30 line somewhere in the middle of the switchbacks; it is steep straight line with a couple of drops in it.....

    It was really hard to spot because the switchbacks required full attention...

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    Quote Originally Posted by want to ride View Post
    There is a 1.30 line somewhere in the middle of the switchbacks; it is steep straight line with a couple of drops in it.....

    It was really hard to spot because the switchbacks required full attention...
    Now that i think about it i did see a split closer to the end of the switchbacks. I just followed the sign for 11:45, but I suppose the straight option must have been for 1:30. Oh well, I don't need to experience it, so no worries for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by misconceptionz View Post
    I pity anyone that doesn't pre ride this course. Tons of climbing and the new downhill is fun but sketchy.
    just don't ride behind them, or leave enough space so that you can go around if needed...
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    Wow, pre rode,tough climbs, a whole lot tougher than Woodnewton was. This is going to hurt.

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    I remember "riding" Exit Wound as a youngin and was happy that it was not as bad as I remembered it. The 2nd climb on the other hand..... Tomorrow is going to hurt, in a good way

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