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    Listen! Official 2009 24 Hours of Summer Solstice Thread

    Well, I am sure I am not the only one thinking or planning for this race now...Hence starting this thread to get the discussion, cheap shots, race plans, and general race dialogue rolling on one of the biggest events of the season.

    Who's in? Or not? With who? What are your expectations if you have any? Bombs away!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister
    cheap shots...Bombs away!
    You corner like a refrigerator.

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    That's nothing. I corner like a toboggan.

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    pfft

    i dont corner at all...

    Quote Originally Posted by chansen
    That's nothing. I corner like a toboggan.

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    I'm in, and I expect to be tired when it's done.

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    I'm not in...
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.


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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    I'm not in...
    That's unfortunate...Other commitments? No team? What's happening?
    A bad day on the bike is better than a good day doing anything else...

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    Pfft, cornering is for suckers. Everyone knows that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line.

    Mrs. Monster and I are out unfortunately (we'll be paddling our butts off at a regatta in Vancouver) but I'm sure the Misfit Dance Party will roar on smashingly without us.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    I'm in as long as my leg heals by then.

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    I'm out, hoping to show up for hot August Nights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister
    That's unfortunate...Other commitments? No team? What's happening?
    Maybe he's doing Lake to Lake. That's where I'll be.

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    tire--d?

    Quote Originally Posted by Photograph
    I'm in, and I expect to be tired when it's done.

    don't blow another wheel mister...

    rumour has it I may join in the fun... maybe...

    depends on ...
    "I became a member of Team Misfit Psycles because of the free coasters"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbmeister
    That's unfortunate...Other commitments? No team? What's happening?
    The fact that my team dissolved is the biggest reason. I'll likely take the opportunity to send some of the funds in another direction.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.


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    I am out, hoping for August as well.

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    I'm in and super-stoked about it too! I've been wanting to try a 24 hour race since I got hooked on biking last year. I'll even get to use the light set I got for my birthday. Yay! I am really looking forward to this!

    btw, if anyone has any tips or suggestions for someone who's never been to a 24 hour race, it would be much appreciated! (ie, bring both wheels for the bike, maybe a change of clothes, consider bringing a snack, deodorant, etc.) hehehehe Okay, so besides the obvious ones.....
    I love riding my bike!

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    [QUOTE=sweetfilly7]
    btw, if anyone has any tips or suggestions for someone who's never been to a 24 hour race, it would be much appreciated! QUOTE]

    Bring normal food. The last one I did, I brought mostly 'race' food (clif bars, ensures, boost, etc), which was horrible after about 8 hours. I was so jealous of all the people who brought more good food, which was still ok for racing (i.e. oatmeal cookies, cold pasta salad with lots of vegetables, cold pizza, etc). You can still use a bar or gel for laps, so I guess I'm thinking more in between.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetfilly7
    btw, if anyone has any tips or suggestions for someone who's never been to a 24 hour race, it would be much appreciated!
    Bring lots of beer.... Team Speed likes Guiness in case you were wondering
    Thou Shalt Always Respect the Plight

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    Edit: No clue if I can ride. Possible family commitments. Willing to trade my extended family for a roster spot.
    Last edited by chansen; 06-10-2009 at 06:01 AM.

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    i'm in but presently unassigned to a team....that's pretty normal...bring on the cheap shots.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TSpeed
    Team Speed likes Guiness in case you were wondering
    Team Skunk likes Maudite, any of the many Wellington products ( maybe SPA for mid race, with an Iron Duke to close off with), or perhaps Beau's Lug Tread Ale, if there is anyone from the Ottawa area attending who feels like donating to the cause.

    Guiness, by the way, is not beer and should be reserved for cooking meat pies with.

    I am in for solstice. Just bought a spot off a guy this weekend.
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    bring on the cheap shots.
    You corner like a (drunken) refrigerator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip
    You corner like a refrigerator.
    This coming from the guy who looks like a chimp humping a golf ball while he rides.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil
    This coming from the guy who looks like a chimp humping a golf ball while he rides.
    Are you saying that I need to extend the shaving regimen across a larger swath of my body? S'OK, since I won't be at Solstice 2009 no one will need to listen to my incessant aypping on the trail, nor try to dodge my obnoxious and pushy support crew blocking the course, nor listen to my usual bevy of excuses explaining why I couldn't finish the event.

    P.S. Don't knock the golf balls until you try one.

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    Would "You corner like a refrigerator on a toboggan" be taking the metaphor too far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip
    Are you saying that I need to extend the shaving regimen across a larger swath of my body? S'OK, since I won't be at Solstice 2009 no one will need to listen to my incessant aypping on the trail, nor try to dodge my obnoxious and pushy support crew blocking the course, nor listen to my usual bevy of excuses explaining why I couldn't finish the event.

    P.S. Don't knock the golf balls until you try one.
    Blocking? Sure I admit to it, but only when it's the charmed one of the Misfit Cult of Kool Aid guzzlers.

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