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    Official Hot August Nights Thread!

    As usual, who's in/out and who's hot/not.

    Camp Misfit will be back and better than ever as we celebrate the fifth year under Imperial Rule.

    Along with the usual cast of Stormtroopers, the ranks of our two (!) corporate teams will be swelled by the assimilation of Team Speed!

    Expect much noise and ado as you roll through on your night laps. Last year, we launched Camp Misfit with a little number by Rival Schools. What will sound the alarm this time 'round?

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    In!

    Another return of "Two be determined", hopeful of another podium finish, it seems like the right thing to aim for.

    Just need to stay awake and keep pedaling right?

    Cheers,

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    I will be there. I will even be there on Friday evening. I will even try to ride one of those Misfit things that Nogs is going to be demo'ing. I may even have a beer that evening, maybe even two. And come Saturday I might perhaps be able to ride my Inbred around the course once or twice, or not, we'll see.
    Cheers, Dave

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    Give away this year is still SECRET.

    There MIGHT be a clue HERE.
    Suffice it to say this is the shite.

    In addition to being FREE to one lucky hundred people it is THE MOST POPULAR and USEFUL cycling product I have seen in my recent travels.

    Looking forward to a great event.
    Looking forward to some big laughs.
    Looking forward to zoning way out.

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    I'm still unsure of my status for the race as a messed up hand has made it difficult to hold the handlebar. If I don't race, I will be there for the weekend and will definitely be up to the camp for the festivities, if the empire will allow it.

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    I'll be there to consume vasts amounts of fluids and maybe even do a lap or two. We have a team in the 10 person expert division and will be battling it out with Norco using some completely immature tactics. It will be a 48 hour event for me.

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    I'll be there on the Thorold Trail Hogs A team - a faster squad than the ones I have been on in the past.

    Looking forward to it.
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    Team RaceDayRush.com

    I will be there with my team as always...A fast eight person team in the Club Company category. Hoping we can be competitive and of course have a good time. This is always a great event being some of the more gearheaded folks in the mtb community are back for another 24 hour event, making things more competitive and grass roots.

    Really looking forward to the pass through the Dance Party. A great highlight of this event for a couple of year now. Just for the record, I will not be stopping for a t-shirt of any kind unless we are well off competing for a podium position. No-one needs to see me dance, especially with some extra lactic acid build up in the legs. Not a pretty sight in spandex.

    Good luck to all...All hail to Mother Nature. Please be kind to us this weekend.

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    I will be there with my 5 person Coed team, Team Redneck, that would love to podium but has no hope to (unless there are only three teams in our division).
    We will be showing up on Thursday and I hear rumor that Creemore has a new brew that I may need to consume a couple of before I head back north.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    disclaimer: there is a contest running that may or may not attempt to sway you to link visit HERE.
    persuant to the rules of same the MONSTER is getting credit for ALL you base from this thread...
    From now on, I am ONLY visiting your blog from this link. I want us to own that bike!

    Please, click HERE often (from this thread). If we get the bike, I promise we'll let you try it at the new bike park...

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    Pre-rode the course today. Not sure if any one else found this but it seemed to me to be shorter than usual? It didn't even cross over to "the epic ride" or "hot august nights" trail. That being said I thought the course was great! Lots of the usual stuff not in which was nice and plenty of trail being ridden backwards which really changes it up. Not too much climbing, but enough that people will be tired as the race wears on. If the course stays the same lap times will be under 1 hour for most riders (i.e. slow ones like me), and probably 35-40 mins for the really fast guys. Overall, one of my favourite courses ever by Chico!

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    I'm in! 5 All Women! It will be fun!

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    Yes it's 15min shorter then usual, don't know how I feel about it, on one hand it'll mean more laps.. on the other it's still kind of short.

    Also I think it'll be more difficult to pass because of all that tight single track in the first half, I guess we'll see how it goes in the race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sperky
    Pre-rode the course today. Not sure if any one else found this but it seemed to me to be shorter than usual?
    Ahhhh! I missed ya! I was there too. I rode one fast lap with Arek and then three more. I timed the last one at 48 minutes. I don`t do 48 minute laps, so I guess that would indicate that it`s shorter than usual. It seemed to me that there was a lot more singletrack than we are used to at chico`s albion hills 24 hr races ( which are the only ones of their`s that I have done). For me, there won`t be anywhere to sit back and relax.
    Are you going to be there, Steve? And if so where?
    Cheers, Dave

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    I pre-rode on Friday also, it did seem quite a bit shorter than the usual laps but lots and lots of single track. Should be a really fun course, all the short climbs at the start of the lap promise to be hell on warming up the legs every second lap on a tag team, damn you chico!

    I did also notice a large black arrow on a sign with lots of holes in it (kinda like it has been used over and over to mark race courses) at the top of the green monster, I wonder if they will be throwing that climb in there as a last minute surprise. We added it to our pre-ride laps just in case.

    Overall it looks like a super entertaining layout and the new trail sections are pretty sweet.

    Good job guys!

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk
    Ahhhh! I missed ya! I was there too. ....
    Are you going to be there, Steve? And if so where?
    I thought I saw your car in the lot. I did a few laps in the low 50's....doing it more as a test to see how bad my fitness is.

    I won't be there this year....might come up to watch a bit though. Just getting into riding regularly again....working towards next year when I can start racing you in the "old man" solo catagory.

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    I'm heading up today to pre-ride. Is the course well marked? (Not familiar with Albion Hills)
    I love riding my bike!

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    I am in search of a team to ride this one with, i have money and beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sweetfilly7
    I'm heading up today to pre-ride. Is the course well marked? (Not familiar with Albion Hills)
    there are a couple of areas that you'll have to look around for the next arrow but keep looking for the larger black arrows and you should be alright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    I am in search of a team to ride this one with, i have money and beer.
    With credentials like that lets just hang out in the Hammertown. There's a great pizza and wings place across the street from my house. Around twelvish my wife usually starts dancing...

    It can't be much worse than the misfits running their fingers through one another's sweaty chest hair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Biggie
    It can't be much worse than the misfits running their fingers through one another's sweaty chest hair.
    I protest! I have very little chest hair!

    *ahem* clicky please!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl
    I protest! I have very little chest hair!

    *ahem* clicky please!
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    Does anybody know the state of construction from 400 King road over to Bolton? I was up that way in July but it was a Sat so wasn't sure what delays there would be through the week. Hoping to head up to Albion early afternoon friday but trying to figure out the best way to go.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmstrek8
    Does anybody know the state of construction from 400 King road over to Bolton? I was up that way in July but it was a Sat so wasn't sure what delays there would be through the week. Hoping to head up to Albion early afternoon friday but trying to figure out the best way to go.

    Thanks
    I haven't had any trouble through Nobleton in a while. They are doing a lot of work on the exit at King rd and the 400 but unless it's shut there shouldn't be any trouble. If it is shut then it will be posted on the 400 before you get there and you can just get off a bit earlier and take Weston up to King.
    See ya up there !
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    Thanks Dave last yr I got caught in 2 construction areas and don't want to do it again. Last time I was up that way was July 18 and was a Sat so no construction. Hope to see you at Albion on the weekend.

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    Map is up


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    Additions

    Looking @ the map, there have been some additions to the course that was marked this weekend. S1 and S10 were not on the course that was marked on the weekend.

    Glad to see the Green Monster was not one of the last minute additions. Still, there is less climbing than I remember in past HAN courses.

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    I'm waiting for feedback from tonight's race (I'm in Japan right now and will be getting to Albion from YYZ just in time to do an anchor lap.) but from the map, it LOOKS like a quick course. By missing all the "across the road" stuff, we have a LONG section of double track along Duffy's lane. People are going to be FLYING down there.

    What's the under/over on fastest lap? I'm thinking mid to low 30s, maybe 35?

    And of course, clicky here for more details on demos and so forth.
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    classy move noggs!!!

    Noggy was leading singlespeed race, going head to head with Ken X into the Albion Witch when a tough crash happened right in front of Noggs... He stopped, together with Lepper and helped the shaken comrade out of the woods.

    Had it not been for this crash - Noggs had a grip on the first place - he was flying tonight...

    The course is very cardio - the first half is a blue collar type of course - at least for me... work, work and more work... no time to recover - pretty much all the time on the threshold. Second part is a bit easier... No monster climbs, but going up and down all the time... I'd say it is exciting, but I was suffering too much tonight to have enough fun... There are some unexpected turns, so watch out for those...

    Don't know what the official times were, will find out tonight or tomorrow...




    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    I'm waiting for feedback from tonight's race (I'm in Japan right now and will be getting to Albion from YYZ just in time to do an anchor lap.) but from the map, it LOOKS like a quick course. By missing all the "across the road" stuff, we have a LONG section of double track along Duffy's lane. People are going to be FLYING down there.

    What's the under/over on fastest lap? I'm thinking mid to low 30s, maybe 35?

    And of course, clicky here for more details on demos and so forth.

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    osokolo`s bang on the money on this one. The course is a working course. I like it. It`s going to make us work hard.
    Hope Ken isn`t too badly shaken up to ride to ride with Nuckin Futs on the weekend
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk
    osokolo`s bang on the money on this one. The course is a working course. I like it. It`s going to make us work hard.
    Hope Ken isn`t too badly shaken up to ride to ride with Nuckin Futs on the weekend
    What the heck did Ken hit this time? Was he lucid?
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster
    What the heck did Ken hit this time? Was he lucid?
    albion witch - that little whoopty doo log jump...caught his bar ends and inverted.
    he landed full impact on the back of his head.

    just a stupid fluke accident at a very high rate of speed (we had passed and repassed no less then four times to that point) he may or may not have been under the impression that i was going to crush him when we exited the witch...

    he wasn't well.
    took a while to get the debris off the course and coax him to WALK not ride. after wandering into the trails numerous times Mark and i decided it was better to let him attempt a slow pedal - STRAIGHT AS AN ARROW!

    i asked him a few gibberish questions while we rode and he f'ed up every answer...while we chatted at the start finish it was coming clear he didnt remember anything from the crash to that point (5min)...he then failed all of Ted's tests and an ambulance was called.

    when that man crashes, he does it like a pro!

    the course is pure HAN. climby AND fast.
    love it.
    the location of the Misfit Dance party has been selected.

    bring it.
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    Thankfully Ken will be ok after a bit of rest. However, this rest will keep Ken from joining Team NF for the weekend's on-trail festivities.

    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk
    Hope Ken isn`t too badly shaken up to ride to ride with Nuckin Futs on the weekend
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    ...still looking...

    ...still looking for a team to ride this beauty with. since beer and money didn't work....i'm now offering 15 year old scotch (dahl), opened of course and a 1 year membership to the NRA (also used).

    all this is really just a ploy to get to take one of them misfitty two wheeled thingies for a boot 'round the course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    ...still looking for a team to ride this beauty with. since beer and money didn't work....i'm now offering 15 year old scotch (dahl), opened of course and a 1 year membership to the NRA (also used).

    all this is really just a ploy to get to take one of them misfitty two wheeled thingies for a boot 'round the course.
    oh ferfuksakes.
    CLICK HERE (for Marc's sake) then email me. don't have a FINAL tally but a few bodies are slow paying and i am not a bank.

    you better bring beer and hookers though.
    not necessarily in that order.

    and if you brink a hooker for Mr Monster you better bring something in a size Sven for Nerdgurl.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    ...still looking for a team to ride this beauty with. since beer and money didn't work....i'm now offering 15 year old scotch (dahl), opened of course and a 1 year membership to the NRA (also used).
    We could of had a fine bender here in the Hammer. Fine then, go race with your skinny brethen.

    Quote Originally Posted by teebor76xc
    ...all this is really just a ploy to get to take one of them misfitty two wheeled thingies for a boot 'round the course.
    Please be gentle with the orange two wheeled Misfitty things. Peter and I will soon be negotiating for the size large...how long can he possibly demo the damn thing?

    I had an interview a few days ago and I have one on the horizon, so I feel like the low cloud of vagrancy is about to lift off of me. What better way to start a new job than with a new blinglespeed, painted in the Queen's orange?

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    no doubt a blinglespeed in 'duchess of oranj' would be divine...noggs, thanks for the offer, you've gots some mail.

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    Video Preview is up...

    After some minor technical difficulties, we have posted the course preview video from Tuesday nights race on the main page at www.racedayrush.com. Enjoy!
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    Everytime I try to go to the site to see the video I get an error then the site gets closed. Is it my computer or a problem with the site? Same thing happened yesterday and I have tried about 20 times in the past 2 days.

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    Wow, that looks smooth!

    I am leaving the Trail bike with the 2.3 fatties at home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nth_dimension

    I am leaving the Trail bike with the 2.3 fatties at home.
    good choice.
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    So what kind of time are normal riders completing a lap in?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nth_dimension
    I am leaving the Trail bike with the 2.3 fatties at home.

    2.4 Ralphs FTW!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nth_dimension
    So what kind of time are normal riders completing a lap in?
    Well here at Team Speed we strive for mediocrity and came in with a 53-55 min lap time complete with start loop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nth_dimension
    So what kind of time are normal riders completing a lap in?
    The easiest way to check is to go to the Superfly site, http://www.superflyracing.com and check out the times for this past tuesday's race which used the HAN course. That will give you a pretty good idea of what the range of times are going to be.
    Cheers, Dave

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    the emperor's new clothes

    <a href="http://www.misfitpsycles.com/blog/"><img style="TEXT-ALIGN: center; MARGIN: 0px auto 10px; WIDTH: 240px; DISPLAY: block; HEIGHT: 320px; CURSOR: hand" id="BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5372075028515048290" border="0" alt="" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aWmQy-6Yy0s/So1xxqViy2I/AAAAAAAAAGw/rE9HV7j16e0/s320/hello-kitty-darth-vader.jpg" /></a>

    clickity click

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk
    The easiest way to check is to go to the Superfly site, http://www.superflyracing.com and check out the times for this past tuesday's race which used the HAN course. That will give you a pretty good idea of what the range of times are going to be.
    It looked like Narius got in at just under 40 and if that included the start loop, my over/under of 35 is probably going to be beaten like a red-headed stepchild.
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    For those that NEED to know and firmly in the face of those that really don't care:

    MISFIT PSYCLES DANCE PARTY AND DEMO DETAILS

    no t-shirts. no predictable stuff.
    the prize this year is massively useful and possibly the HOTTEST item of the season.

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    hmmm, it appears

    that some racers took a shortcut down that Italian cobblestone masterpiece, instead of taking a sharp left turn into the new connecting trail... that shortened the lap by around 5 min.

    No one is publicly admitting yet, though... For the record, Jouko and I rode it all... can't say for everyone else...



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    quote=garage monster]It looked like Narius got in at just under 40 and if that included the start loop, my over/under of 35 is probably going to be beaten like a red-headed stepchild. [/quote]

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    outstanding...

    but where is clicky?


    Quote Originally Posted by nogearshere
    For those that NEED to know and firmly in the face of those that really don't care:

    MISFIT PSYCLES DANCE PARTY AND DEMO DETAILS

    no t-shirts. no predictable stuff.
    the prize this year is massively useful and possibly the HOTTEST item of the season.


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