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    solstice cometh

    it is 337 hrs to the half way point of solstice 2013. Not that I'm counting.
    I'm just reminding myself what it's like to be riding tired in the middle of the night. Sometimes good and sometimes very very bad.
    Egggman , Tag ????
    Unglued, are you flying the brewery colours this year and will you have a pint to spare?

    Hmmm. That's all. Carry on.
    Cheers, Dave

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    Yes, Dave, Team Flying Bison will be in the house and there will always be a pint with your name on it. We'll be at site 104. The only difference from previous years is that I will actually be riding a bike with gears...
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I will actually be riding a bike with gears...
    Is that legal?

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    You guys going to be there Friday night with beers?

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    I'll be there. Tag teaming with Egggman. We will be at site C7

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    Quote Originally Posted by broadwayline View Post
    Is that legal?
    Easy, make him ride half his laps with a Camelbak HAWG crammed full of beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiotMTB View Post
    I'll be there. Tag teaming with Egggman. We will be at site C7
    Well then, we are almost neighbours. I'll be on C5.
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Yes, Dave, Team Flying Bison will be in the house and there will always be a pint with your name on it.
    I don't suppose that would be a Flying Bison pint?

    Gears are good, by the way. It rhymes with beers and there must be some sort of connection.
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    Easy, make him ride half his laps with a Camelbak HAWG crammed full of beer.
    One year at the old 24HOA at Hardwood, we were sharing a camp site setup with another team for convenience to maximize use of available space (even though each team theoretically had their own site, albeit very sardine-like). A couple of the riders from this other team were really late in arriving on the Saturday night to start taking their share of laps.

    While waiting until after dark for them to show up, one of the 3 riders that had been taking up all the laps to that point defiantly explained that he was going out on the course with a full hydration pack with beer and wasn't coming back to the campsite with the numbered baton until his pack was empty.

    The 2 missing riders eventually showed up, but didn't get to do much in the way of laps since "beer man" didn't return until early AM Sunday morning. I'm fairly certain that a large portion of that time wasn't spent riding, but hopefully he found some friends and had some fun wherever he went to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 14Stone View Post


    You guys going to be there Friday night with beers?
    I don't think the Beer Guy will be there until Saturday morning. Unglued Jr and I may camp out Friday but certain planets have to come into line first
    Strava made me do it....

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    Racing with "Team Van Go 2". Campsites 23-24.

    Hope the weather holds out. Come visit, we have Pole-Dancers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk View Post
    Gears are good, by the way. It rhymes with beers and there must be some sort of connection.
    "Singlespeeder, coming through!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    "Singlespeeder, coming through!"
    Oh man, that's funny. I had forgotten about that guy...

    My war cry for a while was "fat guy with no gears coming through!" But I would say this ironically
    Strava made me do it....

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    Doing a 4 person co-ed no nights. It was a tough decision. I love night laps, I just hate being stirred from a haze at 2am to do them. Not to mention it wrecks me for a few days afterwards seeing as I really don't get any sleep. Yeah, I'm a wimp.

    Should be there Friday night, wondering around, acting friendly, all in hopes of mooching a beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    "Singlespeeder, coming through!"
    Ha! At the time I was jealous that I couldn't yell that out too.
    Are you and the family coming out to play, Ms Monster?
    Cheers, Dave

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    One year at the old 24HOA at Hardwood, we were sharing a camp site setup with another team for convenience to maximize use of available space (even though each team theoretically had their own site, albeit very sardine-like). A couple of the riders from this other team were really late in arriving on the Saturday night to start taking their share of laps.

    While waiting until after dark for them to show up, one of the 3 riders that had been taking up all the laps to that point defiantly explained that he was going out on the course with a full hydration pack with beer and wasn't coming back to the campsite with the numbered baton until his pack was empty.

    The 2 missing riders eventually showed up, but didn't get to do much in the way of laps since "beer man" didn't return until early AM Sunday morning. I'm fairly certain that a large portion of that time wasn't spent riding, but hopefully he found some friends and had some fun wherever he went to.
    I know someone who fits the profile. Would he happen to go by the name Lee Dyson?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enduramil View Post
    I know someone who fits the profile. Would he happen to go by the name Lee Dyson?
    Different dude. Find a couple more like-minded riders and they could have entered an entire team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip View Post
    Different dude. Find a couple more like-minded riders and they could have entered an entire team.
    Oh, I know a few guy's.

    Though if I was the team captain I would have been doing home brew in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
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    Doing a 4 person co-ed no nights. It was a tough decision. I love night laps, I just hate being stirred from a haze at 2am to do them. Not to mention it wrecks me for a few days afterwards seeing as I really don't get any sleep. Yeah, I'm a wimp.

    Should be there Friday night, wondering around, acting friendly, all in hopes of mooching a beer.
    We will see you there friday wondering around.... Pop by site 23/24 for a pint... looking forward to it... on a 5 person mixed team this year...
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    Anyone know if Mr Spak will be attempting this......again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk View Post
    Ha! At the time I was jealous that I couldn't yell that out too.
    Are you and the family coming out to play, Ms Monster?
    As was I. No, not going to attend this year. We're sleep-deprived enough as it is! Good luck!

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    No more Spak abuse!

    He is and I wish him luck. I hope you do too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VVagabond View Post
    He is and I wish him luck. I hope you do too.
    Yep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post

    Hope the weather holds out. .
    I think with this year seeming to be the Mephisto's Mud Stud try outs. Maybe it would be a good idea to pack trail runners and a kids bike with back back harness. Just in case.

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    If anybody is looking to purchase a solo spot my friend may have to sell his due to injury. Let me know if anybody is interested and I will pass on the info.

    He managed to sell
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    Dskunk, first time on here in quite some time. Hear you are solo again this year? As Riot said it will be tag for me, a first at a 24. I may just make him do all the work and bring a hammock

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    Hah...I will make sure I am unavailable at transfer time??

    I met Dskunk at Albion this last weekend. He and his buddy had some great advice. Much appreciated Dskunk!

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    Hopefully they will change for forecast yet again, before the weekend...or just be as wrong as they were about last night...

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    Packing for the race, I know that my bottles are on the...., Oh and my lights are right over... I know my tent exists, at least I have lycra right?!?

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    Charging Batteries,sorting food, making playlists and packing ALL of my gloves including a pair of full on neoprene water ones...

    I'll be the big guy slowly Going in Circles on my True North and Fatback for 24hrs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RiotMTB View Post
    Hopefully they will change for forecast yet again, before the weekend...or just be as wrong as they were about last night...
    If you pack runners, kids bike, neoprene, snorkel, and gore tex. You will not need them as it will be sunny and warm all weekend. Don't bring them the opposite will occur.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
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    Racing with "Team Van Go 2". Campsites 23-24.

    Hope the weather holds out. Come visit, we have Pole-Dancers.
    mmmm... you hold on the pole, i'll borrow the dancer
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    Nucking Futs will be there. We may change our name to Team Rob Ford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    We may change our name to Team Rob Ford.
    Too obvious. Go for "Team Gravy Train" and you have all the bases covered in a non-partisan kind of way. Set up a trail side poutine cart and make a couple of thousand new friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo View Post
    Nucking Futs will be there. We may change our name to Team Rob Ford.
    Ha, ha, even that would be too good for Ford.
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    Quote Originally Posted by egggman View Post
    Packing for the race, I know that my bottles are on the...., Oh and my lights are right over... I know my tent exists, at least I have lycra right?!?
    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hustler View Post
    Charging Batteries,sorting food, making playlists and packing ALL of my gloves including a pair of full on neoprene water ones...
    See, you guys have it wrong. I was at the LCBO last night shopping for beer ( as a back up in case Wellington runs out again ). Picked up a beer called "Shawinigan Handshake", amongst others. I am going to spend tonight trying to decide which of the beers I have will be brought to Albion. Tomorrow I may need to restock.
    These race things are time consuming and hard mentally, don't you think?
    Cheers, Dave

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    I'll be doing my beer stops tonight on the way home. Make sure I'm fully stocked for Friday and Saturday nights... other than beer i dont think we need food or anything....
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    Quote Originally Posted by tyh83 View Post
    I'll be doing my beer stops tonight on the way home. Make sure I'm fully stocked for Friday and Saturday nights... other than beer i dont think we need food or anything....
    what about that time slot between friday and saturday night?
    you better get some more
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    Quote Originally Posted by trailtrash View Post
    what about that time slot between friday and saturday night?
    you better get some more
    ...then there's Sunday till noon, don't be a wimp.

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    True true.... maybe just grab a keg and call it a day...
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    For the love of mountain biking....what tires is everyone running!!!!

    Forecast is shaping up. % chance of rain going down, as with the potential expected amount of rain. Risk of thunderstorms, which normally roll in later in the day. Perfect for the no nights peeps!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    For the love of mountain biking....what tires is everyone running!!!!
    You no night people are so serious. How can you be worried about tires? Some of us havenít figured out which beer to bring yet.
    Iím running Maxxis Icons. But thatís all Iíve got. Theyíll work.
    Cheers, Dave

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    [QUOTE=CptSydor;10482153]For the love of mountain biking....what tires is everyone running!!!!

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    More importantly, flats or clipless???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thatshowiroll View Post
    More importantly, flats or clipless???
    Come now. This is a serious cross country race at Albion. Surely everyone will be clipless in a sausage suit, yelling for a pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Come now. This is a serious cross country race at Albion. Surely everyone will be clipless in a sausage suit, yelling for a pass.
    ELITE RIDER......STRAVA.......SINGLESPEEDER.....CHASING THE CUTOFF....

    I just yell this in succession until everyone gets out of my way, slower or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dskunk View Post
    You no night people are so serious. How can you be worried about tires? Some of us havenít figured out which beer to bring yet.
    Iím running Maxxis Icons. But thatís all Iíve got. Theyíll work.
    Can ya'll get on that. I want to know which campsite I'm visiting. I'm a beer snob.

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    We're drinking Lakeport.

    Ghetto beer to go with our ghetto bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nerdgirl View Post
    Come now. This is a serious cross country race at Albion. Surely everyone will be clipless in a sausage suit, yelling for a pass.
    Summer Solstice is serious bizness. Seriously.


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