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    2/10/13 Texas Chainring Massacre (Gravel Grinder)

    How about some winter racing?
    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17870

    Texas Chainring Massacre 2013

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    The Spinistry
    Valley View, TX
    Sunday, February 10, 2013
    USA Cycling Permit # 2013-277


    CATEGORY DISTANCE START TIME FEE PRIZES
    Open Men Ultra Endurance 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
    Open Women Ultra Endurance 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
    Open SS 100+ km 9:00 AM $35 50% 5 Deep
    Fun Ride 45 miles 9:00 AM $20 Swag

    Route isn't finalized yet but we expect the race course to be between 70-75 miles.


    The Texas Chainring Massacre is a full on gravel grinder featuring a unique combination of dirt roads and desolate country roads that promises to be both scenic and challenging. Riders will be able to enjoy a fantastic route that starts and ends in the "civilized" part of the D/FW Metroplex near Valley View, TX while meandering through some scenic rural areas..

    The route can be run on a road bike (with fat rubber), or a mountain bike but riders shooting for the "win" will most likely utilize CX bikes. If you choose to take a road bike on the course please bring extra tubes because there are potholes and some rough sections of dirt road. The race course will fall under USA Cycling’s designation for Mountain Bike Ultra Endurance over 100 Kilometers (62 miles). We will also offer a fun ride with a distance under 45 miles.

    This marked course ride will provide neutral aid/support stations but no outside support is allowed except at those aid stations. Plan to bring enough food and supplies to be self supported in case of break down since it might take several hours for a sweep/sag vehicle to reach stranded riders. 9am start time in Valley View, TX (address soon)

    Additional details including maps/cue sheets will be available on The Spinistry |

    All roads whether paved or unpaved are public roads subject to the regulations of the great State of Texas. Participants are required to obey all "rules of the road" and laws for the applicable jurisdiction(s) in which they operate their bicycles and/or other vehicles. This applies to both the featured event as well as any practice or warm up events. The Texas Chainring Massacre is an all weather event unless conditions are deemed unsafe for riders so there is a no refunds policy.

    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17870

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    FYI, that is the same weekend of the start of the TMBRA XC season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crimecrusher View Post
    FYI, that is the same weekend of the start of the TMBRA XC season.
    Yes it is. 300 miles apart and totally different disciplines/event types. I don't expect much, if any overlap. XC racers are encouraged to chase their points, not to pocket their first drop of 6 for 2013.

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    It's also black history month, so you might want to take that into consideration as well.
    Small ring in front makes it easier. Small ring in back makes it harder. That blows my mind.

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    for a minute I thought this was DORBA

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    Just enter "one day" as your license number if you don't have an annual license.

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    Purse is getting bigger each day. This may well be fastest race on dirt.

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    LONG ROUTE RACERS ONLY take note...We will be having 2 designated feed zones/check points where each rider will be required to stop, pick up a feed bag and check in. Each rider will provide their own feed bags to be shuttled to the drop stations. Station 1 will be 28 miles in and Station 2 will be 54 miles in. Route total is just over 77 miles. We will be staging from Valley View High School athletics complex.

    Map: TCM Race Route - A bike ride in Valley View, Texas

    Registration: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/17870

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    This is going to be a helluva a race. I wish I could motor pace the lead pack(s). The course itself is going to be fast. Most of the dirt is smooth and packed but there's enough sketchy stuff thrown in that anyone can get knocked out at any time. We have a couple of Nascar type yellow flags thrown in to bunch up the lead pack again if it starts to string out some. There will be a regroup at mile 28 and another at mile 54. The toughest stuff is from about miles 40 to 65 (of 77). Any breakaway gaps can be shot all to hell in that stretch. A real long chunk gravel section that will throw folks out of their rhythm and a few real sketchy turning descents. I expect that enough of a pack will go in there together to still have a good bumch of 'em riding together for the final 10 miles or so of sprinting. It will finish on a long, paved straightaway so photo finish and/or a classic finish sprint probably will come into play.

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    Only 2 weeks away! Registrations are coming in nicely except for SS and women's so we're going to bump the payout in those categories to 100%.

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