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    24 hour solo worlds

    If you look at the adrenalin website it looks like the date is Oct 7 and the venue is Conyers????????
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    World's info:
    http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/tw...c-9446f148c77d

    Anybody else read it that way????

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    i don't think that info is correct..

    that link has been up for awhile now - i think they just copied over some stuff from the conyers link and the 2005 info for worlds.

    if you read through it, it just doesn't make sense.

    they are supposed to have the full update on the race (date/venue/etc) by tomorrow.

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    [QUOTE=solo_goat]that link has been up for awhile now - i think they just copied over some stuff from the conyers link and the 2005 info for worlds.
    if you read through it, it just doesn't make sense.
    they are supposed to have the full update on the race (date/venue/etc) by tomorrow.
    ernesto[/QUOTE

    Yeah, I read through it. I was just getting my hopes up. Although I planned on never doing another 24HOA race I would be up for the Worlds again if it were 4 hours from my house. It really is hard to tell if they just have some wires crossed or didn't finish all the info correctly. It would be nice if the "worlds" could make it East of the Rockies (or maybe elsewhere in the world).
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    This is a direct quote from the site though:

    "The 8th annual, since 1999 – The World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ Championships will take place October 6th, 7th and 8th, 2006 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga., the site of mountain biking's debut as an Olympic sport.

    On Tuesday July 30th, 1996 the first ever Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race took place in Conyers Georgia just outside of Atlanta. Now 10 years later in celebration of that historic cycling date, the venue will host the top solo athletes from around the world.

    Solo athletes qualifying from around the World via for honors in both the elite, age group and single speed categories."

    Hard to think that it's left over info.
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    That's one way to keep both events from dieing.

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    They talk about Conyers and then they start talking about Whistler?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie O
    That's one way to keep both events from dieing.
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    I know I shouldn't want to do it, but I would love to line up with Dejay for a 24 hour race w/o traveling across the continent. I had a blast riding/hanging with Mr. Birtch at the SSWC 05, and it would be interesting to toe the line with him.
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    Like Ernesto said, that entire press release makes no sense. We go from a historic ride around Conyers to a nestled resort in the mountains of BC to the perfect conditions of 2004 to a new 3 person category for 2006.

    Having the worlds on October 7 directly competes with Moab. I know of a few top names that already have Moab on thier schedules, which means if they keep it on the schedule, you most likely wont have them at worlds....

    Anyway, I guess we will just wait and see if they get more clarfication on the event. Not that it really matters for me, Moab is 3 hours from my house and I feel a powerful love/hate relationship with that course. It beckons to me like one of those bad ex-girlfriends that you keep coming back to despite all the pain and heartache that she will ensue.
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    [QUOTE=alizbee]
    Having the worlds on October 7 directly competes with Moab.
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    Now why would they go and do that??

    Yeah, location plays a big part in my decisions. I would love to do Moab, but the flight, the drive, the expense....
    When are they going to move Moab to the East? That would be a great venue for me.
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    adrenaline has posted worlds info

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    2006 World 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ Championships

    The 8th annual The World Solo 24 Hours of Adrenalin™ Championships will take place October 6th, 7th and 8th, 2006 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers, Ga., the site of mountain biking's debut as an Olympic sport.

    On Tuesday July 30th, 1996 the first ever Olympic Cross Country Mountain Bike race took place in Conyers Georgia just outside of Atlanta. Now 10 years later in celebration of that historic cycling date, the venue will host the top solo athletes from around the world.

    Solo athletes qualifying from around the World via for honors in both the elite, age group and single speed categories.

    NOTE TO RACERS: If you feel that you have qualified and would like to be activated for registration, please create a profile on the website and email worldchampionships@twenty4sports.com to get your account activated (please include the qualifying event name and your placing).

    link is here:
    http://www.24hoursofadrenalin.com/tw...c-9446f148c77d

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    worlds

    I'm glad I did Whistler before it died. Have fun and enjoy some cheese grits for me at the pre race breakfast. It's out for me this year (no matter where it's held).

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    Looks like is time to decide where to race: Moab or Conners

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    Sweet, right on top of Moab.

    Both promoters claim their event to be worlds. Which one is? Neither?

    It's damn tough to beat October in Moab. Close but no cigar.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball_dh
    Sweet, right on top of Moab.

    Both promoters claim their event to be worlds. Which one is? Neither?

    It's damn tough to beat October in Moab. Close but no cigar.

    MOAB is a week later. That event date is the 14-15th of October. Hmmm... gonna be some tired people at that race!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairball_dh
    Both promoters claim their event to be worlds. Which one is? Neither?
    Watch for the next 2 years, and see which event the better 24hr racers (such as yourself D.H.) choose to attend, then you'll have your answer about which is the "premier" event. Should be interesting.

    Does either event need to be billed as the "Worlds"? I've said my peace on this issue in another thread previously so I won't open up the can of worms again here.

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    Stupid question

    I am planning to do my first 24 solo (on a rigid singlespeed 'natch) at Conyers. Does this mean "average joe" cannot enter the solo div without some sort of qualifying event first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    I am planning to do my first 24 solo (on a rigid singlespeed 'natch) at Conyers. Does this mean "average joe" cannot enter the solo div without some sort of qualifying event first.

    Howzat work??
    I think there are usually open categories for solos at "worlds" that are not competing in the "worlds".
    Make sense?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    24 solo...on a rigid singlespeed...at Conyers.
    OUCH.

    i believe there is a solo class and a solo WC class.
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    It would be awesome if the winner of the solo class beat the winner of the WC class. Then you would have a world champion who knew that they won only by categorization.

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    I think Eatough will be the deciding factor

    Quote Originally Posted by Circlip
    Watch for the next 2 years, and see which event the better 24hr racers (such as yourself D.H.) choose to attend, then you'll have your answer about which is the "premier" event. Should be interesting.

    Does either event need to be billed as the "Worlds"? I've said my peace on this issue in another thread previously so I won't open up the can of worms again here.
    I think that whichever race Eatough rides will take precedent as the World Championships. I predict that Tinker, Nat Ross, Cameron, Ernesto, and Hendershot (the solo elite, in my opinion) will probably all converge at the same race as Eatough, too. I don't think anyone can really consider themselves the world champion unless they take down Eatough. Just my opinion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Morlahach
    It would be awesome if the winner of the solo class beat the winner of the WC class. Then you would have a world champion who knew that they won only by categorization.
    Up in Canada they ran a slightly modified course so the "champs" were on a differenet course. I think they added some distance (someone can correct me if I am wrong).
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    [QUOTE=Darkwing Duck]I am planning to do my first 24 solo (on a rigid singlespeed 'natch)
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    Don't know if they will have trouble counting laps with two rigid Dean SS's running around.
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    [QUOTE=teamdicky]
    Quote Originally Posted by Darkwing Duck
    I am planning to do my first 24 solo (on a rigid singlespeed 'natch)
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    Don't know if they will have trouble counting laps with two rigid Dean SS's running around.

    Ah, I am certain that they will see yours coming through the scoring tent alot more than mine.
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    Tinker has Moab on his schedule but I suppose that could change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Although I planned on never doing another 24HOA race I would be up for the Worlds again if it were 4 hours from my house.
    Sup Dicky? Am kinda in the same boat wit ya there on that one....

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    In Whistler the sport riders and the solists rode the same course for the most part. All of the soloists did and extra bit of the course which increased the distance they had to ride. The only way Stuart had to differentiate the 2 groups was by a different coloured number plate on the front of the riders bike. Solist had a yellow plate and regular riders had just plain white.

    Now out of curiousity has anyone wondered why Stuart isn't returning to Whistler for another season???? Seems rumour around the toen has it that he didn't pay all of his bills here. Whether thats true or not can be debated until the sun comes up

    But funny how he promotes his Canmore event this year as being sold out. But in actual fact he cut the event down by 2/3 ....so it makes it easy for him to appear to have a very successful event that people are clamouring for when in reality he just made it smaller..... might make it easier for you Stuart to claim how poor you are. I'm sure if you really wanted you could have had a full on event if you really wanted!

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    Quote Originally Posted by skihillguy
    Now out of curiousity has anyone wondered why Stuart isn't returning to Whistler for another season???? Seems rumour around the toen has it that he didn't pay all of his bills here. Whether thats true or not can be debated until the sun comes up
    Chances are because of the 2010 Winter Olympic preperations under way. Word on the street is that some of the Olympic prep has over taken some of the ultra sweet "World's" course from years past.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeamTwentyFour
    Sup Dicky? Am kinda in the same boat wit ya there on that one....
    Hey John,
    Not to derail my own thread, but are you headed up for the Burn?
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    solo worlds

    Quote Originally Posted by Team Green Steve
    I think that whichever race Eatough rides will take precedent as the World Championships. I predict that Tinker, Nat Ross, Cameron, Ernesto, and Hendershot (the solo elite, in my opinion) will probably all converge at the same race as Eatough, too. I don't think anyone can really consider themselves the world champion unless they take down Eatough. Just my opinion.
    AMEN. Might add a few other names to your list, but I agree totally with your punchline.

    Note Tinker was not at Whistler last year, given his RAAM focus I am suprised he has Moab on his sked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Team Green Steve
    I think that whichever race Eatough rides will take precedent as the World Championships. I predict that Tinker, Nat Ross, Cameron, Ernesto, and Hendershot (the solo elite, in my opinion) will probably all converge at the same race as Eatough, too. I don't think anyone can really consider themselves the world champion unless they take down Eatough. Just my opinion.
    Just to speculate more, since I love to speculate

    Tinker has Moab on the schedule, Nat has been to Moab nearly every year, and Chambers now lives in Moab. I think Ernesto is trying to decide between the two. So those big guns could all end up in Moab. Or they could all end up at Conyers. Time wil tell. It is lame that they even have to choose.

    I know there has been a lot of 24HoA bashing on these boards in the past, I don't really want to open that can again, but plopping this race down in front of Moab is really pretty weak I think. It is obvious that Stuart is trying to derail Moab. Who does this help? Nobody. Stuart gets to fuel his little fued with Laird, and meanwhile the top racers are put in a tough spot trying to decide which race to attend.

    The field will be split, maybe signifigantly, maybe not. Either way though without all of the best riders you can't call either the "world championship". If we want to get hung up on accolades I'd put more merit on the Nationals being held at 24/9 this year. That race should have a pretty competitive field and will be the better indicator of who is fastest this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
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    Not to derail my own thread, but are you headed up for the Burn?
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    Yea dude, I'm hoping to be there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teamdicky
    Hey John,
    Not to derail my own thread, but are you headed up for the Burn?
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    That race rocks!

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