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    Kash for Klunking Super D in La Crosse 10/18

    Kash for Klunking

    Do you really want another event t-shirt? What you really want is KASH. We are putting up large sums of American dollars for the winners of our inaugural Super D event on October 18th. The purse will be at least $375 and we’ll be paying 7 places. First and second places could pay for their gas, food, and lodging (as long as you don’t live in Asia).

    What is a “Super D”? It is an event that focuses on bike handling skills but with a little more endurance and a little less risk than a typical DH race. The course will drop about 300 vertical feet from start to finish and will include some short climbs so you are looking at close to 500 feet of descending. We are expecting winning times to be over 6 min. (we’ll have a course profile and some better time estimates up soon)

    The highlights of the course will be a very fast flowing top part dropping into the forest where you’ll rail berms and navigate over or around logs and rocks. After several swooping turns you’ll encounter a rolling climb and a flatter section. After one more rolling climb you’ll begin one of the tightest and most technical descents in the Midwest which will leave you smiling… or screaming to the finish line.

    The bike you should bring is the one you love to ride. This course is a good mix of the best parts of HPT and so any bike will do, but a bike that does it all will be best. Other than a helmet there are no safety requirements. All types of riders are encouraged to gun for the kash and I guarantee it will be a tight race with plenty of happy and rich competitors.

    Event cost is only $25 and the event is hosted by Human Powered Trails of La Crosse, WI (www.humanpowweredtrails.com ) and is held in conjunction with the Blufflands Epic Endurance Race (B.E.E.R) held on October 17th.

    More info to follow and we look forward to your participation (we are also still looking for volunteers).


    Mapquest times to La Crosse (we know we can beat their estimates)

    MSP 2:29
    Madison 2:31
    Chicago 4:49
    Milwaukee 3:36
    Quad Cities 3:32
    Souix Falls 4:34

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    video of some of the course
    http://www.youtube.com/user/creeping.../0/dJx8LhxSlUA
    Just a short section, but shows that the course will be quick but not too burly.
    Hope to have flyer and course profile up over the weekend, so More info to follow but as of now,

    Tenative info:

    Race is open to all (male/female classes, beginner/open classes, cash for top male and female finishers)
    This course is a mix of intermediate/advanced trials but no big or sketchy obsticals.
    Race will be held at Human Powered Trails in La Crosse. (finalized course to be announced at later date)
    find directions at www.humanpoweredtrails.com
    registration and practice 9-12:00 (no pre-reg)
    Format: one run to qualify/seed the final, final run counts for cash/awards
    approx men's cash breakdown:
    1st $100
    2nd $75
    3rd $50
    4th $40
    5th $30
    6th $20

    Women's cash breakdown:
    1st $50
    2nd $25
    3rd $10

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    Just did a full course timed run and came in at 6:30 in slightly slick conditions so I'd guess winning times will be around 6 min. The course is an absolute blast from start to finish. Full details and race format are posted at www.humanpoweredtrails.com

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    Sunny and 55 for Sunday (plus lots of added flow to the trail for the race)

    See ya there

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