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    2012 Fears Tears and Beers

    Online registration is now open for the 2012 Fears Tears and Beers MTB Enduro in Ely, NV.

    Mark your calendars for June 9th, 2012

    We pride ourselves in being one of the first to bring this popular format to the US. This will be our 7th year putting on the FTB enduro. Climb at your own pace on the transfer sections and race on 2-6 timed, mostly downhill Special tests.

    Great event. Great trails. Great food.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Great event. Great trails. Great food.
    .....and GREAT people!! Once you do it, you'll come back year after year

    Matt

    No other mtb race will take you from here.....
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    .....to here....
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    I should be out riding....

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    Through a casino??? That is so F'n cool!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDDonny View Post
    Through a casino??? That is so F'n cool!!!
    Heck yeah. We were thinking of going through the brothels too but decided that might not work for the kids.

    Russell tearing it up on the Whorehouse Hill
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    So hoping that I can get things together this year to make it!!!
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    I need to see if I can make it. Looks like a blast!

    Are the times sections pretty mellow, or are there some drops and stuff thrown in?

    Do you usually have a good turnout with younger people? I will have just turned 18 at that point and don't want to be racing solo.

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    The timed sections are mellow, except for the final timed section of the Expert Loop (Whorehouse Hill).

    We have had from 8 to 80 years old race. Typically, you wouldn't be riding solo. The race starts as a group, racers ride through the casinos and then out of town, up to the mountains. Even if you are solo, there always seems to be somebody not too far ahead or behind you on the trail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KellyE View Post
    The timed sections are mellow, except for the final timed section of the Expert Loop (Whorehouse Hill).

    We have had from 8 to 80 years old race. Typically, you wouldn't be riding solo. The race starts as a group, racers ride through the casinos and then out of town, up to the mountains. Even if you are solo, there always seems to be somebody not too far ahead or behind you on the trail.
    Well then, i really have to see if i can go.

    I thought you would do individual starts and such. a combined start sounds like fun!

    Just switched out my Roco Air for a monarch and I've been wanting to try my lockout out.

    Last question, I'm a downhiller, and have no real experience with pedaling up real uphills. Is it anything too grueling or are all the uphills pretty mellow too? (I have the endurance to climb, I'm just not good at it.)

    Thanks for all the help

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    Well then, i really have to see if i can go.

    I thought you would do individual starts and such. a combined start sounds like fun!

    Just switched out my Roco Air for a monarch and I've been wanting to try my lockout out.

    Last question, I'm a downhiller, and have no real experience with pedaling up real uphills. Is it anything too grueling or are all the uphills pretty mellow too? (I have the endurance to climb, I'm just not good at it.)

    Thanks for all the help
    The climbs aren't timed so you can take all the time you want (up to a point.... we do want to let the checkpoint volunteers go home before dark )

    The problem is, that if you want to get to the Expert descent you've got to cover 35 miles of trail and over 5000 feet of climbing first. If you have endurance you should be fine. You've got all day to do it.

    Come on over. You're welcome to throw a bag down on my floor if you need a place to stay.

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    Hoping to get out of a four wheeling trip in Colo. with my brother in law to do this instead.

    I think its funny how family can be demanding at times when most good friends just want to spend time with each other with very little demands.
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    No glacier this year. I rode up across the connector on the Sport loop this week and it is completely snow-free.

    All trails are good to go!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    No glacier this year. I rode up across the connector on the Sport loop this week and it is completely snow-free.

    All trails are good to go!
    I talked to your Brother tonight, We are planning a priest trip this summer, and might be headed down your way.

    I'm really busy with Finals, AP tests, and graduation right now, but I'm still trying to get plans set to come down and race. I hope I can make it, the course looks like a blast.

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    Ok just got my 7 point and been wanting.to.get out there and.tear up.every race I can.....any trails at bootleg anyone reccomends to prepare for the expert run at this thing....go big or.suck...and.i don't suck lol.... Probibly have to.ride my bike.from.Vegas here too but ill be there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moosey View Post
    I talked to your Brother tonight, We are planning a priest trip this summer, and might be headed down your way.

    I'm really busy with Finals, AP tests, and graduation right now, but I'm still trying to get plans set to come down and race. I hope I can make it, the course looks like a blast.
    Cool. Tell him hi for me next time you see him. If you're camping in/near ely for the scout trip let me know, we can hook you up with some riding.

    Hope you can make the race. The course is a ton of fun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 7point View Post
    Ok just got my 7 point and been wanting.to.get out there and.tear up.every race I can.....any trails at bootleg anyone reccomends to prepare for the expert run at this thing....go big or.suck...and.i don't suck lol.... Probibly have to.ride my bike.from.Vegas here too but ill be there
    Skyline to East Leg would be a could one. The top part of the final expert descent is narrow sidehill goat trail like Skyline/EAst leg. The lower part is faster and rockier. Some of the mellower stuff on the front side would be good. Snake Back maybe.

    Hope to see you there.

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    Kool.thanx....I did skyline last week with some.guys I meet up there...they were on the rentals and kept stopping to walk or something....couldn't get into.the flow of the trail...did west leg way fun....eastleg tomorrow.. ima be there from 8am til atleast .3-4. If anyone else is headed up you'll see my papa johns truck

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    Thanks to the generousity of the Jailhouse Hotel and Casino we are adding a Pro class to this year's Fears Tears and Beers Enduro.

    Minimum pro purse is $2500 but we expect some more contributions to come in before the race. We hope to get it up to at least $5000.
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    Just signed up for this race, looks like a blast!

    Couple questions:

    I signed up for Sport, but already second guessing and might want to switch to Expert. Can I decide when I get there or should/can I switch now?

    I heard there is some singletrack nearby for dirt bikes. So thinking about bringing my KTM along. Any truth or info on this? Supposedly around the Shell Creek mountains...

    Thanks!

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    Kent, I'm wanting to get out to Ely again to do the race, and it looks like a few of the other Sanchez guys want to as well.....I'll keep in touch.
    I like bikes.

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    Hi Kent,
    I have a few questions:

    I didn't see a price for the race.
    How many miles is Ely from the Las Vegas/Henderson area?
    Would I be able to park my RV at the park in a normal parking spot?

    thanks, Kelly
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    Quote Originally Posted by -Chainslap- View Post
    Just signed up for this race, looks like a blast!

    Couple questions:

    I signed up for Sport, but already second guessing and might want to switch to Expert. Can I decide when I get there or should/can I switch now?

    I heard there is some singletrack nearby for dirt bikes. So thinking about bringing my KTM along. Any truth or info on this? Supposedly around the Shell Creek mountains...

    Thanks!
    You can switch classes when you get here. Just talk to Kelly at sign-up either Friday night or Saturday morning. And yes, there are tons of great places to ride the KTM here as well.

    I can point you in the right direction for the moto stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wasea04 View Post
    Kent, I'm wanting to get out to Ely again to do the race, and it looks like a few of the other Sanchez guys want to as well.....I'll keep in touch.
    That will be awesome! It will be great to have you guys again. Casa de KRob is filling up fast but I'm sure we can find something for you, Allen. Bring my pullover and watch when you come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. D View Post
    Hi Kent,
    I have a few questions:

    I didn't see a price for the race.
    How many miles is Ely from the Las Vegas/Henderson area?
    Would I be able to park my RV at the park in a normal parking spot?

    thanks, Kelly
    Hey Kelly. It's about 240-250 miles from Henderson to Ely. Be sure and take the 318 cut off just past Ash Springs or it's another 45 miles longer up US93.

    Price is $35 if you pre-register online and $40 if you register at the event.

    You won't be able to park your RV on the city streets near the park but there's free RV parking at the Prospector Hotel Casino.

    Hope you're able to make it.
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    You got it.

    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    That will be awesome! It will be great to have you guys again. Casa de KRob is filling up fast but I'm sure we can find something for you, Allen. Bring my pullover and watch when you come.
    Of the guys interested in going, Tyler, Kevin, Matt, and maybe Chris, we'd do it as a day trip.
    I like bikes.

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    Anyone goin that me my gf and bike and ride with....

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