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    2013 Fears Tears and Beers

    The date is set for the 7th annual FTB Enduro. Saturday June 15th in Ely NV.
    This is North America's first and still best mountain bike Enduro race.

    We have some new things planned and it should be a stinking good time!

    Be there or be square! And remember all proceeds go to benefit trails and trail building in the beautiful Great Basin.
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    Sweetness thanks for the info, Kent this year
    I really want to attend.

    Think I will skip a few races at bootleg
    and put the money towards this event.
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    Thanks for the update, can't wait for this gonna be rolling in from Norcal.

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    That sucks the LVC crew can't make it this year as the date is the same as our Diamond Kid event
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv View Post
    That sucks the LVC crew can't make it this year as the date is the same as our Diamond Kid event
    Darn. We'll miss you guys. (Of course I'm sure it's going to be way too hot to be taking kids out for an event that time of year even if they are Diamond Kids)
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    Quote Originally Posted by KRob View Post
    Darn. We'll miss you guys. (Of course I'm sure it's going to be way too hot to be taking kids out for an event that time of year even if they are Diamond Kids)
    Kent, We will miss you to. We have been doing the Kids tri the same month/ weekend for 10 years now, no complaints of heat.
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    whats the cost of the race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by doriancrydr View Post
    whats the cost of the race?
    Not sure yet, but last year it was $40 which included one free raffle ticket, a FTB pint glass (first fill up is free as well), and a free after race feast. May be a little more this year but we haven't discussed it yet. Even at that it would be the best bang-for-your-buck of any enduro race I know of.
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    I'm sad I won't be there to defend my "fun run" title haha..

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    So where is the best place to stay for this race? Do most racers camp or stay somewhere local?

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    The Jailhouse hotel casino is great and usually offers discounts to racers. They are also one of our main sponsors and host the after-race dinner.

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    thanks krob
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    Online registration is now open. Click here to sign up.
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    Registered. It's on, can't wait to shred some Nevada dirt.
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    Where can I get more info on the race? The facebook page is useless. There's not even a link to register. The one in Krobs post above works, but it is just registration, no information. The Great Basin Trail Alliance website has no information at all about the 2013 event. I'd like to bring my whole family, but I need to know more about what's going on as different people would likely sign up for different categories.

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    I'm pretty sure that the categories are listed on the registration page. Agreed that there is not alot of info other than past attendee's saying how totally awesome the race is. I'm bringing my family also, we are going to stay at the jailhouse casino.
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    The categories are listed, but there is no more information at all than that. My wife and kids want to know what to expect for the various categories...length of ride, climbing, etc. so they can know what to sign up for. They're not up for a 30 mile ride with 4000 feet of climbing at 8000 ft elevation, but the fun ride category may be just designed for little kids...5 mile ride with 300 ft climbing which would be way too little. If you want to attract more people and have a better race, there needs to be way better advertising. The GBTA website doesn't even have a "Contact Us" link to ask for more info. Please give us more info.

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    That's exactly what I'm looking for too...more specific info on the race and the categories so we all know what to expect and what to sign up for. I did find a little info on past races, but will it be the same trails, length and climbing??? I already have two rooms reserved, but I don't know what to tell the rest of the gang that is thinking about coming. They may not even come without more info.

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    Sorry guys. We've been working on getting a new web page designed with more info etc. I know the old one is kinda dated, but the info is the same. Everything on this link appears to be current: Course is the same. Mileage is the same. The only possible difference this year is we may add one more timed section for the pros.

    There will be a pro purse again this year. We're working on donations for that from sponsors so not sure what the total will be but thanks to the generousity of the Jailhouse Hotel Casino we already have at least a $2000 cash prize available to disperse.
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    Thanks Kent! That's the info I was looking for. I didn't realize you were doing all of this in addition to your day job. I've got my hotel reservations and I'm bringing the wife and at least a couple of kids. Two of our other kids may have schedule conflicts, but there could be up to six of us riding...do you have a family rate? Now I just have to reserve good weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JKA View Post
    Thanks Kent! That's the info I was looking for. I didn't realize you were doing all of this in addition to your day job. I've got my hotel reservations and I'm bringing the wife and at least a couple of kids. Two of our other kids may have schedule conflicts, but there could be up to six of us riding...do you have a family rate? Now I just have to reserve good weather.
    Yeah, we're pretty low tech/grass roots compared to some of the other big enduros. No big fancy websites, print ads, or dozens of bike industry sponsors. Just a small club with 4-5 active members (with full-time day jobs)..... but I won't apologize for the quality of the event. Excellent race and fun event. Killer after race meal with some pretty good prizes in the drawings.

    You guys will enjoy it. Where are you coming from. How old are your kids?
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    Coming up from Vegas. I'll have at least 2 of our 6 kids in tow. 15 y/o son and 19 y/o daughter. Two others (24 y/o daughter and 26 y/o son) may come, but their spouses can't, and the other two kids aren't available...college and Army. We're looking forward to it...everything except the elevation that is. I may need to bring my own oxygen.

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    Is there any goings on during the day to keep the wife and two small kids busy while I race?

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    The race headquarters Start/Finish area is at Broadbent Park which is a cool place to just hang out and we've had a BBQ going in years past but there's no race related activities going on there otherwise. There are some other fun/interesting things to do in Ely including riding a historic steam locomotive train and NNRR museum, Lehman Caves/Great Basin NP, McGill swimming pool, Cave Lake State Park (where you should also plan on riding on the day before or after the race, btw).
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    Thanks Kent, I'm sure they can find something to keep them busy then. Reservations made....now to decide which class to sack up for!

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    Guys Support this race, not only is it super inexpensive, its one of the best races around, Great people, tons of raffle items, yummy food, riding through a casino, timed only on the DH.. and you get to bomb down whorehouse hill
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    Quote Originally Posted by rob1208lv View Post
    ... and you get to bomb down whorehouse hill
    Only if you enter the pro or expert class...... But be careful of that expert class, I hear there's some old local sandbagger that likes to school all the young folks on that hill.

    Thanks for the plug, Rob. It is a fun race and a good bargain. Still $40.


    Hey Rob, be looking for a good bike for Saundra for me. After taking her riding on our Oregon Spring Break trip she said she wants a new bike. something nice enough that Tyler and the other boys could also borrow it when they come out.'

    I'm thinking lightely used in the $2000 range..... or maybe I should get "her" a new Turner Czar or Endorpin 650b.
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    KRob - What kind of bike for the Mrs. (road,dirt) and I think the LVC crew is coming up the weekend before the race to ride the course and the lake, and maybe even help out mark it and stuff. Oh and I have free swag you can have to raffle at the race ..
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    Cool. Thanks for the help. It will be much appreciated.

    Thinking about a short travel or HT 29er. She likes smooth trails and bike paths... but this will double as a spare bike for the older boys to ride when they come visit.... and a second bike for me as well so needs to be dirt worthy.
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    KRob - what size I'll keep my eyes peeled ..
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    Medium probably.... Though if Tyler or I end up riding more than saundra it might be better to go large
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    I'll keep a look out
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    Medium probably.... Though if Tyler or I end up riding more than saundra it might be better to go large
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