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    Ashland super D

    Hi guys, I just accomplished my New Years Resolution by signing up for the Ashland Super D! I'm extremely excited, and have been reading a lot about it. Who's done it in the past? Any tips for a first year?

    If you have any pictures or video I'd love to see them!
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    Before I spend $70 I wanna know if they're running the firetrail again or if they got permission to use the single track

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Before I spend $70 I wanna know if they're running the firetrail again or if they got permission to use the single track
    Last I talked to Tita, she said the FS was "dragging their feet." There's a lot of environmental clashing going on with the watershed right now, so I'm gonna say no. It's not like those trails are built wrong or anything, I just don't see the powers that be taking any sides on the matter.

    But so what! I honestly like the fire road section for it's "mach-billion" speed. I'm sure there'll be a year when it's all singletrack.
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    I'm signed up
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    I have done it two years now and I might skip it this year. The grass roots effect is gone and 80 bucks with a t shirt is just silly.
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    im signed up too- climb hills and bomb trails- then climb more hills- thats the best advice for ashland- race pace for 40+ minutes is tough- so ride- ride- ride as much as you can- and get ready for a great race- that is run well and fun- fire road and all-
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    Any of you guys signed up for their Spring Thaw XC/DH weekend too?

    I'm doing the XC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zx6roxy
    Any of you guys signed up for their Spring Thaw XC/DH weekend too?

    I'm doing the XC.
    Im In for the XC

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    last time i rode fire access was 1995.is this super d what used to be called the revenge of the siskiyous run?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mhmacw
    last time i rode fire access was 1995.is this super d what used to be called the revenge of the siskiyous run?
    Having never done the ROTS, I'm not sure. (Paging Wes Nile...)

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    it seems close with a few revisions. a good (killller!)climb has been removed though. i think my favorite down hill was from the top of the skilift to the bull gap trail head. either way, ashland is the meca of mtb. cottonmouth in vegas isnt too bad but even the foothills around ashland have steeper dh than vegas. now i live in the midwest (i was born in ashland ore) i just bought a profet and am ready to give it hell haha. i do know it wont be anything like mt.A but im open to what this area has to offer and anxious to check it out. i remember the first time i went off the ski slope.you look over the edge and it seems like you just keep looking and never see the ground. then all of a sudden you get pushed off and the race is on lol. you make it to the bottom in one piece then have beer then kick your buddies ass for pushing you off. after all that you thank him for giving you the ride of your life. well take care and ride the edge, all the best, dan
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    There have been some recent developments to the Super D. For more information, I would contact Bill Roussell at Ashland Mountain Adventures for the skinny.

    Oh, and hold off on registering for a bit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    There have been some recent developments to the Super D. For more information, I would contact Bill Roussell at Ashland Mountain Adventures for the skinny.

    Oh, and hold off on registering for a bit.
    Whoa, whoa. WHAT?!?!

    I booked a place to stay last week. I registered for the race months ago. I've got $400 invested in this already. Is the race itself in limbo or is this just course mods?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus
    Whoa, whoa. WHAT?!?!

    I booked a place to stay last week. I registered for the race months ago. I've got $400 invested in this already. Is the race itself in limbo or is this just course mods?
    Seriously, you have nothing to worry about. No cause for alarm. The race is happening.

    There are some administrative changes happening. Stay tuned. I'm sure Bill will post here with more info and answer any questions you may have.
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    The race is still on. There are some behind the scenes action going on. Promotion of the event has changed hands. It is just preferable if anybody that has not registered at this point not to register for a couple of weeks as the changeover happens.

    The race will happen and be better than ever !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sofarider1
    The race is still on. There are some behind the scenes action going on. Promotion of the event has changed hands. It is just preferable if anybody that has not registered at this point not to register for a couple of weeks as the changeover happens.

    The race will happen and be better than ever !
    Good to hear! Are you guys taking it over?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Seriously, you have nothing to worry about. No cause for alarm. The race is happening.

    There are some administrative changes happening. Stay tuned. I'm sure Bill will post here with more info and answer any questions you may have.
    OK. Sorry bout that. I've stepped away from the cliff now.

    This is probably going to be my one opportunity for a vacation (coming from Santa Cruz) this summer so needless to say I've been really looking forward to it. It's good to know I still have a chance at DFL.

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    Ashland Mountain Adventures in cooperation with SRAM will be taking over the Super D. SOFA will provide volunteer support.

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    Hmm

    I did the HR Post Canyon ride a few years ago and it was fun but I had more fun riding the route after the race.

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    That's what I should've done and saved the $80 for beer. JK. So anyone know if we registered a couple months ago are we for sure OK and has the place to pick up our packets changed (think it was listed as Cycle Sports when I registered)?

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    Hey everyone,
    These are the changes in a nutshell.
    1) NO Chainless race on Friday, or at all this year, we hope to bring it back next year.
    2) Pros start time is pushed back to 2pm Saturday
    3) Cat 1 men 30-39 and 40-49 will race Saturday starting at Noon
    4) Packet pick up will be at the the Ashland Mountain Adventures shop Friday between 4 and 8pm and Saturday between 10 and 11 am and Sunday mornings between 7 and 8 am, GET IT DONE AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
    Sorry for any inconvience, but I am having to resolve conflict between the former promoter and the USFS and other officiating agencies.
    Thank you and remember, were here to ride and race our bikes, and we still get to do both.

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    wbmtb:
    Thanks for the update. So "Cat 1" would be what was called "Expert" on the registration? I'm assuming everyone else runs Sunday as planned?
    For others here's the address for packet pick up.

    Ashland Mountain Adventures
    700 Mistletoe Rd.
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    www.ashlandmountainadventures.com

    Hopefully their website will have more updates soon?

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    Good job!

    Thanks for the update Bill!

    I've been coming up to Ashland from So.Cal. the last three years for the race. It's become my "road trip of the year", so I always look forward to it!

    So, I read mention of a possible course change? Is that still in the works?

    I'm looking forward to another great Ashland trip!
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    Hey Guy's,
    I'm wooped from shuttling all day and the weekend has yet to start, Spring Thaw MTB Race this weekend.
    I will have a full post on my web site www.ashmtnadv.com on Monday, but in a nut shell the only major changes are...
    1) NO CHAINLESS RACE
    2) PRO START ON SATURDAY IS 2pm
    3) CAT 1 MEN 30-39 AND 40-49 ARE NOW RACING SATURDAY AT 12 NOON.
    all other categories will remain on Sunday and begin at 9am
    4) THE VERY END OF THE FINISH MAY CHANGE FOR THE LAST 1/4 MILE
    I will update that when it's approved or not.
    Thanks for your patience and it will be a better event all in all !

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    Spring Thaw DH News Segment

    http://kdrv.com/page/174073

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    Ashland was awfully good to me this past weekend..... think I will eat my words and show up for the SuperD especially now that Bill and Sue will be a part of it.

    Love that little town.....
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    This change that's happening with the super D race is a good thing. Bill and Sue are going to do a great job, as they always do.

    I'm super excited that the pro race is on saturday now. I'll be a lot less tired on race day, that's for sure.

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    We strive to please our customers regardless of what were doing!
    Thanks Bev. The changes we are making should make for a more enjoyable experience for all. We can't wait to see you all!

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    Sup Ashland! I gotta a crew heading down from Seattle to race but also plan on riding other trails around (including the Oakridge).
    Which bike would anyone suggest I bring? Banshee Rune or Paradox 29'er?
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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    Sup Ashland! I gotta a crew heading down from Seattle to race but also plan on riding other trails around (including the Oakridge).
    Which bike would anyone suggest I bring? Banshee Rune or Paradox 29'er?
    The course as it stands is pretty pedally.

    There's enough tech that I would run the Rune myself. You're so pinned the entire time... Suspension just helps with the fatigue you acquire near the last couple miles.
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    Anyone have any tips on hotels? I stayed at the knights inn last year but this year they're charing $90 per night??? Anything cheaper bust sill relatively close to everything?

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    Roger, Uncle C

    That's good to know, thanks! I may PM you for some of the other goods down there if it's ok.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    The course as it stands is pretty pedally.

    There's enough tech that I would run the Rune myself. You're so pinned the entire time... Suspension just helps with the fatigue you acquire near the last couple miles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    Sup Ashland! I gotta a crew heading down from Seattle to race but also plan on riding other trails around (including the Oakridge).
    Which bike would anyone suggest I bring? Banshee Rune or Paradox 29'er?
    I will be using my rune there too, if I go, it's between Ashland and the 6 hour race at mt. hood. Rune will rule most the course and shouldn't penalize you to much on the uphill section and cross country section, as they are not that long. It is going to come down to if you have a good engine or not.

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    That's great! FM will be there on his Rune as well. I think we're both in the Sunday race but will hopefully hitting the Friday practice run. Last I heard, he was busy putting his Bedazzled lycra bib costume together.

    Quote Originally Posted by willymcd
    I will be using my rune there too, if I go, it's between Ashland and the 6 hour race at mt. hood. Rune will rule most the course and shouldn't penalize you to much on the uphill section and cross country section, as they are not that long. It is going to come down to if you have a good engine or not.
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    They are all pretty high this time of year. I stayed at Timbers motel last weekend and it was $89 a night. Most of the others are more.
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    Stay in Medford, Phoenix or Talent. Medford is only 13 miles north on I-5. Talent is about 3 miles north. Not much for lodging in Talent but its as close as you can get to Ashland. Would save you some scratch. Unless you absolutely have to stay in Ashland. Your going to pay for it !

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    What would you suggest for camping?
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    The internet sounds like a tough place to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by <sL4yEr>RuLz
    What would you suggest for camping?
    This is probably your safest bet. There's also a hot springs campground near the north Ashland exit, but it's a little more "bohemian."
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    emigrant lake campground

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    That looks like a nice place to get kicked out of.

    Thanks fella's. Appreciate the suggestions.

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    This is probably your safest bet. There's also a hot springs campground near the north Ashland exit, but it's a little more "bohemian."
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    If you are a returning racer and signed up for this year's race last summer, you might want to double check with Ashland Mountain Adventures and make sure your name transfered over to the new list of registered racers. Mine did not, but everything is all good now. Good thing I called to double check my age group and class.

    So, what tire setup for this year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vader
    So, what tire setup for this year?
    I noticed the fast WTB guys were running the Mutanoraptor 2.4, fast rolling, high volume, grippy tire.

    I was gonna go with these again since I ran em last year since its such a pinner course, but I think I'm just gonna say F it and run the heavier Weirwolf 2.3 TCS up front a mutano 2.2 out back, which is what I've been running on my local trails. Setup weighs 450 grams more but oh well, grips good, I'm just Sport class anyway.

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    Good job!

    The last two years I always hear mention of lot's of pinch flats along the first section of fireroad at the start, when it begins to get rocky.
    I've ran Specialized 2.3 Chunders both years, and haven't had any problems yet.
    They're not light, but then again, neither am I!
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    Yeah I was running tubes last year and pinched the front. Thank god for tubeless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Yeah I was running tubes last year and pinched the front. Thank god for tubeless
    Bull Gap road (first section) has ripped holes in my tires before. Nothing like getting Stans sprayed on your glasses...
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    Ah good thing I have inner peace sidewalls and freeride durameter rubber

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    Mutanos are what I am running. Fast rolling, light and great traction on the DG. Air em for Bull Gap though. Pinch flat city.
    Weirwolves are good and Prowlers are great. Both a little heavier but better pinch flat resistance. Those all do very well on Ashlands DG.

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    "Cat 1" v "Expert"

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    So "Cat 1" would be what was called "Expert" on the registration?
    can anyone confirm this?

    thanks dudes - super stoked to head down!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttonchops
    can anyone confirm this?

    thanks dudes - super stoked to head down!
    Yes.

    Pro = pro.
    Expert = Cat. 1
    Sport = Cat. 2
    Beginner = Cat. 3.
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    Registered -- Hotel and Shuttles booked -- ready to roll!

    I'm bringing my rain gear just in case we get dumped on like we did last year.
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    Any updates ??? Heard rumor that the whole course may not be ridable due to snow ??? Thanks locals for updates. Big Chico CA crew a coming ...

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    There is snow on Upper Bull Gap and Lower Bull Gap. Mt. Ashland has plowed upper down to the parking area. SOFA/AMA are doing a trail work day to remove snow from lower. We are hoping that the snow will mostly melt as we are forecasted to be in the low 80's next week. The race will go on !

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    I rode lower bull gap today and it was pretty much clear. I got off the bike one time for snow and it will be gone in a few days. Upper looked pretty snowy, but I did not go that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by arrogant bastard
    I rode lower bull gap today and it was pretty much clear. I got off the bike one time for snow and it will be gone in a few days. Upper looked pretty snowy, but I did not go that way.
    We got a call at the shop today from Bill saying he's going to start shuttling people to the ski lodge tomorrow. I can only assume most of Bull Gap is ridable to a point...? I'll find out Sunday I guess.
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    Snow has melted at the top of the coarse and we are shuttling to the top now!
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    Anyone need an extra passenger from Portland? I'll chip in for gas and throw in some beer...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wbmtb
    Snow has melted at the top of the coarse and we are shuttling to the top now!
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    Really? I was up there on Sunday, and we had to walk about 1/3rd of the way from the lodge to the start of the Bull Gap singletrack....Big patches of snow too soft and deep to ride. I hope they get up there with shovels to clear a path before Saturday! Shouldn't take tooooo long for like 10 people to make a 1-2ft wide path through the snow drifts..

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    Anyone have beta on current condish?
    any more rain? Emigrant a good camping choice?

    peace - thanks!
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    Emigrant lake is fine. It does have hot showers so bring plenty of quarters, but if you are looking to be ioslated... keep looking. It is a little spendy, but its worked for us in a pinch.
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    I am going to be arriving in Ashland around 9:00am tomorrow. Anyone have shuttle info and know if I can get a run in before the races start on Saturday? I would like to get a one before and one after the races on Saturday before the race on Sunday.

    Thanks

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    there will be a group of us going from the top around 9-9:15. We are riding back to AMA after we reach lithia park. Not sure if bill or sue will be shuttleing back to the top then. I have room for one extra bike and one rider

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tintr
    there will be a group of us going from the top around 9-9:15. We are riding back to AMA after we reach lithia park. Not sure if bill or sue will be shuttleing back to the top then. I have room for one extra bike and one rider
    I'll have a blue cannondale rize and hope to be in town then at AMA. If I could shuttle up with you it would be great.

    Thanks

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    does your registratin fee include a free shuttle trip like last year ? will the shuttle work the same way it did last year ?
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    Well, the event wasn't without some hiccups, but special thanks go out to Wild Bill and Sue of Ashland Mountain Adventures for saving the day!

    They picked up the ball and scrambled to make the event happen under extreme circumstances. Although I didn't race, so many people had a great time and enjoyed the singletrack that I so love.

    Here's looking to next year! Now I gotta start training...
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    Anybody know when/where results will be posted?

    Had an awesome time doing the race and just being in Ashland in general. I will be back.

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    Awesome event!

    Sweet! My buddy made the cut on the interview. The filmer wanted to ask me some questions, but I refused due to breaking my tooth up there on Thursday. My lisp would've been funny though.

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    results

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    Thanks to Bill and Sue for putting on the race. I know something happened to make the race fall into their hands and they struggled to make it happen. I was totally impressed at how calm and helpful they were the whole weekend, while it was clear they had tons of issues they were trying to resolve. I had a great couple of days in Ashland and the race was totally awesome. We rode in snow, rain and freezing rain...then sun on Thursday and the trails were mint every single day. Props to the builders and all who made it possible....here's hoping we can ride the single track (missing link?) next year...that will be off the hook.

    Thanks Shimano / PBR for the party...till it got ended!

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    Awesome Weekend. My third Super D! Multiple Chucks Chips runs on Saturday with a Mt A run thown in for good measure. Race day was gorgeous and the best part was the people(from all over). Our traditional post race run with a tall boy in the pack down with links thrown in was sick! I love Ashland. Thanks for saving the day Bill and Sue! Sorry you didn't get to run it Bill!

    Almost forgot, special thanks to all the volunteers that put in a ton of hours. I saw alot of Zombies yesterday. Thanks To SOFA as well! Nice work Mike!
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    Big thanks to Bill and Sue and the rest of the AMA crew, I am still buzzed from the awesome experience.
    Ashland trail builders are the schitt!
    I'm sure I should thank some other folks but the brain is still shaken.

    Big ups to all the chill folks I got to hang with.
    See ya'll next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttonchops

    That's all fine and dandy for the Pros and Cat 1 folks, but what about us lowly Cat 2 riders who were relegated to the kiddy table on Sunday this year?

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    Thanks right back atcha all for being a part of this event and our lives here in Ashland. Results are going to be posted on the OBRA web site first and I will then link them to ours at www.ashmtnadc.com
    Aspecial thanks to all the hard working peps at SOFA! They came through with volentiers and got us well taken care of out there on the trails with course marshalls and the trail work leading up to this event!
    We hope to improve on things we know we could have done better and make everyones experiance even better with less confusion.
    I've been of my bike for 5 days now... I'm heading up the mountain and may not be back down for a few days!

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    Results are different than what they posted at the finish line, including placing and times. Also doesn't look like they moved the guy who won cat 2 19-29 into expert where he was supposed to be, I mean how are you gonna have the guy who gets first place in Cat 2 have a better time than first place Cat 1 lol. Registration was so screwy, myself and many others were all put into the wrong categories, looks like some of us were put into the right category while others were not. But in no way is that taking away from the great experience.

    I'm pretty sure Bill and Sue did the best they could with the limited time and resources they had, and all the volunteers were really great. Race was still an awesome time! Looking forward to Expert next year
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Results are different than what they posted at the finish line. Also doesn't look like they moved the guy who won cat 2 19-29 into expert where he was supposed to be. Registration was so screwy, myself and many others were all put into the wrong categories, looks like some of us were put into the righ category while others were not. Was pretty much a mess. Oh well, I'm pretty sure Bill and Sue did the best they could with the limited time they had. Race was still an awesome time!
    Regardless, you killed it Cody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by i.a.n.
    Regardless, you killed it Cody.
    Haha, thanks! shaving off like 5 minutes from last year yourself is quite the feat too

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    Had a great time in Ashland, perfect weather, good people, and a fun race course. Had a solid run going on race day until I snapped my chain, but still had a great time regardless.
    Thankyou to all of the volunteers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Haha, thanks! shaving off like 5 minutes from last year yourself is quite the feat too
    Baby steps.

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    Pictures? Any photographers? Like the one that was standing in my line on my race run.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yody
    Results are different than what they posted at the finish line, including placing and times. Also doesn't look like they moved the guy who won cat 2 19-29 into expert where he was supposed to be, I mean how are you gonna have the guy who gets first place in Cat 2 have a better time than first place Cat 1 lol.
    Edit... Looks like OBRA's past results pages aren't working properly...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattsavage
    Edit... Looks like OBRA's past results pages aren't working properly...
    Not sure what you were sayin before the edit, but the guy who won cat 2 19-29 did not want to be in that category, said he registered expert, and always races expert and was trying to get moved as far as I know, so he was not a sandbagger as far as I could tell. Also IIRC 3rd and 4th place were 4th and 3rd place when we were looking at the results at the finish line. Also 2nd place guy wasn't even on the results list. Doesn't matter tho its just cat 2, I still had a great time and am happy with my time. I think I wanna do the Spring Thaw DH as well!

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    Some video footage of Voreis on the BTI trail:

    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/143770/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/143770/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object>

    Props to Wes Nile of Cascade MTB Adventures for the blood and sweat he poured into this final piece of the race course. All those rollers and berms didn't appear themselves...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Some video footage of Voreis on the BTI trail:

    Props to Wes Nile of Cascade MTB Adventures for the blood and sweat he poured into this final piece of the race course. All those rollers and berms didn't appear themselves...
    I thought BTI was the highlight of the course (Catwalk a close 2nd). During my practice run on Saturday I accidentally detoured to the right off BTI (I think?) and rode a pretty fun little steep rutted-out trail that popped out onto a fireroad. What is that called? I've got to get back up there and ride the non race course trails sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Hungus
    I thought BTI was the highlight of the course (Catwalk a close 2nd). During my practice run on Saturday I accidentally detoured to the right off BTI (I think?) and rode a pretty fun little steep rutted-out trail that popped out onto a fireroad. What is that called? I've got to get back up there and ride the non race course trails sometime.
    Well, there's a few different trails off "Alice" that you could've taken... Alice in Wonderland is actually the first trail you're on from the White Rabbit parking lot. BTI splits off to the left, but before you get there you have a few spurs to the right...

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    Ah man!? Why can't I shred like that?

    Cliffy, Mutton and I stopped by your store on Thursday. Or was if Friday? Wes drew us some crazy maps of the area.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    Some video footage of Voreis on the BTI trail:

    <object width='500' height='281'><param name='allowFullScreen' value='true' /><param name='allowScriptAccess' value='always' /><param name='movie' value='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/143770/l/' /><embed src='http://www.pinkbike.com/v/143770/l/' type='application/x-shockwave-flash' width='500' height='281' allowFullScreen='true' allowScriptAccess='always'></embed></object>

    Props to Wes Nile of Cascade MTB Adventures for the blood and sweat he poured into this final piece of the race course. All those rollers and berms didn't appear themselves...
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    That guy in the video is peddling down BTI. That trail eats my brake pads

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