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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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    Dh!

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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...)

    All info you need is here.
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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.
    Ashland, OR 97520
    541-499-2298
    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.

    Quote Originally Posted by Uncle Cliffy
    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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