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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! MTB Fall Classic @ Marsh Creek SP Nov 9

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    Things are beginning to shape up nicely for the race. An early version of the race flyer can be seen here http://www.teamloweriders.com/race.html… more details and updates to follow.



    We have a preliminary course mapped as well… looks like we will have an approx 9 mile loop… we have added some never raced singletrack – especially along the lake and down from the dam… there is still SOME double track, a little fire road and even a touch of pavement… but overall, this is the best course of the race history… at least we think so.



    For those that like to check it out – here is the first gps run of the course… its not final, but youll get a good idea. There is some calibration issues with the map – not sure if its form the gps unit or the maps, but the race does not go thru the water or on the private property as shown.


    clockwise...


    http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/pa...n/302134931986



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    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/activity/6886630





    bikereg is here - http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=7175





    start times have not been finalized yet… probably going to send experts out first followed by sport shortly after.

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    Excellent:

    Were bringing the Cedar/NEPMTBA crew to race!

    See ya then!

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    please note - start times have been adjusted. see bikereg for specifics

    we have also added singlespeed cat for sport and expert classes.

    course is shaping up real nice... added some more climbing to help keep you warm just in case its a chilly day!

    see you soon!

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=7175

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    Hello All...

    Happy Monday! This is just a friendly reminder that the Fall Classic is this coming Sunday, November 9th. Start times are posted at bikereg - http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=7175 Pre-reg closes Thursday just before midnight. Please pre-reg - day off will be an additional $5.

    Course is much improved this year, including over 1 mile of sweet new single track right along the lake. Some fun downhills and lots of climbing too to help keep you warm on the nice fall morning... laps are just over 9 miles, compared to under 5 miles in past events.

    Course can be seen here...


    http://www.mapmyride.com/route/unite...e/119553213630

    Or

    http://trail.motionbased.com/trail/e...kValue=7057788


    Please keep in mind there is a NEW START LOCATION!!! You cannot get to this from the main park entrance where the race started in years past.

    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sadd...,0.016479&z=17

    You may need to copy and paste that link if it doesn't work... or use mapping site to go to Chalfont road in Glenmoore PA - it's a dead end road and we will have signs up.

    Look forward to seeing you all there!

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    For the "1st timers" loop, approximately what will the course look like? Any hints about what direction it starts or what part of the 'main' loop will get cut off?

    thank you!

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    we are not 100% sure on the 1st timers yet... shoudl have that hammered out in the next day or so. will prob be counterclockwise and avoid the parts outside of the park (quarry area) and over by the dam...

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    Where will the kid's race be held?
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    it will start at the main parking area and will go around the oval - see satellite image - right off of chalfont road. this is dirt doubletrack that the kids should love. it is 1/2 mile. it can be seen here -

    http://www.mapmyride.com/route/us/pa...e/492960137392

    for the younger kids that may not be able to make it all the way around, we will have a shorter route that will cut to the infield 1/2 way around the oval.

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    as for the 1st timers race - here is a tenative layout. please note - this is TOTALLY by eye on the map and does not use any gps etc - it is a general idea of how the course will go...
    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...e/683741858733

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    What time is the kids race? - Sorry just saw it on Bike Reg - 9:30 am

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    thats right - 930 at the starting area

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    I'm new to the NorthEast and to mountainbiking. I know it's last minute, but if I decide to register on race day, would you guys recommend I try the 1st Timers run or the enter the Beginners race? Is the climbing pretty brutal at Marsh Creek? I'm comfortable on my bike, but out of shape, so if the full 9 mile course has alot of climbing, I might be in trouble. I've never entered a race and have just been mountain biking for a couple months.

    Thanks
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    9 mile course has about 1,200 ft climbing. Gonna be muddy out there tomorrow...

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    the 1st timers course will be very easy and pretty short... it will bypass some of the best trails we have to offer and will be a good bit of doubletrack... if you are making the drive from lambertville, you may be disapointed if you only do the 1st timers...

    in the beginner loop there is a bit of climbing - some stuff is super tough, when dry, but thats where you get off and walk...

    i say do the beginner race - in the end, after the pain has subsided, youll be happy you did.

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    You're probably right. If I'm going to drive 1.5 hours, I might as well have a good ride that will kick my arsss. I'll enter the beginner race. Is there a particualr address for the event that I can enter in my Garmin? I guess I can just google map Marsh Creek Park. Thanks!!

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    here it is on google maps:
    http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&sadd...,0.027809&z=16

    or try 130 Chalfant Rd Glenmoore PA 19343 will get you to a house across the street.

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    may be in as chalfont rd too

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    Thanks

    Thanks for all of the hard work that went into the race. My kids (once again) had a great time in the kid's race.

    This was the first year that I was able to race and I had a great time. Lots of twists and turns and unexpected single track. My family really appreciates all of your team's hard work. THANK YOU!

    Leatherwoods

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    thanks again Loweriders

    just wanted to say thanks for a really well run event. You guys had great course with alot of tough climbs and it was marked out very well. The course marshalls were very helpful and strategically placed. You guys put on a hell of an event hope to see everybody again next year.

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    Thanks for putting on a great race! The course was really fun and I look forward to coming out again next year!

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    results

    Any thoughts on when the race results will be posted?

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    I received an email with this link.

    http://www.teamloweriders.com/MTB_Fall_Classic.html

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    thanks to all that came out and made the race a great success - look forward to a possible spring race next year...

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    Will this be happening for 2009?
    1998 GT Palomar, 2009 Gary Fisher Paragon.

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    The race was part of the MASS Series this year. Already occurred on July 18th and was run at night.

    http://www.masuperseries.com/2009/in...list&Itemid=12

    Someone else asked the same question recently. Here's the link.
    Marsh Creek Classic - 2009
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