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    Vision Quest less than 12 weeks away...

    Do we have any takers? Every year this event sells out and we end up talking about it for weeks afterwards. If you are interested, here is a link. It is already over 1/2 way full.


    http://www.warriorssociety.org/Event...eral_info.html

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    I'm in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy aka Rut
    Do we have any takers? Every year this event sells out and we end up talking about it for weeks afterwards. If you are interested, here is a link. It is already over 1/2 way full.


    http://www.warriorssociety.org/Event...eral_info.html

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    I'm all signed up... but there's no way in h#ll I'm doing this on my SS. :-P

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtcrab
    I'm all signed up... but there's no way in h#ll I'm doing this on my SS. :-P
    Aawww, come on now, you've got a month or two to train:-)

    Just kidding,the quest is a huge accomplishment, gears or single. It'll be great to have some other MTBR'rs out there and put some faces with names!

    Good luck,

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    wife and i are still in.
    i'm hurting already.

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    um, like oh my god! like wheres the trail, ya know?

    i'd like to do this but....where the hell is it? the web sight just gives trail names that i don't recognize.
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    100 dollars? American?

    Seems like a lot to ride where we already ride for the cost of a yearly adventure parking pass.
    Please tell me the money goes to a good cause and what %??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bike Nazi
    Seems like a lot to ride where we already ride for the cost of a yearly adventure parking pass.
    Please tell me the money goes to a good cause and what %??
    A phenomenal cause.
    The organization exists to protect land and to keep trails open.
    They fight against politicians who seek to close down thousands of miles of trails.
    They also do the lion's share of trailwork here in Orange County, CA.
    the support along the ride is awesome.
    the tshirt is white.
    the food at the end is to die for. (i guess at that point, any food is good.)

    It'll be my 3rd year participating.

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    Location...

    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    i'd like to do this but....where the hell is it? the web sight just gives trail names that i don't recognize.
    The race is in the Santa Ana Mountains of Orange County, Ca. If you are familiar with the area, the race consists of the area between the 55 fwy and the Ortega Hwy-inland of the 405 fwy. Think that is too big of an area??? Yeah, just wait until you're half way through the race. :-)

    As for the cost seeming pretty steep from the Bike Nazi.... (oh the irony)....
    As a member of the Warrior's Society I can let you know that all the money brought in goes to the mountains in one way or another. We do not have any members who get paid to be there. The money simply goes back to the land.

    This will be my 5th year doing the Pow Wow Event. My 4th year doing the Vision Quest-all on the singlespeed!! yeah baby!!!!
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    right on! count me in. i'm only an hour away in San Diego!
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    Sweet

    Quote Originally Posted by vdubbusrider
    right on! count me in. i'm only an hour away in San Diego!
    Look for us....I'm guessing I will be heard at the start, in the middle and at the finish :-)
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    I wanna...

    .....but I cain't.

    Here in Eugene it's 37 degrees outside right now (I'm not complaining) and it gets pitch dark here at 4:30pm (still not complaining) and December's not nearly as bad weatherwise as January or February (STILL not complaining) -- it's just that the training I'd need to accomplish in order to make VQ enjoyable ain't gonna happen in these conditions in ten weeks.

    I need to move to SoCal...

    So while us pasty white Pacific Northwet folk whimper and wish our winter away, y'all have heap big fun, mah blood bruthas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    .....but I cain't.

    So while us pasty white Pacific Northwet folk whimper and wish our winter away, y'all have heap big fun, mah blood bruthas.

    --Sparty
    While your plight is understandable...consider this...last year, my training consisted of...only....
    2 midweek rides under two hours... and 1 wknd ride 4-6 hours.

    My time is nothing to admire, but I finished.

    Besides..the energy your smile puts out could get you through at least the first 8 miles...
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    What is the date of VQ again?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparticus
    What is the date of VQ again?

    --Sparty
    1st wknd in March.
    March 5th, 2005

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    Training???!

    What'chu talken 'bout Sparty?!

    You don't need to train for this thing. While it is fun to finish with a fast time, it's even more fun to enjoy a PBnJ sandwich with Timan at the second peak!!!! He'll be doing support again (assuming he's not still passing kidney stones or suffering from shingles or something!)

    See ya in a few weeks Sparty!!!! Come on down and enjoy the sun. We'll supply the sunblock.
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    I'm doing Vision Quest...

    ...as a warm up for some hard rides I'm planning.

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    I'm in.

    Started training about 2 weeks ago. Dirtcrab and myself went up Saturday and turned the first 1/3rd of the course into a training loop. Looked a little something like this:



    No SS for me though. Maybe next year.. figured I should make sure I can do it on a geared bike first. =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Eddy
    ...as a warm up for some hard rides I'm planning.
    Now that was funny!! You Nor Calers make me laugh. When did you guys get hard rides up there?
    I'm training hard right now. I'll be in great shape for the VQ. The funny part is I'll be up at the peak with Timan and Kirkman giving out PB&J's and taking pics of the pain..... I can't wait!!

    HUGH
    Hope all is well with everyone...

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    Theres also the counting coup

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    How tough is it to make the cut off point?

    For the VQ and CC? .
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrm
    For the VQ and CC? .
    The 1st cutoff is rather generous, 3.5 hours I believe. It's the same for both rides.
    The next 2 cutoffs for the VQ came up rather quick.
    Last year, I made the 1st cutoff by about an hour...then the next two I only had by 10 minutes...then 5....whew!
    Those cutoff times were the most harrowing mental aspect of the race.
    There is an early start option, I think. You get an hour headstart.

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    I'm doing this crazy race, can't believe it's already 12 weeks away!!! And I'm training in sub-par conditions for a race of this magnitude...so we'll see. My goal, other than finishing, is to be the furthest travelled for the race...and I think I'll have that in the bag since I'll be coming out from Tennessee. My other goal, which is definitely already a "done deal", is to have the hottest boyfriend on the trail. teehee!

    And for all those doing the race, keep in mind the encouragment offered us from Jimmy V:
    "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."

    Whew, profound, if I do say so myself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moonbeam
    I'm doing this crazy race, can't believe it's already 12 weeks away!!! And I'm training in sub-par conditions for a race of this magnitude...so we'll see. My goal, other than finishing, is to be the furthest travelled for the race...and I think I'll have that in the bag since I'll be coming out from Tennessee. My other goal, which is definitely already a "done deal", is to have the hottest boyfriend on the trail. teehee!

    And for all those doing the race, keep in mind the encouragment offered us from Jimmy V:
    "Don't give up. Don't ever give up."

    Whew, profound, if I do say so myself.
    Regarding your 1st goal....I think you'll succeed.
    Regarding the 2nd....by "hot", do you mean good looking or by "hot" do you mean sequined knickers... you have seen those haven't you?

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    This is pretty funny

    "Funds raised by this event will be used to support our goals ... and providing (sic) low cost mountain biking events for the public."

    $100 is low cost? I could just ride down there that day, right? It's public land, isn't it?

    Too many rules. I understand that they don't want to be searching for stragglers in the dark, but no one's going to tell me I can't finish my loop because I didn't get to point A by time T; certainly not if I paid $100.

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