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    HIP/VIP Schedule

    With HIP coming up we need to cement some plans. May 16, 17 and 18

    SSINGA isn't going going to be able to make it but I think he had the rides planned out. So Sean pipe on in when you get a chance.

    We have the Industry Nine tour/pump track cemented in on Friday, but we need to nail down a time.

    The guys at Cane Creek want to ride and they are offering up a tour again for this year if we can get it into the schedule.

    I am catching a lot of this in second hand, but I know the area really well along with some of the other regulars. MarkZ06 (T2Bikes.com) is handling the raffle for the frames and the huge pile of shwag that we got hooked up with.

    Here is what I am thinking...

    Friday - Industry Nine Tour/Pump track in the afternoon and a Bent Creek (Green's Lick) ride early evening.

    Saturday - The Laurel Mtn. ride that SSinGA planned on doing (this is a killer NC singletrack epic) in the morning/early afternoon...then lunch and a ride that evening. Maybe Black Mtn.

    Sunday - Dupont or Heartbreak Ridge

    Let me know your thoughts...

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    Heartbreak is a must for Sunday. What route were you thinking? Climb Kitsuma from Old Fort, desecend Kitsuma, cross the railroad and climb Curtis Creek to BRP, then pick up Heartbreak? --That would be an awesome epic.

    Stoked for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OnePointFive
    Heartbreak is a must for Sunday. What route were you thinking? Climb Kitsuma from Old Fort, desecend Kitsuma, cross the railroad and climb Curtis Creek to BRP, then pick up Heartbreak? --That would be an awesome epic.

    Stoked for sure.
    We went up the toll road and then the dh dumps at the car. I'll have to give Marty over at ProBikes a call...she is the one that led the ride for Mark's birthday.

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    Email me if you need contact info.

    rsutton1223 at gmail dot com

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    Is there a time for the I9 tour? We are going up on Thursday and plan to get in a ride Friday morning and then meet up with everyone @ I9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    Is there a time for the I9 tour? We are going up on Thursday and plan to get in a ride Friday morning and then meet up with everyone @ I9.
    I9 is a go for Friday.

    I'll be there Thursday night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    Is there a time for the I9 tour? We are going up on Thursday and plan to get in a ride Friday morning and then meet up with everyone @ I9.
    I may be up for a am ride as well on friday

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    Quote Originally Posted by mudpie
    I may be up for a am ride as well on friday
    Friday - Industry Nine Tour/Pump track in the afternoon and a Bent Creek (Green's Lick) ride early evening.

    Saturday - The Laurel Mtn. ride that SSinGA planned on doing (this is a killer NC singletrack epic) in the morning/early afternoon...then lunch and a ride that evening. Maybe Black Mtn.

    Sunday - Dupont or Heartbreak Ridge

    If this is somewhat the schedule and it looks like we're doing Heartbreak Ridge on Sunday, what about doing Dupont Friday morning?

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    Weather looks interesting for those of us arriving early

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/recre...opnav_outdoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6thElement
    Weather looks interesting for those of us arriving early

    http://www.weather.com/outlook/recre...opnav_outdoors
    The key word is "scattered". Let's just hope it's not where we are

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    What time do y'all start rollin'?

    Do you have a planned time to be on the bikes for the Saturday and Sunday morning rides? I'd love to meet up with you all on Sunday and put some faces on all these Homer Names.
    Cheers,
    The great use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insighter
    Do you have a planned time to be on the bikes for the Saturday and Sunday morning rides? I'd love to meet up with you all on Sunday and put some faces on all these Homer Names.
    Cheers,
    I've seen Pug's, and 6th face, and I say be careful what you wish for.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    Hey guys, don't forget to schedule a few minutes to draw the winners of the two frame raffles.
    ****

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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade
    Hey guys, don't forget to schedule a few minutes to draw the winners of the two frame raffles.
    I am afraid only the Ventana is available to win. I am definitely going to win the HL. I haven't won anything, ever in my life. I'm due boys!! And I even bought a ticket this time.

    Ha. Hopefully whoever wins the HL (I don't have a prayer given my random drawing luck) enjoys the snot out of it. Sniff, sniff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackagness
    I've seen Pug's, and 6th face, and I say be careful what you wish for.
    Are you making the trip?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cruzthepug
    Are you making the trip?
    Yes.
    Can't stop, Won't stop.

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    Mudpie has the hookup on a tour guide for Laurel on Saturday. Probably start in the morning sometime around 9 - 10 meeting time would be my guess.

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    HIP/VIP Raffle & Arrival Times

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    Alright as of 5-13-08 we have sold...

    81 Highline
    42 El Fuego tickets

    Some guys have chosen to pay via check, which I have not received. Needless to say you will not win unless you pay.

    I will accept ticket purchases up till the drawing on Saturday, but you are at the mercy of my ability to get online. If you are not added to the drawing you will get a refund.

    I will be staying at my cabin Wednesday through Sunday. If you are coming in early and have a car feel free to come to Saluda. I will have some beds for Wednesday evening only. PM me if you want to get together Wednesday or Thursday.

    The attendance list seems to be getting smaller so I think that everyone will end up with some swag.
    You want to ride behind someone who does something that?


    770-271-9506

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    Sunday?

    How about Sunday times? -- If Heartbreak is the route, its a solid five-seven hour ride I'd guess, depending on how folks roll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by insighter
    How about Sunday times? -- If Heartbreak is the route, its a solid five-seven hour ride I'd guess, depending on how folks roll.
    After thinking about it for awhile...we might be a little spent for the Heartbreak climb...Dupont might be a better option for Sunday.

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    I will opt for DuPont since it will make it eaiser to get home at a reasonable hour on Sunday. Plus Heartbreak is a beeach!
    You want to ride behind someone who does something that?


    770-271-9506

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    I would suggest that ya'll meet at Sycamore Cycles like last year.
    Nothing to see here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSINGA
    I would suggest that ya'll meet at Sycamore Cycles like last year.
    That's the plan.

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    Rick picked up 3 boxes of swag from my house to give to Mark.

    Tires from CST

    Tires from Maxxis

    Box of nice swag from Chad at Red Barn Bikes


    A Huge thanks to all to donors.
    Nothing to see here.

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    The post I have been putting everywhere else...

    Our annual Homers in Pisgah ride is this weekend for those interested.

    Friday - Industry Nine Tour followed by a Bent Creek ride
    Saturday - Laurel Mountain in the morning and Black Mountain in the late afternoon
    Sunday - Dupont

    The big ride is historically the first ride on Sat.

    There are two frames being raffled off to benefit the Pisgah SORBA chapter that will be given away Saturday night.
    You can purchase the raffle tickets here...and you don't have to be present to win.
    Turner Highline
    Ventana El Fuego

    We also have a ton of shwag that is going to be given away Saturday night. So much, that it looks like everyone is leaving with at least something that shows.

    If you have any questions...email me at rsutton1223 at gmail dot com. I am all crackberry'ed out these days...so I'll be able to answer your email from the road.

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