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    2014 Cascadia Dirt Cup Enduro Series Dates

    Mark your calendar - Dates just announced for the 2014 Cascadia Dirt Cup enduro races.

    Sat June 28th Yacolt/Battle Ground
    Sat July 19th Dry Hill/Port Angeles
    Sat Aug 16th TBA
    Sat Sept 20th Tiger/Issaquah
    Sun Oct 19th Chuckanut/Bellingham

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    I wonder if 8/16 will be at Steven's Pass? They posted a picture of the clock tower there and said they had started some discussions about hosting it in 2014.

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    I was hoping the Tiger one would be a little earlier in September. It's been nasty weather the past 2 years.

    Anyone do the entire round last year? I'm curious as to which Race was the most diffiicult and which was the most fun?
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    Didn't do the whole series last year, just Tiger and Chuckanut. Chuckanut was definitely tougher. Talking with a couple people that did the whole series, they thought Chuckanut was toughest as well.

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    Woo hoo, glad that the Tiger one got moved up this year. I really want to try an Enduro race there, but it's always the same weekend as Decibel Festival and that means work
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    I did the whole series except I had to work the weekend of Chuckanut. But I pre-rode it and it was definitely the toughest, mostly because of multiple punchy (and extended) climbs. It had lots of gnarly but I wouldn't say it was worse than PA or Cold Creek. Maybe it was though, that section along the ridge at race speed was pretty rooty, especially if you didn't know it well.

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    I'd also like to know the story on dropping Capitol Forest - I won't pick favorites or say it was the best, but it is an excellent Enduro course and was a good event both years so far, so I don't understand why its being dropped. Are they holding their own stand alone event or something ?

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    Perhaps it was just a scheduling conflict? The Capitol Forest Classic is scheduled for 8/9 and 8/10 for this year it looks like. My guess is they're just doing the Super D they've done in the past and not another race as part of the CDC.

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    Trey here from the CDC... Not to take anything away from our other awesome courses but with the feedback we got the toughest race was Chuckanut. There was a lot going on in those stages; steep sections, roots, boulders and it seemed like everything was off-camber. And adding in the punchy climbs during the special stages made it a very physical course. It was also the longest overall course too. We were very happy with all our courses last year and this year you can expect the courses to be ramped up a notch or so.

    This leads me into Capitol Forest. Part of the vision for the CDC is rotate venues each year to keep the series fresh and showcase all the great riding areas we are fortunate to have here. All our venues we are returning to from last year will have remixed courses with new trails. At Capitol Forest it would have been the same course from the last two years. Don't worry though, we will definitely be returning to Capitol.

    As for the TBA venue we looked at alot of places and we're now locked in on a venue and working hard to bring it to fruition. Until we reach a point where we are comfortable announcing the location we will... Just want to keep it close to the vest for right now.

    I hope everyone is excited as we are. Some of the new things we have in the works are new sponsors, adding some race categories and purchasing a new timing system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sockeyered View Post
    Some of the new things we have in the works are new sponsors, adding some race categories and purchasing a new timing system.
    recumbent class this year? I've been training....GET STOKED!!!!

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    Hey everyone, Tiger was not harmed in the making of a big mountain cyclocross race/ human vs squall. Stage 2 is 100% fine, it self healed because we built it with lots of soild drainage and primo soil. It's pretty cool to see what a trail can handle if it built well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mayonays View Post
    I wonder if 8/16 will be at Steven's Pass? They posted a picture of the clock tower there and said they had started some discussions about hosting it in 2014.
    I kind of hope not. The current trails are short downhill trails, not an enduro race.

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    ^^^ I 100% second that. The DH course is rad at Stevens and works for a DH race, the rest wouldn't be that great to race an enduro on.

    I wish the forest service would play ball with us for this kind of stuff.
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    At Steven's All 3 trails are very doable on a trail bike and I think are a good mix. Not ideal for an Enduro, but it wouldn't be that bad. I just wonder if people would have to pedal up the service road or if it would be lift serviced.

    After seeing what they raced on at Whistler for the Enduro World series (or the entire series for that matter), just about anything around here is tame in comparison. I rode Top of the World at Whistler a week after they had the Enduro race there and I'm still amazed those guys ripped down that trail on trail bikes.
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    Hey guys,
    So you guys that have done the cascadia races, I was thinking about doing it this year, I would be in the 40+ masters class. Is it a good race to do, I am a good rider been riding my whole life just never raced mountain bikes, only bmx and cruiser class years ago. Just looking for a good fun challenge without the stress of worrying about serious competition attitude stuff if you know what I mean.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hank Moody View Post
    Hey guys,
    So you guys that have done the cascadia races, I was thinking about doing it this year, I would be in the 40+ masters class. Is it a good race to do, I am a good rider been riding my whole life just never raced mountain bikes, only bmx and cruiser class years ago. Just looking for a good fun challenge without the stress of worrying about serious competition attitude stuff if you know what I mean.
    Definitely would do a race or the series. I raced 40+ last year and there are some fast guys. Regarding he competition, it's only there if you put it there.

    Oh and stage 2 from Tiger is going to have some rock. But Tyler is right that trail amazingly healed itself. Just goes to show what good trail bosses can make happen and what is doable when a trail is built right

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    Hey guys,
    Ya I'm all in for a good challenge just didn't know the atmosphere at the races. Like the Spartan and Gladiator type challenges it's great competition but a fun atmosphere. And yes those guys really work hard keeping the trails a Tiger in good shape, been up there for a few work parties thats hard work.

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    Enduro racing is pretty laid back for the most part. Since it is staggered starts, if you catch someone they generally let you pass no problem. I've never had an issue.

    It reminds me of a regular ride with my buddies, the only difference is some parts are timed.
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    Any thoughts for those that have never raced and would most likely be doing it on a hardtail? I'd like to give it a try as a new challenge to tackle this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swanny29er View Post
    Any thoughts for those that have never raced and would most likely be doing it on a hardtail? I'd like to give it a try as a new challenge to tackle this year.
    There's a hardtail class, there's a few guys last year that year top 5 expert times on a hardtail, and winner of pro at Chuckanut on 29er hardtail, yeah they were BA.

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    How about a class for alcoholics?
    If there will be a class for alcoholics on hardtails I would definitely consider competing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    How about a class for alcoholics?
    If there will be a class for alcoholics on hardtails I would definitely consider competing.
    now we're talkin!
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    I'm hoping to do more races this year. I've never really been into racing, but the enduro thing was intriguing. The one up here in the Chuckanuts was a blast!

    Hope to see more hardtails out there this year!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FM View Post
    How about a class for alcoholics?
    If there will be a class for alcoholics on hardtails I would definitely consider competing.
    LOL....Nice FM.

    Off topic, but definitely related.

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    Quote Originally Posted by playdead View Post
    now we're talkin!
    Only if there is a minimum fl oz of beer drank throughout the race. Kinda like the uphill time limit in enduro races... you can always drink more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhsavery View Post
    Only if there is a minimum fl oz of beer drank throughout the race. Kinda like the uphill time limit in enduro races... you can always drink more.
    I'm thinking total aggregate time for riding the DH sections, including time required to drink a growler solo, preferably mid-race.

    Does that work?

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    Are any Trails East of the Mountains being considered for future races?

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    Yes... We would definitely like to expand east of the mountains in the near future. We are always up for suggestions for venues. The tough part is there are lots of awesome trails out there but not all the other things you need to make an enduro venue. But please, don't hesitate to offer up suggestions.

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    Beacon Hill, Spokane would be a fun spot. I would love to see Galby in the series too.

    Thanks for all the work on the series!

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    August 16 at on 410 trails??? Estimated 6 hours for the FIRST finishers..... WOW. Awesome.

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    Yeah totally awesome. Kudos to the Cascadia team for making that happen. Kind of a dream come true for some of us who have had such dirty thoughts for years. Will be a little bit ca-razy coming down those trails. Not looking forward to climbing Corral Pass Road though. This makes up for skipping Capitol.

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    You can do a pretty legit Enduro race out at 410. I bet it sells out fast!
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    Man this sounds like a blast. I have never done anything like this and will likely come in 27,938 place but sounds like a challenge. I went to their website and had all of my questions answered. I will definitely do the Issaquah one as it is in my backyard. Hardtail Open class here I come!

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    So stoked for the 410 enduro. It will be a challenge, and an incredible course. I have been waiting for a race to happen out there, and what better series to pair it up with than the Cascadia. Hope to see you all out there. Lots of training to come

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    I wounder how many people haven't even been out to 410 who are planning on racing the season? Nothing like 3-4k decents all day! So happy to see the CDC going more epic then not.
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    Check out a race or two. Lotta fun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbty View Post
    I wounder how many people haven't even been out to 410 who are planning on racing the season? Nothing like 3-4k decents all day! So happy to see the CDC going more epic then not.
    I can't get the event out of my head since I saw the location announced earlier in the week. Any ideas on the routing? I assume because the airstrip is the HQ that it must start nearby, and end there. So.... up Corral Pass Road, down Ranger or Deep Creek, xfer to the top of Skookum Flats, tackle the Suntop climb, and end up at the airfield. Or start at Skookum, then Suntop, Corral Pass, Ranger/Deep Creek.
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    It's going to pretty awesome! Definitely the most-anticipated of the series for me.
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    Total noob question here, because I have never done anything like this and plan to train for one this summer. Can anyone fill me in an a rough distance or time for one of these legs? I would not consider myself in the most tremendous shape but I'd like to start several months in advance and get more conditioned for long distance XC in this style.

    Anything helps so I can figure out when I'm in reasonable shape to compete. 15 miles and a half hour ride? 30 miles and a 1-2 hour ride? If it helps at all I plan to do the Tiger race in Issy as that is where I grew up.

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    Though the course for the 410/Greenwater event has not been published, you can find the details for the trails at Evergreen's trail wik site: Evergreen Trail Guide
    Look for Skookum Flats, Suntop, and Ranger Creek.

    I figure that the loop to connect Ranger, Skookum, and Suntop will be about 37 miles, and will probably take about 6 hours. I've done two of the three (Skookum and Suntop, and Skookum and Ranger) in a day but never all three. It's going to be a big, big day.

    I almost wonder if the Beginner and Sport-level riders will have a shorter course.
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    I'd rather see Deep Creek over Ranger, but anything out that way will be cool!
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    Quote Originally Posted by coling View Post
    I plan to do the Tiger race in Issy as that is where I grew up.
    I'm sure this year's course will be slightly different, but last year the race was set up like this:
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    Winning times ranged from 25 minutes (pro male) to 58 minutes (beginner female). Total ride time was around 3.5 hours if I remember correctly. I don't remember the total vs race mileage, but you could it look up on Evergreen's site.

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    Tiger had one stage (E. Summit & Preston) that was in the 16-20 minute range. Basically if you can ride Tiger in 2-3 hours (E. Summit/Preston, Silent Swamp and NW Timber) you'll be pretty good. The transfer stages really are where some of the effort can occur. Getting a bit more climbing in is definitely a good thing. Chuckanut had tough climbing transitions. Mantra: There's beer at the end.

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    I wonder about that too. It would cut down considerably on the liaison, but I think if Ranger was included, it would permit a stage *to* the cabin, and one from the cabin to the highway. Who knows.
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    so is there going to be a electric bike category? lmao j/k j/k. so as a second year rider here in the pnw would I be better in the beginner or maybe a sportsman class? I did a downhill race in Michigan about 7yrs back in the beginners class and came in 3rd and 5th so not quite sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrosey View Post
    so is there going to be a electric bike category? lmao j/k j/k. so as a second year rider here in the pnw would I be better in the beginner or maybe a sportsman class? I did a downhill race in Michigan about 7yrs back in the beginners class and came in 3rd and 5th so not quite sure.
    You can always start off in the beginner class and depending on how you do and how your times compare you can move up if you do anymore races.

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