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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! Race-Howell Mountain Challenge

    http://www.puc.edu/Pioneers/HMC/

    Who besides me is doing it?
    (Apparently I am sick because I am paying to punish myself! )

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    I'm thinkin' about it. Not sure if I wanna cough up $40 though (gotta buy that damn one-day license). What class are you racing in?

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    You know, I've never raced before (and this is my first season on a bike). I have about 45 rides under my belt and I think I'm ready to try a beginner class race. I did the Sea Otter fun ride and that gave me a bit of a hint of what a XC race might be like. I might just make the trip up to try this one out... I'll try not to feel so bad if I come in last.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CouchCanoodle
    I'm thinkin' about it. Not sure if I wanna cough up $40 though (gotta buy that damn one-day license). What class are you racing in?
    Actually up until Aug 7th, it's $30 + $5 for the one day license.

    I'm racing beg-Mens for what ever age range covers me at 36.
    I'm doing it for the fun of it.

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    one more time

    I might be up to it , is their any sand at this one like Sea Otter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aussie Bob
    I might be up to it , is their any sand at this one like Sea Otter
    Not that I remember. I grew up in Napa and worked for a summer up in that area for a vineyard. It's all soil and trees. As to whether or not it's loose or what I couldn't tell you.
    Nice to hear from you again Bob!

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    Wo0t!

    Myself and a bunch of other TWW'rs will be there bright and early!!!

    We'll be camping out up near there after racing BillyCross at Lake Sonoma on Saturday.

    Woohoo!!! I'm looking forward to a weekend full of racing with mah buddies!

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    Hope to go

    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
    http://www.puc.edu/Pioneers/HMC/

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    (Apparently I am sick because I am paying to punish myself! )
    I'm going to do beginner 30-34. I've never ridden there and this will be the 4th race I've tried. I just hope to finish.
    RJ

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    Actually, I'm riding there on Saturday (if all goes well).

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    Howell MT

    I'll be there! 3 laps for me ...it's going to hurt! In & Burger after the race for sure !
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    So I rode it Saturday morning, and the place is pretty sweet. Tons of single and double track, with some technical sections (short but steep rocky and rutty downhill, that I walked). The place does not seem very big, but it was quite fun. I also noticed the altitude (1800').

    Coolest feature is that most of the trails are shaded by trees, so it does not get as warm (it was 104 outside in St Helena in the sun Saturday afternoon).

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    Technical

    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    So I rode it Saturday morning, and the place is pretty sweet. Tons of single and double track, with some technical sections (short but steep rocky and rutty downhill, that I walked). The place does not seem very big, but it was quite fun. I also noticed the altitude (1800').

    Coolest feature is that most of the trails are shaded by trees, so it does not get as warm (it was 104 outside in St Helena in the sun Saturday afternoon).
    Is the section you walked followed by an immediate uphill that is also rocky?
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    Is the section you walked followed by an immediate uphill that is also rocky?
    I can't remember, but I don't think it was too hard.

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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    Is the section you walked followed by an immediate uphill that is also rocky?
    Just lower the seat, slide back and pray when hitting a DH!

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    That's the problem with a Specialized, you can't lower the seat...

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    eh....

    Quote Originally Posted by zorg
    That's the problem with a Specialized, you can't lower the seat...
    .... with a good seat that is not too wide, you should not have to lower it. Anyway, who wants to stop during a race to lower the seat? IT'S A RACE!

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    I'll be there 2

    I did the dirt classic and it was super fun.
    SS class

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    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
    http://www.puc.edu/Pioneers/HMC/

    Who besides me is doing it?
    (Apparently I am sick because I am paying to punish myself! )
    I will be easy to find. I just got my mtbr jersey and shorts so, I'll be wearing those and riding a blue/silver Fisher Sugar3, grey helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    Is the section you walked followed by an immediate uphill that is also rocky?
    Hey Merlin! How did you do? I believe that it was you that commented on my choice of jersey (mtbr)?

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    That was me!

    Quote Originally Posted by STrackMike
    Hey Merlin! How did you do? I believe that it was you that commented on my choice of jersey (mtbr)?
    Here is my race report that I just posted:http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=42410



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    Quote Originally Posted by merlin
    Here is my race report that I just posted:http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=42410



    How did you do?
    HAHAHAHA! I just saw your race report in the Passion board before this. Without recapping everything, I finished last in my class with 23 people still behind me. Not bad in my second race ever. I finished and that's all that counts for this season.

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