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    Skyline Park MTB race question.

    Has anybody out there doing or has done the Skyline Park MTB race?, is coming up 6/13. Any opinions on the course or the level of difficulty?, can you compare it to the Sea Otter or any of CCCX race series maybe...

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    they are racing at skyline again? Im suprised.

    Well its a bigass climb up the fireroad, then an ABSOULETLY GREULING climb up to the ridge, then you drop down on blue oak leaf or some **** like that to manzanita then down to the bottom ... this is just assmuing its the same course.

    how many laps is it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Melt
    they are racing at skyline again? Im suprised.

    Well its a bigass climb up the fireroad, then an ABSOULETLY GREULING climb up to the ridge, then you drop down on blue oak leaf or some **** like that to manzanita then down to the bottom ... this is just assmuing its the same course.

    how many laps is it?

    From the website:

    COURSE A really fun and demanding and challenging course. 8 miles & 1600 feet of climb per lap (subject to change) 80% singletrack. Uses parts of the 1999 World Cup course. Number of laps to be determined by category. Pro/Semi-pro/Expert 3 laps, Sport 2 laps, and Beginner/Junior 1 lap.

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    From my experience:
    Tough climb, exposed to the hot sun, some sections people walk, but if you are geared, you can ride it.

    The descending is very very fun and very very technical. Rock steps down, hairy switchbacks, hopping water bars at full race speed, some smooth landings after the waterbars, one landing is into another pile of waterbars. There is a really rocky fire road descent, the sole goal of this descent is to make you pinchflat. Also some big ring singletrack and fire road.

    It is a super fun course, i'll be there.
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    Hard, but very very fun...

    unfortunately, I'll miss it this year. The course last year included a new section of single track for the first time (at least that's what I was told). The course has some steep exposed fireroad climbing, some steep ST climbing, and some hoot hollering fun ST, that is sometimes fast, sometimes very technical, especially the rock/stair drops into 180 degree turns.

    Do it, you'll not regret.

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