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    (((((((( ATTN MIDWEST DH's ))))))))))and others.....

    There is a new race evolving in Duluth, Minnesota. It is a DH race that is taking place during the Greenman Festival. The course has been cut and is in the process of being fine tuned. However, it is a first year event and there are a few things I wanted your opinions on. I myself have nothing to do with it.

    Here are some of the particulars. Race weekend is July 16th and 17th. Practice would be 7:30-5:00 on Sat., Race starts at 11am on Sunday. As far as I know, there will be no shuttle on Sat. for practice, unless you provide your own. Sunday there will be shuttles, but I don't see any practice time for Sun.

    Here is the kicker, race fees are $55 before the 15th, $65 the 16th, and $75 on race day!!!!!

    Here is a link to the website info:

    www.greenmanfestival.com/bike.html

    Let me know what you think so I can relay a message about your opinions.

    Beau

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    I think they're NUTZ!!!!

    first is there a cash purse? this might explain the steep entry fee.
    by the web site this looks like a hippy type of "festival", maybe the $75 buys you a bag of goodies to get you going

    I'll pass. thats a bit to steep a fee for ANY wisconsin race. I raced at the US open and that was $60 but included two days of lift acess and riding after the racing!
    no lift or shuttle I would not pay more than $25 to race.

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    Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too EXPENSIVE for any type of race here in the Midwest.
    First year of any type of race you have to bait the racers in. This fee they speak of will repel more people and send out a NEGATIVE vibe right from the get-go.
    No dice.
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    What!?!?!?!

    How the hell is a poor college kid supposed to afford that??? I can barely get enough gas money, let alone pay that much for an entrance fee to a mountain that I will have to hike up to practice...to hell with that!!! NO DICE!!!! Needs to be cheaper...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beau
    Here is the kicker, race fees are $55 before the 15th, $65 the 16th, and $75 on race day!!!!!
    Are you sure that is USD and not CAD?
    Soap

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    he forgot to mention that this is a "for profit" event. there is no other reason for such a penalty for on-site registration.

    good luck, youre gonna need it!

    joel

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    Uhhhhhhhhh......

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bil
    first is there a cash purse? this might explain the steep entry fee.
    by the web site this looks like a hippy type of "festival", maybe the $75 buys you a bag of goodies to get you going

    I'll pass. thats a bit to steep a fee for ANY wisconsin race. I raced at the US open and that was $60 but included two days of lift acess and riding after the racing!
    no lift or shuttle I would not pay more than $25 to race.
    NO CASH PRIZE EITHER!!!!

    All you get is a custom made trophie out of recycled bike parts made by yours truly. BLING BLING. But if it the race is lame, I aint gonna be there.

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    Yup

    Quote Originally Posted by M1_joel
    he forgot to mention that this is a "for profit" event. there is no other reason for such a penalty for on-site registration.

    good luck, youre gonna need it!

    joel
    For profit for sure. That is why my Bro backed out of helping them. Again, I was just going to make trophies so I could race for free.

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    theres something to a name....

    "GREEN"man says it all.
    I think its safe to say there wont be to many people doing this one. sorry to say

    anyone else know of any other "good" races beside devils head in the midwest area?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bil
    "GREEN"man says it all.
    I think its safe to say there wont be to many people doing this one. sorry to say

    anyone else know of any other "good" races beside devils head in the midwest area?
    I know of a few...
    **The White Knuckle boys put on a GREAT SHOW a few weeks ago up in Wesby, WI.
    **Up in Marquette, MI is going to be HUGE from what I hear...camping and LIFTS!
    **Highgearracing.com has done a GREAT job in the lower part of Michigan of being organized and on top of things in their DH/DS races.
    Only been to the Knuckle and Devils Head. The Knuckle was a BLAST! Devils Head was a joke last year.
    Good Luck!
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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! And we were worried about charging $35.00

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    From the best of my knowledge

    I just stopped in to see if anyone from here was gonna be doing the race. I'm not a downhiller but plan on bringing my camera along to watch and take photos of the race (as well as the 12 hour race they are having as well).

    As for the expensive entrence fee I think that comes from it being a music festival as well. You can buy a weekend pass that let's you race and see all the music for the weekend or you can buy the 50 dollar one day pass which lets you race and then also listen to the tunes for that day.

    I have no idea why they don't have it setup so you can just race if the music is not to your liking (maybe the race is inside the music area so they couldn't seperate it I dunno). I know I'm no hippie but I got my tickets a long time ago cause I dig the bands they have (http://www.greenmanfestival.com/schedule.html) but that's personal preference.

    If you are racing post your bike setup or what you think you might be wearing and I can try and get some photos of your run.

    -scott

    Heres what is listed on their webpage.


    (GREEN MAN DOWNHILL
    Course Description
    The GM Down is a full top to bottom real downhill course. working with a 700 foot vertical drop, the 1.5 long bike course is filled with jumps, berms, rock gardens, real drops, and north shore stunts. shuttle rides back to the top are provided. this event is sure to be the downhill event of the season. Run in conjunction with the 12 Hours of Green Race and 3 Days of music.

    Down Divisions
    Open (top 3 male/female overall)
    sport bike division (top 3 male/female overall)

    Green Man Down entry fees
    (includes one free weekend ticket to the green man festival ($75 value)
    $90 for the weekend
    $50 for the day of

    Buy additional festival tickets in advance for support and friends.

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    Not totally sure yet but I may make the trip.
    On a bighit with dual 24s. wearing roch clothing.
    L8R
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    not me....

    The price is a bit to steep for me for a first time race by unknown promoters. me, I'm heading up to Marquette Mountain this weekend to check out whats left of the slopestyle contest and to do a bit of freeriding. I'll post pics and a review when I get back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Bil
    The price is a bit to steep for me for a first time race by unknown promoters. me, I'm heading up to Marquette Mountain this weekend to check out whats left of the slopestyle contest and to do a bit of freeriding. I'll post pics and a review when I get back.
    I heard that the slopestyle contes was postponed till August? And they were just going to leave all the stuff up until then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berrywise
    I heard that the slopestyle contes was postponed till August? And they were just going to leave all the stuff up until then.
    The new dates for the Monster Park Slopestyle Challenge are August 7th, 8th and 9th.

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    Quote Originally Posted by berrywise
    I heard that the slopestyle contes was postponed till August? And they were just going to leave all the stuff up until then.
    yeah so i heard. I'll still go up there (if trails are open) and check out the place. there not to much DH/FR in wisconsin, so you gotta travel for the fun!

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    Greenman Photos

    Here are some of the better shots I took this past weekend at the Greenman Race in Duluth, Minnesota. I thougt the course was pretty tame, I could have ridden it on my Giant NRS (not that I would have placed by any means but could have gotten top to bottom no prob) but it did have some good sections for speed and I think the guys who raced were enjoying themselves.

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    <img src="https://www.scottharaldson.com/scotth/greenman_down/images/greenman_down1web.jpg">

    <img src="https://www.scottharaldson.com/scotth/greenman_down/images/greenman_down2web.jpg">

    <img src="https://www.scottharaldson.com/scotth/greenman_down/images/greenman_down3web.jpg">

    <img src="https://www.scottharaldson.com/scotth/greenman_down/images/greenman_down4web.jpg">

    <img src="https://www.scottharaldson.com/scotth/greenman_down/images/greenman_down5web.jpg">

    <img src="https://www.scottharaldson.com/scotth/greenman_down/images/greenman_down6web.jpg">
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    Last edited by berrywise; 07-20-2004 at 01:30 PM.

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    Sooooooooo......

    How many people showed for the race??

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    I think the number was around 26, and the course while do able on a smaller travel bike was very fun. It was fairly tech and fun, easy but not to easy. The course was great and the race was run smoothly from the get go. I hear the course will remain open for the rest of the year...can't wait till school starts that means I'll be there alot...Beau we gotta hook up and ride again!
    L8R
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