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    Cal State Championship Southridge?

    hey,
    Like many of you California Racerz i got the Cal State Championship @ SouthRidge flyer in the mail today. June 5, two run format etc etc. But first I got a few questions-- which town is southridge in?(i.e. directions/ ETA from Bay Area) It is a pedaly or hucky course? Is it hardpack or loose? Thats about it, thanks for the info, also give rollcall of who is gonna be there!

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    P.S. A comparison between Sea Otter/Northstar and SouthRidge would be sick!
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    The course is loose with lots of pedaling. Sometimes the turns are banked, most of time they're flat. Most of top DH riders are on DH bikes, a light DH bike is best.... I think Rich Housman rides a Yeti ASX.

    If you're racing sport or below chances are your course will be really flat, if you race expert or above they may have a different course… if so it's usually a little shorter, rockier, and steeper.

    The regular racers know all the fast lines...Spend a lot of time watching, there're a few sections they always run. Locals have a big advantage but you can pick it up just as good if you watch them.

    There are no built jumps but there are few natural ones off the rocks if you know where to look... nothing very big.

    Depending on what kind of shape your in it's best to take easy on the top, sit down and pedal, pump everything, then when you get to the wall you'll still have enough energy to sprint the last flat 1/3 mile to the finish line.

    Anyways good luck

    Oh by the way it's in the lovely small town of Fontana, CA

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    hahaha wow sounds like another sea otter repeat........best lines......pedal hard......hit the line....... pedal hard.....except there are no locals so otter is all skill. Is it really flat enough that I shouldn't run Dual Ply DH tires? Thanks for the Info, now I am wondering if it is worth the drive.....
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    Souithridge is some good riding, but I don't think I would come down if I lived in the Bay Area. But then again, I am not hardcore about racing.
    P.S. I would run lighter tires. I've seen some people run semi slicks in the rear.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    The course is loose with lots of pedaling. Sometimes the turns are banked, most of time they're flat. Most of top DH riders are on DH bikes, a light DH bike is best.... I think Rich Housman rides a Yeti ASX.

    If you're racing sport or below chances are your course will be really flat, if you race expert or above they may have a different course… if so it's usually a little shorter, rockier, and steeper.

    The regular racers know all the fast lines...Spend a lot of time watching, there're a few sections they always run. Locals have a big advantage but you can pick it up just as good if you watch them.

    There are no built jumps but there are few natural ones off the rocks if you know where to look... nothing very big.

    Depending on what kind of shape your in it's best to take easy on the top, sit down and pedal, pump everything, then when you get to the wall you'll still have enough energy to sprint the last flat 1/3 mile to the finish line.

    Anyways good luck

    Oh by the way it's in the lovely small town of Fontana, CA
    mark you don't stand and hammer the pedal at the wall?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by j6105
    hahaha wow sounds like another sea otter repeat........best lines......pedal hard......hit the line....... pedal hard.....except there are no locals so otter is all skill. Is it really flat enough that I shouldn't run Dual Ply DH tires? Thanks for the Info, now I am wondering if it is worth the drive.....
    Fontana is still a good time. Don't worry about the locals as long you ride sections and hang out you're sure to see all the fast lines. Usually the courses are a combination of technical turns and rocky sections. Finding the lines is what makes it fun. It's not nearly as straight foward as Sea Otter, there are a lot more possibilities.

    What class are you racing anyway?

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    what they said is right, I have 2,827 photos of it if you want a few!

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    oh ya go to my website and i have a bunch of pic there. www.mtbphoto.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    mark you don't stand and hammer the pedal at the wall?????
    Mostly I sit down. As long as I'm cranking my highest gear at what feels a decent revolution I sit down. When I start to feel slow I stand up again and get it moving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachdank
    your so racecore. i heard u would rather do math this time instead of ride teh STINC.
    Yeah sorry man I can't make it up this weekend. I have a math final that if I don't do well on I'll have to take the class over. I told Mike he should bring someone else to split the gas. If he cant find anyone I'll have a lot of free time in a couple weeks then I'll make it up for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zachdank
    YOU HAVE BEENREDCARDED
    Why are you so interested in me coming up there anyways? I like hanging out with you guys but I cant make it this weekend. If you want to ride come down here.

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    You never really know what the course will look like at Fontana. Typically, Donnie will run the courses along the wall. However, sometimes he'll switch it up; I have raced two courses where he took the wall out. Since the Cal State race will be a big race, I think he will take some time to make a decent course...hopefully, he'll work around the wall!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    Why are you so interested in me coming up there anyways? I like hanging out with you guys but I cant make it this weekend. If you want to ride come down here.
    don't worry I would rather have a red card then be banned for unappreciated pranks
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    alloy you rolling today
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    yeah actually that is the weekend of the SAT.........college over biking for sure.
    Me no go.

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    Whoa, I thought I would be in England then. Guess I'll be there.
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    Is this the first Cal State at Fonatana???

    Wasn't it always at Big Bear the previous years??

    If so, hopefully Donnie will take pride and make us a super sick course without the stupid wall.
    Although it would be cool to see a backyard full of sunbating chicks from the wall...
    No, that would be a distraction..
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    This is the ONLY Cal State race!

    Quote Originally Posted by JSUN
    Is this the first Cal State at Fonatana???

    Wasn't it always at Big Bear the previous years??

    If so, hopefully Donnie will take pride and make us a super sick course without the stupid wall.
    Although it would be cool to see a backyard full of sunbating chicks from the wall...
    No, that would be a distraction..
    Thanks to the Big Bear fiasco. The cool thing is that Eric Carter will have a big hand in course design. Should be FUUUUN.

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    big bear sucks...somebody will make a lot of money if they could build a DH trail in SoCal
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtdemon
    Thanks to the Big Bear fiasco. The cool thing is that Eric Carter will have a big hand in course design. Should be FUUUUN.
    What I mean is , is this the first time a Cal State race will be held in Fontana?
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JSUN
    What I mean is , is this the first time a Cal State race will be held in Fontana?
    Norcal people will probably be expecting chairlifts n stuff...
    It sort of a "ghetto" place to have a DH race.
    i want to post more but i can't stop riding!

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    ill be there. i dont know if there is any way that they can not include the wall. but dont get me wrong, i hate it as much as everyone else. i am happy because i already qualifyed for mammoth so i dont have as much pressure at this race. i think it would be worth the drive out here, it's not much but it is still a fun event. hope to see u there.

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    mbaction.com had a small wright up of it. They said Eric Carter will be laying out the course and there will be payouts down to expert. Sweet. Plus a $1000 for pros, I wonder what semi's get?

    Anyways I'll be there for sure... I want to see what kind of course Carter comes up. Hopefully he'll do something creative.

    ...On second thought mbaction also said the mountain cross course was completed monthes ago. So who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alloy
    mbaction.com had a small wright up of it. They said Eric Carter will be laying out the course and there will be payouts down to expert. Sweet. Plus a $1000 for pros, I wonder what semi's get?

    Anyways I'll be there for sure... I want to see what kind of course Carter comes up. Hopefully he'll do something creative.

    ...On second thought mbaction also said the mountain cross course was completed monthes ago. So who knows.

    IMO: MBACTION sucks...a bunch of hypocrites...don't even get me started with that POS mag
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    Quote Originally Posted by JSUN
    What I mean is , is this the first time a Cal State race will be held in Fontana?
    Yeah, Fontucky has held Cal State races in the past. Jsun brings up a good point, people will be real disappointed if they are expecting chair lift. But, hey, riding in a van with a bunch of stinky riders and then hiking a 1/4 of mile uphill in 100 degree heat is just as good...isnt' it?

    Seriously, I think Fontana was their only option. I believe that in June all of the Northern California resorts and Mammoth still have snow on the ground...

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