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    Northstar Opening Race (and earthquake)

    Pretty sick course and they ran it super fast. Definately worth hearing up for the July 31st race, casue the course and everything was great. Pics coming soon, and there was a 5.0 magnitude earthquarkew during my first run....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    Pretty sick course and they ran it super fast. Definately worth hearing up for the July 31st race, casue the course and everything was great. Pics coming soon, and there was a 5.0 magnitude earthquarkew during my first run....
    I got to hang out on the lift for 45 minutes while they made sure towers weren't damaged. I found some pretty cool stuff in my navel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    I got to hang out on the lift for 45 minutes while they made sure towers weren't damaged. I found some pretty cool stuff in my navel.

    mmmmm...yummy....care to share???

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    Quote Originally Posted by irieness
    mmmmm...yummy....care to share???

    But of course. It was already dusty enough that I have the gifts that will keep on giving.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    Pretty sick course and they ran it super fast. Definately worth hearing up for the July 31st race, casue the course and everything was great. Pics coming soon, and there was a 5.0 magnitude earthquarkew during my first run....
    How did you do? i won the beginer class with a 4:47 which was enouph to get me 2nd in sport under 18. i met somebody off the forums up there. didnt really get there name though cause i was kinda zoned out at the time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    But of course. It was already dusty enough that I have the gifts that will keep on giving.

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    Yea I was on the chair with you before my run for like 3 min waiting, then I guess like 10 min later the earthquake came. Whatever tho heres some pics..
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandonVega
    How did you do? i won the beginer class with a 4:47 which was enouph to get me 2nd in sport under 18. i met somebody off the forums up there. didnt really get there name though cause i was kinda zoned out at the time.

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    I raced sport under 18 and got like 4th I think
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    I raced sport under 18 and got like 4th I think


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    it was a very nice day on the mountain. and my buddy won a F80X at the raffle. I don't know why the grand prise was a 80mm XC fork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    But of course. It was already dusty enough that I have the gifts that will keep on giving.

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    Should've hucked off the chairlift.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LandonVega
    How did you do? i won the beginer class with a 4:47 which was enouph to get me 2nd in sport under 18.
    nice job. funny how some of the fastest times were from "beginner" class. i came in 2nd in sport 30+, but would have been 3rd in beginner. and the guy that won beginner in my age group pretty much spanked everybody sport. maybe next time i'll consider moving back up to beginner class. lol.

    y'know how they cut 30 seconds off everybody's 2nd run. in actuality i think they messed up the first run. but instead of causing a mass uprising by adding time to everybody's 1st run, they cut time from the 2nd run. whatever. it affected everybody the same way. but i think it's suspect that people were actually doing that course in 4:30, considering how much pedalling is involved. and coincindentally that's a full 30+ seconds faster than the fastest time on the exact same course last year. er, who knows. maybe everybody's getting faster.

    the course was cool, same one they almost always use. but i hope they change it up next time. karpiel to slabs/lower pho dogg makes a great course imo, i.e. cut out the speed control section and replace it with the mid section of karpiel. that's what they did for race #3 during the snow storm last year, and it was super fun. if any course organizer people are reading this, do that one next time!!

    yeah, the earthquake was a trip.

    pics, post em if you got em.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prechrysler
    Should've hucked off the chairlift.
    While I looked at my bike on the rack attached to the next chair up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by demo_slug
    I don't know why the grand prise was a 80mm XC fork.
    My guess is that when Fox agrees to donate several forks to your local DH series, you don't turn down XC forks or ask for DH40s. No. I think you thank them profusely for whatever they give you and hope the fork is won by somebody who'll be stoked.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    I got to hang out on the lift for 45 minutes while they made sure towers weren't damaged. I found some pretty cool stuff in my navel.
    Me too! Well, not the naval part... I worked on ear wax.

    I was stuck on the lift in sight of the top. Worst of all is I was trying to "hurry" in hopes they'd let me register late But after the added delay on the lift, I didn't even bother.

    You Sport guys caught a break

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    It was my first race i have ever done so i decided beginner would be a good place to start. i had chain problems the second run and had to coast from the begining of pho dog which sucked balls but any thing can and will go wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    Yea I was on the chair with you before my run for like 3 min waiting, then I guess like 10 min later the earthquake came. Whatever tho heres some pics..
    Cmac...nice tech section
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    **** i guess I was in 4th with the fuc ked up results. what bike were u riding
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    Quote Originally Posted by LandonVega
    It was my first race i have ever done so i decided beginner would be a good place to start.
    nice job winning your first race. now you're hooked.

    are you going to the next one? http://www.teambigbear.com/images/No...r_schedule.pdf
    i think that one is a qualifier for the norba nationals at mammoth. anybody know for sure?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornholio
    nice job winning your first race. now you're hooked.

    are you going to the next one? http://www.teambigbear.com/images/No...r_schedule.pdf
    i think that one is a qualifier for the norba nationals at mammoth. anybody know for sure?
    Yes sir, the big bear n* race is a qualifier for mammoth.

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    More Pics

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    Me, Redbull blowup and matt (took all the photos)
    that section looks very nice
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    that section looks very nice
    Yes it was knarlus
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    Yes it was knarlus
    any other shots of that?? What run is that on...planning a trip up there....downeyville, toads, northstar and some other fun stuff off the beaten path
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    any other shots of that?? What run is that on...planning a trip up there....downeyville, toads, northstar and some other fun stuff off the beaten path
    Here are a couple diffrent angles of the rock pile thing from last year. I believe its on dogbone.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Cmac
    **** i guess I was in 4th with the fuc ked up results. what bike were u riding
    this would be my baby with a now ****ed up back wheel. the tire rubs on the frame
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    Quote Originally Posted by jestere
    Here are a couple diffrent angles of the rock pile thing from last year. I believe its on dogbone.



    Yeah, it's called slabs It's on dogbone right where speed control ends and karpiel and dogbone split off on the other side of the fire road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    any other shots of that?? What run is that on...planning a trip up there....downeyville, toads, northstar and some other fun stuff off the beaten path
    It's dogbone, the earlier stages of the trail has a freakin crazy drop with a rock garden right where you want to land, but can't....yeah. If you want more crazy, Karpiel is insane with the waterfall section. I somehow did that on my DS/4X bike (Foes Weasel), my bike basically slid into rock crevases...lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    any other shots of that?? What run is that on...planning a trip up there....downeyville, toads, northstar and some other fun stuff off the beaten path
    if you haven't been there before, make sure you hit the 4 main expert trails--karpiel, dogbone, sticks and stones, and boondocks, in no particular order. all super sick super fun trails.

    that slabs section on dogbone looks scary as hell when you first look at it, but it's actually really easy (knock on wood lol). "waterfall" is knarly, it's on karpiel adjacent to slabs and has a little sign at the top that says "STD", aka steep technical downhill, imo that's an understatement. and there's another section further down appropriately named "vietnam".

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    nice. i like the camera angles, makes the section look extra burly.

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    WCH and myself were talking about coming up......now it is a must...Here that WCH???
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    WCH and myself were talking about coming up......now it is a must...Here that WCH???

    Try to make it sometime after July 10. I'm goin to canadia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cornholio
    nice. i like the camera angles, makes the section look extra burly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Try to make it sometime after July 10. I'm goin to canadia.
    kevin we are staying an extra day just for you...after July 10 it is
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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    kevin we are staying an extra day just for you...after July 10 it is
    Word.

    I'm also going to be gone the weekend of July 30/31 too.

    We can figure something out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    Word.

    I'm also going to be gone the weekend of July 30/31 too.

    We can figure something out.
    I will let my peoples (WCH) talk to your peoples (yourself) and hook it up
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    Yeah, slabs is really easy, you just have to stay off the brakes. STD is sketchy stuff tho. I have to wait until late July to go, but I am going to Whistler this weekend.

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    pritty cool

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidwoo
    While I looked at my bike on the rack attached to the next chair up?
    Who said anything about a bike...

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