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    all_weather_challenge - hilton falls

    the time trial was postponed from last sunday to this sunday - due to trail conditions....

    this sunday, there was no snow, but the weather was not our friend... long course start was postponed about an hour due to lightning. it was raining and cold, as everyone was a bit wet due to inclement weather... waiting was the worst...

    however, the weather man pitied us enough to stop the lightning at least, and the rain subdued by the start time at around 12:30pm....

    the technical section was FUN even with wet rock and muck... bridges were as slick as skating rinks, wet and muddy... many a rider bit it on one of them... rock was tough, but not as slick as it would have been at the end of the summer...

    double track was hammer time...

    great time was had by those that showed up. way more FUN than anticipated in wet and rainy kind of weather... thumbs up to all participants for not mailing it in...

    i guess platforms don't help if it is to wet and mucky to ride... clipless worked flawlessly though... squirrels were in awe seeing all the sausage suits flying over wet rocks and features. they were like, wtf, baggies work better in here... hello...

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    Just got in from washing my bike after the All Weather Challenge today, had a great time! A double muddy weekend for me!

    Pdf's spin nicely with the hose, I don't think platforms spin nearly as well.

    Oggy, you should have stuck around, you won a draw prize, but you had left already. Good prizes from Spokes N Slopes and lots of them!

    I found the mud and wet rocks a little too slick, went OTB on first lap in the big rocks, no damage done - no bridge issues, but they did feel dicey at best.

    A fun event, good starter for the season!

    Results are at http://www.wowmtb.com/results.html
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    I have done this race a few times in the past. It's always a challenge. Due to the time of year though, it rarely fits into my schedule.

    I'm glad you guys had fun.

    Spokes N Slopes is a great supporter of the race.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Even with the rain and slick trails and rocks, the conditions were surprisingly really good! I was running Rocket Rons and they were great! Despite a slide out on one of the bridges and a rock releasing my back skewer when I almost endo'd and flew over some rocks, had a great time!

    Wicked draw prizes too... check out my badass new helmet!
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    that is a race worthy helmet

    Tuesday Night registration - demonstration?

    What did I (not) win?

    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    Even with the rain and slick trails and rocks, the conditions were surprisingly really good! I was running Rocket Rons and they were great! Despite a slide out on one of the bridges and a rock releasing my back skewer when I almost endo'd and flew over some rocks, had a great time!

    Wicked draw prizes too... check out my badass new helmet!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    ...and a rock releasing my back skewer when I almost endo'd and flew over some rocks, had a great time!
    I had Hilton Falls loosen a rear skewer on me once too. I was rather surprised.
    When under pressure, your level of performance will sink to your level of preparation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    Tuesday Night registration - demonstration?

    What did I (not) win?
    Absolutely! You did (not) win that helmet! There were a bunch of great stuff to pick from... jackets, gloves, water bottles, tools, DVDs (no porn), pumps, etc.... I was undecided b/n a hand pump and water bottle until I saw the helmet

    Bob got your medal and that Glen Eden duffel bag, and Rob placed a foot on the podium in your honour.

    Nice to meet you btw Langford!

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    too bad...

    It so fits my new blueish colour scheme of my sausage suit and goes well with clipless shoes.

    I would have made HIM so jealous...

    So Bob ended up carrying two medals home. His family must be impressed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Louda
    Absolutely! You did (not) win that helmet! There were a bunch of great stuff to pick from... jackets, gloves, water bottles, tools, DVDs (no porn), pumps, etc.... I was undecided b/n a hand pump and water bottle until I saw the helmet

    Bob got your medal and that Glen Eden duffel bag, and Rob placed a foot on the podium in your honour.

    Nice to meet you btw Langford!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__
    I had Hilton Falls loosen a rear skewer on me once too. I was rather surprised.

    I hear that quick release wheels atrophy riders' skills, diminish beer bellies and are generally used by people with no soul. That'll learn ya.
    Strava made me do it....

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    Nice meeting you too, Louda! Excellent prize picking on your part!

    An interesting statistic from the race - no one's 2nd lap was as fast as their first.

    Wizard of Wheels website mentions a new tentative date for Trail Work day at Hilton Falls.
    Saturday April 30 - mark it on your calendars!

    Hilton Falls Trail Work Day

    The Hilton Falls Trail Work Day has been
    tentatively rescheduled to Saturday
    April 30th. If you'd like to assist please confirm you are coming to Hilton Falls
    either by phone 905-854-0262 or email [email protected]

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    Quote Originally Posted by osokolo
    the time trial was postponed from last sunday to this sunday - due to trail conditions....
    ...
    i guess platforms don't help if it is to wet and mucky to ride... clipless worked flawlessly though... squirrels were in awe seeing all the sausage suits flying over wet rocks and features. they were like, wtf, baggies work better in here... hello...
    Glad you had fun, but next time you should wear the baggies - some of those squirrels are desperate to locate nuts this time of year and possessed with a hunger to obtain them at any cost...


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    squirrels have been successfully

    indoctrinated that clipless sausage suits don't have nuts...

    particularly the squirrels that inhabitate humber watershed...

    according to the same doctrine, only platform riders have nuts and no beer gut, and can go through corners faster by dabbing the inside foot...

    therefore, no worries around here...

    Quote Originally Posted by electrik
    Glad you had fun, but next time you should wear the baggies - some of those squirrels are desperate to locate nuts this time of year and possessed with a hunger to obtain them at any cost...


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    "Do these shorts make my ass look too slow??"

    I was wearing baggies, was riding too fast for the squirrels to notice.

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