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    Listen! The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013



    Here we go again...
    Some winter awesomeness.
    Mark off February 17, 2013 on your calendars!

    Registration will be opening very soon.

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    In like stink on a monkey......

    Can we gamble beer this year again? Is that still okay? Don't want to be getting people in trouble.
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    As recommended in Exlpore Magazine!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    In like stink on a monkey......

    Can we gamble beer this year again? Is that still okay? Don't want to be getting people in trouble.
    You can't drink on City Property (parking lot) or on Seaway property ( where all the trails are). What happens in smack-downs is a private matter and nothing to do with the race proper. With a little discretion it shouldn't be a problem to have some private wagering

    FYI Our local LCBO just got in a fine selection of brew.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaddog View Post
    You can't drink on City Property (parking lot) or on Seaway property ( where all the trails are). What happens in smack-downs is a private matter and nothing to do with the race proper. With a little discretion it shouldn't be a problem to have some private wagering

    FYI Our local LCBO just got in a fine selection of brew.
    Just making sure that its still good. We'll try to keep it on the down low, but it does get publicized and is apparent at the race. Don't want organizers taking any flack.
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    I'm on this like a fat kid on a smarty.

    Sadly I will no longer qualify for the Yeti smackdown having lost significant weight over the past couple of months, but I will smack down with the regular folks. But not on city property.

    If I can get my act together, this could be Frosty's coming out...
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    BTW where's the movie from last year's race
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    BTW where's the movie from last year's race
    The movie is called...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    BTW where's the movie from last year's race
    This one is still my fave though.

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    Such a fun event! I know we're not going to a wedding in Mexico again this year at the same time so I might be in for the smackdown.
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Maybe 2013 will be the year. It all depends on the girls results as of Feb 10th. Team NFI management will make the call then.

    Hopefully they get to CI's again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Such a fun event! I know we're not going to a wedding in Mexico again this year at the same time so I might be in for the smackdown.
    It's on like Donkey Kong...
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    Feeling that a road trip south of 7 is in order for this guy. Had an awesome time two years ago, may even throw a 6 pack in the mix

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    Really hoping to get out to this one this year. Nasty cold kept me away last time.

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    Nice publicity and pic of 2WD!

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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013

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    Had tons o' fun @ 2010 race, the 2011 race was pre-empted by free beer at the hockey tournament due to winning too many games. 2012 I was too fat and out of shape to enter.
    Looking forward to February!!!

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    Just registered too...can't wait for the smackdown!

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    Registered! Let ze gamez begin...
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    OK...guess I gotta be in on this one!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by RiotMTB View Post
    OK...guess I gotta be in on this one!!
    Yeah you do. Bring beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Yeah you do. Bring beer.


    Without question!

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    A life altering event kept me off the race course last year. Thanks to the smackdown and the generosity of the mtb community, I had the opportunity to sample lot's of beer while the racers where on the course. Really looking forward to this year's Frostbike party.

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    Race registration is limited to the first 100 racers only!
    A steady flow of entries are coming in now and we are way ahead in registration numbers over last year at this time and this race will sell out!

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    registrations are still rolling in. make sure you register before it sells out.

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    How many fatties will be out racing? I'm talking about bikes not people.

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    Should be two locals out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smittyway View Post
    Should be two locals out.
    I've lost too much weight to qualify for the Yeti Smackdown this year, but am itching for a rematch...
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    So it snowed and I just read last year's thread, which reminded me of what a great event this was. Can't wait....
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    Entries are steadily coming in and we're getting close to a sell out.
    For all you fence sitters out there get on it now so you don't get left out of a fun winter challenge.



    Got a six pack of Pork Slap to wager...


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    Now who wants in on the fatbike wave with me?
    I will be bringing something in a liquid form to wager with.
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    It's looking like I can make it. Need another week just to confirm, but if so, I'm in for a fatty wave (and I mean the bikes, but I don't discriminate)


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    Now who wants in on the fatbike wave with me?
    I will be bringing something in a liquid form to wager with.
    Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow
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    Signed up.

    In for a Fatty wave. Will bring beer to donate. Must drill out my rims.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Signed up.

    In for a Fatty wave. Will bring beer to donate. Must drill out my rims.
    Welcome aboard captain.

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    Wow...
    Our little Frostbike race made the Top 10 Events for Eastern Canada on Trail Peaks website.




    Top Ten Winter Events 2013 EASTERN Edition

    These are the best events the Eastern half of the country has to offer. Click on the event name under the location to link directly to the event site for more information. Go and do!

    Top Ten Winter Events 2013 EASTERN Edition

    Frostbike Mountain Bike Race
    Feb 17 Port Colborne, ON
    Frostbike

    Do you miss your bicycle?
    Maybe pull it out of the basement/garage for a mid-winter spin!
    Port Colborne hosts a 20-30km race along snowy singletrack.
    Post race grub and beer, and high-fives all around.

    Then you can go back to all those ho-hum, run-of-the-mill winter activities.

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    I'm in, because it's only $30, and the company is always good.
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    Well if you're on the fence you should make your decision in a day or two. We're pretty close to selling out (in a good way).
    But its a win-win situation; its cheap and you'll leave with a smile on your face. How can that be bad.

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    Nerdgirl!! Are we gonna do a smackdown??

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    Race Cave

    Its looking very good for getting the use of a large garage at the start finish area again. There will be a wood-stove for heat and it is private property and the perfect location to settle the score on the smackdowns. There are also rumours that there might be something there from our sponsor Wellington.

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    Great spot last year! Except I recall really only Big Hustler and I in there drinking his rewards!
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Great spot last year! Except I recall really only Big Hustler and I in there drinking his rewards!
    I was there too briefly, and the rewards were delicious...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I was there too briefly, and the rewards were delicious...
    I think not many people were aware it was available. There were a few people warming up in there before the race. Maybe if the start/finish line is a little closer people will use it more? Plus if there is a supply of Wellington???

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2WD View Post
    Nerdgirl!! Are we gonna do a smackdown??
    Ooh - we always have the BEST smackdowns! Sadly, this year, I'm going to decline, as a) I'm horribly out of shape and b) I'm going to hang out with my kiddo instead. Maybe next year...

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    Only about 10 spots left for this years race registration.
    If you want in nows the time before it sells out.
    Lots of fresh snow in The Hood over the weekend and its shaping up to be a classic Frostbike!

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    OK, so at the risk of being mocked, flamed etc I am looking for everyone's thoughts regarding what tires to run. Seriously.

    The options are Racing Ralph Evo's on Stans' Arch EX set up with No-Tubes (aka my race wheels), or Continental X-Kings on an old set of WTB Laserdiscs with tubes (aka my mud wheels). My thinking is that if it is well below freezing and/or there is good snow coverage, I am better off with the race wheels as I can run the tires at a lower pressure and get better grip. However, if the trails are bare and it is milder, the mud tires are better because, well, they shed mud better and that will outweigh any advantage that the race wheels might otherwise have.

    And no, I'm not going to put my conti X-Kings on my Stans' wheels because they are a pain in the @ss to set up which is why I mounted them on an old set of wheels to begin with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    OK, so at the risk of being mocked, flamed etc I am looking for everyone's thoughts regarding what tires to run. Seriously.

    The options are Racing Ralph Evo's on Stans' Arch EX set up with No-Tubes (aka my race wheels), or Continental X-Kings on an old set of WTB Laserdiscs with tubes (aka my mud wheels). My thinking is that if it is well below freezing and/or there is good snow coverage, I am better off with the race wheels as I can run the tires at a lower pressure and get better grip. However, if the trails are bare and it is milder, the mud tires are better because, well, they shed mud better and that will outweigh any advantage that the race wheels might otherwise have.

    And no, I'm not going to put my conti X-Kings on my Stans' wheels because they are a pain in the @ss to set up which is why I mounted them on an old set of wheels to begin with.

    Debate....
    The course will be adjusted based on weather conditions. Mud shouldn't be too much of a problem. Lots of people get pinch flats when using tubes (there are quite a few sharp edged rocks)
    I like riding my 2.4 inch knobby nics but in the winter I switch to the Ice spiker pros ( big knobs, spikes for safety but narrower than I like.)
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    Surly Nates....5 PSI lots of snow, 10 PSI not so much snow.
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    Snowy set up =Bud tubeless up front , Nate tubeless following up the rear.
    No snow=Knard tubeless F&R

    X-kings are nice tires ,but I would run the tubeless RR's.

    Wondering what kind of Wellington will be on tap?
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    Wait on making the final decision until the night before. I’ll post up after course layout and marking the day before. In the past the trail has gone from enough snow that some crazies were shovelling the trails to the trail literally being under water on the Friday to frozen and snow again on race day. Most important thing I find makes a difference is pressure run em low. I run stans flows and Schwalbe ralphs and nics 20-22 front 24-26 rear on my 29” bike. On my fat bike – after airing down for the beach and snow I’ve settled into 5-6 front 6-7 rear. Looks like we will have to push for a Fatbike cat.

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    going... going...

    Only 5 registration spots left as of this posting.


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    GONE!

    The 2013 Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race is now officially SOLD OUT.

    Thanks for all those that entered and gave us your support.

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    So someone's gonna post on the trail conditions towards the end of the week, right?
    Strava made me do it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    So someone's gonna post on the trail conditions towards the end of the week, right?
    Yes I will give details on course condition. Right now if the weatherman is correct we will have a mix of snow cover, ice and frozen ground. Final details will be posted after the course is layed out and marked mid afternoon Saturday.
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    Must go beer shopping.

    Sort of, and sort of not looking forward to 'racing'. With the lack of high intensity, plus racing in sub zero temperatures, it's usually a pretty hard 30 minutes on the lungs. Everything else is the bees knees however.
    Straight outta Rossland

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    So someone's gonna post on the trail conditions towards the end of the week, right?
    We are doing a ride on Wednesday night to wear in the course. We can give a trail update then and again on Saturday after the course is marked.

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    should open it up to more than 100, who knows how big it could get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Riken View Post
    should open it up to more than 100, who knows how big it could get.

    Maybe too big.
    If it was opened up to more than 100 people the race starting format would have to change and that uniqueness would be lost.
    Currently we would rather offer a high quality event that sells out each year rather than a mediocre one that has hundreds of people entered.

    We are a Non-Profit Cycling Club.
    Our races are only successful because of our dedicated volunteers that make the effort.
    Those volunteers willing to stand out in the cold for hours so that others can have a fun day of racing in the snow.

    We're sorry to have to turn people away this year but maybe next year all those that waited to sign up might actually sign up earlier and get a spot in to one of the funnest races in Ontario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    So someone's gonna post on the trail conditions towards the end of the week, right?
    We had a fun but challenging but fun ride last night on the Frostbike trails. There is a mix of everything. Snow covered single track, icy sections, hard pack snow double track and some bare rocky trail. Last night we had 3 fat bikes and 4 regular . The fat bikes had a much easier time. As the week goes on and there is more traffic on the trails with some freezing /thawing, I think it will get a lot faster. I think trails will be excellent for Sunday.

    We will update again on Saturday.

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    Tell everyone to stay off the trails, especially the fatbikers, we need the advantage come Sunday!

    Quote Originally Posted by jMaddog View Post
    We had a fun but challenging but fun ride last night on the Frostbike trails. There is a mix of everything. Snow covered single track, icy sections, hard pack snow double track and some bare rocky trail. Last night we had 3 fat bikes and 4 regular . The fat bikes had a much easier time. As the week goes on and there is more traffic on the trails with some freezing /thawing, I think it will get a lot faster. I think trails will be excellent for Sunday.

    We will update again on Saturday.
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    Jeff, can I borrow your fatbike for the next three days for no particular reason...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    Jeff, can I borrow your fatbike for the next three days for no particular reason...
    Sure, if can borrow your new car
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Sure, if can borrow your new car
    I did borrow the fatbike once already, so I probably owe you one...
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    Beer has been purchased for the six pack smack down fatbike wave.
    Now who else is in to ride a lap or two with CptSydor and me ?
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    Beer has been acquired. Picked up a 6 pack from the local Niagara College Brew School



    No idea if it's any good, but 1) its local, 2) it's supporting the development of new brewmasters in the area, which will hopefully lead to more craft beer in the area.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Beer has been acquired. Picked up a 6 pack from the local Niagara College Brew School



    No idea if it's any good, but 1) its local, 2) it's supporting the development of new brewmasters in the area, which will hopefully lead to more craft beer in the area.
    I tried their War of 1812 Bitters and it was really good.

    I am bringing an assorted six pack again including a couple Creemore, Grolsch, Spitfire, and Beck's. We are going to do a Port Colborne Smack down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaddog View Post
    I tried their War of 1812 Bitters and it was really good.

    I am bringing an assorted six pack again including a couple Creemore, Grolsch, Spitfire, and Beck's. We are going to do a Port Colborne Smack down.
    Good to hear.

    As far as a Port Colborne Smack Down, sounds like a regular Sunday afternoon on the east side of the canal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CptSydor View Post
    Good to hear.

    As far as a Port Colborne Smack Down, sounds like a regular Sunday afternoon on the east side of the canal.
    I don't ride a fatbike, and am not from Port Colbourne. I am, however, bringing beer. Who wants to win it off me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Hustler View Post
    Beer has been purchased for the six pack smack down fatbike wave.
    Now who else is in to ride a lap or two with CptSydor and me ?
    Oh, that Scotch Ale in there is a keeper!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Unglued View Post
    I don't ride a fatbike, and am not from Port Colbourne. I am, however, bringing beer. Who wants to win it off me?
    I like taking beer off you

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    [QUOTE=Louda;10165115]I like taking beer off you [/QUOTE

    You like licking beer off me?

    Sorry, I misread your post...
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    Quote Originally Posted by garage monster View Post
    Oh, that Scotch Ale in there is a keeper!
    I agree, I enjoyed a couple of Scotch Ales at Domestique after the fatbike night ride with Unglued and CptSydor.
    Good thing my lovely Wife was the DD, Scotch Ale packs a bit of a punch.
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    CptSydor, by the looks of the reading material in your photo you have done your homework this year with your beer selection.
    So far it looks like it is just you and I in the fatbike smackdown, our odds are pretty good.
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    Just finished a test lap of the course for tomorrow. It is a total mixed bag of tricks. Bare frozen ground that may get soft with sun exposure, bumpy frozen ground slush and ice, smooth ice, 6-8” crunchy snow… First of the ice is very visible and avoidable with some slow speed maneuvering, so ride safe and smart. Trying to decide on your set up for tomorrow there will be advantage to plain old knobbies that will roll fast where they can. For you studs there will be lots of trails you can ride with abandon past those gingerly picking a line though the skating rink. My fat brothers and sisters there will be enough deep crunchy snow for you to float past others making pushing the extra lbs around worth the trouble. Should be hard but fun. I managed as a mid pack rider to ride the course in an hour at a relaxed pace.

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    will be bringing a six pack of fresh custom brewcrafters caged alpha monkey as my ante in the can-am challenge. what a great presidents/family day weekend!

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    Sounds like the perfect course for a rigid 26" singlespeed......

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    Does anyone know if you are able to transfer registrations? I have a friend who registered and became ill, now wants to give his spot to another friend who did not register

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    Not sure if they will be able to change it in the timing / registration but have him show up and pretend to be his sick friend if it can't be changed. Send a nice e-mail to the contact on the web page with details.

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    Wade gave a great report on the trails but I just want to stress that there is a lot of ice out there.
    If you have spiked tires you would be best served in putting them on.

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    So T - 15 hours... The bike is in the car and my six pack of Amsterdam Boneshaker is chilling in the fridge. And I'm coming down with a cold. Par for the course...I'll dope myself up and hopefully it'll help me not notice the cold tomorrow.

    So if you are on this forum and we have not met yet, make sure you introduce yourself. I'll be on a white Misfit and wearing lapdogs kit.
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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013

    A big thanks to the SHCC crew for putting on another stellar race. It felt great to put a number plate on the front of my bike again.

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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013

    Fun time indeed!
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    Yes, big thanks to SHCC and all the effort they put into this. This is a highlight of year for me!

    As for the CptSydor/Big Hustler smack down....well I can say, I walked away super lucky. Big Hustler was hustling that fatty around some quick! Unfortunately he had some mechanicals, which allowed me to lug away his beer. Had his bike performed, I would have been donating my Campus Ale to his cause, though I am sipping one right now, and well, I feel like an 18 year old trying to drunk on a Friday night. Tastes like Canadian/Carling/Bud/Blue any mass produced, slightly sweet, crap beer. If those college kids want to get in the microbrew market, they best start producing a beer that excites the taste buds.
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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013

    Big Hustler passed me with some serious steam on the double track. Unfortunately he was sitting on the side if the trail trying to fix his machine not too long after. It was great to see so many fat bikes out. I think we need to rally up and request a fat bike category for next year.

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    Good rip boys, ended up doing a 1/4 lap with Unglued / made it to the podium - wicked event

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrbeaAbsalon View Post
    A big thanks to the SHCC crew for putting on another stellar race. It felt great to put a number plate on the front of my bike again.
    Now you can go back into retirement.
    (and continue lurking on this forum)

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    Well, now that the OV mostly left my body, I can clearly say that this was awesome. Best race and after race by far. The course was challenging, the keg of Wellington was a nice touch and the OV on tap was plentiful and cold. Nice to see so many MTBR people and Mr. Unglued, I wish you good luck in your new polo career.

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    What a way to start the '13 season.

    As most people who know me (or who read the drivel that Osokolo posts) are already aware, I have lost a little bit of weight over the off season, and have stepped up the training a bit. This was the first race for the New Improved Unglued. Of course, I did my best to shoot myself in the foot by catching a cold from Unglued Jr. and drinking way too much beer the night before the race. Undeterred, I pumped myself full of Tylenol COld and Flu and, well, Tylenol, loaded the bike into Project X-21 (I name my cars), undeterred by X21's on board thermometer telling me that it was -12.5c outside and I was off...

    My ride of choice for today was Lemmy, my Misfit dissent (I name my bikes too), with Racing Ralphs. No studs. Hard to think of a bike less well suited for a winter bike race (see how the excuses have started already - in the previous paragraph, for those of you keeping score). I rode the first couple of km of the course, mostly to keep warm, and found it much akin to wrestling a greased pig. In the snow. While greased myself.

    On the start I found myself with Louda, the Vegan Vagabond, someone who used to be a lapdog but bailed (boo - you know who you are), and some guy from New Zealand who was really, really fast. Louda was also on a singlespeed, and VV (that's not a W) was on her fatbike, as was said former lapdog. As the first corner was essentially a skating rink, I decided to hang back and watch for the inevitable crash. Louda, thinking she was still on studded tires from the icicle bike race the night before did not disappoint and went @ss over teakettle.

    The first km was like wrestling a greased pig, on ice, but twice as fast as last time. Not sure how I made it through. There was a left-hander downhill which was slick ice, but armed with knowledge of the correct line (thanks VV) I somehow made it rubber side down, and kept rolling.

    A little further up the trail, I passed Louda and Really Fast Kiwi again, who had snuck by only to ride into a tree and twist her handlebars around. I gave Louda the traditional ECMTBR passing @ss-slap as I went by. I think the might have thrown her water-bottle at me in response. Rode over about 100m of really sharp rocks and heard a little hiss from my back tire. Not to worry, I thought, it will seal up and I can keep going. I then found myself in a really tight section of singletrack, with Louda on my tail. She asked me if she could get past, but as there was beer on the line, I politely told her she would have to earn it. She then told me to "f*** ride faster, then". Did I mention that Louda is one of those cool, reserved Grace Kelly types?

    Anyway, I took her suggestion to heart and rode faster. She was "kind" enough to point out that my back tire was near flat but as I was hoping she would slap my @ss when she passed me, I opted to keep riding. Rather than slap my @ss, she darn near elbowed me off the trail (she's pretty bad-ass for someone 90lb soaking wet) and was off.

    By this time, I was in the second half of the field and my back tire was so flat it was slowing me down. I stopped, put some air in from a CO2, and then spent 3 minutes struggling to put my gloves on while my tire was busy not sealing. I set off again into the woods, where there is some nice, fast twisty singletrack. Well, at least it would be fast if I wasn't riding on a flat tire. I stopped again to dump some air in, struggled with my gloves, and the tire finally sealed.

    By now, Broadwayline was on my back wheel. He's pretty fast. As I actually could handle my bike we had a really fun rip around the last 1/4 of the lap, before he went around on the road (he has gears, OK?). I was home, but my lap time blew due to the mechanicals.

    I went out again, shaved off 2 minutes, but was losing concentration and entertained RKJ and CptSydor (studded tires and fatbike) by riding the singletrack in the woods like a complete newb. I also managed to yardsale on a completely flat and wide-open section of the course about 50m from the finish line (good thing the cameras were off).

    At the bar, my draw prize number was called. On the basis that the biggest prize must be the best, I selected a Commuter Hat System. This is a bike helmet with three different hats which go over it, the coolest of which is a herring-bone patterned cap. It is so ugly it will be worn ironically on the occasional Tuesday night at Albion Hills, for all tweed rides, and if I ever take up dressage. Louda, please post the pictures....

    All in all, a good day. Thanks to all at SHCC for putting on a top-notch event. Well done!
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    Great RR Unglued. Token picture of our new Horseman.

    Straight outta Rossland

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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013

    Great race report Unglued. I'm too lazy to type those out anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkj__ View Post
    Great race report Unglued. I'm too lazy to type those out anymore.
    Yes, a great race report. I unfortunately got sidelined with a 24 hr flu and was not able to race. I did make it out Sunday morning to take some video which I will post up when I get a chance.

    Got some interesting footage of various technique used on that first steep downhill including most of the members of the smackdown I was supposed to be in piled up in the corner.

    Looks like I missed a fun race but at least I'll get to ride the course on our Wednesday night ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaddog View Post
    Yes, a great race report. I unfortunately got sidelined with a 24 hr flu and was not able to race. I did make it out Sunday morning to take some video which I will post up when I get a chance.
    So everyone is aware jMaddog is responsible for conceiving the idea and securing the garage with the wood stove. So big kudos and +1 Rep to you Jamie.

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    BIG thank you for supporting FROSTBIKE v2013.
    It was great to see so many of our MTBR friends.

    The SHCC hopes everyone enjoyed themselves yesterday.
    Official Race Results will be posted very soon so please stay tuned.

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    FROSTBIKE ~ Lost & Found

    Found at the Starting Line;
    Blue Coat

    Found at the City Tavern;
    Black Gloves

    post up to claim

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    Some great pictures taken by Philip deVries of the SHCC.
    Enjoy.

    SHCC Frostbike

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    Some of the best photos from Sunday.

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    Great pictures of a really fun race. How did you copy the pics off his site? Are they for sale?

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    Great race report! Sounds like it was a hoot as usual!
    Please enjoy seeing this terrible collection of me - something wonderful is about to happy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrss13 View Post
    Great pictures of a really fun race. How did you copy the pics off his site? Are they for sale?
    The photographer said I can send out a copy.
    PM me your email and let me know what plate numbers you want.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaddog View Post
    Yes, a great race report. I unfortunately got sidelined with a 24 hr flu and was not able to race. I did make it out Sunday morning to take some video which I will post up when I get a chance.

    Got some interesting footage of various technique used on that first steep downhill including most of the members of the smackdown I was supposed to be in piled up in the corner.

    Looks like I missed a fun race but at least I'll get to ride the course on our Wednesday night ride.

    Here's the video I made. Mostly at that first downhill corner.

    Frostbike2013 - YouTube

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    Quote Originally Posted by jMaddog View Post
    Here's the video I made. Mostly at that first downhill corner.

    Frostbike2013 - YouTube
    Pfft, those guys were hardly even trying! I've ended up so far in the woods on that corner that entire waves went by before I could dig myself out!
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    Here's a nice shot of CptSydor showing Unglued and myself around the course.


    Photo by Philip de Vries
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    Official 2013 FROSTBIKE ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race Video

    This really captures the essence of the event.
    It is more than just a race.
    THANKS ADRIAN!


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    The Frostbike ~ Winter Mountain Bike Race 2013

    Unofficially the dog won the race...
    "Go till I blow..... chunks"

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    The ending is so amazing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thedumbopinion View Post
    The ending is so amazing.
    +1
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    Kudos to the SCC, looks like it was a great event. Really impressed with what the club has managed to accomplish in a few short years.

    Hopefully I'll be able to get out for the race someday

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