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    May 20th race: Coyote Classic

    Wanted to post (on several applicable forums) info regarding the 5th Annual Coyote Classic just outside Boise, Idaho. Davey says the course would be sweet on a SS....but I can barely do it on my motorcycle let alone a 34x17, hahaha. Maybe the likes of Flip, SJ and Earthpig will show up???

    FYI, I was the lead moto for last year's pro race, and Eric Jones (out of SLC) caught me in the rocky and tight singletrack; I was looking at the pretty birds and thinking of excuses why I didn't race, and next thing I know he's giving me a polite heads-up to get it in gear. Anyway, it's a fun event. Hope to see you there!


    5th Annual Coyote Classic at Avimor
    May 20, 2007

    Registration is 8 - 9:45am race day or 6 - 8pm Sat. evening at
    course site. Start Time is 10am for pro/semi-pros with other
    categories starting in 1 min. increments.

    Where?? 15 mi. from downtown Boise. Take Hwy 55 north towards McCall.
    The course is located on your right about 5 miles past the Shadow
    Valley Golf Course. Entrance through green gate.

    The event is a gritty, brutal and FUN combination of high-speed
    double-track fused with lung busting granny gear climbs and technical
    singletrack twisting through sagebrush and creek crossings. Pros will battle for a $2500 cash purse prize.

    Cost: $5 for Trailblazer (youth). $35 other classes day of race. Pro
    and Semi-Pro are $50. $10 discount with NORBA annual license.

    Visit www.knobbytireseries.com for more info.

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    I'll be on a SS...Anyone have thoughts on gearing for the course.?

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    I've never raced before. Would this be a good one for a first timer? I'm as ignorant as they get when it comes to racing but sounds like fun! Hit me up if you've got any advice for me. In the mean time, I'll do some more looking into it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracka
    I've never raced before. Would this be a good one for a first timer? I'm as ignorant as they get when it comes to racing but sounds like fun! Hit me up if you've got any advice for me. In the mean time, I'll do some more looking into it.
    The Coyote Classic has a beginner's loop that is incredibly fun. It's safe and challenging and definitely worth your entry fee! It begins with a fireroad section then dives off into a little downhill toward a twisting singletrack section that snakes through the sagebrush back toward the spectator section.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cracka
    I've never raced before. Would this be a good one for a first timer? I'm as ignorant as they get when it comes to racing but sounds like fun! Hit me up if you've got any advice for me. In the mean time, I'll do some more looking into it.
    Coyote is a great race. Depending on your fitness level even the sport loop isn't that bad. Mostly an up and down double track road leading to a Hulls Gulch like descent along a stream bed with a moderate climb out back to the start. Keep an eye out at knobbytireseries.com, they usually let everyone know when the course is open for pre-riding. That is the best way to find out what level you want to ride. Good luck.
    Ride the bike.

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    Would it be do-able with a 36T front chainring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DelTaco
    Would it be do-able with a 36T front chainring?
    Depends on what you've got in the back.


    Also, in two weeks there's the Barking Spiders race which is held just south of Nampa in Owhyee County. The course there is friendly to first time racers, and single speeds.

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