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    Wild Rockies has new owner (maybe old news?)

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    > Hello Racers and fans:
    > > There is big news in Wild Rockies Land. After 19 interesting years
    > > of
    > hosting over 200 events of all kinds, I have handed the Wild
    > > Rockies torch over to Boise's own, Darren Lightfield. Many of you
    > > know
    > Darren; he is a good guy and a mighty fine racer as well. He
    > > will bring all kinds of cool, new ideas to the racing scene. Many
    > > of you
    > have e-mailed me, asking for 2007 dates and I am sorry that I
    > > haven't written you back, but I had to wait until things were
    > > finalized
    > between myself and Darren. As for me, I will be focusing
    > > all of my energy working at MotoTech, a very cool
    > motorcycle/ATV/snowmobile shop in Boise (376-8324), and working on
    > > The Big Nasty Hillclimb. The Big Nasty is slated for September
    > > 14-15, 2007
    > and will pull over 12,000 spectators this year. That
    > > will take care of my promotor's fix for the year.
    > >
    > > Here are the dates for the 2007 Wild Rockies Series. Lava, Brundage,
    > Pomerelle and the Banzai will feature downhill races on
    > > the next day. If you need to contact me for any reason, you can find
    > > me at
    > MotoTech or you can e-mail me at: [email protected],
    > > or call my cell phone at (208) 573-4255. I am planning on attending
    > > a
    > number of races this year and although it is going to take me
    > > awhile to get back in shape, I am going to be there on the starting
    > > line.
    > See you in '07 and get ready for yet another terrific year in
    > > Wild Rockies Land.>
    > Thanks for the memories,
    > > Ron Dillon
    > >
    > >2007 Wild Rockies Regional Championship Series presents:
    >
    > Cross-country, Downhill, Super D, Triathlon events and last but
    > certainly
    > not least, Off-Road running!
    >
    > > 12th annual Barking Spider Bash, Nampa, Idaho, Sat. April 21, 2007
    >
    > > 13th annual Lava Rama, Lava Hot Springs, Idaho, Sat. Sun May 12/13,
    > > 2007
    > >
    > > 19th annual Idaho City Excellent Adventure, Id City, Idaho, Sat.
    > > June 09, 2007
    > >
    > > 16th annual Brundage Mtn Bike Festival, McCall, Id, Sat/Sun July
    > > 14-15, 2007
    > >
    > > 9th annual Pomerelle Pounder, Albion, Idaho, Sun DH only Aug 5, 2007
    > >
    > > 2nd annual Wild Ride XTERRA Regional Championship Triathlon, McCall,
    > > Idaho, Sat. August 25, 2007
    > >
    > > 5th annual Bogus to Boise Banzai and Norba NW Singlespeed
    > > Championship, Sun. Oct 7, 2007
    > >
    > >
    > > A short message from Darren:
    >
    > > I'm excited to be the new owner and welcome all suggestions to make
    > > this
    > company better for the spectator and participates. I would
    > > encourage any information on potential sponsors. I am looking at
    > > making a
    > smaller series from 12 events down to 7. Also there is
    > > going to be fewer classes, which means bigger groups during
    > > competition.
    > As an added incentive to the fastest male and female
    > > Expert, the up and coming professional can expect a cash prize with
    > > their
    > gold medal race win.
    > > I hope to see friends and family volunteer for this awesome
    > > recreational
    > activity, whether you are racing or helping set the
    > > course, there ought to be good times for all. In the end, I'm just
    > promoting a healthy lifestyle and one that everyone can enjoy. To make
    > > it easier on scheduling, I put all the racing on Saturdays for the
    > cross-country events. Now you can count on making a weekend vacation
    > > out of the series. With the exception of the Bogus to Boise Banzai,
    > > which
    > all racing occurs on Sunday Oct. 7, 2007
    > >
    > > Thanks for reading and Happy trails,
    > >
    > > Darren Lightfield
    > >
    > > If there are questions or comments regarding the 2007 schedule, feel
    > > free to call 388-1971. We are open to ideas regarding the New Wild
    > > Rockies Regional Championship Series.
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > >
    > > Ride on-------Darren

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    HOLY ****!! Darren is one of the last people that I thought would head this off. I actually heard that this year the Wild Rockies series was Kaputt. Great to see a rider head it off and good luck to Darren.
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    No good

    Well Its About Time Someone With More Than Half A Brain Takes Over The Wild Rockies, Ron Dillon Is So Disorganized And Sloppy It Made The Event Boring And Frustrating.
    Good Luck Darren Lightfield Your Gonna Need It To Pick Up The Trails Of Pieces Left By Ron Dillon

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    ^^ I was going to say something along those lines. But just didn't have the balls. This is what I said on a bulletin:

    "... Maybe now we can have races that are organized, riders don't sit around for an hour+ at the top of the course waiting for the first rider to go down (Ron Time), SOMEONE THAT DOESN'T GET THE TIMES WRONG!, and not have some fat-ass that sits around collecting our money."
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    Where is his royal highness and lord god uberpro Jon W Gould when we need him to restore DIllon's good name and defend his organizational skills (after he puts the bong down and quits eating pork rinds).
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    Hmmmm.....

    Here is a little something-something to go with that...
    I'm not a big supporter of either series but the fact that there are two race series in town means you have a choice. Survival of the fittest and best. If you don't like Wild Rockies, do the Knobby Tire series (or vice versa). Let your $$$ do the talking...
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    Manchego to go...

    UMMMMM...Fromage....I'll take a 1/3 of a pound to go please.

    Dang you G! That cheese looks good. My revenge on you is to tell you that I had lumpia shanghia, dinuguan, lechon, and kare kare last night. Also had Y'all missed out. There was about 100 or so flips there.

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    Give him the kind with carroway seeds. Let's see if he's got diverticulitis.

    Did you know that in the Netherlands they invented bikes, cheese and tall blonds.
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    Oddly enough, I like all those things!!!

    The demons liked their exorcism today. I hate the full rigid SS. The 34X17 is killing me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbykr06
    ^^ I was going to say something along those lines. But just didn't have the balls. This is what I said on a bulletin:

    "... Maybe now we can have races that are organized, riders don't sit around for an hour+ at the top of the course waiting for the first rider to go down (Ron Time), SOMEONE THAT DOESN'T GET THE TIMES WRONG!, and not have some fat-ass that sits around collecting our money."
    Well maybe those girls that scored would have done a better job if they had the right equipment and some communication from dillon?

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    Love It!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerlife
    Well maybe those girls that scored would have done a better job if they had the right equipment and some communication from dillon?
    That would be the organization part. But that wasn't the only race. He totally screwed up at the Brundage Dh. He messed up nearly 4 categories of riders. Times all wrong and everything. It was frightful sitting in first place and wondering if someone was going to contest my time, especially when I knew that that time was right.
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    Hmmmmmm

    Quote Originally Posted by mtnbykr06
    It was frightful sitting in first place and wondering if someone was going to contest my time, especially when I knew that that time was right.
    This statement seems a little Del Taco like. I smell hypocracy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the Terrible
    This statement seems a little Del Taco like. I smell hypocracy.
    I knew that would come out a little wrong. I just couldn't find a good way to put it. It is not the fact that I was in first place, and I would have been pissed if I lost it, it is that I am a "target" and people may second guess your time to see if you really are the winner. But Keaton got kicked out of 3rd place when one of the people that work for Ron contested if his time was right. They ended up mixing up my entire class, and switching times all around. It pissed me off really that they couldn't get it right the first time. I knew that my time was about right because I was as fast as Nick through the entire course (I know this because I rode behind him on one run and was keeping up w/ him, and couldn't go any faster, and I raced at the same pace), and I ended up finishing 3 seconds behind him, and I bobbled in one spot that took off ~3 seconds on my time. So what I was saying is that the time was right, but w/ all of the confusion going on, I was wondering if they would have thought I was one of the racers that they were going to change the time on. Some peoples times got bumped a whole minute slower than they originally posted. I would have excepted it though if they bumped my time around by give or take 10 seconds, but then again I wouldn't have known this. The person behind me was a 14 seconds behind me, and if they had bumped me more than that I would have been pissed, because that would have put me 18 seconds slower than Nick, and I knew that that wasn't right. I would have cared if I was knocked out of first place as long as my time was right, because that shows that I tried my hardest. Your time shows how hard you worked, and not your position.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivan the Terrible
    This statement seems a little Del Taco like. I smell hypocracy.
    Hey! I resemble that remark
    I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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    No good wild rockies

    I know that Ron changed peoples times, to make them happy,i've heard and ive seen it that is what makes his events a train wreck, along with nothing but the date organized,I've seen him marking the trail 1/2 hr till race time.Hell lava was so screwed up lasr year that they didnt have anyone covering the traffic, and a rider almost got hit.

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    At pomerelle, the beginner course was entirely unmarked after halfway down.
    I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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    I don't disagree with anything that's been said. However, at least Ron was out there putting on these events, taking a ton of abuse, all the while for probably no money at the end of the day in many cases. He fumbled through alot of stuff, got times wrong, started late, and everything else, but dammit, you gotta love the guy for all his efforts for so many years. Good luck Ron with the Moto Tech gang, Loyal is a great guy. You have provided alot of good times and memories (and alot of 'Ron Dillon Quotes" that my riding buddies and I still try to pull off to this day).

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    If anyone recalls, I was not too long ago the only person defending Ron and his work in a previous thread

    That said, there was A LOT of room for improvement...
    I am become death, the destroyer of worlds.

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