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    Pitch Black Singletrack postponed. 9/24 is new date.

    We are officially postponing the race. Tentative date is September 24th. The rain last night was easy tolerable, but today it just keeps on coming. It continues to vary between drizzle and harder rain.

    We hope this does not dissapoint too many participants. We took three factors into account with this decision:
    1. Safety of the participants
    2. Trail Stewardship
    3. Quality of the event

    We figured we struck out on all three counts. Hope to see you the 24th.

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    This was a hard decision to make. Major bummer as this is probably the first weekend of the entire riding season that CR has been unrideable
    These trails handle rain really well. Deep rutting of trails should not be an issue, but they do get very slippery. The solid cloud cover and the all-day drizzle/rain that has been going on since about 10a, we figured the trails would not have any time to dry up. Combine that with all the the rain that is still coming, and the fact that this race is held completely in the dark, and we figured the safety of the riders could be an issue.
    Add that to the fact we try to be good stewards of the trail (we build the trails we ride and race on). And that a wet, drizzly day and night would seriously tone down on the fun of the event. We figured we would be best to postpone while people still had time to make other plans, and hope for a better go around on the 24th.
    Everyone at CORP and the VBC hope you were not too inconvenienced, and we hope to see you on the 24th

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    Optional Race Time Consideration

    Understanding that the namesake of this race is Pitch Black Singletrack and it is ran entirely at night I'd like to suggest the option of running the 12 hr. race with different start and finish times. My suggestion is 2pm to 2am. This would be a 50/50 split of day/night riding. There would be plenty of night riding to honor the races tradition and it would allow racers some sleep before heading home Sunday. This schedule would be much more convenient since this race is no longer being held on a three day holdiday weekend where most of us previously had Monday off. Please consider this and possibly put the option to vote by 12 hr. competitors.

    Randy Wegener - 12 Hr. Solo

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    Bump for a reminder! Coming this weekend!

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    Great Race Guys! The course was super fun, challenging, and well marked. Let's try to get some nicer weather next year though.

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