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    Klunker Run!!!



    KLUNKER RUN!!!!


    Based in Palmdale exactly 50 miles north of San Fernando Valley (55 minute drive).


    PRESIDENTS DAY Monday February 15th


    Race starts @ 10am - Sign ups and practice 8am - 9:45am.
    Entry $10 includes race, tee shirt, BBQ and awards.


    4 CLASSES: Cat 1 being most prestigious! Awards top 3 each division! (see below for details)


    Cat 1 - Coaster Brake - No fixed gear - No hand brakes - Single Speed.


    Cat 2 - Department store bike (max retail $199.00) NO Modifications - Bone Stock.


    Cat 3 - Vintage Mountain Bike (1990 or earlier) No suspension - 24 gears max.


    Cat 4 - Single Speed MTB (BMX ok)


    Race will be approx 10 laps - 1 hour race time for the winner.
    Race course is more than 75% singletrack.
    Spectators will be able to see over 50% of the course and encouraged!
    BBQ following the event - plan on sticking around!


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    Directions:

    14 Freeway Northbound. Exit Palmdale Blvd - Left (head west 2.5 miles - the name changes to Elizabeth Lake Road). Turn Right on 25th Street West. Turn left on Ave P-12 (1/4 mile). Follow signs to race start up Ave P-12.

    Seeking volunteers/course marshals.

    What? Single track in Palmdale? Yes people it's true! And we're talking some well groomed, fast, fun, and scenic single track like you've never seen before. Tucked in a valley hidden from only but the most adventurous types is some of the best single track around, you'll have to ride it to believe it. Challenging but not scary, fast but not out of control. Get ready for a good time.

    Each category is rated by difficulty, CAT 1 being the hardest and CAT 4 being the easiest.

    CAT 1: Coaster brake racers.

    The hardest of the hardcore. No hand brakes, no gears, no sense of self preservation! A rider choosing this configuration can have a suspension fork and be clipped in etc as long as the bike is single speed coaster brake only. Click here for exhaustive information on coaster brake mountain bikes.

    CAT 2: Department store klunkers!

    Your budget is $200.00 or less and you'll have to show your receipt upon entering the rally. You can tweak and tune your bike (and you should) as much as you want but you cannot switch out any parts! The bike must remain bone stock for the event. Most big department stores have a very lax return policy (wink wink) or donate it to charity when your done with it.

    CAT 3: Vintage mountain bikes.

    There are tons of old mountain bikes from 1990 or older just laying around waiting to roll on some single track again. Now is the time to dust off that old hot pink rockhopper and ride like your life depended on it. The bike must be 1990 or older, be full rigid (no shocks or suspension) and have 24 speeds max. Click those thumb shifters and get ready for action!!!

    CAT 4: Single speed mountain bikes.

    Single speed mountain bikes of any stripe are welcome. High end, home grown, hodge-podge, or bmx is all right by us.

    This is for fun, bring friends to watch and heckle riders, and don't forget to wear your helmet!!!

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    this sounds like an amazing event

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    this is awesome...im seriously contemplating signing up..is there a limit on numbers of people or a deadline

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    Come out and join in the fun. Dust off that old bike!

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    ... and if we just ...

    Man, I wish i was closer than NY for this one

    I should of bought that Walmart MTB special for 39 Bux when I had the chance..
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    And then you bring it back.

    Wal-Mart
    "What's wrong with it?"

    You:
    "uh..it's broken."

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    And then you bring it back.

    Wal-Mart
    "What's wrong with it?"

    You:
    "uh..it's broken."
    Walmart: Why do you have a slab of BBQ chicken stuck in the spokes??

    Me:

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    Looks like a blast!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill
    this is awesome...im seriously contemplating signing up..is there a limit on numbers of people or a deadline
    sign up is on race day just show up between 8-10, and there's no limit to the number as long as we don't run out of paper plates for number plates we're cool.

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    That sounds like so much fun. I don't think we have anything like this in Georgia, but if so I'd love to do it. Hope it's a great time

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    I think I'm working that day.
    Don't have anything that counts as a clunker for any of those classes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by archer
    I think I'm working that day.
    Don't have anything that counts as a clunker for any of those classes.
    Wouldn't be hard to come up with.

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    Woah this looks like a blast. Too bad I'm from chicago :-/

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    do wallyworld bikes from craigslist count?

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    ahh man, I too wish I was a bit closer than NY; that sounds like a blast of a race and one heck of a spectacle!
    Go ride your bike.

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    Well keep posted as I'll have updates and pics of the aftermath.

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    Here's a video preview of the course:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXlqDXyGc5M

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhill
    do wallyworld bikes from craigslist count?
    sure, I work on this stuff all day long so I can tell if it's OG or not. I planned on bringing out some 25 year old huffy and giving it a sound trashing.

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    i remember they had a coaster brake fully rigid cruiser bike downhill comp somewhere in the mountains im fixxin up a rig for the beach that doubles as a huckable
    life is short STUNT IT!
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    Awesome! I rocked my '89 Rockhopper SS all summer and I've never had so many compliments about my bike.

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    yeah, bring it. I'm thinking my 1980 king sting with rotted snake bellys

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    I would go but I don't think my latest project will be ready in time.
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    Just strip some old cruiser and put all the parts on that frame.

    Here's mine:


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    argh
    i wanna come for the event
    but i got something on during that day!
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    Double book it!

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    Doing secret training for this event.

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    Secret ninja training?

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    Rev,

    how far from Ave P-12 does the course start? I was checking out the google maps... trying to locate the trail...

    let me know...

    peace

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    It's up a ways past the road. We should be able to drive up to the the trail head.

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    Ready for Monday?

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    One of the best races I've ever been to !

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    Course was really fun... great vibe...

    Should do it again....

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    Dammit!
    I just found this thread. I guess I have to wait until the next one.

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    We'll be doing it again for sure. Pics are on the way in the the next week or so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rev106
    We'll be doing it again for sure. Pics are on the way in the the next week or so.
    Thanks.

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    Went to the Klunker run and was late! Everyone was packing it up when I got there, I just did a U turn.
    Went there today and the road was closed. A Joshua ranch trail sign was up saying temporarily closed. I was wondering if this is common? Never ends I tell ya! What a drag.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jimbowho
    Went to the Klunker run and was late! Everyone was packing it up when I got there, I just did a U turn.
    Went there today and the road was closed. A Joshua ranch trail sign was up saying temporarily closed. I was wondering if this is common? Never ends I tell ya! What a drag.
    Golden Eagle was pretty fun.
    Considering the weather today though it might be a bit chilly and windy this weekend even if it isn't wet.

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    That area is never really closed. There are other ways to get there like 60th west and the aqueduct. Let me know next time you go and I'll show you.

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    Cool Run hopefully be able to make it someday .

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    ^ you plannin' on building a 2 speed klunker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sasquatch rides a SS View Post
    ^ you plannin' on building a 2 speed klunker?
    Thats the plan now to find an other frame .

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    Now This is how to Rock a Klunker Run

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    wish i could go but like most people i have to work. Maybe you can plan this on a weekend and i would love to race .

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    my mistake, say the klunker run poster and didn't even notice it was from 2 years ago. When will there be another event ?

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    You'd have to contact Rich at Block Bikes in Lancaster and see if he wants to do another one.

    Next nearest thing is my coaster brake challenge in July.

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