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    SSWC is a joke

    How the fock do they ever expect to have any credibility? It's obvious to me they picked through the applicants and handed out registrations on that basis. How do I know this? I submitted at 4 seconds after 12 and Russell submitted 90 minutes later. He got in, I didn't.

    I wouldn't go now if they held it in my own yard.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    Sour grapes? True, there might several spots set aside for known ultra competitors, but with as many as 1000 or more (maybe double this many) people hitting send within micro-seconds of one another, it's hard to say how the majority of entrant applications were catalogued by their computers. Perhaps it was random, maybe some logarithmic formula? One thing's for sure - whomever wins has credibility.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulie
    One thing's for sure - whomever wins has credibility.
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    A past winner is a teammate, so I know the best show up. It still doesn't change my opinion or perception of what went down.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    i'm hopping mad and i'm not going to take it!

    to protest- i'm going to take a couple three kegs of beer to this race and just GIVE IT AWAY!

    that'll show these guys! that AND i'm taking my GoldSprints set up and i'm gonna run sprint races! think you're a bad ass Mr. SSWC08 participant? i'll show you a whole new level of pain. i'll fix you!

    ever done a 1000m standing start sprint? you think your gonna suffer during your little single speed spin around some park!?

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    Go Ride N E ways. Or have your own ride.

    Why don't you try to sneak into the race?
    Make up a knock off plate and slip under the ropes when the peleton passes by.
    Kick some A$$ and make a mockery of the whole thing.
    Better yet hijack a # plate from some undeserving contestant and take it to the podium on your ride.
    Then you could actually have it in your back yard next year.
    Or maybe you could organize your own SSWC. That should be easy enough.
    But I think you should actually have Qualifiers. So then only the best would be there and not the lucky ones.
    Sound like a plan.
    Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by datenschwanz
    i'm hopping mad and i'm not going to take it!

    to protest- i'm going to take a couple three kegs of beer to this race and just GIVE IT AWAY!

    that'll show these guys! that AND i'm taking my GoldSprints set up and i'm gonna run sprint races! think you're a bad ass Mr. SSWC08 participant? i'll show you a whole new level of pain. i'll fix you!

    ever done a 1000m standing start sprint? you think your gonna suffer during your little single speed spin around some park!?



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    yep, erm 1m 5.9 secs if i remeber correctly, wanna race..........

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    this thread is a joke, and anyone who contributes to it in away that is aiming any gripes of "boo hoo, i didnt get in" then, please, pick up your dummy, ball, whatever you have thrown, and go home........................................

    get over it.

    if i had not of got in i WOULD NOT be making an arse of myself on here sulking about it.

    but i did, so there.

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    The organisers are brilliant.

    They seem to have found a formula for excluding whiners and crybabies.
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    Nope, only evidence that there are a lot of whiners (and people who find themselves clever) that spend their time posting on the internet: shocking. This doesn't show that those who got it aren't whiners since why would they whine, they got in.

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    We could try this as a remedy...

    As with the BSC the current format has "controversy" so let's have a few qualifying races.

    Oh wait, that's what road, 'cross and multispeed disciplines have, and they're all UCI sanctioned.

    So instead of simply getting on my bike and beating all you flakes who have a system for registering on your computers, I'll just wait for for the UCI to do it right.
    Authorities speculate that speed may have been a factor. They are also holding gravity and inertia for questioning.

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    I am not going to complain about not getting in, because I will just go do something else, but the original poster is correct. The selection process obviously didn't have anything to do with first come, first served as in years past (or as their email stated) it was more "who do we want to come" or something to that effect. I put in about a minute after it opened, my roomate more than half an hour later. He got in, I did not. A little transparency would have been nice.

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    There was no selection process you frickin' cry baby. I had 2 friends get in and 4 friends that didn't and none of us know any body on the "inside". It seems we all clicked at the same time. If your such a bad ass 1 speeder and all about regimented competition there is already an event for you. It's called Sea Otter. Trust me, your way to constipated to enjoy yourself down Napa anyway.

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    Take a deep breath...


    I am just speaking to my personal experience (assuming that was directed at me) and I said I would do something else. I am not whining, frankly I couldnt give a **** I didn't get in. I put in, didn't get in and it isn't that big a deal. Speaking to my experience it seemed like a bait and switch. I was pretty stoked about sswc08 because my experience at sswc07 was really good. If I had known/thought it was gonna be random, or by selection I really wouldn't have given it a second thought but it wasn't billed that way so I was a little surprised.

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    you guys are so funny, transparency, fairness, qualifiers, ?, next thing you'll be asking for dope tests...

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    Whoa...

    "The selection process obviously didn't have anything to do with first come, first served as in years past (or as their email stated) it was more "who do we want to come" or something to that effect. I put in about a minute after it opened, my roomate more than half an hour later. He got in, I did not. A little transparency would have been nice."

    Yeah, the organizers knew all 350 people who got in; hell, they probably slept with the sisters of all 350! AND, they knew the other 450 who tried unsuccessfully in the first 7 minutes, and didn't let 'em in cuz <i>their</i> sisters are either ugly or uptight.

    Just a guess.

    No, I didn't make the cut, either. And yeah, I'm not all that happy about it. But it's over, Johnny...time to wipe up the tears and move on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM
    you guys are so funny, transparency, fairness, qualifiers, ?, next thing you'll be asking for dope tests...
    next year you need a positive weed test to get in!

    suhweeeet!

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    what i *should* have done was register as a woman and i would have gotten in... i would have shown up in a wig, tutu, and all (which i was planning on doing anyhow...). oh well... next time....

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    Quote Originally Posted by grislybikegeek
    There was no selection process you frickin' cry baby. I had 2 friends get in and 4 friends that didn't and none of us know any body on the "inside". It seems we all clicked at the same time.
    This is precisely why everyone is freaking out. Conspiracy theories develop in silence.

    All of the backlash could have been (and still can be) prevented by a simple explanation on the SSWC web site. People can deal with a computer glitch or an honest mistake. But when you receive an e-mail saying registration was full, and people who registered 30 minutes after you got in, it doesn't add up. That's where the conjecture starts.

    I didn't get in, and I'm bummed out, sure. I haven't flamed the promoters, but I can see where the frustration is coming from.

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    This is precisely why everyone is freaking out.

    Wow, people are really freaking out, really ?, over a bike race ?, **** me

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    It was directed at caffeine powered and anybody else that would be offended.

    Credibility? Are you kidding me? Sounds like you need to promote your own race. Good luck with that. Make sure you get it UCI sanctioned. Good luck with that too.

    Your so frickin' clueless!

    I love the people that piss and moan about the way an event is organized, yet they won't lift one finger to help out or promote their own event.

    Stay home! We don't want your cry baby asses bringing down the event.

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    You guys are effing pansies...
    I didn't get in, so I am emailing Curtis to see if there's anything I can do to help out. Some of my teamates got in (some slower and some faster than me) and I'm stoked for them.
    I love racing, and as of now, only have one mtb, and it's an SS...
    I'm bummed I didn't make "the cut", but c'mon, grow up, or take your ball and go home and play with yourself...
    See you at the race, beers in hand...

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    In April, I will host the 1st ever ENO Galactic Empire SS Championships in my back yard. The Kicker? everyone must register on my iBook and its an ENO only race. In my back yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveM
    This is precisely why everyone is freaking out.

    Wow, people are really freaking out, really ?, over a bike race ?, **** me
    Looks like it from my perspective. Freaking out enough to post hundreds of times about it, yeah.

    But it's good to see you are above that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmrun148
    first come, first served as in years past (or as their email stated)
    Can you quote the email that stated first come first served? I never received/read one of those.

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    Either have a raffle or entry by datestamp (if you're doing it via internet). No picking some and random entry for some and non-datestamp for some. That's called a cooked field. They are obviously too high.

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    Oh well

    I didn't register till 5:00pm mtn time New Year's day, guessing I had no chance, and of course I didn't get in and neither did any of my friends. Besides most of us were too busy having fun ringing in the New Year and didn't want to start off 2008 camped out in front of computer hoping to get in a race that isn't until August. Bummer for those of you who sacrificed their fun to click in at 12:00 and didn't get in. There is always 2009, 2010, 2011... Besides their are a lot of other cool events and races out there; and there is always the fun of showing up at any random race, lining up with geared bikes and sticking it to them.

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    This was posted by the promoter from another thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by velocipus
    The point of doing this on New Year's Eve was to weed out the folks who didn't want it bad enough... If you can't click the "send" button when it's time to click the button... well, you just didn't want it bad enough. sorry for the tough love, but it is what it is.
    It seems there were a lot of people who wanted it "bad enough" and were up and ready to go on time and registered seconds and minutes after the stroke of midnight and yet they didn't get in. It also seems from reading these threads that there were many people who registered hours later and in some cases the next morning and they did get in.

    The above quote very much implies first come first serve even though it doesn't directly say it. It's obvious it was just a pick a choose and that's fine, just make it clear next time.

    Maybe then those who wanted it "bad enough" wouldn't be so annoyed about making the effort after they see that it really didn't matter if you were ready to go when the promoters told you to be ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ernesto_from_Wisconsin
    In April, I will host the 1st ever ENO Galactic Empire SS Championships in my back yard. The Kicker? everyone must register on my iBook and its an ENO only race. In my back yard.
    Will there be "Ernesto Lube Wresting" with playmates after the race?

    If so count me in!

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    fatty

    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Bob
    Will there be "Ernesto Lube Wresting" with playmates after the race?

    If so count me in!
    yes!
    I'll find some burly chicks this side of Wisconsin for some lube-ilicious hanky panky

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    But it's good to see you are above that.

    thanks

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    All this talk...

    ...about having to "camp out" around the keyboard is pretty funny, coming from a bunch of rough and tough single-speeders who seem to act like it was a huge sacrifice and waste of precious time to register.

    It was 3:00 ayem when some of us registered...we "camped out" for maybe 5 minutes, BEER IN HAND (Ommegang Ommegeddan, to be exact) and shooting the usual scintillating bowlshit

    Now, some of us alcohooligans are up at that hour on NYE anyway (okay, NYD at that time, and maybe not quite that late/early), and we're usually DRINKING and BULLSHITTING, just as we did that day. The only difference this time was we had laptops in our laps, and while I can think of at least one other thing I would rather have had in my lap at that moment , a Powerbook wasn' t all that bothersome.

    FWIT, we ALL thought we'd get in--and it came as a blow to those of us who didn't. But the nature of these things is that you never can be too certain. Every now and then you gotta take a beatin'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    SSWC is a joke: How the fock do they ever expect to have any credibility?

    Why did you try to register? These things were true before there were any registration issues.

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    The upper midwest is the center of the SS universe anyway. We have the Wisco SS champs, so SSWC is redundant.

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    I was in bed by 2am on New Year's. I'm an old fart at 23 and just can't stay up all that late like you young folk. Plus I do not want to ever go back to California.

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    Is this too trivial to mention or ask? As usual, there were 4 new years in the US. Are we all talking about the same moment? If it was Pacific time, I can understand how people who registered before Pacific time could be rejected...

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    hey do with singlespeeding what you do with baseball and call a domestic event the worlds ;0)

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    let's hear it for the organisers

    what a chuffin pile o bile !!!

    Curtis and co are prepared to put in the time to organise an event that most folk who consider themselves singlespeeders would want to be part of and it's clear from the outset that they won't be able to allow everyone to take part. Therefore they know from the start they cannot make everyone happy.

    So they go out of their way to advertise when they will accept entries and how many places there will be ....

    Now I'm a Scotsman living in France so was pretty confident I wouldn't be concious at 9am and that if I set an alarm to wake myself up I'd piss off the whole household and ruin any chance of being allowed a jolly in August.

    So I read the rules carefully and took my chance.

    It said : "We will leave registration open until it fills up, maximum riders will be 350"

    i.e. no-ones going to stop them coming in until at least 12hrs after midnight in California when the first organiser regains conciousness after the new year party.

    After that they are entiled to do what they want with the applications so anyone with any sense should have tried to make their entry form stand out .... I did and got in ;o)

    Why the hell else did they have a field entitled "colour of eyes" ?

    For what it's worth I don't know the organisers and have no sisters
    I didn't get in last year even though I did know the organisers AND their sisters - did I whinge ? nah I rode a French event that day and followed SSWC07 through those that were there ;o)

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    there is always SSUSA

    Another SS race to party and play. I think it's a register until full race so there shouldn't be any mystery. Someone might win it and get it in their backyard next year.

    SSUSA

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    I didn't get in. I didn't try to register. I'm still gonna go and have a good time.

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    i think people are just a little crazy because it's winter and the trails are all closed.

    fortunately, riding your mountain bike has not become any less fun.

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    SSWC is a joke.......Good luck to all that got in, your all chumps of the click, click game.

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    I can tell you for sure that they didn't select riders based on credibility, cause I got in. Unless the had an auto accept for anyone from Team Bacon Strip...

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    Organizers are in it for the $. If it was really a championship then there would be qualifiers. If some of the best SSers can't race simply because they can't sign up then is the winner really the ultimate SS champion? Nope, but it's a race and if it sells out with newbs or pros they still make the same amount of $

    Get over it. It's a regular race if there are no qualifiers. Have fun if you got in!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerideAZ
    Organizers are in it for the $. If it was really a championship then there would be qualifiers. If some of the best SSers can't race simply because they can't sign up then is the winner really the ultimate SS champion? Nope, but it's a race and if it sells out with newbs or pros they still make the same amount of $

    Get over it. It's a regular race if there are no qualifiers. Have fun if you got in!!!

    i honestly didnt think anyone could say anything dumber than what has been said previously on this thread, but congratulations, im seriously pleased its worked out like this, as its gonna cost me a lot of money to get to SSWC08, and im sure it will be all the better without cocks like you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
    i honestly didnt think anyone could say anything dumber than what has been said previously on this thread, but congratulations, im seriously pleased its worked out like this, as its gonna cost me a lot of money to get to SSWC08, and im sure it will be all the better without cocks like you.
    Whatever Rock, if it's a lottery then it's not the "best of" now is it? Take any sell out race and there is usually a pro category that allows, or makes room for, as many pros as possible. You're a simple minded person, aren't you? Yep, you're an idiot.

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    maybe its a race ,it could also be classed as an event where some people take it a bit more seriously than others! and it was your comment about organisers being in it for the money that annoyed me! your way off the mark in my eyes.

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    yeah because 350 x $35 makes one person a whole lotta money. Especially with all the corporate backing.

    Me thinks you been doing too many 24HOA events.

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    Organizers are in it for the $
    Really? How much do you think SSWC organisers made last year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerideAZ
    Organizers are in it for the $.
    If you've done the maths and like the returns, then boy do I have a job for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by naegears
    Organizers are in it for the $
    Really? How much do you think SSWC organisers made last year?
    dunno.....guessing at least a case of beer......hangover......good time......stuff like that
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    > How much do you think SSWC organisers made last year?

    a loss I'd guess, but they won't be looking on it that way coz they're init for the lurv ;o)

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    Hit me

    Going going gone
    Now I went to SSWC a long time ago
    Don't you see how late they're reactin'
    They only select and they select who they wanna
    So get the morgue embalm the goner
    They don't care 'cause they stay paid anyway
    They teach ya like an ace they can't be betrayed
    I know you stumble with no use people
    If your life is on the line they you're dead today
    Late comings with the late comin' stretcher
    That's a body bag in disguise y'all betcha
    I call 'em body snatchers quick they come to fetch ya?
    With an autopsy ambulance just to dissect ya
    They are the kings 'cause they swing amputation
    Lose your arms, your legs to them it's compilation
    I can prove it to you watch the rotation
    It all adds up to a funky situation
    So get up get, get get down
    SSWC is a joke in yo town
    Get up, get, get, get down
    Late SSWC wears the big frown

    SSWC is a joke

    Everyday they don't never come correct
    You can ask my man right here with the broken neck
    He's a witness to the job never bein' done
    He would've been in full in 8 9-11
    Was a joke 'cause they always jokin'
    They the token to your life when it's croakin'
    They need to be in a pawn shop on a
    SSWC is a joke we don't want 'em
    I call a cab 'cause a cab will come quicker
    The doctors huddle up and call a flea flicker
    The reason that I say that 'cause they
    Flick you off like fleas
    They be laughin' at ya while you're crawlin' on your knees
    And to the strength so go the length
    Thinkin' you are first when you really are 351st
    You better wake up and smell the real flavor
    Cause SSWC is a fake life saver

    So get up, get, get get down
    SSWC is a joke in yo town
    Get up, get, get, get down
    Late SSWC wears the big frown

    Ow, ow SSWC is a joke



    Get over it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Caffeine Powered
    How the fock do they ever expect to have any credibility? It's obvious to me they picked through the applicants and handed out registrations on that basis. How do I know this? I submitted at 4 seconds after 12 and Russell submitted 90 minutes later. He got in, I didn't.

    I wouldn't go now if they held it in my own yard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RockStarRacing
    it was your comment about organisers being in it for the money that annoyed me! your way off the mark in my eyes.
    Very true, at $35 a pop I was very wrong and take it back. These promoters are not in it for the money.

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    i heard the selection was based on "looks" and the judges came from fashion runway....
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    The Money...

    I can't speak for last year, but I can assure you that no one is getting rich on these, if they are breaking even at all. Bike corporation sponsors generally don't geve money, they give product that gets turned right around and given as prizes/raffle. Insurance, permits, EMT's that stuff ain't cheap and it's got to be paid for well in advance of the entry money coming in. If everyone is lucky and the numbers are right, there's hopefully enough for a niceish (buca di beppo or the sort) dinner for the core group of folks who have been working without any compensation for all of us to enjoy the event.

    Participation, come on, you think anyone with a permanant SSWC mark didn't deserve it. So I take it you've all but locked up your Olympic invite but just can't make it to Napa cause you were cheated out of registration in an evil plot to keep you from your rightful place?

    This whole thing is getting to be ridiculous. Go ride your bike, shut up, drink some beer, and enjoy life. That's what I'm about to do.

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    thread over.

    stop fueling the fire for these idiots.

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    Bloody hell this is getting messy isn't it. The SSWC shouldn't warrant all this mayhem but with everyone seemingly chasing that special something (heaven knows what we're each actually looking for) it is bound to get complicated. This world wide web has made a heap of like-minded riders getting together very easy and very hard I guess. Sorting out who gets a place is tricky and no doubt every year it could have been done differently and better. **** happens. I blame the road blocks in Florida myself. Smell the coffee. Drink the beer. Ride a bike. SSWC is a joke. So laugh. I don't think it helps to talk about it in reference to any other bike race. Not cos it's special, it's no more or less than what it is, what it will be each year, but it has a history (good and bad) and the formula (what there is of it) seems to have worked pretty well. A heritage of sorts that some people respect - each year's organisers for starters. SSWC is dead, long live SSWC.

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    I blame the fact that someone ***racing*** a 1speed - 'that don't make no sense ta me'.

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    SSWC can do what some triathlons do and charge 3 or 4 times the now low entrance fee. Like one promoter here told me, "I'll stop raising prices when people stop paying." That could be why there are so many older tri racers and a diminishing 20-somethings category.

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    can't wait till August

    I got in.
    I felt great! Not so sure now...
    I don't know what criteria Curtis and the crew applied to selection but they have been nothing but gracious and quick to reply to any emails I have sent since the dates were set.
    I would think as it's a World Champs not an event or sport in the USA masquerading as a World Champs (World Series; Superbowl etc etc) they've attempted to have people from all over.
    We love Napa and would have come up anyway (in fact we booked our tickets before Xmas and before rego opened, and they aren't cheap) to experience the event and have a bit of fun.
    It'll be a holiday too with riding in Utah afterwards.
    I'm not an experienced SSer but I love it. We are also running the first New Zealand Single Speed Champs on April 26. www.riderotorua.com. It'll be open to all.
    Most of us were involved with UCI Worlds in Rotorua, NZ, in 2006 and we'd love to run the SSWC down here some time.
    Looking forward to August!

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    Hey everyone!!! I got a Redline Monocog this summer and love it!!! Any tips on how I can get them to allow me to enter me in this race? Also what gears should I use, and do you think clipless pedals will help?

    Peter,

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    Pink tassles on the bike, 16t or 19t depending on the wheel size and SPD.

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    Looks like the organisers did an excellent job of weeding out the undesirables to me.

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    Kia Ora

    Quote Originally Posted by bluedogSS
    I got in.
    I felt great! Not so sure now...
    I don't know what criteria Curtis and the crew applied to selection but they have been nothing but gracious and quick to reply to any emails I have sent since the dates were set.
    I would think as it's a World Champs not an event or sport in the USA masquerading as a World Champs (World Series; Superbowl etc etc) they've attempted to have people from all over.
    We love Napa and would have come up anyway (in fact we booked our tickets before Xmas and before rego opened, and they aren't cheap) to experience the event and have a bit of fun.
    It'll be a holiday too with riding in Utah afterwards.
    I'm not an experienced SSer but I love it. We are also running the first New Zealand Single Speed Champs on April 26. www.riderotorua.com. It'll be open to all.
    Most of us were involved with UCI Worlds in Rotorua, NZ, in 2006 and we'd love to run the SSWC down here some time.
    Looking forward to August!


    Skyline is a lot like Rotovegas. Except, it will be HOT and DRY!
    But, big drops, tech sections. really fun!!!
    But the night life doesn't comapre, at least till the one speeders roll in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick3216
    Looks like the organisers did an excellent job of weeding out the undesirables to me.
    Be more specific please. Who *exactly* are you talking about?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myron
    Hey everyone!!! I got a Redline Monocog this summer and love it!!! Any tips on how I can get them to allow me to enter me in this race? Also what gears should I use, and do you think clipless pedals will help?

    Peter,
    You just did it, forum posting is the key, welcome aboard.

    Remember they speak Italian in Napa so brush up...Also, and this is very impotent, dont forget you will be drinking red wine from your Kamel Package (as potable water is scarce) AND you will be pushing a METRIC gear...now giddie up PETE. may i call you pete?
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    Wow. I didn't realize that SSWC was such a big fdeal. I always got the impression it was more of a piss-up disguised as a bike race, which are about the only kind of "races" that interest me.

    I had that site bookmarked for months and was really thinking about trying to attend, mostly for the chance to drink lots of wine, ride some good trails and meet some people. Now I'm sort of glad I didn't try to sign up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nick3216
    Looks like the organisers did an excellent job of weeding out the undesirables to me.
    Aren't "undersirables" what the SS clique desires? Or do we all of the sudden have a bunch of hooligans, ruffians, hoodlums, delinquents & yahoos can't accept each other? Maybe that's why like-minded prison folk still don't drop their soaps in prison. How quickly friends turn on you. Kiss kiss.

    Love,
    The Other Peter

    ps Myron/other-other Peter: I see you are from Nebraska... I am thinking of moving there and wonder what gear ratio I should use on my '94 Trek 930 convert?

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    Quote Originally Posted by anthony.delorenzo
    I always got the impression it was more of a piss-up disguised as a bike race, which are about the only kind of "races" that interest me.
    It is and they're the only type of "races" I like as well

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