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    2012 PRO XCT Race at FLAT CREEK Ranch

    For those of you from Texas you may have ridden the fantastic trails at Flat Creek Crossing Ranch..not to be confused with the also great Flat Rock. We've moved the kick off of the 2012 USA Cycling PRO XCT event to the ranch.

    LIVESTRONG Reg is open if you care to use event as a fundraiser, and regular registration will begin Jan 30 on Bike Reg. We'll update when regular reg opens and we will have some days before event where non racers can come pre-ride. The ranch is private land and not open unless specified so thanks for your patience and support.


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    Getting lots of questions on non-racer Pre-rides...as of right we're planning pre-ride days for ANYONE that wants to come--the tentative dates for those rides are Saturday Feb 25, and then again on Thursday March 1 and Friday March 2.

    We may have one more day but have to sort out permissions from FCR/Child Inc. In the past we've used Bike Reg to set these up and likely will again, will post here when we do.

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    Standard Race Reg is open here. Also, if you're NOT racing stay tuned for more info on the rides we'll have for non race days that are going to be open. Flat Creek Ranch is great trail, been a while since it's been open to the public but lots of hours have gone into getting the trail ready to ride and race.


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    *wishes he was going to be in Texas on those dates*
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    I'll be racing. Looking forward to it.

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    Good luck, and thanks for coming out to race...

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    SO pre-ride days open to non-racers are Feb 25 along with March 1 and 2, pay at the gate.

    Come watch the pro's Saturday March 3, Just a of the names, also a kick off party at shop march 2 with free beer and pro riders


    Plaxton
    Horgan-Kobelski
    Schultz
    Kabush
    Sager
    Harlan
    Ishay
    Sneddon
    Paxson
    Craig
    Decker



    Women

    Gould
    Irmiger
    Batty
    Prendel
    Emmett

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    The guys at my LBS told me about this yesterday. I'm going to try and get out there for the non-race days to check it out.

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    Thanks...


    Katie Compton and Kelli Emmett just signed-on too. Fields getting more and more stacked. Ranch is great central Texas Singletrack, if you scroll forward on photo series, you'll see just a few pics of trail and the race from 2003ish


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    I heard Contador is racing since his schedule just opened up.

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    Nice one...

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    Allright boys and girls, a little taste of what's coming up. Course is in good shape, cleared, trimmed, etc...

    Pic 1 is Start, pic 2 is where you'll go into first singletrack on start loop, pic 3 is where you'll come out into start loop passing zone, pics 4 and 5 are good examples of singletack, rocks, ledges etc.

    PLENTY of fast, open sections mixed with singletrack, have good tires with some sidewall strength. Course is really fun, a real MTB'ers race course.
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    Thanks for the pics teo, looks like fun. Will my race registration get me in for the pre-ride on Friday March 2 or is there a separate registration for pre-ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by WrecklessREX View Post
    Thanks for the pics teo, looks like fun. Will my race registration get me in for the pre-ride on Friday March 2 or is there a separate registration for pre-ride?

    No need to register for pre-rides anymore, they are just show up and pay at the gate, in your case Friday you won't have to pay a pre-ride fee. There is parking.

    IF you came to the 25th there are fees

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    Looks awesome!

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    any word on distances for Cat 1-3 yet?

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    Looks Like a cool place to have a race ! Hope peps post Pic's of it !!
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Here is a page with Pre-Ride Info for this weekend

    2012 Subaru of Georgetown Mellow Johnny's Classic: Pre-Ride February 25


    Category 3 Race Distance 8 Miles
    Category 2 Race Distance 15 Miles
    Category 1/Pro Race Distance 22 Miles

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    Can't wait!! I'm driving in from DFW- has it been raining down there like it has up here? If there's mud- I'll have to swap my back tire.

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    no rain in the central tx area since Saturday(18th), but who know what another week and a half will hold.

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    Twit'n?

    They say trail conditions will be updated on their twitter page, but the link on their blog borks for me.

    So, do I watch this:
    twitter.com/#!/mellowjohnnys

    or this:
    twitter.com/#!/MellowClassic
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    Quote Originally Posted by rl.robertson View Post
    Can't wait!! I'm driving in from DFW- has it been raining down there like it has up here? If there's mud- I'll have to swap my back tire.
    Course is good, will be very nice Saturday

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    Quote Originally Posted by baconismidog View Post
    They say trail conditions will be updated on their twitter page, but the link on their blog borks for me.

    So, do I watch this:
    twitter.com/#!/mellowjohnnys

    or this:
    twitter.com/#!/MellowClassic
    Mellowjohnnys, we'll add @mellowclassic to the tweet but will push through Mellow Johnnys account

    At this point things are good to go no precip since last weekend

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoteoteo View Post
    Mellowjohnnys, we'll add @mellowclassic to the tweet but will push through Mellow Johnnys account

    At this point things are good to go no precip since last weekend
    Thanks, we'll be there with bells on tomorrow at 2
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    When do the gates open for pre-riding on the 1st and 2nd? From what time to what time?

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    looks like 2-4 both days

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    I did a couple laps on the course today. It's pretty awesome. Lots of technical, some short steep climbs, good flowy single track. Its a lot of fun. Looking forward to the race next weekend. Here's a couple links to some video from the preride.

    Contour | Stories | Flat Creek Crossing-Preride
    Contour | Stories | Flat Creek Crossing preride2
    Last edited by 661lee; 02-26-2012 at 02:50 AM.

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    661lee Nice videos
    My new Quote is "don't let friends ride old bikes on DH Trails "

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    Pre-ride hours are now 12-4, just decided late friday, will update site tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by teoteoteo View Post
    Pre-ride hours are now 12-4, just decided late friday, will update site tonight.


    Thank you.

    Also, what is the distance for the Cat 3 10 & U? I'm hoping for a shortened version for the up and coming racers.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by string_wise View Post
    Thank you.

    Also, what is the distance for the Cat 3 10 & U? I'm hoping for a shortened version for the up and coming racers.

    Thanks
    Distances:
    UCI pro ~4 miles, CAT 1,2,3 ~6 miles
    Strava maps:
    Proper UCI MJ's loop
    MJ Classic CAT 1-3 Loop

    I posted a quick writeup on my blog. I didn't ride the 12 and 10yr old loops but I noticed the split-offs and they defiantly skipped a few rocky downhills at the beginning. If the short distances for the adults are any indication, the young bucks shouldn't have any trouble with whatever distances they're assigned.
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    Some vid here from Team Jamis Pro Jason Sager who lived in Texas and raced the course last in 2004. This is UCI loop BUT the UCI loop starts and finishes on the longer TMBRA Loop. For UCI rules we have to have a shorter distance and lap times will be in 16 minute range or faster.

    <iframe src="http://player.vimeo.com/video/37509040?title=0&amp;byline=0&amp;portrait=0" width="400" height="225" frameborder="0" webkitAllowFullScreen mozallowfullscreen allowFullScreen></iframe><p><a href="http://vimeo.com/37509040">Recon lap on Mellow Johnny's 2012 UCI course</a> from <a href="http://vimeo.com/teamjamis">Sager Sports</a> on <a href="http://vimeo.com">Vimeo</a>.</p>

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    Hey, Strava has upped the ante for amateur riders. Win gear by recording your race on Strava


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    Cool that Strava is doing that but now that I turn 50 in Sept I thought the category was 50 and up. 45-54 lol. I think my racing days are over as I never was much beyond 40 of 48 or whatever.

    Wish the ranch was open to ride for an hour or two after the races were over each day... I would love to come out and watch the pros race ..but wont if there's no ride opp for me. I could not make the pre-ride days. And is Batty showing up or what--I didn't see her on the registration list. Would love to see her ride.

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    Batty is racing and will be at Kick off party at MJ's Friday

    So of big name pro's are on a UCI reg list and not on the viewable Bike Reg List, we add them manually, but we have Batty and Kabush to add

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    I raced cat 3 on Saturday. It was very well run and organized. Awesome race. I had a lot of fun and so did my wife and girls (cheering me on and checking out the pros). Can't wait for next year. I got 11th out of 45 in the 40-49 class. Here is a video of the last 2 miles or so.

    Contour | Stories | Mellow Johnnys Flat Creek Race Finish cat3 (40-49)



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    Quote Originally Posted by 661lee View Post
    I raced cat 3 on Saturday. It was very well run and organized. Awesome race.
    nice video good job keeping on the gas

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