mid-week MTB racing. IN OC!!!

Discussion in 'Racing and Training' started by nekit, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. stinky180

    stinky180 Will make it Reign....

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    get PUMPED UP BEFORE THE RACE!

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  2. genusmtbkr5

    genusmtbkr5 STR Moderator

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    Next Race moved to Tuesday, September 15

    The next Over the Hump race of the series (and this year's finals) has been moved to:

    Tuesday, September 15, 2009, 6:00pm @ Irvine Lake


    • Onsite Bar-B-Q meal for purchase
    • Race winners announced immediately after race, with series points race results and prizes after
    • Raffle to benefit Project Rwanda ( http://projectrwanda.org )
    • 315 racers at the last race, and some great competition.
    Check out what David Whiting wrote this AM in the OCregister.com http://www.ocregister.com/articles/race-bike-around-2547415-mountain-time

    See you at the races. -Matt and John
     
  4. mwhigherground

    mwhigherground Member

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    Minhster and Nekit we got a piece of your hard earned first day trail in, just a slight diversion from the original, so lap times should be spot on, and everyone will dig the change, adds some fun single track...everybit counts. Should relieve the bottle neck drop to the beach.
     
  5. nekit

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    Oh yeah, that was FUN singletrack as I remember it. I was wondering where it was last time. Great to have it back!

    Thanks guys for working hard making great experience at the race even better!

     
  6. minhster

    minhster DNF'd

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    next race is 6 days away... let's make some noise!!! :bang:

    anyone have any strategies for this race? any goals?

    I'm just planning on pushing it this time. Last time I totally just cruised it and wasn't even tired at the end... which explained why I came in last. Pretty sure I can knock off 10-15 mins if not more this time...
     
  7. Permagrin

    Permagrin Hard landing comin' up!

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    I'm really looking forward to this! :bang:
     
  8. mwhigherground

    mwhigherground Member

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    Race looks like it will sell out before the weekend. we've got less than 80 spots, leaving 25 for day of registration. lots of great coverage on the race. mbaction posted yesterday's article at http://bit.ly/OvertheHump1

    We're looking forward to Tuesday, too. Stay for the bar-b-q and awards afterwards at Irvine Lake. BBQ and beverage...perfect ending to a perfect day...and a bit cooler.

    Hans Rey's coming out to kick of the race http://hansrey.com
     
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    minhster DNF'd

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    3 days away!!!
     
  10. davidB

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    bump for tomorrow's race, anyone new getting in?

    I just hope to finally have a good race for once
     
  11. SKINNY

    SKINNY Lube, Ride, Repeat

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    A buddy of mine has signed up new..
     
  12. genusmtbkr5

    genusmtbkr5 STR Moderator

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    Yup, I missed the last one, but I took tomorrow off so I could race this one.
     
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    xhuskr Powered by Guinness

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    I went to sign up tonite and was told it's closed...but I still see this;
    PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT AT 8:00PM

    Less than 36 hours till race star. The air is cool and we’re excited to be out at the course tomorrow.
    Pre-register today, by 8:00pm. We’ve opened 50 more spaces, allowed by our staggered start. PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSES TONIGHT AT 8:00PM, ANY REMAINING WILL BE SOLD AT RACE.
    Bring a sweatshirt and money for BarBQ and beverage. After race awards and raffle winners will be announced.
    See you at the Races!


    So...show up and hope for the best?:?:
     
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    To my buddies, Permagrin, Sabrina, Freekengo, davidB and Rawhead...

    Keep the rubber side down and have a great time!

    Last minute training tip: 4 layer double chocolate cake 3 hours before race time makes the hills flat.
     
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    minhster DNF'd

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    Tops from David Whiting Today...

    Hot tips: It's not that difficult, but watch out for some gnarly off-camber turns after a tough but short uphill. Oh, and flow like water. Sounds weird. But it's true.

    Top secret: Pick someone who is slightly faster and better than you. Then lock in on their rear wheel. Follow their line. You will be amazed at what a great mountain biker you've just become.
     
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    does anyone know how long they are going to keep this series going for?
     
  17. WarPony

    WarPony ...in the meantime...

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    Ennio Morricone still did it better...
     
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    denmother Gone riding....

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    We'll be starting the series again next summer. You can stay posted by our email subscription list on the homepage.

    Thanks and see you out on the trail!
     

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