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2006 Events.. Let's make a list!

Discussion in 'The South' started by metalMTB, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. metalMTB

    metalMTB Monkey

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    yep, so i'm starting to save up my money for the parts i need for next season and i'll start training in a few months. now i just need some help finding out about all the races in the east. I'm gonna start looking right now but feel free to contribute. I'll just keep editing this post and put the events in order. o yea, downhill only.

    May 13 Massanutten
    May 26-28 Snowshoe Grand Opening Freeride Festival
    June 23-26 Snowshoe Series 1
    July 21-23 Snowshoe Series 2
    August 18-20 Monster Park @ Snowshoe
    August 18-20 Snowshoe Series 3
    September 8-10 Mayhem in the Mountains Snowshoe Series Finals
     

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  2. MikeT

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    MAY
    12,13,14-----ETSU #1
    19,20,21-----Angelfire MSC/ETSU #2
    26,27,28-----US Open

    June
    2,3,4---------ETSU #3
    9,10,11------Sugar National
    16,17,18-----Mt. Snow National
    23,24,25-----Snowshoe #1/Wildflower Rush MSC

    July
    7,8,9--------Dark Mtn./Deer Valley National
    14,15,16----Blast the Mass MSC
    21,22,23----Snowshoe #2/Mammoth National Championships
    28,29,30----Full Tilt at Telluride MSC

    Aug
    4,5,6--------Brianhead National
    11,12,13----Snowmass National
    18,19,20----Snowshoe #3

    Sept
    1,2,3---------Keystone MSC/Master's World Championships
    8,9,10-------Mayhem at Snowshoe

    that was from:

    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=138039

    is there going to be a Massanutten race at the end of may, like last year?

    -MV
     
  3. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Yes racers edge mid atlantic cup as usual i don't know the dates though.
     
  4. metalMTB

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    yea i'm pretty sure there will be a massanutten race, they've had it every year for at least several years
     
  5. SK6

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    How fun is the course? I've never ridden it..
     
  6. metalMTB

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    It's real fast and tight but not too technical except for the last rock garden. Its a fun course.
     
  7. Brunettes

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    I wonder how the Racer's Edge series is going to work around the Snowshoe series, I know for some people making the long haul to some of these mtns is hard to do when its weekend after weekend.

    Mass. is nice, no jumps/drops but a few off camber tech sections.
     
  8. mobius

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    Fast, twisty but not technical at all. Make the turns good and keep speed up and ur set.
     
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    I spoke with Mike Hartlove yesterday about the 2006 series. He has a number of interesting events in the works that should be defined hopefully by late January.

    I would expect a 4 race series.... Mike Calfo is hard at work securing prizes.
     
  10. SK6

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    Thanks! :thumb:
     
  11. mobius

    mobius Turbo Monkey

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    Sounds good. More DS races would be rockin.
     
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    thought i'd keep a list updated for my own reference:

    dh.dcstreet.com

    every mile on the trainer has me dreaming of dirt!
     
  13. BigMike

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    By not technical at all, he means not VERY technical. There are a few spots that can get tricky, its by no means a breeze down the course.

    And be careful coming into the final rock garden, there is a tree right in the middle that is always spray-painted orange, but someone always seriously effs themselves up on it!

    Two years ago Robert hit it and bounced across the trail into another tree. It was not good times
     
  14. metalMTB

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    I never could decide which line was faster in that section....to the inside of the tree (left) or the outside (right)
     
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    This race is Saturday May 13th. Any questions can be sent to snowinfo@massresort.com or call George at 540-289-4954 or 1-888-207-MASS.
     
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    It doesnt really matter to me which i think is faster, because whatever way I take in my practice runs, somthing happens right before the rock garden, and I end up going the opposite way in my race run. :rolleyes:

    And if I remember correctly, if you go to the inside, your wheels stay on the ground/rocks, and if you go to the outside there is that one lip to launch off of. Kind of a catch 22. If you take the inside, your wheels stay on the ground so you can keep up your momentum and pedaling (if you are pedaling there) but you have the possibility of hitting somthing wrong and falling off to the side. I've seen that, and its NOT pretty! If you take the outside, you air over a lot of it which slows you down a bit, but, you are over a lot of the bottom of the garden, and less chance for a screw up.

    That is just from my poor memory and what I have experianced. It may be the opposite of that, please correct me if I'm wrong.


    I've been pretty lucky with that tree, except for one practice when I slammed into it head on with my front wheel and came to a complete stop. I couldn't have hit it more square on if I tried!
     
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    I have no idea as to why, but when I raced Mass last year I had nothing but issues. I ate it going down that first dirt section into the first rock garden with the table rock entrance, no idea as to how that happened. Trail sniper maybe.

    Then I did it again in the trees. Just wasn't my day. I think driving 19 hours with a messed up wrist and two busted ribs, jumping on the bike without walking the course or warming up might of had something to do with it. I was rad that day.
     
  18. RATM

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    Any word on the MAC series races in PA, and MD?
     
  19. BigMike

    BigMike BrokenbikeMike

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    Is there Gonna be a Duryea Race this season??
     
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    Took the outside and was proud of myself for making it to the bottom but just before i got down the slope at the end i hit a rock and got launched over my handle bars.

    Its a very fun course.
     
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    Yeah, that sounds reaaaaaaaaaaal fun! :D
     
  22. RATM

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    Diablo Domination Race #1 - May 21, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #2 - July 2, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #3 - August 27, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #4 - September 24, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #5 - October 8, 2006
     
  23. metalMTB

    metalMTB Monkey

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    during my practice run at mass. (remember this is my first race) I got into the first corner right before you enter the woods, and my tires just aren't hooking up so I go flying off the side into these sharp rocks that are like 2 feet in diamter. I thought it was going to hurt a lot more than it did. It was funny because it was in front of all the people walking their bikes up the hill.
     
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    Its amazing how many people lose it there. I've seen at least 10 a race!
     
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    ^^ I did the same thing first try on a dh course ever...that woke me up.
     
  26. RATM

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    From www.racersedgeonline.com

    Freeland , Md. February 19, 2005 . Racer’s Edge Inc. is pleased to announce the third annual NORBA Mid-Atlantic Cup. One of the fastest growing gravity series’ in the east, the MAC has become known for providing some of the best courses and for challenging riders of all skill levels. New venues have been added and will certainly spice up the flavor of the entire series.

    The 2006 season will deliver a huge increase in participation as the fastest riders in the east gun it out for the cup. To date, the series promises to deliver over $40,000 in cash and product and that number is still growing. Pros will compete for a guaranteed first place prize of at least $500.00 and, for the first time, cash will be up for grabs to the fastest expert riders.

    Series dates are as follows and may be subject to change:

    #1 Va. State Championships Massanutten, Va. May 12-13

    #2 Inaugural Capital Cup Whitetail resort June 23-25

    #3 Pa. State Championship Blue Knob, Pa. July 15-16

    #4 Series finals TBA
     
  27. metalMTB

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    Whitetail snow race is wrong, its the 4th.
     
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    ok fine. thanks though, i'm pretty sure thats the only thing wrong.
     
  30. SK6

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    If that's all, I'll go ahead and make it a sticky.
     
  31. SK6

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    Never mind, dud...:rolleyes: it already is....ok, where's my bear?????
     
  32. RATM

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    This is from the Racesedgeonline website; It's about the MAC race #2, what do you think? I think this is going to be awesome, a chance to have 2 races in 2 days

    The second event is slated to take place at Whitetail Mountain Resort, June 23-25. This will be a three-day event and is the first and only chance to ride at Whitetail in almost six years. The Capital Cup will consist of a “Dual” event as well as downhill. The downhill format will be unique in that we plan to race one course on Saturday afternoon and another course on Sunday afternoon. The champions will be determined by combined time. This format is not absolute and we would like to hear your input, please feel free to email us at theracersedge@comcast.net.
     
  33. metalMTB

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    I wonder where the final race is going to bE
     
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    Just secured! The MAC series final will take place at the all new Bear Creek Resort, in Macungie, Pa. September 16-17. MAC Awards banquet is tentatively scheduled to take place in conjunction with the 2006 Duryea race also slated to take place at Bear Creek on the weekend of October 21st. Stay tuned to racersedgeonline for more info as it becomes available.
     
  35. RATM

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    2006 race season

    Massanutten, VA State Championship - May 13, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #1 - May 21, 2006
    Wisp DH series, RACE 1, May, 27, 2006
    Snowshoe Series Race #1 – June 23-26, 2006
    Whitetail Resort, MD Capital Cup – June 23-25, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #2 - July 2, 2006
    Wisp DH Race #2, July 14
    Blue Knob, PA State Championship, July 15-16, 2006
    Snowshoe Series 2 Race #2 – July 21-23, 2006
    Wisp, DH Race #3 August 4, 2006
    Snowshoe Series Race #3 – Aug 18-20, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #3 - August 27, 2006
    Mayhem in the Mountains Snowshoe WV State Champ. Series Finals – Sept. 8-10, 2006
    Wisp DH #4, September 15, 2006
    Bear Creek Resort, in Macungie, Pa. September 16-17, MAC FINALS
    Diablo Domination Race #4 - September 24, 2006
    Diablo Domination Race #5 - October 8, 2006
     
  36. dink

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    missed a few...

    May6-7 Plattekill

    May 12-13 Massenutten

    May 21 Diablo domination #1

    May 26 snowshoe opens
    May 26 Wisp opens race #1
    May 26-28 US Open
    May 26-28 Snowshoe freeride festival

    June 3-4 Plattekill

    June 9-11 Sugar Mountain, NC national
    June 10-11 Mount snow race #1

    June 16-18 Mount Snow, VT national

    June 23-25 Snowshoe race #1
    June 23-25 MAC - Whitetail race

    July 1 Diablo open 7days a week

    July 2 Diablo domination #2

    July 9-10 Mount snow race #2

    July 14 Wisp race #2
    July 15-16 MAC - Blue Knob
    July 15-16 Plattekill

    July 21-23 Snowshoe race #2

    Aug 4 Wisp festival and race #3

    Aug 12-13 Mount snow race #3

    Aug 18-20 Monster park / Snowshoe race #3
    Aug 19-20 Plattekill

    Aug 27 Diablo domination #3

    Sept 8-10 Snowshoe mayhem race #4
    Sept 9-10 Plattekill

    Sept 15 Wisp race #4
    Sept 16-17 Mac – bear creek
    Sept 16-17 Mount snow race #4

    Sept 24 Diablo domination #4

    Oct 8 Diablo domination # 5

    Oct 14-15 Plattekill

    Oct 21 ? Bear creek

    Nov 6 Plattekill

    the east coast has never seen so much action in one summer.
     
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    Thanks dude! :thumb:
     
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    3/19 shamrock 1/2 marathon, finished 2:51:20 (with no traininng :nuts:)
    4/1 hr adventure spring route (sproute) 9hr/40 mile 13 out of 48 (our second race)
    4/9 downtown classic, crit race (?)
    4/23 poor farm spring cup, 5hr enduro class
    5/7 12 hrs of lodi
    5/13 ye haw
    5/27-28 24hrburn
    6/1 hr adventure tidewater traverse 12hr/60 mile
    rest of the season...who knows