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A playful poll-- Downieville or Leadville qualifier.....

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by mantispf2000, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. mantispf2000

    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    I'm just going to have some fun with this one. Now, before you reply, yes, I know if I was to win lottery, this question would not even exist. That being said.........

    August hosts 2 events I want to do in a BIG way, Downieville xc and the Leadville qualifier at Northstar. I can only budget for one ($$$ and time off), so which should it be?

    Downieville-- On most bucket lists, about a 2hr drive from home, shortest mileage event of the 2, have done twice (improved time and would like to break 4hrs next time I do it), and let's face it-- just a beautiful area.

    Leadville/Northstar qualifier-- Did last year, hit all 3 goals I set, about an hour from home, longest mileage of the 2, Northstar is where my riding for Alaina began (2003's 24Hrs of Tahoe by Granny Gear), and have a slightly bigger "pull" because of this.

    Cost is about $10 difference. Main hiccup will be time off, as August is a busy month for Tahoe and work.

    What say the RM Collective?????
     
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  2. TheMontashu

    TheMontashu Pourly Tatteued Jeu

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    Downieville, I'm going to be there with sanjuro just drinking beer and hanging out. Definitely a race to do over a leadville qualifier
     
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  3. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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    Leadville.
     
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  4. stoney

    stoney Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde

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    Leadville. Far harder to get into and far more gratifying if you earn the buckle.
     
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  5. TheMontashu

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    He didn't say he was going to do leadville (I've actually got a 60+ customer doing it this year) he just said it was a qualifier.
     
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  6. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    Downieville -- Leadville looks boring(I know you said a qualifier so the scenery is probably better at Tahoe.)
     
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  7. mantispf2000

    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    Ok, however, how will I be able to trust that you 2 will stop me to say "hi" or throw rotten tomatoes at me this time?????
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Party is huge in Downieville.
     
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  9. TheMontashu

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    I would bank on a Hi, and getting a beer thrown to you. Although sanjuro did throw some gatorade on some Dbag at the classic a few years ago........
     
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  10. mantispf2000

    mantispf2000 Turbo Monkey

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    Ok then, shoot me your emails and I'll send a pic of my Voler jersey you'll need to by on the look-out for.....