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Almost time for some crazy Plattekill racing!

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by fortenndu, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. fortenndu

    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

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    I'm stoked, who else is? I'm heading up Friday afternoon, I'll be racing and Jamie will be filming.
     

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    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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    Rain, rain, go away. It will make for great filming, that is for sure.
     
  3. NY_Star

    NY_Star Turbo Monkey

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    I'm heading out friday. Cant wate
     
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    racing in the rain at Plattekill is like a right of passage for downhillers.
     
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    SPINTECK Turbo Monkey

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    I agree, but at 36 and living in the east, I've done my share of racing in the rain- I'm grandfathered!!
     
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    I'll be filming too, I'm super stoked!
     
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    shut up and ride!!!! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
     
  8. jcook90

    jcook90 Turbo Monkey

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    How do you keep a camera dry in the rain? I don't feel like carrying an umbrella.

    Also, from the people who know everything, whats the best section to hike down while filming, ideally getting the pro and expert classes
     
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    i wish i could go :(
     
  10. yuroshek

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    both times i raced there it had rained lol. ill be there racin on sunday, if it rains. :cheers:
     
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    I don't think I've ever done a race there when it DIDN'T rain at some point throughout the weekend.
     
  12. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Last time there was a dry race: May 2007.
     
  13. Eastern States Cup

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    ahhh you guys know the motto:



    better yet!!

     
  14. JRogers

    JRogers talks too much

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    That is literally true for me. I thought I was going to get away with it last year....it POURED about 15 minutes before my race run and kept up for an hour or two.
     
  15. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Ahhh, the June 2007 race! I never saw clouds move as fast as they did on that day, though a tornado was coming in!
     
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    Jim, That was my first race at Plattekill, I was sitting on the lift in the lightening....thinking everything I heard about Plattekill is true

    Rich
     
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    First race of the season at Platty?

    I wouldn't miss it for anything! :beerjam:
     
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    heading out tomorrow afternoon, can't wait! not racing if it is a **** show, just getting silly drunk
     
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    fortenndu Turbo Monkey

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    Yo Kenny Jcook90 needs tons of advice.
     
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    JRogers talks too much

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    Yeah, it was horrendous. Looked a bit crappy on the ride up. Started raining, so I hid under the lift ramp. Course was fairly dry all weekend and in a matter of 15 minutes had turned into something totally different. I had to stop at one point because one of the Platty guys had flipped his quad over in the middle of the trail.

    Got down, hosed off, recovered....sunny and 75 by the time I was cleaned up...of course.
     
  21. Eastern States Cup

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    I seriously can't wait such a fun course.
     
  22. pinkshirtphotos

    pinkshirtphotos site moron

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    just keep shooting till it stops working... i never worry about keeping it dry i just shoot.... i <3 my d40 never had a problem in the wet
     
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    Good point, and it's muffin's camera
     
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    this is a horrible, horrible, horrible idea.
     
  25. BUNKERCHUNKS

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    I'm leaving at 5:30 am for Plattekill to rake, install more trail markers, and tape. We worked damm hard on making this a quality DH course , MORE TO COME!! Glad there is a good buzz going on about this
     
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    I'm leaving in the next 30min or so. See all of you there

    Bring the rain gear
     
  27. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Rain gear? packed.
    Mud tires? packed.
    Extra shoes? packed.
    EZ up? Hmmmmm!
     
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    Jim

    Could you bring a extra set of mud tires for me?

    See you Saturday!

    Rich
     
  29. Jim Mac

    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    The reality is that there is so much rock at Platty that mud tires are generally useless! see ya Sat! - Jim
     
  30. SDH

    SDH I'm normal

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    I still think the most rain I saw in my like was that one July race in early 2000 rained soo hard thaey closed the mountain, postponed the race and the police were not letting off the mountain b/c the stream off of 30 was so high you could not cross the bridges!

    I agree with the dude from abaove Platty in the rain is a right of passage. I do not think to this day I have been more scared on a bike than racing the triple drop course in 99 (or so) in the rain. Brakes were useless........................
     
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    brakes are useless anyways!


    but yea, if you can race platty in the rain, you can race ANYWHERE.
     
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    aahhhh Platty is easy in the rain. I pray for it every race.
     
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    Packed, the cars halfway loaded, the bikes ready, I have my rain gear, just waiting for Jcook90 and then we're off to Plattekill. See you fools there.