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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by fortenndu, Apr 30, 2008.
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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Rain, rain, go away. It will make for great filming, that is for sure.
I'm heading out friday. Cant wate
racing in the rain at Plattekill is like a right of passage for downhillers.
I agree, but at 36 and living in the east, I've done my share of racing in the rain- I'm grandfathered!!
I'll be filming too, I'm super stoked!
shut up and ride!!!! :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:
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
i wish i could go
both times i raced there it had rained lol. ill be there racin on sunday, if it rains.
I don't think I've ever done a race there when it DIDN'T rain at some point throughout the weekend.
Last time there was a dry race: May 2007.
ahhh you guys know the motto:
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.
Ahhh, the June 2007 race! I never saw clouds move as fast as they did on that day, though a tornado was coming in!
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
First race of the season at Platty?
I wouldn't miss it for anything! :beerjam:
heading out tomorrow afternoon, can't wait! not racing if it is a **** show, just getting silly drunk
Yo Kenny Jcook90 needs tons of advice.
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.
I seriously can't wait such a fun course.
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
Good point, and it's muffin's camera
this is a horrible, horrible, horrible idea.
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
I'm leaving in the next 30min or so. See all of you there
Bring the rain gear
Rain gear? packed.
Mud tires? packed.
Extra shoes? packed.
EZ up? Hmmmmm!
Could you bring a extra set of mud tires for me?
See you Saturday!
The reality is that there is so much rock at Platty that mud tires are generally useless! see ya Sat! - Jim
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........................
brakes are useless anyways!
but yea, if you can race platty in the rain, you can race ANYWHERE.
aahhhh Platty is easy in the rain. I pray for it every race.
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.