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Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Transcend, May 28, 2008.

  1. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Just rolled into Andorra. This place is pretty nuts and very Euro. Course inspection today. Gonna be a gongshow in the mud.
     

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  2. cesar_rojo

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    hehe! We're lucky to have rain here in spain... I'm probably going up there on saturday, hopefully weather stays calm...
     
  3. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    Gongshow? In the mud, 2nd to 10th may be a gongshow....
     
  4. ronan

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    So it's muddy/wet then? I can't get up there till Friday (work). It's been really wet here in France but sometimes it's still dry up there. Hows the temperature? if the sun comes out it dries up really quick
     
  5. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    It's wet for sure right now, we aren't doing the course walking today due to that I don't think. Instead we are doing a cribs episode at Ced's. He has an elevator.

    Good news. As of 5 minutes ago, freecaster.tv will have exclusive broadcast rights for the world cups and worlds in the USA. No more crazy pirate feeds or proxies.
     
  6. Damo

    Damo Short One Marshmallow

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    WTF does he need an elevator for?
     
  7. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    No idea, but elevators are cool. We are heading over after lunch.
     
  8. ronan

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    if you could afford one why wouldn't you?
     
  9. Mike Buell

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    andorra is pretty sweet, big hectic resort type city in the middle of a tight little vally with huge mountiains on all sides, rode the godola up earlier to check things out, mt looks like a ton of fun supper glad i packed mud spikes, supposed to rain all weekend. just hope those along with my bike and rest of luggage manage to make it befor practice starts tomorrow, thanks American and iberia airlines.
     
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    Like this?

    Cedric Gracia Gong Show
     
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    I'll be there as well on Saturday morning...hope the weather improves a little...but yes, it's going to be muddy...it hasnt stopped raining here in Spain for 3 weeks...but the Vallnord soil is quite good and drains a lot so maybe if it stops raining for a while it will be fine...
     
  12. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    It's supposed to rain non stop through Tuesday. That said, it is cloudy but not raining out now. It's nice and dry here in Ced's bar. If you are in Andorra, make sure to stop by on Sunday for the Freecaster/Redbull/Furious party at the Podium Cafe (next to the gondola building).
     
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  13. donkeyWC

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    excellent news and good work!
     
  14. luiz carlos

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    Fraser.....Is Bryceland out of this race?????
    I didn't see him on start list.
     
  15. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    I am assuming Josh is still recovering from his injury at Maribor? Not 100% sure though.
     
  16. ronan

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    Can you sneak any pictures of the 4cross?
     
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    SuboptimusPrime Turbo Monkey

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    Very exciting news. Thanks!! :cheers:
     
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    Sorry, I don't have any pictures downloaded yet onto my computer, but all I know is the course is huge and gnarl! Its gonna be a great race! Just spoke with Ross Milan and after a 2nd place tune up in a IXS race, he is telling me he is going for the win! However, don't count out Rudy Unrau! His first reaction of this European beauty of a course was of him urinating himself like a scared puppy!

    The downhill is looking real good, a mixture of a lot of terrain, much different than most WC courses, reminds me a lot of courses in Colorado, utah and new mexico. I sure hope my bike shows, as well as the rest of my baggage!

    Pics to come!
     
  19. ronan

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    I was hoping the 4cross would be good! last year was so mellow it was like going down a road.
     
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  21. ronan

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    start of the old fun track joining onto cedric, best of both worlds :)

    can't wait
     
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    Ditto. Bike in bike out is the shiznit :biggrin:
     
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    yup bryceland is missing this race for sure...
     
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    How much padding?
    Damn!
     
  25. ronan

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    it's practise today right?
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Practice is on now.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    Sun is out for now...

     
  28. ronan

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    where are the videos from last night?

    the freecaster links on your website don't work, they're adding an extra _ to the end making it invalid.

    do you have any pictures of the track?
     
  29. Transcend

    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    The videos are having issues being uploaded. Apparently the internet forgot Andorra. I'm getting about 7k/sec max here at the press center. even photos are taking ages to upload. Lame. Looking into getting a 3g cell card today.
     
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    Transcend My Nuts Are Flat

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    This photo is so Moto!
    Great Shot Trans
     
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    I'll be arriving on saturday morning, it should be a good show.
     
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    is there going to be a practise video?
     
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    Start List? Where can that be found?
     
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    There's a link on the front page of the UCI website.
     
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    Hill will not win this race.....
     
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    Looks fun!
     
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    Acadian Born Again Newbie

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    they didn't have any binoculars - that's probably why ;)

    anytime...let me know if you have any more questions.