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Angel Fire Burner :: 12-hour Endurance Downhill Race :: Sponsored by Red Bull

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Full Trucker, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Alright I re-birthed an old thread about this race, but really I feel it deserves it's OWN thread with a proper title and some info to get people stoked about going. Check it:

    September 20th, 2008 from 9:00am - 9:00pm, Angel Fire Resort, NM (site of the only North American World Cup in 2005) will play host to a THREE TRACK 12-HOUR ENDURANCE DOWNHILL EVENT of what will become epic proportions! Red Bull has signed on as title sponsor and they're shooting for some big guns to get out and rock the mountain down. You got questions? I probably have answers, but if you wanna know the basic goods head over to the website:

    http://www.angelfireburner.com/



    Seriously, this beyatch is fixin to be off the chain. Ya'll best be there.
     
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    I'm on the ballet!!!
     
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    I hope I can make it down there.
     
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    Pretty crazy, I like it!
     
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    From the racemsc.com forums:

    "Also there will be no lights to rent down here so if you paln on running the last two to three hours of the event you better have a heck of a good lighting system or you'll not be allowed up the lift"
     
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    You sir have never ridden at night with a good light. I am so bummed I can't make this race. The last few hours in the dark are the ones I would look forward to the most.
     
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    Wow Mick Hannah coming out of retirement for this race.
     
  8. Full Trucker

    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Yeah it sucks the lighting sponsor pulled out at the last minute (like, yesterday) for this event... boo hiss for sure. I was stoked too! I checked out their product line and was considering a purchase, not sure if I'll be doing that now. Anyhow, I've put in an email with Angel Fire to see if they can pull together something to help this cause. It's last minute so probably no go, but you never know!
     
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    How about just build a bunch of bonfires along the course? :D
     
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    Full Trucker Frikkin newb!!!

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    Just got a post over on the RaceMSC.com forums from Dave at Angel Fire, looks like they've got it all worked out!

     
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    The more I read about this...the more I'm pissed I have to head back to WI for an undisclosed event. Or its my sister's wedding for those who know me.

    But I can post about it here! Over on mtbr my future brother-in-law lurks a lot and he'll see me rip on him! Nick if you wandered over here, it wasn't your fault, I'm sure my sister picked the date:poster_oops:
     
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    Can't wait. I leave tomorrow night!
     
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    & for more! :) it'll be great to have him back!
     
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    damn i wish i was going! i would have even held a flashlight on one corner! :D
     
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    It would have been suh-weet to have you there, mang. I'm sure I owe you a beer or ten for all the stuff you've rocked for the team, Nema style.

    And what's this about you holding a flashlight? I'dda forced you to race, cupcake, and you and me we'd take at least 2nd in the Expert Duo class! Yeah yeah, nevermind that there's only one other team signed up right now... :D
     
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    Will the mountain be open for non-racers? I was going to wrench bikes for a couple friends and grab runs here and there...
     
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    I don't think so. We have two girl racers riding down with us but they can't afford to race, so they are not even taking bikes because we heard the mountain is going to be totally shut down during the race. But on Sunday, you can ride all day for half price.
     
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    it mentions on the events website that they might cap the amount of riders, does any one know if this is really gonna happen, i missed pre-reg, and am not getting there till tommorw
     
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    Okay I am impatient, any news on the race today? I know most riders are getting ready for the party.
     
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    it was sick... untill my bike turned into mashed potato
     
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    I wonder how many bikes were lost during the 12 hours? 20+ runs at Angel fire is going to be brutal on equipment.
     
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    1. Waylon Smith (Privateering)
    2. Chris Boice (Yeti/Fox)
    3. Willy Warren (Kona)
    4. Joey Schusler (Yeti/Fox)
    5. Dante Harmony (Zumbi/All Mountain Cyclery)
     
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    Soooo sore! It was amazing!
     
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    Um yeah, I'm dumbfounded and amazed on what went down yesterday! A very Long Long day...I pissed like 15 times off the chairlift, Boice changed a tire on the lift, lots of other bike parts were repaired on the lift, did some yoga on the lift, got far too comfortable on the lift! My bike survived somehow. Probably the craziest thing i've ever seen and done! Well done Smith, Boice and Warren, and everyone else...burrrly!!!
     
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    ^Awesome. I'm going for sure next year! Solo!!
     
  27. MFGuy

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    The Burner was great!

    There are some race photos here.

    Also, check out the Mountain Flyer website for a race report and photos, too.

    Peace!
     
  28. Ithnu

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    That photo of a guy sleeping on the lift is awesome!
     
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    I didn't think it was physically possible to do runs all day down the WC course, and I was proved wrong by everyone who beat me, good stuff, very impressive.
     
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    We sent all this stuff off to the powers that be, but I think everyone is heading to Interbike...so here's a quick link to satiate your results needs.

    Official Angel Fire Burner Results

    Sooooooo fun just to watch everyone!
     
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    Anyone have pictures of riders on 255 A,B,C, or D?
     
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    Is this one of them?
     
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    Yeah it is. That's my buddy Dillon. For the most part I'm looking for 255 C.
     
  34. MFGuy

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    I'll check my files and let you know if I have some.
     
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    the burner was awesome! CJ Sports Timing is the best i was impressed all year with their organization but keeping the burner straight with posted updates. wow!
     
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    Wow, that race looks insane!! How did the three different course dealio work?
     
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    The hardest thing I have ever done, think I slept through the last 2 laps. got 25 in... if anyone has pics of #12, solo pro let me know.
     
  38. funkendrenchman

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    One was the world cup course which was the fastest by a couple of minutes. The second was a new DH course which was slower than the World Cup but was still a minute or two faster than the Super D course. And the third was the super D course which was the slowest, but also less tiring and easier on the bike and body. Besides the first run where everyone did the Super D, you could ride any of the three courses.

    I was one of a few people who rode the Super D almost all day long. I was able to get 24 laps in with no mechanicals. Next time, I'll do a lot more World Cup laps.

    It was run extremely well with the exception of the start. CJ timing did an awesome job! The night riding was really cool, especially since most people I talked to had not DH'ed in the dark before. Berms are super hard to judge, as are sandy sections and loose gravel. The road up top was kinda sketch in the dark. You can also see every little pebble you deflect into the air.
     
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    I noticed that. I had the last run on my team, went up at 8:29. It was honestly the most epic bike ride I've ever been on. The really funny thing is that my average time was 23-24 minutes per lap. My lap in the dark was 24.5 with two lights. It was so awesome! I didn't hit either of the road gaps in the dark either.
     
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    Hi. I have a pic of you just going over the road drop on the Supreme DH course. You can see it here.

    Cheers