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Beech Mountain Race 2 Thread - August 18 - 19

Discussion in 'The South' started by waterdogs, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. waterdogs

    waterdogs Monkey

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    For all things Beech Race 2 August 18-19. Questions, needs, wants, post event photos, etc.

    Bikereg registration (you prob know this):
    DH - https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16405
    DS - https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16467

    Expect to see some Dirt Passion coverage either during or after the event. I will put links in this thread.

    Thanks! See you all there.

    Jay
     
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  2. sstalder5

    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Will definitely be there, debating on racing. Last time I raced was cat b collegiate but I'm faster than that now. My license isn't current so if I buy a day license what kind of category choice do I have? I remember USAC being pretty picky on categories but I'm not going to race if they're going to make me sandbag cat 5 or something.
     
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    sstalder5: you will only be able to race cat 2 on a day license.

    I won't be able to make this one or most likely the next due to conflicts which sucks since I got my upgrade after nationals....LAME!
     
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    sstalder5 Turbo Monkey

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    Cat 2 works. I need to start racing more..
     
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    It's looking like part of the Florida crew will be there..... Hopefully Rocky Knob on Friday.
     
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    I'll be there, looking forward to it now that I got a proper rear tire and a little more riding the last couple weeks.
     
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  7. waterdogs

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    Part of the crew Dave? Is Cory not coming?
     
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  8. DaveBethea

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    No Gary or Cory, so I will be there repping for our crew with some of the other FL riders.
     
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  9. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    I can tell you who sure as hell is gonna be there.



    :D
     
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    DaveBethea Monkey

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    Are we going to see you on a bike hpoefully?
     
  11. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Yes. I will assume my giggle will be heard from at least two counties away. Give or take.
     
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    Nothing like a good time at Beech.. Now i'm headed of to go for a ride to the beach!
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    :shocked: Uh-ohhhhh....

     
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    I&#8217;m planning on going. Never raced DH before, so it should be interesting. Going up Saturday to ride as much as I can and figure out some lines.
     
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    oh yeah, and any pointers would be appreciated. Other than "go fast, dont wreck" :)
     
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    Fixed. To be honest, the Amateur track wasn't that scary when I rode it at Nats last month. Yes, the rain made it dicey in spots but it certainly isn't overly technical. I will say it does require a bit more planning in terms of finding an ideal line though.
     
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    I was there spectating on Sunday but didnt get a good look at the amateur track. I did catch a video on here that somebody posted of their practice run down it. Doesn't look too bad, but I'm a n00b.
     
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    profro Turbo Monkey

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    What are the rules for the ride day on Saturday? I won't need a license will I?
     
  19. waterdogs

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    This one quarter of the Dirt Passion crew will be out there solo (stills, no vid) Sat and Sunday.

    In prep for the weekend, as I always state:
    1. Color is my and your friend
    2. Throw me some style... ride that bike, don't let it ride you
    3. Don't be shy, if you see me say hi.... the more often I see you the quicker I can put names with faces, keeping in mind when your wearing your helmet I might now know who's who.

    Also, if anyone wants to personally give some feedback on the USGNats film we did, I am all ears and will take it back to the rest of the crew. Good or bad, I checked my feelings at the door. I honestly believe we are there to represent you and I will take it seriously.

    Thanks! See you out there!

    Jay
     
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    Oh and if you are racing, please put your number plate on
     
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    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    Snap, Doug returns to Beech!



    You riding the EVO or the KTM? Regardless, if you're not racing on Sunday, I'm pretty sure you won't need a license to ride on Saturday.
     
  22. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    I'll be on the Endruo. I'll have DH wheels for Saturday and XC wheels for Sunday at the RK. First lift assisted DH since last Sept. I'll smell around the pits for your cheap beer and brats. Save a spot for me.
     
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    Wait Doug's back ???


     
  24. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    I wanted to make it back to Rocky Knob but wanted to make a weekend of it. So I thought I'd stop by and get a few runs in. It will be weird doing DH after almost a year. The Enduro will help temper my expectations. I can always blame my lack of skill on insufficient travel.
     
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    Just so you know, that AM track should be fun as hell on that enduro. See ya Saturday!:thumb:
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I'll be in TN on Saturday and hoping beyond hope to come race Sunday. I'll swap states with you for a day Doug. Let me see that UT hat sohz uh cun fit in!
     
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    Video was AWESOME! I didn't make it out to nats but that video gave a GREAT overview. Kudos!
     
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    Second that! If I make it up to Beech it will be early Sunday morning. Family first! Jackson's 4th B-Day party is Sat Night here at the house. Need to be here. Hope I can make it happen.

    Cecil
     
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    after driving 10 hours this past weekend and crashing twice in my race run to finish 5th. i need a nice close to home racen ill see ya all there
     
  30. profro

    profro Turbo Monkey

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    Does anyone know of a place (cabin/hotel/condo) that we can rent where check in is before 4pm? We won't be coming up until Saturday morning but we have a baby that requires a nap in the afternoon. Checked Pinnacle Inn, Smoketree in Banner Elk, and Roan Mtn SP and all have check-ins at 4pm.
     
  31. waterdogs

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    Did you try the Best Western in Banner Elk?
     
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    If you don't find anything else, take a chance at Pinnacle. They let me check in last year at Nats at 1 instead of 4.
     
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    profro Turbo Monkey

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    Taking a chance with a baby nap is dangerous business don't you know? That's like poking a hornet's nest and locking it in the truck with my wife and saying "see ya later babe, I'm going to ride my bike". Even though she gets stung, I'm the one that gets hurt.
     
  34. Jeremy R

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    That why I said IF. I came home from a race one time all smiley faced, and Crystal said, Rowan has been sick all day and just threw up in my hair. Good luck with her for the rest of the weekend. :D
     
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    Does anyone know if we can practice DH til the lifts close around 4:30 (I think that was the time) on Saturday? I saw where they were going to run the lifts all day - you had to buy a lift ticket. But I am hoping that we can just keep on practicing outside of the practice times. Anybody got any info?
     
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    You have it right.
     
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    everything is posted on bikereg.com for times and such. do some research peeps. sheesh.
     
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    Try Four Seasons at Beech. I checked in early morning last two times I stayed there. Not the most posh place, but rooms run $65 if they give a race discount. If I get a room up there that is where I stay.
     
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    I just booked at the Four Seasons and they have plenty of rooms available this weekend and will give a 10% discount. Thus it comes to $163,33 for two nights inclusive taxes.
     
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    Same here. When Charisma was 1 & Cassidy 3, I went to Icycle for an overnighter. All 3 became violently ill in the middle of the night all through the next day. Everybody got magically better as soon as I rolled up.
    Worst part....they lost power during the night. Yeah...dad's can't win. :s