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Beech Mountain Race 2 Thread - August 18 - 19

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

  1. dirtinmyeye

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    Beech Mountain website:
    "Beech Mountain Resort will offer all day riding on August 18 and September 15, with lift accessibility.
    The beginner trail is complete and expands the resort's offerings to accommodate all skill levels. The lifts will run from 9am to 430pm, with tickets costing $30 for all-day riding. The lift will not only access the downhill trails, but also the Emerald Outback trail system and paved roads."

    bikereg.com:
    "9am-1pm Downhill practice"

    This is why I was asking.
     

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  2. motomike

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    The new schedule just hasn't been updated on bikereg.com. 9-4:30 Saturday.
     
  3. dirtinmyeye

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    AWESOME! Thanks!
     
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    If I buy a day license can I still use my old license number and get my results in the same place? Or will I have to renew my old license to do that?
     
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    Woahhh nelllayy. Is this even a usac event? I just bikereg'd and it didn't bother charging me for the pesky one-day license. Or, have I gotten so slow that they flagged me in the system with a "don't even bother timing" notation?


    Lot camping still kosher? Back to my roots for this one.
     
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    What are current conditions like? Forecast calls for rain and thunderstorms. Is it gonna be really wet or is it like scattered showers?
     
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    Hard to make that out... Is that rain or just clouds? Any idea what this means for the DH? Mud fest or nice and tacky?
     
  9. wildcard

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    Describe the best crash you had or saw
     
  10. sstalder5

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    I fell down a hill head first into the woods this morning going around the rock drop thing right before the last clearing. It didn't hurt but I'm sure it looked bad and it got me real muddy.

    Also, I saw a few guys taking pictures this weekend. Any of #373?
     
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    Managed to stay wreck free for most of the weekend then busted out 2 crashes on my race run. Was definitely a good time, but need to not pressure myself so much during the race and ride like it's practice.
     
  12. waterdogs

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    Thank you Beech Mountain and everyone else involved with putting this past weekend together. I hope to see many more weekends like this one. I had a blast even though I only made it down the mountain with 2 clean runs. I was the guy with the 275 number plate on a green SX Trail.
     
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    cool, thanks eedavis
     
  17. waterdogs

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    Who says the old man can't ride?

    c373R0815.jpg
     
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    That style looks like Herndon. Who said he was old and couldn't ride?

    Sorry I missed the ride day on Saturday. Just couldn't pull it off. I'll plan again for the Sept. version.
     
  19. Jeremy R

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    Yeah man, I looked for ya. Saturday was a fun day. It was slick in the morning and then perfect the rest of the day. You can get in a TON of runs on that mountain now. My whole weekend was a blast right up until 3/4 of the way through my race run, when I destroyed myself. OMG.......OTB......WTF. I think it was just the sport of Downhill's way of saying, "Welcome back Peckerhead! We missed ya out there!"
     
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    Regardless of your unexpected root bath, it was good to see you back at it - and equally swell that your gimp hand bravely curled up in the pit of your stomach to avoid further trauma. Definitely a good sign :thumb:

    Like you said, trails were absolutely mint by noon on Saturday (and great by race time on Sunday), and we hammered out runs until the lift closed. Best day on my DH bike I've had in ages - THANKS as always to the fine folks at Beech for putting together another great event.

    My only request is that they create a Cat 7 class for 41 year olds (with or without USAC blessing) so I can continue my impressive decline into the most conservative, risk averse, rotor melting poon sloth in the SE.
     
  21. waterdogs

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    No doubt Jackelope. I enjoyed hanging with you guys and it was good to see everyone again. The southeast races are like one big family reunion except only the crazy uncles get to go. Can't wait for the next one.

    And Jay, that was awesome and everyone in the entire scene REALLY appreciates what you are doing.
     
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    Thanks for the pic Jay (#211)!
    I was feeling under the weather a bit but was glad I decided to race. It was a great weekend!
    Oh, Tammy has a short video of some of the 3's and 2's down at the finish:
    http://youtu.be/oiw1HX-LVTg
     
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    This may stick in my brain from this moment forward.....:rofl:
     
  25. waterdogs

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    Like others said, Saturday was pretty much perfect for riding- not too wet or dry. Sunday morning felt like dejá vu all over again with the slick spots near the top. However, by race time it was sufficiently dry that even us self-sponsored, non-pro riders with a single set of tires could point the bike in (vaguely) the right direction. I had a lot of fun both days and it was great to meet up with old friends again.

    Jay, you have any pics of me (plate 390)? I realise my style or lack thereof is a work in progress.....but a momento for myself would be cool. Thanks!

    -Matt
     
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    Good Times....! I just need to stop falling.
     
  28. waterdogs

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    @Matt
    c373R0176.jpg
     
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    Thanks a lot!
     
  30. waterdogs

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    Send me a PM with your email and I can send you a larger pic
     
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    Cool to see all the pics from the weekend. Thanks to all that got out there behind the camera. maybe next time I'll be fast enough to have my pic taken!
     
  32. waterdogs

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    What's your bib number?
     
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    377. The mud and blood should be a giveaway.
     
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    Always hate to be this guy, but any of plate #290? Bright orange Sunday, black everything else (maybe that's why there aren't any pictures!).
     
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    So true! Jay, when you have time can you check for a race day pic of bib 190? I'll be half covered in dirt if it's from the lower part of the track :D
     
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    Well if this is what we're doing #180, green shorts.
     
  38. Jeremy R

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    No doubt Mark. We looked like a damn ying yang at the bottom.
     
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    Jay did you get any shots of 296? If so thanks!
     
  40. waterdogs

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    To everybody, I've got some things I am still working on from this past weekend that have to get done, and I am got sick just as soon as I got back into town..... so bear with me, give some time to get myself sorted and get over this bug I seem to have. Thanks in advance.