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  1. clealan

    clealan Monkey

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    #1 -   Aug 5, 2012

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  2. mbrennan

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    Very nice. I'll be at the second one
     
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  3. waterdogs

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    So what and where is the beginner trail? I assuming its not just fire roads or a trail down the slope.
     
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  4. motomike

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    It starts in the woods to the right of the Pro Track rock garden woods, below the road. It goes all the way down but there are two opportunities to transfer out of the trail, one just below the pro track triple, and one at the top berm of the "mtb board park". It's gonna be awesome to ride the top section, then hop onto the pro track to hit the big hip.
     
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  5. jackalope

    jackalope Mental acuity - 1%

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    Hell yeah, great news! So it seems all the courses will be open on these dates? If so, does anyone know which we will be racing on, or will it be like Nats?
     
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    So it's $30 for Saturday...does that mean its going to be another $45 or whatever for the race on Sunday...or will there be racer packages for the weekend?
     
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    How can I pull off riding Beech the 18th and riding at Snowshoe the 25th ?:eek:
     
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    Asking myself the same thing
     
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    Glad to see this finally happening. Good work Beech Mtn crew!!
     
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  10. jackalope

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    My understanding is that the $30.00 price if for those who just want to ride on Saturday, and the $45 price if for those who are riding Saturday and racing on Sunday.
     
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    Final question though. Since this a USAC race, do the park riders have to buy a USAC license or is Saturday considered to not be part of the event so they avoid that conflict with licensing?

    It doesn't matter to me (since I have a license), but I want to encourage as many fun-riders as possible to come and if I know the answer, I'll pass it along to them ASAP.:thumb:
     
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    Awesome...this would be optimal.

    Still want to know the answer to your question too though...are we racing both courses?
     
  13. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    So there seems to be some mis information either on the Beech site or the Bike Reg site:

    From the Bikereg site:

    https://www.bikereg.com/Net/16405
    Beech site:
    http://www.beechmountainresort.com/index.html
    I would hate to get up there and get kicked off the DH tracks at 1pm.
     
  14. jackalope

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    Given that the bikereg info was posted several months ago, I'd assume the recent announced schedule from Beech will be in effect on Saturday - which is phucking awesome if that's the case.
     
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    you got it
     
  16. MTB_Rob_NC

    MTB_Rob_NC What do I have to do to get you in this car TODAY?

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    Since you are in the know, can you also confirm good weather starting Friday afternoon through Saturday?
     
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    No way, this is Beech. No matter how many golf balls ol'Ray lists on his forecast, expect magic (non-radar detectable) rain every night, heavy fog in the morning, and a good coverage of awesomeness by the afternoon.
     
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    Great to ride Beech Saturday with many of my non-racing buddies. Too bad the weather kept so many away on Sunday, by race time the track was in pretty good shape. Thank you Beech Mountain and all the people who are working to make this happen.
     
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    Is there going to be DS race Sept 15th? Looked on bikereg and they didn't have it listed. Any info?
     
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    I heard a rumor that there was not going to be one, but rumors are rumors.
     
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    IDK I might just race DH, but only if its dry. It was so muddy and slick last time it wasn't fun. Plus the fact that it was my first time on the course and had no clue what it was like or where stuff was. Gess we'll find out.
     
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    My advice would be get a good set of mud tires and keep riding in the wet until you get used to it. It can be a blast once you learn, plus if you want to race around here, you have to like it nasty. Dirty south for a reason.
     
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    I ride in the wet a lot so I'm used to it. Its just most of the time it's on red clay dirt not top soil, sandy mix dirt. I would like to buy some mud spike tires but don't have the money for them now. Just bought the ones i was using. Oh well, I'll stick to dirt jumps. Thats what I do best.
     
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    What tire is everyone running up at Beech when its slick (not muddy) but when the rocks and roots are ultra slimey?
     
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    Waterdogs, any more on the rumor? Should i schedule Windrock for that weekend?
     
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    My advice is to ride in the mud without mud tires.

    This is a classic situation. Almost every casual rider puts their bike up when it gets wet outside. Then they go to a race in the South, which of course will be wet more often than not. You can guess how that turns out.

    To race in bad conditions you have to ride in bad conditions. Riding slick conditions without mud tires is a great time. Makes me feel like me feel like a kid again. I am usually smiling from ear to ear.
     
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    Dirty Dan Vertstar compond if its very sloppy. Muddy Mary Vertstar not quite as good on the wet grass but roll faster.
     
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    Had I ride just like this yesterday. Was extremely tired about 3/4 of the way through the ride and was honestly ready to get off the trail, then it started pouring. Had so much fun those last few miles and started riding hard again. The trail was basically a river by the time I got off it :D.
     
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    No, motomike could prob confirm DS or no DS.
     
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    Continental Mud Kings work great there. I cut 1/8in off the center knobs.

    Cecil
     
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    As far as I know, no DS planned for the next race. Saturday the lift will be running all day just like the last race.
     
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    Since I'm not endowed with multiple sets of tires, I've learned to just cope with the rain that seems inevitable at Beech. That said, like most DH riding, wet riding skills come with experience and although I was disheartened by my performance during Nats (first wet race ever for me), when it rained again at the race last month, I felt a bit more confident, less scared off by the slickness.
     
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    You must have missed out on the $13.99 Intense mud tire deal on JensonUSA just before nationals. Helped me achieve what is probably the best race run I have ever had.
     
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    I'm terrible at keeping up with online deals. Usually by the time I need it, nothing's on sale and/or it's not the opportune timing, and this applies to almost everything I buy.

    Mud tires are sort of allocated towards next season, as is possibly a new helmet.
     
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    Seriously bummed by this. Any idea of we'll be able to at least ride the course?

    - Reid
     
  36. NCBMXPRO

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    I got an email saying that there is now an overall award for the series. Is there a list for the standings after the two races? Bummed that DS wont be running.
     
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    Here are my rudimentary point standings for Cat 1 30-39.

    There were 9 riders at each race so I gave 1st place 9 points, descending down to 1 point for 9th.

    David Bethea 14
    Jeremy Edge 14
    Brad Blackwell 8
    Will Murray 8
    Kevin Addair 8
    Gary Bethea 7
    Harley Addair 7
    J. Shane O'Shura 6
    Chris Skolnick 6
    John Fennell 3
    Matthew Griffen 3
    Coy Miller 2
    Jeremy Raney 2
    John Haynes 1
    Zachary Slaybaugh 1

    I vote for double points for the finals! :D
     
  38. DaveBethea

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    Would you like to share your email that you received. I've been waiting to see if anyone would post anything with overall points from Beech. Very poor promotion for the Beech races. Not sure if anybody from FL will be going to the last Beech race.

     
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    Here it is

     
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    Thanks Will...It's things like this email, someone from Beech Mtn or the Promoter of the series should be posting to keep everyone in the loop. I don't mean to sound so negitive about coming to the last race, but I don't have anyone to travel with.