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DH race March 25th-26th 06 CHDH aka GGG @ carnegie!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by btownblake, Dec 10, 2005.

  1. btownblake

    btownblake Chimp

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    Get Ready!!!!!!!!the Groovy Gravity Games has changed to the CHDH .Same place same area just a new fresh crew.
    For 06 team wrong way has passed the torch to myself a few other diehard
    moutain bikers. We want to make this next race better than ever.Hopefully it wont rain on us this time. Even though it was a ton of fun to watch people slidiing down the G-out on there backs!For the past 5 years its been a Great race and every year it gets better so this year we'll have More Jumps ,More Venders , More Swag,Bigger sound system,
    DJs ,Monster Energy drinks "hopefully",T-shirts,photographers, Maybe a $100 freeway section contest for the fastest rider threw that section ,More practice etc......
    .I'm going to build some stunts like the ones that were at the sea otter classic too .Also thinking about a wooden vert wall burm thing.Web site in the works for online registration/info/pics.
    Since OLN said last year we couldn't use the words "gravity games "
    We've come up with a new name CHDH ,Corral Hollow Downhill "info on the name below"
    Team Wrong way is not holding the race in 06 but a few of there members are going to help out.The date I have for the race is March 25-26th,thats 2 weeks before the sea otter. We'll also have a back up rain day/race the following weekend if it rains again.I think it will be the 1st nor-cal DH race of the year.
    Phil Segura, ridesfo.com/ Eric Sterner , Gravity skills /Tao Dillworth, Alloutprodux.com/and my self Blake Von Knopka , Wrench Science.com & a ton of Great Bay-Area riders will be in charge of the race .
    You can go to teamwrongway.com & alloutprodux.com to see video of last years mud fest.I'll be posting more info when we get closer to March.
    Hope to see yah there!
    Thankx
    Blake VonKnopka
    blakevk@gmail.com
    > The race is run at Carnegie State Vehicle Recreation Area
    ,http://ohv.parks.ca.gov/default.asp?page_id=1172
    which is
    > located
    > in Corral Hollow, a deep valley that runs from Livermore to
    the San
    > Joaquin
    > Valley.
    There's a short account of Corral Hollow history at this site:
    >
    > >http://www.baynature.com/2001fall/tesla_fall2001.html
    >
     

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  2. black noise

    black noise Turbo Monkey

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    Sweet! Hopefully no rain. This is one of my favorite courses, I'm stoked.

    edit: Post this in the Nor-Cal forum.
     
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    I have only one thing to say: Thank you :)
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    I don't know anything about this, but it sounds good. Are there different classes/age catagories or is this a pro race?
     
  5. black noise

    black noise Turbo Monkey

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    There are all the normal classes (Beg, Sport, Ex, Pro), but I don't think it's Norba sanctioned.

    It's a fun race. If it's roughly the same course as last year, it's really high-speed on kinda rutted hardpack. They build some berms and jumps on it too. The course is between 2 and 3 minutes long, pros were getting under 2 minutes. There aren't really any rocks or roots to speak of, but they have a habit of putting a man-made rock garden somewhere on the course (don't do that this time please).

    mtnbrider, you should come, it'll be worth it.
     
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    Heath Sherratt Turbo Monkey

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    Awesome. I love that race. it's the fastest course I think i have ever ridden. Did it on my small bike last year and that freeway section turned into a rythm section. i had to double all the brake bumps they were so rough. Love it, love it, love it. Thanks, H
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    Brake bumps- fun!

    Well, I only have a hardtail (i don't care, i will go anyway), is it terribly rough? It sounds fun.
     
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    PatBranch Turbo Monkey

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    So its going to be on TV? That would be awsome.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    SWEET!!!! I can't wait!!!! The weather really did suck last year but slidding down on my ass on the G-out was pretty fun;) I did have a blast though:thumb:
     
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    Oh my goodness:eek: I just watched the video! People are sliding all over the place, riding on what looks like wet peanut butter:oink:
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    It was sooooooooooo slippery, you could barely stand up without spilling on your rear, good times:thumb:
     
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    Sounds super sick. I'll definitely make be there :thumb:
     
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    It was tough cleaning all that sticky mud out of my *brand* new bike last year. It was an emotional experience for sure.
    I can't wait to do it all over again.
     
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    What is the course like? I could see making at trip down for some fun:)
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Nothing real technical, just fast and fun (usually;) ) when it's dry. I personally HATE racing, with the only exception of this one.
     
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    We'll let you into the state if you bring Oly so I can look at his phantom turner.


    Course is mostly wide open fast singletrack. In the past the organizers have put up little features like some wooden ramps and piles of rocks but overall, nothing very technical. It's a social event as much as anything. I would say that it would be fun for you pnwesterners to get out of the rain but last year's enigma kind of nullifies that.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Are you going to be there this year?
     
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    kidwoo Celebrating No-Pants Day

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    Maybe.

    Still a long ways off.......and kind of a long drive for me. Saturday at sandhill and sunday at ggg might be fun.
     
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    I would be surprised if Oly had his Highline by then:p

    Humm...it looks like fun! I can't think of any event than we've had that was as messy as that one:)
     
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    The funny thing is it was only nasty after the experts. I had a really great run because the ground got a light sprinkle that laid all the dust down and got it just tacky enough. Fun, goodness.
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    When I was pushing up the hill it started to sprinkle, when I got to the top 45 min before my run it just downpoured for about 30 min straight. I watched everyone at that point crash on the first straight away:eek: I went down 6 times on my race run, twice on the G-out.
     
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    you got a place to stay! :thumb:
     
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    OH-YEAAAAAH!!! This is gonna be good! I sat out last year with a broken wrist and still came home covered head to toe in mud!! Of course...... that could have been because I drank all dam day...:confused:
     
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    Are there hotels there or is it like parkfield (the middle of nowhere)?
     
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    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    It's in the middle of nowhere, but its only 20min from a hotel/motel in Livermore or Tracy. You can camp there too.
     
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    I was stoked to race in JrX, I came down after the hour of sun when the sprinkle was starting. Then I got down and it started to pour and I watched all the Beg/Sport people slide down the G-out.

    mtnbrider, it's really close to Livermore and there are lots of hotels there.
     
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    Could do the hardtail class and the junior <18? Would it be hard to do both?
     
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    You should be cool. The hardtail class is the very last class to go. The jr <18 is some where in the middle. Plus you'll give yourself a chance to win 2 $25 gift certificates from www.sportsbasement.com ... don't forget to check out the helmet cam.

    http://www.alloutprodux.com/carnegiehelmetcam.mov
     
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    I saw the helmet Cam. It would be cool if I did good in the junior <18, because I only have a hardtail. I want to see how I would do against FS bikes.
     
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    Are the release forms anywhere online? Link me please!
     
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    Good luck :thumb:
    You have some pretty big shoes to fill.