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DH race series in Monterey area

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  1. Cheetabrian

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    yay! are they all on sundays?
     
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    Yeah baby. Gravy train.
     
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    hells yeah - I prolly wont make any of them but glad to see my old hood racing....well over the hill in CV from there, but.....maybe I can swing a couple....great news!
     
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    bump for this grassroots DH race SERIES - I'll post an update from the 1st one if anyone is interested - I'm going to race this series. Looks like Sea Otter DS course designer and all around rippin rider of lore Keith Defiebre is heavily involved w/ this series.
     
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    I'm so sad I cannot race in this. Damn. Way weak.
     
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    I am really happy that there is a race now close to home, but did the website say we need to push our bikes to the top of the course, or is there a way to shuttle it?
     
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    Mt Toro is a Regional Park that would probably present an insurmountable set of bureaucratic hurdles to jump thru for a shuttle......I guess we have to Weir Up and push....probably be nice and hot, too....hey its a series, few will probably make them all....go when you can!
     
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    Looking at the dates now, I might be able to make the last 2 races before the final. That would be rad to make it to atleast 1 race.
     
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    Tryin to get the vooman down to start racing. She's down, now we just have to make a race! I can't wait!
     
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    Just got back from the first one. It was my first actual race, and I had a blast. Heath- my girl will be for sure riding her first race at the september one.
     
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    how many riders for downhill were there? was there a good turn out?
     
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    there were like 100 people there. fun course.
     
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    So, I'm curious on what this course was like? I've got my DH bike all fixed up and ready to go, but not sure I want to drive out there if it is more Super D-esque. How long were the race runs?
     
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    a little over 4 minutes. it's like a pedally downhill. but plenty of downhill in it. it had some technical turns, but nothing rough at all.
     
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    Were the faster times on DH bikes or like 5 1/2 " trail bikes?
    Just curious.
     
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    The fastest time was on a clapped out Nomad. A bunch of the faster times were on super sweet DH sleds. Either bike would work just fine as long as you're strong enough to pedal it. A trail bike would be more comfortable, but I think a DH bike is more fun.

    The course had a couple sweet singletrack sections, some fast fire road parts, an off camber part, and a short climb a la Sea Otter. No man made jumps, unless you were gapping out of the singletrack and over a waterbar. I didn't see anyone really try that jump, but it was pretty large.

    Awesome weekend, good times!
     
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    those were clapped out dh bikes too. only jimmy's was dialed. haha
     
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    That fast time was all about the skinsuit. haha - good job Curtis. The course seemed like it would have been good even for a hard-tail - and there were some pretty fast hardtail times too. Since it's only $10 extra to add additional catagories after the first one, it got me thinking seriously about setting up a hardtail for the remainder of the series.

    I saw a fair amount of people taking pictures out there - anyone have pics?
     
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    Welp, I finished editing the photos so check them out. Here's a link to my web site halfro.com. Just click on Photography Events, Mountain Biking, and Central Coast Downhill Race Series August 21st 2006.

    Cheers...
     
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    The course is fun, pretty pedally though. Mixture of fast fireroad with singletrack and washy turns. The fastest bikes were trail or 4X bikes, I rode my hardtail and did pretty well. I was kinda bummed about the hike up but it's a nice, long course and decent elevation drop.
     
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    So, they have a HT class??
     
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    2, 3, and 4 in the pro class were on downhill bikes.
     
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    Yes, but it seems to me like you would be better off in your age group class considering a hardtail really doesn't slow you down much.
     
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    I think I would enter both though.
     
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    I think I would enter both though.