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So the Stevens pass bike race...?

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  1. muddy beast

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    I remember there being a thread a few months ago on it...and how it's supposed to go down in February. But I went on the stevens pass website and found nothing...

    Does anyone know if it's still going down?
    I want to go...
     

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  2. Eren

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    i remeber it being the time i was gonna be there. sometime between the 7-17?
     
  3. muddy beast

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    Yeah i checked the website schedule again...I don't see anything on it.

    Did they cancel it for good?
     
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    I emailed Chris Rudolph about the race last weekend and he said it is still on and that it will be better than ever. "Our head groomer is building the course and has plans of using our Zaugg halfpipe cutter to shape us some perfect berms! Thanks again, see you on the hill."
    Last I heard it was going to be Feb 10th but this was not confirmed by Chris. I guess they will have an online flyer out sometime this week with all the details.
    The race is a blast and everyone should come!
     
  5. Eren

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    oh sh!t

    i just realized i wont have a bike to ride for it! haha

    anyone wanna let me borrow a bike :)

    i will pay you
     
  6. muddy beast

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    Sweet, I'm siked to see the berms.

    Hopefully my new bike will be in by then, otherwise I'll just throw some phatties on my hardtail and ride.
    :-)
     
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    I definitely looked and never found anything...they must have just put it up again. Or it was hidden?

    Thanks though Dylan! :clapping:

    EDIT: Wait...on a Monday!? Why would they do that? I'd assume they are aware a lot of the people who would attend likely are still in school. Cool, now I probably cant go. :disgust1:
     
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    presidents day. u probably have school off
     
  10. muddy beast

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    Good call, rant over.
    :busted:
     
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    So whats the latest anyone got a idea what bike to bring?
     
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    hardtail w/ gearing is probably best. u dont need big suspension for groomed trails. not to mention suspension works like **** in really cold temps
     
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    a little bike race eh? Like more 4x/dual style course or just a super buffed dh course?
    EDIT: any course info out there? trying to assemble some easter's to make it out
     
  14. muddy beast

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    From what I hear, berms will be made and it will be in the "Top Phlight" park.

    I'm debating what bike I want to bring. The hardtail would be simple, but I cant fit tires on there and deflate for traction...however the fully is all air and wouldnt likely perform well in the 32 or less temps.
     
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    yes 4x type. 4 racers, berms this now, and its on the far left terrain park if your going down stevens. do its the terrain park that has all the table jumps, and yes you go off the jumps with your bike, haha.

    can get sketchy at times, since your jumping on snow
     
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    I would want the slack geo of my DH bike if the snow is hard and fast, oh and some Gazzy 3.0's or mud tires with giant spikes which won't fit on most smaller bikes. However if it's warm out bring your cyclocross bike.
     
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    Cyclocross? Really? That seems like a terrible idea.
     
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    Definatly bring the big bike. The extra stability is so necessary for the snow. Honestly, you only pedal the first straight so a lighter bike won't help at all. I did a practice run on my 4x bike last year and hated it. It was so sketchy. As for tires I have been using just the regular michelin comp 16 which work as good as anything else you are gonna have. It is snow, you will have little to no control anyway you look at it.
     
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    f*ck control
     
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    I always figured and RM100 frame with a BB shell welded in would be the ultimate snow-race weapon . . . .
     
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    Amen :clapping:

    pin it to win it


    also. . . . f*ck huckers :busted:
     
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    I might want to check this race out, either to race or just take photos. What costs are included (entry, lift ticket?, etc.)?
     
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    its all about who can stay on their bikes dont worry about the little details....
     
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    The fatest tires you can find may be the call if it keeps snowing!
     
  25. Eren

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    ****. stevens has gotten 30 inches in the past 24 hours!

    hopefully the pass is even open for the race, looks like hwy 2 is closed today and tommorrow (the 9th)
     
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    If the weather is good I'll be there.
     
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    Presidents day hmmm...
     
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    it doesn't matter what bike you have.

    last year I showed everyone up on a hardtail with slick tires and got second.

    it doesn't hurt to have balls of al-u-mini-um
     
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    f*ck everybody.

    so this steeveens pass thingy, where's the hill located?
     
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    I'm going come hell or high water :)

    does anyone know if the fee's allow us to snowboard the rest of day?

    Kyle,
     
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    I think you have to buy a lift ticket or it is included in the entry price, so I don't see why not. They never check my tickets at Stevens anyway.
     
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    Kyle,

    I say board afterwards anyways...I'll probly ski for a bit. Even if they do check, you payed for some sort of ticket anyhow.
     
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    The tickets have been good for snowboarding the rest of the day for the past two year's races. Beers usually sound better after the racing, though.
     
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    grab a few, take some runs to sober up :D

    Kyle,
     
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    Is anyone going from the Bellingham area who would have spare room in the vehicle and be able to give a ride?
     
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    Not everyone...if you got 2nd! :)

    ...stevens pass?
     
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    Cool...my parents just told me they dont want me driving up. Gata love how they change their minds all the time. Looks like I'm not going, again...
     
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    owned.

    stephen will probs take you. im going up with him im pretty damn sure.

    may borrow dans sx trail

    i could build my blindside minus a chainguide/bash which is in england, but too lazy and i wanna pack it up since i leave tuesday
     
  40. muddy beast

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    If he has room I'll go...if not, I'll survive...I found out about some local DJ trails and DH runs that put the gulch to shame.