SSWC08 Registration ringing in the New Year

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  1. velocipus

    velocipus Chimp

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    Hey all... I'm pretty new here so let me start by saying, "'sup!"

    I'm one of the organizers for SSWC08 and we've announced the registration time and date. Here it is:

    The first thing you need to do when the clock strikes midnight 2008 is register for SSWC08!!!

    Registration will open Midnight January 1, 2008 Pacific Standard Time (ie. California time)... That means as soon as 2007 becomes 2008, registration opens. So put down the champagne and run to the nearest computer and register!

    Here's the communique:

    Hello Everyone:
    Registration for the Single Speed World Championships 2008 in Napa,
    CA, USA, will open on January 1, 2008, at 12:00 a.m. pacific standard
    time (AKA: California time). We will post an on-line form for people
    to fill out and email to us soon. Again, registration does not open
    until January 1, 2008 at 12:00 a.m. Any emailed registration forms
    prior to that date and time will be deleted. We will leave
    registration open until it fills up, maximum riders will be 350.
    Everyone will be emailed letting them know if they are in or out. If
    you are in, there will be instructions on payment via PayPal.
    Registration is $35 U.S. dollars. If you don't make it in, we still
    encourage you to come out and play that weekend anyway. There will be
    lots of rides going on all over the Bay Area. More details about the
    race weekend will be posted soon. Good Luck! Please forward to
    friends that might be interested and please post on blogs and
    websites, if applicable. We really want to inform as many as possible
    so that everyone has a fighting chance to get into the race. Thanks.
    Curtis, Ken, Jeff, Andrew, Dennis & Mitzi

    www.sswc08.com
    email: info@sswc08.com
     

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  2. BikeGeek

    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    No offense, but New Year's Eve, at midnight, was a pretty stupid time to open registration. Why not Christmas morning? or July 4th? Maybe Memorial Day weekend?

    Dumb.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    whatever.

    me and two friends registered new year's day. bevis and tim did it 1 minute after midnight and all three of us failed to get it.

    in downieville, they had a lineup out Yuba before the race to register. i think they should have done it that way.
     
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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Say you fly in from Australia only to find the race is full before you get to the front of the line to register, what then?
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Then you are in the same boat as me and my friends. We are still reserving a camp site and going to ride and party that weekend, only we aren't going to race.

    Conversely, who is more likely to attend, someone from 7500 miles away or 35?

    Now I understand that there are 350 spots, probably 2500 registerees, and half the field is already reserved for pros, winners, and past racers (btw, Tim raced in Downieville).

    But what's the point of generating interest and advertising when the plan is to weed out more than 95% of the applicants in a random drawing?
     
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    BikeGeek BrewMonkey

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    Except you'd be out a couple grand.

    True enough. On the other hand I was really surprised at the number of Europeans at the '05 race.

    Seriously? I didn't know about that.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    Frankly, if my friends who made the effort to stay sober on NYE got in and I didn't, I would not complain. But all of us are out, and I can't say that I am happy about it.