Why the national series blows goats

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by Cult Hero, Jan 2, 2008.

  1. Cult Hero

    Cult Hero Chimp

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    okay, kinda a rant but this is pathetic. I am trying to find out what day the DH is on at Fontana in March. I have a feeling it is the Saturday but I need to be sure. I have searched everywhere and can't seem to find anything relevant apart from a list of dates March 27-30. Gee, what a great help.

    If you go look for the local series, there is tons of info. Great, good to see the grassroots picking up the slack where usa cycling fails. I just find it kinda sad that you can go the southridge webpage and find all the information you want on their race series but might as well be searching for the hold grail on the usacycling webpage.

    Just kinda pissed. Sorry for the rant. And if someone knows which day the DH is on that would be a huge help. Also if someone posts a quick and easy link that has all the dates and pertinent info and I just missed it then I am a moron.
     
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  2. altix

    altix Monkey

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    now...if i knew what a hold grail was maybe i could help you...but i have nothing to compare it too....
     
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  3. Cult Hero

    Cult Hero Chimp

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    ha. kinda like the holy grail, but slightly different.
     
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  4. Jettj45

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    Round 1

    March 29 – March 30, 2008

    Fontana National

    Southridge Park

    Fontana, California

    XC/DH/ST/4X/Super D

    Arn't DH races always on sundays so you get a day of practice?
     
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    @ most Nats the amateurs race sat, & Pros race sunday if i remember right..
    (generally practice wed-sat)
     
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  6. EM-EFER

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    ^^Exactly. AM Practice friday then race Saturday.
     
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    this is the way it was last year.
     
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    Yes this is right!!!!:clapping:
     
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    I thought this was about Pinkshirtphotos for some reason...:twitch:
     
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  10. Cult Hero

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    well, I am glad to see it isn't completely obvious to anyone else either.
     
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    That place doesn't even have a chairlift does it? And they are holding national downhill races there?
     
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    Narrowing the race date down to a particular weekend three months from now isn't good enough for your planning? You're a tough customer.

    Although if you could track down a 90-day weather forecast you could make a fairly accurate tire selection for the conditions that Sunday.
     
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    Haha if only we could accurately predict past 3 days...
     
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    Whats up B, you gonna be up for some pic taking soon? Are you going to SOUTHRIDGE this weekend? Thinking of pulling a 1 dayer and drive down race morning....
     
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    There is a national series? News to me...
     
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    They have 10 lifts. Two High Speed which will bring the bikes up.

    10 minutes down the road a world cup was held years ago. So this mountain has the perfect terrain.
     
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    are you kidding me? All I am looking for is a schedule of events. Practice times and race times. Is practice on Friday or Saturday, race on Sat or Sun. Don't think that is too much to ask. At this point no one has conclusive evidence of what day the DH is. There is a general consensus that it is on the Sat as that is when it has been before, but being a National Event (not that that means much) I would expect things to be a little more spelled out.

    Case in point: this is where you find the Southridge info. Notice the info for the other races, decent, all you need to know. Now look at the National. 4 days. 4 days of what?

    okay, now go to the usacycling page at http://www.usacycling.org/mbnc/
    good luck!
     
  19. fred.r

    fred.r Dwangus Bogans

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    Easy, Fontucky has a 365 day weather forecast; This year it's gonna be dry, hot, and sandy. Tune in next year for the same exact thing.
     
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    USAC doesn't care if you know what schedule or if you even come!
    WHY BOTHER - I'm sure the local will be bigger and better anyway!
    It is like College football needing a playoff - It won't change as
    long as people keep showing up to their pathetic events. Boycott 'em
    til like 3 people show up - then maybe it will get someone to change something or give a damn!