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    Spring Mountain (PA), Nov. 8th: who's racing?

    i hear there is a detour due to construction, but if you are registered, you probably got that email alert.

    who's registered or planning to race (or attend)?

    after a final check/tune-up this morning, i might head to the Fair Hill (MD/DE) race today and watch the elites.
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    I'll be racing but I may be riding there from philly, then racing, so we'll see how my legs are.

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    i'm almost ready...my friend and i tuned the bike up...but i somehow glitched my tires which are somewhat seated wrong--there's a flat spot that is felt and quite visible...i guess i am still used to slapping on mtbike tires...would some soapy water help if i try again?

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    LBS got it right in about 10 minutes...
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    well, no turning back now....today another mountain biker enters his first cx race...i should have plenty of insights to add to Andy K's comments/advice sticky...
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    this course was miserable for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry e. View Post
    this course was miserable for me.

    for a 'flat' course, it was miserable for sure...especially the marshy 'ascents' in that barrier area...i don't think i once put the bike on my shoulder. the sandpit, too, was rough every lap. are the results in? i just want confirmation i was not THE last....

    btw, what cat were you in?
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    i am cat 4. i didnt end up finishing. i raced fairhill the day before and my back couldnt take this course. i made it about 4 laps.

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    i finished 53rd out of 75ish i think there was in cat 4, that sucks larry i thought you were doing pretty good out there but yeah like everyone else said for a flat course it was pretty hard. i found that if you took a certain line in the muddy section you could ride the whole way albeit pretty slowly, i had fun! and see larry thats why i only do 1 race a weekend, its a lot easier on your body ;-)

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    where did you find the results? i think i was, at best 70 out of 75...bottom 5 for sure!
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    i stuck around for the B's since i had some friends in that and they posted them at registration but im having trouble finding them online, if anything they'll probably be up tomorrow on bikereg or usacycling.

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    here they are....probably just posted in the last few hours

    http://www.bikereg.com/Results/2009/...g-Mount-CX.asp

    wow. i did, well, what i figured. 52nd place out of 69...of course, 10 are DNS! and a few DNF...

    anyways, it was ecstatically humbling and i'm ready to work harder and still keep it fun.

    time to really get a better, more competitive/FUN bike...
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    Larry, apparantly you finished? According to the results that is haha

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    Oops wrong Larry haha

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    anyone have links to any picturesfrom this?

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    been checking youtube....nothing new yet...like most folks with someone there to watch, i have the few taken of me taking a beating
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    Quote Originally Posted by kennykaos View Post
    i finished 53rd out of 75ish i think there was in cat 4, that sucks larry i thought you were doing pretty good out there but yeah like everyone else said for a flat course it was pretty hard. i found that if you took a certain line in the muddy section you could ride the whole way albeit pretty slowly, i had fun! and see larry thats why i only do 1 race a weekend, its a lot easier on your body ;-)
    seriously. i would like to think that i'd do the smart thing and keep it to one race a weekend, but i know ill just keep doing two when i can. hopefully this weekend was a fluke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by larry e. View Post
    seriously. i would like to think that i'd do the smart thing and keep it to one race a weekend, but i know ill just keep doing two when i can. hopefully this weekend was a fluke.

    and to think, some folks will race twice in a day...or is that easier for the body since it is definitely warmed up...whereas, a day later is recovery time? i can't say i know from experience.

    by the way, kenny, i noticed on the results there's actually no #53....? you finished a few slots (49?) ahead of me
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    It depends on the course. On bumpy courses my back hurts too much to race again. on slow muddy ones I'm too pissed off to race again. when the officials make the race 1-2 laps too long like they did on spring mountain I'm too tired to race again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crocodilefundy View Post
    It depends on the course. On bumpy courses my back hurts too much to race again. on slow muddy ones I'm too pissed off to race again. when the officials make the race 1-2 laps too long like they did on spring mountain I'm too tired to race again.
    interesting to hear it was already a miserable course...and it went too many laps? was that because of the 'eilite' beginners finishing so fast?

    how does the phelps course compare?
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    yeah i didnt expect it to be as many laps as it was but i had a good time.

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    any idea what the Phelps course will be like?
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