Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Mountain Bike Racing Discuss pro racing, the big races, and even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 12-05-03, 07:48 AM   #1
dirtbikedude
Gravity Is Yer Friend
Thread Starter
 
dirtbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: "Over the Hill" and going down fast in the 805.
Bikes: Scott Gambler, Scott Ransom, Kona Bear, Bianchi 928 Carbon/Chorus, C'Dale Rize4
Posts: 2,961
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
This is going to be good

Supposedly TBB is adding an event for the pros this upcoming season, 4X DH. It is fun to watch and it gives everyone a fighting chance not just the former bmx riders since it will not be groomed flat course.

From TBB
"Team Big Bear will bring back one of the Pro downhillers favorite formats; 4 up downhill racing.

Racers will qualify in a one run format, and then be divided into 4 racer brackets, just like mountain cross. Two racers from each bracket will advance to the next round. The number of brackets will be determined by the number of racers.

National Series points will be based on a combination of a racers bracketed finish and his/her qualifying time.

Both the Pro racers and Semi Pro racers will compete in separate categories in this format. Experts, sports and beginners will race the traditional downhill format."


dirtbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 03:44 PM   #2
MikeOK
member Yo
 
MikeOK's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: YOzzzzarks
Bikes:
Posts: 805
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Cool!
__________________
some photos
MikeOK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-03, 05:57 PM   #3
Dannihilator
User Title
 
Dannihilator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
Posts: 19,419
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
Sounds like it could be interesting.
__________________
Signature.
Dannihilator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-08-03, 10:31 AM   #4
a2psyklnut
NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
 
a2psyklnut's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
Posts: 7,964
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Sounds like a great format. Should also allow for more people to race, and have more than just two shots. I mean, you pay all that money, get a qualifying time and a race time. If you make one bad move you're out of the money. However, if you're now racing 3 others, you have a better chance of recovery. Plus, when you advance, you have the opportunity to race upwards of 4 times. (assuming quarters, semis and mains).

This may change training regimines to more endurance oriented.

I think this is a great move!

L8R
__________________
"Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming, "WOW, What a Ride!" - unknown
"Your Bike Sucks" - Sky Yaeger
a2psyklnut is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:13 PM.