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Old 10-27-08, 05:09 AM   #1
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The Gobbler

- -first Annual- -
The Gobbler
A mountain bike race and
season end celebration

November 29th/30th 2008
Headwaters Outfitters Adventure village
15Adventure Ridge Road
Brevard, NC 28712

Activities
Dual Slalom Race 12 pm Saturday
Night XC race 6pm start
Downhill Race 11 am Sunday

The Skinny
Come stay with us, lodging on site. Choose from cabins, Rv hookups, and traditional ol’ tent camping.

Slalom…Qualies start at 12pm, finals following immediately. This is one of the best tracks in the south, designed and built by Chris Herndon with the help of the Brevard College cycling team. Professional Gate with Air ram and infrared timing system good to 1/100th of a second. This is real Slalom racing.

XC….This is some real Pisgah Racing. Must have approved 10 watt halogen/HID or 180 lumes LED lighting system to participate. NO Flashlight lighting!!! Course is Short and Hard, Laps are short but don’t underestimate the difficulty. The climbs are steep and the descents are even steeper. Be ready to climb! First class starts at 6pm--beginner men, followed by sport at 7, Expert at 8.30. Single speeds race expert and Double up on your race winnings!

DH…two tracks, begginer/sport will race a super fun flowy trail with a small section or gravel pedaling. Pro/Expert will run the “serious” track. It is short but sweet, record time is set at 1.34 but it is packed with steeps, berms, loam, jumps. To have a perfect run is hard!! Beginner sport start at 11, Pro/Expert 1pm.

Awards…Saturday Events will be held at the Bonfire on top of the hill!!! DH awards immediately following race Sunday.

Directions:
From Brevard Take HWY 64 West 5.5 miles, Turn Right At Blue Adventure Village Sign, Take Immediate Left into Adventure Village
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Old 10-27-08, 04:39 PM   #2
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Sounds like fun. We just had our season-ender this weekend down in Moscow, ID. Love fall races.

Oh, stickied and bumped too.
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Old 10-27-08, 06:30 PM   #3
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Thanks. It's gonna be a great time. I'm trying to decide if I'll race or not. The girlscouts all jacked about it. The DS course is sick!
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Double up - - do the DS and the DH. You'll have a ball. I suck at slalom but it's still fun.
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I suck at slalom but it's still fun.
I hurt myself on a DS course, but that's because I'm a lycra-wearing weenie.
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The DS course is steep but it has huge butter smooth berms.......









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Oh, that one looks like a LOT of fun - - a bit more stretched out to where it looks more do-able on a DH rig. Your Bullit would be a natural.
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I was up there earlier this spring. I still have not figured if i'll make it up there for this race though...

A couple of shots from a large hip on the DH track...

Joe Haley


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one from the DS track that I thought was pretty rad...


Check out more photos of the DS track from opening weekend... gallery
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Unstickied since it's over. Hope it was well-attended and a good time.
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I was a frog strangler all weekend.
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