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    Thinking of Doing the Boise Banzai

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    "The World's Longest Downhill Cross-Country Race" returns after a 12-year absence This legendary event also features the official the NORBA Idaho State & Northwest Region Singlespeed Championships. The singlespeeders will start at 10:30 am and hammer on their own, unique 10-mile cross-country loop, which will wind around and take them to the top of Deer Point, where they will begin the long, 16.5 mile, 4,100 vertical foot descent down to Boise. Nipping at their heels will be all other cross-country mountain bikers, who will ride the Bogus Basin Quad lift to the top of Deer Point where they will begin their own, amazing 16.5 mile Banzai downhill adventure. The Banzai finishes up with a HUGE finish line party at the Boise Co-Op and is the Wild Rockies season finale for both the cross-county and downhill Series. Dual Free Competition will be set up at the finish, which will also have music, food, bunny hopping and flaming blue alligators. Flaming blue alligators? You won’t want to miss this one.

    Location: Starts at Bogus Basin Mountain Resort and finishes at Boise Co-Op downtown.

    Times:
    Bomber Downhill - 8:00am
    Singlespeed Championship - 11:00am
    Bogus to Boise Banzai - High Noon



    Has anyone ever done this? I am very interested in doing it. I have a 06 P2 and with my bmx background I think this would be very fun and challenging. I would just do the downhill portion since my p2 sucks at climbing.

    Any tips or any information is appreciated

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    What's the date? Sounds interesting and something I could drive to.

    EDIT - Never mind; found it on the Wild Rockies site: Sunday, Oct 8
    Last edited by dminor; 09-25-06 at 11:15 AM.

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    So I ended up doing this last sunday. Here was the deal. We took the chair lift to the top of chair #1 at bogus basin ski resort. From there they made us ( I am going to "Estimate" 50 people ) put our bikes down about 100 ft from the starting line. They fired off thier horn and it was a foot race to our bikes and than we all raced down 8th street dirt, washborned road 16.5 miles, 4,100 vertical foot decent to town. There was more uphill than I anticipated. I think I would have done way better without the step, long uphill climb. I had a great time but I wish I wasn't riding a p2 at the time with that climb.

    The start was the best part, everyone lined up. When we got started if was so dusty you couldn't see the road or barely anyone in front of you. People flying off the road around corners, its was a blast. At the finish line they had a band, free food and beer for the guys with cash. They has a drag race coarse set up where you would race side by side on a little xc coarse.

    Good Times

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    Sounds like a blast! Gotta remember to pencil that one in for next year. How long was the climb? Measured in 100s of yards or miles? I'm used to that with Super-Ds, but if it's too long me and my ASX might die (well, me ). I love passing people on flat and off-camber corners.

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