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Reply #60 - 01/28/20 at 3:10pm
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AMitchell47 wrote on 01/27/20 at 3:06pm:
I'm still struggling with getting passed in the parking lot only to be held up in the woods.


That is easy to fix, it's not fun to fix, but it is easy to do.
  

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Reply #61 - 01/30/20 at 5:56pm
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e-Bike?
  
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Reply #62 - 01/30/20 at 7:19pm
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AMitchell47 wrote on 01/30/20 at 5:56pm:
e-Bike?



One brave soul might have tried this back in 2017 when a group of idiots said they'd pay his entry fee to race Super Sport.  He had to start in the back and not interfere with real "racers."  He was doing a great job of making up ground and moving through the pack, but alas, his noble effort was foiled by the authorities when they discovered his ruse.

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Reply #63 - 01/30/20 at 7:31pm
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interesting, im curious how an e-bike would actually do.
  

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Reply #64 - 01/30/20 at 11:44pm
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pearl wrote on 01/30/20 at 7:31pm:
interesting, im curious how an e-bike would actually do.



The rate at which he was moving through the field (after holding back on lap one), I'd say pretty damn well.
  

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Reply #65 - 01/31/20 at 2:21am
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Yeah I was pretty pissed off at that guy. He messed up the whole dynamics of that race. If the course was entirely in the woods then he would have been a non factor. With the old course of full length gravel road onto to the asphalt then back in the woods he was making up a 20 second deficit every time and then more later in the race. I was the one who called him out to Neal and had him ejected. I'm all for people who need to ride electric but I am not for anyone who wants to enter a race against human powered bikes.

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Reply #66 - 01/31/20 at 5:53pm
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santana wrote on 01/31/20 at 2:21am:
Yeah I was pretty pissed off at that guy. He messed up the whole dynamics of that race. If the course was entirely in the woods then he would have been a non factor. With the old course of full length gravel road onto to the asphalt then back in the woods he was making up a 20 second deficit every time and then more later in the race. I was the one who called him out to Neal and had him ejected. I'm all for people who need to ride electric but I am not for anyone who wants to enter a race against human powered bikes.

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This; non WTS and non roadies do not understand the draft advantage he was giving (or could have been giving - I wasn't there) not only super sport but expert riders who drafted off him.

  
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Reply #67 - 01/31/20 at 5:57pm
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The e-bike is probably second only to the smoke bombs as the greatest dumb idea to happen at short track.
  

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Reply #68 - 01/31/20 at 8:25pm
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nothing beats when the experts lap you in super sport and you get that KILLER draft... 

one day maybe ill give out that draft.
  

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Reply #69 - 02/01/20 at 12:18am
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I still like the e-bike entry.  might have been the beers back then, and probably is the the beers right now.
  

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Reply #70 - 02/01/20 at 1:21am
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If enough riders would commit to racing in an Bike class then perhaps one can be created. I would enjoy watching riders sitting upright drinking a beverage while on the gravel road and still doing 25 mph.

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Reply #71 - 02/01/20 at 10:19pm
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make the ebike race at the end of the day after the expert races Tongue
  

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Reply #72 - 02/01/20 at 11:36pm
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santana wrote on 02/01/20 at 1:21am:
If enough riders would commit to racing in an Bike class then perhaps one can be created. I would enjoy watching riders sitting upright drinking a beverage while on the gravel road and still doing 25 mph.

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They would have to wear masks however, since they would all be too embarrassed to be photographically recognized Smiley  I mean really... e-bikes on a flat trail?

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Reply #73 - 02/03/20 at 2:52pm
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I like the idea of an ebike class but there is just not enough room in the schedule for it. We start at 7am and usually roll out at 5:15 - 5:30. No thanks on making the day longer.
  
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Reply #74 - 02/03/20 at 7:41pm
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Everyone likes seeing people crash, right?

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Reply #75 - 02/03/20 at 8:16pm
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looks like it was Andy's fault
  
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Reply #76 - 02/03/20 at 8:47pm
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Ill be out there wed to pull the carpet....
  

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Reply #77 - 02/03/20 at 8:59pm
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im not sure the carpet was to blame, I think I biffed it before I got to the carpet LOL
  

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Reply #78 - 02/04/20 at 12:33am
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I forgot to ask this last week after  race 2, but during the Master Race a racer smacked a tree on the downhill before the original drop (near the bottom of the creek below A/B line. Broke his front wheel and 90% certain he broke his right colar bone. I never got his name, but does anyone know who he is and how he is doing?
  

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Reply #79 - 02/04/20 at 12:29pm
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Wears my bike wrote on 02/04/20 at 12:33am:
I forgot to ask this last week after  race 2, but during the Master Race a racer smacked a tree on the downhill before the original drop (near the bottom of the creek below A/B line. Broke his front wheel and 90% certain he broke his right colar bone. I never got his name, but does anyone know who he is and how he is doing?



Master as in 50+?

I think I saw Clay Daniels walking outta the woods at Race 2... and pretty sure he went down near the sendy drop.

EDIT: Confirmed but only sorta.  He did wreck and DNF.  Not broken but solidly bruised at the race.
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