Excellent question. The "hype" was all about logistics, man hours and volunteers. We literally spent 11 hours (each) marking the course on Saturday, and none of us (grand total of 3 people) got to sleep earlier than midnight on Saturday, only to awake at 4 AM Sunday and head over to the race site. Our concern was twofold,heythorp said:124 riders showed and road. I am sure some people didnt show who pre registraed but I doubt there were 75 of them. What was all the hype about to hurry becuase spots were running out
good job to all that finished. must have been a very cold start.
Bob,Bob W said:motivation!!!
We want to thank all the riders that came out on Sunday. We hope that everyone had as good a time participating as we did putting on this event. Look forward to seeing everyone next year!
Jess,NJ Jess said:Norm, approx 8 minutes separated us. you came in 70 while I came in 76th. It was a lot of fun wasn't it!!!! Get out and ride!.......Once I recover, I will.
Hey KirtKirt said:Alex,
How did your shock hold up during the race?
Alex, I had never seen nor heard of the problem with Fox shocks until that morning. Lo and behold 20 minutes after I saw you repairing yours, mine did the same thing.Stan LeCupp said:Hey Kirt
My shock held up during the race.I was very bummed when I thought I couldn't race.I didn't think my warmup would consist of two high speed shock repairs .Great day though, I had fun.From now on I'll carry my spare on cold days.
Kris,ryderX said:Alex, I had never seen nor heard of the problem with Fox shocks until that morning. Lo and behold 20 minutes after I saw you repairing yours, mine did the same thing.
Glad you managed a quick fix.
It's seems this problem is pretty common with the dhx air, although it also happens on the other fox shocks too. Luckly I have a spare. I sent it to Fox, they claim there was a bad batch of seals.I heard the one's with newer seals get stuck down too . Some guys on the mtbr board claim a little fork oil will help thin out the fox oil.I have little faith in the shock on cold mornings now. Turners sending me a coil to try.It's alot heavier but I'll see how I like it.ryderX said:Mergs,
I thing i got it. Bob walked me through it, and explained that had to do with cold weather, the grease that Fox uses in the shock, and also something about my dietairy habits.
I didn't see any narcotics at the aid station!!! LOLnormZurawski said:Jess,
We were in the rest stop together. You had a bloody knee, right? I heard someone say your name but I didn't want to ask some random person if they were the same Jess from the message board. You may remember me as the guy who was inhaling Coke.
Next time I'll say hello.