Endurance Guy: Tolerates most of us.
Give Freddy a break Ben, he's a government employee
Nimrod said:Yes = Race in the mud. Lighting is about the only thing that stops these things.
Not entirely true. A Bulldog race at Deer Park was canceled completely a number of years ago. We had a heavy rain event the day before and the ground was already saturated from previous rains. Apparently, the dirt road in and out of the place is what prompted the cancellation.
Races are occasionally shortened to reduce trail damage.
I remember racing at Ringwood in 2001 during a torrential rain. The downhills were pretty much active streams. It was pretty ugly.
More recently, wasn't an event at Ringwood cancelled due to rain, some time in the last couple of years?
RVCC will be giving away a FREE 20th Anniversary T-shirt to the first 175 racers to pre-register. Please note that registration is only open until 5pm on Friday.
Killington was cut short (shortened) as well this year because of lighting
This'll be the toughest course on the calendar this year I think. Blue is tough too but Ringwood in this direction includes a number of dismounts for the beginners (and some of us sports!). Add in some ugly weather and it may not be the best race for a 9-yr old. But I don't know -- if your kid can ride Allamuchy, then maybe he's up for it.
To Ellen and Art: Please run the race on Sunday. We'll abstain from pre-riding tomorrow (admittedly the thunderstorms will make that decision easy) but if the weather is nice Sunday, let's go ahead with the race please. This'll most likely be my last race for some time.
Thanks Justin...The course is marked clearly right? There seems a lot of ins and outs.. Cell phone, terrible t-mobile has no reception there either.