What's Happening This Weekend 7/23-7/24-ish

rottin'

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#1
Weekend of 7/23-7/24

So this is a revival of an oldie but a goody, a weekly grab bag of events/happenings in the mostly bike universe...rides, races, TM sessions, demo days etc...I'll keep it as up to date as what I find(or what you send me), with the intent being a snapshot of bicycling related opportunities for the upcoming weekend...

So lets test this out...

This weekend is going to be hot, well it summer and it should be...Question is do you feel like racing or feel like digging? Here's your chance!!!

Races:

Saturday https://www.bikereg.com/wilderness-101-16th-annual W101
Sunday https://www.bikereg.com/summerscramble Mountain Creek
Sunday https://www.bikereg.com/ironhill Iron Hill Challenge
Sunday7/24 freedom tour crit in sterling. https://www.bikereg.com/freedom-tour


Trail Maintenance Opportunities:

Thursday Ringwood--July 21 @pixychick and others will be heading back to Ringwood State Park to work. This Thursday meet at top of Skyline Dr lot by 4pm. If you arrive later, ride or walk north on Cannonball Tr to just past where it crosses Skyline Dr. heading towards Ringwood State Park. Please rsvp for tool count. rvcc@jorba.org

Events:



Rides:
7/23 Mahlon Dickerson http://www.meetup.com/Cycle-Craft-NJ-Rides/events/232572533/
7/23 Columbia Trail-Nassau. http://www.meetup.com/njmountainbiking/events/232770794/
7/23 Chimney Rock http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Mountain-Biking/events/232494275/
7/24 Neshaminy http://www.meetup.com/Central-NJ-Mountain-Biking/events/232760054/

Intermediate ride at CR on Mondays: http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/threads/funmondays-chimney-rock.36341/
Advance ride at CR on Thursdays: http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/threads/chimney-rock-thursdays.29983/
Beginner ride at Allaire on Tuesdays: http://www.mtbnj.com/forum/threads/the-official-allaire-beginner-rides-return.39314/

Other:

7/24 8am - Accompany @soundz into NYC. Have coffee, pastries, then ride back home by yourself. (meet at GWB entrance)
 
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Norm

Mayor McCheese
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#6
Iron Hill MASS race for me on Sunday. 4hr Endurance in the heat. Pre-rode the course last night. If you've been there before, the course is very different. New directions, new trails and close to 7mi per lap.
Tell me about the course. Easier? Harder? I think we may go down and do this one.
 

Patrick

aka Fidodie
Staff member
#7
curious how this is run, 30mins + 2 laps?
they mysteriously decide (using the first bunch of lap times) when they want the race to end (around 35 minutes) and start putting up lap cards with 5 to go.
i did cat 5 a couple times, avg speed was 24.5mph. could have been faster, without much more work, but it is mostly individuals in cat 5, and we were not
organized.
 

qclabrat

Well-Known Member
#8
they mysteriously decide (using the first bunch of lap times) when they want the race to end (around 35 minutes) and start putting up lap cards with 5 to go.
i did cat 5 a couple times, avg speed was 24.5mph. could have been faster, without much more work, but it is mostly individuals in cat 5, and we were not
organized.
pretty good sustained speed, you'll soon make the 55+ group :D
good luck on Sunday
 

JDurk

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#9
Tell me about the course. Easier? Harder? I think we may go down and do this one.
I wouldn't say it's any easier or harder. It's a small park and you're either going up or down. I've been racing there since 2008 and this seems like it flows the best. Another plus is it's very dry, which in the past has not been the case. Decent amount of roots and rocks to keep you on your game.

The new trail was only part of Cat1 last year, so it will look new to Cat2/3 and endurance. Should be challenging to some Cat2 and 3 racers, but nothing over the top. A couple of uphill log overs will get old lap after lap.

Here's the ride from last night: https://www.strava.com/activities/649166196

Stop in and say hi at the Hangsterfer's Racing tent if you make the trip.

JD
 

rottin'

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#12
Iron Hill MASS race for me on Sunday. 4hr Endurance in the heat. Pre-rode the course last night. If you've been there before, the course is very different. New directions, new trails and close to 7mi per lap.
Iron Hill was my first MTB race ever...1994, then again in 1995 iirc....I thought the "Mega Dip" was the craziest thing ever. Then again I raced with toe clips and my old track shoes that had a hard sole that was used to screw spikes into for sprinting(removed for riding, of course).
 

JDurk

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#14
Iron Hill was my first MTB race ever...1994, then again in 1995 iirc....I thought the "Mega Dip" was the craziest thing ever. Then again I raced with toe clips and my old track shoes that had a hard sole that was used to screw spikes into for sprinting(removed for riding, of course).
Mega dip is not part of the race this year, just ride by on both sides. It's definitely fun, but I understand why the promoter doesn't include it. I recall something about it being the longest running race in the MASS series, pre-MASS actually.
 

rottin'

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Team MTBNJ Halter's
#16
Mega dip is not part of the race this year, just ride by on both sides. It's definitely fun, but I understand why the promoter doesn't include it. I recall something about it being the longest running race in the MASS series, pre-MASS actually.
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Said bike with narrow bars and only tires for sus pension and cue the neon jersey for the shop I was racing for. And these weird red pants that I won at a road race in Connecticut ...good memories at that place!!

Have fun at IH all!!