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Wow, no damn climb. That will be different. Hey Jason - So is the climb up to the saddle of the Military look similar to the climb when did when the course was run in reverse in, when was that, Nov 2007? Just curious.

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Hey Jon

Not sure what parts your talking about. But this course is way diferent than any weve done so far. There are quite a few new sections. I will going out to Vail this weekend if anyone wants to preride. I will also be posting more photos on the course directions page on the site.

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"Fun" is not a big enough word to describe the course, it totally kicks a**! :thumbsup: The climbs are sharper, the ridgeline descents are cheek-clenching adrenalin rushes and the tunnel of love/bmx sections are as fast and furious as ever.

The course is now fully marked and the trails are in great shape; if you intend to compete then I recommend a pre-ride, there is one short, techy descent from a little mesa at mile 3 that you need to be ready for.

Thanks JR for setting up another great race!

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Hey Racers and Pit crews,
We are a week away from the start of the 2009 endurance season. The upcoming Jan 24Th race is looking super strong and exciting. We are welcoming back the endurance legend Tinker Juarez to the SoCal Endurance scene! I love watching Tinker cruz the course. Of course His cruising is all done in big ring! Along with Tinker are a host of endurance racings top pro's. It is truly a pleasure to have such a rich field for the first race of 2009.
Once again Socal Endurance welcomes the bike industries top companies to our world class vendor area. Some of our bike industry friends include:
Intense Cycles ( Headlining sponsor )
Ellsworth Bicycles
Turner Bicycles
Cannondale Bicycles
Hammer Nutrition ( Gold sponsor )
Spinergy Wheels ( Gold Sponsor )
Pro Motion Sportswear ( Gold Sponsor )
Ez-Up Direct ( Gold Sponsor )
Intense Tires ( Gold Sponsor )
Vigor Helmets ( Gold Sponsor )
THE ( Gold Sponsor )
AYUP Lighting
Niterider Lights
Cycopath Bike Shop ( Gold Sponsor )
Nimbus Water
ESI Grips
Murrieta Chiropractic
Wiens Winery
Plus many more vendors and services to come and check out!

Please support our sponsors and partners. They support you!

Because of our sponsors we have tons of stuff for the legendary "12 Hour" raffle. This will be the biggest raffle to date! Over $5000 worth of swag for our racers. Plus don't forget the "12 Hour" performance tickets we give away. This race we will be giving away more than $500 in cash. Plus the $50 fastest lap both men and women, and the $50 for the fastest parade lap. So stick around and collect your prizes!

For 2009 we have added a few races to our SoCal Endurance calender. My Mission is to provide Southern California with the best race experience possible! For the second race in the "12 Hour" series we will be up in the mountains outside of Big Bear, Ca. Rim Nordic Ski Resort will be hosting our second "12 Hour" race of the year. The Rim Nordic race promises to be a classic for SoCal. The trails are super fun and challenging. The scenery is second to none! This will be an epic adventure. On October 3rd we will host the first annual SoCal Fat Tire Epic. The Race will be held at Vail Lake resort in Temecula, CA. This is truly going to be an Epic race. The top tier of racers will be competing on almost 100 miles of amazing Southern California trails. There will also be smaller distances to suit all riders. Along challenging day in the saddle that will prove to be a SoCal Favorite. Also stay tunes for a couple more exciting events on some of SoCals classic trails. There will be a press release in about a month with some exciting news for a series of races that will ROCK the SoCal Crowd! Of course we will end the year with the "12 Hour Championship at Vail Lake resort in November!
A quick note, we are up and running with the
"Southern California Interscholastic High School Mountain Bike League". This is an amazing opportunity for us to give back to the sport we love. SoCal Endurance will host the first Race of the Year for the High School league. The first race will be held at Vail Lake resort on March 8th. This promises to be a historic moment in SoCal Mountain biking. I am honored to be a part of it! Please check out for more info.

A couple of notes to all racers and crews:
- Please have each team member print out, sign, and bring a race waiver to the check in. This will greatly speed up the check in process. The waiver is attached to this email.
- Check in for the race is Friday evening from 4:30 to 6:00 pm and 6:00 to 7:30 Saturday morning. All racers must check in prior to race. Number plates will not be given until full team has checked in.
- The pit area for the race is any grassy area around the Huck Finn Pond and pool area. Driving on to the grass in not allowed. Teams must unload and load all pit equipment in the parking lot and walk to pit setup areas. The early birds get the best spots. It is first come first served.
- Renaud catering will be on hand to provide all your dining needs. Get ready for the best tri tip sandwiches.
- water is available on site but please don't depend on us to keep you hydrated. Racers need to bring water!
- Intense Cycles, Canondale, Turner, and Ellsworth will be on site with full demo setups for all to try. Spinergy will have demo wheels on hand also.
- Cycopath Bike shop will be on hand to help with all your biking needs. Cycopath is also allowing a 10% discount on all race supplies and equipment this week. Plus I am sure They will help you out with a new bike if that is what you need! Just tell them you are participating in the race.
also Cycopath is offering a $50 race tune up this week. These guys rock and I appreciate the support!
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