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Anybody got any idea what kinda soil we got out there? I'm trying to decide on the right tire. When I raced that place the first year they held it it was gravel, loose soil and pavement. Any changes? Any hardpack (besides the asphalt)?

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vuduvgn said:
Anybody got any idea what kinda soil we got out there? I'm trying to decide on the right tire. When I raced that place the first year they held it it was gravel, loose soil and pavement. Any changes? Any hardpack (besides the asphalt)?
When I road it last year (in the Sept Cougar Mtn Classic), it was all hardpack, gravel and pavement. At the very end, coming back into the stadium/starting line, there is some loose soil around the descent and switchback. I think I am running my hardpack tires like a Specialized Fast Trak.
 

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I love stuff like that!

To anyone but a mountain biker the Team Motion Based description would mean nothing. Having ridden these hills for years I could see exactly what the writer was talking about. I expect that the course has...uh... matured since the assessment was written but it is a great start. Thanks for posting the link Slashk.
 

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take your road tires. This course is a complete shame to the American MTB community. I cannot believe they will be handing out "Stars n Stripes" jerseys to winners, especially the gravity events. I just pre-rode the xc and Super D course, and am very glad that I didn't preregister. The xc course is 15, maybe 25% pavement, and mostly washboard/hardpack(like pavement) fireroad. The Super D course is a mockery of the name Super D, as it includes NO single track and only pavement/fireroad/grass field descending and climbing.

Here's one rider who will NOT be wasting 2 days racing.
 
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