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Hello Fellow Bicycle Racers!

I just wanted to let you in on a few little secrets about the Dirt Club Summer Series in Los Olivos.

1. There is CASH PAYBACK for Cat 2 , Cat 1 & Pros!
2. Cheap entry fees! No late reg fees & you can reg on race day!
3. This is a grass roots style series that is going to be a blast!
4. No license is required to race.
5. Friday & Saturday night camping on site with hot showers and free firewood!
6. No DH Shuttle fees!
7. This is a best 3 of 4 race series, there are 3 races left, so everyone still has a chance to win the series!

The format is XC Saturday mornings, Dual Slalom Saturday afternoon and DH racing Sunday at 12 noon. DH practice Saturday from 12 - 4 and Sunday morning from 8 - 11.

You can find info about the Dirt Club Summer Series at http://www.ridesb.com/images/formsmaps/summer_series.pdf

Here are the future Dirt Club Summer Series dates:

Race #2 JULY 25-26
Race #3 AUGUST 22-23
FINALS SEPTEMBER 11-12 (Note: this is a date change from 9/26-27)

Other races at the Dirt Club in 2009

Wednesday Night Dirt Criterium Series - July 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th and August 5th
24 Hours of Chamberlin Ranch - October 30th - Nov. 1st (Halloween Themed)
UCSB Cowpie Classic November 14th & 15th (Both Collegiate and normal)
Dirt Club Holiday Weekend - December 5th & 6th

Please consider joining us at the SGDC in July and throughout the rest of the year!

Thanks,

Hecky
 

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Can you answer a question

the 24 in Chamberlin Ranch I believe will be on Halloween/the night clocks fall back.

Will it be a noon-noon race for 25 hours?

I would really like to make this one this time around. All depends on how much time can be had for training through the summer.
 

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Ok

So I'll have that flyer up for the 24 Hours of Chamberlin Ranch within a few weeks. Undecided if we should count the extra hr or not at this point.

I really hope that you decide to make it. We are going to really try to get the Halloween theme going too. Should be a blast!
 

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Hey Mike,

Sorry I didn't make it out this weekend. Finally getting back on the bike this week :). Gonna try and make the rest of the series and some of the dirt crits after I am in better shape.

+1 on making it the 25 hours of Chamberlin Ranch.

-Paul
 

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25 adds a unique twist, plus it might be the first time we actually change the clocks at the time they are supposed to change (2 am or whatever it is).

I am hoping to be at some of the remaining summer series, dirt crits, and 25 hr race.

The new Niner needs to get flogged.
 

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Locals

That's great Paul and Tom! :D

We need all the locals we can get for all the races out there this season! :madman:

Thanks for the support! :thumbsup:

Mike :rolleyes:
 

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What is the mileage on the XC course? I haven't raced in over 10 years and think it might be fun to give it a shot. I love the fact racers don't need a 'license'.
 

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This series, or even just one of the races is perfect for you. The XC course will never be longer than 12 miles, and will change every race. The 1st race this past Sat used a 7 mile fast course and everyone loved it!

If you're on the Central Coast we're doing a Wed. Night Dirt Crit Series too, that starts on July 1st and runs ever Wed. until Aug. 5th.

Thanks,

Mike
 

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Great weather out here today! Only 83 degrees and breezy! Hope to see a bunch of you out here this weekend at the Dirt Club!
 

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fast hecky said:
Great weather out here today! Only 83 degrees and breezy! Hope to see a bunch of you out here this weekend at the Dirt Club!
Paul,

Club members pay $30 bucks to race, that's like 15% off.

BRING FRIENDS! You bring me 4 friends and you race for free!

Thx,

MH:thumbsup:
 

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It was a good day out there today! Warm but not hot, nice course for the weather. Next time I will get there early enough to get in a warmup! D'oh!
 

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I think my breakfast was finally mostly digested and my body working well by about the time I was getting tired and we were on the 3rd lap!

I haven't done this enough lately to remember all the things that help make a successful race day. Back in the day, it was a routine.

I'm excited for the next installments though!
 

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Hi Everyone,

The courses are marked for the 3rd race of the Stump Grinder Dirt Club Summer Series. Apologies if you have received this more than once. Please forward to your teammates!

We are sure hoping for a GREAT LOCAL TURNOUT of Chicken Ranchers and Platinum riders, as well as some Dirtbags and anyone and everyone else! We'd hope to see many, if not all SYV mountain bike racers attend, and especially the SGBC/Coastal Tree Care Cycling Team members!

Please come out an help support local grassroots Mountain Bike Racing! www.ridesb.com

Racing starts Sat @ 9 with the XC, Dual Slalom at 1, and continues Sunday with the DH.

You can camp too!

Entry fee is only $35 ($40 pros/ $25 for juniors) and there is no late fee tacked on!

Please, bring your team and support the Stump Grinder Dirt Club this weekend!

Hecky
 

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Paul, we'll miss you out there tomorrow.

BTW - I'm really hoping we're having the 25 Hours of Halloween @ Chamberlin! Going to put my light on the bars tomorrow to test out the set up in race conditions. I'm trying to get a team and some good quantity of support crew/hangers-on or at least people to come spectate here and there. I also want to come up with some camp decorations and trying to figure out if there's some sort of costume we can do that will be comfy enough to ride in for that long.
 
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