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FatTrack Team SnowBike Enduro

January 15th - 2011 @ High Noon

Southern Kettle Moraine State Forest - Muir Trail Head - LaGrange, WI

Snow bikes only (3.7" minimum tire width)

No FatBike? - No Problem! - Join the rider pool

Teams can share a snowbike (or ride their own)

Teams are formed the day of the race or you can bring your own team. If you bring your own team, you may have to put a team mate into the draft for other teams to aquire in the rider draft.

Riders that bring a snowbike can sign up as Team Captains or be part of the rider pool.

Team Captains pick riders from the rider pool to form a team - 3 people per team minimum

Captain's draft order determined by pre-race, Derby

Teams race for 3 hours - Team with the most laps wins!

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Highly HIGHLY interested.

Whaddya know ... just got my snowbike built up today. Almost like it's a sign . . .
 

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Sounds like a fun day in the snow!

What loop will be used as the race course?
 

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jeffwilsonn said:
sweet, im in. My bike doesnt exactly qualify as a "snow" bike though
@ JeffWilsonn - Snow bikes only (3.7" minimum tire width).....If you don't have a snowbike, you can enter the rider pool and get drafted by a team that will have a snobike to share. We want people to get a chance to ride one of these new fangled fatbikes, even if they don't currently own one. The format is going to resemble the Indiana University little 500 bike race...but with some tweeks to how teams will be formed.

@KrateKraig - the course will be determined by snow conditions on the day of the event.....but the laps will be shortish in length.
 

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Lodging

I've arranged for a discount rate at the newly constructed Hampton Inn in Elkhorn, WI for those of you that are coming in from out of town. It's about a ten minute drive from the trailhead and close to a couple restaurants.

The room rate is $79 a night.

Just ask for the Snow-Bike rate when you make your reservation.

Hampton Inn Elkhorn
40 W Hidden Trail
Elkhorn, WI 53121
Phone: 262-743-2360 ext. 513
Fax: 262-743-2362
[email protected]
www.elkhorn.hamptoninn.com
Fattrack Team SnowBike Hampton Inn Discount Page
 

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You know what, the doc only has a say about the right arm until 1/3/2011 so therefore I'm in and need a team; anybody want me?
 

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sugX said:
You know what, the doc only has a say about the right arm until 1/3/2011 so therefore I'm in and need a team; anybody want me?
coming off of injured reserve, suggs is sure to be one of the hottest free agents of the 2011 sno-bike season.
 

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coming off of injured reserve, suggs is sure to be one of the hottest free agents of the 2011 sno-bike season.
Thanks Gary...I was expecting answers like "not even your Mother".
 

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Sounds like a blast. And me with a fresh new Pugsley! Can you reveal the race loop? I might be able to get a team together.
 

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the course will be determined by snow conditions on the day of the event.....but the laps will be shortish in length.
hint - What can brown do for you?

Make sure to read all the fine print about how the teams will be formed via the draft and how the draft might force you to put one (or more) of your teammates on waivers, thus making them eligible to be stolen by another team in need of a warm body.

The bright side of having a friend on another team is the potential for elbow to elbow racing against someone you 'd love to beat.

This is the first of many times that I'm going to ask people to get there at eleven to register. The Draft Derby will take place as close to Noon as possible. The 3 hour race must go off at 1pm sharp to insure that we have enough daylight.

There's going to be a list of things to make sure you bring......mostly common sense things, but some things that will make sharing a bike easier.....like flat pedals....

You'll all be responsible for bringing the right clothes.....clothes to ride and something to wear over everything while you stand around and wait by the fire....like a parka....or a snuggie.....or a buffalo robe. You'll most definitely want dry clothes to change into, after the riding is over. Pay special attention to your head, hands and feet and the rest sort of takes care of itself. The weather is going to make our decisions for us and we'll just have to respond the best we can.

If you plan on bringing a snow-bike, put flat pedals on there......if you have a seatpost QR.....put it on....if not, be prepared to make a fast nascar style pit stop in the transition area.

For the really tall and the shorter folks......we may need to conduct a special draft to get you with a team that has a bike that you can ride.

The teams will be formed so each team will have the same number of riders.....plus or minus a rider here or there.

It's going to be like an episode of banana splits,

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Snow Bike

Is there any snow at Kettle? Im near Chicago and all the snow is gone.

Will there still be an event if there is no snow?
 

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Is there any snow at Kettle? Im near Chicago and all the snow is gone.

Will there still be an event if there is no snow?

live shot from Sunday out on the Connector Trail

Kettle has just a tiny bit of snow, with bumpy glare ice mixed with frozen terra-firma (95% ridable). We need snow and even though gnomes control the weather (or so they keep telling me) the forecast looks promising for us to get some (?) between now and the 15th. My feeling is that if the trails are open....the event will take place.

Please start the group snow dance Monday at 9 am sharp.
 

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Sponsor News!

Alex Cook of http://www.bc-rack.com/ and A-train Cycles is making one of his custom racks for the prize table at the rrrace!

We've already received generous prize donations from Surly, Honey Stinger, Smith Optics, Planet Bike and Bar-Mitts

We got a little snow last night, so keep up the sno-dancing!
 

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Read it and weep

It's a brand new year, so this is what Wisconsin is gonna need from everyone that comes to the race,



There'll be forms and a self pay drop at the race venue to handle this.

On a positive note.....you may want to bring a few extra dollars to snag one of these.



$12 cash - Limited qty's and sizes available on race day.
 

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~gomez~ said:
It's a brand new year, so this is what Wisconsin is gonna need from everyone that comes to the race,



There'll be forms and a self pay drop at the race venue to handle this.

On a positive note.....you may want to bring a few extra dollars to snag one of these.



$12 cash - Limited qty's and sizes available on race day.
Earliest I have ever paid for my Season Passes January 2nd.
Wow that means I'll have Extra Cash for a T-shirt then. :~)
 

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The race day schedule is going to look like this -

9-11 Set up and pre-riding

11-12 Registration

Noon - Captain Draft Derby

12:15 - Draft

12:30 - 1:00 - Race Start

4:00 - Race Ends

Sunset Awards
 
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