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Anyone headed out to Post this weekend to race in the Hood River Super D?

Hopefully it will be better organized than last year. We didn't get our results unless we called the next day or waited a couple days for it to be posted online last year.
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Looks like they are going to have a post race function this year and have partnered with SRAM. It will be nice to have the awards ceremony on the same day!
Looking forward to it! :thumbsup:
 

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should be good

dirtpunk7 said:
Hopefully it will be better organized than last year. We didn't get our results unless we called the next day or waited a couple days for it to be posted online last year.

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I was at the Ashland Super D, and the organization was great. The results were posted pretty darn quick, and the raffel prizes were great ! no junk at all. Same people are running the HoodRiver Super D, so it should be good ! :thumbsup:
 

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Sadly, I'm saving any potential road trips for Blackrock on the 5th for the demo day. I got spanked in Ashland anyway. :rolleyes:
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Sounds like fun; the $50 entry fee is kind of steep.
Better than Downieville's $185 fee. Not that they're a direct comparison, but most races are getting up to $50 anyway...
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I was at the Ashland Super D, and the organization was great. The results were posted pretty darn quick, and the raffel prizes were great ! no junk at all. Same people are running the HoodRiver Super D, so it should be good ! :thumbsup:
Tita told me she's "helping." Not actually running the event as much as Ashland. I think they'll do well though. ;)
 

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Uncle Cliffy said:
Sadly, I'm saving any potential road trips for Blackrock on the 5th for the demo day. I got spanked in Ashland anyway. :rolleyes:
I'll be at the Demo day on the 5th as well. I'm driving up to my Parents House the night to before so i can pick up my dad for a day of riding bikes that aren't ours.. I'm excited.

Him and I will also be at Post on Sunday to ride.. If you see a guy one a Wildcard - thats me.. My dad will be on his Rune
 

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Yeah, Ashland was better organized than the previous year. I like the fact that SRAM was there but kinda missed the grassroots feel a bit. But last year's Gorge Games Super D was not planned very well at all and the addition of SRAM is definitely welcome IMO.

The one thing I didn't like about the 12Mile Super D in Ashland was that they disposed of the cool glass medals for SRAM swag. For me the glass medals of last year are way cooler and much better than a cassette/dakine pack/etc that I could buy in the store and I'll use and ruin within the year. I like having the medals for posterity much better.
 

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I might help out with the shuttles, or I might go race Return on the Jedi STXC/Super D/XC wayyyy down south.

Just an FYI to all of you out-of-towners:

Bring your "loose over hard" tires. We haven't had appreciable, non-drizzle rain in a month. I'm hardly a DH/Super D star, and I'm putting my Anthem X into two wheeled slides in quite a few corners.
 

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ryan_daugherty said:
I'll be at the Demo day on the 5th as well. I'm driving up to my Parents House the night to before so i can pick up my dad for a day of riding bikes that aren't ours.. I'm excited.
I'm still not 100% going to be there, but I'm thinking of hitting it Saturday with my own bike, then demo Sunday. I'm wondering if I should even bring my bike if I just go Sunday? :skep:

Sorry for the derailment.
 

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I'll be thar on me 5 spot! Or would i be better off on my yeti as-r for this race? never done post canyon or a super D.
Who is demoing at blackrock? I love that place!
 

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thinking about it depending on what bikes Cove, Transition, Giant and Norco are going to bring out.
I would assume they'd bring proper bikes for Blackrock's genre... Last email I got listed Norco, Transition, Giant, Felt, Diamondback, Kona, Cove, Evil, and maybe Santa Cruz.

I bet there'll be a significant line just for the Revolt! :rolleyes:
 

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I hear there is a jump after a rutted out section that will save some time. I can't make it up there for any practice runs before Saturday's race and may not get any practice runs in the morning before the race.....
Does anyone know of any photos/videos of this section or of the course in general??

-albright
 

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I raced it last year and do not recall any jump after a rutted out section. There were no real jumps last year, just a mixture of singletrack and fire road.
I'm going to hit it tonight after I pick up my race packet.
If I see it I'll try to take a photo or at least describe it here. Might be kinda late though by the time I get back home, I'm climbing up from the bottom.
Hopefully, the course will be well marked!
Personally, I wouldn't worry about one jump. It is the climbing that will separate the winners from the losers.
Both pro men and women winner's at Ashland were XC racers on 5" bikes.
 

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dirtpunk7 said:
I raced it last year and do not recall any jump after a rutted out section. There were no real jumps last year, just a mixture of singletrack and fire road.
I'm going to hit it tonight after I pick up my race packet.
If I see it I'll try to take a photo or at least describe it here. Might be kinda late though by the time I get back home, I'm climbing up from the bottom.
Hopefully, the course will be well marked!
Personally, I wouldn't worry about one jump. It is the climbing that will separate the winners from the losers.
Both pro men and women winner's at Ashland were XC racers on 5" bikes.
DP7,

Just to let you know, the course has changed some from last year according to the event manager. It is suppose to be the same up top coming down and off of Viento Ridge (loose and rocky moto trail). When the trail hits the road off the ridge, instead of going right into the trees like last year, you enter this, "Hidden trail" right straight accross from road (facing north) that is off limits to motos and is a lot of fun with some good rock gardens/launchers, it's only about a 1/2mi long and re-connects to Borderline trail from there.

Also according the race organizer, the route is better marked (blue flags) and there is less fireroad connectors and less climbing, about 200' total, instead of 600' or something like that from last year to make the course more DH friendly with some different little trail sections below Borderline, probably to keep the local DH'ers happier.

So, I am thinking just about any 5-7" travel bike will do with preference to at least 6" maybe? I wish I was going to do it this year and was planning on it, but going to be too much for me to do the race, come home and pack up family to go camping for the weekend in Silver Falls since I was out of town last weekend too.

Have a good time to all doing it, should be a blast and much better organized than last year!

JG
 

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Damn! That is too bad for me. The DHX on my Enduro just blew last week and I am stuck with my Stumpy instead. More gnar means more fun but less speed for me on the backup bike. I have ridden that section and it is a fun gnar section.
I was hoping for the same course as last year considering I am riding a 5" bike now. There was alot of climbing last year and I figured even though I didn't have my primary bike I would make it up on the climbs. I guess not so much now. :eek:
Thanks for the update JG!
 
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