I heard it was back at horseshoe...I think Dan told Craig (Big Ring).
I heard that the promotor signed an agreement with Phat "Douche Bag" Tyred to run the race on "his" trails...This is groundbreaking news, literally.Pizza_Royale said:Any leads/rumours on the TBA location?
Where can they do a race that large?
New location or a repeat?
(you could run a totally different course in Horseshoe/Copeland - there was lots of singletrack that never made it into the course)
What does this mean?Phat Tyred said:Hey mtbmeister if your business can't give it away, it is not called a business, it's called a bad idea.
I do not disagree with most of your statements. I'm glad you have conveyed them in a clear, respectable, point noted kind of way, unlike some of the other b.s. that has gone back and forth in this forum lately. Not that I want to strike up a 5th thread that discusses trail use/damage/repair.Bill Payer said:I hope that is not true... this is not a staffed park...there is a shift away from the classic and traditional facilities...I am not anti-race... just firmly believe that there is a time and place for them...races belong in areas designed and managed to hold races...what would you mountain bikers say if that mess at Albion was after a weekend of horseback riding...disagree?
i'm sorry phat, i have no experience with special needs.Phat Tyred said:thedumbopinion "Can I pay it forward? "
You just did.....most helpful......Thank you :thumbsup:
"If there is ANY truth to what BP says about trail wear or remnants from the last marathon I won't attend."
It must be a tall tail givengears we both know that racing does not hurt trails, want to go for a ride with me at Albion today, please???
"We need to support people that do the right thing and let the others slip away"
In your mind did Chico do the right thing? What about me? Should I just shut up and have my area Albionized?.
Not much to take pioctures of, really. It's really in very good shape up at Copeland, and there are really no remnants of the race. There are a couple of small signs still there from a running race, but even those are slowly disappearing.bbgobie said:Can we get some pics and locations of the damage and signage?
Its been a wet summer and some areas in all parks have been muddy.
I do not normally carry a camera, I was going to make an effort to on Sunday but with all the rain I did not. Plus anyone involved has seen the mess, as confirmed by others here...nobody I know has a 'before' shot for comparison anyway but in my opinion, which differs from some others here, it is worst it has been. I have not been back since my post-race inspection because I know it is a wet area that can only be ridden in the dries of conditions. I also generally carry my bike and tiptoe thru the area when it is unridable... I think most recreational riders do...? but that did not appear to be the case on May 17thbbgobie said:Hi Bill
Can we get some pics and locations of the damage and signage?
Its been a wet summer and some areas in all parks have been muddy, I'd think it'd be good for everyone to see whats going on and discuss logically.