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Okay, so we all had fun at Racers and Chasers. Is anyone ready for the first round of the Rim Nordic series on Sunday?
It will be my first Sportsman event.
 

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The boy and I plan on heading up there....well as long as you move your butt to the expert class!
 

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DIRT7958 said:
Just so you know, you missed round 1 which was the stage series and it counts towards overalls.
There site suggested that this one was the first in the series.
Although I won't be in contention for any overall points (having just moved up from
Cat3.)
I also hear they do rude things with the air up there, like not provide enough of it for
us sea level riders.
 

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For those that have ridden this xc course in the past do you think it would be a good option for a first race? I'm capable of the mileage, questionable with the altitude, but am a little trigger shy to try a race.
 

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Rim Nordic is an awesome place to ride and race, very friendly atmosphere and the people are just great.
 

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Ok next question. Is it common that most try their first race in cat 3 with one lap? Looking at mileage and not knowing the course I'd say I could crank out two laps but not sure if that would hold true up in altitude!
 

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1 lap only takes about 45 minutes and is only about 7.5 to 8.5 miles per loop. There are some good climbs and some real awesome single track. Give it a try, you won't be sorry!
 

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Thanks for the input, I'm gonna see if I can drag myself off the desert floor for the ride. Sounds like a good time. Do most people run camelbacks or just bottles?
 

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Thanks for the input, I'm gonna see if I can drag myself off the desert floor for the ride. Sounds like a good time. Do most people run camelbacks or just bottles?
Bring both, but for a single lap you probably would only need a water bottle.
I've never done a Rim Nordic race before, so I don't know if they run water stations.
Anyone know about that?
 

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I'm on the fence about doing two laps. I am riding at sea level in 100+ degrees for 2-3 hours no problem but not sure what the altitude will do to me! Only one way to find out.
 

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unfortunatly i have to miss this weekend.
ive gotta work and im broke ha.
i should be super ready for the next super d though (i should have my new bike!)
 

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There is a water station at about the halfway point. I usually ride with 1 bottle and an energy gel. If you have never rode Rim Nordic, you need to do it. It is a lot of fun and a great atmosphere. Once you ride it, you will want more.
 

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I rode the course last Sunday.
It was my third mtb ride this year, (I've been doing the bmx thing for the past three years).
I haven't raced a XC mtb race in over ten years, but I figured what the hell, with all of those base miles I've piled on, I'd go see what things looked like.

Remembering that I used to race here a lot, back in '93 - ''97, the place really hasn't changed all that much. The first hill climb loops are basically the same as back then. The fire road from Inspiration point is the same, but they have cut some single track from just before the old switchbacks, which wasn't around back then.
The finishing single tracks and fireroads are the same as they ever were.

The place is great, and Kerry and Bev have been running the program for nearly 20 years!
It's definitely worth going to, I just need a little more preparation...like actually riding.
I could ride the race, just really wouldn't be able to race the race.

Go.
Have fun.
You'll go back for more.
 

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The boy and I will be heading up there tomorrow afternoon. After they are done with the Super D we plan on riding the course to get a feel for it. Probably around 5pm~6pm.
Look for black Honda Civic with two bike rack (plus and old guy and a 21 year old.)
 

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Super D starts at 3:00 today.

edit: It's 1:00 and I'm heading over for the Super D. Currently, the weather is 85ish degrees with off and on showers.
 

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I had a great time at the race today. Although a broken spoke managed to entangle itself with my rear disk (thus necessitating a four minute repair) I still managed to finish as well as I could have hoped (5th in class.)
I'd like to say that if the spoke hadn't broken I would have finished in the top three, but I'm sure others could have done just as well if they hadn't encountered problems along the way.

BTW the Super D guys tore up our downhill singletrack!
And I still don't get some of the breaking bumps and thier location....
 
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