Scofflaw Mountain Biker
First race of the year, perfect trail conditions, perfect weather, what more could you ask for? :thumbsup:
Because the bikes and 200 dollar part last alot longer... the park is literally in my back yard. I ride those same trails you will be racing on with my 7 year old daughter. If I am going to pay to race I would rather do it on a course I have not ridden before or in a more exotic location like the Sea Otter or Moab.. maybe I am just burnt on ridin those trails for the past 6 years.zon said:I don't understand how people with 3,000$ ++ bikes, who think nothing of dropping 200$+ on a dérailleur or some other part can complain about a 40$ race entry fee. I don't know,,, maybe it's just me.
Good point... but got me thinking. If I ride a $3K bike on average 1.5 times a week, that's 75 times a year (I usually ride more). That's $40 a ride and endless fun for one year. If I ride that same bike for 3 years, I'm down to about $14/ride. Add about $5/ride annually for purchases, repairs, etc. But, I'm getting 3+ years (usually 6 years in my case) for my initial investment, and feel it's money well spent. (Ideally, I'm getting down to less than $7/ride... or less than $1/mile )zon said:I don't understand how people with 3,000$ ++ bikes, who think nothing of dropping 200$+ on a dérailleur or some other part can complain about a 40$ race entry fee. I don't know,,, maybe it's just me.
Raced cross there a few times, and although a fine cx course, it impressed me as a little too flat and sandy to be much fun on an MTB.zon said:Ummm,, it was 95% pristine single track,mostly rolly with a couple of moderate climbs. No fire road at all.