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Where: Downey, Idaho. Downey is located 120 miles north of Salt Lake City, Utah and 40 miles south of Pocatello, Idaho just off of I-15. The park has been built on private land with permission from the private land owner.

When: The contest will be held on Saturday, the 24th of September, 2005. This will be in conjunction with the Wild Rockies/ Utah Downhill Series Lava Rama Downhill Race.

The Park: The Park contains many stunts seen at top freeriding venues across the US. Built by a private landowner, it boasts elevated ladder ramps, small and large teeter-totters, dirt jumps, wall rides, log rides, step-downs of various sizes, a large step-up, skinnies, and a few other surprises. Almost all stunts have been built for an amateur level, but will challenge almost all skill levels. The park is contained within two acres, allowing nearly all stunts to be viewed from anywhere within the park. Plenty of parking will be available for both riders and spectators.

Cost: Entry fees will be $40.00 per rider. Due to the risks involved, the insurance carrier required more to cover the event and in so doing, forced us to require higher fees. The remaining entry will go to cover the trophies, venue fees, and park construction.

Bike setup: The course is compatible with all freeride/ Downhill setups, but a slight hill within the park could separate one from the other. The best set up to use is a double 34/22 or a single 38 tooth with a bash guard and retention system, allowing better clearance and easier pedaling. Downhill setups (example: 44 tooth ring or bigger) are still great, and with a little more effort, can still be just as effective. All the stunts within the park are both hardtail and full suspension capable, and both will be allowed. Only 26" wheels (or a 24" rear/ 26" front) will be allowed, staying within the mountain bike standard. Whether the rider chooses to ride a hardtail or full suspension is based on their own discretion, but the classes will not be divided, nor the scoring change based on their choice.

Classes: The Warped Rotor Freeride contest will be divided up into two classes, with each class being defined by the rider's skill level. Classes will not be divided by age or gender. Take note that all riders under 18 years of age will need a parent or legal guardian present to sign the contest liability wavier. Also, all riders will need proof of health insurance to compete.

Beginner/Sport: This class will be separated from the Open Advanced class to allow those riders new to the sport of free riding or those who are working their way up the insane meter perfect their skills in a competitive fashion. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 riders in this category, as well as other prizes. Framesets will not be given in this class.

Open Advanced: This class will be open to those who are confident in their riding skills. Unlike Beginner/Sport riders, those who choose to enter as an advanced rider will be able to compete for 3 brand new, awesome framesets. 1st and 2nd place framesets will be donated by an awesome manufacturer, (soon to be announced) and the sweet 3rd place frameset will de donated by upstart Utah frame builder OGD Manufacturing. Trophies will also be awarded to the top three riders in the Open Advanced category, as well as other prizes.

For any other information or discussion on the upcoming Warped Rotor Freeride contest, go to www.wildrockies.com for updates, pictures and any new or additional rule changes. You can also email me at [email protected]
 

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mosplat said:
very cool to see more north shore style stunts south of the north shore.
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no, but sometimes there is a clearcut and then a forest right next to it. :rolleyes:
anyway, i should have read the whole thing, then I would have known that it was only on a couple acres which would mean that the terrain would remain the same throughout most of it.
 

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proof of health insurance coverage????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That pretty much excludes myself and most everyone I know..... :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: ......too bad...that coulda been fun doin' a little arse whoopin' on the fellas since there's no gender categories... ;)
 

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proof of health insurance coverage????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That pretty much excludes myself and most everyone I know..... :mad: :mad: :mad: :mad: ......too bad...that coulda been fun doin' a little arse whoopin' on the fellas since there's no gender categories... ;)
getting' kinda cocky there aren't ya? :p
just kidding irieness, but that's a long drive for a 1 day comp on 2 acres.
 

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getting' kinda cocky there aren't ya? :p
just kidding irieness, but that's a long drive for a 1 day comp on 2 acres.
LOL...I just found this response...

who me?? cocky...never...

nah...not even the competitive type...that's why I get humor out of typing sarcastic cocky comments sometimes...especially when it's girl against guys...

and like I'd drive to Idaho when Whistler and Bootleg are so much closer... :D
 

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An answer to your questions....

Giant DH bikes are great in the free-ride department, if it's the only big hit bike you have... Other wise, the faith is where giant goes to free-ride.

To the guy in oregon, no, that's not Eric, it is Doug Frei... Eric has yet to come and ride, but since he's been recently married, that might be awhile.

No, no trees, the park is my own, built on my land in my spare time. Since it is such a pain to get permission from the forest service and BLM, and because you will eventually be forced to take down anything built on Forest and BLM, it was better to build it where I didn't have to worry about someone else getting mad or making changes to the stunts and jumps. It's true the park is in the open, but we have access to a water hose to build the dirt jumps, and power to run our tools and even spot lights. And, since it's on a small farm, we have access to a front end loader and backhoe...not to mention copious amounts of dirt. I have begged or payed for all the lumber used to build the north shore stunts, and it is nice to know someone isn't going to burn it or steal it... Lumber costs a crap load too, in case anyone hasn't noticed. Anyway, I wanted to give the riders something to look forward too... It is hard to find a free-ride contest for anyone who isn't pro. Now we have a place to try all the things we see on videos and in pictures that others build. I am not trying to be like Whistler or even Bootleg Canyon. They have more money and more local riders... I have squat. I have invested a lot of my own bread into this venture, and will never make anything off of it. Really, all I want is the satisfaction of riding better and sharing the endeavor with a few friends. The process of promoting an event is the BIGGEST pain in the butt ever, and I know I won't make everyone happy. But no one else is doing it around here, and nearly every freerider I know has complained about the lack of events in our sport. I wish I didn't have to ask for proof of insurance and have everyone sign waivers, but unfortantly, that is the sad, sad reality of our world. I hate that a few greedy, selfish, and uncaring people have ruined it for the rest of us...

Regardless, I love the sport that we are all engaged in, and want to improve my skills. That is the 1st and main reason I am building my park. But it will be nice to share it with a few others too.
 
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