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Aug. 28, 2013, 9:19 p.m.
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What time is day of registration open? Is the course open for pre-riding before the race?

day of reg, should be open at 9-9:30. pre riding can start as soon as the course is marked, probably before the reg opens. It would be good to do the run ups and single track a bit to get the layout down, so you have no surprises.

Aug. 28, 2013, 10:17 p.m.
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day of reg, should be open at 9-9:30. pre riding can start as soon as the course is marked, probably before the reg opens. It would be good to do the run ups and single track a bit to get the layout down, so you have no surprises.

Anything else I need to know if I have never raced CX before?

Aug. 29, 2013, 5:59 a.m.
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Anything else I need to know if I have never raced CX before?

If your eyes aren't bleeding, legs aren't screaming, you can talk/smile/think about anything else outside of racing or you can actually manage to grab any of the hand-ups… you aren't going fast enough. ;)

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Aug. 29, 2013, 9:16 a.m.
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If your eyes aren't bleeding, legs aren't screaming, you can talk/smile/think about anything else outside of racing or you can actually manage to grab any of the hand-ups… you aren't going fast enough. ;)

You got that right. In cyclocross you recover after the finish line. You have to be pinned the entire time. I used my pulse meter a couple times. Maxed at 196 and averaged 186 for the 45 minute master event. At age 52.

Debate? Bikes are made for riding not pushing.

Aug. 29, 2013, 9:24 a.m.
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i can appreciate the fitness of this sport…but ANY sport that encourages the wearing of nutcrackers by spectators is suspect with me…

Aug. 29, 2013, 9:37 p.m.
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If i don't have my license yet can I just bring a printout confirmation or something?

Aug. 29, 2013, 10:01 p.m.
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probably expect to negotiate with cycling BC though.

Shredding hypothetical gnarr

Aug. 29, 2013, 10:51 p.m.
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print out confirmation is good for Aldor Acres. if you only want to try it out a citizen license is a good choice.

Dan is at the f'ng hardman level of cross, I am a wuss, I try to enjoy the pain and courses.

I think the best think to do is come out have fun and than start to push the suffering.

Aug. 30, 2013, 1:59 p.m.
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print out confirmation is good for Aldor Acres. if you only want to try it out a citizen license is a good choice.

Dan is at the f'ng hardman level of cross, I am a wuss, I try to enjoy the pain and courses.

I think the best think to do is come out have fun and than start to push the suffering.

HA! We all start somewhere. It is the most fun race/event that I have done as you pass the same people over and over again heckling the crap out of you! DH you pass the pack twice, CX you pass em at least 7 times.

Come out and give it a try… super fun and great vibe.

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Aug. 30, 2013, 4:42 p.m.
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I'll be there with (cow)bells on!

Aug. 30, 2013, 10:02 p.m.
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Well I am all licensed up and even got out for some practicing this afternoon…I only tripped over my bike while running once :D

Sept. 1, 2013, 8:36 p.m.
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Wow that was fun…I will be back for more for sure. Are the results posted anywhere?

Sept. 1, 2013, 10:51 p.m.
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Results from today should be up at vancouver cyclocross coalition blogspot, I would guess tomorrow, or maybe Tuesday at the latest.

Sept. 2, 2013, 8:44 p.m.
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Stellar course at Aldor Acres, and a great time all around! Props to Matt at Brodie Bikes and the rest of the 'Cross Coalition, and all of the volunteers and sponsors for putting together a fine day of heckling in the sunshine.

:beer::beer::beer:

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Sept. 2, 2013, 8:51 p.m.
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Stellar course at Aldor Acres, and a great time all around! Props to Matt at Brodie Bikes and the rest of the 'Cross Coalition, and all of the volunteers and sponsors for putting together a fine day of heckling in the sunshine.

:beer::beer::beer:

Do better next race and I will have to find different heckles for you and your touring bike. If you were towing a B.O.B then there would be just cause for your walking up the hill. :)

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