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Hemlock BC Cup

June 28, 2011, 9:33 a.m.
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I know its early but I'm looking at booking flights to head out to the Hemlock race.

Is there any info out there about this race or a website?

June 28, 2011, 11:33 a.m.
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Is there any info out there about this race or a website?

http://hemlockrace.blogspot.com/

"It's, like, so much fun."

June 29, 2011, 11:36 a.m.
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I know its early but I'm looking at booking flights to head out to the Hemlock race.

Is there any info out there about this race or a website?

http://hemlockrace.blogspot.com/

That is wicked that you are flying out.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you out there!

Karla and Dan aka Dunbar Cycles Productions

www.steedcycles.com

June 29, 2011, 1:07 p.m.
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That is wicked that you are flying out.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you out there!

Karla and Dan aka Dunbar Cycles Productions

I learned to ski at Hemlock as a kid and I have a free place to stay in Mission.

I really wanted to make it out for Arduum but I couldn't get the time off. Looks like we'll do a hikeabike in the fall to ride it.

June 29, 2011, 2:04 p.m.
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The dates are wrong on the website, anyone know the real dates?

June 29, 2011, 5:23 p.m.
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The dates are wrong on the website, anyone know the real dates?

holy those dates are all over the place :lol:
it's supposed to be the weekend of Aug 26-28

June 29, 2011, 5:28 p.m.
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The dates are wrong on the website, anyone know the real dates?

26th to 28th

http://cyclingbc.net/mountain-bike/downhill/downhill-calendar/

June 29, 2011, 8:45 p.m.
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The dates are wrong on the website, anyone know the real dates?

August 26th - 28th, 2011.

Have no idea why it came up that way, when I went in to change them, they were the right dates.

www.steedcycles.com

July 21, 2011, 6 p.m.
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So the track is under construction and the event is starting to take shape.

Here is a general breakdown of what the weekend is going to look like.

Friday July 8th, 2011
Course will be open for hiking only. (Lifts open 12 pm to 7 pm)
5 pm through 7pm – Registration (plate pick up)
5:00pm through 7:00pm – Dunbar Cycles 16” BMX race (with DJ Giles)

Saturday July 9th, 2010
9:00am through 12:00pm – Registration (plate pick up)
9:00am through 9:30am – Racer Meeting bottom of the lift
9:30am through 5:00pm – Lifts Running for practice runs
5:00pm through 7:00pm - Pro-Only (No sessioning)
5:00pm through 8:00 pm - BBQ at Molly Hogan’s Bar
8:00pm through 10:00pm – 3 Minute Gaps, Dan Barham’s Are Photo Contest Slideshow – Molly Hogan’s Bar (all ages)

Sunday June 20th, 2010
No Registration available.
8:30am through 10:30am – Lifts spinning for practice runs.
11:00am through 12:00pm - Course closed and washroom break for the marshals.
12:00pm through 4:00pm - RACE TIME!
5:00 Awards!

More information next week.

Karla and Dan

www.steedcycles.com

July 21, 2011, 6:27 p.m.
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hey, dan….can you give us a level of difficulty of the course on a scale of 1 to Arduum?

(I'm trying to judge whether to push recovery so I can race, or whether I should take it easy and just come out and enjoy the event from the sidelines)

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July 21, 2011, 7:32 p.m.
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I hear the difficulty will depend largely on how much….or should I say how little you use your brakes…I've yet to see the course though.

July 21, 2011, 8:29 p.m.
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hey, dan….can you give us a level of difficulty of the course on a scale of 1 to Arduum?

(I'm trying to judge whether to push recovery so I can race, or whether I should take it easy and just come out and enjoy the event from the sidelines)

if it is based on the old course it is not that difficult imo. Arrdum being a 9-10 this would be say a 5 at most…

Hemlock is dry loose rock not much if any loam or even roots. When we raced there years ago it was rather dusty and cakey (think Kamloops with lots of pebbles….but as Bryan said I have yet to see this years course)

I would say plan on racing it should be a good time.

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July 21, 2011, 8:32 p.m.
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Dan,

Perhaps a stupid question but Friday the course is open to walking that is clear….but can we ride the rest of the mountain with the lifts running?

It would be cool to session what little trails they have on Friday to see the terrain…then practice on course Saturday.

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July 22, 2011, 9:13 a.m.
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hey, dan….can you give us a level of difficulty of the course on a scale of 1 to Arduum?

(I'm trying to judge whether to push recovery so I can race, or whether I should take it easy and just come out and enjoy the event from the sidelines)

As was previously noted, the course is a solid 5-6. The difficulty comes from how fast you want to hit it. There is going to be a huge wide open section, fall line down the ski run into a berm that sends you back into the trees. Line selection at that point could win you the race. It is a U-15 Event so we can't Arduum Gaps on the course. Although there will be a small creek gap.

Dan,

Perhaps a stupid question but Friday the course is open to walking that is clear….but can we ride the rest of the mountain with the lifts running?

It would be cool to session what little trails they have on Friday to see the terrain…then practice on course Saturday.

Right now I am going to say no. I am unsure of the condition of the other tracks or if they are even there. Additionally there are no bikes allowed on the lift that day. Next year maybe…

Cheers!

Dan

www.steedcycles.com

July 29, 2011, 8:48 a.m.
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Sorry for the late information, we are working on an "Offical - Kissed by Karla with lipstick on" Press Release in the coming days. (BC Place is keeping me busy these days)…

But we now have some hardware that if you are fast enough, read… no braking… you can get your greasy hands on.

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Additionally, if you want to stay on the mountain the good folks at SnowFlake Resorts have a cabin for you and your friends. Some even come with hot tubs!

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