Anyone else racing the XC BC Cup series besides me here????
This is all a little different for me - I just moved here from Ontario where I started racing the Ontario Cup Series last year, and some of the 8 Hour and 24 Hour relays too. XC isn't very big here it feels like :crybaby: Or at least, I don't know where to go! I had to buy a DH bike and I am still debating about how much armour/gear to buy…Like….I'm pretty sure I'd go down on a lot of those trails without any, because we do similar stuff out East in our races in ol' spandex and xc helmets…..but then I see everyone else wearing …fullfaces…and it freaks me out (I guess mostly thinking of Burnaby and some of the tamer stuff on the Shore) - but we definitely don't have the crazy stunts/man-made stuff. Or the "riding down a mountain" aspect. haha! I kind of miss natural cut technical singletrack that goes up AND down (instead of just up, then down, one time only, lol). Ah well! New things to learn!
Anyway, so I am definitely racing the XC BC Cup out here but haven't really bumped into anyone else racing it!! I am definitely going to try every race and a few Canada Cups to boot - especially the Hardwood Hills Canada Cup back home…where I hope to kick everyone's ass after learning to ride out here and on the Shore :agree: ! I drove up to Merritt on the weekend to ride most of the singletrack where the first race should be - what a huge difference compared to the race that is gonna be at Burnaby Mountain. Not technical at all. Smooth singletrack with a lot of climbing. Strange! I should have brought my hardtail instead of my FS! Rode for 4.5 hours! But it was a nice warm and dry day/ride!
So who else is racing XC BC Cup?? What are your thoughts on the race series? How big is the competition out here? Are they fun? Do people camp out the night before?