Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby edge_kw » January 9th, 2012, 12:21 pm

Scotty wrote:Some updates....

We started marking/prepping the course today.


What's the lap length? Thanks
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby dirt » January 9th, 2012, 12:23 pm

edge_kw wrote:
Scotty wrote:Some updates....

We started marking/prepping the course today.


What's the lap length? Thanks


I believe he said via email to pre-regs that it would be ~2 miles.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby edge_kw » January 9th, 2012, 4:45 pm

dirt wrote:
edge_kw wrote:
Scotty wrote:Some updates....

We started marking/prepping the course today.


What's the lap length? Thanks


I believe he said via email to pre-regs that it would be ~2 miles.


Wow! Guess we'll know that 2 miles pretty intimately after 3 hours. Gonna be like a cyclocross race....lap length-wise.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Scotty » January 9th, 2012, 8:52 pm

we have built a loop that will take the fastest riders 12+ minutes (we have a national champion and a couple of elite mountain bikers registered), but allow the slower riders to complete it in 20 minutes or less. because 2/3rds of racers are in Duo, we wanted laps to be short enough to allow duo teams to trade off laps without each rider standing round in 20 degree temps and wind, and getting cold between turns on the course.

We are using the area of the farm that we've use for years to hold our winter snow cross races. Plus, we've added trail on private property that only the Farm Team ever gets to ride. We think it will be fun and challenging.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 10th, 2012, 12:37 am

Weatherman says 2-6" by Saturday. With 45 fatbikes on the course at one time, the course should get packed down mighty quick, I saw what 33 could do this time last year in Wisconsin.
Scotty, any rules on studded fatties, or should we leave them home? I'm thinking mine might not be "legal" for a race (#6 3/8 screws). If anyone got too close to me, their tires might start blowing chunks :shock: With no "factory" fatty studded tires, everything is all DIY.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Scotty » January 10th, 2012, 6:41 am

while I hadn't posted anything regarding studs, we do not want studs on the course. Ice is part of winter riding. I'll send out another update thursday or friday to registered racers and make sure everyone is aware.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Geff » January 10th, 2012, 8:13 am

I was wondering why there is a need for studs on a fat tire snow bike? :?:
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Scotty » January 10th, 2012, 11:31 am

Steve is just prepared for all weather conditions with his rig. Like if Lake Michigan froze over and he had to pedal to wisconsin. 4" tire with metal screws would be a great ride! :)
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Geff » January 10th, 2012, 12:03 pm

Scotty wrote:Steve is just prepared for all weather conditions with his rig. Like if Lake Michigan froze over and he had to pedal to wisconsin. 4" tire with metal screws would be a great ride! :)


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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Steve_Balogh » January 10th, 2012, 6:35 pm

Scotty wrote:Steve is just prepared for all weather conditions with his rig. Like if Lake Michigan froze over and he had to pedal to wisconsin. 4" tire with metal screws would be a great ride! :)


I like that idea! Sure beats that drive around Chicago. I hardly use studs, but have on a few occasions. I typically hate using them, I always walk over bridges so the spikes don't chew them up. ILRA & Novi Tree Farm are a couple places that can get enough ice at times to spill a Fatbike. I'm selling off my Nokians and using an old pair of Endo's I have. You have better control on ice with a fatty, but no guarantee at times conditions are rideable.

Judging by the forecast looks like studs will not be necessary.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby utabintarbo » January 11th, 2012, 2:35 pm

Just as a check, is this the right place?
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Sortaslow » January 11th, 2012, 3:56 pm

utabintarbo wrote:Just as a check, is this the right place?

Kinda what I found too. Street view pics match Scottish YouTube videos.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Scotty » January 11th, 2012, 5:54 pm

yes, that is The Farmer's house. Racer Check-In will be at the garage at that address, as will post race Awards. Parking and the race will be held across the street from Farmer's house in the big fields and woods you see on google maps.



We expect plenty of snow between thursday and Saturday morning, and as we have in years past we will plow the parking area.

If you're driving from out of town, give yourself some extra time to get here and drive safely! While the East side of lower Michigan might not get much snow in the next few days, local weather forcasts call for up to a foot of snow by Saturday. And there's a 70% chance of lake effect snow on saturday.

I will send out an email update to all registered racers on Friday.
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby Sortaslow » January 11th, 2012, 5:57 pm

anyone know what a Scottish YouTube videos is?
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Re: Fat Bike Snow Race & Snowcross dates 2012

Postby WildWoody » January 11th, 2012, 8:27 pm

Sortaslow wrote:anyone know what a Scottish YouTube videos is?



Im from Scotland, no idea... Let me know..
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