$60 bones get's you in two races ... a downhill and a 20km distance race.
1st place in each race get's $1000. Best odds for that kind of cash anywhere!
You get a shirt for each race and a BBQ after the distance race. 120 person mass start last year...bigger this year. Very crazy time.
Posted: Thu Aug 12, 2010 10:25 pm Post subject: 150 registered so far for a distance event ... what?
Just an update for you all .....
150 riders for the distance race registered so far ... WHAT? for a distance race??
50 For the DH so far the day before .... only 50 riders and still $1000 for first.
We've upped 2nd place prize for Rogue to $500.
1st female also gets $500 this year and so far there is only 5 girls racing!
2 early morning shuttle buses will be taking riders from the finish line to the start line.
Finish line bbq, skate limbo, hippy jump, dh grass racing, 3 legged skate race and tonnes of other contests for hardgoods.
I think it's anyone's race to win this year ...
Thanks to the Sanders boys Mike and Jeff for putting on such a first class event. Great people, awesome riders, an amazing course and fun times.
Nice to be around other skaters again too. It's been way too long solo skating. I had a great time kickin' it with Paul Kent, Aaron Christiansen and Anna O'Neill on Saturday and Sunday. Those guys know their stuff. Good peeps.
Out on the race course I got schooled. SCHOOLED. I thought I was ready for a fast time, training around a 4:05-4:10 flatland pace. But the R.O.G.U.E. isn't flatland and pumping was pretty much irrelevant here. I had gotten so enamored with my pumping setup that I thought it would translate to this course. But even if it had, a 4:10 pace on the Burke Gilman trail is nothing like Paul's 4:10-ish pace on this course. On the Burke he'd be down around a 3:50 pace. He's an endurance machine. Consider me inspired.
I'm already looking forward to next year. Lots of adjustments to make and things to learn. Uphill endurance, downhill experience... This race is a great challenge and a perfect way to develop my skills as a well-rounded skater.
Thanks again to Local 124 and all the sponsors for hosting this event. _________________ Derek Munson
Thats awesome D. Good to see you made it, still you logged a decent time overall!
Over on the Fish I advised the same on the upcoming Adrenalina marathon down in Florida-- those who want to pump the whole thing would either have to achieve some phenomenal breakthrough in technique + setup in the next two months, or just assume they're doing it for the stoke of LDP. Otherwise, on the whole I've found the most efficient push is going to take the podium slots. And where there's $10K involved...
When Paul came down for our Ultraskate last year, there was one time mid-day I decided to keep pace with him on the Burke for a couple miles-- and man, that got my heart pumping some new rhythms. He's a different animal indeed.
Look like some great times up there, hope to make it some year!!
Derek, It was so cool to finally meet you! I am still so happy and excited by our conversations. You should train up, I need someone to push me and I think your mind can conjure up new ideas to rival mine. Thats what this sport needs! And James, you too need to do this event. And maybe we should talk about some geeky stuff about possibly combining pushing and pumping in a way to increase speeds overall.
You guys are great and I look forward to the next time I get to meet either of you! _________________
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