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MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Tue Jul 14, 2015 6:52 pm

CMA round one this weekend. Can anyone confirm this is a harescramble? I've heard all CMA rounds are harescrambles this year, but that seems too good to be true. :D

http://news.secondgearclub.com/2015/07/mrsi-challenge-harescramble-aug18-19.html
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby SpecialK » Tue Jul 14, 2015 8:04 pm

Pretty sure Moose mountain and marble mountain are xc? I could be lying... :)
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby dirtyboy » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:36 am

I think that MRSI challenge is the long course HS format. An A and B loop with the A riders doing both loops. It will be fun. :jump:

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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:46 am

Nice. Last year's race was pretty fun, but not looking forward to doing "A" loops this year. :blush:
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby boland » Thu Jul 16, 2015 9:49 am

dirtyboy wrote:I think that MRSI challenge is the long course HS format. An A and B loop with the A riders doing both loops. It will be fun. :jump:


How long is the B loop?
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:40 am

If it's a harescramble like last year, then I expect it won't be terribly long. Something like 15-25kms.

Anyone been out there lately? Should I be mounting a rain tire?
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Fri Jul 17, 2015 6:42 am

Just got an email confirming it is a harescramble. :applause:
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Postby boland » Fri Jul 17, 2015 7:13 am

I was wondering because I would prefer it on the long end of it. This one was fun last year I think it was around 18km for the b loop.
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:17 am

I prefer just the opposite. Short and fast. :D I agree though, last year's race was fun. I imagine at least some of the loop from the last even will be reused.
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby Braap791 » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:36 am

If it keeps raining you guys are going to be racing canoes :D

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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby boland » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:45 am

Braap791 wrote:If it keeps raining you guys are going to be racing canoes :D


Good thing I packed my water wings
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:47 am

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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby erniebearskin » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:13 pm

Just enough rain to keep the muskeg moist. If I'm not mistaken this is the race that 2 years ago 105lb Jodi had to push me off my bike and ride it out of the Muskeg for me..... :blush:

The night terrors about the incident have just stopped, so perfect timing to try again.... :thinking:
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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby GWsXR250R » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:52 pm

Guys,

I'm thinking about giving this race a try! This will be my first race ever, is it a good location to start at or should I be waiting for the Dirty Moose?

I'd be riding novice, I also need info on whether I need to number up my bike or not?

Any input would be great.

Thanks

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Re: MRSI Challenge

Postby cerealkiller » Fri Jul 17, 2015 1:58 pm

Yeah this would be a great first race. It's close to Calgary, in the same vicinity as the Dirtier Moose. There might be a couple tricky hills, but despite Bryan's recollection, I don't recall any impassible obstacles from last year's course.

You won't need numbers either. The second gear club will give you a sticker for the back of your helmet with your class on it. There's always the option of trying out one of the sportsman classes too, if you just want to get your feet wet. In sportsman you can choose to ride a shorter duration race and no racing license is required.

Here's a short video from the 2014 race:


3:20 might be my favorite part :smirk:
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