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7/15/2012 6:43 AM

So, yeah, it starts in 4 days! We have been up here with a 5-man trailbuilding crew working on the trails and DS track for the past week. Things are looking good, we are using the same 2 DH tracks as last year, but both have been polished from top to bottom. A couple trees removed from the Pro track rock garden should open up a better line at the entrance so people can go faster. The combined finish for both downhill tracks is different, there is a nice stepdown followed by an off-camber grass run to the finish line. No uphill sprint this year. The DS track is getting some major changes- more berms and its going to be a little bit longer.

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7/15/2012 10:16 AM

Sounds Good!

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7/15/2012 10:35 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/15/2012 10:35 AM

The entire Dirt Passion crew will be out there photoging for race reports and filming for a short edit sponsored by the resort to be released a few weeks after the event. You can read about it here: http://www.vitalmtb.com/community/Dirt-Passion,16620/blog/06/26/2012/entry/327

We will see you out there. Can't wait! Stoked.

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7/15/2012 8:33 PM

F yeah eagles in wayfarers. Stoked for National Champs...hope it's well-attended. Seems like DH racing is taking a hit in attendance (at least in the rockies and out west). Vital will have action from Matthew Delorme, so stay tuned. Motomike, post up some pics of your course updates! Would love to see 'em

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7/16/2012 8:40 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

I'll be down late Thursday night.
We have a big condo on the side of the DS track. Grilling and beerzzzzzzzzzzzzzz gratis.

See y'all down there!

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7/16/2012 8:31 PM

DH racing is taking a hit in the Rockies due to shit promoting and piss poor events! More $ for way less Event....

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If you make it idiot proof they will just invent a better Idiot!

7/18/2012 9:41 AM

To anyone who knows. What are the track conditions looking like? Are we talking DHF or Wet Scream conditions? Looking at the weather full mud boots sounds like a good idea, but having been there I know it can go either way.

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7/18/2012 11:11 AM

dgodard wrote:

To anyone who knows. What are the track conditions looking like? Are we talking DHF or Wet Scream conditions? Looking at the ...more

Bring 'em both?

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7/18/2012 11:42 AM

What bturman said.... by the look of the radar and the noise outside (even though I am south of that area), you better bring both.

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7/18/2012 11:50 AM

dgodard wrote:

To anyone who knows. What are the track conditions looking like? Are we talking DHF or Wet Scream conditions? Looking at the ...more

bturman wrote:

Bring 'em both?

Guess I'll have to pack an extra bag for tires.

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7/18/2012 5:01 PM

The tracks are fine right now. The Pro/Cat1 track is soft but dry dirt (hero dirt anyone?), so cut spikes might be fun. The Cat2/3 track is super hardpack, something like a Minion or Butcher would be ideal for that one.

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7/20/2012 8:02 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/29/2016 7:46 AM

Here comes the rain...


Today is a wet one in NC! @logan789 @kaiello7 @khsbicycles @vitalmtbinstagr.am/p/NTfoycJGvi/ fb.me/2b5rmAJS5

— KHS Factory Racing (@KHSFactoryRacin) July 20, 2012
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7/20/2012 2:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 7/20/2012 6:25 PM

check out some of the sicker pro DH bikes from national champs

http://www.vitalmtb.com/photos/features/What-Theyre-Riding-U-S-Nationals,4026/Aaron-Gwin,39163/mdelorme,825

and here's a video of the course courtesy of dirt passion

Cane Creek's US Gravity National Championships Course Preview - More Mountain Bike Videos

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7/20/2012 6:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

Results page with a bunch of amateur titles given out
http://www.usacycling.org/results/index.php?permit=2012-23

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7/20/2012 7:39 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

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7/21/2012 10:54 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/21/2016 10:21 AM

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7/21/2012 4:51 PM

Neko Mulally just won the DS race

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7/22/2012 12:55 PM

Heard Jackie just won women's DH.

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7/22/2012 3:08 PM

Just heard Gwin wins, Neko in 2nd, Jackson third.

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