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Old 2012-02-05, 06:59 PM   #1
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Singlespeed-a-Palooza Race April NEWBURGH, NY, US (each year)

First - I've been littering this forum with postings about races, and, worse, I've been posting each year separately. Adding insult to injury, I've then started a separate thread for my write-up.

So, while, yes, it is one more thread about the Singlespeed-a-Palooza race, this will be the repository of the upcoming race (April 29, 2012), and ALL future years, and any write-ups with which I may pollute these fora.

THE RACE: (sign-up here!)
This is a singlespeed-only mountain-bike race, with no uni category, unless we get a few more unis!.

It's 24 miles (two 12-mile laps), mostly on moderately hilly, wonderful single-track through the beautiful Stewart State Forest, near Newburgh, NY. Probably 90% trail and the rest is dirt road w/a bit of paved.

The uni-record-holder (and only uni ever) is me at a snail-paced 4:36 (results). This is WAY ripe for the plucking, because of last year's conditions (deep water and mud everywhere), from a TON of rain in the days proceeding the event.

Here's a link to last years thread, with my write-up, for a better description of the trail.


WHERE:
Hey - this race is close by (except if it isn't), near Newburgh NY, at Stewart State Forest! This is only 1:15 drive from the GW bridge in NYC, and under 3 hours from Philly. Only 3.5 hours from Boston, for goodness sake! Heck, it's only 5.5 hours from Montreal!

That's NOT FAR AWAY and there's a huge amount of quality muni riding (24 mi).

WHEN:
April 29, 2012 (sign-up here!)

WHY:

BECAUSE YOU GOTTA COME TO THIS RACE - It's perfect for your 29er or 36er! DO IT!! Let's have 6 munis there!

(sign-up here!)
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Old 2012-02-05, 09:26 PM   #2
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Hey Steve, do you have any information about the single speed race you always talk about?

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Old 2012-02-05, 09:59 PM   #3
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Wish I could. My little brother is getting married that very day down in St Petersburg, FL. Hoping to check out Alafia River State Park for a little muni while we're there. Hope you get a good show of munis. I'll plan for it next year.
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Old 2012-02-06, 01:39 AM   #4
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My Cokers are not MUnis.

Should I get a special tire? The one the says Coker backwards?
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Old 2012-02-06, 01:57 AM   #5
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Billy, DON'T DO IT!

If you ride that Coker backwards it calls the devil and you know what that means: He'll make you juggle while singing Broadway show tunes

Based on the mud pictures from last year's race, I think a muni wil be a better choice.
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Old 2012-02-06, 06:33 AM   #6
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Newburgh! I bought a car there once, at a dealer auction, with the help of Bill Jenack (Jr.), who was a classic and exotic car dealer. His father was the founder of the Unicycling Society of America. That old Subaru was a great car. Unfortunately nowadays it's too far away; that sounds like a fun race, long as the weather cooperates.
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My Cokers are not MUnis.
My Coker isn't a MUni either. But between my 2002 Coker Deluxe and my 2010 Silva Cycles custom 36", I'll take the old Coker for MUni rides. It has a Radial TA tire on it, which isn't a big deal as long as the trail is dry...

If you're shopping for a replacement tire, I recommend the Nimbus one. Also the Coker Button tire, which is the lightest one available, is great on dirt.
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Old 2012-02-06, 02:11 PM   #7
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Apparently the new 36er muni tire is being produced by Vee Rubber, so it might be worth waiting on it, no idea when it'll be out, but probably soon.
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Old 2012-02-06, 02:50 PM   #8
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I checked out the website and it appears that all the race categories are closed.
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Old 2012-02-06, 03:01 PM   #9
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Yup, all categories are closed. Maybe they haven't opened them yet?

It's a big drive for me, but if the weather is good and I can sign up a few days in advance, I would consider making the trek.
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Old 2012-02-06, 06:37 PM   #10
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I checked out the website and it appears that all the race categories are closed.
Damn, it sells out fast. Well, if you really wanted to try, maybe send a nice email and the race org. would let you in to fill out a muni podium.
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Old 2012-02-06, 08:48 PM   #11
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Whut??

All this build up and I can't even register to race!!

Steve, I for one, am very dissapointed.

So, can you make it down to Tennessee for the munifest in May?
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Old 2012-04-19, 02:23 AM   #12
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Steveyo,
Did any other muni riders get registered for this?
My calendar just reminded me of this event. Just curious.
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Old 2012-04-19, 10:23 AM   #13
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Steveyo,
Did any other muni riders get registered for this?
My calendar just reminded me of this event. Just curious.
Nope. Me and 299 bikes.
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Old 2012-04-24, 09:27 PM   #14
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I'm around the temporal corner from this race. And it's dawning on me that I should probably train for something like this...

The first lap will be the training.
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Old 2012-04-26, 08:22 PM   #15
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That's the attitude! Have a blast man. Show those two wheelers how it's done. I'll be thinking of your race while I'm sunning on the beach waiting for my brother to get married off. Catch you later!
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