2018 Non Dot race series

Discussion in 'Racing' started by HBkites, Jan 29, 2018.

Added to Calendar: 02-03-18, 02-24-18, 03-10-18, 03-24-18
  1. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    NEW THIS YEAR! The Non Dot Mountain Bike Race Series will be a winter series all taking place in February and March of 2018. 19 and Under race FREE!

    http://nondotadventures.com/home/races/

    The good people of Non Dot Adventure decided to change their series to winter series, and I think is a great move. The big break between the second and the third race in years past detoured some of the races from making the commitment to race all four.
    Personally, I'm hoping to see a good turnout for this event. Cementing it into the landscape of OC MTBing.

    I signed up today (Clydesdales).
    I'm planning to do 3 of the 4 races.
    Planty of fire roads, but I enjoy "racing" in the parks I ride regularly.
    Hope to see other IMTB rides on race day.

    First race is this weekend.
    The TT is not my favorite, but the suffering over in less than 30 minutes, and the glory last......... (a little bit less).
    Oaks is the Crown Jewel of the series IMO. I'm looking forward to riding that great course without the heat normally associated with that race.

    Who's in?
     
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  2. Runs with Scissors

    Runs with Scissors iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    West Anaheim
    Name:
    Mark Whitaker
    Current Bike:
    2015 Giant XTC Advanced 1 29er
    I notice on the Whiting TT they felt it necessary to state "Sorry, no E-bike category." :thumbsup:
     
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  3. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    I think we already have a winner for the Whiting TT.
     
  4. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    I will be at 3 of the 4 races as well, but as a volunteer/cheerleader.
    Post up your class and your sponsor (or jersey selection) and I will give you EXTRA cowbell when you fly by me.
    Why, because cowbell makes you faster!
     
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  5. MattB

    MattB Member

    Name:
    Matt B
    I haven't been riding much lately, but I'm in for all 4. It'll be good to force myself to push a little harder again. They put on a great series with a great, friendly atmosphere. Yeah, the climbs are painful this weekend, but I love flying through Whiting one day a year and it's great knowing that all the climbing is behind you and it's all downhill to the finish line. Rock-it is great to race down at the Aliso race, too. I agree, Santiago Oaks is the best all around course of the series and it will be so nice to hit it long before the summer heat.

    I'll be in Sport 40-49 in a Path jersey (uh oh ... team kit:eek: ... hope I don't live up to that reputation:)). Looking forward to that cowbell!
     
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  6. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    Elite Back Marker... I'm doing it for the training :O #PureRideCycles
    I love the nOndOt series. Good people, top to bottom.
     
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  7. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    One done 2-3 more to go.......
    I had the 99th starting spot. By the time I lined up at the starting line most of my friends finished.
    I was one of 5 Claydes, and I ended up finishing 2nd (80th overall).
    I was Hot. It was steep, my HR was too high.
    Did I mention it was way too hot for a February race?


    Fat guys should be racing up a hill. I'm done with Dreaded for 12 months!
     
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  8. mtnbikej

    mtnbikej J-Zilla

    Location:
    Orange
    Name:
    J
    Current Bike:
    SC Chameleon SS
    SS ????
     
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  9. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Matt - saw you flying by and Mikie and I gave you a shout out.
    Sharone - sorry I did not see you come but I'm sure you got some cow bell
    Shawn - saw quite a few PR jerseys and tried to give them as much support as possible.
    Yes, it was June weather in February. Great day and awesome riding for all who raced.
     
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  10. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    No!

    Only one guy was brave enough to climb dreaded on a SS.
     
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  11. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    Yay for clydstales
     
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  12. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    When I do dreaded it caused all sorts of leg pain I never get overwise. It’s just too steep. You guys are nuts
     
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  13. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    26 minutes of racing and soooooo many pictures to choose from.

    R57A5366.jpg

    This one is my favorite.
     
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  14. kioti

    kioti iMTB Rockstah

    Name:
    Jim Jennings
    Current Bike:
    ibis ripley
    It's a great shot and my current screen saver. Awesome!
     
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  15. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    It's my "screen saver of the month" as well.
     
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  16. Aviatrix

    Aviatrix Member

    Name:
    Kelly
    Casper's tomorrow!!! Hoping for another top 5 finish :Roflmao
     
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  17. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Hey - it's Kelly! Hi Kelly! Best wishes. :thumbsup:
     
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  18. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    I know that most of the memebers are not into racing, but if you ever want to check it out the Non Dot crew put on a race that is as chill as they come....... Sign up as a beginner and let it rip. You might get hooked.

    Today’s race was awesome. The trails where in good shape and the weather was perfect for racing.

    The next two races are the best ones. Aliso let you ride down Rockit as fast as you can (twice), And Oaks is a super punchy ride with plenty of top notch decents.
     
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  19. dustyyoungblood

    dustyyoungblood Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Ladera Ranch
    Name:
    Dustan Baker
    Current Bike:
    Foes Mixer Trail
    If i am ever in “race condition” i am totally going to try one. But i think my wife would divorce me if i went racing right now in this phase of life.
     
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  20. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Oh here we go... bringing race into it again. :sneaky:
     
  21. shawndoh

    shawndoh Member

    Location:
    Lake Forest
    Name:
    shawn
    Current Bike:
    I ride all the bikes!
    1 more lap in elite sucks!
    Legs shredded...
    Beer me!
     
  22. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    There’s always next year...
     
  23. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    I do that almost every weekend. In fact, I did it today. I didn't have to pay for the privilege and didn't have to try to pass people who can climb way better than I can.

    But I agree. Racing is a very different experience, and for those who are moderately competent, well, you should try racing. It's amazing how hard it is to ride a bike on ordinary trails when you are gassed, yet motivated. My last race was about three years ago. I should do another. I won't do races that involve pedaling uphill however. Pedaling "The Wall" at Fontana is exhausting enough.
     
  24. Aviatrix

    Aviatrix Member

    Name:
    Kelly
    Guess what? If you sign up and show up, you're automatically in "race condition". I think of it like paying for track time: you get to shred your favorite local trails knowing there isn't gonna be a hiker around that blind corner, everybody cheers you on like you're in the olympics about to win gold, and the people are amazing. Plus, if you're lucky like me, you may get a special trailside show courtesy of Rox and Shitty :giggle:

    Top 5 finish for me again today!! Sure it's because there were only 5 women in my category, but nobody REALLY needs to know that now do they?
     
  25. herzalot

    herzalot iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Laguna Beach
    Name:
    Chris
    Current Bike:
    '15 Intense Tracer 275c DVOish
    Well that probably involved nudity! :geek: :oops:

    Congrats Kelly! :thumbsup: 5th place is podium baby! (in MtB)
     
  26. Mikie

    Mikie Admin/iMTB Hooligan

    Location:
    Lebec, California
    Name:
    Mikie Watson
    Current Bike:
    Santa Cruz Hightower/Yeti 5C
    :thumbsup:Hey Kelly!:)
     
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  27. H2oChick

    H2oChick Well-Known Member

    Name:
    K-Oss
    Way to go Kelly! See you at Aliso !
     
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  28. Sidewalk

    Sidewalk Well-Known Member

    Location:
    The road is where I call home
    Name:
    Josh
    Current Bike:
    N+1
    Close to Ben though, that's pretty good!

    Racing Kenda?
     
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  29. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    That a self inflicted punishment.
     
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  30. HBkites

    HBkites Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Huntington Beach
    Name:
    Sharone
    Current Bike:
    Why Cycles S7
    Another great aspect of the Non Dot series is the plethora of free photos.......

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