Tuesday, May 02, 2006

NORBA Nationals Snowed-Out

I'm sure that most of you with NORBA licenses already saw this... i couldn't care less that the venue is changing - and have my fingers crossed it changes to a place not at altitude soon. what's freaking me out is that this is the first yr we didn't fly west to snowboard - and it's the best damn yr in ... well, years! they have a base of 20' and can't hold a mtbike race in late august!? that's some crazy snow. will people ski right-on through the summer in the north facing bowls? is it that epic? crazy...


Colorado Springs, Colo. (May 2, 2006) - Due to massive snowfall on Mammoth Mountain this winter, USA Cycling will be relocating its 2006 Mountain Bike National Championships scheduled for July 20-23.

After a record
664 inches of snow fell this season, Mammoth Mountain has reported a base depth of nearly 20 feet as of May 1 - a figure that ultimately put the resort's ability to host a national championship-caliber event in jeopardy.

"Looking at our snowpack today, I can confidently say we are unable to host a mountain bike event to the quality we are all accustomed to,"commented Bill Cockroft, senior vice president of operations at Mammoth Mountain. "It was a difficult decision, but ultimately we believe we owe it to the mountain bike community to make sure the event continues at the level and standards expected by USA Cycling."

USA Cycling is currently negotiating with several venues to replace Mammoth Mountain and a decision is expected to be announced shortly. We will send out an announcement email when a venue is finalized.

The dates of the 2006 USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships will remain unchanged.

In other news, check-out this freeride park opening-up 90mins north of Boston in Northfield, NH this summer. Easy to get to, right-off I93. I'm not into jumping off shit, but it could be a fun way to spend a day on a squishy bike - and i respect what these guys are doing here. it's almost impossible to make a living doing what you love - especially if it's riding a bike...


At 5/02/2006 6:35 PM, Blogger Jason said...

Yo Jeff, Saw that you and Andy are signed up for Mohican. Got registered today. See you in a month! - jason

At 5/03/2006 7:01 AM, Blogger Andy said...

sweet. it's going to be a good one with I big turn-out.

At 5/03/2006 7:02 AM, Blogger Andy said...

meant to say a big turn out...it's early and I've only had one expresso shot.


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