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Great Day at Hay Creek
  • Topic created by Sandy on Sat Mar 26, 2016 at 6:05 pm
    Sandy Fillebrown (Sandy)
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    Thanks to everyone who put together today's event at Hay Creek.  While no longer a mountain biker myself, a lot of people I talked to thought the mtb-o courses were great.  We had people coming from quite a distance to do the courses and they were glad they made the trip.  Super fun day in beautiful weather!
  • Reply by camperpat on Sat Mar 26, 2016 at 7:46 pm
    Pat Burton (camperpat)
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    Yes,  it was a great day for both runners and bikers!  Thank you to everyone who made this event possible.  
                                                                                              Pat and Bob Burton
  • Reply by j-man on Sat Mar 26, 2016 at 10:17 pm
    Clem McGrath (j-man)
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    I'll second that. The regular courses were really fun and well designed. What a great event! I hope we can so more mountain bike events... Hay Creek seems like a really good venue for it.
  • Reply by ErikEddy on Sun Mar 27, 2016 at 7:00 am
    Erik Eddy (ErikEddy)
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    Thank you for everyone that came out on a holiday weekend! Another reminder to never judge a park by it's summer vegetation?Laughing. Results were up before I even got home-(thanks to all who stayed for control pickup). On the foot-o courses-besides a pesky unmarked platform (it was on the way from a due west attack from trail to east but closer to the trail), I heard good comments on the shockingly nice woods, and was very pleased with how the finish/start arena worked out. On the mountain bike- originally I was a little concerned the course wouldn't be too interesting in this park due to the trail network being pretty simple. Proudly, in talking with finishers, it sounds like my visual tricks worked and there were plenty of decisions to be made and chatter post-course. Besides a great turnout on our "first" mountain bike-o and appreciation to those who traveled far, the words of Sandy here, others, and a conversation with Steve Aronson early in the day are really important to me. Though some club members may not be getting on the bike, I sense the addition to the club is welcome and I am happy to put on more events in parks that make sense. ?Thanks again- it's a great time to be a DVOA member.
  • Reply by ErikEddy on Sun Mar 27, 2016 at 7:25 am
    Erik Eddy (ErikEddy)
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    I'll let Bob speak on behalf of the people that help make this event a success, but a special thanks to Bob Gross.  He was instumental in allowing my vision come true, a crucial help with control setup and held nothing but encouragement with my idea to bring out a table and two large water jugs into the woods up a large hill Laughing
  • Reply by hughmac4 on Sun Mar 27, 2016 at 10:10 am
    Hugh MacMullan IV (hughmac4)
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    RouteGadgets UP!

  • Reply by Runswithmap on Sun Mar 27, 2016 at 12:42 pm
    George Hart (Runswithmap)
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    The short MTB course was excellent. Erik didn't lie when he said, "enjoy the downhill start!", cuz getting to the finish area was a real huffer. I inadvertently took an epunch home (2037923).let me know who to mail it to. Thanks for all your collective hard work. George Hart
  • Reply by shiatsuron on Sun Mar 27, 2016 at 9:06 pm
    Ron Barron (shiatsuron)
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    Great Day Erik  & Bob!

    It seems like so many things came together just right. Weather, visibility in the woods and a good use of the terrain & map features. I've never been to Hay Creek before. It's an interesting mix of asthetics (isn't that pond lovely) and remnants of mans intrusion into the woods (gad). I liked how some of the bike route choices were so much more than distances to be considered.

    I also noticed that Ed Scott and his home court advantage aced the Brown courseWink

    rb


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