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Speed Freaks Race Postponed  //   Thursday - October 15, 2009

It's raining. A lot. still have a chance to register and hit the Speed Freaks race in Leesburg, VA next weekend. Message from the promoters:

Unfortunately, we will be postponing the first annual SpeedFreaks Stage Race to next weekend.

After checking the course and the weather forecast, Mike and I have decided to postpone the race to next weekend, same schedule, just different dates.

Obviously, it has been, and continues, to rain. I am not as concerned about the trail as I am about racer safety and quality of event. Because of the drainage provided by the Limestone and Karst topography of Rockland Farm, the trails do not really get too muddy, but they become extremely slick, especially in the pine tree sections. I think that in a race environment, there would be people sliding out all over the place and the potential for hitting trees is great. I am actually still recoveering from a fall I took 6 weeks ago that tore some muscles in my shoulder. This was caused by sliding out in a slick corner after a rain.

Second, I have always envisioned this race as being about SPEED. This course and the format of the race provides for some really fast speeds and lap times. I would rather wait a week and be able to see what you racers bois and girlz can do than have you either tip toeing around the course or slip-sliding all over the place.

I know it is 9 days away, but the forecast for next weekend looks good, with highs of 66 and no rain.

In light of these developments, I will be extending the pre reg rate of 110.00 to all those who wish to race next weekend, including those who register day of event. I am going to try to re-open registration on BikeReg, but am not sure if I will be able to do so. If you have not registered and plan to race, please contact me, as it will help trmendously to at least have you in the timing system database already

Thanks for understanding - Rob and Mike

- riderx

Fall is here  //   Wednesday - October 14, 2009

Frederick Watershed riding The temperatures are amazing, the leaf colors are popping. This is one of the best times of the year to ride. Well, at least here in the Mid-Atlantic. Further west I've heard snow reports. I love snow riding, but I'm not ready for it yet and I'm hoping this great weather lasts for a bit before we move into winter.

Trail work this Sunday. Want to help? Check here for info.

- riderx


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