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Jarrett's picture

Forum for the Nanaimo hare scramble race held on October 16th, 2011. Discussing course lay out, trail work days, and much more. There is alot of potential around the Wastelands. Key is to not get in the way of mtn bikers and everything should go well.

proppeller's picture

Maybe the MTB riders can take a day off and we can have another first-class VIHSS race. Give a little,get a little.
The moto heads were probably the first ones to make the trails in the area anyway,
My 2bits for the weekend.

fishlegs's picture

just wanted to let everyone know..the nanaimo track is off limits to anyone without a valid track pass.these can be purchased at various lcations .go to nanaimomx.com for more info..the trails in the area around the track are open to the public though...i dont want to get in trouble with the club before the upcoming event...thanks for your coopertion....there will be a fun day on the sat of the event for people wishing to preride the course...

fishlegs's picture

hey guys.my buddy jim took some cool photos on sunday afternoon. check it out seehorsecreativemedia.com

kaos's picture

a friend and i have been doing a little trail building on wed eves.if you show up a tad before 6 outside the moto track and see rider(s) on gasgas bikes that should be us.while it would be nice for the mtn bike users to get along with us,it only takes one to create a lot of bad feelings,thats why we have been trying to make trails specific to our type of riding

willy559's picture

Nice, love new trail!

willy559's picture

Gotta get out to whiskey and build!!! Kaos how much fresh trail have you guys cut?
Sorry I never did get Stokes number for ya, did you get a hold of him?

Jarrett's picture

So excited to check out around the wastelands more. New trail is awesome and some wicked 2 track in there plus some areas that could have killer hare scramble type trails. moto only!

willy559's picture

Kaos your new trick sick!

willy559's picture

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willy559's picture

Trail is sick! Why cant I edit my message May? WTF lol

kaos's picture

had bryce and the kid out today and we got another section done,just need to build a little bridge to cross a large log thats in our way.should be out wed eve again if anyone wants to see or help,nothings marked much at this point

willy559's picture

I'll join you guys, what time?

kaos's picture

6 pm outside the motox track

fishlegs's picture

hey ...whens the hare scramble in nanaimo.?...i love moto and i heard its gonna use the whole track...i cant wait to pass all you trail squids while im clearing the huge stepdown......

Jarrett's picture

hahaha oh chris. So since chris(fishlegs has joined us in our forum area for the Nanaimo hare scramble race, he is the leader of this race. This is his race and he deserves the respect of all of us who are willing to help with the race. He has organized atleast 10 races now and they always turn out very well. So Chris, you lead, and we will follow,,,, with a chain saw. Or stakes...

I know most offroad guys want an offroad orientated race, but the big reason why I wanted a few of the races at moto tracks was to bring in some moto heads into the offroad world. If it is too technical and mostly trail, theyll probably be scared away and just stick to track.

Campbell river was not at all moto friendly and everyone knows Tansky is just chaotic. Pretty much every race is very tight. So myself, I am happy with a fast moto race. I am still willing to get in there to reclaim or build some new trail because I see the potential in this area. I am going to find out about land access for future also.

proppeller's picture

Hey fishlegs,the ball is in your court! Take your best shot.Maybe you can put on a Fishlegs Moto Head course to tune up us single-trackers.Always wanted to try a huge step down.
Pin it To win it.
I am sure it will be a blast.
Did not see you at Tansky,you missed a sweet ride.

kaos's picture

well hopefully chris can make it out see what we have been working on , and if it fits into his format.fwiw hopefully people will still have an intrest in building a longer trail system there,and if its not a race course we can easily make it more technical to challenge the enduro racers

willy559's picture

Did you put a kickstarter on that Husaberger yet Chris??

fishlegs's picture

i need to put a shovel on it first.so i can finish burying it when i get stuck....hows the new gasser?i really miss mine,minus the soft suspension when racing...

kitt's picture

Husaberg no need kickstart- only start once at beginning of ride- husaberg never quit running- huaberg only BBRRAAAP.
Chris let us know when you are heading up, Paul and I are planning on taking th trailer and spending some weekends there working.

fishlegs's picture

you guys need to do something other than typing on a computer ....i guess thats what im doing right now..oh yah ..im a trail squid too...i already scoped out the joint and would like to get together with some other trail cutting tards as to where and why ..im game to meet up soon.im thinkin tomorrow then go swimming.as to the berg questions...its the only bike ive loved so much and hated so much in the same minute....kinda sounds like marriage...well im filing for divorce...hey jarrett ..when you get close to a phone booth call me,collect if need be...

kaos's picture

i have a course outline from cris,will meet outside at the moto track again wed at 6.anyone with saw-machete etc is welcome and a bike is not needed as the cutting is close by.

willy559's picture

How did it go on Wed night? Tried to make it out, maybe next week.

kaos's picture

got the majority of the first section done(minus the 'A' split) as a 'B' rider i probably shouldn't venture into the tougher stuff.maybe others can post up when they can lend a hand

aussie's picture

Great work,sorry could'nt make it last wed broke my toe,hopefully this wed,did you sort out with the mx guys have the seen your great work yet?

Jarrett's picture

I can be out there this week one night. Whatever works best for you. I have talking to some companies and have put together something with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nanaimo. I have a sponsorship letter package put in place for the race with some companies already donating $500.00 to BBBS organiztion. I think we will have a great turn out for this race and the sponsorship is looking promising. I will have a poster out when I have all the sponsors organized.

Jarrett's picture

Word on the street is The Charlie horse is going to be a fun filled weekend. Kids racing saturday at noon, a team relay shortly after and the possible chance of having and endurocross track and having heats.(That would be cool eh!) Then sunday B riders race in the a.m. and A riders in the afternoon! There will be derbys ALL WEEKEND!

fishlegs's picture

just an update..lots of work being done at the moto track.going to be a blast..using the entire track(safely for those afraid of moto)and 3 new sections of single track...heres some names of the trails being worked on.1-KAOS- a tight twisty single track section guaranteed to disorient anyone.-Carnage canal(a loop)-.a steep off-camber downhill section dropped into the infamous nanaimo crack and back out again,hopefully without any cling-ons .2-midway-.named appropriately(working on).3- last ditch effort-.final trail winding in and out of a future mudhole and your last chance to pass your moto buddy before heading back into hte open stuff...

willy559's picture

Sweet! Thats going to be a fun race.

kaos's picture

looks like the course is all cut,going to try to get there wed around 5 to run the new stuff in a bit

breeze's picture

Nice job getting your trailwork completed so far in advance!

LarryT.'s picture

Can anyone tell me if it's ok to pre ride Nanaimo? Do we need a track pass if we go up on a Sunday? If so where can we get one? Duncan motor ports have em? Looking forward to the race!

willy559's picture

Spunkys sells day passes. Your supposed to buy a pass to ride there.

kaos's picture

Keep in mind nothing is arrowed as of yet,and some track fences will be opened to make the course(from what I understand)

fishlegs's picture

i will be up on sat oct 1 to arrow wooded sections..if anyone comes up on sat i can give approx course layout..will need pass for mx track part though..

Jarrett's picture

do you want a hand froglegs,,, I mean fishlegs? Could come for a short while. I can probably round up a bunch of ribbon if we need some for the trails.

Jarrett's picture

course(from what I got from Chris) will not be arrowed and mark until probably the friday b4 the race. Racers pre ride will be entering the team relay on saturday. Which, remember is 2 racers on a team and only 1 bike!

Anyone can ride the trail b4 the race, but expect a curve ball or two before race day!

tribalbc's picture

Is there going to be an endurocross section?

Jarrett's picture

I would like there to be, but it might be tough to get it done with the time we have. Will need to have a small excavator at the least to help put it together. If there was somewhere that we could find some bigger sized logs and some tractor tires( there are some tires at the track that maybe they would let us use).
Another thing that could work for an endurocross obstacle is those big spools that hold big electrical wiring. Have 4 of those lined up beside each other.

kaos's picture

course is pretty well marked now and able to be preridden.i can see where fella will need to pace him(her)self.just doing a couple laps was pretty intense

Jarrett's picture

it will be interesting for sure. But great stuff. Thanks for volunteering so much of your time Andrew. It is great to see.

proppeller's picture

Hey all Harescramblers,had a little preview of the CHARLIE-HORSE over the weekend.
This is going to be a really FUN race with good opportunities for some fun close racing.
Course has a little bit of everything,sure to put a grin on your face.
You dont want to miss this one, great areas to bring out family and friends to cheer on their home-boy.
See you there!

tva300's picture

I was wondering if the track will be open for camping on friday night? was
hoping to come down and get set up then relax,
thanks!

Jarrett's picture

Yah definately will be. Chris and I will be staking out and roping some of the course friday night. He will have a key and is staying up there all weekend I do Believe. Weatherman says we are going to have a sunny weekend!

tva300's picture

Sounds great Jarrett we'll see you there! maybe we can give you guys a hand.

Todd

BikerDAD450F's picture

Jarrett and / or Chris ,I have grabbed all the banners and the trail signs too, Do you want them brought up Saturday morning?
Andy

LarryT.'s picture

Awesome time at the Charlie Horse. Thanks guys for all the work put into another great race. Looking forward to Campbell river!

ACEn8r's picture

Yes, Great time at the Charlie Horse! The upcoming Trick or Treat will not dissapoint either!

breeze's picture

I have about 8-10 gigs of GoPro video from the Charlie Horse up for grabs if anyone is making their own video. There is footage from both A and B races. Mostly low shots, sorry no good crashes as you guys are getting too good!
Video will be available for transfer at the Trick or Treat from the JR toybox

Bikesmith has invited us to the Trick or Treat to create another video for Campbell River MX... see ya there...arrrrrr

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