Bear Springs Trap Update

Tommaso Gomez

April 29, 2017 at 8:14 PM

FYI, I pre-rode half the course today (including clear creek) and from what I saw, it's in great shape. The moto sections are mostly tacky and occasionally muddy. There are occasional patches of snow but they are avoidable. Petr and his crew did a great job. Tomorrow should be awesome!


Eric Aldinger

April 27, 2017 at 8:53 AM

Normally we do far less messaging around a Hurricane event. Since there
have been a lot of questions, here is even more mountain bike gossip about
Bear Springs from the Team S&M gossip monger.

Sellwood has post-race food and on-course energy food lined up. Hurricane
Racing may have additional food on course as well.

Sellwood is providing pre-race neutral mechanical support. Do not show up
with a frame and some tubes and expect a miracle. Think adjustments not
overhaul. That last part is for your benefit, since there is often a line
for help.

It'd be good to pre-ride as much of the course as possible on Saturday to
make sure all the course markings are clear to you.

As always there are prizes. Sellwood Cycle Repair is going to do what we
normally do for this race!

This next part Erik did not ask me to share. But it actually surprised me.

"This year, we really need to organize a thorough, post-race course
clean-up. I had an angry person come in the shop last year complaining
about how my bike shop left garbage all over the national forest. I never
mentioned this to anybody outside the shop. (I guess this is another thing
the shop provides as cover--we're a buffer for negativity!) This might best
be done on Monday, but if weather is good the it's possible to do it
Sunday. Hopefully, I can get a few trusty souls to help out."


Rick Johnson

April 19, 2017 at 10:57 PM





But they could practice running on snow while carrying their bike
- it might come in handy!





Rick Johnson

Bend, Oregon


On 4/19/2017 10:09 PM, Eric Aldinger
via OBRA wrote:



One of our enterprising racers asked if the course
is open to preride this weekend. Per the race director, the
course is still being cleared of snow. You are welcome to come
out, but it won't really help your race prep.





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Eric Aldinger

April 19, 2017 at 10:09 PM

One of our enterprising racers asked if the course is open to preride this
weekend. Per the race director, the course is still being cleared of snow.
You are welcome to come out, but it won't really help your race prep.

--
Eric Aldinger


Ron and Dorothy Strasser

May 7, 2008 at 12:17 PM

And if you have never raced Bear Springs Trap... Give yourself a gift of a
great ride because this may be the best XC course (note that I sure have fun
at others like Chainbreaker, Mudslinger, Picketts, Hornings and others too).
It seems to have almost all the types of terrain... especially if somewhat
wet still. I do hope for sun on both race days... makes it so nice!!!
ron
----- Original Message -----
From: "T. Kenji Sugahara"
To: "OBRA list list"
Sent: Wednesday, May 07, 2008 2:16 PM
Subject: [OBRA Chat] Bear Springs Trap Update

> Greg sent over a note:
>
> "Here is a quick update from the boys out at Bears Springs working
> there butts off.
>
> Things are going as scheduled and will be ready for your racing
> pleasure. Work has been a little ruff at points, but the trails are
> looking great. With more sun and mild temps they will be nice and tacky.
>
> Make sure to save some time and pre register for the Short Track on
> Sat and the XC on Sun. You can register by emailing the form from
> www.skibowl.com
> go to summer then mt biking then racing then race registration. You
> can print that same form out, fax it to 503-272-0240 or mail it to
> P.O. Box 320 Govt Camp OR, 97028. We need all this info by Thurs, 15th.
>
> Pray for sun and we will see all of you out at Bear Springs May 17th &
> 18th"
>
> Pics were too big for the listserv so they're up at the blog. obra3.com
>
>
> T. Kenji Sugahara
> Executive Director
> Oregon Bicycle Racing Association
> 503-302-4935
>
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T. Kenji Sugahara

May 7, 2008 at 7:16 AM

Greg sent over a note:

"Here is a quick update from the boys out at Bears Springs working
there butts off.

Things are going as scheduled and will be ready for your racing
pleasure. Work has been a little ruff at points, but the trails are
looking great. With more sun and mild temps they will be nice and tacky.

Make sure to save some time and pre register for the Short Track on
Sat and the XC on Sun. You can register by emailing the form from www.skibowl.com
go to summer then mt biking then racing then race registration. You
can print that same form out, fax it to 503-272-0240 or mail it to
P.O. Box 320 Govt Camp OR, 97028. We need all this info by Thurs, 15th.

Pray for sun and we will see all of you out at Bear Springs May 17th &
18th"

Pics were too big for the listserv so they're up at the blog. obra3.com

T. Kenji Sugahara
Executive Director
Oregon Bicycle Racing Association
503-302-4935