2010 Koppenberg Status Update

Deja Vu????

Koppenberg has been Postponed to April 3rd!

Koppenberg Circuit, Saturday, April 3rd
UPDATE 3/26/10 1:40pm -
We are postponing the race until next Saturday, April 3rd. Thanks for your patience. The snow did not melt as much as we expected and the impending weather keeps looking worse. We did line up a gravel dump to help our cause but after consulting with our soil experts, it may not have made much of difference if there was still some deep snow.

Next week's weather is much dryer so a much less chance of a mud issue. It's not much more work for us to delay one week, especially if we could avoid a cluster.

Next week, same plan. As we threatened last year, we will go ahead with the race no matter the conditions. Worst case, Sunday's weather looks great, so the 9:45am wave should happen and definitely the 11:40 and later waves will be on.

Here are the expected options ...
A. It will be dry and racing will proceed as normal.
B. Its sloppy but the racing still happens. The expectation is that riders will hike the bike up the right, grassy side and remount on top. So this means it is highly recommended that if it is wet outside, you bring Mountain Bike shoes and pedals. We will investigate footbath options (seriously) on top of the hill in case of mud on the cleats before remounting.

Refunds - If you preregistered for 3/28 and cannot make next Saturday, we will give you a refund.
On race day. if you show up and the hill is unrideable and you decide not to race, you will be eligable for a refund. If you start the race, no refund. If the hill is rideable, no refund. Refunds will be processed after the race (we managed this process very well last year).

Call it what you like, a road race with a potential hike, the longest cyclocross race with the shortest running section. Whatever, but at least we will be racing on a bike.

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Koppenberg Circuit, Saturday, April 3rd

From the BoulderRacing.com website

Koppenberg Circuit, Saturday, April 3rd
UPDATE 3/26/10 1:40pm -
We are postponing the race until next Saturday, April 3rd. Thanks for your patience. The snow did not melt as much as we expected and the impending weather keeps looking worse. We did line up a gravel dump to help our cause but after consulting with our soil experts, it may not have made much of difference if there was still some deep snow.

Next week's weather is much dryer so a much less chance of a mud issue. It's not much more work for us to delay one week, especially if we could avoid a cluster.

Next week, same plan. As we threatened last year, we will go ahead with the race no matter the conditions. Worst case, Sunday's weather looks great, so the 9:45am wave should happen and definitely the 11:40 and later waves will be on.

Here are the expected options ...
A. It will be dry and racing will proceed as normal.
B. Its sloppy but the racing still happens. The expectation is that riders will hike the bike up the right, grassy side and remount on top. So this means it is highly recommended that if it is wet outside, you bring Mountain Bike shoes and pedals. We will investigate footbath options (seriously) on top of the hill in case of mud on the cleats before remounting.

Refunds - If you preregistered for 3/28 and cannot make next Saturday, we will give you a refund.
On race day. if you show up and the hill is unrideable and you decide not to race, you will be eligable for a refund. If you start the race, no refund. If the hill is rideable, no refund. Refunds will be processed after the race (we managed this process very well last year).

Call it what you like, a road race with a potential hike, the longest cyclocross race with the shortest running section. Whatever, but at least we will be racing on a bike.

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Nothing but a bunch of pansy

Nothing but a bunch of pansy road racers. I quote "As we threatened last year, we will go ahead with the race no matter the conditions" What happened to 'no matter what'? Do the Boulder wannabe's worry about getting a little dirty? Too much mud on their precious road bikes?

Somebody call the

Somebody call the waaaambulance. Its only delayed one week and it will likely be more enjoyable for the majority of participants as well as more profitable for the promoter.
I know, I know, you are baddass and like to ride in the mud. If only everybody were like you!
For the sake of the promoter who is trying to at least break even, try and understand.
-sf

Mother Earth? It's a

Mother Earth? It's a friggin dirt road that is open to traffic. Now go crawl back into your yurt, live on natural foods, and walk everywhere you go. Otherwise, you arre damaging Mother Earth with your house, computer, and probably everything else you use in your daily life.

Oh, and before I forget, tell your girlfried to stop braiding her pit hair and that in America women, shave their legs and pits.

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