NOV 5–MAMMOTH DEBACLE TAKE 5

NOV 5--MAMMOTH DEBACLE TAKE 5 These two letters have plenty of substance on the intent and thinking of those involved in amateur racing. Mountain Bike Action has always been absorbed in grassroots racing because we all know that's…
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U.S. CYCLOCROSS SERIES UPDATE–NOV 6

U.S. CYCLOCROSS SERIES UPDATE--NOV 6 The 2004 USA cyclocross season hit the east coast in a big way in Gloucester, Massachusetts. It was the perfect setting for National Mountain Bike Series Champion Geoff Kabush to claim victory…
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READER FEEDBACK–OCT 30

READER FEEDBACK--OCT 30 David Anderson replies on the behalf of Scott Fifield. Scott is the semipro who USA Cycling disqualified for racing in the expert class at Mammoth. Email from David Anderson: "It is sad that you would put…
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FROM LUGANO TO MAMMOTH

FROM LUGANO TO MAMMOTH Well... We're back from Mammoth with three National Championships! Kiersten won the U-10 cross-country and downhill categories and her brother Kees won the U-10 observed trials. PRO BIKES FOR PROS-TO-BE Willow…
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THE RIGHT WAY TO WIND DOWN

THE RIGHT WAY TO WIND DOWN On Sunday Andy Lightle invited the Warrior's Society team up on the Main Divide at Four Corners for the 1st Annual Maples Springs Ping-Pong Tournament. As the riders started pedaling Andy loaded his truck…
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BEFORE THE RAIN HIT

BEFORE THE RAIN HIT While the rest of the Warrior's Society was battling it out in the 1st Annual Maples Springs Ping-Pong Tournament members Jerone Bosboom and Mike Caffery where climbing Saddleback to shoot a pictorial of the land…
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SPECIAL NOTICE TO SOCAL RIDERS–OCT 25

SPECIAL NOTICE TO SOCAL RIDERS--OCT 25 MT. SAN ANTONIO COLLEGE FALL CLASSIC WHEN: Halloween! (Oct 31, 2004) WHERE: Mt. San Antonio College & Cal Poly University. START TIMES: 8:30 a.m. Experts - 4 Laps (24 miles), 8:45 a.m. Sports…
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GORGE GAMES DATES ANNOUNCED–OCT 20

GORGE GAMES DATES ANNOUNCED--OCT 20 Northern Oregon hosts the Gorge Games once a year to bring a number of action sports venues together near the Columbia river's premier sailboarding location. Mountain bike events include a…
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OCT 20–IT’S HERE! FALL CLASSIC TOP 10

OCT 20--IT'S HERE! FALL CLASSIC TOP 10 It was the 19th running of this annual Big Bear favorite. The model Fall Classic loop measures in at a fast 18.5 miles. Throw in the legendary Pine Knot and Fall Line descents and you have a…
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CALLING ALL FILMAKERS–OCT 18

CALLING ALL FILMAKERS--OCT 18 Lights. Camera. Huck-tion! It's time to get your film ready for the Third Annual Boston Mountain Bike Video Awards, presented by Kona Bicycles and JRACycles. It's not too late to take advantage of fall…
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OCT 14—NO CHEATING ALLOWED!

OCT 14---NO CHEATING ALLOWED! Dear Mr. O'Mara: We have reviewed the materials provided and the substance of your appeal regarding the Expert 40-44 XC National Championships. While there are multiple sides to the story, the heart of…
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LAS VEGAS III: SERIOUSLY NOW–OCT 13

LAS VEGAS III: SERIOUSLY NOW--OCT 13 By: Richard Cunningham Interbike resembles a city, with its neatly arranged isles and towering displays, glittering with corporate logos. The Sands Convention center houses about five acres under…
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READER FEEDBACK–OCT 12

READER FEEDBACK--OCT 12 Sean is a mainstay on the SoCal cross-country circuit. That's why we're extra proud that a local who we see week in and week out fulfilled the lofty dream of winning a National Championship. To us Sean is just…
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24 HOURS IN PARADISE–OCT 7

24 HOURS IN PARADISE--OCT 7 By Drew Lazenby Just before Mammoth the Warriors Society Race Team of Ron and Monique Sawicki, Andy Lightle, Drew Lazenby, and Brian Blair left the mainland for Oahu, Hawaii to compete in the third…
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2005 WORLD SCHEDULE FINALIZED

2005 WORLD SCHEDULE FINALIZED The International Cycling Federation has beaten everyone to the punch with this release of the first official 2005 racing schedule. According to USA Cycling Communications Coordinator Keri Fagan, the…
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POST HURRICANE BIKEFEST IN FLORIDA–OCT 5

POST HURRICANE BIKEFEST IN FLORIDA--OCT 5 Oil up those rusty chains and get your mountain bike out for some southern style mountain biking. If you get tired of the snow and ice this winter, load up the bikes and drive down to the…
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CANE CREEK JOINS FORCES WITH ™HLINS

CANE CREEK JOINS FORCES WITH ?LINS (Fletcher, NC) ? For nearly three decades, ?lins Racing AB has produced high-performance suspension systems for the elite teams in all disciplines of World Class motor sports racing. ?lins has…
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LAGRANGE FALL CLASSIC–OCT 5

LAGRANGE FALL CLASSIC--OCT 5 LAGRANGE FALL CLASSIC, October 15, 16 & 17 in Weaverville, CA. Longtime mountain biker, race promoter and MBA friend Vic Armijo tells us: "The LaGrange Fall Classic is coming up in October. This is…
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EVERY AMATEUR NATIONAL CHAMP–OCT 4

EVERY AMATEUR NATIONAL CHAMP--OCT 4 Besides the elite pro categories, national champions were determined in the junior expert, expert and semipro amateur categories. National Champs earn the coveted stars and stripes jersey. Sports…
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BEST SHOP RIDES IN KANSAS–OCT 2

BEST SHOP RIDES IN KANSAS--OCT 2 1. SPORTSMANS SUPPLY Shop owner Carl Boldra: "We have a couple of groups. One meets a Cervs on 27th and Vine." This is an MTB ride during the winter and spring that does the local country dirt roads.…
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