YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby RockyMountainSkip » Wed Aug 18, 2010 6:57 pm

It calls out to you in the night, it haunts your dreams….
….You cower in fear but it still draws you in like a moth to a flame….
When you enter “The Dark Side”, there is no light at the end of its tunnel, only perpetual darkness that leaves you cold with despair….
Do you think you are up for the challenge? I think not and nor does “The Dark Side”….but if you insist on trying know this:

Abandon All Hope Ye Who Dare Enter “The Dark Side”


"Revenge of the Dark Side” is a Mountain Bike TIme Trial in memory of Jonathan Gantz. This ultimate test of your strength and skill will take place on YAMBA's infamous Trail# 7 at Lake Redman.

More details to follow but be sure to mark your calendars for Sunday October 24th!!!
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby jotofar » Wed Aug 25, 2010 10:55 pm

just tell me the start and the finish, can't wait
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby RockyMountainSkip » Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:54 pm

Joe,

I knew I could count on you to lead the charge into battle with the "Dark Side"!

The course will remain Top Secret until the morning of race day but make sure you practice it forward, backward, up, down and don't forget our side loop on Trail# 7. It might be a good idea to hit that too ;) Here's some more details for those of you who think you are worthy to attempt this nightmare!

When: Sunday October 24th, 2010

Where: Meet at the Spartan Road parking at Lake Redman

Time: Registration opens at 9:00A.M. First racer leaves at 11:00A.M.

Cost: $0.00 - No entry fee but you must be a paid-up YAMBA member by 10/16

What’s Up??? The Revenge of the Dark Side is a Mountain Bike Time Trial on Trail# 7 at Lake Redman. Trail# 7 is often referred to as the Dark Side by local riders. There will be a prologue climb to get to the trail head of “The Dark Side”, but the actual Time Trial course and direction will not be disclosed until 10/24. The first racer leaves at 11:00A.M. and everyone else follows in one minute intervals.

The Extra Stuff: In the spirit of Halloween, racers are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween attire. Costumes are NOT mandatory but those who choose to participate will be given a Time Bonus based on the originality of his/her costume. The fastest male and female racers will have enough bragging rights to last them a year and will be dubbed “The Prince and The Princess of the Dark Side”!


Questions: Email Skip at Skipxcmtbr@hotmail.com
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby RockyMountainSkip » Sun Oct 10, 2010 7:24 pm

For those who might have missed the initial post on our upcoming Time Trial event please read on. Also, if you are planning on participating give me a reply back with "YAMBA ROCKS Skip". We also need some course monitor volunteers, so if you can help with this please let me know -Thanks and READ ON!


YAMBA's "Revenge of the Dark Side" Time Trial is just two short weeks away, so we hope you are planning on attending. The details are all below but a couple of really important items first:

1) Registration for the Time Trial is FREE

2) Each participant is invited to a Cookout immediately after the Time Trial which is also FREE

3) We are happy to be able to provide this event at no cost to you, BUT You Must be a PAID-Up YAMBA Member by no later than Saturday October 16th. Unfortunately, if you show up on race day and you are not a current member, you will not be able to enter in the Time Trail - Sorry No Exceptions!


So Go to http://www.YAMBA.org and sign-up as a Member now if you are interested in attending the Time Trial and Cookout.

And now the remainder of the details....


Abandon All Hope Ye Who Dare Enter “The Dark Side”

When: Sunday October 24th, 2010

Where: Meet at the Spartan Road parking at Lake Redman

Time: Registration opens at 9:00A.M. First racer leaves at 11:00A.M.

Cost: $0.00 - No entry fee but you must be a paid-up YAMBA member by 10/16

What’s Up??? The Revenge of the Dark Side is a Mountain Bike Time Trial on Trail# 7 at Lake Redman. Trail# 7 is often referred to as the Dark Side by local riders. There will be a prologue climb to get to the trail head of “The Dark Side”, but the actual Time Trial course and direction will not be disclosed until 10/24. The first racer leaves at 11:00A.M. and everyone else follows in one minute intervals.

The Extra Stuff: In the spirit of Halloween, racers are encouraged to come dressed in their favorite Halloween attire. Costumes are NOT mandatory but those who choose to participate will be given a Time Bonus based on the originality of his/her costume. The fastest male and female racers will have enough bragging rights to last them a year and will be dubbed “The Prince and The Princess of the Dark Side”!

Questions: Email Skip at Skipxcmtbr@hotmail.com or visit us at http://www.YAMBA.org
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby RockyMountainSkip » Sat Oct 16, 2010 12:08 am

Just a reminder that today, October 16th is the final day to sign-up or renew your YAMBA membership if you are planning on attending out "Revenge of the Dark Side" Time Trial on 10/24. Go to the following link to sign up now:

http://www.yamba.org/membership/membership.php

Thanks,

Skip
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Sun Oct 17, 2010 3:06 pm

We are still going to need some help with course monitors and setup/cleanup for this event. Anyone interested in helping should be at the Spartan Road staging area at 8:15am on Sunday morning. Thanks!
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby Jody » Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:18 am

Dan,
I`m planning on being there in the morning to help.

Jody.
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:14 pm

Thanks Jody... Just come over to Spartan Road about 8:15 to 8:30am on Sunday morning. See you there.
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Tue Oct 19, 2010 6:15 pm

Hey everyone...

We are trying to get some sort of estimate of how many plan to attend the Time Trial on Sunday so we can properly plan enough food. Please email Skip at skipxcmtbr@hotmail.com and let him know if you are coming.

Thanks, Dan
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby rmichels » Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:28 pm

If you are volunteering for the event and plan to stay for the food, please let Skip know as well.
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby RockyMountainSkip » Sat Oct 23, 2010 7:29 pm

Just one last final reminder for tomorrow's "Revenge of the Dark Side" Time Trial on Trail# 7 at Lake Redman!

You must be a current YAMBA member to participate and registration opens at 9:00A.M.

Meet at the Spartan Road parking lot off of Hess Farm Road.

Free Cookout afterwards so come on out and join us! Not into racing then just come out to spectate and meet and hang out with the super cool folks from YAMBA!

See ya on the trails,

Skip
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby finsout » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:07 am

I have to work :x :x :x :x
I'm a county parks trail user and I vote!
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Sun Oct 24, 2010 6:53 pm

Thanks to everyone for a great time today. Here are some photos.. More details to follow tomorrow.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=243745&l=663296271b&id=114690851085
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:30 pm

A big thanks to everyone that helped with the Revenge of the Dark Side Time Trial yesterday. Skip has the final results sheet and will post those soon. Thanks to all of the riders that participated in the event and cookout.

Thank you to those that helped make the day a success - in no particular order:
Mr. and Mrs. Gantz
Kim Buhrman and son Christian
Sherry and Victor Bosley -- great food!
Dan Bowers
Kevin Westover
Scott Ramsay - and his daughters Caitlin and Grace who took photos at the start/finish.
Mike, Terri, and Hannah Major
Anne and Chloe Walko
Jon Funkhouser
Jody Coeyman
Sean and Skip Durgin
Ray Michels
Dave Anderson
Doug Hershey
Skip Menard

We hope to make this an annual event so we will do it again next year!

Thanks again.
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Sat Oct 30, 2010 3:32 pm

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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby RockyMountainSkip » Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:29 pm

Here are the final results and times from the Darkside:

For this year, the Darkside claimed a rear derailleur from one racer but otherwise everyone escaped unscathed. We received a lot of positive feedback about the event and everyone really liked the course layout. We had a total of 44 attend the Time Trial/Cookout so we were very pleased with this turnout with it being the first year. We hope to make this an annual event, so stay tuned for more on that in 2011.

1) Clark Evanitus 21:13 (Prince of the Dark Side)
2) Sean Mealey 22:20
3) Blake Bricker 23:36
4) Mitchell Nye 23:41
5) Dave Stauffer 25:29
6) Robert Himes 26:29
7) Josh Jamison 28:06 (Final time 27:36 for costume time bonus)
8) Joel Hoerni 29:31
9) Ed Roberts 30:52
10) Nathan Wagner 32:12
11) David Pugh 32:43
12) Sandie Reynolds 35:00 (Princess of the Dark Side)
13) Dan Mills 37:10
14) Darth Maul DNF
15) Pile of Bones - Still out on the course somewhere???

Thanks again for everyone that participated and/or volunteered to make this event a success :D
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Re: YAMBA presents "Revenge of the Dark Side "

Postby danwalko » Sun Nov 07, 2010 11:08 am

Hey everyone...

I posted more photos from the Dark Side race to the YAMBA FB page. Thanks to Doug Hershey for taking photos on the course!

Dan

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=247446&id=114690851085&l=cd113d41f2
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