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  1. #1
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    Wolf Creek 6-Hour Enduro DH vs Ely Enduro

    So I'm completely torn over which race to do June 12-13 weekend. A bunch of guys are heading up to Ashland for the 12-mile Super D that same weekend, but that's too big a trip for me to pull off that weekend, gotta stay closer to home. Anyone ever ridden Ely? Good trails/worth it?

    The Ely, NV race is Fears, Tears and Beers. You pedal to the top of 3 or 5 timed downhill sections. Which is a LOT of pedaling (3500' vert for Sport, 5400' vert for Expert). But it sounds really freaking cool. Mark Weir did a writeup about it in Decline a couple years ago and I've wanted to try it ever since. Registration is only $40.
    http://greatbasintrails.org/fears_te...laceholder.htm

    The Wolf Creek Utah race is the 6-Hour Enduro DH, which I did last fall (inaugural year). It's a 6-hour race, alternating between 2 courses, lift-accessed - most runs in the least amount of time (under 6 hours) wins. I'd love to support it here in Utah but they raised registration fees to $120 this year! Ouch. Last year we only had about 22 racers so I understand why they raised the price, but it's hard to justify that kind of expense for a race entry fee.
    http://www.go-ride.com/WSWrapper.jsp?mypage=Racing.htm

    So I need some help deciding! What would you guys do? Anyone planning on doing one or the other?
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  2. #2
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    No help here, I'm just bummed about the Wolf Creek race. With the earlier date and big new entry fee I am definitely out.

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    Wasn't ashland this last weekend?
    Besides the comet that killed the dinosaurs nothing has destroyed a species faster than entitled white people.-ajp

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    I could do Ely with ya. Didn't know the Wolf race got soo expensive! Plus Ely has casinos!

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    The Ely race is a ton of fun. a LOT of pedaling, though, as you mentioned. But the vibe is super low key, you race THROUGH the casino, and there is a lot of beer to be had. The organizers are good people, and it is just a very good scene overall. There are some other great trails in the area, too.
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