The first round of the Fox Superflow sealed by Stan’s was a big success with close to 400 competitors and the new timing system which worked really well. Once you have 10 computers working on timing a race things do get complicated. The setup for Thredbo will be a lot simpler as we are running the Flow track on Saturday and the DH track on Sunday. Both start and finish will be recorded automatically.
We have changed the schedule slightly to reflect the new ways of how we do the timing for both races and will run the following sessions:
On Saturday’s Fox Superflow you have from 10am until 3pm you do at least 2 runs. You can do multiple runs and your fastest 2 times combined will count. From 3pm to 4pm we have the Hour of Power: the track is reserved for the fastest 33% of the field (regardless of category) so they can try to better their times on a less crowded track. The Fox Superflow has a rider cap of 350 and we do expect to reach it. Over a third of the tickets are gone already.
On Sunday’s RedAss DH Championships race you have from 10am to 1pm to do your seeding run. No order for that one and you can do multiple runs – fastest counts. The race runs will start at 1.30 pm and will be run as always.
Lift tickets for racedays are included in the entry fee and all competitors can grab a discounted lift ticket for Friday and the Superflow racers get the same discount on Sunday as well. They cost $35 and you will be able to purchase them at the Thredbo Sports Store.
Helmets: you won’t need a full face helmet for the Flow trail but definitely for the DH track.
Racing both events: when signing on for one you can add the second for a reduced rate.
Thredbo MTB is even throwing a party for us with a bike giveaway.
Here are our accommodation partners for 2018:
The Denman Hotel
Stay with the Rocky Trail crew when in Thredbo at: The Denman Hotel
Rate: $65 per person per night – Minimum of 2 per room, run of house. It must be booked directly with The Denman Hotel and includes continental breakfast. They also have some Single Rooms with the rate of $95 per night and Double Rooms with a double bed for 1 person are $115per night. If you are interested in a Balcony Room with Queen Bed it’s $95 per person per night for a couple.
Minimum stay of 2 nights for these rates.
Reservations Tel: 02 64576222. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We arranged a special rate for you guys at the Candlelight Lodge in Thredbo too. It’s a very nice place close to the lift and with a lockable room for the bikes. You pay $65 instead of $110 per person per night if you mention that you are a rockytrailracer when making your reservation. This price includes breakfast.
See you on the mountain!
Martin & the Rocky Trail Crew
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