The course conditions at Bottle Creek are the best I've seen in over a decade. Summer thunderstorms blew the washes clean and the dirt is moist. Rain is expected today and tomorrow, and possibly Sunday. Temperatures in the mid-60's this weekend...should be perfect conditions for racing.
Saturday's course is a real desert race...41 miles of just about everything the desert can throw at you. There is some rain rutting, but everything is passable, even for the 65's. There are some challenging hills, so we will have sweepers pre-positioned to help.
Sunday's course is approximately 70 miles...don't let the distance fool you. You will think you rode twice that when you are finished. Both courses are Hare & Hound format...you won't ride the same ground twice. Be prepared for a challenge.
Word of warning...due to the rain rutting, it is IMPORTANT that you stay on the ribbon! This is being stressed for RACER SAFETY!!! We are marking hazards on the ribbon...not 20 or 30 feet off the course. If you get 20 - 30 feet off the ribbon, or jump in and out of washes, you will end up crashing into SIGNIFICANT ruts!! Due to challenging vehicle access (i.e., roads being washed out), we will have a difficult time getting you and/or your bike out. We will stress this message at ALL RIDER MEETINGS!!!
Remember, Saturday is Halloween and costumes are encouraged! Trick or Treating on Saturday night, so please bring some candy for the kids!! We will have prizes for the little guys & gals and will be selling T-shirts & Hoodies too. Enough said...let's finish the season up right!! BE SAFE!!!
Gold Diggers M/C