Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Downieville Classic

"The cross country race is twenty eight RUGGED miles through California’s richest and most scenic gold country, Sierra County. The course starts at the base of the Sierra Buttes in the mountain town of Sierra City. Views of the North Yuba River canyon and the surrounding Sierra inspire and discourage riders at the same moment. Eight miles and 3,000 feet of climb up the face of the Sierra Buttes gets the party started early. This stretch of the course to Packer Saddle, elev. 7,100’, is known to many racers as the Trail of Tears.After cresting the saddle, gathering senses, and grabbing refreshments, riders make their way into beautiful Gold Valley. On the way they must endure the rocky stretch of jeep road referred to as “Baby Heads”. During the race this section of road is lined with riders fixing flats and patching body wounds.Once in Gold Valley racers reach the trailhead for Pauley Creek trail. The 17 mile, 5,500’ singletrack descent on Pauley Creek provides a perfect ending to this unique adventure race.4,400’ ascent with 5,700’ descent. That’s how we do it up here!"
From the Downieville Classic website

One of our local fans, Tony Little, raced wearing our old kit. Tony can be spotted rolling the coast in our current kit, Camo, in both green and pink. Tony is one of the brave souls that rocks the pink Camo in public (Captain Cardboard wears it as well, although I weigh 150 lbs more.). Tony finished the Singlespeed Open Class in the top 15! Congrat's T that course is a hilly bitch.


Tim Jackson- Masi Guy said...

Kick ass y'all!

azrider said...

Hey sockguys, a question for you. I have some of your wool socks, about two years ago I washed a pair and they became, shall we say, knee socks. Needless to say, I cant afford woolite, and have not washed another pair since. This can create another problem, socks that will not fold, and smell worse than a 6 day dead road kill on rt. 40 in AZ. tell me the trick to keepme woolies in good shape!!

SockGuy said...

No one here at SG has any idea what you are talking about. Are you a gnome? Do you have four inch femurs?

Wool socks are washed the same way our regulars are washed, In the washing machine. Even though I have only worked here for less than a year I have been wearing SG Wool's for years. I have never had a problem with them.

What do you mean "Knee socks"?