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9/18/2017 12:53 PM

Moto guys, off-road guys, whatever you ride, I got a challenge for you. I want to see you run a hillclimb, yes, that's right, I want you to run a hillclimb. I want you to cut the abilical cord to the track or trail, and try something you never have before. I want you to give it a serious shot and see if you can take it to the top guys in hillclimb, there's a stock length 450 verticross class just for you Moto guys, so let's see how you stack up. Off-road guys, the enduro climb is for you, so let's see how your Endurocross skills combine with your hilllclimb skills.

In both classes you'll be running against only one other person at a time, and all that matters is you get to the top first, what happens in between is up to you. A lot of riders don't consider hillclimb to be a serious discipline, and the number one way to get people convinced is to have them try it for themselves. In order to make it more accessible to the average rider, these two stock length Motoclimb classes have been added, so no need to buy extensions or modify your bike in any way, just run what ya got! Who knows, if it's as easy as it looks to a lot of people you might walk away with some serious cash. . .

Here's the flyer, no excuses for the local guys, let's make this big and show some people what motoclimb is all about! I'd love to see some new guys out there and introduce them to a type of riding that often gets overlooked, so load up your Moto/enduro bike and give it a go.





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9/18/2017 1:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/18/2017 1:24 PM

Not a local, but I had to check out this upcoming event...

Google mapped the address from Elevated Action webpage and got the location noted below on the google map tilt view. Then I went to the Carnegie SVRA web page and found the location for the hill climb event (just to the left of the Carnegie SVRA note in the tilt view below)...what a cool place to go riding...




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9/18/2017 1:47 PM

I'll look for a hill climb around here





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9/18/2017 1:56 PM

I'm sure it's about 1000X harder than it looks- and it doesn't look easy.

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9/18/2017 3:54 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/18/2017 3:55 PM

More on the event. https://elevatedactionsports.redpodium.com/the-2nd-annual-irc-carnegie-classic

Any Enduroclimb examples (with man made obstacles) on the net Josh? Do they do this in Europe?

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9/18/2017 4:08 PM

NorCal 50+ wrote:

I'm sure it's about 1000X harder than it looks- and it doesn't look easy.

Exactly what I was thinking! If it were easy, everyone would do it.....

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9/18/2017 4:09 PM

Hill climbs aren't realty my forte

https://youtu.be/wEwc3uTQ_X8

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9/18/2017 4:18 PM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

Hill climbs aren't realty my forte

https://youtu.be/wEwc3uTQ_X8

That hill didn't look too bad when you first pulled up next to your buddy. Then the first guy who ran it kept getting smaller and smaller as he went up and my "nope-meter" pegged.

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9/18/2017 4:41 PM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

Hill climbs aren't realty my forte

https://youtu.be/wEwc3uTQ_X8

Sully wrote:

That hill didn't look too bad when you first pulled up next to your buddy. Then the first guy who ran it kept getting smaller and smaller as he went up and my "nope-meter" pegged.

That one is atleast forgiving. There are some smaller more technical ones in the back of there and are a real pain in the ass if you don't make it up the first try, which I rarely do lol

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9/18/2017 4:49 PM

ted722 wrote:

More on the event. https://elevatedactionsports.redpodium.com/the-2nd-annual-irc-carnegie-classic

Any Enduroclimb examples (with man made obstacles) on the net Josh? Do they do this in Europe?

The only one I've seen is one done by Redbull (shocking, right? ), and it was in South America I think. Here is a quick link to that, which is kind of what inspired the idea.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XIXEbwSQ710

This is how the course will be lauded out, should make for some awesome bar banging opportunities as well as some good racing all the way up to the top.

https://instagram.com/p/BZMd_gZgG3f/

For anyone intimidated to give it a try, don't forget there is also the regular 450 verticross, where you won't have logs or tires to contend with. Think of it this way, I'm betting you were a little apprehensive and unsure about getting on a Moto track for the first time, right? Well, imagine if you'd given up before you even tried it, all of us here would have missed out on a lot. There are also amateur stock length classes on Sunday for those who want to try a bit of a tamer hill, and get their feet wet slowly.

As I said, don't write it off, it's something new to try and I'm willing to bet anyone who does will absolutely not regret it.


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9/18/2017 5:03 PM

Damn Josh.....On that exact weekend , I wanted to see if you wanted to hook up at Glen Helen. It'll be my first time to have the chance to ride that track over that weekend.

And there goes Jeffro. One of God's own prototypes. A super high-powered mutant of some kind never even considered for mass production. Too weird to live, and too rare to die.

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9/18/2017 5:27 PM

I'd be happy to oblige if it weren't for that 1500mi drive.

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9/18/2017 6:30 PM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

Hill climbs aren't realty my forte

https://youtu.be/wEwc3uTQ_X8

Holy crap that place looks epic after a rain, awesome video! It's cool to see how different the terrain is from here, we have rocks but nothing like that sticking out of the surface where you have to pick your way around, plus deal with the deep sand, that's a tough combination!

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9/18/2017 6:32 PM

jeffro503 wrote:

Damn Josh.....On that exact weekend , I wanted to see if you wanted to hook up at Glen Helen. It'll be my first time to have the chance to ride that track over that weekend.

Ah crap, we'll have to make something else work. If you ever pass through and want to ride any of the tracks around here, or get some trail riding in, let me know and I'll make it work.

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9/18/2017 6:58 PM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

Hill climbs aren't realty my forte

https://youtu.be/wEwc3uTQ_X8

JM485 wrote:

Holy crap that place looks epic after a rain, awesome video! It's cool to see how different the terrain is from here, we have rocks but nothing like that sticking out of the surface where you have to pick your way around, plus deal with the deep sand, that's a tough combination!

Yeah it makes for some good riding when it's not 110 degrees out lol. If you guys weren't so far up north from me I'd love to some of the climbs a try, but I'm not very good at them, and the two stroke probably wouldn't work in my favor lol

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9/18/2017 7:19 PM

GoggleFiend904 wrote:

Hill climbs aren't realty my forte

https://youtu.be/wEwc3uTQ_X8

JM485 wrote:

Holy crap that place looks epic after a rain, awesome video! It's cool to see how different the terrain is from here, we have rocks but nothing like that sticking out of the surface where you have to pick your way around, plus deal with the deep sand, that's a tough combination!

At 5.45 after I eat shit, we do some cool hillclimbs in the same area More hill climbs

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9/19/2017 3:27 AM

I'm trying to figure out what an abilical cord is...

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9/19/2017 6:27 AM

Challenge accepted! Took the stairs at work today and yes, the climb was harder than expected.

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9/19/2017 6:30 AM

I did some hillclimbs sunday morning on my MTB. If you guys actually go and do a real deal hillclimb, make sure you post video!

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9/19/2017 6:46 AM

Hill climbs are rad

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9/19/2017 6:59 AM

JM485 wrote:

The only one I've seen is one done by Redbull (shocking, right? ), and it was in South America I think. Here is a quick link to that, which is kind of what inspired the idea.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=XIXEbwSQ710

This is how the course will be lauded out, should make for some awesome bar banging opportunities as well as some good racing all the way up to the top.

https://instagram.com/p/BZMd_gZgG3f/

For anyone intimidated to give it a try, don't forget there is also the regular 450 verticross, where you won't have logs or tires to contend with. Think of it this way, I'm betting you were a little apprehensive and unsure about getting on a Moto track for the first time, right? Well, imagine if you'd given up before you even tried it, all of us here would have missed out on a lot. There are also amateur stock length classes on Sunday for those who want to try a bit of a tamer hill, and get their feet wet slowly.

As I said, don't write it off, it's something new to try and I'm willing to bet anyone who does will absolutely not regret it.


Video description says Slovakia which is in central Europe.

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9/19/2017 8:34 PM
Edited Date/Time: 9/19/2017 8:36 PM

Camp332 wrote:

I did some hillclimbs sunday morning on my MTB. If you guys actually go and do a real deal hillclimb, make sure you post video!

Let me oblige you with some previous races, I'm sure you can see where the crossfit would be beneficial, and don't even try it unless you're tan bro . .





The stock length 450 class in the first video is what people can expect if they decide to give it a go, just with a more traditional hill. If anyone is up for the challenge I'll be more than happy to help them through the process at the races and get a feel for what to expect for the day.

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9/19/2017 8:41 PM

RoflCopter726 wrote:

Video description says Slovakia which is in central Europe.

Crap, I was posting from mobile and didn't read the description, thanks for the correction.

Here is a map of the course for the upcoming race:



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9/19/2017 11:11 PM

I read this: "don't forget there is also the regular 450 verticross, where you won't have logs or tires to contend with".. and stopped reading.

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10/2/2017 9:12 PM

Alright guys, only one week away. Some big name endurocross guys are set to show up and give it a go, including Wally Palmer and Kyle Redmond. There are classes for everyone, from amateur to pro, and hills will be layed out accordingly. Come on Vital, let's see just how torqued your sprocket bolts are, and if you 're as ripped and tan as you claim to be. . .

Info and sign-ups available here:

http://www.elevatedaction.com

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10/6/2017 5:42 PM

Headed out now, tomorrow is the big day! Here is the event most of you will be interested in, hopefully some local guys decide to give it a go!

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