Monday, March 31, 2008

H8TR100 Registration has ended

Hate the H8TR not the updater....
Yes, it's true. Much to our regret we are capping the population of H8TRville at 75 people. There are a couple of reason for this: firstly just the shear logistics of getting 75 riders through downtown Madison and having them on a trail that in places is sketchy at best, had the kittens wondering around the factory dazed. When we started this venture up a few weeks ago we figured there'd be 25-35 peeps tops interested in an early spring suffer fest, little did we realize how much people do like to suffer! Ya crazy bastids!! Hell last year when 16 riders took part I felt bad because I had only bought a PBR 30 pack! Anyway this took off like sparks from a campfire during the dry season and now we're sitting with 75. We apologise for the lack of warning, when we set the April 5th deadline for sign up we were thinking things were tailing off. Nope, not even close. Over the weekend another eight or ten riders signed up and the thought of maybe 100 plus was overwhelming.

And this brings us to the second reason: the trail itself. The H8TR Trail/Badger State Trail is in pretty wet sloppy shape right now and the thought of even 50 people riding it at once causes much concern about trail degradation. It sounds like more rain is in the forecast and the snow that hasn't melted (and there's a lot) is on it's way. So again limiting the number of wheels seems sensible. In fact what we plan on doing is that after park permits, beer and operating expenses are taken care of, any moneys left over will be donated to The Badger State Trail. We'd also like to give 'em a little more to sort of say "thank you" so if you want to throw a couple bucks extra in with yer $5 entry that be much appreciated.

Next bit of business: if for some reason you decide the H8TR100 just isn't your cup of mud and gravel, please let us know and then we'll start filling in places with anyone who might want to still sign up, waiting list style. In other words if you still want to send in your name please do and we'll see if any spots open up and then let you know 3 days before the race. How's that sound? Reasonable? I hope so.

Again we're sorry we can't get you all in. but this race was supposed to be pretty off the cuff and it's become much more. Drop us a line with any questions, concerns, recipes or regrets.

thank you all for your interest,
the kittens


Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's all this wishy-warshy "I'm sorry" crap? Where's the Hate in that? 75 it is, you didn't sign up so be it. Seems a little wierd for one of these events to be structured. If you didn't make the cut don't cry, show up and drink or do burnouts on the trail or ride anyway in the spirit of underground bike events. Also anyone should be able to run a hipster off the trail and take their spot, now that sounds like fun.

10:03 AM  
Anonymous the kittens said...

thanks mom.

11:22 AM  
Blogger dp said...

this guy hates. that cannot be argued. luckily, the hipster count seems very low at this point.

12:22 PM  
Blogger lyle said...

I'm riding my track bike.

9:29 AM  
Anonymous the kittens said...

with a 53/11 right?
it better be!!!

11:22 AM  
Blogger ronko said...

Dude, Iam so hip. Just ask your mom. :)

6:25 PM  

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