I spent the day at Rosaryville with the Dirty Coppis, putting together the basic layout of the Tacchino. It was my third or fourth scouting trip, and I'm starting to think we have a winner. It's about 35 minutes from Arlington, probably closer for most of you NoVans than Leesburg was, and man, is this course ever going to have some nice flow to it.
This is a rough draft of the course - it's subject to change, and we will no doubt be adding a bunch of little features. But here are the key things we are pretty sure will be built into the course.
A. Start - uphill on pavement.
B. The Dirt Track Date - The Figure 8 section starts with a double track climb through the woods. Continues with...
C. System of a Down - high speed off camber right hand grass downhill sweeper. With every turn you'll tempt your fate...
D. Fun Up at the Run Up - we're gonna have to pick you up off the ground. You can ride this one... maybe... if it's dry. Then check out the competition riding past you onto the dirt track climb.
E. Possible double-sided pit location. Or not, if we can find a better spot.
F. The Gravity Cavity - a short, sharp dirt track roller you take at full speed. Consider leaving the 16 spoke wheels at home on this one, Jeb.
G. Finish line - uphill on pavement.
H. Volunteer parking, and parking for 1 team vehicle, bathrooms and washpit area. If you're bringing a tent or a van / team truck with major gear (Paging Team Fuji...) let us know ahead of time and we'll reserve you parking for one vehicle and a primo spot to set up your team tent. Even if your team is "me, five buddies, a popup and a cooler." Go large, bring chairs, spend the day - but be advised, the exit is blocked during races, so you'll have to wait until intermissions to get out.
I. Registration, Sausage Frites & Beer stand, pavilion, heckling, and fun. Pineapple Alley Catering will have sausage & frites for $7 for the pair (less when sold a la carte) and Ommegang Hennepin Ale.
J. Racer Parking 1.
K. Racer Parking 2.
XXX. Off Limits Environmentally sensitive field experiment w/t native grasses. Park management is *extremely* serious about keeping people out of there. Walk or ride to registration on the path immediately adjacent to the woods (it will be marked) or down the road, because if we catch you doing anything in the tall native grass, we will DQ you, no questions asked. We love you, but nobody messes with our weeds and bugs.
Get in on the fun. Register here and guarantee yourself a starting position.