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Hey Freewheelers one other MM ?katie1
Feb 20, 2003 12:05 PM
How come they never posted the results from last year? I remember reading a post that they would at some point but then poof it never happened.

Will the message board go back on-line?
re: Hey Freewheelers one other MM ?Freewheelers
Feb 20, 2003 12:20 PM
The following message was on the MM website:

The Assault on Mt. Mitchell is a one day century tour and I will be the first to admit that it is one of the most challenging centuries a person will ever ride; however The Assault is NOT a race.

As a courtesy to all finishers the finishing order and times have been posted in the past. The Board of Directors of the Freewheelers of Spartanburg have made the following decision:

To emphasize the fact that the Assault is not a race but a tour the order of finish and times will NO LONGER be recorded and posted. Effective March 1, 2003 the results from the previous Assaults will be removed from the Freewheelers website.

The clock will still be at the top of Mt. Mitchell for you to see when you finish and as in the past couple of years a professional photogapher will be taking pictures which may be purchased as a souviner.

Thanks in advance for your understanding of this decision.

Paul Campbell
President, Freewheelers of Spartanburg

I don't know about the message board. I've heard that it was more of a hassle to have it than to not have it(people complaining, etc). I know for people who need mitchell numbers it was a life saver. I hope that they do bring back the message board. Good luck getting a number.
re: Hey Freewheelers one other MM ?katie1
Feb 20, 2003 12:33 PM
Hmm, I guess I didn't read the site too well. Thanks for the info. Did something happen to make them change their tune? Surely people didn't take it that seriously, right?

I have some friends that will need numbers so I was hoping the board would be reactivated. Hmm, I guess we'll have to figure something else out.

Are there any other changes this year to know about?
re: Hey Freewheelers one other MM ?Freewheelers
Feb 21, 2003 4:24 AM
People take that ride VERY seriously. Some people will base their entire season on it. I think there have been serious problems with people having cars at the top ready to shuttle them off the mountain instead of using the fairly effecient transportation that's provided (this goes against what the park rangers rules are). Unfortunately I think most of that is being blamed on the racers that get up the mtn as fast as possible and don't want to wait for the bus to leave. I think that probably caused them to reiterate the fact that it was a tour instead of a race. Remember...I am talking about a few idiots that give all of us racers a bad name.
You could always try to email the director and ask...I believe his email is posted on the site. No other huge changes that I know about.