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Old 05-11-2012, 08:40 AM   #16
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Bit more work on the bike, put a case saver, bleeder valves, and re jetting the carb.


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Old 05-11-2012, 09:54 AM   #17
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Mention to HogWild which way the wind is blowing where you're at, wait 20 minutes, and he'll post a picture of the intersection your at and a Google Earth route of how to get there.

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Old 05-11-2012, 11:41 AM   #18
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Your the man Jeremy thank you, and good luck with the V2R
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:27 PM   #19
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Looking good Brett. I'll try to remember and dig out that box of radio stuff this weekend.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:39 PM   #20
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Looking good Brett. I'll try to remember and dig out that box of radio stuff this weekend.
Thanks Andy that would be great
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #21
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Nice project guys. I just donated.

For what it's worth I solo'd the 1000 last fall and learned a few things along the way and raised a little $$ for a local charity. If interested you can read the whole sordid affair here.

In no particular order, here are a few thoughts:

- sort out your nutrition for training and racing
- ride enough so your hands/arms don't fatigue. That will make the biggest impact
- sounds crazy, but spend time on a rowing machine if you can't ride.
- pull the smog stuff off of the 450x - no reason to have it on.
- buy a used 450x for pre-running and to have as spare parts. You can use the wheelset (and everything else) and sell the bike for what you paid for it when you are done.
- set the valves before the race
- run tall gearing (14/48 or more if you are faster) and get the jetting sorted
- get the suspension dialed if you are planning on running at a fast pace
- steering stabilizer of course
- make sure your light setup is bright. It can't be too bright (need aftermarker stator)
- pack a spare filter with you
- sat phones of course for you and chase
- torque all bolts with a torque wrench before the race.
- true wheels and torque spokes
- Mousse's front and rear (unless you are pro-level fast, then just front with HD rear)

I'm sure there is more, but that's all I could come up with now. Have fun with it!
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Old 05-11-2012, 05:55 PM   #22
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Nice project guys. I just donated.

For what it's worth I solo'd the 1000 last fall and learned a few things along the way and raised a little $$ for a local charity. If interested you can read the whole sordid affair here.

In no particular order, here are a few thoughts:

- sort out your nutrition for training and racing
- ride enough so your hands/arms don't fatigue. That will make the biggest impact
- sounds crazy, but spend time on a rowing machine if you can't ride.
- pull the smog stuff off of the 450x - no reason to have it on.
- buy a used 450x for pre-running and to have as spare parts. You can use the wheelset (and everything else) and sell the bike for what you paid for it when you are done.
- set the valves before the race
- run tall gearing (14/48 or more if you are faster) and get the jetting sorted
- get the suspension dialed if you are planning on running at a fast pace
- steering stabilizer of course
- make sure your light setup is bright. It can't be too bright (need aftermarker stator)
- pack a spare filter with you
- sat phones of course for you and chase
- torque all bolts with a torque wrench before the race.
- true wheels and torque spokes
- Mousse's front and rear (unless you are pro-level fast, then just front with HD rear)

I'm sure there is more, but that's all I could come up with now. Have fun with it!
Pilo, first thank you for your donation to the WW's, and I am going to be reading about your race thanks for sharing it.

Training is going good except the fact that I can't ride as much as I want, the closest place is about 2hrs. away from me so that is putting a dent in the riding part. I am trying to get out for one 8hrs. ride every week, I know it isn't enough but right now that is the best I can do. I do hit the gym 5 days a week never thought about doing the rowing thing but sounds like a good idea.

I am going to try and sale my KTM to get enough for another 450 so I can use it to ride and pre run, but can only get one if I can sale the KTM.

The gearing is something I was thinking about, don't worry we will not be going we will not be going that fast I think I have the jetting good but we will see next week, I will be taking it out for a shakedown. It should be good from sea level to 4000 ft.

We did pickup Cyclops as a sponsor for our lighting, Darryl is helping us out in a big way! We will be running his LED race light with helmet lights. We are also getting the stator from him, and an upgrade on the headlight. Never know if we will make it to the lights before dark!

I have been looking at the bib mousse, I know we will be running them in the front haven't decided on the rear yet.

If you can think of more to please send it to me, that is one big reason I started the thread bunch of people with tons of experience.

Thank you,
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:35 PM   #23
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Thank you for your donation Jeremy! Team TCB really appreciates it!!

Everything is starting to come together for us. We hope to have the option to buy t-shirts on the site any day now. Working out the bugs.

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Old 05-11-2012, 09:55 PM   #24
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Nice project guys. I just donated.

For what it's worth I solo'd the 1000 last fall and learned a few things along the way and raised a little $$ for a local charity. If interested you can read the whole sordid affair here.

In no particular order, here are a few thoughts:

- sort out your nutrition for training and racing
- ride enough so your hands/arms don't fatigue. That will make the biggest impact
- sounds crazy, but spend time on a rowing machine if you can't ride.
- pull the smog stuff off of the 450x - no reason to have it on.
- buy a used 450x for pre-running and to have as spare parts. You can use the wheelset (and everything else) and sell the bike for what you paid for it when you are done.
- set the valves before the race
- run tall gearing (14/48 or more if you are faster) and get the jetting sorted
- get the suspension dialed if you are planning on running at a fast pace
- steering stabilizer of course
- make sure your light setup is bright. It can't be too bright (need aftermarker stator)
- pack a spare filter with you
- sat phones of course for you and chase
- torque all bolts with a torque wrench before the race.
- true wheels and torque spokes
- Mousse's front and rear (unless you are pro-level fast, then just front with HD rear)

I'm sure there is more, but that's all I could come up with now. Have fun with it!
Hey Pilo - this is all great stuff. Exactly what we were hoping to see.

I'm overseas with work right now and am really concerned about my training...or lack thereof. I never thought about using a rowing machine when riding is unavailable. I'll definitely be spending a lot more time on the rowing machine. Thanks for the advice!

Thank you for your donation! This little project is really starting to take off.

Scott
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Old 05-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #25
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Old 05-12-2012, 02:57 PM   #26
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Hey Andy- Long time no type(lol).
How's it going? We've missed you in Baja.
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Old 05-12-2012, 04:55 PM   #27
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Hey Andy- Long time no type(lol).
How's it going? We've missed you in Baja.
Hey Ed, when I first started this project I tried to talk Andy into riding with us Let me know if you find the radio gear Airborne!
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Old 05-12-2012, 06:45 PM   #28
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:19 AM   #29
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Man what a small world it is, that is just to cool!!
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Old 05-13-2012, 10:40 AM   #30
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Hi, I'm Randy, Team TCB (Rider), Baja 1000 For the Wounded. www.RaceForTheWounded.com I live in Colorado Springs, CO and do most of my riding in the mountains on the Cpt. Jacks trail system, with my XR 650R. I was up there last week and couldn’t make it to the top because of a snow drift; next time I'll bring a Shovel.

A couple months ago, Scott (Rider), Team TCB (Taking Care of Business), sent me a message, asking if I would be interested in racing the Baja 1000, to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project. I didn’t hesitate to say yes, but I didn’t realize how much effort that it was going to take; not just for putting together the resources to complete the race, but to raise $50,000!
Scott, Brett (Riders) and I have worked together in the Middle East, protecting government personnel. 3 years out of the past 6, I have spent in the Middle East and I have missed anniversaries, birthdays, weddings and all major holidays. We have all made sacrifices and have seen firsthand, other veterans that have not been as lucky as us, to make it home in one piece; this is why we’re doing it.
Those of you ADV Riders in the Colorado Springs vicinity, on Tuesday night, 6/19/2012, Bristol Brewing Company is hosting a fund raiser for Wounded Warrior Project and they are going to donate $1 for every beer sold that night. In addition, the GM at Bristol’s is going to bartend and he's going is going to donate his tips. Please join us.
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