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Old 11-26-2012, 07:34 PM   #421
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:46 PM   #422
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http://www.robbygordon.com/news/

this gives you some details to whom MAY have been in a rush behind you..
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Old 11-26-2012, 08:54 PM   #423
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http://www.robbygordon.com/news/

this gives you some details to whom MAY have been in a rush behind you..
Just posted on his Facebook wall.

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Old 11-26-2012, 09:03 PM   #424
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http://www.robbygordon.com/news/

this gives you some details to whom MAY have been in a rush behind you..
Must have been Juan Carlos Lopez. Gordon would have found you after the race and told you how ignorant you must be for not just getting out of his way.

Can you tell how I feel about Robby?
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:08 PM   #425
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Remember, there were 8 orange speed energy/rpm vehicles entered in this years 1k, across multiple categories:
TT, C1, C5-1600, C6, C8, C4, C2 and Sportsman Buggy.
Not that it would surprise me if it was RG that gave you a love tap, just sayin it may have been the 6 or 8 trucks.

In any case, glad you made it to LaPaz safely and under the time limit, congratulations to you and your crew for a job well done
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Old 11-27-2012, 08:56 PM   #426
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Remember, there were 8 orange speed energy/rpm vehicles entered in this years 1k, across multiple categories...
Just looking thru some pics from the race and one of my friends snapped a few of truck #839 in El Arco just before you came thru Matt.
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:10 AM   #427
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Just looking thru some pics from the race and one of my friends snapped a few of truck #839 in El Arco just before you came thru Matt.
Let's

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Old 11-28-2012, 10:05 AM   #428
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839 = class 8 truck driven by Rudolfo Iribe and Mark Newhan
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Old 11-28-2012, 04:30 PM   #429
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839 = class 8 truck driven by Rudolfo Iribe and Mark Newhan
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here;s a picture of Rudy he's the ugly one

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Old 11-28-2012, 05:38 PM   #430
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Does NORRA have any system in place to penalize these truck whack-jobs that are endangering Bikes?
It's going to cost a huge amount if an injured bike racer files an expensive Civil Suit against NORRA and
the individual driver/team. It doesn't matter how MANY waivers participants sign if the organization can be
shown to be negligent in protecting participants. You're not the only rider who was given a "friendly"
nudge by trucks in the Baja this year.
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Old 11-28-2012, 05:54 PM   #431
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Does NORRA have any system in place to penalize these truck whack-jobs that are endangering Bikes?
It's going to cost a huge amount if an injured bike racer files an expensive Civil Suit against NORRA and
the individual driver/team. It doesn't matter how MANY waivers participants sign if the organization can be
shown to be negligent in protecting participants. You're not the only rider who was given a "friendly"
nudge by trucks in the Baja this year.

NORRA????
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:30 PM   #432
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Warning- I’m sure that I’ll get some of the timeline wrong. After about 12 hrs on the bike it all just mixes together.

I was surprised that waiting in line at the start I was really relaxed. I kept telling myself to stick to the plan and dont do anything stupid but after leaving the line I couldn’t help it and rode a wheelie for a little ways. We dropped into the wash and it was awesome to finally hit dirt and be on the way.

The first 40 miles went by pretty quick and I was really glad I preran the start. There were tons of people trying to get you to go the wrong way and signs switched around.

The first time I would see some of my chase crew (well Crosscountry’s chase crew that he sent my way when he decided to puss out ) was going to be around mile 150. When I got to the pit it was awesome to see the guys and they immediately asked what I needed and if the bike needed anything. The bike was in good shape and all I needed was some food. So after some grub and some bullshitting I was off.

The san felipe section had been the driving force getting me out of bed and into the gym. I was really worried that after all the whoops I would be whooped with not enough to make it the final 800+ miles. I decided to look for alternate lines in the cactus as much as possible to avoid some whoops and it worked pretty well. A few miles on the main track then off into the cactus for a few. I was keeping a nice steady pace and was having a blast. Once I hit old poticitos rd I slowed because the last thing I needed was to wreck in the rocks. It didn’t seem like long, I hit the pavement and started laughing at how good I felt. I was so worried about being spent and I felt like I had just gone for one of our sunday rides... I guess the gym does work.

Next thing I knew I was at Coco’s corner. This would be my first crash and hopefully it was entertaining. I went through the pits and made the turn toward the check and caught a rock with the rear wheel. A swap or two ended in a low side. The guys at the check made sure I was ok and off I went. When I was picking up my bike I realized what RM I was at and it looked like the sun was getting low so after the check I decided to pick up the pace and make sure I got to my chase crew with the sun still up.

When I came into the pit I pulled my front brakes and there was nothing there. My chasers flagged me down and immediately went to work putting my lights on, changing the air filter and working on my front brake. Kanook already filled everyone in on the front brake issue but it wasn’t as bad as he says. It was a long pit but who would look for front brake pads missing? We all thought it was air in the line and low fluid. They got the bike going filled me full of food and off I went.

From the start to rm348 I had a hell of a good time. :)
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:37 AM   #433
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Old 11-29-2012, 09:10 AM   #434
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here;s a picture of Rudy he's the ugly one
By the way... Rudy absolutely a top notch guy, former bike racer, super experienced, and I'd say would be super gentle in the truck around bikers. The other driver Mark is a good guy but I do not know his moto background if any.

And being buddies with many car/truck racers, hearing stories, and having ridden in a TT I gotta say it's not all on the drivers shoulders to keep the bikers safe. What some bikers do in front of race cars is absolutly crazy insane. Bikers will try to keep the truck behind them, they'll jackrabbit the truck, they'll do stupid shit like wear headphones for music or ear plugs when racing and don't have a clue, and they'll pull back onto the course after getting passed when it's still dusty without getting a real good look at what's coming from miles OR YARDS back.
Not trying to start a debate, that debate was a few years ago post Baja 500...
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