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Old 12-18-2010, 03:35 PM   #61
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How about:
Desert 100 in April - Odessa, WA
Devil's Head ISDE - June - Tillamook Area
Fall Classic - September - Bend
not sure if i'll make the desert 100 or not, i really want to do the china hat isde, devils head isde, and the fall classic. still working on the time for odessa, not sure if my skilz are up to snuff for that one quite yet
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Old 12-18-2010, 10:17 PM   #62
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not sure if i'll make the desert 100 or not, i really want to do the china hat isde, devils head isde, and the fall classic. still working on the time for odessa, not sure if my skilz are up to snuff for that one quite yet
I'd worry about the Skillz more for the Devil's Head more than the D100. The D100 is just a long race. Besides, you can come do the dual sport ride on Saturday which I hear is fun.

That or you could team ride the D100, so you'd only have to do 50 miles, if you're not do not want to do all 100 miles if you're not thinking you'll be in shape.

Remember, unless you're paid by Yamaha, KTM, Honda, or one of the other factories, the whole idea about this racing is my favorite F word....... FUN
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Old 12-19-2010, 02:45 PM   #63
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I'd worry about the Skillz more for the Devil's Head more than the D100. The D100 is just a long race. Besides, you can come do the dual sport ride on Saturday which I hear is fun.

That or you could team ride the D100, so you'd only have to do 50 miles, if you're not do not want to do all 100 miles if you're not thinking you'll be in shape.

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Actually, you can just choose to ride 1 lap in the D100 and still get a finishers t-shirt. And the Ironman dual-sport is fun and includes half of the 50 mile loop of the D100 and includes some sweet single-track.

There are a lot of whoops at D100, but nothing like China Hat. At least at the D100, there are usually several lines to choose, vs. the one single track at China Hat.

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Old 12-22-2010, 07:18 AM   #64
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I think Clapped and I are going to try and get together after the first of the year for some much needed training (riding) so if anyone is interested please speak up-Also, if you know some good riding areas and know the trails, that helps too.
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:23 AM   #65
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I'll be riding when I get back after New Year's. I figure a few rides down at Sandlake and a bunch up in the Tillamook Burn would be good. Everyone should go whenever they can. The more riding the better.
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Old 12-23-2010, 04:31 AM   #66
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I don't think I've really spelled this out, so now's as good a time as any.

What bike do I need? This is what you need in order to be allowed to race. This is a very different question than 'what bike do I want?'.

I'll explain the OMRA rules. Other organizations are different of course, but mostly the differences will be due to the type of racing, not the organization. So off-road races in Washington and Idaho are similar; motocross, road or supermoto races are quite different.

The bike needs:
-A USFS approved spark arrestor.
-A muffler that meets the sound limit. That is 96 or 99 dBA depending on the course.
-Your racing numbers if you are racing for points. You need your OMRA sticker on the front number plate and your assigned numbers on all three number plates in the correct colors. (Black numbers on a white background for beginners) If you aren't racing for points, the organizers will give you a number (often sharpie on duct tape). At ISDE events they give everyone a set of number stickers.
-No metal studs in the tires.
-If you are in one of the 200cc classes the actual displacement of the bike must be less than 200cc.

That's all the rules require. It is very important, however, to have a bike that you are able to complete the race on. Depending on the race you will need up to a 50 mile fuel range and enough spare fuel for 110 miles total.

The rider needs:
-A helmet and boots.
-An ATV safety card if escorting a minor or is under age 40
-An AMA membership card (at some events)
-An OMRA membership card if you want points.
-No tear-off goggle lenses.

Again, that's all. The safety gear you are required to have is much less than what you ought to have. You can sign up for the OMRA and the AMA at the event. The AMA card is required by some races' insurance policies. If you just want to race once you can get a one-day OMRA membership for $5. If you don't want points any type of OMRA membership is ok. If you do want points, you need the membership for that series.
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Old 12-23-2010, 11:00 AM   #67
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-Your racing numbers if you are racing for points. You need your OMRA sticker on the front number plate and your assigned numbers on all three number plates in the correct colors. (Black numbers on a white background for beginners) If you aren't racing for points, the organizers will give you a number (often sharpie on duct tape). At ISDE events they give everyone a set of number stickers.

The AMA card is required by some races' insurance policies. If you just want to race once you can get a one-day OMRA membership for $5. If you don't want points any type of OMRA membership is ok. If you do want points, you need the membership for that series.
i'm assuming i wouldn't want the points since i'll probably get 3 races if i'm lucky. the omra application is confusing, you can get a "non competition" card for $15, or a "competition" card for $30, which includes a race series. which do you recommed in my case?

i'm still going to try to get time for china hat, devils head, and fall classic. i've decided although the desert 100 sounds fun, i can't really take that much time off this year!
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Old 12-23-2010, 03:09 PM   #68
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i'm assuming i wouldn't want the points since i'll probably get 3 races if i'm lucky. the omra application is confusing, you can get a "non competition" card for $15, or a "competition" card for $30, which includes a race series. which do you recommed in my case?

i'm still going to try to get time for china hat, devils head, and fall classic. i've decided although the desert 100 sounds fun, i can't really take that much time off this year!
Get a regular non-competition membership. It's $15, the same cost as one-day memberships for three events. If you do a fourth OMRA event (such as a GP race or a Dualsport event) then you save a little money.

The "Competition Card" isn't required for entering a race, it is for getting your season points added up.



Example: last year I had an OMRA membership with XC competition. I went to a GP race and they accepted my card to enter the race, but I didn't get any points in the GP series.



It doesn't look like they've updated the rules or membership forms to deal with the new classes. From the chatter on the OMRA forum it sounds like that's ok. They're pretty flexible about paperwork.
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thanks for clearing that up. good to know about the dualsport events, i was going to maybe try to do the black dog too!
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Old 12-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #70
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thanks for clearing that up. good to know about the dualsport events, i was going to maybe try to do the black dog too!

Black Dog is a kick in the pants-We ride our bikes and camp where many bring thier motorhomes and trailers (sissy's)
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:30 PM   #71
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Sooooo, I just added a bike to the stable so I am ready to ride and rice and race!!! Let the fun begin!!!
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Old 01-05-2011, 02:40 PM   #72
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I am ready to ride and rice!!!
mmmmm, rice. i am hungry! congrats on the 200, i love mine. it's all apart for servicing, taking the suspension over to promotion today for some lovin.
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Old 01-05-2011, 07:14 PM   #73
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Sooooo, I just added a bike to the stable so I am ready to ride and rice!!! Let the fun begin!!!

Cool, so she'll be all ready for the season. I just added another one to the stable for the desert races and the not so tight trails....and its got a button. Let the Farkling begin.

I've got my CR stripped down to nothing for some major servicing to the chassis and a general clean up. Give me a month, and I'll be ready for some serious riding.
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Old 01-05-2011, 08:02 PM   #74
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We've got more dead bikes than live I welded up my subframe today, and I think I'm going to have to do some cut-and-weld to my exhaust to make it hang right.
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I updated the calander here. I added the SIDRA series as it might be of interest to the Idahoans and other eastsiders.
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