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Old 12-28-2013, 05:33 AM   #31
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Chilly- Thanks for the info. We have a couple months to make the final decisions on flights. I'm probably not going to get on a Freeride 250, as I am 6'2" and 200#. I think It will be a bit small for me. So the choice is a 250 or 300 EXC from the outfitter. It will depend on what I can get around here to purchase for a training bike, as I am currently racing on a 200XC.
The Euro EXC's are the same as the XC-W's here in the USA right?
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Old 12-28-2013, 10:29 PM   #32
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Its A GayZuki to be clear here...

You see my Honda Rally bike? It's cool. Tim says Rad.

But shit man you guys are skipping the Alcan and the Mex1k to ride freakin KTM pit bikes? And flying 5000 miles to do it? Really? If this wasn't in Romania and didn't look like so much fun I'd be concerned. But I respect this effort. Normally when a guy says "I rode XXXXbike for YYYYYdays from here to there my internal reaction is basically, "many folks have gone much further for less" but flying 5000 miles to ride a KTM minibike with a bunch of polish guys.... You did it! I don't know anyone who has gone further for less!

Seriously I am STOKED for you guys, this will be a blast. I think the pals you'll make and the folks that will extend hospitality will just be off the charts.
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #33
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Here's a contact for ya

Hi guys

No: 36 expert finisher here....

You guys need to visit Brandon Allen on his blog, he has a lot of info...
http://desflurane.wordpress.com/

Supernice guy... say hi from Kjettro-----
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Old 12-29-2013, 02:27 PM   #34
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Its A GayZuki to be clear here...

You see my Honda Rally bike? It's cool. Tim says Rad.

But shit man you guys are skipping the Alcan and the Mex1k to ride freakin KTM pit bikes? And flying 5000 miles to do it? Really? If this wasn't in Romania and didn't look like so much fun I'd be concerned. But I respect this effort. Normally when a guy says "I rode XXXXbike for YYYYYdays from here to there my internal reaction is basically, "many folks have gone much further for less" but flying 5000 miles to ride a KTM minibike with a bunch of polish guys.... You did it! I don't know anyone who has gone further for less!

Seriously I am STOKED for you guys, this will be a blast. I think the pals you'll make and the folks that will extend hospitality will just be off the charts.
Hey Johnny we should talk, I'm sign up for the Alcan 5000 also and I grew up on the South side of chi-town (sorry for momentarily hijacking the thread)
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:03 AM   #35
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Update on Romaniacs 2014

Hey guys- we have a 4 man team from Texas headed over to compete in the 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs. It's been a tough 6 months of training leading up to it- but I think we are ready. Here is a link to our blog-

http://romaniacs2014.tumblr.com/

Wish us luck!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 08:14 AM   #36
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Hey guys- we have a 4 man team from Texas headed over to compete in the 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs. It's been a tough 6 months of training leading up to it- but I think we are ready. Here is a link to our blog-

http://romaniacs2014.tumblr.com/

Wish us luck!!
Best of luck. For a while now I've thinking of coinciding a visit to Croatia to visit relatives with a side trip to watch the RBR. Hopefully next year I'll make it happen.
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:08 AM   #37
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Julian Heer from Canada Riding expert on a used KTM 450 EXC, the bike is exact same as a XC-W. Just got the forks rebuilt and cooling fan installed see if this houred out pig will make it...
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:40 AM   #38
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It will be here before you know it. Good luck and we will be rooting for you guys and have a great time


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Hey guys- we have a 4 man team from Texas headed over to compete in the 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs. It's been a tough 6 months of training leading up to it- but I think we are ready. Here is a link to our blog-

http://romaniacs2014.tumblr.com/

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Old 06-30-2014, 12:19 PM   #39
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Nice! We will see you in a short while. Can't wait to ride in some cool weather. Practice in 100 degree heat and humidity is kicking our butts. With an accurate weigh in- I lost 10 pounds in one ride.

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Julian Heer from Canada Riding expert on a used KTM 450 EXC, the bike is exact same as a XC-W. Just got the forks rebuilt and cooling fan installed see if this houred out pig will make it...
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:08 PM   #40
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Nice! We will see you in a short while. Can't wait to ride in some cool weather. Practice in 100 degree heat and humidity is kicking our butts. With an accurate weigh in- I lost 10 pounds in one ride.
oh dear... well in between college a long winter and selling my bike in Canada, plus western Europe being extremely expensive to ride I am out of shape and lacking my usual confidence... I'm screwed, but should be a good time anywho!

P.S Romania I'm told is sub mediterrain so she still can cook.
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Old 06-30-2014, 04:26 PM   #41
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Good luck Guys!!!!
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Old 06-30-2014, 06:18 PM   #42
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Hey guys- we have a 4 man team from Texas headed over to compete in the 2014 Red Bull Romaniacs. It's been a tough 6 months of training leading up to it- but I think we are ready. Here is a link to our blog-

http://romaniacs2014.tumblr.com/

Wish us luck!!
This is just so frickin' cool...best of luck to all of you!!!

You guys are livin' the dream!
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Old 07-01-2014, 07:38 AM   #43
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Larry- There are not many more years left to do this- as it's not a sport for older dudes- so we are trying to get it before the body cant do it anymore.

They released the course notes today. Click HERE to read about it.

Summary I got from it:

Day 1 hard
Day 2 super hard
Day 3 even harder and finish on the factory roof
Day 4. WTF were we thinking hard.

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This is just so frickin' cool...best of luck to all of you!!!

You guys are livin' the dream!
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:03 AM   #44
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They released the course notes today.

Summary I got from it:

Day 1 hard
Day 2 super hard
Day 3 even harder and finish on the factory roof
Day 4. WTF were we thinking hard.
And you didn't mention the Prolog, which by itself is pretty good test of rider ability - and damn fun to watch!

Best of luck to you Matt, and to the rest of your riders! How soon do you leave for Romania? Are you going to have a few days of riding over there before the competition starts?
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Old 07-01-2014, 08:40 AM   #45
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And you didn't mention the Prolog, which by itself is pretty good test of rider ability - and damn fun to watch!

Best of luck to you Matt, and to the rest of your riders! How soon do you leave for Romania? Are you going to have a few days of riding over there before the competition starts?
Did someone say Prolog



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