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Discussion in 'Racing' started by AngryShawn, May 30, 2013.
Sending my entry this week, riding Ironman Am this time around.
Looks like we'll be there with a couple or more bike entries
i'm going to enter it AND finish it this year!
I'm 95 % in but I won't send the entry in until the last days before the deadline
Going to be in a 3 man team, not sure what class yet. Been 14 years since the last time
Race mileage posted:
Based on comparison to previous years mileage figures, it looks like we'll be running very close to the 2011 course with one pit removed (Stinson Well).
If that is true, this is a pretty fast course :eek1
Updated race mileage posted to the BITD site yesterday:
Looks like you'll have some kind of fun
nearing 550 miles... GNARLY for the ironmen
Run it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That was my plan. Kind of bummed about blowing it off but it looks like it's more $$ smart to run the Norra Mex 500 while out for the Baja Rally. Traveling back and forth from the east coast is costly. Two rallies on back to back weekends equals one road trip!
I like your plan !!!
let me know if you need any help.
I like this event very much and I want to enter into this event. I also want to finish this event this year. And for you good luck. Thanks.
I know this has been asked here before, but what you guys recommend on tire combo for a 450 bike. Will they last whole race or is second set of wheels necessary? thx
On my 450x I run the Dunlop D739 rear w/uhd tube and slime (may try a rear mousse this year) and Dunlop MX51 in the front with a mousse.
Last year we did the whole race on one rear tire, but of course it was smoked at the end. Front still had plenty of play ride life left.
Having a spare wheel set is definitely good insurance, its a long race and you never know what will happen.
there are a few rocks to hit in 550 miles
For sure, this weekend we did a quick shakedown run and Ray hit a rock and flatted within the first 30 miles.
Question for you guys - In your opinion how does this race compare to other races (Baja 500, Nat H&H, Norra) from a racer's perspective?
-ie fun factor, price/value, race terrain, accessibility (to event and for pit crews), safety, bad-ass-ness factor ha
I'm just trying to get a lay of the land. V2R is the Longest Off-Road Race in the US which is badass!
NORRA Mex 1000 is the most FUN race.
The course is 2 track, so of course it can't be as technical as a Nat H&H.
V2R has lots of rocks, powerline roads, lots of rock, lots of silt, and of course lots of rocks.......most likely there is a rock with your name on it out there.
Prolly the best pit access of any race. Your crew can hit most of the pits
Everything else (Price/value, safety) is all relative and are what you make of them.
V2R is a good race to step up and play with the big boys.
If anybody has an extra room in beatty they aren't going to use, please let me know?
looking forward to it