2013 Sandblast Rally - March 2 - SC

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Anders Green, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. majorfaller

    majorfaller Old and slow

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    You wouldn't happen to have any links that would lead to maps of the area you are talking about would you? Always looking for new dual sport rides in SC.

  2. Entrepre-neer

    Entrepre-neer Ultimate Tight A$$

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  3. Stagehand

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    No bud light :dutch

    He'd never make it. :freaky
  4. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    I've noticed that most of the pro offroad racers are training on road bikes. Why not montain bikes?...more prone to inury with MTB?
  5. Stagehand

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    Pure cardio. predictable heart rate targets, sustained hills, etc. Mtb's are great for that and form, and getting on two wheels, but the road bikes are like standard metrics.

    To my mind, anyway, you can create a very specific training regimen using a road bike. You can specify a cadence, and a gearing, and time frames to maintian each, whereas MTBing is fairly haphazrd, and that means you can miss opportunities to do better. Not that its not good and fun, mind you- its just harder to use as a professional training regimen, and I bet these guys do nothing haphazardly. They probably spend at least 50% of their lives actively in training.

    I'm a cyril fan boi, and i actually did that video. Its more like a warmup than an actual workout. The Spatacus/tabata stuff is wicked harder.
  6. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    oh ok...I guess it's easier to hit the training zone and maintain it on a road bike.

    I have a MTB loop a few miles from my house which I train on a few times a week. It takes 20 minutes to complete one loop, and I do that 5 times unitll my quads are burning even on the fast downhill section. I have very limited access to dirt bike riding so the MTB is the only was to train on 2 wheels for me. I wear the Polar RS400 to keep track of my zone, and I pretty sure it helps with my stamina on a dirt bike. Now if only I can match my riding skill to my stamina....but that's atleast another 10,000 hours away.:eek1
  7. Stagehand

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    I hear the ten thousand hour thing :D

    Thank god mountain biking land is still available in good supply. That RS400 a heart rate monitor? THats one thing I havent done yet, but I know when I start pinging 180. :evil
  8. toro618

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    Yeah, the RS400 is a heart rate monitor/watch that stores your workout and is able to record the zones and then download them all into their software to analyze. I've been using it a few years and it works great. The only downside is the wearing the strap around the chest which can get annoying at times.
  9. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Less than a month away! Been busy tuning and riding the 690, so far it's working pretty good.

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  10. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    Are we also required to volunteer between one of the stages?
  11. Stagehand

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    That would be difficult :D No volunteering is not quite a requirement, yet, and if you do volunteer as well as race it would have to be at a time when you werent involved in racing... I mean like friday beforehand, halping with reg or something, if oyu didnt have NCO to attend or something.
  12. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: I thought the riders who attend the NCO have to clean the googles and get lunch and stuff for the rest of the group. :D


    Jack
  13. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    Jack, if you want me to clean your goggle I will. But, I am not cleaning your googles. :D
  14. Doug Mo

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    Remember the first NCO "co-driver go get chair" the big dude with a pony tail who drove a tricked out Audi, think his name was Tibor or something, but the timming and accent was priceless:D
  15. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Doug: I remember that, good times. Hope to see you there.

    2007 The First NCO including Motorcycles.

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    Ara: Thanks, I'll be looking for you after I get roosted by Dougs HP2. :wink:


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  16. jack splash

    jack splash Two Sheds

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    Hey: Here's a short vid (not of me) :D showing what I mentioned in a earlier post. The camera was mounted on my rear fender, facing backward, it's a little shaky but you get the idea. Next time I'll mount it on my backpack.

    This setup would be great for RallyMoto. IMHO


    Check out this clip from an undiclosed location. :evil

    http://www.pinebarrensadventures.com/rally1_1.wmv


    Enjoy

    Jack
  17. toro618

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    No problem, Jack.
  18. crankshaft

    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Just chatted with Mike G, looks like He'll be racing his 950 ADV instead of the 950 SE to keep things interesting with Mike B on the 690:lol3

    New podium forcast....

    Mike G 950 ADV
    Mike B 690
    Bill C Ape?

    Maybe Mike G will leave the luggage on and bring beer to the after party?
  19. Locker43

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    No finish predictions but that whole beer in the luggage afterward sounds good! Need Asheville beer needs and someone to ride her home afterward if it's still rolling! Volunteers?
  20. FreeTheBeast

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    New pipe...thanks to Dave S. :freaky

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