2014 Desert 100

Discussion in 'Pacific Northwet - Where it's green. And wet.' started by Sethro303, Dec 22, 2013.

  1. Gregulator

    Gregulator Loves the dirt

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    I need to do this, having heard about it a couple years ago and finally having a good bike for it (WR250R, after a couple years of dual sporting on my wife's XT250). I plan to try hare scrambles and enduros this year, but realistically this may be my first event - I'm not sure whether to go for Saturday events or Sunday. Do the Saturday events and the race take place on the same land and more or less the same trails, or is the race a totally different course?
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  2. dionbilt

    dionbilt energetic beginner

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    Last year was my first time. Our group spent the weekend there and I am glad we did. The 100 is an awsome experience. We rode the Ironman dual sport Saturday and watched the start of the 100 Sunday morning. Watching the start is a bucket list item as far as I am concerned.
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  3. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    Watch hell! Why not be apart of it? I am hoping Hoping HOPING I will be there.
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  4. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    There will be at least 2 of us coming down for the ADV class (2xF800gs), a couple others on the fence.

    The race last year was a blast and I can't wait for this year's event.

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  5. Sethro303

    Sethro303 Master of Disaster

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    Great video. You were really throwing it down, what was your average speed?
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  6. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    No idea of average speed, I wasn't keeping track of anything, first race ever and just wanted to finish.
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  7. MasterMarine

    MasterMarine Long timer

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    Nice video! Were you using your horn much?? :lol3
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  8. Sethro303

    Sethro303 Master of Disaster

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    I hear ya on that!
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  9. wizze

    wizze Wizze = Wise

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    That's how you make a video! Some of that looked gnarly for an adventure bike. Was thinking about the 800 but I think I would have more fun on the KTM. As long as you don't pass me. :D
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  10. Gregulator

    Gregulator Loves the dirt

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    Ok yup, after that video I'm definitely doing the race. Nice.
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  11. SOP Dirt-Rider

    SOP Dirt-Rider Been here awhile

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    Go big or go home:wink:
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  12. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    My total time was 3:16 for 50miles. Subtract 15-20min waiting in queue to officially cross the finish line and I *think* second wave riders still have the same start time as the first wave guys despite starting 15mins after (I'm sure one of the Stumpjumpers in the thread can clarify). So 2:40 for 50miles = 20mph-ish. Getting caught up in a few bottle necks and having sub-par cardio definitely slowed things down. Certainly not blazing fast and I can see lots of places I could have and should have been a lot faster but like I said, happy to just finish that race, it was a battle on a 500lb bike. I got beat up! Felt like I got hit by a truck when I finished :twitch

    Jeremy and Radik were 2:36 and 2:48. They (and Darryl) are on a different level. I'm playing touch football and they are playing in the Super Bowl :eek1

    There were some sections that were a bit daunting on the big bike but nothing super crazy. It felt pretty good passing dirtbikes in some of the technical sections (of course I had a ton of them pass me too).

    The more the merrier! It'd be cool to have a couple dozen guys in the ADV class, would certainly attract some more prize donations :nod

    Out of curiosity, how did you guys come up with the 652cc min as the class guideline, rather than say twins or minimum weight?

    I didn't think about it until after, I should have been using it whenever I passed someone. That'll happen this year.



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  13. hoebster

    hoebster Been here awhile

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    Nice video! Is this the ADV ride, DS ride, or the 100 miler?
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  14. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    Racing in the ADV class on Sunday (one 50mile lap).
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  15. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I Hope everyone has a good time.
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  16. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    From my understanding you were the one that came up with the idea of the class. You get a big thumbs up from me. Finishing the D100 last year was by far the biggest sense of accomishment I've had on a bike ever. It was challenging, fun, miserable, exciting and exhausting all at once. I can't speak for everyone but I definitely had a good time :thumb
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  17. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Thanks I was, I wanted to race my 950 and had hopes others would as well, I suggested the idea to Mx813 who got it passed with the club. My company sponsored the class then and the next year.
    The first year things looked good with almost 15 racers, but almost everyone bailed when race day rolled around, Too bad, that was the best conditions Ive ever seen at the 100.:clap last year we had 5 or so racers.:cry
    again after many more talked the talk, but didn't walk the walk:eek1
    At that pace I don't see the need for a class and something that Im not really interested in.

    From what I understand this year the ADV class will have an even bigger purse then what Cyclops was able to offer. Maybe that will entice a few guys??:ear
    Hopefully there is a good turnout of ADV class racers this year. Its doable on big bikes and should give the racers in this class a real feeling of accomplishment, at least the guys on 800 plus cc bikes.:lol3
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  18. Camel ADV

    Camel ADV aka Oso Blanco

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    I have been hassling all my big bike friends to come for this years event even if just for the Saturday DS ride. I think now that word has gotten out a bit more the numbers should be better. The only reason I knew about it was because of the video Touratech did on their F800 in 2012. It happened to pop up in my YouTube suggestions. Every adv bike event I go to I tell people about it and show them my video in hopes of sparking interest.

    I'll be down with a friend also on an F800 and have a few others sitting on the fence. After the experience last year I'll be down every year that I can.

    I offered up a Camel Tank as a prize this year.

    You said something like past years winners are bowing out? You mentioned you were in Death Valley. No Jeremy or Radek either?
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  19. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Im sure the stumpjumpers would love your contribution, I don't have anything to do with the club, so I cant comment much. I hear there is a pretty sweet cash offering from another sponsor.

    Im most likely a no show, Last I talked to Jeremy, he was selling his bike, don't know if he ever did. I also don't know about Radek
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  20. HH

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    I would love to ride the big bike over for the DS event, but unless people have a trailer, getting over the passes in early April is very iffy.

    Ask Radek about the Donner Party next time you see him. :fpalm

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