24 hr dirt bike race on a 990?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Off Road Ryder, Oct 1, 2013.

  1. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    I have been working on bringing Adventure bike racing to the PNW for the last few years.
    I thought maybe some of you in OC might find this interesting.
    This year we finally have enough dedicated riders to field a team of big KTMs against the 450's and smaller bikes at the largest 24 hr in the country.:eek1

    The 24 Hours of Starvation Ridge race is coming up quickly October 26th and 27th. Myself and Alex from Konflict Suspension have assembled a team in which we will be competing on our adventure bikes.
    We have named our team The Heavyweights :lol3
    Several ADV members are involved with our team.

    our facebook page can be found at the address below. Please checkout our progress as we setup the bikes and prepare ourselves for the ultimate test.
    http://www.facebook.com/advheavyweights

    Our team consists of riders of varying skill from trail riders to Baja 1000 racers.

    Team riders:
    Radek Burkat- KTM 990 Adventure
    Darryl VanNieuwenhuise- KTM 950 Adventure
    Alex Martens- KTM 950 Super Enduro
    John Isenburg- KTM 990 Adventure
    Richard Miller- Honda XR650L
    Jason Williams- KTM 990 Adventure

    We have had a lot of interest from companies in the industry willing to support our race effort:

    Giant Loop Moto- www.giantloopmoto.com
    Konflict Motorsports & Suspension- www.konflictmotorsports.com
    Renazco Racing- www.renazco.com/
    Tigatu Clothing Company- www.tigatu.com
    Cyclops Adventure Sports- www.cyclopsadventuresports.com
    Coastal Instruments Inc.- www.facebook.com/coastalinstruments



    Attempting to race the 24 Hours of Starvation Ridge on 500lb + adventure bikes has yet to be done, this will truly test our skills, and possibly our sanity.

    Race information can be found here: www.overthebarsgang.com

    What do you guys think? are you ready to race your beloved RC8's?
    Would you if you had a venue to do so?
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  2. JRod152

    JRod152 will work for tires

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    Monkey Fighter!!!

    You're only 1859 miles from me, according to Google Maps.

    The contingency fund doesn't run that deep unfortunately. :cry
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  3. KustomizingKid

    KustomizingKid Been here awhile

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    Lyndon Poskit and friends did the Baja 1000 on a 950 if I remember correctly.

    Either way Rock On.
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  4. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    Go the SE ... will follow on.:clap
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  5. Head2Wind

    Head2Wind MotorcycleMayhem

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    MMmmmmmmm 24 hours of dancing with the big girl in the dirt.... :clap
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  6. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    We have all had nights like that....wait...oh the bike


    Good luck guys....bad ass
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  7. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    :lol3:lol3 sometimes the Big girls are more fun:lol3

    Thanks for the support everyone, looking forward to a great race. Alex will be on Seattime at around 6:10 pacific time.
    www.seattime.co
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  8. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    I am so missing out, being front central Washington and stationed in Cali, it's almost painful to see the events I can't do right now
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  9. Overcomb3

    Overcomb3 Icy PUMA

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    After reading all the reports from he & the"Wans" I believe you've got one really experienced off roader there. Go Radek!
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  10. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Good luck! Probably doable unless it gets muddy. I can't imagine 24hrs trying to wrestle an adventure bike in those conditions.
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  11. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Thanks guys!! Our team is coming along nicely. Last week we received conformation on our 6th and fastest rider Jason Williams.:clap
    later this week we will start prepping bikes for a rough and fast race.
    We aren't just going out to ride, we plan a win of some sorts.
    This is mostly a night race with at least 13 hrs of darkness. If it does not rain and all goes well, we plan an excellent finish.
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  12. bikyto

    bikyto Dans le doute...gaz!

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    I'm missing out too.. Bummer. That's awesome though.... Can't wait to hear more.
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  13. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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  14. Sapling

    Sapling Been here awhile

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    Boom!!
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  15. MKJ

    MKJ Married w/ Children

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    So who won?
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  16. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Awesome !

    I could not imagine doing this. I have never clicked a link to Facebook, but I did in this case. Didnt seem to give the latest info. Someone has done a video. That I would love to see.
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  17. jbrownmxr

    jbrownmxr Gas Passer

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    I went to your website. That track is huge! What's an average lap time?
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  18. redbastard

    redbastard Long timer

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    Lap times varied as night fell and thick fog rolled in. Fastest lap for the HeavyWeights team was 53 minutes. These guys were incredibly consistent. There were some very tough rocky (boulders) sections, tough on a lite weight dirt bike, I don't know how they did it on a 500lbs Adventure bike.

    Official result was a 2nd place in Sportsman Class and 17th overall out of 96 teams!

    Pit row Saturday morning

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    The pit, it was busy, but everyone was ready to go out for each of the 25 laps completed.

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    This is what awesome looks like when you line it up.
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  19. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    Awesome
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  20. effensteve

    effensteve Enjoying the ride

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    Holy shit! looks like the blue dakar has the factory skit plate, really. I wouldn't have expected that from such a badd asss, rippen crew
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