A father/daughter go racing...

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Tbone, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. Whooptydid

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    Hey TBone! Long time no see! Glad to hear that you and Haley are still diggin' it in. Keep the rubber side down my friend!
  2. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    ...anyway, this weeks stop in the FTR season brings us to just outside Daytona Beach to the Daytona Dirt Riders/Strickland Ranch Showdown # 3. With hurricane Sandy just off the coast anticipation was high concerning how she would effect the weekend...all for naught. A bit of rain on Friday made conditions for the weekend great especially on Sunday with blue skies and cool temps. The course was tight at times with a healthy dose of palmetto's and mud to keep thing interesting. Sat was 7.5 miles and Sunday 11.

    Haley's race started with the usual nervous anticipation as she headed off mid pack into the woods. 14th place was the standard throughout the race even after getting kicked off line and having to head between 2 trees that were narrower than her bars..bam! Knocked her head pretty good and sent her to the ground wondering how she got there yet was able to pick the bike back up and soldiered on. After the race her head was hurting pretty good and yet filled with the desire to do better the next race!

    Junior C
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    1 31 Jake Alsup KTM North Port, FL 50 10 4 1:20:37
    2 24 Gabriel Rodriguez KTM Port St Lucie, FL 47 5 4 1:21:44
    3 41 Beau Smith KTM Ft. Lauderdale, FL 45 4 4 1:25:08
    4 142 Kye Jacobsen Yamaha Daytona Beach, FL 43 3 4 1:26:38
    5 78 Logan Branton Yamaha Mount Dora, FL 41 2 4 1:28:33
    6 132 Alexaner (Alec) Hermans Yamaha W Palm Beach, FL 40 0 4 1:28:39
    7 153 Alyssa Mieszczenski Honda Palm Beach Gardens, FL 39 0 4 1:28:53
    8 519 Kieran Thaler KTM Deerfield Beach, FL 38 0 4 1:29:24
    9 23 Clay Levell Honda Sarasota, FL 37 0 3 1:07:44
    10 218 Cody Weiss Yamaha Oakland Park, FL 36 0 3 1:08:00
    11 113 Michael Hague-Rogers Yamaha Port Orange, FL 35 0 3 1:09:53
    12 40 Anthony Depietto Yamaha Ft Lauderdale, FL 34 0 3 1:11:03
    13 44 Brad Jenkins Honda Fern Park, FL 33 0 3 1:12:50
    14 117 Haley Schell KTM Odessa, FL 32 0 3 1:14:57
    15 45 Daniel Dlugosz Honda Jacksonville, FL 16 0 2 1:08:59
    16 181 Cody Rodrigue Honda Orlando, FL 8 0 1 0:26:16

    Sunday dawned with great weather and cautious optimism. The quads had really tore up the softer parts of the course but usually after the practice lap it starts to get a "bike" look/feel to it. The bike fired in one kick but I soon realized I should have probably started in first as I clutched it trying to get it to accelerate in 2nd gear. A 4stroke slid up inside on me so I was 5th heading out to straight near the start.

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    The first 4 guys start getting away from me. As we start to come up on slower riders from the classes in front but I'm not catching them in the right spots and lose the lead group all together. In the tight stuff I'm sitting to much and working my arms too hard.."hello" arm pump. I try to keep a light grip but sawing the bars back and forth takes it's toll. Out of the corner of my eye I see a flash and #15 Marcelo Dadone (gentlemen I battled with last race) has taken a good line and cut the corner to pass me. Well I know I have to follow him so off he goes with me in tow.

    We come up on a slower rider and follow him for what seems forever. I keep waiting for Marcelo to yell at him to move over but he doesn't. I usually won't say anything the first lap especially when guys are battling for position but this rider was by himself and I can feel the guys behind us catching up..I even start yelling hoping the guy will move over. Finally Marcelo gets by and now it's my turn. I catch him in a tight section of single track...no where to get by and Marcelo disappears. Not long after #42 (David McArthur) bonsai's past me..dang this ain't going to plan. Few miles later #42 is down so I roll through lap one back in 6th.
    Not long into 2 lap I drop the bike. No big deal but the bars are bent. I stop to straighten them against a tree and the 4 slower riders I just asked to move over and passed are coming back by...sigh. I stop again because the bars not being perfectly straight is driving me nuts (worth taking the time to get them right). Personally I won't ask someone to move over twice for me if I made a mistake that let them back by. I work on re-passing the slower riders and roll through to finish the 2nd lap still in 6th.

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    3rd lap a few of the Senior B riders who I initially passed are back behind me. I wave them around in case they've found their 2nd wind . #428 (Daniel Aitken) is flying so I tuck in behind. Eventually he heads off into the palmettos and I pass him back. I hear some one behind again and it's #428B again, I wave him around again and have to hustle to keep up. A mile later he's off in the bushes again and I tell him he's looking good as I pass by again..this guy has to be getting tired of picking the bike up..ha!
    At one point a look over my shoulder and see #325 (Frank Gamperl) and think "Crap that's Frank I gotta get moving!" We come up on a mud hole that I manage to pick the inside line and miss all together...Frank not so much:D He said he got stuck so I rolled in to finish 6th for the day. Could have been better, could have been worse, but with 5th/6th place to start the season maybe I have a chance at getting a trophy once in a while.

    See you at Bartow!

    Super Senior B
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    1 24 Don Chriss KTM Orlando, FL 50 10 3 1:42:42
    2 212 Kai Ramadan KTM West Palm Beach, FL 47 5 3 1:42:52
    3 12 Avo Laido Yamaha DeLand, FL 45 4 3 1:44:02
    4 863 Troy Weeks Kawasaki Wauchula, FL 43 3 3 1:45:46
    5 15 Marcelo Dadone KTM Aventura, FL 41 2 3 1:46:49
    6 117 Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 40 0 3 1:47:32
    7 325 Frank Gamperl KTM Deerfield Beach, FL 39 0 3 1:48:01
    8 42 David McArthur Yamaha Cocoa, FL 38 0 3 1:48:41
    9 60 Lou Tunno KTM Boca Raton, FL 37 0 3 1:50:55
    10 21 David Davis KTM Lake City, FL 36 0 3 1:55:46
    11 664 Mike Veach KTM Tampa, FL 35 0 3 1:57:49
    12 8 Levic Allen Honda Valrico, FL 34 0 2 1:17:21
    13 35 Daniel Holder Honda Apopka, FL 33 0 2 1:21:27
    DNF 46 David Wildner KTM New Port Richey, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00[/QUOTE]
  3. nobrakes

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    Great job, T-Bone! Sounds like things didn't quite go as planned, but you stayed on the gas and still got decent points. Way to persevere. :clap
  4. Future ten

    Future ten Been here awhile

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    Good work T, the course was fast but tricky in area's. I augured in pretty hard and finished 12th I think. Looking forward to Bartow 2. I seen stars on the inside of my visor ;-)
  5. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    I hate when work gets in the way of me writing these reports:D
    Great course, elevation changes, awesome spectating !

    Haley didn't have a good day. She has lost some weight by eating right (Isn't that annoying!) so the bike is definitely too stiff for her now. I told her to just go and ride, don't worry where you finish and she did just that. We talked afterwords about her total lack of confidence in what the bike was doing and decided to have Tom Flemming take the bike back with him and give it the works (sprung correctly,revalve,etc). She's really excited about the next race and so am I...just want her having fun.

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    Junior C
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    1 197 Patrick Fitzgerald Suzuki Apopka, FL 50 10 3 1:06:00
    2 9 Avery Bowman Yamaha Palm City, FL 47 5 3 1:07:18
    3 54 Brandon Groover Kawasaki Palm City, FL 45 4 3 1:08:20
    4 24 Gabriel Rodriguez KTM Port St Lucie, FL 43 3 3 1:09:34
    5 133 Brandon Griffith Honda Avon Park, FL 41 2 3 1:10:16
    6 8 Baylor Pharnes Yamaha Sebring, FL 40 0 3 1:12:18
    7 7 Toni Jenkins Honda Avon Park, FL 39 0 3 1:12:25
    8 78 Logan Branton Yamaha Mount Dora, FL 38 0 3 1:13:33
    9 132 Alexaner (Alec) Hermans Yamaha W Palm Beach, FL 37 0 3 1:14:44
    10 51 Blaine Nicholas Honda Naples, FL 36 0 3 1:14:53
    11 218 Cody Weiss Yamaha Oakland Park, FL 35 0 3 1:14:56
    12 199 Daniel Perez Honda Orlando, FL 34 0 3 1:15:24
    13 17 Benjamin Strausbaugh KTM Ft Myers, FL 33 0 3 1:15:28
    14 31 Jake Alsup KTM North Port, FL 32 0 3 1:15:53
    15 153 Alyssa Mieszczenski Honda Palm Beach Gardens, FL 31 0 3 1:17:50
    16 23 Clay Levell Honda Sarasota, FL 30 0 3 1:17:56
    17 411 Jordan Leftwich Honda Sarasota, FL 29 0 3 1:18:03
    18 44 Brad Jenkins Honda Fern Park, FL 28 0 3 1:18:35
    19 519 Kieran Thaler KTM Deerfield Beach, FL 27 0 3 1:20:10
    20 22 Austin Crumm Kawasaki Royal Palm Beach, FL 26 0 3 1:21:40
    21 20 Clayton Anderson Honda Bartow, FL 25 0 3 1:26:32
    22 117 Haley Schell KTM Odessa, FL 24 0 3 1:27:38
    23 1 Jarrett Prescott Yamaha Lake PLacid, FL 23 0 2 1:02:13
    24 40 Anthony Depietto Yamaha Ft Lauderdale, FL 7 0 1 0:24:52

    Speaking of suspensions I knew my bike had been under sprung for my weight since I bought the bike. I was having so much fun I didn't care but now I needed to get the bike to turn better. Tom Flemming as a band aid till a stiffer spring could be ordered put 4 turns in the rear shock..yikes! Turned better, but one problem, I really have a problem with touching the ground! As the horn sounded I tried to throw my leg over the bike and just about missed..ha! I struggled to get the kicker down as usual and suffered getting to the first corner. I headed out to the course in 9th place..worse start in a long time and some work to do.

    My practice lap routine has changed this year as I'm really looking for new lines to make passes. As we dump into the long woods section it starts to pay-off. I manage to pick-off a few riders by making good choices. I see Troy Weeks(#863) ahead and watch as he takes the high line and misses a newly formed and straighter line...pass made for now. I apologize profusely as I pass a slower rider and push him to the outside of a corner I came in too hot for "sorry! sorry! sorry! sorry!".

    Eventually I'm at the chicane to end the 1st lap and that's where another issue raises it's head..I can't figure out what position I'm in. Seems I had been entered accidentally in Senior B, not Super Senior B in the computer. Normally It's no biggie but it also screws up me figuring how many laps we'll do for the race. We usually do 4 laps here so of I go with the plan to manage my energy (ends up I was in 5th!)
    Not long into the 2nd lap and troy Weeks comes back by me, I try to keep up but not happening. Later I'm trying to get around a slower rider in the woods when I get the bike jammed between 2 trees and Frank Gamperl(#325) comes around me..dang it! I settle in to follow Frank and see how far he can pull me along. Soon I pass through the chicane in 7th place behind Frank.(not that I knew that) We're having fun as we pass my bud Ryan Turner(#34B in SB) and I holler at him to get going.. I know he's having a bad day when I pass him..ha! Few miles later Frank gets hung up on a vine and unceremoniously removed from his bike! He says he's okay as I motor by..only to come up on (2) SSB riders laying on the trail and struggling to pick their bikes up at a chock point in the trail. I yell "your killing me guys!" as I wait for them to get up and out of the way. Soon I'm back to attempting a break away from Frank..and it was working or so I thought. At the top of the last steep up hill prior to the elevator I struggled to take the right turn in the soft dirt(can't touch..argh!) and back by comes Frank...sigh. Oh well, I'll just follow him and try something on the 4th lap. We come through the chicane and I see the checkered flag..what, it's over?:((7th place)
    Not being able to see my time I didn't realize we wouldn't make 4 laps..oh well but it was strange not really being that tired after a race...that is rare..ha! It was a good day with great friends and can't wait till the next one. See you there!

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    My boy Frank G and myself..good times!

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    Super Senior B
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    1 12 Avo Laido Yamaha DeLand, FL 50 10 3 1:30:35
    2 2 Ken (John) Hardiman KTM Seminole, FL 47 5 3 1:31:22
    3 212 Kai Ramadan KTM West Palm Beach, FL 45 4 3 1:31:39
    4 24 Don Chriss KTM Orlando, FL 43 3 3 1:31:42
    5 863 Troy Weeks Kawasaki Wauchula, FL 41 2 3 1:32:41
    6 325 Frank Gamperl Yamaha Deerfield Beach, FL 40 0 3 1:33:04
    7 117 Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 39 0 3 1:33:07
    8 15 Marcelo Dadone KTM Aventura, FL 38 0 3 1:34:48
    9 92 Tim Willis Honda Bradenton, FL 37 0 3 1:35:05
    10 46 David Wildner KTM New Port Richey, FL 36 0 3 1:35:08
    11 121 Charles Fuller Kawasaki Plant City, FL 35 0 3 1:35:44
    12 520 Sam Jarczynski Honda Safety Harbor, FL 34 0 3 1:36:34
    13 4 Kurt Drummond KTM Port Richey, FL 33 0 3 1:37:13
    14 26 Woody Crumm KTM Royal Palm Beach, FL 32 0 3 1:38:33
    15 664 Mike Veach KTM Tampa, FL 31 0 3 1:43:45
    16 712 David McDaniel Honda Bradenton, FL 30 0 3 1:44:38
    17 35 Daniel Holder Honda Apopka, FL 29 0 3 1:48:05
    18 8 Levic Allen Honda Valrico, FL 28 0 3 1:50:40
    19 770 Jochy Gomez Suzuki Lakeland, FL 9 0 1 0:34:05
    20 811 George Pollard KTM Port Saint Lucie, FL 9 0
  6. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    This weeks report comes from Myakka,Fl which is the site of the Myakka River Log Jam presented by Old School Dirt Riders.The course is usually one of my favorites with a good mix of tight woods, open fields and some stream crossings to cool off in. Sat. track is 8 miles and Sunday's 11.

    Haley's race started off with whimper of sorts. The bike started but she was so amped up she forgot to put it into gear..oops. Once that was handled she was off for 90 minutes of fun, and not so fun.The bike with it's improved suspension was much better.. " I have never gone that fast through the woods" she later exclaimed but other issues rose to the top. It seems she was having problems passing an Evo SeniorB rider who upon hearing her yelling stopped in the middle of the trail..which resulted in Haley running into him and going down..apparently this happened more than once. Afterwords we talked about passing slower riders and the responsibility being hers to pass safely and sometimes having to wait until it could be done quickly and safely.

    The next issue is being lapped by EvoA rider JP Wilson and deciding to try and follow along,which I told her was a good idea, up until the creek jump right by the scoring chicane. Seems he took a line where he jumped off the steeper section (landing gracefully on both wheels) and up the other side..Haley wasn't expecting the sharp drop and firmly planted herself in the soft sand minus the bike. I'll give her credit she was up and moving quickly (wrecking in front of the crowd will do that) to complete a total of 3 laps. She was mad/frustrated afterwords not to do better so I told her sometimes going fast about is making right choices and minimizing mistakes. We'll keep riding and getting used to a better handling bike along with polishing our mental skills.

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    Junior C
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    0 31 Jake Alsup North Port, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00
    0 24 Gabriel Rodriguez Port St Lucie, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00
    1 197 Patrick Fitzgerald Suzuki Apopka, FL 50 10 4 1:19:17
    2 54 Brandon Groover Kawasaki Palm City, FL 47 5 4 1:23:29
    3 133 Brandon Griffith Yamaha Avon Park, FL 45 4 4 1:23:46
    4 8 Baylor Pharnes Yamaha Sebring, FL 43 3 4 1:24:58
    5 41 Beau Smith KTM Ft. Lauderdale, FL 41 2 4 1:26:05
    6 7 Toni Jenkins Honda Avon Park, FL 40 0 4 1:26:15
    7 51 Blaine Nicholas Honda Naples, FL 39 0 4 1:27:30
    8 40 Anthony Depietto Yamaha Ft Lauderdale, FL 38 0 4 1:29:18
    9 78 Logan Branton Yamaha Mount Dora, FL 37 0 3 1:07:18
    10 153 Alyssa Mieszczenski Honda Palm Beach Gardens, FL 36 0 3 1:07:32
    11 17 Benjamin Strausbaugh KTM Ft Myers, FL 35 0 3 1:08:19
    12 411 Jordan Leftwich Honda Sarasota, FL 34 0 3 1:08:58
    13 113 Michael Hague-Rogers Yamaha Port Orange, FL 33 0 3 1:09:23
    14 266 Gus Mena Honda Sebring, FL 32 0 3 1:10:52
    15 519 Kieran Thaler Yamaha Deerfield Beach, FL 31 0 3 1:11:31
    16 23 Clay Levell Honda Sarasota, FL 30 0 3 1:11:52
    17 218 Cody Weiss Yamaha Oakland Park, FL 29 0 3 1:13:03
    18 132 Alexaner (Alec) Hermans Yamaha W Palm Beach, FL 28 0 3 1:13:06
    19 117 Haley Schell KTM Odessa, FL 27 0 3 1:14:43
    20 22 Austin Crumm Kawasaki Royal Palm Beach, FL 26 0 3 1:16:53
    21 142 Kye Jacobsen Yamaha Daytona Beach, FL 25 0 3 1:26:49


    My race started out similar to Haley's. I was so distracted by the new use of Haley start box I forgot to put the bike in gear...grh! I headed off into the woods mid-pack figuring it'll be okay..it's a long race..little did I know long.

    We get to the first deep water crossing and I see Troy Weeks (#325) take a line up inside a small palm tree just on the other bank. I follow him and just as he passes it the palm frond swings back and grabs the bike.....ooooooover the bars I go. The bike flips with me and is now facing the wrong way as the rest of my class attempts to slide by. I apologize to (eventual Women's A winner Kerri Chambers) as I had caused her to check-up and dump her bike also. Soon I'm back underway with lots of passing to do.
    So I spent the rest of the lap trying to get to the front. I catch back up to Troy Weeks at the end of the lap and settle in to try and get by. I look over and in disbelief see the enduro course..what?? Seems I had been too focused on passing Troy plus under the assumption he would take the Hard split so we were on the bypass. This was roughly 40 seconds longer than taking the endurocross section..dang it! The 2 lines merged just at the scoring chicane and I see riders I had passed before and now have to do all over again..sigh.(7th place at this point)

    I spend 1/2 the lap trying to undo the damage. I come up on newly minted SSB rider Jack Hatfield(#392) for the 2nd time who's a good friend and a great rider so we go back and forth a few times..so much fun racing buddies! I'm following close on a slower rider when I look over..I did it again..missed the cut-off! At this point I almost cried..I'm riding well, feeling good, and I shot myself in the foot again. Totally dejected I can't even look at the scoring chicane as I head off to try and salvage what's left of the race and my dignity.(5th place at this point)

    I manage to get by Troy Weeks and hook up with a GMA rider by the name of David Johnson(#103). At first I was hollering at him to let me by but as time went on I realized he was faster in some areas and was running a pace I could keep up with most of the time...I had my rabbit. We hooked up and were flying! He even pulled over at one point to waive me around and I motioned at him to keep the lead. Eventually we come up on Marcello Dadone(#15) whom I've had fun battling so far this year. I holler "Wooooooo" as we both pass him and I know he didn't see me coming :D I really make a point of looking for the hard/easy split this time and see it as David takes it anyway. Towards the end of the enduro cross section I look over and see Marcelo but I know I have it covered if I don't screw up. I roll through the chicane with the white flag still out and I finally look up to see my position...2nd!!!

    It's almost hard to believe as I head back out for a potential lap 4 following my rabbit David for the whole lap..it was fun!! I ended up coming in at 2hrs and 1 second so my 4th lap didn't count but was good training running that hard when I was that tired.
    It was later determined that a rider in my class had a malfunctioning transponder so I got moved back to 3rd but this is still the best I've ever ridden in the B class...so happy!:clap

    Super Senior B
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    1 212 Kai Ramadan KTM West Palm Beach, FL 50 10 4 1:57:01
    2 362 Deneweth Ken KTM , FL 47 5 3 1:28:29
    3 117 Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 45 4 3 1:30:08
    4 15 Marcelo Dadone Honda Aventura, FL 43 3 3 1:30:09
    5 863 Troy Weeks Kawasaki Wauchula, FL 41 2 3 1:30:51
    6 392 Jack Hatfield KTM Trinity, FL 40 0 3 1:31:51
    7 92 Tim Willis Honda Bradenton, FL 39 0 3 1:32:20
    8 325 Frank Gamperl Yamaha Deerfield Beach, FL 38 0 3 1:32:26
    9 46 David Wildner KTM New Port Richey, FL 37 0 3 1:32:47
    10 8 Levic Allen Honda Valrico, FL 36 0 3 1:34:58
    11 26 Woody Crumm KTM Royal Palm Beach, FL 35 0 3 1:36:05
    12 664 Mike Veach KTM Tampa, FL 34 0 3 1:37:39
    13 188 Don Polanis KTM Dade City, FL 33 0 3 1:39:29
    14 35 Daniel Holder KTM Apopka, FL 32 0 3 1:42:30
    15 17 Todd Strausbaugh Yamaha Ft Myers, FL 16 0 2 1:04:35
    16 712 David McDaniel Honda Bradenton, FL 15 0 2 1:15:05

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  7. Future ten

    Future ten Been here awhile

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    That's a cool plaque Troy, I took 100' of red tape in turn two and entered woods dead last. Managed to get to fith, I had a great race actually. After the smoke cleared with scoring I'm in 2nd place in points. I'm not looking forward to the first few races in "B" you guys are putting in some good lap times. These old guys don't slow down man.
  8. ian408

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  9. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    At least you looked festive with that red wheel:D Nice job battling back to 5th and yea these guys are fast but one plus is there's less traffic for you to deal with in the "B" line.
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    Me too! Great writing, great pics, great parenting, I rate this thread metaljockey, one of the best threads on the site!
  11. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Haley decided to sit this one out and help during the race so that leaves just my report. In the past years I've always helped with our clubs event but the chance to race in front of my mom and dad (My mom had never seen me race and my Dad was a part of the early,uglier years of my racing career.http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ighlight=Tbone) was too good to ignore. This piece of property is unique in that there's no sand or palmettos but lots of clay, elevation changes, and little time to relax.

    18 fellow races on the line as the horn blows and with one kick me and my KTM shoot off for an adventure! I'm in 2nd place as I out brake someone on my left heading into the first set of double greens. I'm following the leader (Don Chris#24 ) as we hit mile 3 and he tries to take the quad cut-off..I mean he literally about ripped his visor off as he ran into the tape blocking it off..cr@p..I'm in first now! Ken Hardimen(#2) comes by in the field on a tear then David Wildner(#46) comes by on the gas as we head from the field and back into the woods. If Dave doesn't crash he's fast so I have to let him go and hope for the best. i come through to end the first lap in 3rd.

    It's hard when everyone around the track knows you and yells encouragement..pressure! Marcelo Dadone (#15) blows past on the 500 and I'm starting to think it was a mistake to race...I knew it! Frank G.(#325) pulls along side of me as we head into one of the small woods section and I don't fight him. Right now he's faster than me so I need to keep up! I actually pass him back on the brakes coming into the stockade at the end of the fields..woo! I love high speed passes!...then the wheels come off.

    I'm cruising through the woods in 3rd gear and I lose the front..big time. I hit the ground bike flips over and unceremoniously lands on top of me. Wait, something is really hot on this bike and it's burning me! I flip the bike off and roll over just as Frank G. rides by asking in a shaken voice "Are you okay?"..I answer yes just because I'm hopeful it's true. Left thumb hurts but other than that I'm okay..let's get moving I think! I really try and recover "on the fly" after a tumble as nothing worse than sitting there. William St Laurent (#240) passes by before I get going so I just try and follow him as I get my bearings back and cruise through the chicane in 8th..sigh. Jack Hatfield yells at me as I pass by "You're going backwards"...no kidding!

    I can't quit, I always tell Haley we never quit, so let's see what shakes out. I spend the 3rd lap dicing with William(#240) as we trade places and he gets me on the hard hill as I take the medium route..it was looking pretty "rooty" on the main climb. I roll through still in 8th but now I'm feeling back in the groove. William hesitates as he looks at the scoring display and I see 1hr.25min pop up..we've got plenty of time for a 4th lap. He looks to be deciding what to do as I blast on pass and tell myself this is the time to really push! I come up on Lance Oulman(217) who I mistake for an A rider and follow for a while before getting by. I'm really feeling good as about the 7 mile mark I see Marcelo (#15) up ahead. I have to get to him! Just as we head into the mx section he looks over coming out of a turn and I know he sees me now. Just as we head into the southern section his bike seems to stall on a hill..that's weird? Seems his throttle cable had broken and not how I wanted to pass you my friend! I mange to not blow it in Mike belle's section..4th place! Don't know how I did it but ended up making lemonade out of lemons and salvage a great finish (last lap was my fastest). Thanks to all my friends/family cheering me on..never again though...ha!

    Super Senior B
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    0 392 Jack Hatfield Trinity, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00
    1 2 Ken (John) Hardiman KTM Seminole, FL 50 10 4 1:48:37
    2 46 David Wildner KTM New Port Richey, FL 47 5 4 1:50:15
    3 325 Frank Gamperl KTM Deerfield Beach, FL 45 4 4 1:50:31
    4 117 Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 43 3 4 1:51:52
    5 217 Lance Oulman KTM Fruitland Park, FL 41 2 4 1:52:06
    6 83 Matthew Covey Honda Lakeland, FL 40 0 4 1:52:10
    7 240 William St Laurent Husaberg Longwood, FL 39 0 4 1:52:56
    8 24 Don Chriss KTM Orlando, FL 38 0 4 1:53:43
    9 42 David McArthur Yamaha Cocoa, FL 37 0 4 1:56:46
    10 121 Charles Fuller Kawasaki Plant City, FL 36 0 4 1:58:51
    11 60 Lou Tunno KTM Boca Raton, FL 35 0 4 1:58:53
    12 8 Levic Allen Honda Valrico, FL 34 0 4 1:59:02
    13 15 Marcelo Dadone Honda Aventura, FL 33 0 3 1:23:37
    14 41 Marty Sapsford KTM Ormond Beach, FL 32 0 3 1:31:05
    15 35 Daniel Holder Honda Apopka, FL 31 0 3 1:31:14
    16 520 Sam Jarczynski Honda Safety Harbor, FL 30 0 3 1:32:43
    17 4 Kurt Drummond KTM Port Richey, FL 29 0 3 1:33:06
    18 31 Frank Swindell KTM Keystone Heights, FL 28 0 3

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  12. kenny61

    kenny61 Crazy Idiot

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  13. DolphinJohn

    DolphinJohn Caveman

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    Troy is very modest but let me tell you.... as someone who rides the same course (and gets lapped by Tbone :bluduh), he is a fast s.o.b.

    He's made his way from C class and now threatening to win in B. I won't be surprised if/when he moves up to A in the near future.

    Good going Tbone! You're an inspiration.

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  14. Future ten

    Future ten Been here awhile

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    The course was beyond cool T, after all the work and then to race I'm thinking you had a long weekend. Good showing too. you guys did a great job. Had to skip tomorrow, I still have a chance to point out to B I guess. Bostwick looks rather flat and maze like with pine trees. Gonna ride croom with the wankers.
  15. amazing ricardo

    amazing ricardo Piste Off

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    Troy.. i just found this thread!!


    most excellent my friend!!


    :clap...:clap...:clap...:clap...:freaky...
  16. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    :wave
    Your way too kind John! I'm just a guy trying to avoid hitting the ground and the trees in that order:D See you and Future ten at the Brighton Okeechobee race.

    hey Ricardo!:freaky
  17. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    HS#7 brings us up to Azalea City and the Cedar Creek HS put on by AC/MC. The property is a mix of planted pines, fast jeep roads, and moist woods. Sat was 6 miles and Sat 9.
    Haley felt good after the practice lap but her race lasted about 1/2 mile as she hit a rutted trail faster than she was ready for (trying to not give up a position) and went down. Nothing worse as a parent than looking over, seeing a bike down, and hoping it's not your kid...and it is. Donnie and crew were great as always evaluating ,immobilizing her knee and getting her back to the camper. Went and had some x-rays that showed nothing broken so we returned with a set of crutches and the hope that it's just severely sprained.

    Sunday dawned with a bit of fog but the promise of great weather. We had 8 riders on the line with some of the heavy hitters missing (get well Kai!) but addition of my fast buddy Scott Doerr (#66). He usually races evo on Sat. but was coming out to play making a total of 4 guys(Dave W, Jack H, Scott and myself) on the line who fun ride together regularly..should be great!

    There was a long run to the first set of double Greens and Jack Hatfield (#392) pulled the hole-shot as we swept through the corner and I came up the inside to get the lead.

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    I've led before..it won't last as about 3 miles in Marcelo Dadone (#15) makes a better line choice in the pines and squirts on by. At this point I want to try and hold on as Marcelo can boogie so that's what I did. There were 2 mud holes on the course worth mentioning. The first one was small but tight so much thanks to the folks pointing the better lines. Now the 2nd one was in the woods right near the finish and it had the potential to be big..real big. It looked like normal woods, but the minute you step foot in it you sank. First lap through it was holding up okay but you knew that was short lived. I passed through the chicane to finish the first lap in 2nd. Not soon after Scott D. came by with a squeal and the look of a man having fun. I passed back by soon after when I think he went for his camel-back hose. I come up on a slower rider who wasn't in the mood to let me by so I ended up laying the bike down in a failed pass attempt and back by goes Scott with a vocal smack in the head..dang it!

    Soon I hear a 2stroke behind me and I know it has to be Dave W.(#46). I leave the door open at the end of a straight on purpose and he swings by. Dave either breaks,wrecks, or hauls @$$ so I'll have to wait and see which it is today. The three amigos are all riding together and what fun! The woodsy mud hole is now getting interesting as I drop the bike and lose site of the top 3. Mud holes can be really tiring I'm learning as I roll through in 4th place to end the 2nd lap.

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    As I'm tapped out on the longest jeep rd when I see Dave W. pulled over and messing with his bike..I guess it's a "break" kind of day for Dave (throttle cable) so now I'm back to 3rd. Little while later I'm back behind Scott and we're hauling. I'm trying to decide if he's starting to fade as I yell "Come on old man!!" (He's 47ish) and he waves me by..thanks Scott! Big mud hole has more orange arrows thrown up the to the right side (thanks!) and I'm the first one through. It's the long way around but muuuuch quicker as a family watching the spectacle scatters when I head to the un-rutted ground they are standing on. Welcome to HS racing folks...ha! I end the 3rd lap in 2nd.

    4th lap is uneventful as I push but don't know how far ahead Marcelo is. I take the same line in the mud woods and come through to finish in 2nd. Best finish ever! Thanks to my wife Lori, Haley and all the friends I spent the weekend with for the good time!

    Super Senior B
    Place Bike Number Rider Name Bike Brand City, State Points Scored Promotion Points Counted Laps Elapsed Time
    0 24 Don Chriss Orlando, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00
    1 15 Marcelo Dadone Honda Aventura, FL 50 10 4 1:51:09
    2 117 Troy Stainbrook KTM Odessa, FL 47 5 4 1:51:40
    3 8 Levic Allen Honda Valrico, FL 45 4 4 1:57:07
    4 35 Daniel Holder Honda Apopka, FL 43 3 4 1:57:31
    5 66 Scott Doerr KTM Brooksville, FL 41 2 3 1:24:35
    6 392 Jack Hatfield KTM Trinity, FL 40 0 3 1:28:32
    7 42 David McArthur Yamaha Cocoa, FL 39 0 3 1:28:48
    8 46 David Wildner KTM New Port Richey, FL 19 0 2 0:54:34
    DNF 41 Marty Sapsford KTM Ormond Beach, FL 0 0 0 0:00:00
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  19. nobrakes

    nobrakes Long timer

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    Nice ride, Troy! Only 30 seconds out of first place, and the next closest to you was over 5 minutes behind. That's some good riding. :thumb
  20. JPDenny

    JPDenny Adventurer

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    Great thread!! My son is 11 & just getting started! Really enjoyed all you wrote.