A n00b goes racing

Discussion in 'Racing' started by eatpasta, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. nobrakes

    nobrakes Long timer

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    Sorry to hear about your misfortune. "It Happens" My race today wasn't that great either, messed up on the bottom of a hill about a mile into the start and my whole class went by as I was getting sorted. It was a quick course, so by the time I got going again, I was only able to make up a few positions.

    But at least you didn't get hurt, and you did finish. Same here. :thumb
  2. oregoncoast

    oregoncoast Racing Like a Noob

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    Glad you're alright...and you finished!! :clap


    Subscribed by the way. :D
  3. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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    need physical therapy?:wink:
  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    massage?

    :nod

    yes, Id love one!
  5. DannyG

    DannyG I have the waypoint.

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  6. airborndad

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    fixed the link
    and very interesting by the way
  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I feel surprisingly not worse than I felt yesterday. I was dreading how I would feel if the first day is bad, the second day usually is twice as bad!
    My left leg is a little stiff and swollen - no huge purple, bloated sack. My back is REALLY sore... I must have really tweaked it when going over and having the bike fall on me. All I can say is THANK GOD for my ballistic jersey... Im confident with the combined back protector, kidney belt etc etc that it saved my ASS.... and my back. I might not have walked away from it but instead I finished the race and near my normal pace.

    Thank you SIX SIX ONE!

    [​IMG]

    and thank you eBay for getting it to me for $70!

    :clap
  8. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I have been busy this morning and am just now getting up to speed.

    I have I taught you nothing? Crashing is not allowed. Were you able to hook up with the coyotes? What did you think of the whole USDR set up?
  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I tracked down John and his super-fly box truck and hilarity ensued.

    and no you never told me that about the crashing.... NOW you tell me. Had I known, I wouldnt have done it!

    :bluduh

    The USDR thing was cool - I dont know if I agree with the whole pre-run thing however..... I think it encourages people to cheat.... I saw a few course-cutters and I think I got one on video.

    I think I also prefer the cold engine start.... I think it moves everyone around a little bit more. A manageable melee? because of the dust I think its a recipe for people to get seriously hurt.

    the course was fine - just like a D.37 course but there were a few spots that were downright dangerous and totally unmarked. I saw a couple guys get hurt pretty bad because of a few rocky sections that were over a rise. There was one instance where four or five guys were lying on the ground around the downhill section and massive bottleneck. I have at least one on the video.

    other than that and my crash - awesome. A bit warm for me.... and some snow would have been nice.

    :thumb

    a good time was had by all - hell John wasnt even winded.

    :bluduh

    bastard.

    You were missed - we told stories about you in your absence so you couldn't defend yourself. You would have liked the course too and man, you would have KILLED it.

    [​IMG]
  10. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    So when is your next District race? I'm heading out to the Vikings National this weekend, haven't decided if I'm going out Sat or Sun.
  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    um Idano! My knee and my back a pretty dammed sore. Its going to be a few weeks anyways. Im going to have to aim for the middle of May prolly. I need to track down new handguards! Mine are so bent, they are pulling the decompression thingie out and killing the engine whenever I turn left!

    :lol3
  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Just talked to Matt (Previous owner) about the steering stabilizer (RTT) and he wont give me a full refund for the bike becuase the steering damper is leaking after a few races.

    :bluduh



    :dunno



    :lol2


    he did give me some good advice at rebuilding it and told me that when he sold me the bike, it came with a handlebar remote to control the damper on the fly!!

    :thumb
    [​IMG]

    luckily the last time my car got broken into, they took all the parts.

    :hair
  13. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I never looked at your dampener that close. That thing is kinda trick. I sure whomever stole the parts is putting them to good use.

    Heal up, there are plenty of races left in the year.

    I am going to miss Gorman, going to my kids graduation and Eagle Scout ceremony that weekend, then going to visit my dad in CO for a couple of days.

    I am going to make it to Vikings and Badgers before then.
  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thats awesome - being an eagle scout is a really big deal. Congrats to him and to you!

    :clap

    have a blast on yer trip!
  15. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    +1
  16. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I really wish I could take the bike, but it's not in the cards :cry I know that they have some desert races within an hour or so of my dad's, he's about 30 minutes north of Farmington NM, and they races right around there somewhere. Oh well, maybe next year.
  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    you are a JUNKIE!!!

    :lol3

    maybe thats how you got so fast

    :dunno
  18. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Hows it going bro? Are you racing this weekend? Injuries all getting better?
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    hey!

    My knee is still recovering from the crash last weekend. I spent this weekend going to WARPED (ADV rally in Kernville, Ca) with my wife. We did about 400 miles and my knee is still a bit sore but it feels better.

    My next race will most likely be near the end of this month.
  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Here are the results for the USDR race...

    http://viewer.zoho.com/docs/nGdof

    I got 151st and 28th in class. Had I not crashes (assuming that I lost about 10 minutes, I would have been right on pace with the top ten for my class and about 50th overall.

    As it as I still feel that I did pretty well, However as you can assume I would have felt better NOT crashing.....

    :dunno

    ill do better next time!!

    the next video comes sooN!