A n00b goes racing

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

  1. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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  2. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    The race is almost 8 hours? And everyone is within 19 mins of each other? I'm not understanding something......

    I'm really enjoying this thread. Thx for the effort.

    Marty
  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Im glad you're enjoying it!! im going to try and have the next interview up sometime tonight.

    Im not sure what those timing values are.... at first I thought it was time of day but we left at 8am.... so I dont know what the reference point is.
  4. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Total time from the time you leave the start line until the time you crossed the finish line
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    it took over seven hours...?

    :scratch
  6. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    <TABLE cellSpacing=5><TBODY><TR><TD>e·lapsed time ([​IMG]-l[​IMG]pst[​IMG]) n. The measured duration of an event.

    TIME FLYS when your having FUN



    </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    Started 8:00 ish
    Finished 3:40 ish

    :dunno

    <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TH align=middle>Place <TH align=middle>Member # <TH align=middle>Racer <TH align=middle>City, State <TH align=middle>Class <TH align=middle>Nbr <TH align=middle>Brand <TH align=middle>Laps <TH align=middle>Elapsed </TH></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle>10 <TD align=middle>712V <TD>A.j. Rosenberger <TD>La, CA <TD align=middle>VET BEG 712V <TD align=middle>HON <TD align=middle><TD align=middle>2 <TD align=middle>07:40:03 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
    <TABLE><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle>61 <TD align=middle>712V <TD>A.j. Rosenberger <TD>La, CA <TD>VET BEG <TD align=middle>712V <TD align=middle>HON <TD align=middle>2 <TD align=middle>07:40:03 </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh no - I was done and loaded and in the truck leaving by 10.30am....I think I might have even been finished by 9.30

    back home in LA having lunch with the wife at 12.30.

    not sure where their numbers are from.
  8. nobrakes

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    Great results, EatMowPasta! Congrats. :clap
  9. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    :huh :scratch :dunno I have no clue then
    If you ever find out let me know


    anyhow NICE finish :thumb
  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thanks man! im uploading the new video to youtube as I type - worked on the dammed thing till midnight....not my best effort. :dunno

    should be done in a few hours...

    :1drink
  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    crap - youtube keeps giving me an error message.... not sure what the issue is but Im going to have to work it out later. I have a screening today so its not a good day to be fooling around.

    ill get 'er done later
  12. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    eatpasta<SCRIPT type=text/javascript> vbmenu_register("postmenu_13084863", true); </SCRIPT>
    Lawnmower Target
    :poser :poser :poser :poser :poser
  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :freaky
  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    ok, here is the post USDR Round 4 video....

    <object width="640" height="385"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/bgw2m4KgYro&hl=en_US&fs=1&"></param><param name="allowFullScreen" value="true"></param><param name="allowscriptaccess" value="always"></param><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/bgw2m4KgYro&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="640" height="385"></embed></object>
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    Another fantastic installment! :clap Nice job on the racing, sounds like things are starting to click and become *even* more fun!
  16. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    you have to be THE only person hit on the road by a lawnmower....


    more seat time ='s more comfortable riding
  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    sadly, thats the general consensus...

    :dunno



    :lol3


    read more about it here and enjoy the comic relief....

    I GOT REAR ENDED BY A FREAKIN LAWNMOWER
  18. Bluebull2007

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    A very nice video again, definitely worth the wait. Youre giving me similar ideas. I'm not sure I'd be as good/confident talking to a camera though. :shog I loved that scream/noise in the middle of it. Brilliant.

    Youre really not joking about moving at pace, do you know what speed you got up to there? It looks about 90 mph!

    Youre right about the balance thing, take a look at any Dakar 2009/2010 youtube of Marc Coma, and you will see he is flying along bent over his bars, with elbows flared in the attack position; you know elbows up. This is probably why you didn't feel so bad on the Monday either. When youre going fast you have to lean basically over the front of the bike - a cool feeling, but watch out for rocks! I found that after 4-5 hours of riding like this my back got really sore. So in gym, Im working the back and gluet's and this made a big difference to me.

    One question though: How can you do whoops like that? I normally hang back on the bars in that situation and gas it, but it tires me out really quickly. :dunno Maybe you have a couple of pointers for me on that one.
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I have never had any training on off road riding... let alone whoops....I try to keep my weight over the bars and just go as fast I can while still in control. Seems the faster I go, the easier it is.... thats about as well as I can explain it. Stay over the top of them makes it easier...?

    :dunno
  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I just learned what i need to do in order to transfer to novice in USDR. The rules state that I need to finish in the top 20% of my class, twice. This last time in finished in the top 40% - so a few more good finishes and Ill be able to move up.... as for D.37....... heh...... the races are SO much harder, Im not even ready for a voluntary transfer