A n00b goes racing

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

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah I really dont care where I finish, as long as I finish. Itll be a blast... im sure

    :1drink
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  2. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Here's some intel for you. Last years race, study up.

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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I wish I had a GoPro so I could capture it.... hmmm

    those things are freakin cool
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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    looks like I might actually have a fighting chance for a decent start..... as for the rest of it - its follow the leader!

    :lol3

    hell, if its anything like that first video, I might bring a smaller rear sproket!
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  5. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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  6. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Don't worry about finishing at first. Ride one section/lap/checkpoint at a time and take confidence from completing each one. You string enough of those small victories together and you'll have a completed and fun race.
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  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    30 at night eh? reminds me of the Carrizo in winter time....

    .... and I always wonder why Im all alone in the campground in December...

    :dunno


    :lol3
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  8. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Probably cause your smart enough to know thats the best time to go
    why go out when there's 100's of other campers
    bring plenty of firewood, beer , hot women and warm clothes, and have the place all to yourself
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  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    last time I went me and some other guys almost got into a fistfight with two RV groups next to us lighting off potato cannons in the middle of the night with little kids around (in their OWN CAMP)

    Ill never in my life understand RV culture. Just stay home
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  10. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    OK, and..... :lurk
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  11. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    :dunno :ear
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  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Pasta boy is probably having a hard time getting out of bed this morning. He raced, finished and got 3rd in his class in his first race :thumb He said he was second to the bomb on his start!
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  13. Pantah

    Pantah PJ Fan from Boston

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    :eek2 :gdog :clap
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  14. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    Thats totally awesome :thumb :thumb good to hear that :nod

    Way to go !!!!!!!!:bow
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  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    just for the hell of it I did a pre-race kinda interview thing and cut it to music if anyone was interested in seeing it. I kinda did it more for myself than anything but I can post it if anyone wants to watch it.

    I am sore in places I didnt even knew I had.... ug.

    Good fun though - got a great start..... I should have - I was on the only 650 I saw in the beginner line.

    anyways, I placed 3rd in class :huh and overall 320th ( out of 334 )

    Not bad! Im really happy that I finished, that was my big goal but to finished 3rd in class even amongst the beginners is awesome.

    if you look at their online standings sheet

    here: http://www.district37ama.org/forums/showthread.php?t=35209

    you can see it.


    I was just about to do a post mortem interview as well....
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thank you SO much for your help dood - I would have had a much harder time at this without you and the Coyotes!!

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    Mike showing me around

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    the bike that I will never live up to

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    I almost crashed at least twice just looking around

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    my first number!!!

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    post race and still verticle! thank god for armor

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    the standings. on this board it says I was 104 but final standing say 320.... I have a feeling 320 is more accurate!

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    we'll see how I do in February!!
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  17. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    It was my pleasure dood. The 104th OA is among the one loopers. That is not totally acurate because there are one loopers from all the rows that started ahead of you in the mix as well.

    Looks like you were 17th overall on the beginner row. How many bikes did it look like were on your start?

    See you at Checkers!
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  18. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh ok. got it. Hey, finishing and not dead last satisfies both of my goals - and im very happy about that!!

    :thumb
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  19. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    3rd? :clap

    Way to go Pasta!
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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    third and 320th..... :lol3

    Not bad! I can barely walk, im so sore.... but not bad!
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