A n00b goes racing

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

  1. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    104th of 119 1 Lappers


    3rd:thumb

    104th:thumb

    320th:thumb out of 334 finishers

    320th out of 419 total entries

    finished 1st race:thumb :thumb:bow

    85 DNF's
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  2. Oni

    Oni Ronin

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    When bench racing...you can leave out the 320th part! :D :lol3
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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Im quite happy with the result. I have to give most of the credit to the bike - there were a lot of times when I was just holding the throttle open and trusting the steering damper!

    :lol3
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  4. Brimstone

    Brimstone Super Duper n00b!

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    Post em' up! That is why YouTube exists!
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  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    ill button 'em up and post em tonight if I have time....

    :1drink
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  6. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Dooood :ddog

    I wish you had told me. Can't pay attention to every thread.
    Woulda liked to have seen my ol' girl out racing.

    Whens next?

    -M
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  7. barnyard

    barnyard Verbal tactician Super Moderator

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    the bug has bit.

    This will be a fun year for you.
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  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    sorry man.... Ill be out there again in Feb! Come out!!!

    :thumb

    ps; I LOVE that f*%king bike.... it can do all the things I cant

    :lol3

    it still makes me feel like a superhero when I get it right
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  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    After the next race we will see if the bug really sets.... but yer probably right.


    Now.... does anyone have a GoPro they wanna lend me in Feb??

    :ear
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  10. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    I happen to have one :deal
    Only used it a couple times. Kindof a hassle for me, and I don't have the vid editing skills to make the output worthwhile. You are welcome to it.

    p.s. Good on ya for not listening to the naysayers. That pig is a great bike! If you get serious about the dez racin, I would look into having the suspension done to suit you. I imagine its getting a bit tired after hauling big guys around for 10yrs.

    -M
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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    awesome! That would be great to get my second race on video - then it might actually be interesting to watch.

    :lol3


    I think if I actually get serious , Ill get a Honda 450....

    :dunno

    ...and I would be happy to help you out with any of the video editing stuff anytime - just say the word.

    oh, and who would you recommend for the suspension work?

    :ear
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  12. OutbackNV

    OutbackNV Likes dogs

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  13. DC950

    DC950 Microadventurer

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    congratulations! And remember, after gas and entry fees, the best money you'll ever spend racing is on suspension :deal.
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  14. Southest US Thumper

    Southest US Thumper Extreme n00b

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    Congratulations!!! See, folks that said the XR-R would geterdone were on the $$$$.

    Looks like your only race prep for the bike was protecting the headlight, hell since it's plated you might as well ride to the next event!
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  15. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Congratulations eatpasta :thumb , I'm a BIG boy and had my suspension done five years ago by Precision Concepts...As they say, best $$$$ spent. It was like riding a completely NEW motorcycle.

    GREAT job on your first race. :thumb :thumb :thumb
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    do they just take the stock stuff and revalve and respring the crap out of it...?
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    so ok - here is the pre-race interview thing I cut.

    Im going to do the post race one here in a day or so....

    <object width="560" height="340"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/C_30gclQUpE&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/C_30gclQUpE&hl=en_US&fs=1&" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="560" height="340"></embed></object>
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  18. Garthe

    Garthe ROCKS ARE YOUR FRIENDS...

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    Yes, put ALL you gear on, including Camelback/backpack and weigh yourself. You will need that info for spring (front & rear) selection. Also, PC has a info sheet that they have you fill out with what type of riding and problems you have with the existing suspension.

    Don't try and save $$$, get both new springs AND revalving. I got the 'anti bottoming cones' for the front forks as well.
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  19. Barry

    Barry Just Beastly

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    +1,000 on getting the suspension setup.

    If you ride for fun "hard", or race, you are absolutely missing the single key ingredient beyond rider training that will help your riding if you don't get the suspension setup for your weight and riding style. Before/after is like finding religion.

    Bear in mind a 200lb A class rider has a different setup than a 200lb C class rider on the exact same bike. FYI.

    Good luck,
    Barry
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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    huh- interesting.... how about a 220 lb. class E rider?

    :lol3
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