A n00b goes racing

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

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Yep, weather was perfect, rained like hell on Saturday from what I heard. I got a really good start, probably about 10th at the bomb, then I slowed down and made sure I could get to the finish. Got 32nd OA and 2nd Senior Open.
  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thats freakin awesome man.... 32nd! what's yer highest finish? I doubt ill ever get that high!

    :lol3

    here is the video of me flubbing the start. I kicked the bike and it started but because I hadn't really warmed it up when I went to give it the beans, it stalled.
    You can even hear when I start it, it stutters a bit then clears out.

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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    my room mate got this other video of the third row, Mike - there's another Coyote having issues with the start...

    :dunno:dunno

    maybe its a club thing..... minus you


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  4. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    My highest finish was a 10th OA and first Vet open, but that was 20 years ago.

    I've had bad starts before, two or three kicks, but the worst one I ever had (riding beginner) was so bad that the bomb sweep crew were almost done and they were going to start the quads by the time I got my bike running. I started something like 15 minutes late. When I got the results, I had passed over 200 people. Races were a lot bigger back when.
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    This weekends race went well - I dont know the results but I finished again! 2 for 2!

    We didnt go up satruday because it was pouring so we left at 5am sunday.

    the cat was up all night drinking and watching TV. she will never learn till she hits rocks bottom

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    I was barely even signed in and already late

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    had to add some new hardware to the bike to make sure it held together this time

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    didnt even get to warm the dammed thing up!!

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    at the start

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    me and the wife

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    a kiss before lining up

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    waiting for the banner to drop

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    I kicked the bike and it started so I gave it gas, but because it wasnt hot, it stalled. So it started second kick and I Was off late.....

    you can hear it sputter when it finally starts

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    off a little late but charging.

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    there is no real spectator part to desert racing....I did have a Go Pro but didnt have time to mount it! NEXT time ill have race video.


    end of race, heading into the pits

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    first things first, ICE CREAM TRUCK!!!

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    good little piggy

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    freakin tired



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    still got gravel in my teeth

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    the hands do take a beating

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  6. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thats a great story!! you passed 200 riders!? insane....!
  7. Bluebull2007

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    Great stuff! :clap

    Nothing like that "oh shite" feeling when youre left behind! :lol3 It becomes frantic as you know time is ticking away!
  8. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Mike is awesome

    :nod
  9. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Those shots of the start line and nothing but the open desert infront of you is just amazing to me. It's so opposite of the races we have down here. We have sand like you, but maaaany more trees !:D

    great job on the race and the report !
  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    got any pics of starts down there?

    :ear

    inversely, It would be bizarre to be racing under trees..... its just so common to crest a hill and have desert in front of you as far as the eye can see!! I have crashed more than once just taking in the view.

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  11. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Well, I don't know about that :shog

    I have my days. By the way, did you reconize any of that first loop? It went right through where I took you riding at the national.
  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Yeah I did!

    :thumb

    It was strange, I was battling along and I was like, Hey! This is a bit from the first race! Then I had this weird Deja Vu thing in my head. This would be where I insert, "Then I crashed"

    but I didnt!

    that means; improvement

    :lol3

    Im going to try and make it out on the weekend of the 14th.... not sure yet though.
  13. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Thats a scrambles. You'll get to experience being passed by the fast guys:eek1
  14. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah, not looking forward to that or jeopardizing anyone else's race....


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  15. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    All you do is ride your own race, don't worry about the other guys. They'll find a way around. Trust me.
  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh im sure they will - the hard part for me will be doing my best to stay on my own race while getting lapped by the lady in the walker
  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    and mike, seriously.... what is up with your avatar?

    :scratch
  18. rider914

    rider914 Agnostic Adventurer

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    Hey now :ddog
    You be nice to her :velvt

    Oh yeah... congrats :clap

    -M
  19. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Do a search for "Tommy Toilet"
  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh she has been SO good to me.... I LOVE that bike. I just need to learn how to ride it.


    :lol3

    I really needed to ride that bike that morning - I didnt even have time to warm up that day

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