A n00b goes racing

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

  1. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    What was your finishing position

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    Totally cool picture are you WFO:thumb
  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    isnt that an awesome shot?! that was just a guy at the end of the first loop that took that..... amazing shot. and yes you can see the strain on the bike as I liberally add throttle.

    :lol3

    the clubs are given two weeks to post the results for their race and its only been a week..... im DYING to see how well I did. After the first race the results were posted the next day so I Just figured that was the way it happened. I should have asked when I finished but the ice cream truck beckoned.
    :dunno
  3. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    here is a video from our club AA hotshot. Plenty of trees .

    http://www.jonathanbelle.com/Videos/09-10_races/2010-01-10_myakka_hs.wmv
  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Wow! You guys must get stuck in the tree ALL Time time down there!

    I liked the bridge over the water too - that must get a little hairy with big crowds.....do you carry a knife to fight off the crocs?

    :lol3

    my bike would be REALLY wrong for your kind of racing - i definitely need something much smaller
  5. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Looks like racing through Disneys Jungle Cruise or something :lol3
  6. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    man, Disney world has EVERYTHING now!! They even have an Hare&Hound on Sundays....

    :lol3
  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    new pics - just got these from the resident photog, "Grumpy"

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  8. eatpasta

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  9. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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  10. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    not going to make it out this weekend, Mike.

    The wife and I are going to spend a chill weekend together and relax a bit. I gotta keep her happy if i expect to keep her as my umbrella girl!

    :nod

    Not sure when the next race is that Ill make it out for.... im going to be out of town in the end of March so mid april is going to be the earliest. Im REALLY going to have to stay on top of my fitness because complacency is going to be very easy when not racing.

    The level of fitness required in order to be competitive for one of these whole races is staggering....
  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    ...oh and Im going to need to take a look at you 525 here sooner or later as my head starts to twist in the direction of KTM.

    :lol3
  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Come out this weekend and you can have a look, 300 is down so I'm bringing the 525 out of retirement.
  13. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    ...and as for the fitness part, I've been staggering for years. Works for me :freaky
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    nice.

    If I can get the woman out there - Ill give you a call. Not sure.... I *MIGHT* be able to get a Rock Store ride out of her....
  15. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Seriously, I hardly even drink anymore. Back when though, I am amazed that I could function at all. We partied extremely hard the night before, and somehow managed to race the next day. The last time I tried that I made it 5 miles before crashing my brains out.
  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I remember you guys talking about that. I would imagine it would be reasonably easy to die from dehydration after being up all night drinking then racing all day in the desert....
  17. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Maybe as an old fart, but when you are young and invincible, it wasn't even a consideration. Jeebus, we didn't even have "Hydration Packs", just an old army canteen or fanny pack with 1 or 2 pints of water. You got a couple gulps of water when you pitted and that was it.
  18. eatpasta

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    I finally watched Bruce Browns' Hare and Hound the other day and dammed near laughed myself off my chair when the guy asked for a smoke in the pits.

    :lol3
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    preliminary results are up 5th place in class and 73rd out of 133 overall

    GREAT JOB eatpasta :thumb :beer
  20. eatpasta

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    yeah! I just looked at that myself.... not bad for my second go. Ive fallen off the wagon a bit as far as fitness but Ill be back and strong again in april.

    im bummed to be missing a few races this month but the XR can use some attention as well as my wife and family.

    Cant wait for april!