A n00b goes Rallye Racing

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Bluebull2007, Mar 22, 2010.

  1. Seth S

    Seth S Will _____ for _____

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    Jesus H Christ that trail is literally riding along the back of those mountains. In the mountaineering world you would be roped up to the guy in front of you and the guy behind you going along something like that. Looks like fun...when can I come ride :D
  2. Hayduke

    Hayduke ///SAFETY THIRD/// Super Moderator

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    Great to hear how the riding and endurance is improving. :thumb



    Bring on the videos!
  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    what's it like riding...... ON THE MOON?

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    Thats awesome that you know that you are becoming a better rider all the time - riding stuff like that WILL make you a better rider.... or it'll kill you.....

    and YES we would like to see some video! make a 5 minute movie for us!

    I have to admit im jealous that you are progressing much faster than I am. However, I am also very VERY excited to watch you race in this upcoming rally!!

    :clap

    you're going to do great!!!
  4. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    :lol3 :lol3 I can tell you it felt like the moon! Except a little less gravity would hve made it nice!

    Sheesh, you make me sound like a rockstar :shog but the reality of it is that Im no different from you, apart from that fact that youre definitely faster looking at your video!

    I think I have enough footage to put together two 10 minute vids. :deal

    Lemme get to it because I don't feel like working right now... :nah
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    yeah! there ya go - we need more motorcycle content on here!!

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  6. HogWild

    HogWild Scott Whitney

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    I think I see gold, silver, and lead in the rocks on those hills. Seems to me your rides are really mineral scouting trips. So your bike should be a business expense, and your rides should be done on company time! Just pick up a stone or two and bring it back to the office as proof you're doing real work out there.
  7. Deadly99

    Deadly99 Fast and Far

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    Damn....that looks..well...jeepers that looks....well....AMAZING!
  8. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    you're having too much fun:ken
  9. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    So true. I see the rocks really up close at times too! :lol3 In fact, I often buy it (the ground) from time to time. :p3rry


    Time for some video.

    The first one is a condensed version of about half my weekend training route to where I meet with the enduro guys to go off with them. So I get up early to meet them at 9 and I have to ride this back when I'm pumped at the end of the day. For your viewing amusement, I have arranged a couple of off's at my expense. Nothing too serious, I need to take it easy out there on my own.

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    The second video is perhaps more interesting and is the first part of our ride from sea level up to 1,000m (3,100" for the yanks). In this video we get up to around 300m and I thought it was reasonably extreme, perhaps for the rest of you its only challenging:

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    But you'll have to wait until next time for the final episode, which I thought was really quite hectic.:eek1



  10. B-Rod

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    Too bad the second video was scrubbed by face-tube. Love your videos and stories Neil. If I rode half as well as you I'd be happy. Good luck.
  11. silverstone

    silverstone Been here awhile

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    Fantastic vid Bluebull2007:clap :clap I only wish that I had a training ground like that!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. Bluebull2007

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    Thanks B-Rod. Any ideas how/where to publish better quality picture?
  13. B-Rod

    B-Rod RubberNecker

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    I see a lot of people posting in Vimeo (just checked, it's $60 a year for HD. You'd be better off with Smugmug, as you can pile your pictures in there too), but I know nothing about it. I have a Smugmug account. It costs, but I think it's worth it.

    edit again, Shit Neil, you already have a SM gallery! Upgrade, and host your vids in the same place.
  14. skibum69

    skibum69 slave to gravity

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    the only problem with SmugMug for video is that you can only upload up to 10 minutes in length. That's why I went to VIMEO for my videos now.

    Hey Neil, did you see that your first video was blocked due to copyright infringement? You need to make a new edit...
  15. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    This thread is a bit quiet, so I thought I'd post a photo of Neil's bike after a shake-down ride near our shop. Not done, but mostly:

    fun fun
    Charlie

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  16. XR Valdeez

    XR Valdeez Been here awhile

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    Neil!

    Bike looks good! I wish you the best of luck on your venture! Next time i'm down your way, you gotta take me for a ride! Sucks we didn't have more time to screw around down there! I'll be keeping up on your progress!

    Steve
  17. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Looking really good there Charlie - I do like that rear tank and revised air-box set up...

    Out of interest, are you using a fuel pump on the front tanks (is that one I can see below the left hand front tank?) - which kind is it - I have the Mikuni one you'd fit on a KTM (sort of flat and squarish), but can't mount it there because that is where my fuel tap is...

    I need to get out in the shed next week and get the bike back together, so will fiddle around - but wondered if you had any pointers?

    Jenny xx

    ps. really liking the white paintwork... that's given me an idea... oh, I already had it - mines in the shop at the moment!
  18. lastplace

    lastplace Been here awhile

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    Jenny,
    All 3 tanks run through the fuel pump. I suggest that you move your fuel tap and put the pump where Neil's is. The pump should be as low as possible and out of the way. Move the fuel tap to somewhere where you can reach it while sitting on the bike. Use fuel line sturdy enough not to collapse at all with the vacuum.
    fun fun
    Charlie
  19. JMo (& piglet)

    JMo (& piglet) Gone a bit Baja

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    Funny you should suggest that - I bought a load more fuel hose the other day, with just that in mind... x
  20. skibum69

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    Nice work Charlie, it definitely looks a bit different than the last time I saw it.