Anyone interested in ice racing?

Discussion in 'The Rockies – It's all downhill from here...' started by Pablo83, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. grizCP

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    Ice racing report from 1-20.

    I didn't get any good action shots today, but SpecialEddie and I ran again in bare tire B. We both heavily siped the tires and found a HUDGE difference. I didn't get lapped by #40 and was able to hang with the pack for the most part. I would have almost certainly lapped myself from the previous race two weeks ago! Time well spent with the pull-saw.

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    SpecialEddie checking to make sure he was dialed at 6 psi. I also switched to the XR200 - a very good fit for bare tire ice racing.

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    Finally, I got a kick out of this one. There are a few "hardcores" who run Speedway bikes - one of them (#8c) has really loud leathers with the word "Bouncin" and lots of stars embroidered. He is frequently observed doing squats in the pits as well as running laps around the track during breaks. Anyway, he passed me on the way home - the Subi pictured indeed has a speedway bike tucked in the hatchback! Love it - keeping it real.

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  2. RustySpokes

    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    Very cool! Did you sipe the front tire the same way? And what is a pull saw? Do you think a a tire with closer spaced knobs would hook up even better?

    A friend has an XR200 that's been sitting unused for years. Hmmm.....
  3. grizCP

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  4. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    BTW, we'll be there next week, but that will be the last week we're there.
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    Bump.

    I'm heading up in the morning to spectate. I know a lot of folks are at the Elephant Ride, but I need my ice racing fix. :vardy
  6. grizCP

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    If there is a "next week", we'll be there. It sounds like Paul may even run in the studded class. :D
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    RustySpokes Ordinary average guy

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    It was a bit cold today but the racing was great.

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    The speedway bikes are always fun to watch.

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    Even stupid quads are fun on the ice.

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    Lots of races.

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    Sounds like they will race next weekend to make up for the cancelled race.
  8. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    :clap

    I should have a couple interesting bikes out there.
  9. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I stopped by Raul's house the other day and left with something exciting... Studded Tires!!!

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    They were a bitch to install, but they look great on the KX500 that I just got running. I spent all day today making fender brackets and mounting them:

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    I've heard there's going to be another race this Sunday and I'm planning on riding this bike.


    Thanks Raul! Thanks CObob!
  10. grizCP

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    I'd be curious from an actuarial standpoint, what this does to your "mortality cost." :D
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    A KX500 with ice screws? :huh You go all in! :rofl
    I'll be there Sunday. :thumb
  12. MountainsandRivers

    MountainsandRivers loves dirty things!

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    It started around .50 cents/cc...:lol3
  13. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    A few years ago I applied for a life insurance policy. One of the questions was "do you race motorcycles?". I had a long discussion with the company about this because I was planning a trip to the Bonneville Salt Flats to run a couple bikes. It was determined that since I was not competing for a monetary prize or a world record, that I was eligible for the life insurance policy.

    I wonder what they would think about me racing the KX?
  14. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Glad you found this thread, Trevor. I know you've been interested in the progress on the KX and this will be the first time I really get to see what it will do.

    So an old friend (the guy that taught me to ride motorcycles) emailed me a couple days ago to brag about a Land Cruiser that he recently bought. I, of course, gave him shit about it and tried to make a case that my Honda Pilot was a better buy as a family vehicle. He, of course, called me a pussy for driving a Honda Pilot. So I defended my manlyness by telling him that I planned to ice race a KX500 this coming Sunday. At first he down played it, but after thinking about it a while he called me with some genuine concern for my well being. He was a little confused why I would try such a thing, but at the same time he didn't want to discourage me from it because he was curious about exactly how dangerous this might be. :lol3 I told him I'd have someone take a video.
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    Paul, maybe you can make a bumper sticker for your Pilot that says "My Other Ride is a KX500", you know to bring up your street cred with the soccer moms! j/k of course. Yeah i have been following this, would love to try this sometime and glad to see the green beast is alive. I hope to hook up for a day or so in late March at White Wash and maybe give it a run! Good luck on Sunday. Drink a lot of beer this week and eat very unhealthy. The added weight should help with traction, or at least you will enjoy your last meals!
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    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    I emailed Harry's Roamers to ask if the races were on for this Sunday.

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    The KX started on the second kick this morning without injuring me or itself.

    ...time to test my cojones. :wink:
  18. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Are you racing? If so, what number will you be running?
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    Not racing, just spectating. Thinking about giving it a go next year.
  20. Pablo83

    Pablo83 Sleep, Wrench, Ride

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    Well I've got a couple bikes with #83 and I'll be wearing a suit, so stop by and say hi.