1. mrpeasle

    mrpeasle Adventurer

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    There was a KTM Adventure S in the river. I believe he was in the second heat and was absolutely hauling. I raced the 100 miler. I saw it on the second lap. I have no clue how they are going to get that out of the water and then down the trail. I dont post on here much but I want to know how that story ended.

  2. ryanthewalker

    ryanthewalker Been here awhile

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    Hey guys, thanks for sharing some of the videos and pictures so quickly!

    The last time I rode the D100 was in 2009. In 2010, I mangled my knee a month before the race, and in 2011 I had since moved out to Wisconsin from Colorado for grad school and I was so busy I couldn't get out for the race.

    Well, this year, I was able to fly out from WI and decided to team the race with my pops (a fast, fat old bastard with some class wins under his belt and a 2nd overall in his prime). The team decision was driven by fact that I hadn't been on a bike since I hurt me knee. We rode a 530 EXC. For prep I had been working out pretty hard and have been running 5 miles daily with some erg work and a little bit of weights to get the muscles feeling lively. On Saturday, I did a lap of the poker run to sort things out, and after a hot dog I followed a nice pair of pants :evil for a bit and just enjoyed the scenery.

    Pops ran the first lap and made it through without any big offs, but the bottle necks did slow him down a bit. He came in with his helmet visor flopping around, and I instantly thought he had wiped out and cracked the dome, but it turned out that one of the visor screws came off and that was it. He has a really sore neck from the wind and the flopping visor constantly pulling his head to one side! His time was about 2:30 from second wave start (9:45).

    After a 1:00 pit for fuel and armband/number change, I was off. It was so nice to have a wide-open course for the 2nd lap. I got into my groove quickly and the 530 was a champ through all the technical stuff. I felt some of the technical sections were much harder in years past, but that could have been due to the fact that I got into better shape this year, and also that there weren't many people at those spots on the 2nd lap, so I could pick a nice line and not have to worry about anybody else. Staying on the outer sections of the rutted/muddy sections was the best plan of attack. I had a couple of squid moments in the mud, and one tip-over on a hill climb, but the Rekluse clutch worked perfectly so I was able to pick the bike up and pick a new line through the rocks to the top. It's pretty bony out there, and some of the whoops are getting DEEP after the past years on the same sections, but riding the edges and cooking with spices (burning sage on the pipe) was the answer to that problem. I rode my best ever and was able to stand on the pegs for 99% of the time... that alone was my biggest accomplishment for the weekend. From miles 35-45 I was really on it and felt that was my best riding of the day. I came in 2:10 after getting the bike handed off to me. That was quite a line at the finish, but perfect for killing a few cans of suds and cooling down before grabbing a finishers tee-shirt. All in all, I couldn't have had a better day (except for the blisters on my hands.. still bleeding this morning.) In fact I was feeling so good after the lap that I could have rode another 50.

    FORUM FODDER:

    • Anyone know who won and with what time? The leaders came in to the pits at 1:35 from first wave start. Looked like #1 (I'm guessing last years' winner) was in 2nd coming in and going out. Only about 30 seconds apart maybe.
    • Edit: mrpeasle beat me to it while I was doing the write up! Who's big KTM Adventure went into the drink at the train tressel??? I'm surprised no one has mentioned that yet or posted pics. And not "in the drink" but completely underwater in the creek with about a foot of water flowing over it. I heard that the rider went in with it and the cold water/high wind combo got him a little hypothermic and he was given attention and taken away.
    • I had somewhere between 105-107 miles on the ODO; anyone able to confirm? That is a true D100 for all the 2 lappers out there, congrats! Somewhere between 2006-2010 there was one year at 60-65-ish per lap, that was a real long one. Woof.
    • Weather: Thank you everybody for your prayers. Weather was prime both days. Rain tapering off in the early morning leaving a damp and tacky course. I'd take a little mud for dust any weekend. The wind took care of any sections that eventually dried out and got a little "dusty"... still perfect compared to a dry race. IIRC, 2006 was the same way for Sundays race... early rain and a perfect course. That was also the last year they sent riders through the creek.
    • There seemed to be a lot of bikes laying around when I was out on the 2nd lap. There was a lot of carnage to hardware, but I haven't heard of any real serious offs/incidents yet. Didn't see the helicopter in action at all, thank goodness. I do remember flying through one rock garden and seeing 4 or 5 brake levers laying in the rocks!
    • Who invited Wile E. Coyote? About 4 miles from the finish, there was a stunning blonde parked in the middle of the course, leaning on her bike and with her helmet off, hair flowing in the breeze. I flinched and did my only brake-check of the race, but thought better of it and left her in the dust. Temptation from satan or desert mirage, I don't know.
    Looking forward to hearing more stories and seeing pics/video! I have today to rest and unload the truck, and then I'm hitting up the airport tomorrow for my flight back to America's Dairyland.

    Cheers!
    Ryan
  3. Pete156

    Pete156 I love to eat!

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    We got it out, thanks to some strong young guys.
  4. mrazekan

    mrazekan Long timer

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    That's it? End of story?

    :popcorn
  5. Off Road Ryder

    Off Road Ryder Long timer

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    Near perfect conditions and a great race. It was great to meet many of you and thanks to the guys that helped me load my beast after the race..Good times!
  6. Helmet_Hair

    Helmet_Hair Been here awhile

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    I'll see if I can get a pic posted up here, only one really came out.:lol3 This wasn't much of a picture taking event, too much riding to do!

    Too bad I missed out on the great single-track and MX track at the end of the dual-sport. Still think the KTM 300 had a carb full of junk and not a fouled plug...and, I think you rigged the "who's-gotta-sleep-with-Andy" game.:rofl
  7. hayshaker

    hayshaker Been here awhile

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    To start with a huge thanks go to the Stumpjumpers for putting this event on. The amount of planning and control of this weekend is unbelievable and it went really well in my opinion. This was the 4th year I have had a small role as a sweep rider for both days.

    It is always fun to meet new people and see old friends. I met WETSIDERIDER for the second time. According to him we had met a few years ago but I don't remember him. This has to be one of the best parts of the Dez-100, making new friends. Besides all the riding, pushing bikes and dealing with a few injuries, vendors row cost me a bunch. My 990 has been needing space to carry stuff so I made a great deal for a Great Basin Giant Loop bag. Meeting Dave Wachs in person and talking about a few things was fantastic. The vendor selling off-road necklaces and bracelets is a personal friend so had to buy my wife something to lessen the "hey honey I bought some more stuff for the bike" tension.

    A few pictures from my perspective:

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    Mud...

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    more mud..

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    mud ruts..

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    EMS Crew on standby..

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    This little hill was giving lots of people a struggle. If I don't push another bike up a hill for the rest of the year I will be happy!

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    Myself going out Sunday morning to ride sweep. The role of a sweep rider is a tough job. It is two long days on the bike dealing with all sorts of problems. My primary role is emergency medical provider. I am one of several EMT's that ride the event along with the ambulance crews. We have several briefings before and after each day to discuss things and make improvements when needed. A good sweep rider should be a bit of a mechanic and motivator at times.

    Hope you all had fun and those that didn't should attend the event! :clap

    TONY
  8. kwisn

    kwisn One Happy Dog

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    Thanks everyone for the pics and reports! :clap

    Hi Tony! I'm surprised you wouldn't remember Dan. :lol3
  9. hayshaker

    hayshaker Been here awhile

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    He remembers me so what does that tell ya? :evil

    TONY
  10. what broke now

    what broke now Petroleum Brother

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    "This little hill was giving lots of people a struggle."

    I spent some time in those rocks to the left in that picture. I kept whispering to myself "pull your socks up, you've only come 1/2 mile from camp"
  11. WetSideRider

    WetSideRider Long timer

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    Tony gets a pass, since this is the first time we met. Kelvey said to look for him and it turned out he was camped next to Mike Pellitteri, who graciously let us trade lies in his motorhome at the end of the day.

    Now I will have no excuse for not knowing Tony, except the typical senior moment stuff, that is.
  12. awshouse

    awshouse Downwardly mobile

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    Tony, you probably remember not-remembering me! I was with Dan and Mike and the other Knuckleheads next to you and your father. Last spring you led a fantastic exploration of the green dots last year which Mike P, Paul Schmidt and I both participated in. And I've been asking you various navigation of green dots questions since via email... whatever.

    Dan, you have limited excuses for memory lapse, as you should be well rested after Ron won the privilege of bunking with yours truly. :lol3 Memory aside I didn't mind the extra 10 miles of freezing my nards off. It barely put a dent in the immense joy of the overall event. Ron, sorry about your mechanical.

    Kudos to the SJMC for a fantastic event. This was my first but not last. In fact next year I'll see about taking a few days off so it's not so rushed. I feel like a slacker as I didn't have time to even approximate my beer quota.

    Great, great fun. Excellent course for the circuit and the dual sport single track sections were even better after bone jarring lap of the course.
  13. oldskooolridz

    oldskooolridz n00b

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    I was the crazy bastard on the 1978 trail 90 i made it 1 very painfull lap on that. this was my first big ride at all and a kind of spur of the moment decision on saturday. i can't wait to do it again next year!
  14. wachs

    wachs just passin' through

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    Thank you Stump Jumpers MC ! ! ! Well done :freaky


    We went as vendors but also to see our good friends from Washington. Cool to see Masterchief, to meet Hayshaker and also Master Marine - thanks for stopping by fellows! :clap
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    The weather was pretty chilly for just hangin' around but turned out to be perfect for riding and racing.

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    Took out the 950 for the dual sport loop on saturday. The bike has been under the knife for a while and finally got it all sorted - it's never run as good as it does now :freakyMe & N2moto got separated from our buddy John and ended up roosting the crap out of that route.

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    This pampas-type grass was super fun.

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    The last piece of the route we had time to ride was this guy's private GP course - I would drive all the way up there just to ride this!

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    Pat and I had to get back to 'work' - had a little snack and headed back to the event.

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    Good family fun back at the pits.

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    Race day started out with a real soaker - pouring down rain at 6 am. I could hear guys talking about not riding and saw lots of rigs pulling out but then it stopped and the weather turned perfect. Cool vintage machines waiting for the starting line procession.

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    I got to go out on the course with a buddy from Tasky's and JR the Sargent at Arms.

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    Should've entered . . . next year! :freaky
  15. 88NX250

    88NX250 Team USA

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  16. hayshaker

    hayshaker Been here awhile

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    To know me is to ride with me! :D

    I wish there would have been more time to visit but was busy guys. Nothing makes me happier than sitting around a campfire (or Mike's RV) telling stories. Now that I have that Giant Loop bag for the 990 there is a good chance you'll see me wandering a little further from home this summer. whoo hoo..

    TONY
  17. hayshaker

    hayshaker Been here awhile

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    Will begin another thread but making plans for one sometime this month.

    TONY
  18. yondering

    yondering Long timer

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    Did any of you guys get hurt? I'm typing this from a wheelchair, something wrong with my right hip, some torn muscles or something I think.

    I went down about halfway into the start; bounced over a rock and then tagged a guy crossing in front of me right as I landed. My right butt cheek met a pretty good rock. I picked the bike up and kept going for about 20 minutes, but when I dropped it again and couldn't stand up or get on my bike again, I knew I was done. One of the sweep riders helped me back on the bike and I limped back towards the road and camp. Thanks to Tim Todd #39 and family for the hospitality while I waited for a buddy to pick me up!
  19. K_N_Fodder

    K_N_Fodder Long timer

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  20. Ironwood

    Ironwood Friday Harbor, WA

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    I passed you on Saturday. I am impressed you got that girl around. Which course did you ride? Joe