District 37 Racers and Curious Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Motodisiac, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Bike loaded, camelback filled, leaving in a few hours after I get some sleep. Hopefully I will be able to connect with you guys, look for Beach Moto VW van.

    Dennis
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  2. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    you bastard.... think you beat me again...

    :ddog
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  3. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I do not think so. You were cheating on your KTM.

    Seriously, I was right behind you after the start, riding very comfortable pace. Few miles into the race right after the railroad crossing when we made right someone ran into me and I crashed hard. Luckly I landed on huge bush (and not cactus) so the landing was surprisingly soft considering this was's low speed get off. I think the other rider hit my right foot with his bike (and totally bent my header) so right after I picked the bike up I could feel the foot swelling and pulsating.

    Somehow I managed to get over the pain and started riding in anger. As I was reeling you guys in few miles down the road (before the first time check) I passed 2 people going uphill but hit sharp rock on the crest and that was it - flat front. A couple of oh shit moments later I decided just to baby it to the finish. I was thumping slowly and just waving people by.

    Somewhere around mile 30 I noticed that in straight whoopy sections I can still ride pretty fast considering the circumstances. So I picked up the pace and passed a couple of guys back. Brought her home but was really upset with how things unraveled.

    Overall, I really liked the terrain of Red Mountain race. It was certainly less sketchy than Checkers race in Johnson Valley, and suited my style better.

    Off to sleep with ice pack on my foot. Off to buy better boots tomorrow.

    How did your race go?

    Dennis

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  4. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    ohhh thats a bummer. oh well, next time!

    I had a good race, got first or second on the start was tearing it up. didnt get passed until I crashed into a rockpile via a hidden rock then got stuck in a washout and had to pry the bike out from it digging itself in... first for me.

    I almost ran over a guy crashed right near the end. someone was with him, so I flipped around to slow down the other racers and lost 10 or 12 spots..... so I could have done much better had I been a heartless jerk

    :dunno
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  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    look what I found....

    :evil

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    ...and no you weren't

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    :augie

    :lol3

    hope yer foot heals fast man
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  6. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Nice day for a ride...

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  7. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    a "ride"

    :lol3

    post up your poster

    :ear
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  8. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Exact reason I do not push it at the bomb run. My plan was to hang with Eatpasta until the last stretch and then ride by him like he was standing still. Didn't work out this time :D
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  9. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    It is a really good plan though.:thumb
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  10. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Nice shot!!! How come when I biff like that no one is there to capture the moment?
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  11. xymotic

    xymotic Long timer

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    No Kidding. That's Awesome!
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  12. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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  13. metal

    metal President of FRONJ

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    On the Ammie line yesterday at the Vikings Hare & Hound I saw couple of people go over the bars with a bike cartwheeling after them within the first 5 miles or so. Neither of them were at those sketchy SCORE road crossings.
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  14. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Had my share of hair raising moments. Went down a couple of times on the 2nd loop, second crash was the harder of the two. Still finished, 32nd OA.
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  15. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    call me a wuss but i am gonna be making my introduction to District 37 racing like a wuss....going to go do the family enduro in gorman :thumb
    for a C level trail rider like myself i figure this is as good of a place as any.
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  16. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Baby steps my man. Too many people go out with the attitude that they are the shit. It usually doesn't turn out well for them. Come and say Hi if you get the chance.
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  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :lol3 aint that the truth

    yeah these things are hard.... you're going about it the right way for sure.

    We'll see ya out there!
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  18. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    cool..i didnt figure you guys would be at an enduro..but just noticed it pays desert points... i dont think VCMC runs events like a "real" time keeper anyway do they..but two loops 40 and 45miles..way more than i need
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  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I dont really care about the points to be totally honest - I just want to try and keep up with Mike

    :lol3
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  20. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    shouldnt it be try to "Beat"


    now off to the garage to try to figure out what bike to take


    one of my buddies that races vintage class at the GP's wants to bring his vintage '72 C&J Honda XL250 i may drag out my '79 KLX 250..the course for the family enduros seems like it would be fun for vintage bikes.



    buuuuuut i do love my KLX650..but it may be a bit on the big/heavy side for enduro action
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