District 37 Racers and Curious Thread

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

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    You must actually show and race to try and keep up...

    :hide

    Gorman is a pretty fun race, and what makes it fun is you get to race in the forest!!!
    It can be hectic, riding through the park with all the civilians. You have to have your head on a swivel, trust me. When you get to the special tests, they are controlled to keep the idiots out so you can race without a care.

    I believe VCMC is putting on a timekeeper later in the year, and I will be there. I started riding enduros a couple years ago and I love them, bought a computer, and I do quite well usually :evil And they pay desert points.
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  2. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    i'm doing the family enduro on saturday :hide
    the loop is only like 10 miles...we probably wont get all the good stuff you get on sundays race
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  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    have you even seen Mike run??

    :deal






    hey.... I always show up to the ones i SAY im going to attend....

    :lol3
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  4. Strong Bad

    Strong Bad n00balicious

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    Well that's better than my son Tim...Seems like all week long he wants to go racing and then Friday night his girlfriend gets in the way. What kind of kid am I raising? Would rather get nookie than go racing? :huh How am I supposed to live vicariously through his racing if I can't get him to go?:lol3
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  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    maybe he'll marry the girl so he can get nookie AT the race like some of the rest of us....


    :hide
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  6. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    anybody racing shamrocks GP in Primm this weekend ? looks good wish i could make it to watch
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  7. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    So after looong time without any racing I'm going to Gorman GP on Sunday. Bike is all ready to go and I'm super pumped. Took off as many parts as possible to make my pig a little lighter, even got rid of kick starter - like it's going to help me :rofl

    I got GoPro for my b-day from my caring friends, they probably expect some action :eek1 I will try not to deliver any exciting YouTube material.
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  8. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Put your kicker back on, it isn't going to help and you know damn well that this will be the race that your battery dies :lol3

    What race are you going to be in? I am going up in the morning just to watch the early races, then we are going to do a little testing on the Baja bike in the park.
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  9. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Not my battery - I just got brand new lithium one :) I will take the kicker with me just in case, you are right and it will die if I don't.

    My bike should be easy to spot, I just cut out some nice carbon fiber plate backgrounds, should last about 1 minute :)

    I will race unclassified in the morning and Vet at 12:30, both on Sunday of course.

    By the way I was going to PM you, how would you feel about giving a couple of riding lessons? See you!

    D.



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  10. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    Glad to see you back out there. I thought I saw a while back that you were done with the D37 thing since going back to work on Mondays hurting was a little too much.

    I haven't raced since the end of February - hurt my foot at Checkers, then blew out a couple of disks in my back. Back is good but I went running Monday and my foot is starting to hurt again. It sucks getting old.

    I was thinking about going up to Gorman and trying my first GP but it's just not going to work out for me this weekend. I'm looking at selling my kendon trailer and buying an old pickup for nothing but hauling my bike around.

    Good luck this weekend and make sure to post up some video. One of these days I'm going to get my Checkers crashes up.

    Can't wait to start next year and I hope I see you out there again.
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  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Ill see you out there on sunday.... what race are you in?

    :ear

    Im in Race 13 on sunday


    and Mike..... so yer doin the 1000 eh??
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  12. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Hey Pasta,

    I'm in race 13 as well. It's my lucky number :) Are you riding in unclassified at 7:30 just to get familiar with the course?

    D.

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  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thats funny - my lucky number is 13 as well.....

    Ive ridden a few of these out there. I doubt they would be much different than the past. I know the first four jumps on the track pretty well.... that's about it.

    :lol3

    I blew up the fork on the KTM the last time I was out there because I suck and landed flat and the bike actually bounced back into the air.
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  14. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    One of my friends just called. The water pump is broken so they are not watering at all, expect a lot of dust.
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  15. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    Went up to Gorman today, no racing for me though. Met with all the Baja team guys, the bike was delivered at the race so we all drooled on it a little.

    Good luck to you guys, MD, you can PM me, but maybe wait a couple of weeks as I am pretty spun right now trying to get my shit together for the 1000. We are leaving Friday and I'm not entirely sure when I'll be back :D
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  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Good ride today! I was at the back trying to hold my pace. Pretty sure Dennis smoked me - but I had fun and I rode well in my eyes that's what matters.

    It was a fun course but so tight! Plus about three miles of silt - it felt like being on a boat at times.
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  17. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    Hey Dennis, how'd you do?
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  18. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    That was fun. I didn't know what to expect from GP and in the end I think I enjoyed it more than racing in the desert - it seemed like I didn't have to take too many risks as the course was safer than running wide open in the open.

    My best race lap was pathetic 18:28 (strangely I did 18:02 in unclassified race when I was just cruising). I thought I was going OK until I looked up expert lap times - Robby Bell did 12:36. Really? They must be cheating or flying. Perhaps I could have gone few seconds faster, but I really wanted to finish safe and after few oh shit moments I settled for my safe pace. I think next race I will be way more aggressive passing people, playing super nice guy rewarded me with two stroke smoke and face full of silt for one full lap.

    Pasta, your best lap time was 19:31. For some reason you did 3 laps and I did 4. We have so much to learn it's not even funny. Paging MotoMike :D
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  19. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Looks like I was 10th out of 17 in Novice Vet race. I battled with my friend most of the race, he passed me on the last lap when I fell over pulling out of checkpoint - right where all spectators were :rofl

    Since my buddy was behind with the camera, I think he may have one of my oh ship moments on tape.

    D.

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  20. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I did 3 because I got passed by the leaders in about mile 4..... I was so godamm tired.... couldnt go any faster. I did hit a rhythm by lap 3.

    and that's what makes this stuff so great - there is ALWAYS something to learn
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