GS Trophy Challange Bike Prep

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by HalfPlate, Aug 10, 2012.

  1. Gone-Native

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  2. drewcrew

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    nobody told me about #4 damn! :D
  3. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Well back in the day #4 was: if you never fall down you aren't going fast enough.

    Now that I am old and don't heal as fast, I have made the necessary adjustment to the new #4. :evil
  4. MoMan

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    I'm sure looking back, everyone (except Dan perhaps) can say; "I shoulda done this, or if I only didn't..." but the point of the whole challenge was to test your skill to the limit and see who came up on top. The whole weekend everyone was second guessing their own performance and was relieved to hear others were having the same problems.

    I really do believe any one of us could have been in the top three, it was just a matter of making the fewest mistakes.


  5. Visian

    Visian Look out!

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    I wouldn't have dreamed of doing this on my HP2e... I knew there would be many tight and technical riding challenges. Between that bike's wheelbase and seat height, and the length of my inseam, the G/SPD+ was a better choice.

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  6. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    DAY 1 Physical Challenge

    Carrying water, by the time we where all done I wanted to dump all 110lbs of it over my head :lol3.

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  7. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    Day 3 hill climb

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/dv0L7oViiC0" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
  8. Dark Helmet

    Dark Helmet Been here awhile

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    Yo, Halfplate, I did not see this hill climb. This looks much trickier than the other one, didn't know there was another section. Was this done after the first loop on day three? I was having some bike issues and didn't spectate at this section.

  9. HalfPlate

    HalfPlate What? Where?

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    For your viewing pleasure: GS Trophy Hill Climb

    If you listen carefully on this one you can hear me stall and restart the engine on the go :huh couldn't believe I pulled that off on a bike I had all of 10 min of experience on and had never started. (listen for an engine start at 0:09, that's me restarting, the other engines you hear are other contestants headed up the trail.

    <iframe width="560" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/sYb_5QTc5BU" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>


    DH,
    Yes this was the second challenge for the finalist on day three, and by far the most technical.
    -Andrew Lacy
  10. MoMan

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    I was that other contestant heading up the hill (starting around 0:16)...Until this video, I had no idea why I fell down. It happened too quick.
    While watching this video, I raised RPM to cross over the rut, rear end slid a little sideways, and I stalled the engine AGAIN :cry That was my 3rd drop of the day. At that point, I was spent with very little reserve energy left.


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    I've most likely got the video of you. Haven't posted the spills yet. What were you wearing for a jacket and helmet?
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LVm0bdwFClA

    Here you go in Slo-Mo. Don't feel bad as others hit the exact spot and did the same thing. These videos are a bit clipped as I was on the recovery crew.

    (Could someone give me the secret to embedding youTube videos so they show here rather than the link?)
  14. MoMan

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    From the thrill of Victory...to the agony of Defeat... (now in slow motion)
    to bad I can't insert audio. "I got it, I got it, I ain't got it :lol3
  15. HalfPlate

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    BMW's way of telling you to go get lost :lol3

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    It was clearly marked:evil
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    :rofl

  18. emmodg

    emmodg Been here awhile

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    How many times did Bill say that?
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    And how many times was he right?:rofl
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    I believe he said it as many times as my drivers ed instructor said "PUMP THE BRAKES":lol3