LAMEco and Race for the wounded take on the 2013 Mexican 1000 for charity

Discussion in 'Racing' started by azcagiva, Jan 27, 2013.

  1. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    Sr. checking in. Both bikes made it. Lameinator took second behind a 80 something xr500 ridden by a nice young man named Adam from Minnesota. He'll probably be driving a beer truck soon, eh? Honzilla got stronger every day. Owen is going to follow in the steps of LC Garage & build him a 350 MX bike. I think they are one of the best bikes Honda ever built. At the awards banquet last night I went to the stage three times. The surprise was a Spirit of Norra award for bringing two vintage & two of the oldest bikes to the event. Pretty cool. It is a tequila crystal decanter with a norra plaque on it. Asked to speak, I could only say that we couldn't afford to bring a new bike!
    The front brake on Lameinator failed again on the last day & Chris & Patrick brought her in anyway. Visualize riding a 40 year old bike through the mountains of Baja. Then visualize doing it in the brakeless class! These guys were awesome.:raabia Makes an old guy proud. We'll heading to Playa Hermosa tomorrow with an overnight in Muleghe at the Serenidad. Mucho pictures to post when we get back. In all modesty I must say it was an awesome achievement & at times against all odds. LAMEco never gives up. :lol3 . Hell, it could have even been epic! :freaky More to come.
  2. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    congratulations! I know how hard it is to ride with no front brakes .. good work !
  3. decafe

    decafe Been here awhile

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    Awesome job. Guys I am very impressed trying to talk my son into next year. Safe trips home to all
  4. Ladybug0048

    Ladybug0048 Bug Sister

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    Way to go LAMEco!! Congratulations on all three awards. :clap
  5. pfdskipper

    pfdskipper Westside Trash

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    Congratulations guys! Well done. :thumbup
  6. HalfFast

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  7. HalfFast

    HalfFast Double Secret Pit Ninja

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    That's me on Honzilla at :39. and Chris on #88 LAMEinator at :50

    The old girl ran like a dream. Owen and Danny kept her purring right along..... And they finished possibly the only XT500 to ever make it that far south in a race....

    http://youtu.be/SO7LpsWcRMA
  8. HalfFast

    HalfFast Double Secret Pit Ninja

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  9. desert650

    desert650 Adventurer

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    It was great meeting you guys, and racing with ya!
    Ditson was a crazy animal on that thing... Yeah, bike CHECKERS are not slow are they? haha!


    -James
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  10. HalfFast

    HalfFast Double Secret Pit Ninja

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    Just in case anyone wants to see the sled you were riding. James and Adam were riding a 1983 XR500r.

    Adam was the only one to pass me under power and make it stick for the whole race!!!!!!

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  11. HalfFast

    HalfFast Double Secret Pit Ninja

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    the 42 vs the 88 at Loreto Start...... let's hear the story......Adam? Chris? XR500 vs XT500........

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  12. HalfFast

    HalfFast Double Secret Pit Ninja

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  13. Mr Fast

    Mr Fast Slowly striving

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    Sue & I are headed home after picking up our new KTM Baja Adventure 990 from Malcolm Smith in Riverside. We'll post some pics after we get home. Meanwhile Owen is stripping the Lameinator down. We are taking the bike completely apart and will rebuild it from the ground up. Doing what we should have done when we first got it. Remember, even at my age, you are continuously learning. Honzilla was incredible. We're stripping her down too, only to improve handling & maybe to pick up a little more power?? This is going to involve LAMEco Skunkworks in an undisclosed northern Arizona location. Stay tuned. :freaky
  14. GalacticGS

    GalacticGS 1200 GS Rider

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    Congrats on the 990!

    And good luck with the rebuilds!!
  15. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    I forgot to bring a camera this year so no pics from me. I wanted to post up some comments about the race but did not want to do a huge wall of text. I will try to limit the TLDNR stuff and insert the pics that I have found.

    If you have made it this far into the thread you know that we entered two bikes this year. My dad and I planned to do the start together, which we did and you can see some of it in the video Allan Diehr posted up. The NORRA folks changed the starting order so dad and I could leave the start together. I thought that was cool of them.

    Here is a pic that another Allan took of us at the start.
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    Another pic. Thanks for the pics Allan!

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    I really like this one

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    Anyway off we go. The course was marked a little better this year so it was pretty easy to get out to the lake bed. I took a bad line and dad followed me and ended up landing on the front wheel hard enough to knock the cover off his roadbook with his head. I tried to wave him off but too late. I did not realize how hard he hit, said he saw stars. After his altercation with the roadbook he was a little loopy...There was some dust and he lost me at a turn. Unfortunately for dad, there was another lost guy that dad mistook for me, and followed him for awhile. After checking his GPS dad figured out the other guy was not me and located me on top of the hill. We hit the lakebed and ran about 70ish all the way in to the finish.

    The plan was for me to ride in the chase truck to BOLA from the lakebed. That was changed up and I ended up taking the bike from Allan at San Felipe and riding the super long transit to Gonzaga. I handed the bike back off to Allan and he took her to the finish for day one.

    Forgot to mention that we left the hotel at odark thirty. We made it to a little before Progresso when my light went out. So I turned off the damn thing and we rode in on the yamaha's light till we hit the downhill before laguna salada and the yamaha's light went out. Luckily my battery had charged a bit and we made it to the start on my light.

    -John
  16. cross-country

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    Nice write up John! It was nice meeting and chatting with you and your dad at the start line. Congrats on the finish!
  17. TonyXT

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  18. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    Found some more pics. My buddy Chris took these. Honzilla can catch a little air too.

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    Almost went down here in the silt.

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    Just got back from the 500. Talked to a few guys about Race for the wounded and got some offers to let some wounded guys ride co dawg for some of the 1000. Hope to know more soon.

    Here is our interview at Dirt live. George was a great guy and Roger Norman was great as well. We are at 34:18 ish

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    -John

    something up with dirt live interview was there now it is not????? MM now its back
  19. azcagiva

    azcagiva new orange flavor

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    It was nice meeting you too Tony.

    -John