Perry Mountain 24 Hour Challenge

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Al Goodwin, Apr 26, 2009.

  1. ChuckV

    ChuckV Itinerant Settler

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    Hi Al,

    I'm #146 in Iron Man 40+ and am looking forward to the event. TreeMan told me about the PM24 and I knew that I had to try it out.

    See you there!

    Chuck
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  2. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    Bad Monkey Racing #81 +30 Sportsman team.
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  3. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    Well, I'm making progress on the bike.[​IMG]

    New clutch plates w/heavy duty springs, new water-pump seals, 2nd radiator plumbed up, oil and filter change, oil screen cleaned, doo-hickey done, cables lubed, spare clutch cable ready, spare levers, spare shifter, IMS tank here(to be installed tonight), Cogent shock should be here today(installed tonight if here), fork brace installed, IRC tires will be mounted tonight(they'll be hauled down by a friend and the wheels swapped out at the race), all rear racks removed, side crash guards removed, I couldn't find any place for the horn...so it's off[​IMG], numbers placed on bike, new rear brake pads, gear all packed up(3 pair of ridin' socks...don't want wet feet for 24 hours[​IMG]), installed a strap across the rear behind the seat(for lifting the bike out of anything it gets stuck in[​IMG]),.............uh....I'm sure ther's more that I'm forgetting about.

    I'll stick some pics up here before the race.

    I'm lookin' forward to this.[​IMG][​IMG]

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  4. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    Al -

    You're nuts! But, I love the concept, the preparation, the acceptance of what lies ahead, and the contrarian drive to see just how far you can push it and make it all it can be. Good on ya! I'm cheering for you. Plenty of pics from your support crew during the adventure to add dimension to your post-race epistle.

    Be safe, ride smart, and most of all, HAVE FUN!

    Cheers,

    Dave
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  5. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    FUN is what I'm looking for:freaky :freaky
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  6. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    If it rains....there will be plenty of "FUN" to be found.

    :lol3
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  7. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    :puke2 :puke2 :puke2
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  8. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    So, Al, . . . what's the story? Pictures? Receipts from hospital, court, local establishments? A KLR with a retired road racer piloting in rural Alabama has unlimited tall tale potential. Don't keep us waiting . . . . .

    :D
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  9. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    Just 72 hours from now I'll, possibly:huh , be lost in the Perry Mountain MC trail system....suffering from dehydration and muscle fatigue to the point of being unable to feel my hands.:lol3 My ass will be sore as my Monkey Butt powder can't withstand the profuse sweating off my 60lb. overweight body. I'll have switched to my comfy Sidi Discovery boots, giving up on the whole MX boot idea of protection, just giving in to "I'm tired, my feet hurt....to hell with it". My stock headlight will be making every small hole look like a 4 ft. deep ravine that "Damnit how have I not seen that all day!!!". I'll start marking where bodywork pieces have fallen off my KLR with the trip meter, maybe somebody can go pick'em up for me.

    But, my Eagle Mike Doohickee will still be doing it's job. The Cogent Dynamics Moab shock and front springs will be making the ride, and control, as good as any can. The K-9 fork brace will be helping me get the front tire out, of yet...another rut. The additional radiator will be keeping things nice and cool, well...the bike cool at least.:huh The custom built seat my brother built for me will be tired of my fat ass sitting on it, "Aren't you supposed to stand up!!!" :rofl

    I'd like to say I'm ready for this, but I know I'm not:cry Maybe I should have done a bit of running, or maybe just cut down some on the Yuengling comsumption:freaky

    It'll be a fun 2 days anyhow...I can't wait.:D :D :D :D
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  10. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    I'll have lots of pictures to post up next week after the race. I'll take the camera out on a lap with me to get a few shots of the more technical sections. This will be on one of my many "I'll just take it easy for a couple of laps" laps.:lol3
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  11. Tbone

    Tbone off-ramp slayer

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    Looking forward to the report !!!
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  12. bgoodwin

    bgoodwin Got Parelli?

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    Allen's ride report should be posted tomorrow. Don't think there will be many pics, but should be a good story.



    Hey, y'all ever seen a KLR clear a tabletop jump?


    :huh
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  13. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    Heh, heh. yeah, but it didn't go very far after that . . . .

    Looking forward to the full report. I take Al survived . . , even if the bike did not?
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  14. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    One bent radiator cost me about 20 min. on the loop , plus a lot of energy:eek1

    Next morning...........broken footpeg bolts ended my day.:cry


    99.5 miles of sand,whoops, ruts, and rocks.

    I'll get back with ya'll later...I'm tired.:huh
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  15. keg0900

    keg0900 Been here awhile

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    glad you survived.

    it was a fun race this year for sure. the dirt was perfect almost no dust at all and perfect weather.
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  16. johnson357

    johnson357 Bad Monkey Racing

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    Bad Monkey Racing's 06 KTM 450XC survived and we finished 2nd in +30 Sportsman........Yes the track conditions were nice not a lot of dust at all....I think we only did two air filter changes.
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  17. keg0900

    keg0900 Been here awhile

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  18. Al Goodwin

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  19. Al Goodwin

    Al Goodwin Long timer

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    Real quick report.

    First day radiator smashed into fan...

    Day 2-broken footpeg bolts...(Yeah,,7 miles of this stuff with only a right peg, try that for fun:huh )

    End of race.:cry

    More to come tonight.:freaky
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  20. keg0900

    keg0900 Been here awhile

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