Pikes peak 2013

Discussion in 'Racing' started by les marluches, Apr 1, 2013.

  1. les marluches

    les marluches Adventurer

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  2. dashmoto

    dashmoto Serial Tinkerer

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    Wow, not going for the easy option in machine selection eh?

    That's a lovely looking machine.

    When is Pike's peak?
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  3. les marluches

    les marluches Adventurer

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  4. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    Seb Loeb is gonna be there too! Im sure theres a guy around here that will be happy he has some competition Paging Johnny K the side hacker ! Good luck !
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  5. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    I'm trying not to go crazy right now, since I haven't had a vacation in a more than a year.

    Trying to ride there this year and check it out! Tickets are expensive though aren't they?? :huh
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  6. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    The race is Sunday, June 30, 2013.

    I'll be there on a BSA . . . will it have one or two cylinders . . . ?

    Cheers,

    Dave
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  7. vettex2

    vettex2 X-Racer

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    been up the peak the day after the race before they finished paving it
    should be a lot faster to the top now
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  8. johnny_killmore

    johnny_killmore 3-wheeled Drifter

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    I think tickets are $40: http://www.ppihc.com/tickets/
    The pavement was finished last year. It drastically lowered times. Most every class had it's record reset, but rain for the cars made sure not everyone could race to the top. Those remaining records will likely be smashed this year.
    -Johnny
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  9. Yossarian™

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    I'll be there also. Best of luck to you!
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  10. Foot dragger

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    40.00 to watch things go by on a (usually) public road........ Damn Id like to go check it out anyway!
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  11. johnny_killmore

    johnny_killmore 3-wheeled Drifter

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    The race has a hard time making money. The road is a state park and so everyone wants to get paid up front. As stiff as $40 sounds (try paying a $2500 entry fee like the car drivers have to), the event has lost money or just broken even a few times in recent years. I dunno what the financials are from the last 2 years. Entries are up, and supposedly attendance was up, but it did not look that way on race day... not to me at least.
    -Johnny
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  12. davet2

    davet2 Been here awhile

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    I was up there a few years ago but not on race day. There is a toll to go up the road anytime, not $40.00 but less than $10.00 if I remember correctly. It is a public road but not free.
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  13. Cactus Dave

    Cactus Dave Born to Argue

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    Yossarian -

    Watcha' ridin'?

    Cheers,

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  14. johnny_killmore

    johnny_killmore 3-wheeled Drifter

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    Yeah the road is in a park, so there is a toll. They don't charge the race organizers $10 to use the road on race day though; they gouge the hell out of the organizers... part of the $40 price tag for race tickets, along with the cops and the helicopters and EMT's and staff and haybales and support vehicles and so on. Personally, I shrug off spectating at events that cost more than $30, especially with flat track being in the $20-$30 price range (that's good spectatin').
    -Johnny
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  15. Mad Cow

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    Tarmac all the way to the top?

    Shakes head in disbelief :huh

    We have our own version of the "Pikes Peak" in Mid Wales, it was named by the cross country car racers but we are using the course for a bike rally for the first time on April 28th.

    http://bigbikerallychallenge.co.uk/

    And no tarmac at all (well apart from a little bit to get back to the start line each lap) :wink:
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    Yellow Pig Allergic to Asphalt!

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    Honda just announced they are gonna compete!
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  18. RLK

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    Rod Millen is in for the EV class. Toyota is bringing out the big guns again. :clap


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  19. johnny_killmore

    johnny_killmore 3-wheeled Drifter

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    Damn there is just no easy way to post updates to here by phone. For those interested in the sidecar class, or the random photos I may be posting, I have some options for you.

    You can find me on Facebook by looking for Johnny Killmore. My website has a link to my news page (blog) at www.johnnykillmore.com and I've also got a Twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnnyKillmore) and Instagram (http://instagram.com/johnny_killmore#).

    I'm getting really good updates from fellow sidecar racers on Facebook as well. Bruno (who started this thread) is posting great updates on his Facebook page, "Les Marluches au PIKES PEAK 2013."

    Japanese driver Masahito Watanabe is on Facebook also and is posting.

    www.mylifeatspeed.com is Greg Trachy's official site and has many guest bloggers who race Pikes Peak on 2,3, and 4 wheels. Their Facebook page is also active. It's actually a cool website and Facebook page in general if you are into racing and extreme sport.

    I'll try to post here as well, but I can post with a 3rd party app to all my other outlets, and have to make a special stop here and smugmug to upload, meaning they get the least attention. Afterall, I'm their trying to win a race; spare time is, well, sparing.

    So far I've seen a string of photos of Carlin Dunne's electric bike, Greg Trachy's electric car, Masahito's sidecar, and fast qualifying times all on Facebook. Masahiro's time on the bottom section is only 6 seconds slower than my own time in last year's race, which set the class record. Wade Boyd was only 3.4 seconds behind me, so a 3-way battle for the record is feasible.

    Oh yeah, Wade Boyd is also on Facebook though he updates in bursts usually. Hope this helps. And of course, on race day, www.ppihc.com has the live feed.

    Cheers,
    Johnny K-
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  20. snowscum

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    Can't wait!
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