Spanking the Cow- The continuing saga of an R100GSPD at the Races

Discussion in 'Airheads' started by Stagehand, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Mr. Magoo

    Mr. Magoo n/a

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    Hey Jason .... you ROCKED at Sandblast!!!! :clap
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  2. Beater

    Beater The Bavarian Butcher

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    Does this mean you came in 3rd?!
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    Atlantic RallyMoto Cup
    Place # Entrant Class Total SS1 SS2 SS3 SS4 SS5 SS6 SS7 Penalties
    1 106 Max Stratton MH 1:22:32 9:40 17:41 8:29 8:22 16:23 8:49 12:48 :20
    2 107 Joe Warner MH 1:24:15 9:46 17:06 9:15 8:34 18:14 10:12 11:08
    3 138 Jason Adams MH 1:53:52 13:47 23:00 11:13 10:35 23:22 13:35 17:50 :30
    4 160 Frederick DombrowMH 2:39:50 21:07 31:44 16:18 14:43 33:33 18:16 19:49 4:20
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  3. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    how many parts of the bike did you break? :lol3

    Congrats man. Did it rain all day?
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  4. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Haha- the best part of the day: Battery quit for good a quarter mile from the finish and I pushed the bike across the line :lol3

    ANd the bashplate bolts loosened up and had to be done away with. I am close to needing a new oil pan just becausethe bashplate bolt holes are reamed.

    dat it stopped raining seriously about mid-day.
    Was great to see you Mr.MAgoo :D


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  5. Ze Red Baron

    Ze Red Baron Adventure seeker

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    Great Job Jason - Congrats on finishing and a good result.

    How's the Bardavon - saw some shows there when I lived in Millbrook in the early '90s:D
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  6. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Thanks, and its still kicking- I got to be there at 8:00 tomorrow morning :crap
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  7. bgoodsoil

    bgoodsoil Dare to be Stupid

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    woohoo! :clap
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  8. igormortis

    igormortis Long timer

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    Oh, that is all kinds of awesome!
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  9. norton73

    norton73 drinkin'

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    Good Job! :clap

    Thanks for carrying the airhead torch!
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  10. The Raven

    The Raven Banned

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    Great job, especially pushing the bike across the finish line....:clap
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  11. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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  12. hardwaregrrl

    hardwaregrrl ignore list

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    man oh man. I'll bet you're tired. Thanks for sharing it with us!!! So wait, how many stages are there and what is the time period like in between.? Enough for a snack, or a nap?!
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  13. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    In this rallye there are usually about seven stages. Beginning at 8:31am, they begin letting bikes out at one minute intervals from the ceremonial start to transit to the first special stage start, usually no more than five, ten or twenty miles away. You have a given amount of time to show up at the start control, plenty of time if you do the speed limit and dont get lost. You are penalized time if you are early or late checking into a start control. (they dont want to incentivize speeding on the transits, so they dock you for coming in early.)
    Check in, and if there are no delays clearing the stage ahead of you, you probably have about ten or fifteen minutes to gether yourself before they launch you as before onto the race stage. SOmetimes there are delays up to an hour or more. The Organisers do their absolute best they can to ensure the whole road is free of dangerous knuckleheads and whatnot, and sometimes they have to wait for a sweep vehicle to remove a dead rally car from the road, or wait for an ambulance to be on site when the stage starts, and things happen.
    A special stage is anywhere up to 15 miles or so of closed road fastasyoucango. Cross the flying finish, and stop at the finish control to get your time card marked, and figure out what minute you have to check in at the next start.
    Every two or three stages you go back to a central service location for anywhere from a scheduled 15 to 40 minute stop. Get gas, food, repairs, etc. Repeat. :D This year Special Stage seven was begun after full dark. :eek1 Boatman's headlight blew out right after the first turn :D haha he still came in 5 minutes fast than me :cry :bow

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  14. Stagehand

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    The smartest one of us all: brings his own umbrella girl:

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    and some shots of me by Jud Bartlett: from here: Thakns Jud! Awesome as always!
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    I have a little bit of video coming out, too... just need time to write up the other thing, run this movie, drop those photos, pick up the kid, write that other other thing, call the guy from Diana Ross again, and go to Kingston to drop that other shit off. Then I'll be right on it. JEsus christ how did become Wednesday, already>? I havent even washed the bike off yet. Its still got mud caked in the oil cooler.
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  15. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    AND finally:

    Its not up on Cafepress just yet, and at the risk of alienating Khaosanman I've asked for one final edit on the cow flag logo. If he's willing to do that, than these will be ready to go in some way:

    Back of shirt, or sticker, or mug or something:
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    (there's one for you monolever guys, too: :D)
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    Breast pocket logo:
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    At this point I wont be making any money for it- I don't need it (yet) but they will be at cost if you want them. I want a bunch myself.

    everybody say THANKS KHAOSANMAN AWESOME JOB YOU DID :bow :bow
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  16. Padmei

    Padmei enamoured

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    Hey they are awesome - as are the photos & ofcourse your effort. Good stuff.
    How can I purchase a couple of these?
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  17. Stagehand

    Stagehand Imperfectionist

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    Will provide a link as soon as we can. Thanks a lot.
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  18. datchew

    datchew Don't buy from Brad

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    you guys are too much. :freaky That is T-shirt I would actually buy.

    I have an original airhead rally team sticker that might have to grace the tank of the /2 to cover up a big dent and scratch.
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  19. crazydrummerdude

    crazydrummerdude Wacky Bongo Boy

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    Can't wait to get my team shirt.

    Very cool. I'm jealous.

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  20. Solo Lobo

    Solo Lobo airhead or nothing

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    Thanks for remembering us Jason... I'll be buying one (well, perhaps two!)