3 x KTM GO EAST

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  1. lordmaciek

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    Et the end redbull girls where passing through the track and Tomek 89 got very excited:

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    And Romaniacs fooooooooood:

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    Next day start at 7.30 so need to get up at 5.30. :puke1

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    Haha, what a blast of a ride that must have been.

    On the Videos of the pro's it looks so easy, but hell it is, i guess.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    DAY 1 OFFROAD

    So it was raining all night again. :dog

    Just before the start w receive the GPS. On the GPS we have the track and waypoints with fuel, no checkpoints.

    There was a "hotel start" and a liason to the offroad start.

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    Completly no idea what to expect.:eek1

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    3.2.1 start


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    While we race Tomek 89 is going with the bus to the service point. Each day there is one service point with an obligatory 20 min pause.

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    Immediatly after the offroad start there is a huge muddy mountain to climb. As we are almost the last to start there is more then 200 riders before us. When I arrive to the hill it looks like there was a little war there. Mudd, rocks and roots and a lot of riders stuck on the hill.

    Its only 10 min the race started and my 200 is boiling like crazy, I m boiling too and completly exhausted. It takes me 2 hours to get to the first chkp. Mirek is fighting on his 400 for 6 hours to get to the chkp 1.

    Here I will post some romaniacs photo cos no time and power to make on the race.

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    My bike boiling all the time. Finally I get to a river and I can add water to the radiator.

    While riding I destroy my gps just when I m on the top of the mountain covered with fog. I m lost for 30 min but finally find the tracks and ktm signs. I also loose my engine guard. Finally after next 2 hours I arrive to the 2 chkp. Take fuel and fill radiator with water. Next there is a huge hill covered with mudd. I m able to make like 3/4 with speed and next there is a fight for every meter. We are both boiling and need to cool down every few meters. No GPS but the track is easy to navigate.

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    Slowly fighting for every meter. At some point I arrive to a big rock on a narrow track up hill. I want to jump over it but everything goes wrong.

    I lift the front and hit the rock with my exhaust. The hit is big and it moves the exhaust back and it makes a hole in the radiator line / tube. The boiling water immediatly runs out of the radiator system.

    First I think :baldy its over but then I try to think more positive. the hole in the tube is just near the connection, so I move the tube 5mm lower. I still have some water in the camelbak but just a little. But then I fill I need to pee so I use the priceless golden liquid and pee to my drink bottle and add it to the radiator.

    I can tell you there is nothing better then the smell of boiling pee in the morning. It smells like victory.

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