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24 Hour Marathon*****The Dream Teams*******

Bearhugger

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It turns out I'm all talk and won't be going this year. Changing situations suck.
 

Bugsinteeth

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XmikeR wrote:
heading up there on sunday aug 5 for a day of loosening up and fun practice if anyone is in. Aiming to be there by noon. Look for the motorhome with a couple xr650s and a wr450.

Hey Xr mike,

How did the riding go up at the tailings pond?

I would like to get up there myselfand see what the terrain will be like for the race.:wi:

Cheers,

Paul N.
 

XmikeR

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Hey, as per bugsinteeth's request, a tailing pond update.


I found out that there will only be one track, and amateur, expert, and dealer challenge teams will all ride together on it.


Lots of riders, as it was the long weekend. We went straight out to the hillclimb, I love proving the abilities of a heavy dualsport! There were a few puddles here and there, but overall, very dry anddusty. We tried to stick to the tight single track, of which there is miles and miles. My favourite is Sesame Street because it feels like a lugetrack, very flowing, nothing too abrupt. Thereare a lot of powerline trails, a track of sorts, and lots of hill climbs, and scrambles. The single tracks were in awesome shape, thanks to the efforts of the FVDRA. We did find some single track that was better suited to a light bike, or trials bike, due to the angled crosslogs. You would have to ride for a week to have explored every trail here! Under the powerlines there are some technical small hillclimbs with some groundrock trialslike sections.

Even with a midday swim in the creek, we were all done after about 7 hours of hard playing.

Lots of Wasps, I wore a wifebeater with all my gear instead of a jersey, and paid for it with a chestfull of stings..... Ipanicked, tried to pull off my chest protector to letit out of my shirt,while i still had my backpack and helmeton, doesn't work too well. Lesson learned! no more vnecks.

Cant wait for the marathon, met lots of great ppl up there with the FVDRA. You can get a membership and camp there all year round for cheaper than2 nights at a regular campsight. And it adds your name to a great lobby group for riders rights.
 

tomcycle

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Thanks for the report XR

Tailings pond is alway a bunch of fun and a great place to practice.

I got some infromation from the FVDR regarding the course. It seems they know we are coming and going to be prepared for us.

We still could use some more riders to make up the third team. Maybe a couple of nubes on smaller bikes;)after 24 hours no one will ever call you a nube again. Lots of riders and help throughout the entire event, not to mention DSBC always has the best campsite

TT
Hi Tom,

We are just setting out the courses now and we are aware of you guys and
your dual sport bikes are coming. I think the "EZ route" we had last year
will be a little harder this year but it will be longer so I think it will
work for all of you. But.... what I usually recommend is to show up early
maybe Friday evening and I (or someone like me) will show you the loops and
you can make a decision then. if not, i'm sure we can work it out on the
event day.

You can send your entry fees any time as we are accepting them now.

Also if you would like to talk to me personally call me at 604-721-2477 any
time and we can chat.

Thanks again,

Robin Buie
FVDRA
24 hour Marshall
Thanks Robin
 

DRZSMS

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tomcycle wrote:
We still could use some more riders to make up the third team. Maybe a couple of nubes on smaller bikes;)after 24 hours no one will ever call you a nube again. Lots of riders and help throughout the entire event, not to mention DSBC always has the best campsite
Hi Tom,

I would like to help out in the pit crew, and if despriately needed I can sign up with team 3 as a nube rider. Don't know if my bikes setup is right for this challange.
I can still recall all the stares at my Black DRZs front tire :) LOL!!

Bren
 

tomcycle

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DRZSMS wrote:
tomcycle wrote:
We still could use some more riders to make up the third team. Maybe a couple of nubes on smaller bikes;)after 24 hours no one will ever call you a nube again. Lots of riders and help throughout the entire event, not to mention DSBC always has the best campsite
Hi Tom,

I would like to help out in the pit crew, and if despriately needed I can sign up with team 3 as a nube rider. Don't know if my bikes setup is right for this challange.
I can still recall all the stares at my Black DRZs front tire LOL!!

Bren

That was the set up for a motard.

Thanks this will be fun

And yes you will be riding.

TT
 

DRZSMS

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Hi Team DSBC!

Really looking forward to this ride! A real chance to put my skills to the test, and I hope to watch and learn from everyone out there. Any tips or tricks you may have please do tell;)

Any furthur details about how we are going about with this marathon? There are a lot of riders I have yet to meet and would like to get a chance to find out what plans we might have.

For myself, here are some of my basic questions

- How are these rotation shifts going to work? (2 or more laps each?)
- What are some of the bikes setup needed? (flood lights anyone?)
- Are helmet lights recommended?
- Anyone running with a frs radio? ( linked to pit crew?)
- How many bikes will there be from each team?

Better cut this one short and hear what you have to say.

Ciao!

Bren
 

Pitscar

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I'll volunteer for official b... I mean noob for team 3, if that's alright. But I do have to ask permission here, as I no longer have a dualsport and instead am riding an old jalopy of a bike! 1981 KX125. Its small though and fast (for 500rpm) and I'm dying to try it out :)

Lemme know if you guys are taking non-DSrs or not :)
 
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burgerd

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Hey Tom what's happening? Are we registered yet?

The course will apparantly be almost the same as last year, so it will be fun again, specially if it rains! see: http://www.fvdra.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=3086

They have upated the website today - with last year's information...... but things will be the same for this year.

I'm planning on going to Nickle Mine this weekend & help out with the marking, theyneed a lot of help, so if any one else can come up please do so.

cheers

b.
 

JavaJude

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DRZSMS wrote:
Hi Team DSBC!

Really looking forward to this ride! A real chance to put my skills to the test, and I hope to watch and learn from everyone out there. Any tips or tricks you may have please do tell;)

Any furthur details about how we are going about with this marathon? There are a lot of riders I have yet to meet and would like to get a chance to find out what plans we might have.

For myself, here are some of my basic questions

- How are these rotation shifts going to work? (2 or more laps each?)
- What are some of the bikes setup needed? (flood lights anyone?)
- Are helmet lights recommended?
- Anyone running with a frs radio? ( linked to pit crew?)
- How many bikes will there be from each team?

Better cut this one short and hear what you have to say.

Ciao!

Bren

Hiya Bren

In the past we've kind of made up rules as we go. But here are the basic answers to your questions:

We'd like to get 6 riders per team.

A good headlight for night riding is highly recommended (bikes HAVE to have a headlight to ride at night or they can't be on the course). If that means adding a light to your helmet so you can see better, then do it.

No, we haven't used FRSs in the past. Usually there is a team member waiting at the checkpoint and if the person on the course is taking to long to come back in we send a rider out to check why.

Usually 2 laps (20-30 minutes) is enough per shift, especially at night. That can be adjusted as the event goes on.

-Judy-
 

tomcycle

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VERY IMPORTANT:ted:

August 28/07

I need everyones name and contact information please PM or call me asap

Tom 604.724.2425
 

tomcycle

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Teams are in

Humpalot

PBD PotBelly DualSport

Ride to Race
 

skidmark43

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tomcycle wrote:
Teams are in

Humpalot

PBD PotBelly DualSport

Ride to Race
Should have gone with 'The Pylons'. An oldie but a goodie.
 

joker650

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tomcycle wrote:
Teams are in

Humpalot

PBD PotBelly DualSport

Ride to Race


HAHA..... U could have used Potbelly Pigs !

Did I miss where this race is held?



Good luck to u guys:clap:
 
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