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twisted-hog

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Doing more thinking on it I'm worried there might be some fine print I missed, cause I know they'll try and wiggle out of anyway to pay, so I just tried to call and of course the office is closed back east now to confirm.

I'll call 1st thing in the morning to make sure my ass is covered before I cross the border tomorrow.
 

Randual

Member
T.H.
Good luck with the Race, and have fun!
I'm looking forward to seeing photos and hearing about your adventure!!
Randy
 

twisted-hog

Member
Survived 50 miles of desert.

Came in 14th in the Vintage Class, 3:16 hours.
Old body hurting bad.
Here's the start more video coming soon.

 

Rikimoto

New member
Congrats on finishing, and in a great time! It was awesome to see how many vintage bikes were there - you being 14th is more finishers in that class than there were ADV finishers last year.

Conditions looked awesome, and from photos I've seen and what I've read it was a great course. Unfortunately I didn't even get to start as on the drive down a stupid cold hit me with furious anger, and I just started to be able to breath through my nose about 20 minutes before race start, so I decided to opt out. I'll get some photos I took of the start up later today.
 

twisted-hog

Member
That sucks getting a cold. I was sore from just doing the Family Poker Run on Saturday I did 2 laps for a total of about 35 miles and went down twice on second lap when I was feeling hot and tired. Thought to myself how am I going to be able to do the 50 miles the next day.
Didn't see you or many other Canucks there. Meet a couple guys from Alberta doing the Adventure Class and an old guy named Al? from Kamloops watching the 1st wave take off. Course was good, need better suspension for next year so I can go faster and place in the money. Only prizes awarded to top 7 in my class, think I was about 25-35 min short.
I was a long 6 hour drive home after the race. Thankfully I had Monday off from work.
 

Rikimoto

New member
That sucks getting a cold. I was sore from just doing the Family Poker Run on Saturday I did 2 laps for a total of about 35 miles and went down twice on second lap when I was feeling hot and tired. Thought to myself how am I going to be able to do the 50 miles the next day.
Didn't see you or many other Canucks there. Meet a couple guys from Alberta doing the Adventure Class and an old guy named Al? from Kamloops watching the 1st wave take off. Course was good, need better suspension for next year so I can go faster and place in the money. Only prizes awarded to top 7 in my class, think I was about 25-35 min short.
I was a long 6 hour drive home after the race. Thankfully I had Monday off from work.

I looked out for your truck/bike on my travels around camp but couldn't find you either, and then spent a lot of time Saturday hiding in my tent trying to get healthy.

Suspension is definitely key out there to save yourself some abuse. I always plan to take Monday off and like to book a hotel nearby to go and have a cold beer, shower and good night sleep before heading back.

Again, awesome job finishing, many don't!
 

twisted-hog

Member
Well done you 'ol hog ! Kudos to you and the mighty XL, that thinks its an XR !

Thanks, your 350 would have been awesome on this course.....you gotta try it, nothing like taking off with hundreds of other bikes and getting cheered on at the check points by the volunteers.

I looked out for your truck/bike on my travels around camp but couldn't find you either, and then spent a lot of time Saturday hiding in my tent trying to get healthy.

Suspension is definitely key out there to save yourself some abuse. I always plan to take Monday off and like to book a hotel nearby to go and have a cold beer, shower and good night sleep before heading back.

Again, awesome job finishing, many don't!

Thanks...I was at the far east end, as far as you could get from the beer tent and toilets, my tent was surrounded by RVs......had to ride to use the facilities till it got dark enough.
I spend some time in my tent also after the Poker Run napping and recovering from Friday night at the beer tent & fireball shooters.....

Sure glad I did this on a smaller bike for the 1st time. I think the big katoom might have been a handful in some of the rocky spots, but in the open areas and thru the bumps I could have gone a lot faster.....it's a trade off I suppose.

Can't wait to see all the times to compare my 3:16 to the rest of the field.

Odessa I'll be back.
 
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twisted-hog

Member
Planning on going again this year, but this time on a much newer bike, a 05 450EXC.
In the process of getting the new to me bike sorted out.

Anybody else thinking of going?
 
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