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Old 05-28-2010, 03:24 PM   #1
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tbone jr 1st harescramble

Well it started when my step dad Troy (tbone) wanted me to race. I did not give in AT ALL, until I started watching the races with Troy on racer TV. So then I started getting interested when I saw the property and the nice people in suncoast trail blazers. So then I wanted to race. I got to the property to sign in while Mr. Scott at the table was wishing me good luck for my first race. When we got back to the truck I got my bike ready to do the practice lap at 10:30 with Troy. I first went to do tech for my bike and then got my bike ready!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So during the practice lap I only fell 3 times but because it was slippery from the rain. There were 4 “rivers” to go through and about 3 elevation changes. I was muddy,but still didnt know what I was about to get into.
So at the end I was TIRED and it was only the practice lap. I rested for about an hour to get ready at 12:30 to race. Oh NOOOOOO /:

Well here is a pic of the beginning of the actual race.

Well my bike did start and then it went down hill, literally. I got to the 1st “river”
and then the bike stalled and I fell in mud. While everyone else was leaving I kept slipping down the hill trying to pick my bike up. So then Mr. Scott came over and he fell. We finally got the bike up and I went. Well then letting someone pass me I fell in this like mini pond. It took me 5 min to get the bike started. I went through the other “rivers” perfectly and didnt fall the rest of the race. Every corner there was a suncoast member cheering me on which built my confidence. I finally got to the 3rd lap and was soar as heck. I wanted to pass out. So then the race ended and I looked like this...........

I got last place which was only 4 people in my class but I did find out that Mr. Scott's son Jake was 1 out of 2 people to make 5 laps in 1hour and 30 mins. Well at least someone from the club did some good. At least I finished with 3 laps so I was proud of that . All I know is that next race I am not sitting for 5 mins doing nothing but looking at the sky. :) BTW: thank you sctb for all the support for my 1st race.

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Old 05-28-2010, 05:38 PM   #2
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Thats an excellent performance for your first race! Most guys aren't able to make the first lap on their first go, so well done! Looking forward to your next race report!

Nice photos too by the way!
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Old 05-28-2010, 05:42 PM   #3
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you finished, which is huge. You had fun (you did have fun right.... ) AND you're a better rider now!

You'll be amazed at how much you learn every time you race. Keep after it - looks like the hook is set!
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great stuff here. don't stop now.


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