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Old 08-28-2012, 08:13 AM   #1
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P-run Solo, 2012 Baja 1000

Or, El Fiasco de la Grande, as I like to call it.

This has been a few months in the making. I've had a lot of help, much of it from this community.
I have always wanted to do a Peninsula run solo, but in the past something has always come up. Be it another team needing a rider, one of my buddies putting a team together, other commitments in life outside racing, or just general laziness. Well, this year the phone didn't ring, I've got nothing going on in my life, and I committed before the laziness set in. Now it's too late.

I really blame Frog for this mess. I was talking to him on the phone one day this spring, he was telling me that he was going to solo. No surprise the guy is an animal. A few minutes later when I hung up I realized I had just told him "yeah, good idea bro, me too!"

It was too late to back out, to do so now would be to admit defeat, to lose face. The only sensible thing I could do now is train, spend thousands of dollars and pretend I'm excited about it all. Put on my tough guy face and my big boy pants.


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Old 08-28-2012, 08:16 AM   #2
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Tony my old eyes why the black text??? Good luck man, are you running the 450 and under sportsman?

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Old 08-28-2012, 08:22 AM   #3
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Haha, thanks Brett. Fixed, I think.

I am running Class 20 (Pro Motorcycle, Under 400cc), most likely. It's not set in stone yet, but I have some points in the class. I though I would ride a 2012 350 XC-f
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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To get started even considering this having enough good support was crucial. This is usually the hardest part of running a Score race. It is a big commitment for a guy who is volunteering his time and money to go down and help someone else compete.

Thanks Guys!

As of now it looks like we will have a good group going down, my buddy Monte and his son from NM were the first on board. Monte and his son Garrett have both raced in Baja (Garrett was on my team for the 500 this year and killed it, especially for an 18 y.o.). Before I even had to ask inmates Wannbeeuro and Windman were on board. Also going is another inmate although at the moment I can't remember his name. Pablo something?

Monte, Garret, on the left side of the picture, from this years 500

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Old 08-31-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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Really looking forward to this Tony.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:06 AM   #6
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Way to go ... good luck.
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Old 09-06-2012, 03:15 PM   #7
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Got in some high altitude training near Telluride this weekend.



An indication of the average grade we would be seeing.


I know it doesn't look like much but this trail was an ass kicker.


We did only about 50 miles of trail but it was a gnarly loop designed by a local maniac to do exactly what it did, beat me into the ground.


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Old 09-06-2012, 03:45 PM   #8
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Looks like heaven there.

Now drop about 9000 feet of elevation and find some cactus and rocks, then wick that throttle up to about 90mph. Not a lot of that alpine single track stuff in Baja..

Just a bit of jealousy here looking at those wonderful San Juan vistas. All kidding aside, any amount of time you can spend in the saddle certainly helps with preparation for such an undertaking. We'll be following along with your undertaking,Good luck in Baja!!
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Old 09-06-2012, 11:00 PM   #9
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Nice!! Team GFR !!
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Old 09-07-2012, 03:23 PM   #11
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I'm about to fire this lump off to Thumper Racing to let Travis do his work. I should have it back on a week or so with a bigger hole in the middle.

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Old 09-07-2012, 08:28 PM   #12
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Looks like heaven there.

Now drop about 9000 feet of elevation and find some cactus and rocks, then wick that throttle up to about 90mph. Not a lot of that alpine single track stuff in Baja..

Just a bit of jealousy here looking at those wonderful San Juan vistas. All kidding aside, any amount of time you can spend in the saddle certainly helps with preparation for such an undertaking. We'll be following along with your undertaking,Good luck in Baja!!
I know, but it is nice and cool up there, and the season for these trails is short. I just tell myself that training at high altitude will be good for me, it's a hell of an exercise!
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Old 10-26-2012, 09:29 AM   #14
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I'm in for chasing you next year! Any news about the shoulder yet? When are you going to see the Vail Doc?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:04 AM   #15
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sorry about the bad news... on another note..I can take your spot

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