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Old 12-25-2012, 11:37 AM   #316
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The thought of riding a 300cc two-stroke 1200 miles with nearly half of it being tarmac at highway speeds just makes my teeth shake
I didn't realize there was so much pavement, I guess I need to put the Sumo wheels on
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Old 12-25-2012, 11:44 AM   #317
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I didn't realize there was so much pavement, I guess I need to put the Sumo wheels on
I don't think it is half pavement but there are some good long stretches. I always get more tired on long pavement bits. Less to keep the mind occupied I guess. Still as far as 2 strokes go a 300 might not be bad but I would recommend a heavy flywheel to help smooth it out.


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Old 12-25-2012, 11:47 AM   #318
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I didn't realize there was so much pavement, I guess I need to put the Sumo wheels on
I added up the paved transit mileage and came up with 417.9 miles, so add the little bit on stage 2 on day 2 and I'm guessing 430 tops. Last time I checked, 430 wasn't half of 1200
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Old 12-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #319
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I added up the paved transit mileage and came up with 417.9 miles, so add the little bit on stage 2 on day 2 and I'm guessing 430 tops. Last time I checked, 430 wasn't half of 1200
Ok. I'm sure those 170 miles are the only miles that would make your butt hurt, or hands numb, so its all good. And of course, they are still paving the road to Coco's so I was just averaging up since there will could physically be more pavement there than in 2012. It wasn't just the transit sections that have pavement. And it was just my opinion...my teeth would still shake at 430 miles on a two-stroke...

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Old 12-25-2012, 12:58 PM   #320
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[QUOTE=crankshaft;20326159]I added up the paved transit mileage and came up with 417.9 miles, so add the little bit on stage 2 on day 2 and I'm guessing 430 tops. Last time I checked, 430 wasn't half of 1200[/QUOTE

I think they are taking a few of the Paved miles off of day one, and adding a few more dirt miles.
If they do it it may only be for the bikes.
lets hope they do !
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:00 PM   #321
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Ok. I'm sure that 170 miles are the only miles that would make your but hurt, or hands numb, so its all good. And of course, they are still paving the road to Coco's so I was just averaging up since there will acutally physically be more pavement there than in 2012. Its not just the transit sections that have pavement.

It will still be dirt to Coco's and maybe they send us south threw the BIG wash then out to the Bay of LA road
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Old 12-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #322
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It will still be dirt to Coco's and maybe they send us south threw the BIG wash then out to the Bay of LA road
Damn you're fast, I was still correcting typos when you quoted it
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #323
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Ok. I'm sure those 170 miles are the only miles that would make your butt hurt, or hands numb, so its all good. And of course, they are still paving the road to Coco's so I was just averaging up since there will could physically be more pavement there than in 2012. It wasn't just the transit sections that have pavement. And it was just my opinion...my teeth would still shake at 430 miles on a two-stroke...

Yea, riding a 2 stroke that far would suck for sure.
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:09 PM   #324
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It will still be dirt to Coco's and maybe they send us south threw the BIG wash then out to the Bay of LA road
Did the Hurricane reduce the pavement at all?
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Old 12-25-2012, 02:21 PM   #325
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Did the Hurricane reduce the pavement at all?
No! it just screwed up the cross over roads to and from Loreto but the were working on them .
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:00 PM   #326
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I never really thought about all the tarmac riding. I'm rethinking my tire choices. I was going to use MX 51's for the whole ride. I've used those in the past pre-running for the B1k. Maybe just the good ol' reliable D606 is the ticket.
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:05 PM   #327
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Does anyone have the picture of Mike Gilkey's rear tire in Bay of LA
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #328
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Does anyone have the picture of Mike Gilkey's rear tire in Bay of LA
MOTO Z

I need info?
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:17 PM   #329
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Does anyone have the picture of Mike Gilkey's rear tire in Bay of LA
From Kelly's Smugmug.

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Old 12-25-2012, 03:20 PM   #330
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I never really thought about all the tarmac riding. I'm rethinking my tire choices. I was going to use MX 51's for the whole ride. I've used those in the past pre-running for the B1k. Maybe just the good ol' reliable D606 is the ticket.
What bike are you riding?
I ued 2-D 606 tires and 2- mooses at the baja1000 in November on my 450x
we changed at the 616 mile mark ( they are both in good shape)
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