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View Results: Have you ridden Pachaug Trail before?
Yes 153 25.67%
No 156 26.17%
I have not but I want to! 293 49.16%
I am scared to ride it.... 10 1.68%
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Old 08-12-2012, 08:08 PM   #6706
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Not Sure. I was just happy it was over. I do not like riding on slippery mud. I don't think it would have been half a tough if it didn't rain for the past 2 days up there. Thad and I had a similar pace, but his bike was acting up a bit.

There were a coupe of tough hill climbs. In both cases it was a bottle neck traffic jam with carnage every where. In both cases we blazed a trail around through the trees. Otherwise you sit and wait.
Both you and Thad have the speed to win your classes. Looking at the scores, you both had big burns at check 4 and 9. Got to get that time keeping down. You can't win giving away 12 points at a zeroable check But at least you got to experience Berkshire snot at it's best. All your rides can only get better from here.
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Old 08-13-2012, 06:56 AM   #6707
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So, while I'm spooning on my new tires tonight, I noticed this...



On both sides of the rim. Seems to be right at the weld point. Got me a bit nervous for Sunday but I won't be able to get a replacement in time.
I have had that happen on 3 different bikes.

My 1986 Can-Am, my 2000 KTM 250 and recently my 1996 DR650. I take them to a welder and have them welded. Many don't want to do it but you can eventually find someone. All 3 held fine after welding and I'm still running the DR650. I( did not take the wheels apart, just welded them as is. You have to grind or file smooth the rim on the inside where the tire and tube seat.

Must have something to do with bashing into rocks at speed with 12 psi in the tires.
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:13 AM   #6708
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How many guys didn't hour out?
http://www.moto-tally.com/BTR/Results.aspx

click the results tab then every class is available to click on.

18 riders outta 68 went the whole 98 miles.
2 B riders the rest were A & AA

only 1 C rider went the distance on their shortened course

If you look at the scores from the Masters Class, (58 years or older) they would have been 2nd and 4th in the overall results in the C class. (they ride the shortened course also but aren't scored with the "C's" because they could have been A or B riders but have decided to race other old guys.

What is it they say about old age and treachery?
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Old 08-13-2012, 07:41 AM   #6709
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Hell in the hills:

I crashed 3 times. Very hard once and hard enough the other 2 times. Then I was boiling over so much that I was getting sick from breathing anti-freeze steam.

My hip is still sore from landing perfectly on the bone on a bump on the log in that section with the logs in a hideous corduroy for 3/8's of a slimey mile.

Then from the continuous overheating I blew the water pump seal so bad that it was actually whistling.

I made it the first 15 miles before I had to pack it in.










and that was while arrowing on Saturday I was kind of relieved that I couldn't help with sweeping duties because the bike was broken.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:23 AM   #6710
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Damn, we burned checks? I had no clue, even after looking at the scorecard. I didn't even bring a watch and my KTM odo doesn't reset anymore so I figured I just wing it. My bike started acting up after the first gas stop. It kept stalling everytime I blipped the throttle and wouldn't start back up. It sounded like water in the gas with all the popping. I thought it was bad gas at first but after talking it over with Ed (while waiting for his trophy) I realized that it was due to my homemade ketchup bottle coolant catch can I have routed into the airbox. I overheated so much that the steam from the catch bottle was clogging the filter with coolant and then sucking it into the engine. Plus, dropping the bike with coolant in the catch can didn't help. I need to route an exit hose out the back of the airbox.

And Russ, I broke an all time record for number of times I dropped my bike. I lost count somewhere after 10. I'm jealous of the C highpoint guy. His first year racing and he takes the overall and on a CRF450X with a trials tire no less.
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Old 08-13-2012, 08:43 AM   #6711
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Damn, we burned checks? I had no clue, even after looking at the scorecard. I didn't even bring a watch and my KTM odo doesn't reset anymore so I figured I just wing it. My bike started acting up after the first gas stop. It kept stalling everytime I blipped the throttle and wouldn't start back up. It sounded like water in the gas with all the popping. I thought it was bad gas at first but after talking it over with Ed (while waiting for his trophy) I realized that it was due to my homemade ketchup bottle coolant catch can I have routed into the airbox. I overheated so much that the steam from the catch bottle was clogging the filter with coolant and then sucking it into the engine. Plus, dropping the bike with coolant in the catch can didn't help. I need to route an exit hose out the back of the airbox.

And Russ, I broke an all time record for number of times I dropped my bike. I lost count somewhere after 10. I'm jealous of the C highpoint guy. His first year racing and he takes the overall and on a CRF450X with a trials tire no less.
Hope you and Ed had fun
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:00 AM   #6712
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Damn, we burned checks? I had no clue, even after looking at the scorecard. I didn't even bring a watch and my KTM odo doesn't reset anymore so I figured I just wing it. My bike started acting up after the first gas stop. It kept stalling everytime I blipped the throttle and wouldn't start back up. It sounded like water in the gas with all the popping. I thought it was bad gas at first but after talking it over with Ed (while waiting for his trophy) I realized that it was due to my homemade ketchup bottle coolant catch can I have routed into the airbox. I overheated so much that the steam from the catch bottle was clogging the filter with coolant and then sucking it into the engine. Plus, dropping the bike with coolant in the catch can didn't help. I need to route an exit hose out the back of the airbox.

And Russ, I broke an all time record for number of times I dropped my bike. I lost count somewhere after 10. I'm jealous of the C highpoint guy. His first year racing and he takes the overall and on a CRF450X with a trials tire no less.
I burned a check that was mostly dirt road to the center of town, take a left then a left up the hill. Somewhere between there and coming back to rt 8 near that parking area for the forest and the gas line exit is where I overshot the last check (he said by about 20 minutes lol) I had a real hard time coming down the huge dropoffs. A lot of it had to do with the fact that I dropped the bike probably 10+ times and was afraid to drop it again, which I did not. I just went real slow I stopped probably for 20+ minutes and the sweepers caught up, they showed me a way around the rock climb section that I tried and dumped the bike and I was pooped after having husled thru the log section.

I learned a few things, and know what to expect next time. Definitely not what I expected
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:08 AM   #6713
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I was in front of you on the drop offs, I was lucky and only went flying once.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:38 AM   #6714
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Damn, we burned checks? I had no clue, even after looking at the scorecard. I didn't even bring a watch and my KTM odo doesn't reset anymore so I figured I just wing it. My bike started acting up after the first gas stop. It kept stalling everytime I blipped the throttle and wouldn't start back up. It sounded like water in the gas with all the popping. I thought it was bad gas at first but after talking it over with Ed (while waiting for his trophy) I realized that it was due to my homemade ketchup bottle coolant catch can I have routed into the airbox. I overheated so much that the steam from the catch bottle was clogging the filter with coolant and then sucking it into the engine. Plus, dropping the bike with coolant in the catch can didn't help. I need to route an exit hose out the back of the airbox.

And Russ, I broke an all time record for number of times I dropped my bike. I lost count somewhere after 10. I'm jealous of the C highpoint guy. His first year racing and he takes the overall and on a CRF450X with a trials tire no less.
Looking at the scoring, you'll see almost all the AA/A/B riders had zeros at chk 4 & 9. Then you'll see guys with a 2 (1 minute early) 7 (2 early) 12 (3 early) etc. Thad, I see you got 2nd in class, unless my vision is that bad. Burning a check is a real killer especially after you have worked your ass off. That is the enduro game. STOP BURNING CHECKS. You'll feel better!! Score card hint. If you have a number lower than the number from the previous check, you burned it. (Brand X rules) The exception being a known control. With AMA rules, it is any number lower than your original starting number.
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Old 08-13-2012, 09:46 AM   #6715
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Guess im gonna have to take me that time keeping class next time it pops up. Awfully confusing..
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:35 AM   #6716
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Looking at the scoring, you'll see almost all the AA/A/B riders had zeros at chk 4 & 9. Then you'll see guys with a 2 (1 minute early) 7 (2 early) 12 (3 early) etc. Thad, I see you got 2nd in class, unless my vision is that bad. Burning a check is a real killer especially after you have worked your ass off. That is the enduro game. STOP BURNING CHECKS. You'll feel better!! Score card hint. If you have a number lower than the number from the previous check, you burned it. (Brand X rules) The exception being a known control. With AMA rules, it is any number lower than your original starting number.
I definitely need to get up to speed on the scoring/timekeeping if I am going to keep doing this.

And funny story about my taking 2nd....

Ed's wife sees him going to all these enduros but never coming home with a trophy, so this time she gave him an ultimatum to either come home with a trophy or don't come home at all (ok, I'm exaggerating). So Ed joins the C-Heavy class believing that his chances of bringing home a trophy would be better since C-Senior is usually stacked. While only three people joined C-Heavy, the two other riders beat Ed because he got lost after leaving me behind to deal with my bike troubles. As a result. Ed comes in 3rd place in Heavy and I come in second place in Senior! If he would have stayed in C-Senior in the first place he would have taken 2nd place and bumped me to 3rd.
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:42 AM   #6717
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.....I was just happy it was over.


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Old 08-13-2012, 10:43 AM   #6718
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Guess im gonna have to take me that time keeping class next time it pops up. Awfully confusing..
It Really is not that confusing...

every time you go through a check you have a new minute add that to you sheet and Waaalaa.done..
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #6719
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If he would have stayed in C-Senior in the first place he would have taken 2nd place and bumped me to 3rd.
not according to the official results: also if you look carefully, checks 2 & 8 show how each rider did in those sections timed to the second. Thad was 3rd fastest to check 2 (kinda fell apart after that )

C High Point - Check-by-Check Score by Place
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Place
Rider NameClubBrandClassRow
1

2

3

4

5


7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14
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Chks
Total
Pts
1Billy VandervalkSCTRHONC Vet6C02/146 (1)307
09/543 (1)01209281452/689
2Richard WilsonSRCRYAMC Sen6X04/252 (5)8211
020/1195 (6)0240


1169/1447
3Stephen LafailleKPTRGGC Light6D05/303 (8)18016
013/777 (2)0224


1178/1080
4Andrew SimoneauKPTRKTMC Heavy10C05/319 (11)15012
031/1831 (8)2237


1195/2150
5Aaron GibsonMVTRBRGC Heavy8B04/212 (2)172217
030/1783 (7)12252


11129/1995
6David CoutuROVERSKTMC Vet5C07/396 (12)10413
018/1077 (3)225


71079/1473
7Alexandro Alves Dias
KTMC Light14D04/236 (4)10178
020/1194 (5)722
8

1088/1430
8Thad Hinz
KTMC Sen12X04/219 (3)111213
043/2602 (10)717



10107/2821
9Ed Crane
KTMC Heavy12D05/318 (10)101216
032/1931 (9)1226



10113/2249
10Paul Gibbons-NeffKPTRKTMC Light14A05/300 (7)181215








550/300
11Mike KickinsonTRI
C Sen14X07/442 (15)376

0






450/442
12Butch SimoneauKPTRKTMC Sup Sen10D05/316 (9)447









456/316
13Chris Riedinger

C Light8D010/592 (17)4712









469/592
14Kenneth Gumbs
KTMC Sen8C011/637 (18)4217

0






470/637
15Tom DeLorieaTRI
C Sen10X010/571 (16)4417









471/571
16Vinicius Luz
KTMC Vet14C07/411 (14)4
5
019/1124 (4)2220
16

311/411
17Carl Gulousen
KTMC Sup Sen10B07/410 (13)43










350/410
18William EwenSRCRHUSC Vet5D04/263 (6)











24/263
19Steven BreaultTRI
C Sen7X012/731 (19)



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212/731
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Old 08-13-2012, 10:49 AM   #6720
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I'm relly not thet brite
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