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Old 12-10-2008, 06:31 PM   #31
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Great Job Guys and congratulations!!!

I have a few more pics I took of you guys as well. But I left my camera in LA. OOPS!!!

It was really cool to see you guys at the start line. I'm glad you found your staging spot. When I saw your number I was so excited I had to run back and let you guys know you were at the very front of the line.

Our rig did not finish. Blown tranny at mile 263. Still was an incredible experience and I can't wait to go back!

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Old 12-10-2008, 08:25 PM   #32
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BTW, what bike are you riding? Did you do any performance modifications to it, and is it geared higher?
I pre-rode a new '09 KTM530 EXC, with some hard parts and GPR Steering damper. Stock gearing is way too high, so I opted for 15/50 and that worked really well. Could have been a bit lower but not my much.

We raced an '07 Honda CRF450X, that some pretty extensive work done to it in regards to super-laced wheels, Super-Plush suspension, Scotts Steering damper, Bib Mousse front tire-tube, and a few internal parts from a CRF450R.

Gear it to reach 90+ but remember your average speed is somewhere around 30-mph.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:26 PM   #33
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Great Job Guys and congratulations!!!

I have a few more pics I took of you guys as well. But I left my camera in LA. OOPS!!!

It was really cool to see you guys at the start line. I'm glad you found your staging spot. When I saw your number I was so excited I had to run back and let you guys know you were at the very front of the line.

Our rig did not finish. Blown tranny at mile 263. Still was an incredible experience and I can't wait to go back!

_h
Well, I hope you find your camera.

It was good to meet you down there.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:02 AM   #34
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Slowly adding video clips (post #1)

it's a time and memory (RAM) super tasking. But I'm figuring out some new software.
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:35 AM   #35
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Nice read!! Congrats on the finish!!!!

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Old 12-12-2008, 08:42 AM   #36
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Looks like it's going to be on TV this Sunday! I'm going to watch 4 sure...

http://www.score-international.com/1...day_12_14.aspx
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Old 12-12-2008, 08:18 PM   #37
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Video gets added all the time (it's a slow process), so check back often. They're embeded at the appropriate place in the story. If you just want to see the video go the other thread in 'Racing' I'm just posting them there as I get them done.

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Old 12-14-2008, 05:30 AM   #38
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Russ, the videos are great Thanks for sharing them.
Unfortunately It looks like a comitment I had thought I had gotten out of is not avoidable and I will be stuck on the 20th... I was really looking forward to meeting you guys. This is the Northwet... Hopefully I can get a rain check?
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Old 12-14-2008, 09:07 PM   #39
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Russ, the videos are great Thanks for sharing them.
Unfortunately It looks like a comitment I had thought I had gotten out of is not avoidable and I will be stuck on the 20th... I was really looking forward to meeting you guys. This is the Northwet... Hopefully I can get a rain check?
Well, good thing the party is the 19th then, what's your excuse now?

(Hey P.S. I screwed up this morning, I recorded the race (NBC) while watching HDTV, my DVR has it, but my DVD-Recorder doesn't recognise that format. I had to run off to work, so I'll try and figure it out tomorrow. Maybe it's just the wrong type of DVD-R Disk)


Everyone else, I'm working, so you will just have to wait a little longer for more video - La Rumarosa is next up, don't miss it!
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Old 12-19-2008, 12:23 AM   #40
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Two more videos coming up!

Laguna Coyote - Speed Baby - Unadulterated SPEED!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:17 AM   #41
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Wow, what an incredible report!
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Old 12-19-2008, 10:38 PM   #42
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Three more videos added to post number 3 detailing the run south of Laguna Coyote (RM240 to RM250ish) and back into the rocks from the sand.

The days were long, the memory cards and batteries short and the video capabilities shorter, hope you enjoy what I captured - so much is missing, but only a reason to go back...

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Old 12-20-2008, 07:52 AM   #43
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Best RR ever!

Russ, hope you save copies of this for your son. We are all proud and grateful for your effort and you accomplishment. KUDOs AGAIN!
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Old 12-20-2008, 01:07 PM   #44
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wow!!! now that was one hell of a ride report. great job!!!!!!
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Old 12-20-2008, 07:41 PM   #45
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Thanks guys, more video coming...

I wish I was still there...
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