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Old 06-17-2011, 09:30 AM   #1
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Last Dog Standing

Tomorrow is the "Last Dog Standing" event put on by the Prairie Dogs MC, sort of a Last Man Standing clone race.

http://www.district37ama.org/offroad...11pdogslds.jpg

My goal is to at least qualify for the first round. I have installed a Rekluse clutch and the beat up parts I have saved from the last couple of years. Smashed pipe, broken seat, rear fender that I should thrown in the trash but am now glad that I didn't.

They say it's an 8 mile loop and they expect the pros to take an hour to an hour and a half to complete it
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Old 06-17-2011, 09:33 AM   #2
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Good luck Mike! I picture all these dudes lined up on their shiny fancy bikes and you rolling up on your parts bin special!
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Old 06-17-2011, 10:08 AM   #3
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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I still have your helmet light, used it at the 100's race a few weeks ago. I really should get that back to you.
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Old 06-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #5
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I still have your helmet light, used it at the 100's race a few weeks ago. I really should get that back to you.
Glad its being used. I'll give you a shout when I'm over in the valley some time and pick it up.
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Old 06-17-2011, 04:35 PM   #6
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I was thinking of doing this race too but the inlaws are coming up from Mexico for Father's Day on Sat morning. We are all going to the U2 concert instead. I would rather be throwing my bike and body off of some cliff at Glen Helen though. I figure if I can finish the Saboba Trail ride on a vintage bike, I should do well at last Dog standing.........maybe.
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Old 06-17-2011, 06:25 PM   #7
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Old 06-17-2011, 07:18 PM   #8
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So does the format allow for age groups or is it just overall? I didn't look in that much detail but it looked like it was just overall with no regard to you position in your age group.
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:30 AM   #9
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So does the format allow for age groups or is it just overall? I didn't look in that much detail but it looked like it was just overall with no regard to you position in your age group.
As far as qualifying there was no regard to age or skill level. It will pay D37 points to the appropriate classes though.

Well, I did it. I qualified for the first round, and finished with 5 minutes to spare and qualified for the second round! I was, however, completely exhausted and chose not to ride the LD2 race. There was only one other rider in my class in LD1, and he didn't finish, so I get a 1st in class.

It was an interesting day.There were about 100 riders that showed up to take a whack at it. The qualifying race was just a GP style race but with a short endurocross section. The fast guys did 6 laps, myself and about 20 others did 5, and there was a handful that did 4 laps and still fell in the top 50%.

The guys that did 6 laps started on the first row for LD1, 5 lappers on row 2 and all others on row 3. Start was just like the 1st race until we got to the first new obstacle...



Once past the rock pile it was back on the GP course for a short distance and the the water hole I can't find any video of it yet, but they dug out a pretty deep pit, and you had to cross it on a 2X8 plank about 30 feet across. Then it went through the endurocross, then off into the hills.

Lots of super tight canyons, single track along hillsides, some waterfalls, and a downhill that made my ass pucker. I did a decidedly ungraceful dismount on it and had to bulldog the rest of the way down.

Here is a Dirt Bike video that shows a little of everything. You can see me getting a really good start in the beginning of it...

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Old 06-20-2011, 09:45 AM   #10
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:37 AM   #11
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Here is a gallery of the water hole/plank crossing. Some pretty comical shots in there!

http://www.fullthrottlephoto.com/Pra...119896_Qr723mk
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Old 06-20-2011, 10:46 AM   #12
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It was my first race in 15 months after separating my shoulder at the Pala GP back in March of 2010.

Ended up just shy of qualifying for LDS 1, but I had a blast either way!!

Need more seat time & to hit a few more races & I'll be back up to par to give her hell next year.

My buddy Michael Allen finished 10th in the Qualifier GP, & 12th overall. So congrats to him!

& congrats to you Mike for qualifying!

Does anyone know who all the photo vendors were?? There was a ton of guys taking videos & pics everywhere.
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:00 AM   #13
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So far the Full Throttle photo guy is the only one I have seen. There were a few guys with some professional looking video equipment out there, so hopefully there will be more coming. I hope someone got a picture of the first turn of the qualifier. I got a good start and was right up there with all the heros. Of course by the time we exited the first turn I had lost about 20 positions
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Old 06-20-2011, 11:05 AM   #14
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Course looked tough, you are tough...

Great job Mike!
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Old 06-20-2011, 12:47 PM   #15
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So this guy's bike blew up right before the last obstacle, and he was dead tired but unwilling to quit. You could only get assistance from other riders.

This is the definition of "Heart"...

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