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Old 01-03-2012, 09:06 AM   #1681
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I didn't do the exact calculations, I was guesstimating.


he's making it REAL easy: (fastest stage time) / .8 = Ned's time
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:11 AM   #1682
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I don't know if I could take another year of this!
No Kidding! But, if it happens, we'll be behind him 100%!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:12 AM   #1683
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I think on day one he said he was riding at 75%.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:13 AM   #1684
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:18 AM   #1685
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I think on day one he said he was riding at 75%.
I guess we were only supposed to think that he meant his 75%, not Despres'!

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:19 AM   #1686
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I guess we were only supposed to think that he meant his 75%, not Despres'!

hehehe.
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:23 AM   #1687
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Thanks Ned and Rally Radio for making this happen and joining the dream in a small way.

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This is sooooooo exciting!!!

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:27 AM   #1688
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well we can scratch all that #2 American rider talk...

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Old 01-03-2012, 09:28 AM   #1689
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I think on day one he said he was riding at 75%.
But you have to factor in the law of diminishing returns. To increase speed from 80% of the aliens to 100% doesn't just take 20% more effort / power / skill / money... it may very require 2 or 3 times more.

Point being that Ned seems to have a very keen sense of his limits, and is riding to finish, not racing to beat the aliens. We can compare his time to the leaders' all we want, but his yardstick while he's racing out there on the stages is all internal. And that is hugely commendable and smart.

And if I think about it, that's probably how CDP and MC and the other aliens are racing -- it's not a head to head competition while they're out there, it's single file; they are all pushing their own limits by themselves. No way the racers know the standings at each checkpoint, right?
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:32 AM   #1690
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well we can scratch all that #2 American rider talk...



Smooth is fast, Ned! Smooth is fast!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:33 AM   #1691
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well we can scratch all that #2 American rider talk...

75% is just fine...
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:35 AM   #1692
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No Kidding! But, if it happens, we'll be behind him 100%!!
Absolutely!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:38 AM   #1693
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Absolutely!
Only, we're going along next time! None of this sitting on the couch crap!!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:43 AM   #1694
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Nice work Ned!
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:44 AM   #1695
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I think on day one he said he was riding at 75%.
And making fantasitc time on a bike "my buddies and I built in my garage" nonetheless.

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