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LOL Endurance Race

Now I'm really confused.

first the rules say:

ENDURANCE RULES (CHECK RACE SCHEDULE FOR EVENT)
BLIND DRAW ENTRY (NAMES WILL BE PUT IN A HAT AND DRAWN FOR TEAMS), TWO PERSON TEAMS AND YOU RIDE YOUR OWN BIKE.


but then they also say:

REFUELING MUST BE MADE WITH MACHINE OFF.
MANDATORY FIREPERSON DURING REFUELING (SPOUSES NOT RECOMMENDED)
MUST SUPPLY OWN 20LB ABC RATED FIRE EXTINGUISHER.
QUICK-FILL JUGS ARE RECOMMENDED.


so if each person rides their own bike, shouldn't there be plenty of time to go back to your pit and refuel? I guess I'm not fully understanding how they're going to do the rider handoff.

and I hate to bitch about a safety measure, but a quick google search tells me that most 20lb ABC extinguishers are over $100 probably a good idea to have one around the house/garage anyway I guess


experienced endurance racers, any thoughts?
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-01-2009, 08:36 PM
 
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hi Im tracy i help mitch with the LOL supermoto we are still working on the refueling thing . We will try to get it where it don't cost alot of $$ . WE have to do the same thing too . We both race also .If you have a idea to help us call mitch at 309-353-race and let him know your idea. He will be gone until march 9 he is racing in Daytona this week
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Hey Tracy, thanks for the reply.
I'm new to racing altogether so I'm not sure how helpful my ideas would be.
maybe some of the guys that have raced the Shawano endurance race will chime in.

are you guys still planning to do the random draw teams, with each rider using their own bike?
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I have never run the Shawano Endurance race, but I know that they run it as 1 bike for both riders to share. I like the idea of being able to run your own bike in case you end up getting stuck with a partner that likes to fall off and go sliding into the grass alot (Geo), or more spectacularly, likes to test the laws of physics with a motorcycle/human catapult (Highside Colin). Of course, if you are switching bikes, you would also have to have a way to easily switch transponders.

I can't say that I'm a huge fan of the idea of picking names out of a hat for a partner. I understand the reasoning behind it: keep it fun, and less intensely competitive, but I feel like there might be a better way. This is one of the things I liked about the way Shawano ran theirs (and I believe Stateline also). They had the teams as 1 "Expert" and 1 "amatuer" rider, but you can pick your own teams. With picking names out of a hat, there is still a chance that Robert Loire and Chase Guthrie could end up getting teamed together.

Actually, going back to my original comments, maybe if there could be some alternate prizes for the race along with the standard trophy for the winner's: Most off track excursions in a 20 lap stint, Best combined height and distance on a high-side, Slowest rider exchange/most kicks to get the bike fired up! Maybe Geo and I really should team up, I think we could put a lock on almost all of those!

BTW guys, I am actually starting to get the itch to get out and ride, and it looks like a strong possibility that I will be making it to Springfield at the end of the month. Practice is overrated, so you still probably won't see me out at Waterman beforehand.

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Practice is overrated, so you still probably won't see me out at Waterman beforehand.
Heres what happens to guys who dont practice!
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Cool you have a picture of me from when I still had my number 1 plate.

I call dibs on Colin as my partner. I think we can take all the trophy's as well. Actually I could have probably won all of those by myself when I had the YZ.

Colin don't sell me short I've expanded my skills now, I can crash on grass, pavement, dirt and mud now. I've become well rounded!

And as long as the weather is good I'll be down in Springfield.

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Heres what happens to guys who dont practice!
Yeah, but this can still happen even when you are practicing a lot and riding almost every weekend. I'll take my chances.
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...or, if we get some nice spring rain, we could try to go for best distance from a: 70mph-ass-hydroplane-with-one-leg-trapped-under-the-bike-and-a-fast-approaching-concrete-barrier.

As properly demonstrated by Robert Loire from Denver a few years ago (note the sparks from the exhaust and/or axle)
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...or, if we get some nice spring rain, we could try to go for best distance from a: 70mph-ass-hydroplane-with-one-leg-trapped-under-the-bike-and-a-fast-approaching-concrete-barrier.

As properly demonstrated by Robert Loire from Denver a few years ago (note the sparks from the exhaust and/or axle)
That's one event I think I can beat Robert. Well that is if I'm able to reach 70 before crashing.

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BTW guys, I am actually starting to get the itch to get out and ride, and it looks like a strong possibility that I will be making it to Springfield at the end of the month. Practice is overrated, so you still probably won't see me out at Waterman beforehand.
This is how Tony got me to go.


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Good One! Love that Movie, You know you really want to go to Waterman and feel like your 120 yrs old like the rest of us old guys out there, theres nothing like getting passed by some kid on a 65 whos clearing everything in site to make you feel like all the hard work youve done is for nothing! Makes me want to take up Bowling!

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Makes me want to take up Bowling!
makes me wish I had starting riding dirt at a young age, instead of 30
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