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Old Yesterday, 08:59 AM   #1
Duken4evr
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Went Dirt Bike Racing In Utah!

Snagged 2nd place in the 55+ B class at the Sage Rider's Enduro race at Chimney Rock in Utah. I finally have a trophy from the current decade My other ones are from the mid 90s.

My bike is a '13 Husaberg TE300. It has Husqvarna shrouds on it, which confuses everybody. I call it a "Huskyberg". In the end, it is basically a KTM 300 XC-W. Regardless of the graphics, it is an awesome scalpel of a bike, so grunty fast and light and perfect for that gnarly 75 mile long course that rewarded a nimble bike with easy to manage power.

I pitied the dudes riding 4 stroke 450s. They were suffering badly - it is possible to be slowed down by a bike with too much power. Bike 409 in the background is a KTM 450 and it belongs to a friend of mine that also raced. He got beaten senseless. Was back at the truck eating cold pizza and drinking beers, (which amounted to fine dining at that point) for quite awhile before he finally came in, completely fried from riding that raging beast. I have a 450 also, but reserve that thing for trail riding, riding wheelies, just enjoying playing around pulling the trigger on a bike with stupid power. If really trying to go fast for a long time and going to work in a racing situation, the 300 is the one

Here are a few pics. What a fun trip
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NICE!!

I however was beaten by a 50+ rider on a new ktm 450 at my even on Saturday.. but not by much! He has a rekluse so he was cheating, obviously.
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Congratulations Duke! That 300 is the perfect dirt bike in my expert, yet humble, opinion! And nobody knows humble more than me.
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They used "LiveLaps" which is really cool. There is a stick on transponder on the bike that they scanned in and out at the beginning and end of each test using cell phones. We went on one minute intervals, one bike at time. Passed a few people who were kind enough to stay behind at the beginning of the next check, and got smoked by an expert on a TE125, so I let him go. As a result, most of the time I was riding alone with no dust, which was awesome! It was a really cool experience to ride at a sustained fast as I could manage pace, just following the ribbons across the desert. Have not really done this kind of racing since the mid 90s, so it has been awhile. At times my brain wanted to go faster, but my body said no. These kinds of races are very much about managing one's physical resources and staying hydrated. Drank 92 oz of water with electrolyte drops in it (was 87F out, refilled with extra water I had at the fuel stop before test 4). I like this kind of racing, as I am not really that fast a rider in a short sprint, but I can sustain a good clip all day long and wear people down

Tests 5 and 6 were A/B riders only. Test 5 was a nightmare that kicked my ass - a "silt box" axle deep in fine talcum powder dirt leading to a somewhat gnarly hill. The hill on it's own was not bad, but it was damn near impossible to get any kind of run at it due to the pit of Hell at it's base. Looking back at the attached stats page, I lost 1st place in Test 5. That is OK, I was thrilled to get through that nightmare. The fella that beat me was in row 25, 40 rows ahead of me in row 65. Test 5 got chewed up badly by the time I got there as did the rest of the course in spots. Lesson learned, if i am gonna seriously race "B" start in the lower number "B" rows instead of way back in the high digit rows with the C people.

After struggling with Test 5, I rested for about 5 minutes and then went on to Test 6, fire in the eyes and guns blazing. Check out my smoking time in Test 6 (highlighted in yellow in the attached result PDF) compared to the class winner. Realized there was still something in the tank and let 'er rip, plus I dug that trail, which went over rock and zig zagged without being too tight - was my kind of railable trail, and I hung it all the way out powering toward home.

Despite that fine effort in 6, which was almost 2 minutes faster (an eternity in this kind of racing) than the class winner, my time was still 2 minutes slower than the "55+ "A" riders. I guess "A" will never happen for me. 134 overall out of 308 entries. That's so me, competently in the middle of the pack

@ Fermic37 - about the Rekluse.

I have ridden bikes with them and they are really nice in truly gnarly stuff, but everyone I know who has one is constantly F#%! with the thing, claiming they have it "perfect" now. Setting up a Rekluse seems to be a constantly moving tail chasing target. My clutch hand and throttle control in the gnar are pretty deft. There is a little bit of pride in riding up stuff that stops my Rekluse equipped buddies

Pic from the course photographer taken in the final Test 6. On the gas trying to make up for the Test 5 fiasco...
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With experience of a tortured youth, we turn up the music and go in search of the truth.

Wise man said - "Don't go bagger too soon".


Get your FI maps right here:

http://www.mediafire.com/download/nr...1_Map_Pack.zip

Akra full exhaust mindless stationary rev out Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5UNYBqHd7M

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