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Well just got back from the 24 hr race this weekend. That was a blast. I learned a ton and got a good workout to boot. It was a blast night riding. I had a Niterider Cannibal light that was sweet. Awesome with 40w HID on your head.

I also learned why the XR650R is a desert racer. No complaints though. Another notch for the trusty old steed. Time for another oil change.

Too bad some teams had a hard time staying on the well marked course. Seems like some found short cuts. Maybe they didn't have Niterider's.

Any pics from the weekend anyone?
 

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i'll add to this when my brain function returns i cant even move right now.All i see and here are trails and bikes right now.wicked race though.
 

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i'll add to this when my brain function returns i cant even move right now.All i see and here are trails and bikes right now.wicked race though.
Do you have the sound of a two stroke coming up behind ya? BRRIIING, BRRIIING. Good job on the Ironman run. That's a mental and physical experience.

What part stands out the most for you?
 

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I'm proud of you Johny. That's hardcore doing the ironman. I slowed down to ride with you for a bit in the last hr but you were zombied. But good on you for doing that. I'll stick with the team stuff.

What I learned was . You can't go any faster than your lights allow. Next year big mother ass lights.
 

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ya when ya ripped by me bill(glad ya found diesal) i thought screw that but i had nuttin left in the last hr, watchin that 125 was cool though, watchin it ripping up whoop hill just hopping around and tractoring up there.,i cannot believe how much it takes outa ya to do this stuff.But i learned alot,and 3rd place made it all worth while.

stand out,well.man theres so much ,when ya ride non stop pretty much it all stands out,watching the course totally change throught the 24 hrs was amazing,how i aproached it differant in the night vs the day,how the night plays head games as ya get tired.the trees that jumped out in front of me so many times.:laughing,whoop hill was amazing,how i aproached it everytime saying fuck not this again and then pin the throttle.i think i crashed on it like 10 times.but the 450 tractored me up that bastrd no matter what happened.

i pretty much road start to finish with a few total hrs of relax/food.my body was totally done by about midnight though after that it was all adrenaline,the course had it all really,but it sure as hell got rutted out good,the whoops were now deep, the roots were showing there faces nicely and the rocks loser then ever.But in the end i learned one thing. WFO period.once i got that down it was a breeze.

i know hitting trees hurt,missing the rear brake pedal going down steep shit isnt good,and slipping on wet ruts and kissing the dirt hurts like shit.at one point i actually took a bar in the rib and laid in the dirt for a while saying wtf am i doing.then got up and kept going and forgot what i said.riding this long plays head games with ya and if yer not careful you'll hilucinate at night.once i made ith throught the finish line i came to the pit and ghost road the bike as i could get my legs off the bike.was just crazy.My body went into shock right after and was shaking bad on my way home.loads of bruises,a few arm punctures but no broken bones.

i gotta thank all the fvdra people they did a wicked job on it all and the electronic scoring was also cool,everyone in the pit(wife,both kids,mark,jen,mark,dave)and tom(sloan) for that damn warm jacket.

In the end i got a 3rd in the ironman expert and jen i think won her category as well,mark got 6th in ironman expert.and the other mark in our pit finished up there in iron man novice as well.

this is a awesome event for sure and to see so many riders and support was great.saw alot of familier faces as well.

so when do we ride next! john:tredmill
 

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Looks like everyone had fun, it made all the time spent organizing (since november) worth it... Whats up with every pic I am in on here? Do I look confused or what? Everyone seemed to appreciate the display stand I built there for the electronic display, it worked great and should last for a long time, and once all the little bugs are worked out for the scoring, it should be trouble free.

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Hey...cool pics...I didn't realize you got one of me...

It definately was an experience that I will do next time ONLY with a team. Iron Man Novice was hard for me...but I ended up with 28 laps, beat my personal best...my original goal was 25 laps. I had planned a lot more but when it was 2am and it took me more than an hour to put on my gear again, I had to re-evaluate my goals...I feel like my body has been destroyed. I have a bunch of bruises and sux that I bent my handle bars when I was thrown off my bike. Oh well....I hope I heal so that we can ride Herling this weekend...

The event was well organized and I had a lot of fun. The FVDRA is a great club with awesome people. Hope they do it again next year.

I have to say Johnny that your wife ROCKS! She gets triple brownie points for being so supportive for 24 hours. She fed you, massaged you, watched the kids, did some volunteer hours for the club while you raced, hydrated you, and slept by the campfire to be ready for you on your next break and then she loaded and packed everything up after the race while you passed out on the chair. WOW!!!

Thank god my friend Dave was there helping all of us out too...making dinners and keeping the fire going and filling our gas tanks. Mark was great prepping our bikes for the race and making helmet lights too...If we do this again, we'll need the same support just to survive.

It was all worth it!!!:rockon
 

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congrats to all and a special kudos to the Ironmen and women. I hope they do it again next year I would love to do it (on a team of course!) Hey maybe we can actually get a womens team together, I know you tried your best for this year suviee btu if we get a bunch of girls out riding this winter maybe we can get a solid team together. I
 

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You're HARDCORE Johnny.....I had to take a break after the rabid raccoon inncedent in the dark....or was it the tree vs. mark thing?? or the VW Beetle sized whoops.....???? all a blur......and still ghost shifting as I fall to sleep according to jenn.....so, herrling island this weekend then?
 

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JOHN... you look FUBAR'ed!!

good work...


so... you wanna move to kelowna...i need a good mechanic for my next bike.... maybe ill pay you just to work on my bike!!
 
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