First race!!! 3nd TransAtlandic Challenge
Posted May 26, 2004 - 02:45 PM
This I got from it's site "Klaustur offroad challenge"
"3nd TransAtlandic Challenge
Like last year this event will take place at Kirkjubaejarklaustur, a small town on the east coast of Iceland some 260 km from Reykjavik.
The surroundings for an off-road race could not be more appropriate, in clear weather you can see two glacier and one of them is the biggest one in Europe (and in both lurk volcanoes).
The format is like the Offroad Challenge series which is popular in central Europe, 6 hours of pure off-road racing, (well one contestant from Britain said it was like 6 hours of motocross racing, but he was more used to racing without turning in rally raids). You can race alone for 6 hours (not wise for anyone) or team up with a mate.
The race starts at 12:00 pm for everyone and it lasts for 6 hours till 6:00 pm.
The course is around 15 -20 km long and when describing it its fitting to quote Dirt Bike Rider editor Sean Lawless: "These quality zzzzzs turn out to be a bloody good thing too because the course is a bit of a bugger to put it mildly. Early on it's grassy going with lots of tight twists and turns up, down, over and around a series of big mounts before heading out into what is best described as a volcanic desert. The sand is dark, deep and super-fine so it´s a case of arse over the rear mudguard ..."
The entrance fee is 5000 icelandic kronur. "
I'm going to be race'ing single and have been practising, riding and runing and I'm feeling pretty confident and I'm looking very much forward to this, it will be pretty rough first experiense starting with about 180 riders trying to get the hole shot, I'll probebly be starting in 3rd, any advises would be greatly appreciated
There will be few big guys competing there, for example five time world champion Giovanni Sala, he will be riding with the Icelandic champion Einar Sigurðson. So I can say that I'll be race'ing Giovanni Sala next saturdagy
I've been prepering my bike today, changing oil, cleaning the air filter, changing front wheel beerings, rasing my bars, putting my number on...
Here is a picture of my WR450f taken few minuites ago, the only mods I have done are grey wire, lights off for YZ plastics and I raised my bars (don't have to uncork, it's european ).
And here are few of me taken today when I was prepering the beast
I'll tell you how it goes as soon as I get home after, probebly on the sunday, maby later though.
Hope you enjoyed this...
Posted May 26, 2004 - 06:16 PM
Let us know how it goes.
Posted May 30, 2004 - 07:22 AM