What has happened to the WR forum?
Posted August 23, 2004 - 04:34 AM
Posted August 23, 2004 - 05:44 AM
I ended up getting a WR250 instead of the KTM. I got a good deal on a 2003 leftover.
Posted August 23, 2004 - 06:02 AM
The casino trip sounds like a really good time! Desert riding is something an East Coast guy can only imagine. Post some pictures of your next ride.
Posted August 23, 2004 - 09:32 PM
PMaust. There is not much info on the web site about the race?
Indy, I don't know what you know about Virgina City so forgive me if I tell you something you already know. It is an old mining town from the late 1800's. It is high desert a few miles south of Reno Nevada. Here is a picture of main street.
It pretty much looks the way it did a hundred years ago except that the streets are paved now. There are usually over 300 hundred riders so the picture is a little decieving. When everybody is lined up waiting to take off they will be 30 to 40 rows deep on mainstreet. They let each row go a few seconds before the next row so that everybody doesn't get all bunched up.
They start us off in town and then run us out into the desert. Each lap is about 55 miles where you encounter just about every kind of condition except water crossings. Some sections will be rocky nasty knarly uphills or down hills. some will be desert single track, two track and, in one case pavement for about a quarter mile to connect up the next trail. Some places you can just haul arse.
Friday and Saturday night everybody hangs out in the local saloons. A popular one is the Bucket Of Blood. They have live bands, of course gambling, and a brothel somewhere near by. In fact one of the sponsors of the race is the Kit Kat Ranch.
The pit area us just behind main street. Looking at the picture it is behind the buildings on the right.
Anyway, it is just a hell of a good time and a great race. People come from all over to race there. My son came up this year to race with us and he is hooked! He can't wait to come back next year. He had a blast.
If you go out to the web site I posted, go to RazerXphoto and you can see some pictures.
The atmosphere is of the old west of the 1800s. The race is very competitive yet totally fun. If I only raced one race a year that would be it!
Posted January 21, 2007 - 07:44 AM
Posted January 21, 2007 - 09:38 AM