Baja 250

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  • BWB63

Posted February 26, 2005 - 09:43 PM


John Roberts asked us to his place on the beach in San Falipe. It is
right on the beach! We spent a week there. It was Beautiful and 74
degrees almost the whole time down there!
I adjusted valves, tested suspensions till my broken rib was just
killing me!

Whoops! Whoops! and some real big swallow whoops! The first part of
the race is about 25 miles of whoops that most are so, steap that
your skid plate drug if you roled them! Then there is a killer rocky
section at the bottom (south) end of the course and then huge whoops
down the long home stretch. 250 miles and Gene and David Ironman!
Dana Reed and Mike Powell
were 401. David Grey 252x and Gene Lane was 257x
They all did great and finished. David was never able to catch up the
time he lost dew to the flat tire at mile #9. I was at the first pit
and changed the wheel for him at mile #23 with Johns brother.
The word is Mike got lost agian
but, was able to catch Gene close to the finish.
They are waiting the
long five hour sit at the border. I made it through in an hour
because I manned the first pit and then loaded and made the run for
the border early. It took me six hours to get home with a stop for
eating. Last year it was a five hour wait at this time. What a zoo!
Four hour drive and a five hour sit in line and stop for gas and eat
and most of the guys are crashing here to jet over to ride the Soboba
Ride @ 6am. These guy's are hard core! It was pooring rain here so,
the tomarrows ride will be wet. Great time but, I am beat!

Mr. Campbell was getting on his bike and just let out his clutch to
go pre-run.......My youngest son saw him and ran up and tapped his
arm. He stopped and gave them all posters and signed them, asked them
questions, thanked them for supporting him, shook each one of there
hands and road off. What a great guy! Made my kids day! Allen
Pflueger (#28 Trophy truck) saw my kids looking at his poster in a
shop window and told them if they stopped by his truck he would give
them posters. They got some and he showed them his truck. Terrible
Herbst gave them stickers and posters also.

The trophy trucks are just insane! We where on the coarse tuning the
suspension (pre-running) and they came flying through the whoops swapping
the rear side to side.

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  • frankstr

Posted February 27, 2005 - 06:17 AM


Sound's like fun :D :) :)
That's cool the rider's took time for the kid's :p :D

  • Cosmo

Posted February 27, 2005 - 05:48 PM


A few updates.KTM wins the overall bike! Honda led the whole day but had a mechanical problem with app. 15 miles to go. Tim Morton's team(Baja Bound Moto) won the 250 class on the Honda 4stroke (crfx? electric start).They put the hurt on 7 other teams! San felipe,always lots of fun!

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