An invite to the Best in the deserts "Vegas 200"
Posted November 15, 2002 - 05:12 PM
My hope is to have just one of you come out and have a good time with us, it's amazing!! We have after race parties and award ceremonies that are a blast! Life is short! Let me know if you want to do it and I will help you out every step of the way.
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Posted November 15, 2002 - 05:52 PM
He's not kidding, he's deadly serious. For old guys like me, we have an excuse. For the others, well....if you think you're up for it, and your bike's in decent shape, give it a try.
PS: If I have the bucks, I might try it next year on my 450. Good excuse to get a new bike, huh?
Posted November 17, 2002 - 05:26 PM
I'm just about ready to start back into competition.
I have a background in national/international competition (Trials). Now I am doing the offroad thing, and would like to start competeing again.The sunday rides are starting to get boring........
Posted November 18, 2002 - 05:45 PM
In the past year it's cost me a trip to Daytona, a ride in Crested Butte with another TT rider, my Mom's birthday party, a dance recital for my youngest and now Garrett's race and Dans invitation.
My wife, God bless her, has always understood me but has told me time and time again that men with a life never put their business first.
Dan Lorenze, thanks for the invitation (wish I could of gone). Mikeolichney, I'm looking forward to your next post about Colorado rides. Michael Berg and family, I'll be there in spirit. Mom, sorry, I won't miss next years party.
Most importantly. Stephanie, if you or your sisters read this, I love everything you girls do and if I'm late or don't make it to one of your functions its because I've got a problem with a job that I had to handle.
Posted November 18, 2002 - 06:06 PM
I am 51 years old and very determined to finish. What should I do to prepare?
Posted November 18, 2002 - 06:59 PM
Tires. I currently have an MT44 front and an S12 140/80/18 rear. Will this work ok for the desert or, should I switch to something else? Of course, I will bring spares.
Any other suggestions, advice, tips, tricks, etc, etc, is badly needed. Thanks, Paul
Posted November 18, 2002 - 07:06 PM
If my daughter didn't have a regional soccer championship game that weekend I would have loved to hook up for this race. I've ridden a few desert races and they are a blast.Good luck and I'm jealous!
Posted November 18, 2002 - 08:11 PM
Posted November 18, 2002 - 09:57 PM
I'm pumped you're going!!!!! You'll never forget this, I promise you!!!!!
Here's the best advice that I have for you for this event.
1) I would make sure that you have very good tires, I always run new ones. Your Pirelli/Michelin combo will work great.
2)Make reservations for the weekend in Vegas. You'll need to be in Vegas by 3 or 4pm on Friday to go through inspection and then we'll have a riders meeting at 7pm just to go over the course. Get a room for Saturday night too, rooms are cheap. I'll be staying at the Suncoast Hotel for the weekend, if by some chance you can't find a place (you should be able to) you can stay with me, I've got two rooms.
3)Bring a gas can, no need to over do here you're only going to go 200 miles, a regular screw cap gas tank will do just fine.
4) I do bring wheel sets with me but don't bother, It wouldn't be a bad idea to run some HD tubes just in case.
5) Last year I remember it was freezing cold and I ended up racing with my "Old Navy" jacket on because I wasn't prepaired for the cold weather.
6) Everything like signing up and getting numbers can wait until that Friday if you like. But you can pre-enter to streamline things up. If you want to pre-enter call Diane at BITD.
7) This race is no big deal, like I said before, they mark the course really well. You'll see no surprises on the course. If all goes well we'll be drinking beers by noon.
8) I have your pit all taken care of. My brother will gas you (he's great at it) and my dad will help with the bike.
Call me for any other questions:
This is just awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted November 19, 2002 - 09:54 AM
Posted November 19, 2002 - 08:02 PM
what's the entry fee? what class would i ride? I think i can iron man it but it would be nice to see if i can get someone, Would teaming up make it a little cheaper? How much was your room, and is it over saturday afternoon? Let me know ?
Big "D", The Ironman class is $225.00 I think that a team race is around $400.00 (2x200) So, teaming up would make it a bit cheaper. I spent $150.00 for the hotel for the weekend. The race should be over by 1pm depending on your speed (on Saturday). Come on out!!!!
ps. Send my love the lovely ladies who work at the "Culver Studio Gym"
Posted November 19, 2002 - 08:06 PM
Should be a great weekend, and ride safely.
Posted November 20, 2002 - 04:18 AM
OK, I'm done preaching now...
Posted November 20, 2002 - 05:08 AM
Heck, if I want to get smoked, all I have to do is go riding with Howard Huge. He'll do it for free! And, I don't have to drive so far.
I'm just hoping this will work out for me. Its a chance see the kids, go for a ride and have a good time in Vegas.
Posted November 21, 2002 - 11:24 AM
Posted November 21, 2002 - 06:10 PM
I gotta hand it to you. An old fart just like me doing the 200. It's pretty cool, LOL!
Posted November 21, 2002 - 09:29 PM