Any Kachina results yet???
Posted April 28, 2003 - 09:16 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 09:26 AM
What a load of crap. You got 3rd in Vet A 'cause you persevered.
Everything else Rex said was true. It was "relentless"... nothing
extremely technical, but it just kept coming, mile after mile.
I killed my bike about 2 miles before the B finish and spent the
next 10 minutes waiting for an electric starter to magically graft
itself onto the YZ. It didn't happen and I spent 15 minutes poking
weakly at the kickstarter. I wound up 5th Sr B and just thankful
that I finished.
On the upside, I met "Wicked Crash" and got a few minutes to
talk to him. It was his first enduro. I hope he checks-in to
give us his side...
Posted April 28, 2003 - 09:50 AM
Wicked, how did it go man!!?!?!?!?
Am I correct in the assumption that the next Enduro is the Inyan Kara on june 29th???
Posted April 28, 2003 - 10:07 AM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 10:16 AM
Racemile, looks like Upton, WY is next, sure seems like a long ways away, but gives me time to pull the rest of the cactus out of my leg!
Posted April 28, 2003 - 10:33 AM
OTB and landed head first on a couple rocks. Put some new
aerodynamic air channeling in his new lid and stars in his
eye lids. Bent the bars, silencer, ripped off the left rad
shroud.. he's probably pretty sore today.
J Penney rendered himself unconscious after trying to move a
tree right at the finish of the C loop. He rode the next 11
miles with a grapefruit on his right forearm/elbow and a concussion.
He's a savage.
I only saw you once all day. It was right after the nasty stuff
on the C loop. You came through the reset and looked a little
"late" ... I never saw you again.
Posted April 28, 2003 - 10:44 AM
So Rex it looks like the 450 is a keeper heh?
Posted April 28, 2003 - 10:50 AM
Are you talking about the reset at around 39.8? I think I dropped 6 thru there, but wasn't late leaving the reset. Mike O. pulled up with about 2 minutes to go in the reset, he was having a rough time with the sand. Don't know about you, but I've had enough deep sand for a while too!
Posted April 28, 2003 - 11:55 AM
He's trying to get it dialed-in. Said he liked it but
couldn't get it to turn in the sand. He'll get it figured
> Are you talking about the reset at around 39.8?
Maybe... I would have still (maybe) have been on time about
Glad to hear MikeO made it.. I never got a chance to meet or
even see him. How'd he like the race?
Sand? Yea, I'm done for a while!
Posted April 28, 2003 - 12:19 PM
Posted April 28, 2003 - 12:21 PM
Posted April 29, 2003 - 06:45 AM
Endozen, thanks again for the tips and timekeeping. You looked like you were riding well to me. I owe you a few beers sometime.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 11:41 AM
The next time I see that much sand I want to have a swimsuit on and a margarita in hand.
Are you guys trying to talk me into entering next year? I like those sand washes.
Actually, I think the NM club, the NMDRC, has their race in the same basic area as the Kachina (just a few miles north of Española??), if so then I'm familiar with the terrain and course, in fact the last time I was up there a few years back a guy on my row commented that the race course that year was basically the same as the enduro course. From this post I'm guessing that wasn't the case for the A riders this year, because there wasn't anything that hairy in the last race I ran up there.
I don't suppose anybody is planning on making the trip to the Mile High this year? Still haven't tried an enduro yet. I heard it was like racing with extra time to rest.
Just kidding. You enduro riders can get back at me when you spank me in Cloudcroft. I need a kick in the pants to get me to try this type of thing. Anyone??
Sounds like fun.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 02:12 PM
> I don't suppose anybody is planning on making the trip to the Mile High this year?
> Still haven't tried an enduro yet. I heard it was like racing with extra time to rest.
Well, ya know, you need that extra rest time when you race
for 6.5 hours...
Yea, I'll probably be at Cloudcroft this year. Haven't raced it
in a few years so I'm due... I'm sure Rex (Endurodog) will be there too.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 03:03 PM
I'll be at Mile High if it doesn't conflict with the Colorado 500.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 03:26 PM
Not sure about timekeeping etc. Do most first timers:
- Go naked and just try to hang with the best rider on their minute?
- Bite the bullet and get a roll chart and clock/odo and immerse themselves in the timekeeping experience?
- Really go nuts and buy a computer and (try to) learn to use it?
Do you guys use computers?
BTW, I've ridden with a local guy who is TSCEC, he is a B rider (and pretty fast, which makes me wonder about the TSCEC & RMEC A riders) and he has briefed me on how hairy some of these things can be. I'm definitely not denigrating the effort and skill involved. Six hours? I'm not sure about that, I have to go almost three in an NMDRC event and usually at about hour number two I'm questioning the judgement that brought me to that point.
In fact, I'm betting the RMEC A riders are maybe a half notch above the NMDRC A riders, although there are some really fast guys (one of them top-tenned a WORCS race, Havasu I think). Which makes me a B rider for sure once I figure out the timekeeping aspect, until then I guess I'll be "that idiot on my minute who kept getting in my way then passed me and blew a check."
I don't want to enter my first enduro w/out some moral support and prodigous amounts of advice, for my sake and that of the other competitors'.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 03:41 PM
> 6.5 hours..
You're not "flat out" for that time. You sometimes get to rest.
> Do you use computers?
> First timer questions...
If it were me, I'd just enter the first event and ride to see what
it's all about. I admit though, that part of the experience is trying to make sense out of the timekeeping rules.
IMHO, do NOT buy a computer for your first event. You
need (again, IMHO) to understand the nuts and bolts of timekeeping before buying a computer.
> I don't want to enter my first enduro w/out some moral support and prodigous amounts of advice, for my sake and that of the other competitors'.
You'll find plenty of support, even if you go alone. Enduro
people are always eager to sucker, uh, I mean, help along
a newbie. Just introduce yourself to your fellow minutemen
at the start, tell them you're at your first enduro, and could use
any help they could throw your way. I'd be willing to bet that
you get help!
Now, the bad news, as Rex mentioned, The CO 500 is 9/7-12
this year, so I won't be able to make it. 600 miles followed by a
race is a little too much...
How's about Boondockers or Cottonboll?
Posted April 29, 2003 - 03:58 PM
How's about Boondockers or Cottonboll?
Hmmm. Tempting, but even more of a drive than the Kachina. I really should have just entered the Kachina, that TSCEC guy I bump into occasionally was trying to talk me into it and the Mile High, both in my home state, Cloudcroft is only a two hour drive (if that).
Of course, if I do well and have fun at the Mile High I will be much more inclined to venture into the panhandle and try one of those.
What is the terrain like? Is there any terrain to speak of outside of Amarillo? I'm picturing limited elevation changes and few or no trees to go around. Maybe some caprock and narrow gullies.....
What about Boot Hill?
Thanks for all the tips. I will definitely tap into y'alls knowledge base when the time comes with some more questions. These things really sound like something I'd enjoy. I need a toy hauler.
Posted April 29, 2003 - 06:13 PM
Boothill, well, um, I, aaaaa, can you say rocks!!!! and lots of them!!!! This will be a true enduro since it will be a national. Scott Bright is the promotor and a good one at that. He will make it fun and do-able for the C riders. I don't know if he will have an A only split and give the B guys a break. But what ever the A riders do will be a true test, hey the best in the Nation will be there. Scott knows what he's doing and it will be a good enduro. Did I mention there are rocks in that area??