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Endurocross - Just do it!

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Alright, who's feeling adventuresome? This will be the second year that a Women's class is provided at the Endurocross in Las Vegas. I wasn't feeling up to the task last year, but 2007 is different. I'm signed up to race this thing, now we just need to come up with a full gate of women to make it a good race. Maria Forsberg and I can't be out there by ourselves doing all this crazy stuff, we need some more competition. If you're a hard core woods rider, then give it some serious thought. Where else will you have a chance to ride your dirt bike over giant boulders, tractor tires and piles of telephone poles inside a real arena? The Friday amateur races (for "normal" people like me) are going to be huge fun. Then on Saturday it's time to relax, tip back a few cold ones and watch the pros race. How's that for a quality experience in Vegas? Yahoo! Who's in???

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When's the date? I'll come and watch you hard core types - it'll be good to see you and Maria out there banging bars. Isn't Heather Wilson doing this one?

Vegas!! :yeehaw:
 
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Something tells me that even if I could afford the trip, my poor little CR (okay okay okay I'll admit I'm scared of them too!!) would be pretty scared of the telephone poles.

I'll cheer here from DRN :)
 

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Amateurs run on Friday November 16 and the pro race is Saturday November 17. Tickets are still available at www.endurocross.com.

I heard recently that Heather was hurt and not racing. Don't know any more than that or even if it's true.

The program is setup to gate the Women's class and Junior (under 23 years-old) class together. If there are a minimum of 8 women, then we will get our own race. That would be very cool and why I'm trying to recruit here.
 
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zero_it said:
Amateurs run on Friday November 16 and the pro race is Saturday November 17. Tickets are still available at www.endurocross.com.

I heard recently that Heather was hurt and not racing. Don't know any more than that or even if it's true.

The program is setup to gate the Women's class and Junior (under 23 years-old) class together. If there are a minimum of 8 women, then we will get our own race. That would be very cool and why I'm trying to recruit here.
If you get 8 from DRN I promise to fly down and cheer you all on, so long as I can get all your autographs, and buy the first round of beverages. You women are so awesome, and so much my heros. :cool:

Go git em.

mom.
 

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Too bad I hate rocks, trees, water holes etc...

The other thing is WAY too many trips this year...yeah new store manager at new store not into Tracie's hobby...
 

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Bumping it back up.....still looking for victim, er, um, interested racers!
 
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Bumping it back up.....still looking for victim, er, um, interested racers!
If someone could sponsor the trip for me, I'd seriously make an attempt at it. I would be gaurenteed (what is with my spelling today?! :bang: ) last, but I would do it!

Edited to add in a clip from one of the previous races...HOLY somethingsomethingsomething!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_N9sgSPtDk
 
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Will you be running the same track the Pro's race on or is it tamed down for the Amateurs? If that track is as it is raced by the Pro's you're a better person than I to even consider attempting it.
 
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Will you be running the same track the Pro's race on or is it tamed down for the Amateurs? If that track is as it is raced by the Pro's you're a better person than I to even consider attempting it.

Not better. Not even close to being better.

Just young and perhaps less than "intelligent" with a double helping of "Yes-of-course-I'm-invincible-even-though-I-have-arthritis-and-junk-shoulders."

The only way I would make it around the pro track would be in first gear, by dumb luck if that. For the time being, the little CR and I have been INCREDIBLY lucky, and we've had an incredible amount of help from the local racing community (still no sponsors though...got turned down by the few I tried because they choose to sponsor golf, tennis, knowledge bowl, and not motorsports).

I have learned a lot and my riding has improved by 500% since I started racing this summer (yes, the race reports are coming...). I am, BY FAR, a rather unskilled rider. However, in everything I do, I am determined and willing to learn even if it takes "learning the hard way" to get things right.

Hope that clarifies things for you a little ;)
 

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The track is supposed to be set up a little tamer on Friday for the amateurs, but it's the same course. They'll build bigger kickers in front of the big logs and the tires for us and then knock them back down for the pro race on Saturday. Either way, it ain't gonna be easy! :eek:
 

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Sunday I spent some time on a friend's endurocross practice track. Now I know first hand that this is going to be a serious test of my riding ability, strength and stamina. But....it's way fun! The big loader tires were a scary deal to figure out. It's like hitting a brick wall and then, once on top, you have to square away your bike and ride around or (yes, it's true) through the middle of the holes in the tires and cleanly jump off the back side. You gotta hit it hard to clear the holes in the tires, but, with enough speed, it's actually a little easier than trying to hit the perfect line across the flat spots on the tires. I got some great advice on how to clear the 24" logs and put then together some good laps out there. I also endo'd a couple times (once over a big log and once off the tires) and high-sided off the tires once. That's pretty much part of the deal, I gotta learn one way or another. Here are some shots of the track. No, that's NOT me jumping up onto the tires!
 

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