Women 24 hrs @ GlenHelen

BikeDstroyer

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Hi ladies,

It's too late to do this year, but I would like to get an all women's team together for next year to do the 24 hrs. @ Glen Helen. The teams consist of 6 riders. If anyone is interested please e-mail me @ BikeDestroyer@aol.com

Brenda
 

firecracker22

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I'll do it! Count me in! How gnarly is it?
 

Leapin Lisa

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I feel really naive here, but where is Glen Helen? Is this a hare scramble or enduro type of race?
 

firecracker22

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hare scramble, I guess. Desert and mx track, for 24 hours. Dstroyer, do you know how it's run? How often do you have to change riders? Can we ride another bike if ours breaks?
 

firecracker22

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Hmm, so we only get 2 bikes? What should we choose? BikeDstroyer, you and I both have KTMs—do you think my EXC (for the high speed desert?) or your MXC (geared and light flywheel for the track) would be better? We both have big tanks, right? You also have a WR, it says in your signature—would that be a better bike? I don’t know if I can do “the drill” to start it when I’m upset, out of breath, and frustrated (after crashing). I suppose that also depends on who else would do it and what bike they have. I could get a BBR 150 too if we wanted to use that. I suppose gas wouldn’t really be a problem since the course is only 10-12 miles.

I am not a pro level rider by any means. I would classify myself as mid-pack Women’s class right now. By next year I plan to be competing in the B class. I am far more used to tight woods than open desert but I can learn . . .

I really want to do this! That’s a GREAT idea!
 

firecracker22

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Yeah, Bbbom, let’s do it! That means Reno is a must-do so we can practice desert riding! And Mom’s new property in Grand Coulee may be a good place to go also . . . :)
 

gospeedracer

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Hmmm, pay $400 smackers to stay up for 24 hours?? :think Not my cup of tea. Call me clueless, but why so much? What does the money go to?
It says $5,000.00 Pro Purse. Does that mean only the winner of the Pro class gets money? What about the "Sportsman" and the "Experts"? What is a "Sportsman" anyway?
 

firecracker22

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Sportsman would be the short course, if they have it, or the C class. And the $400 is per team—with a team of 6, that’s $67. All races have entry fees to cover advertising, safety, insurance etc. The bigger the race, the more money it costs.

There is something cool about 24 hour races though—namely saying you did it. Depending on how long the laps are, which can’t be more than 45 min, you can nap between. Steve did a 4-man team 24 hour race last month and it was cool. I’d do it!
 

BillyWho

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Hey, maybe I'm not supposed to be in here, but I feel I should warn you that the race is brutally hard on the bike let alone you. I've never raced it personally, but I'm good friends with Ty Davis and I get to hear all the horror stories of the beating the bike and riders take mainly the bike. Granted I'm sure he is hard on them, but the bike they use literally gets put in the trash when there done if it lasts the whole race. Every time I mention I want to race it , they talk me out of it with everything that broke on the bike, it can get pricey real quick. I'm not trying to talk you out of it, heck I still would like to do it, but I can't afford to rebuild a trashed bike. Just food for thought. Sorry to impose, I'm outta here:)
 

BikeDstroyer

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Let's see if I can answer some questions, thanks bbbom for the GlenHelen web site. This race would be just for fun and they don't have a women's class so we would be Sportsman. This year the course is 8 miles long (I believe) and most people switch riders every 2 laps. When one rider goes out the person next in line starts getting ready just in case something happens and they need to switch after 1 lap. If I can get at least 5 other women who seriously want to do it I will see what kind of help we can get. It could be possible someone would sponsor us with a primary bike and maybe parts or whatever, at least I would have some time between now and then to work out the details.
 

gospeedracer

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I didn't realize the $400 was per team. I know there is a fee associated with all races but I was under the impression the fees were usually anywhere from $15 to $35.
Not saying it wouldn't be of interest to some, just not me. Not a competetive bone in me body. :confused:
I imagine the braging rights alone might be pretty nice for most. :)

Good luck in your endeavor to get a team together Brenda. Looks like you've got your first victim. ;)
 

BikeDstroyer

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You said the word VICTIM. It is a brutal race, but I think it would also be fun and plus you would have the bragging rights.
 

firecracker22

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I don’t know how many bad ideas I’ve had based on the “At least I can say I did it” theory.

We should see how many sponsors we can get. I doubt it but would we be the first women’s team? If so, that would be worth some media exposure which means we could get sponsors!
 

BikeDstroyer

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Firecracker,

Don't go backing out on me now! I have a good connection and he will work with me as much as he can. That's how I got the idea, he is going to go do it next weekend. It will be brutal, but the Sportsman team get 6 riders that would be 4 hours each spread out over 24 hours.
 

firecracker22

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I'm not backing out! I'm all fired up! Let's do it! I'm not so good at the mx track though.
 

CJ Rider

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Um... I've never raced, but I have been riding alot recently... How good do you have to be to do this? 'Kinda curious.
 

bbbom

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I'll be VICTIM #2!!! Are there any women racing or any women's teams this year?

I'm not much on MX tracks either but I promised my son we'd (and that means me too!) hit the track a few times this fall. :eek:

I don't care what kind of bike (s) we get. The 500 would kill us but hey if we can get a couple donated bikes I won't complain, as long as it isn't an XR200 or TTR125 size bike - great bikes but wayyyy too cramped for me to ride.

What skill level are we talking here Brenda? Maybe GSR or SGR can check it out since it's down in their neck of the woods kinda. Are trail spodes going to be able to not get run over? From the website it doesn't sound much worse than the harescramble course here but I also know how one man's easy course can be one woman's torture course.
 

firecracker22

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Steve considers it easy, just sandy whoops, but then he called Pend Oreille a “freeway” so his perception is a little skewed. I don’t know if it’s what we’re used to or not. The guys here at BBR have done the 24-Hour shootout down there and say it’s pretty cool.

Uhh, no CR500s, Bbbom. I don’t know if I can pick it up.

How technical is the terrain? We have a year to pound ourselves into shape! CJ, you could do it—you’d do great! Would you want your TTR or would you like a full-size? We could get a BBR 150 and then one of the KTMs, that sounds like a good bike combo. Whaddaya think?
 

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