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Garrett, I know you are planning on going but is anyone else here planning on going for the 2/25 race? I haven't raced in about 15 years and not sure what to expect. What should I bring? What is the terrain gonna be like? Is there a fuel stop for a 2 hour race? Will I get escorted from the event if I put Jet fuel in my bike? :censored: Any advice is greatly appreciated.

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Hey E, I'm planning on going too. Gotta get signed up and all that jazz but, looks like I'll be able to make it (knock on wood). I haven't raced a lot of HS's (hopefully I'll find some speed) but, some basic tools, lots of liquid and your wheels ought to cover it. I'm not thinking that a 2 hour race is going to need gas but, depending how 'on the gas' folks are they might need to make a stop. I used to see lots of oversized tanks up north but, those were 3 hour runs too. The stops people would make were along the course somewhere with helpers or their can set aside. No formal stops built into the race - same with water fills on the camelbak.

There was a recent thread in the off road technique forum about 1st time HS's with some pretty good advice too.

I don't know what to expect as far as terrain but, it should still be a fun ride. No comment on the jet fuel but, some of the 2 smoke fumes I've smelled I wouldn't doubt if some folks use jet fuel! LOL!

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Garrett, I know you are planning on going but is anyone else here planning on going for the 2/25 race? I haven't raced in about 15 years and not sure what to expect. What should I bring? What is the terrain gonna be like? Is there a fuel stop for a 2 hour race? Will I get escorted from the event if I put Jet fuel in my bike? :censored: Any advice is greatly appreciated.

I'll be there. I rode most of the mideast (10 of 12) last year.This one I don't

know about the terrain, Bishopville was one of 'em I missed but I've

heard it's more sandy,dry and whooped out.(what I woulda guessed- it

being in central S.C.) Mideast runs all adult classes together which has it's

good and bad points. What I like is you get to see and pick up riding skills

from upper class riders. But you pass and get passed so much it can

take away from YOUR race pace and rhythm, especially on shorter loop

events. Still, it's great fun and challenging. I know I'm hooked pretty deep

on it. If you don't happen to get a great start don't be discouraged, you

can make up alot of ground elsewhere on the loop and alot can happen

in 2 hrs. of racing including some attrition. Whether you need to refuel

or not I guess would depend on your bike,class and how you ride.

Most people pit anywhere near the parking area. I don't think there is

any restriction on fuels but you can find all the rules on the mideast

website. I picked up alot last season a little at a time- each event I went

to.(I've got a LONG way to go!) Anyway you can just jump into it and

learn alot as you go and have a blast!!!! Good luck C-YA there #37 KTM

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Eric, if you like, you can follow us down to the race. I usually take in addition to my normal riding gear, tearoffs, Gatorade mixed 50/50 with water filling completely my camelback, zip ties, and maybe some food. You really shouldn't need anything much more than you need for a normal ride. You should also be fine with one tank of gas. Call me and we can work out some details about the trip. Trailtraks pretty much hit it on the head about the races. This is more of a sand track with a moto course. We will probably need to leave around 7 am to get down there in time to survey the track and sign up.

Guys, if anyone else is going we should try and hook up before so we can park near each other, giving us a chance to BS about the race.:censored:

Eric, just look at it as another ride and you will have a good time.:ride:

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I herd it was going to be about a 9 mile course this year, compared to a 6 miles in the past can anyone confirm this??

thanks

dave mac

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I herd it was going to be about a 9 mile course this year, compared to a 6 miles in the past can anyone confirm this??

thanks

dave mac

I believe that's what Buren Hamrick said on the enter my forum area

of the Mideast site. He usually lays all the events out. You going?

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I believe that's what Buren Hamrick said on the enter my forum area

of the Mideast site. He usually lays all the events out. You going?

Chuck, where's the Mideast forum? Got a link?

XR, I believe Mideast is sanctioned by the AMA.

The NCHSA is not.

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Chuck, where's the Mideast forum? Got a link?

It's fairly new and doesn't have alot of posts yet.(I bet that'll change

after the 1st race) It's: http://pub41.bravenet.com/forum/3484871411

In case that address flubs you can also go to the mideast site and

click on the wording in the upper left corner,it reads check out the

new mideast forum.

Looks like we might get a little rain during the week. Hopefully

Bishopville will get just enough to settle the dust and have some

good "trac-she-own"!:applause:

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Chuck, where's the Mideast forum? Got a link?

It's fairly new and doesn't have alot of posts yet.(I bet that'll change

after the 1st race) It's: http://pub41.bravenet.com/forum/3484871411

In case that address flubs you can also go to the mideast site and

click on the wording in the upper left corner,it reads check out the

new mideast forum.

Looks like we might get a little rain during the week. Hopefully

Bishopville will get just enough to settle the dust and have some

good "trac-she-own"!:applause:

Cool. I hope for some good tracshun, cuz right now I ain't too impressed with this MS3 I have on.:lol: Gotta wear it out before I can get a nuther.:applause:

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I believe that's what Buren Hamrick said on the enter my forum area

of the Mideast site. He usually lays all the events out. You going?

thanks Chuck, man thats sounds like its gonna be a fun course, im gonna try to make it, with that many miles it should cut back on the number of times i get lapped lol

thanks

dave mac

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thanks Chuck, man thats sounds like its gonna be a fun course, im gonna try to make it, with that many miles it should cut back on the number of times i get lapped lol

thanks

dave mac

Good deal:ride: Looking forward to seeing the TT crew.

Hopefully sign up will go smooth and quick and we'll

get a chance to trade a few tales before the event.:applause:

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Well, is mother nature going to throw a wrench in our plans? Looks like thunderstorms Sunday. What are you guys going to do if it rains? Maybe join Goose at Brushy on Saturday?

Thoughts?

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Well, is mother nature going to throw a wrench in our plans? Looks like thunderstorms Sunday. What are you guys going to do if it rains? Maybe join Goose at Brushy on Saturday?

Thoughts?

I saw that too but I'm intending to run the whole series so I'm

commited to Bishopville rain or shine. Last season the weather

would always clear and/or moderate by the weekend of all 10

events I went to. I think the other 2 were rain free also.

It's kinda lookin like we might be paying some dues for that.:applause:

Mental note:bring extra clothes and towels and ride on!:applause:

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I saw that too but I'm intending to run the whole series so I'm

commited to Bishopville rain or shine. Last season the weather

would always clear and/or moderate by the weekend of all 10

events I went to. I think the other 2 were rain free also.

It's kinda lookin like we might be paying some dues for that.:applause:

Mental note:bring extra clothes and towels and ride on!:applause:

I don't mind if it rains before, but I have been in a race when it decided to pour rain on us half way thru, that was miserable. If it does rain, I may not be riding at all this weekend as I have already told my son I would take him mtn biking Sat.

That's a long ride to make just to get soaked.

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I don't mind if it rains before, but I have been in a race when it decided to pour rain on us half way thru, that was miserable. If it does rain, I may not be riding at all this weekend as I have already told my son I would take him mtn biking Sat.

That's a long ride to make just to get soaked.

You can only get soaked to the bone! It's just getting a million volts

passed through ya that I try to stay away from.That can ruin

your whole day. We'll keep an eye on it. Hope to see you there.

Have a good ride mtb-in. I miss my son being that age and taking

him riding,those were fun times. Enjoy.

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You can only get soaked to the bone! It's just getting a million volts

passed through ya that I try to stay away from.That can ruin

your whole day. We'll keep an eye on it. Hope to see you there.

Have a good ride mtb-in. I miss my son being that age and taking

him riding,those were fun times. Enjoy.

Thanks Chuck. I do enjoy it. He is almost 6 and been ridin' w/o training wheels since before he was 3. We go to Duke Power State Park, which isn't too difficult, and usually do the whole 7 miles. Not bad for a kid on a single speed 16" 'er. I do want to go and want to ride, so hopefully it will work out.

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