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  1. Would love to see you guys tearing it up again! Seeing you guys haulin ass out there was one of the more impressive things I've seen in a long time. You definitely know how to handle the big bikes.
  2. Washington

    Thanks for putting it all together Scott! Can't wait to get out there.
  3. Oregon

    5 days left!
  4. Hey Scott are you going to use a similar track for the 12hr on the 4th?
  5. Oregon

    Hey anyone doing the 12hr at the ridge on May 4th? I'm going to IM it, which should be interesting since I've only ridden once since the 24hr.
  6. I'd be pretty tempted to get a CR500 and stick a paddle on it.
  7. I think it would be pretty cool to have everyone race with no studs/screws as it would really show who can ride in this stuff and who can't. But, since they are legal I'll be showing up fully screwed and ready to ride.
  8. I like class starts too. Nice to see who is on the line.
  9. I think one of the splits should be a real enduroX section with some concrete culverts, logs and tractor tires. That would be a blast!
  10. There have been a number of times when I've pulled into the check point at the trailer and waited, for what seemed like an hour, for my lap card to be punched. In the back of my mind I would be thinking, "how hard can it be?" Well, after punching cards for an hour at the 6hr night race a few weeks ago I'm here to tell you it ain't as easy as I thought it was. I do pretty well with dexterity exercises and have pretty good hand-eye coordination, but I was surprised at how hard it was to consistently get that thin piece of paper into the jaws of the hole puncher. Just trying to get the card in the hole punch was hard enough with everything being still and the card being in the right place. Then add in cards being all over the place and the adventurel level increased. Some had the cards on the right side, some had them on the left, some had them on the bars, some had them on their waist in front or back, some I couldn't find at all and had to ask where the hell it was. The hardest part was when I would just get the paper in the puncher and would be clamping down to punch and the rider would suddenly move to get situated on the bike and I would loose the whole thing. At that point I started to think about the silent internal conversation going on between the rider and the puncher. Rider: "hurry up and punch my F$%$% ticket I'm going to loose the race here!" Puncher: "where the hell is it?" Rider: "hurry up!" Puncher: "S$, there it is. It's supposed to be on your right side, not up your ass!" Rider: "hurry the F#$%^ up!" Puncher: "sit the F#$% still!" Puncher: "punched, got it!" Rider: "F'in finally, I've been here for an hour!" I have a whole new respect for card punchers. The guy who I replaced said he had been yelled at a lot that day to hurry up. The bottom line is it isn't as easy as it looks and anyone who is doing that job is trying as hard as they can to get you out of the checkpoint as quickly as possible. I think anyone who yells at a puncher to hurry up should get a 10 minute penalty and should have to spend that time punching tickets. I guarantee they'll never yell at a puncher again. Punchers are there to help. The best thing riders can do to save time in the checks is have the card in the right spot, where ever Scott/Debbie say to put it, and sit still at the check point. Thanks!
  11. Scott one of these races you might have to do a vintage IM class with bikes at least 15 years old and riders can't have pit help.
  12. Depends if I can find an old XR to ride. I hear there are a couple in Montana up for auction.
  13. Scott, which one is Nissan hill? Dawn, Jeff and I were trying to figure that one out.
  14. Thanks for the update Scott! Can't wait to see the course. Thanks for all the work you and your team do.
  15. Scott thanks so much for all the effort you, Debbie and all the volunteers put into this race and all the others. I think these races are defining points for the year for a lot of people, at least for me. Gives me a lot to look forward to and really appreciate all the work. Wahoo can't wait for saturday!!