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Missed Friday practice due to new job 😕, sat out Saturday due to sickness 🤒, but nothing keeping me outta Sundays endurance race 😃. Spent much of Saturday monkeying around in the control tower. These folks don't get the credit they deserve keeping the show running so us 'racers' can run around acting the fool like we're big shots or something.

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The above shot is race control. Out of view below the counter is the kid that man's the Ouija board. Busy folks.

Below is race registration in the foreground. Timing and scoring in the background. Race control again in the distance. Cool shet goin on there.

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Of course there are many others out manning corner stations, safety trucks, course marshalls, grid marshalls, paramedics, bambulances and so on. 

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I did manage to claim the 2019 chili title. Twas a hollow victory however since the reigning champ was not here to defend. The good Reverend and I had had some epic cheater battles over the years. He was our Chaplin and a retired racer but boy could he cheat! Last year he took all my numbered taste cups and replaced them with his numbered cups, then he offered half off a set Dunlop tires for a chili vote. Good stuff. I have no independent recollection of his cookers getting unplugged or how all his Dunlop tires got switched for Bridgestones either.

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for a year Jim. 

The best place,

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The smell of mr12, the sound of a good header, poured rain this morning but you'd never know it now.

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4 hours ago, mossrider said:

Missed Friday practice due to new job 😕, sat out Saturday due to sickness 🤒, but nothing keeping me outta Sundays endurance race 😃. Spent much of Saturday monkeying around in the control tower. These folks don't get the credit they deserve keeping the show running so us 'racers' can run around acting the fool like we're big shots or something.

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The above shot is race control. Out of view below the counter is the kid that man's the Ouija board. Busy folks.

Below is race registration in the foreground. Timing and scoring in the background. Race control again in the distance. Cool shet goin on there.

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Of course there are many others out manning corner stations, safety trucks, course marshalls, grid marshalls, paramedics, bambulances and so on. 

Go get ‘em Moss👍🏻

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"Do not let this bad example influence you, follow only what is good" 

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25 minutes ago, mossrider said:

Some endurance race in your face,

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Flat out in 6th. Currently in 4th place, 20 seconds down on 3rd...

What kind of speed we talking, flat out in 6th?

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34 minutes ago, bornagainbiker said:

What kind of speed we talking, flat out in 6th?

I suppose mid 140's where the pic was taken. Our little rider had a gps top speed further down track of 155,

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10 minutes ago, bornagainbiker said:

155 is really moving--nice. <img src=">

I'm a little skeptical of it tho, its a gps phone/track app, meh

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2 hours ago, mossrider said:

Some endurance race in your face,

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Flat out in 6th. Currently in 4th place, 20 seconds down on 3rd...

Are you running the big fuel tank?

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Upstate New York

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2 hours ago, blackout said:

Are you running the big fuel tank?

No, we decided not run it so we wouldn't be so tempted to make long runs and wipe ourselves out. 

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This years crew,

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Some of the many bugs that sacrificed their lives to the speed gods,

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And the overall winners burnout in the background...

See you soon in the off season upgrade section of your local supermarket!

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15 hours ago, mossrider said:

Some endurance race in your face,

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Flat out in 6th. Currently in 4th place, 20 seconds down on 3rd...

@mossriderThat is an awesome shot! That should be on a big poster in your garage or living room sir!

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So we ended up with 134 laps in 5 hours. @3.1 miles/lap that's bout 415.4 miles. Burned 15 gallons or VP mgp @ $12/gal= $180 for gas, $410 for a set of Dunlop slicks. Grin stuck to my face = priceless. 

Garage A

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Garage B

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Tramp stamp for Team Odd Couple, 4th in class, 8th overall.

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6 hours ago, mossrider said:

 

...I'm bored....

Come to phoenix

You can have a winter w/o snow

ATGATT... ATTATT, two acronyms I live by.
 

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A couple more cool pics from the last race of 2019,

Target acquired...

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Chase the wabbit...

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Death of another FZ07R zen...i-c9MSpsb-X5_1569662474470_resized.thumb.jpg.2ed7737b407eb9fc20ce2c6a2f2624b9.jpg

The pursuit of high speed nirvanna...

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Just now, br4nd0n said:

I'm curious what the guard on the bottom of the swing arm really does. In what situation would it help?

Commonly called a shark fin or sprocket guard. They are required by many race clubs and organizations. They are supposed to keep errant fingers and toes out of the rear chain/sprocket when you're tumbling through the rhubarb next to, under or on top of your bike.  Due to the direction of the chain/sprocket rotation it tends to be voraciously self feeding from the bottom, the top spits out whatever it ate.

Oh, and it looks cool.

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