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« on: October 04, 2006, 04:50:19 PM »
I think I am going to give it a shot on the 22nd of Oct. and for a $10 entry fee, what the hell right? Still working on Fed to come along too. I am not sure what class they may put me in, ATV or desert buggies but should still be a blast to drive! :twisted: Dennis, want to come out for the weekend???? I need to do a few things to the 420 before I go but not much. I'll get alot of pictures if I go.
Gary

heres the webpage...  http://www.coloradooffroadextreme.com/homepage.html

here the link with lots of pictures on dunereview that got my attention... http://www.dunereview.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=3884

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« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2006, 05:18:57 PM »
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Dennis, want to come out for the weekend????

Gary



I'd consider it, looks like fun BUT...

I have tickets for the Def Leppard / Journey concert on the 22nd

Good Luck and make sure Fed has a camera if he doesn't race....

Dennis

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« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2006, 07:03:01 PM »
Man, I wish I lived closer!
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« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2006, 11:31:54 PM »
Ya, I wished you guys lived closer too. Hey, maybe everyone should move to No-Where Wyoming! LOL, just a thought. :lol:

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« Reply #4 on: October 05, 2006, 12:29:57 PM »
We just need Star Trek's transporter! I guess it would be "Beam me over" rather than "up". :)
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2006, 10:53:10 AM »
Last chance to race...anyone...anyone....Bueler....Bueler...  LOL. This Sunday! I got the 420/350 ready and Fed is my pitcrew/photographer. Dennis, Weed, anyone?

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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2006, 11:54:35 AM »
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Last chance to race...anyone...anyone....Bueler....Bueler...  LOL. This Sunday!
I got the 420/350 ready and Fed is my pitcrew/photographer. Dennis, Weed, anyone?


You'll shoot...    freeze your ass off...

At least I hope you don't...

"Lets Get, Lets Get, Lets Get, ROCKED - Thats where I'll be along with thousands of other half crocked fans....

Good Luck and we do expect a race report w/picts come Monday...
or Tuesday if it takes you that long to thaw out....

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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2006, 05:17:03 PM »
I hope that concert comes through here. Sounds like a good one.

Fed should get some pictures and some video clips too. Hopefully its not too cold, but you get used to it at this altitude! Well kinda, LOL!

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Let's get ROCKED!!!!
« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006, 08:52:27 PM »
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Quote from: "Nuke Em"
Last chance to race...anyone...anyone....Bueler....Bueler...  LOL. This Sunday!
I got the 420/350 ready and Fed is my pitcrew/photographer. Dennis, Weed, anyone?


You'll shoot...    freeze your ass off...

At least I hope you don't...

"Lets Get, Lets Get, Lets Get, ROCKED - Thats where I'll be along with thousands of other half crocked fans....

Good Luck and we do expect a race report w/picts come Monday...
or Tuesday if it takes you that long to thaw out....

 :)


Hey Dennis.....Saw those guys in Nashville back in June, along with Journey....Great show!!!! Kinda funny seeing those 50yr old men up there rockin out....
I was very disappointed with Journey though...The lead singer just wasn't up to par with the rest of the band......Far from Steve Perry.....
Have fun!!!!
Hoodlum

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« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2006, 08:33:47 AM »
Fed and I spent Saturday afternoon giving the 420 and trike tune-ups, adjusting my brakes and dialing in the jetting between snow flurries. 6,000ft here and probably 5,000 there, hope I guessed right. I guess we will see in a few hours. I'll post results and picture when we get back!

Gary

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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2006, 09:39:39 AM »
Have FUN! :D
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« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2006, 09:02:41 PM »
The race track story......Its about a 2 hour drive for Fed and myself to get there. It is about 50 miles east of Denver just off I-70. It is a huge area just getting started. We raced on the ATV course but it has rock crawling, mud drag pits, tuff truck drags with jumps, a ralley car course(2+ miles), a smooth sweeping winding track(1.5 miles long, perfect for our buggies) and a huge MX dirt bike track. Its open weekends 9-6 and at $10 per person free to ride anything you want....I will be back alot!

We had around an hour and a half of practice after we got there to jet and learn the track. We had a quick drivers meeting then started in the ATV class. They also had under 1600CC buggy class, stadium class and an unlimited class. Most classes had 4-6 machines except the ATV class, it had about 10. Every quad was modified and most were extremely built. Several Banshees,Prediter(Outlaw?),440EX,450s,some other kind of belt drive Polaris(500cc), piped 350X (only other semi-stock than Feds ride),Fed on the 250R trike and me in the 420/350. The track is long, 2 miles plus with every inch having sweeping corners, small and large jumps humps bumps, banks, off angled corners, hair pins, ect. Great riding but very tiring on a trike to say the least. I am sorry I didn't get much for pictures but Fed and I raced in the same class. Someone is supposed to send me some pictures they took.

We started all in a wide line racing to the starting line. It was very dusty at the start and I just dropped back. I figured if there was a wreck and I couldn't see, I would kill someone with an Odyssey. By about a 3rd of the first lap, they started getting spread out enough that I could really see well enough and could start pushing it. There are several larger jumps that I had to slow down for(stock suspension). I picked off a couple of quads in the first 2 laps and I was taking out another quad on the 3rd lap and I had a problem. I power slid around another quad on a long sweeping corner and hit the jump still kinda sideways. I stayed semi sideways thru the air and it knocked the right rear spider track off the bead. I limped it almost back to the pits then it died. After I got it back to the pits, I checked no compression. The plug looked nice and chocolatey with aluminium sprinkles! LOL I am ASS-U-ME-ing it had built alot of heat and maybe I didn't burp it enough limping back. It also had a massive piston to wall gap and was due for a rebuild anyways. EGT temps looked fine (from what I watched while practicing and racing) but I don't remember the limping it back part. It sucks because the offcial said I was in 4th place already. Fed said the track was just too sticky or tacky to get the trike to power slide around but felt perfect in the Oddysey.

The owner said if I could come with 5 similar type machines, he would buy us 3 trophies for each race. Between Fed and me, we have 5 and i am sure there are more in Nebraska, Kansas, Colorado, ect. We can camp here too. No hook-ups but a great place to spend a weekend. He said I could bring out my kids with their gokarts and ride. Real nice people that run it. One guy has a Taz looking car with a GSXR750 and did very well.

Here is an assortment of pictures to go through!

Gary