Glen Helen Like You've Never Seen Before - 24 Hours of Glen Helen

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10/17/2017 4:31 PM

The annual 24 Hours of Glen Helen took place this past weekend. It's quite a bit different then what most people would imagine GH has to offer. Also, racing at night can be intense when locked into a battle like I had around 3:30AM on Sunday morning.


Here's a full lap of the 9 mile course:
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10/17/2017 4:36 PM

awesome. I would like to try one.

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10/17/2017 4:38 PM

Is that the Dirt Bike Test Beta team? How'd it go, did yall win? Wicked night video. Tell us more?

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10/17/2017 4:44 PM

Johnny Depp wrote:

Is that the Dirt Bike Test Beta team? How'd it go, did yall win? Wicked night video. Tell us more?

That is indeed the DBT Beta team. We ended up 3rd Open Pro/Overall right where we expected to finish. The 4 of us are all 18 year old kids so we didn't expect to quite run with the top 2 teams the whole race but we did our best and overcame some of the small mechanicals that we had. Beta ran great almost the whole time and still runs like a champ now!

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10/17/2017 5:36 PM

That looks like a really fun track, but the sun looked absolutely brutal in quite a few spots for you. Hope you had tinted goggles.

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10/17/2017 6:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 10/17/2017 6:06 PM

The pass at around the 8 minute mark is scary as fuck. Kudos! Cool videos.

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10/17/2017 6:51 PM

Well done!! I love night racing!!! We did the 24 hours of Starvation Ridge in Washington last weekend. That is my 11th year of racing that event and when the conditions are good it is such a blast!!

Question though, it didn't look like you had helmet lights on?? And what bike light are you using also? I have a Trail Tech X2 HID setup that I am going to ditch in favor of LED next year. Just still on the fence about the XL80 R or something from Task Racing or something different yet. Any feedback would be great!


Cheers,

Ryan

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10/17/2017 7:13 PM

Ryno23 wrote:

Well done!! I love night racing!!! We did the 24 hours of Starvation Ridge in Washington last weekend. That is my 11th year of racing that event and when the conditions are good it is such a blast!!

Question though, it didn't look like you had helmet lights on?? And what bike light are you using also? I have a Trail Tech X2 HID setup that I am going to ditch in favor of LED next year. Just still on the fence about the XL80 R or something from Task Racing or something different yet. Any feedback would be great!


Cheers,

Ryan

Nope, no helmets lights. The lights are so good and we've never had a problem with them shutting off so there's no need to attract more dust to the face. We're running 3 KC HiLites pods on top and a KC light bar on bottom. We run half the lights off the bike battery and the other 2 pods off a separate battery that way if one system goes out there's still a back up and it'd take a lot of power to run all of the lights. i'll try to get a picture uploaded to show what we have.

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10/17/2017 7:14 PM

aeffertz wrote:

The pass at around the 8 minute mark is scary as fuck. Kudos! Cool videos.

At the time it seemed like a great idea but watching it over it was a little sketchy. But it got the job done so it's all worth it!

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10/17/2017 11:53 PM

Nicely done!!!

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10/18/2017 12:15 AM

I'll have to do it next year. I'm already scouting for an xr400.

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10/18/2017 7:10 AM
Edited Date/Time: 10/18/2017 8:04 AM

Nice videos as always! Hats off to the ironmen as well. That single track can be a killer

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10/18/2017 7:33 AM

Is there an Ironman class where one rider does all 24h?
I'd love to do a 24h race in a team of two or three. Alone, not so much whistling

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10/18/2017 8:10 AM

"Conner Eddy might be the the youngest Ironman to tackle the 24 Hour. He ride a KTM 85 to sixth in class."
Dirt Bike MagazinePhoto

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10/18/2017 8:46 AM

Beta sounded good.

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10/18/2017 3:57 PM

Ryno23 wrote:

Well done!! I love night racing!!! We did the 24 hours of Starvation Ridge in Washington last weekend. That is my 11th year of racing that event and when the conditions are good it is such a blast!!

Question though, it didn't look like you had helmet lights on?? And what bike light are you using also? I have a Trail Tech X2 HID setup that I am going to ditch in favor of LED next year. Just still on the fence about the XL80 R or something from Task Racing or something different yet. Any feedback would be great!


Cheers,

Ryan

Here is our light setup if you are interested Photo

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10/18/2017 5:25 PM

gpracer4224 wrote:

The annual 24 Hours of Glen Helen took place this past weekend. It's quite a bit different then what most people would imagine GH has to offer. Also, racing at night can be intense when locked into a battle like I had around 3:30AM on Sunday morning.


Here's a full lap of the 9 mile course:

That's some ballsy shit... Right on.

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11/1/2017 3:02 PM

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12/4/2017 5:47 PM

Here's an update on how the Beta is holding up after further riding and racing following the 24 Hour for those interested. Very surprising!

https://dirtbiketest.com/fresh-dirt/2017-beta-300-rr-race-edition-long-term-update/#QjH8Yep2PTqzypMQ.97Photo

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