Hey Guy B, who are the big winners at the Vet World Championships today?

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11/5/2017 1:06 PM

I'm guessing you're there. I'm interested in hearing about the Lechien/Nicoll battle. Did "The Dr. D" make a house [of pain] call?

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11/5/2017 1:56 PM

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11/5/2017 1:59 PM

Scratch that . Those results shouldn't be in yet I wouldn't think. May just be listing who's in the classes.

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11/5/2017 3:56 PM

I was there for the first moto. Dubach won, Nichol got close then dropped back 6-8 seconds. Keith Bowen caught and passed Lechien pretty quick and gapped him by 6-8 seconds, closed on Nichol. Bowen went down at the start or he might have used his mud experience to win it. At that time they were running Mt. St. Helen but it was a muddy mess and Dubachs lap times were 3:14/15. A bypass was made and the hill was cut out after that and lap times went to around 2:45/50 for the top 40 experts. GHR got a good soaking from a storm cell and really bombed the track. Some of the ruts were footpeg deep and outside of the lines was like quicksand. Not a typical GHR track today.
In some of the other motos it seems as if the Canadians stepped it up in the mud since most locals are completely out of their element when it rains. It didn't look like a lot of fun today for a lot of people. The good thing was the track didn't get real hammered.

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The older I get, the faster I was.

11/5/2017 4:44 PM

Rain is good: it's the ultimate equalizer.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

11/5/2017 4:55 PM

Second motos were awesome. Metcalf put on a show and Brown hung tough. Dubach is an animal. Nicol was consistent as hell and I thought Grewe was going to get him in the second moto but lappers came into play for both.

Stopped and introduced myself to GuyB for a second in between shoots.

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11/5/2017 5:09 PM

Looks like Mety was the man!.......and friggen Dr. D AGAIN?! The ageless wonder! Can't wait to see the pics and read about the action.

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11/5/2017 5:13 PM

captmoto wrote:

I was there for the first moto. Dubach won, Nichol got close then dropped back 6-8 seconds. Keith Bowen caught and passed Lechien pretty quick and gapped him by 6-8 seconds, closed on Nichol. Bowen went down at the start or he might have used his mud experience to win it. At that time they were running Mt. St. Helen but it was a muddy mess and Dubachs lap times were 3:14/15. A bypass was made and the hill was cut out after that and lap times went to around 2:45/50 for the top 40 experts. GHR got a good soaking from a storm cell and really bombed the track. Some of the ruts were footpeg deep and outside of the lines was like quicksand. Not a typical GHR track today.
In some of the other motos it seems as if the Canadians stepped it up in the mud since most locals are completely out of their element when it rains. It didn't look like a lot of fun today for a lot of people. The good thing was the track didn't get real hammered.

Thanks for that update. Sounds brutal. 2:45 laps withOUT Mt St Helen. Sounds like survival/slow racing through the ruts.

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11/5/2017 6:10 PM

Bowen? wow, I don't think he's raced all year! Haven't even heard about him riding.

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11/5/2017 7:03 PM

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11/5/2017 7:04 PM

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11/5/2017 7:05 PM

Metty still rips, easy top 10 outdoors.

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11/5/2017 8:26 PM
Edited Date/Time: 11/5/2017 10:04 PM

Big winner? Not me. I bought an Apple 8+ a month or so ago (using Apple's Upgrade Program), and lost it in the track today while out shooting. I tried the Find My Phone feature, and it showed me a section of Glen Helen where I helped a guy push his stalled Kawasaki off the track. During a break in the action I tried to play a sound to see if I could hear where it was at, but it must have been buried too deep. I did a bunch of fishing around in the muddy track surface, but no luck.

That means I'm now the proud owner of a $900 iPhone charging cord...and another new iPhone. wink

One interesting part was moto two of the 50+ action. There was a great "creative" line off the start, that allowed guys on the right side to go off the right side of the track on really hard terrain, versus the soup on the main part of the track. Grewe, Dubach, and Nicol about killed each other trying to get to it.

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11/5/2017 8:41 PM

What's the deal with Metty being on a Smartop Honda? Is he testing for them or something?

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11/5/2017 8:50 PM

Not sure. There wasn't much for logos on it.

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11/5/2017 8:58 PM

Sully wrote:

What's the deal with Metty being on a Smartop Honda? Is he testing for them or something?

Next season on a Honda, in Australia.

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11/5/2017 9:12 PM

Doug pointing out the guy that was on everyone's mind, while Steve Butler and Jody look on.

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11/6/2017 2:10 AM

mxb2 wrote: Photo

First Reed puts Showa stuff on his Husky, now Metty runs WP on his Honda! Crazy times. w00t

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11/6/2017 2:21 AM

Sully wrote:

What's the deal with Metty being on a Smartop Honda? Is he testing for them or something?

mxb2 wrote:

Next season on a Honda, in Australia.

Hasn't he signed with MEGA Kawasaki, alongside Reardon?

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11/6/2017 2:51 AM

Sully wrote:

What's the deal with Metty being on a Smartop Honda? Is he testing for them or something?

mxb2 wrote:

Next season on a Honda, in Australia.

spyder wrote:

Hasn't he signed with MEGA Kawasaki, alongside Reardon?

That team is done after the SX season, as far as I'm aware.

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11/6/2017 6:31 AM

mxb2 wrote:

Next season on a Honda, in Australia.

spyder wrote:

Hasn't he signed with MEGA Kawasaki, alongside Reardon?

ML512 wrote:

That team is done after the SX season, as far as I'm aware.

He's on Honda's for '18.

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I ripped a start from Egypt and I was happy about that.

11/6/2017 6:48 AM

spyder wrote:

Hasn't he signed with MEGA Kawasaki, alongside Reardon?

ML512 wrote:

That team is done after the SX season, as far as I'm aware.

TeamGreen wrote:

He's on Honda's for '18.

Yea,kinda what. I posted.

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11/6/2017 7:49 AM

Dubach is one bad dude on a dirt bike. Doesn't matter what size either, he was hauling the mail at Diamond Don's on a 1983 YZ100.

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11/6/2017 8:23 AM

I just learned that a neighbor from down the street finished 14th in the 30+pro class. Didn't even know he's on vacation in the US but it explains why his wife walked the dog last week.

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11/6/2017 9:37 AM

The Dogger raced!!

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Positively, absolutely 110% obsessed with anything MOTO.

11/6/2017 11:32 AM

How rad is it that there are guys racing in the 70+ class?!

I sure hope I'm racing at that age. Frigging awesome!!

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11/6/2017 11:42 AM

GuyB wrote:

Big winner? Not me. I bought an Apple 8+ a month or so ago (using Apple's Upgrade Program), and lost it in the track today while out shooting. I tried the Find My Phone feature, and it showed me a section of Glen Helen where I helped a guy push his stalled Kawasaki off the track. During a break in the action I tried to play a sound to see if I could hear where it was at, but it must have been buried too deep. I did a bunch of fishing around in the muddy track surface, but no luck.

That means I'm now the proud owner of a $900 iPhone charging cord...and another new iPhone. wink

One interesting part was moto two of the 50+ action. There was a great "creative" line off the start, that allowed guys on the right side to go off the right side of the track on really hard terrain, versus the soup on the main part of the track. Grewe, Dubach, and Nicol about killed each other trying to get to it.

Gotta get insurance GuyBro! I lost my phone and got a new one free.

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It's impossible for a corporation or government to love you or care about you.

11/6/2017 12:24 PM

This race looks awesome. It had people from all around the globe competing at the event. I took a look at the results and here's a list of the country's listed.

US, Canada, Italy, French Polynesia/Tahiti, South Africa, Ecuador, Germany, Brazil, Australia, Sweden, Mexico, Norway, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Russia, Iceland, Japan, New Zealand, Ireland, Philippines, Argentina, Spain, Colombia.

Pretty cool to see some Canadians do well.

Villopoto's dad Dan did pretty good too. He got a 6th in 50+ Intermediate and 4th in 55+ Intermediate.

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"Sorry Goose, but it's time to buzz the tower."

11/6/2017 1:19 PM

The rain was completely unexpected as it was forecast to be a mild day. The rain came and just sat there for hours. The track was a mess and it was pure survival the first motos. My class had 40 some odd people signed up and less than half that lined up on the gate. A couple times I was in a two wheel drift on the downhills. lol

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11/6/2017 2:42 PM

NorCal 50+ wrote:

Gotta get insurance GuyBro! I lost my phone and got a new one free.

I don't think that's an option on Apple's program.

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