Northeast 24HR Challenge

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7/17/2019 5:16 AM

Who's in?

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7/17/2019 5:51 AM

I’m in

I got a pretty diverse team. A few of us with pretty extensive experience to two guys who’ve never raced in their lives. Should be a good time!

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7/17/2019 6:41 AM

Who's your team?

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7/17/2019 10:44 AM

walleyeguy wrote:

Who's your team?

Elk County Gookers in the 6 man Sportsman class.

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7/17/2019 10:55 AM

Same class.....Out of Towners

See you there.

Whats your bike and number? I'll stop in and say hi.

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7/17/2019 11:05 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/26/2019 4:34 AM

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7/17/2019 11:22 AM

walleyeguy wrote:

Same class.....Out of Towners

See you there.

Whats your bike and number? I'll stop in and say hi.

Husky TE 300, we’ll be number 133. Have you done this race before? This is my first time. I’m not sure what to expect.

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7/17/2019 11:57 AM

Blazing Saddles #560 rides again after a 2 year hiatus. Family Duo team. Jake Dennis and crew put on one hell of an event with this one!

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7/17/2019 12:45 PM

I never knew about this event. I found the facebook page for it but couldn't find much more information about it other than that. What's the deal with this? It looks like a blast.

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7/17/2019 1:01 PM

sgthubbard#60 wrote:

Blazing Saddles #560 rides again after a 2 year hiatus. Family Duo team. Jake Dennis and crew put on one hell of an event with this one!

all your bikes are weird as fuck just like u why don't you just race it on a cannondale

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7/17/2019 1:22 PM

I had a team all set and ready to go.The event sold out before I even thought to sign up.....I will be in for next year though.

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

7/18/2019 7:57 AM

walleyeguy wrote:

Same class.....Out of Towners

See you there.

Whats your bike and number? I'll stop in and say hi.

agn5009 wrote:

Husky TE 300, we’ll be number 133. Have you done this race before? This is my first time. I’m not sure what to expect.

I raced it the first year. It's A LOT tougher than it sounds. Make sure to hydrate. It's really not super technical but toward the end of the race the track gets REALLY rough. This is my bike right now. Hus. FX 350

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7/22/2019 5:58 AM

How’d you guys who attended do? Walleyeguy- I kept an eye out for your bike in the pits but I never saw it.

My day started off awful. I went down pretty good and unknowingly smashed my radiator back which caused all my coolant to spill out. My bike ended up seizing at mile marker 9. By the time track officials got there and pulled me back to the pits to pass off my transponder we lost a good hour and fifteen to an hour and a half of time. We basically started 2 to 3 laps down.

We maintained consistent and were able to claw our way back to 46th overall. My team did awesome. Two of the guys who’ve never raced in their lives were surprisingly good. They were putting down 32-34 minute lap times, which was awesome. One of our guys incredibly underperformed though. I’m still shocked by that.

Anyways, it was definitely a blast. I’ll be doing it again next year for sure. Admittedly it was a lot harder than I thought. It was my first time riding at night and I really enjoyed it. We gained a TON of time back at night. I was able to log a ton of laps while other guys rested and my times were pretty consistent with the top 5 teams. It was harder riding one of my teammates bikes, I had a difficult time getting used to the suspension and controls.

We actually lost out on a lap too. The guy who finished the last lap thought they gave him the checkered flag when they actually gave him the white flag. So he pulled into the pits and thought we were done. We didn’t realize it til me and another guy walked to the finish line and saw the leader take the checkered flag. By the time we were able to get one of our guys suited up and out there they had shut it down and wouldn’t allow us to take the final lap. I guess a mental error like that is normal after such a hard event.

I can’t wait to do it again next year. We’ll be out looking for redemption for sure. Our goal this year was to take top 15 overall-which I believe would have happened if not for my bike blowing up and losing out on the last lap. I’ll be setting my goals a little higher for next year though. We’ll be pushing for a top 10 overall!

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7/22/2019 7:47 AM
Edited Date/Time: 7/22/2019 8:21 AM

My son over all the Iron Man again this year and his wife Won Iron Woman's class



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7/22/2019 8:33 AM

RCF wrote:

My son over all the Iron Man again this year and his wife Won Iron Woman's class



Awesome, congrats to both of them! You gotta be a tough person to complete the iron man classes. Any idea how many total hours of track time he had?

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7/22/2019 8:46 AM

RCF wrote:

My son over all the Iron Man again this year and his wife Won Iron Woman's class



agn5009 wrote:

Awesome, congrats to both of them! You gotta be a tough person to complete the iron man classes. Any idea how many total hours of track time he had?

Roughly 22 hours, I don't have an hour meter on the bike. He was riding 3 hours at a time and taking about 10 to 15 minute break between each session.

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7/22/2019 8:52 AM

RCF wrote:

My son over all the Iron Man again this year and his wife Won Iron Woman's class



agn5009 wrote:

Awesome, congrats to both of them! You gotta be a tough person to complete the iron man classes. Any idea how many total hours of track time he had?

RCF wrote:

Roughly 22 hours, I don't have an hour meter on the bike. He was riding 3 hours at a time and taking about 10 to 15 minute break between each session.

Whaaat??? That is absolutely insane! That’s about as bad ass as it gets.

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7/22/2019 9:08 AM

agn5009 wrote:

Awesome, congrats to both of them! You gotta be a tough person to complete the iron man classes. Any idea how many total hours of track time he had?

RCF wrote:

Roughly 22 hours, I don't have an hour meter on the bike. He was riding 3 hours at a time and taking about 10 to 15 minute break between each session.

agn5009 wrote:

Whaaat??? That is absolutely insane! That’s about as bad ass as it gets.

Had to work hard for it this year last year he got the lead by lap 4 and had no problem staying there. This year he was back and forth with second and third until 1 in the morning, when you finally got the lead and held it till the end. He actually did more laps last year but I think the course was a little shorter and not as slippery as this year.

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7/22/2019 9:24 AM

RCF wrote:

Roughly 22 hours, I don't have an hour meter on the bike. He was riding 3 hours at a time and taking about 10 to 15 minute break between each session.

agn5009 wrote:

Whaaat??? That is absolutely insane! That’s about as bad ass as it gets.

RCF wrote:

Had to work hard for it this year last year he got the lead by lap 4 and had no problem staying there. This year he was back and forth with second and third until 1 in the morning, when you finally got the lead and held it till the end. He actually did more laps last year but I think the course was a little shorter and not as slippery as this year.

Yeah that 4-5 am downpour definitely didn’t help. The track got pretty rough after that. Some of those sections were so hard packed that once the rain came it was like riding on ice.

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7/22/2019 9:38 AM

agn5009 wrote:

Whaaat??? That is absolutely insane! That’s about as bad ass as it gets.

RCF wrote:

Had to work hard for it this year last year he got the lead by lap 4 and had no problem staying there. This year he was back and forth with second and third until 1 in the morning, when you finally got the lead and held it till the end. He actually did more laps last year but I think the course was a little shorter and not as slippery as this year.

agn5009 wrote:

Yeah that 4-5 am downpour definitely didn’t help. The track got pretty rough after that. Some of those sections were so hard packed that once the rain came it was like riding on ice.

I almost fell on my ass just trying to walk across the track. People kept crashing in that second corner after the finish line because it was so slippery. I was laying on the couch in the trailer looking out the door when it starts to pour felt a little bad for the kid at that point 😆.

he was under pressure to back up his win this year because the local news station did a story on them doing the Race LOL.


dirt bike couple racing 24 hour race

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7/22/2019 9:44 AM

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7/22/2019 10:06 AM

Man, that is so cool. If they ever make it up my way I’d be happy to take them out on my track. It’s about 9 miles of rocky, rough single track.

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7/24/2019 7:58 AM

does anybody know how the Alta team finished. they had the most serious looking generator in the pits to charge those bikes.

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7/26/2019 4:29 AM

RCF wrote:

does anybody know how the Alta team finished. they had the most serious looking generator in the pits to charge those bikes.

I’m not sure how they finished. I saw an Alta out there as I was sitting along the woods with a blown up bike

He was struggling a little.

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7/26/2019 5:32 AM

RCF wrote:

My son over all the Iron Man again this year and his wife Won Iron Woman's class



I follow both these guys on Instagram and they're pretty hardcore and into riding a ton. His wife Sam is a bowed up little rascal too !!

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7/26/2019 1:49 PM

RCF wrote:

does anybody know how the Alta team finished. they had the most serious looking generator in the pits to charge those bikes.

Dunno about the Alta Guys...but the Bristol Core easy up belongs to Ebers...another vitard.
I ran with Empty Pockets Racing in 30+. The team was Mike Kochman, Kevin Coffee, Sean Carr, Russell Landes, and myself. Russell, Mike and I are eligible for 45+ classes, and Kevin and Sean are vet riders. We ended up 15th out of 23 in class, and 52nd overall. This is after I broke a shifter 4 miles in, had to unjam my transmission and set it in 2nd, then got poured on from before the matrix on...limped it in to change riders a lap early. Russell was the only one of us who had done that event before. So not so bad for 4 guys who never raced or rode at night before. Had a blast and were already scheming for next year

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