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7/31/2020 3:27 PM

...went to Fox Raceway today to take a beating in the insane heat, and in between motos I got to watch these guys prepare for the summer...

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Barcia

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Josh Hansen on a 250F

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Brake Bracket

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Ferrandis with his new number

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Broc Tickle

Ferrandis appeared to be the fastest today, followed by Bagget and then Barcia. Hansen was on point with his speed, but in the crazy heat he didn't do super long motos. DV must be pushing Ferrandis hard, im pretty sure he was doing multiple 30+2's at race speed all day.

like I mentioned it was a touch warm, here is the temp at the track on the way out at 2 PM....

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7/31/2020 3:32 PM

Nice! kind of strange Hansen pulled off before finishing his 30 min moto's.......haha, Josh Hansen is doing preparation to race the nationals 😂

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7/31/2020 3:49 PM

Devour by Shinedown, great moto jam!

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

7/31/2020 8:32 PM

Ferrandis is a god damn animal. Big fan. Dude rips and wants it.

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8/1/2020 11:32 AM

Alex.434 wrote:

Ferrandis is a god damn animal. Big fan. Dude rips and wants it.

I sure think Vuillemin has him on the right track, it was stupid hot yesterday and Ferrandis was just flying for long motos like it was nothing, on the other hand I almost puked yesterday just riding motos for an hour in that heat.

I also watched him and Barcia practice starts side by side, and Ferrandis beat Barcia to the corner on every start I watched.

KTM has to be looking at him to replace Marv when the time comes.

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8/1/2020 11:46 AM

Alex.434 wrote:

Ferrandis is a god damn animal. Big fan. Dude rips and wants it.

Brent wrote:

I sure think Vuillemin has him on the right track, it was stupid hot yesterday and Ferrandis was just flying for long motos like it was nothing, on the other hand I almost puked yesterday just riding motos for an hour in that heat.

I also watched him and Barcia practice starts side by side, and Ferrandis beat Barcia to the corner on every start I watched.

KTM has to be looking at him to replace Marv when the time comes.

I really hope he ends up at KTM. I think he’s good enough to be a factor and KTM vs Yamaha is a major distinction

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8/1/2020 1:33 PM

Alex.434 wrote:

Ferrandis is a god damn animal. Big fan. Dude rips and wants it.

Brent wrote:

I sure think Vuillemin has him on the right track, it was stupid hot yesterday and Ferrandis was just flying for long motos like it was nothing, on the other hand I almost puked yesterday just riding motos for an hour in that heat.

I also watched him and Barcia practice starts side by side, and Ferrandis beat Barcia to the corner on every start I watched.

KTM has to be looking at him to replace Marv when the time comes.

charge wrote:

I really hope he ends up at KTM. I think he’s good enough to be a factor and KTM vs Yamaha is a major distinction

Agreed. Don’t know why but I’ve always felt like he’d be a good fit at KTM. They ran three riders in 2017-2018, why not do it again with someone that can actually win. Also, those are some great pictures Brent.

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Don't ever let facts get in the way of a great story

8/1/2020 1:36 PM

Dylan stayin blue.

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8/1/2020 1:39 PM

You guys are insane, I complain when the temp hits 75 up here tongue

In my defense, nobody has A/C and all the homes are extremely insulated. You wouldn't catch me dead on a track in anything approaching 80+

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8/1/2020 1:40 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Dylan stayin blue.

^^^ is what's going around the school yard. Yugge dollars.

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8/1/2020 1:42 PM

zehn wrote:

You guys are insane, I complain when the temp hits 75 up here tongue

In my defense, nobody has A/C and all the homes are extremely insulated. You wouldn't catch me dead on a track in anything approaching 80+

It's been HOT here the last week'ish. 100+ at all the tracks. But it's a dry heat. 😂

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8/1/2020 1:49 PM

mxb2 wrote:

Dylan stayin blue.

avidchimp wrote:

^^^ is what's going around the school yard. Yugge dollars.

Yep, big $$

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8/1/2020 2:06 PM

zehn wrote:

You guys are insane, I complain when the temp hits 75 up here tongue

In my defense, nobody has A/C and all the homes are extremely insulated. You wouldn't catch me dead on a track in anything approaching 80+

avidchimp wrote:

It's been HOT here the last week'ish. 100+ at all the tracks. But it's a dry heat. 😂

It is a dry heat. We were driving around that area in an RV all last week and several places were 105+. It was hot don't get me wrong but then we came home to this soup we have here. Thinking of moving out there but not CA. Maybe Utah!!

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8/1/2020 2:10 PM

gharmon wrote:

It is a dry heat. We were driving around that area in an RV all last week and several places were 105+. It was hot don't get me wrong but then we came home to this soup we have here. Thinking of moving out there but not CA. Maybe Utah!!

CO would be a better choice. I love it there so much, but no way I can do my job there.

Doesn't the humdittitdy keep the skin wrinkle free in the South though? hahaha

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8/1/2020 2:26 PM

zehn wrote:

You guys are insane, I complain when the temp hits 75 up here tongue

In my defense, nobody has A/C and all the homes are extremely insulated. You wouldn't catch me dead on a track in anything approaching 80+

It didn't get below 80 here last night. Love the winters here but the summers suck.

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8/1/2020 2:31 PM

zehn wrote:

You guys are insane, I complain when the temp hits 75 up here tongue

In my defense, nobody has A/C and all the homes are extremely insulated. You wouldn't catch me dead on a track in anything approaching 80+

Lol. I’ll take the heat all day long as long as it’s dry. None of that humidity BS. Are there any tracks up there in AK?

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Don't ever let facts get in the way of a great story

8/1/2020 3:24 PM

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Lol. I’ll take the heat all day long as long as it’s dry. None of that humidity BS. Are there any tracks up there in AK?

Yeah there's a few but our soil is awful, silty, rocky crap. I did see Ben Lamay ride up here before he and his family moved south

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8/1/2020 3:29 PM

zehn wrote:

You guys are insane, I complain when the temp hits 75 up here tongue

In my defense, nobody has A/C and all the homes are extremely insulated. You wouldn't catch me dead on a track in anything approaching 80+

hubbardmx50 wrote:

Lol. I’ll take the heat all day long as long as it’s dry. None of that humidity BS. Are there any tracks up there in AK?

zehn wrote:

Yeah there's a few but our soil is awful, silty, rocky crap. I did see Ben Lamay ride up here before he and his family moved south

I don’t know what your talking about man, besides that shit hole in anchorage most our tracks are good specially since we started tilling a bit.

Rival, Sutton, Fairbanks and kenai are all good.

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8/1/2020 4:05 PM

gharmon wrote:

It is a dry heat. We were driving around that area in an RV all last week and several places were 105+. It was hot don't get me wrong but then we came home to this soup we have here. Thinking of moving out there but not CA. Maybe Utah!!

Utah is full! Nothing to see here, move along! Lol

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8/2/2020 4:15 AM

avidchimp wrote:

It's been HOT here the last week'ish. 100+ at all the tracks. But it's a dry heat. 😂

gharmon wrote:

It is a dry heat. We were driving around that area in an RV all last week and several places were 105+. It was hot don't get me wrong but then we came home to this soup we have here. Thinking of moving out there but not CA. Maybe Utah!!

avidchimp wrote:

CO would be a better choice. I love it there so much, but no way I can do my job there.

Doesn't the humdittitdy keep the skin wrinkle free in the South though? hahaha

Not real sure about that one. Genes probably are the biggest factor but no matter where ya go in life some of us just live harder lives. Humidity can fix that shit!! Lol

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8/2/2020 7:42 AM

is Ferrandis on a 450?

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8/2/2020 9:00 AM

GPrider wrote:

is Ferrandis on a 450?

No, he pulled Barcia on a 250.

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8/2/2020 9:49 AM

GPrider wrote:

is Ferrandis on a 450?

avidchimp wrote:

No, he pulled Barcia on a 250.

Maybe factory Yamaha should just use star 250s

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8/2/2020 10:19 AM

I went to Elsinore yesterday. It was around 110, but like others have said, it was a dry heat. The trick is to drink water all week beforehand.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

8/2/2020 1:59 PM

Factory Yamaha needs to let Star Run the 450 team also. The separation between how good he 2 bikes / teams is insane.

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8/2/2020 2:12 PM

Alford227 wrote:

Factory Yamaha needs to let Star Run the 450 team also. The separation between how good he 2 bikes / teams is insane.

Next year.

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8/2/2020 2:52 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/2/2020 2:56 PM

I don't want to read too much into it, but when Baggett and especially Roczen come by they are low to middle in the RPM of the bike and their suspension is not compressed that much, but when I watch Barcia he is on the rev limiter even coming into a slow corner and his rear suspension is compressed into the middle of the stroke.

He sure appears to use a lot of energy to ride as compared to his peers.

I have nothing to contribute here, as Justin is one of the worlds fastest riders and whatever works for him is great, but I can't help but wonder what would happen if he clicked up another gear and let the torque of the 450 work instead of always banging it off the rev limiter.

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8/2/2020 3:33 PM

Alex.434 wrote:

Ferrandis is a god damn animal. Big fan. Dude rips and wants it.

Not really a fan but no one can deny what you said.

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8/2/2020 3:40 PM

Brent wrote:

I don't want to read too much into it, but when Baggett and especially Roczen come by they are low to middle in the RPM of the bike and their suspension is not compressed that much, but when I watch Barcia he is on the rev limiter even coming into a slow corner and his rear suspension is compressed into the middle of the stroke.

He sure appears to use a lot of energy to ride as compared to his peers.

I have nothing to contribute here, as Justin is one of the worlds fastest riders and whatever works for him is great, but I can't help but wonder what would happen if he clicked up another gear and let the torque of the 450 work instead of always banging it off the rev limiter.

DV tried telling him, Factory Honda, JGR, and Factory Yamaha. That zebra has his stripes

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8/2/2020 7:23 PM

109 dry heat is still pretty hot. My favorite weather is super muggy and 97 and up temp. S. Texas last week was muggy and hot- of course. Cincinnati 3 weeks ago was much hotter and muggy. I went for a run, felt awesome.

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