Track Map: Thunder Valley

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6/1/2016 11:31 AM

What are your thoughts on Thunder Valley? I have never been a huge fan of this track, though it does lead to some great racing just not totally spectacular like some of the other venues.

....buy WGAF? its all about the racing! and i expect a barn burner in both classes.

Watch: Animated Track Map: Thunder Valley MX

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6/1/2016 11:44 AM

These track maps are nothing at all like the track. Thunder valley was my home track for many years. The dirt sucks but the elevation makes for one of the toughest races of the year.

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well we ain't the smartest folks in the world...i mean we're fucking dirtbike riders for christ sakes.- BobbyM

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6/1/2016 11:51 AM

Great racing is right. That 2009 250 second moto is some of the best racing I've ever witnessed. I like new the changes. Plus they brought in a ton of new dirt, so it should be better than last year.

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6/1/2016 11:51 AM

With the fuel injection being so good these days, how much difference with altitude do average guys notice? Been by the facility but never lucky enough to ride it.

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6/1/2016 11:58 AM
Edited Date/Time: 6/1/2016 12:00 PM

Stuntman949 wrote:

With the fuel injection being so good these days, how much difference with altitude do average guys notice? Been by the ...more

FI helps the bikes run crisp. But you still lose horsepower at the same rate. 65 hp at sea level will be around 53-4 at 5800 ft.

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well we ain't the smartest folks in the world...i mean we're fucking dirtbike riders for christ sakes.- BobbyM

If you chose not to decide you still have made a chioce.



6/1/2016 12:03 PM

That off camber downhill needs a catchy name. It's taken out 2 (at the time) undefeated championship leaders in recent years.

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6/1/2016 12:09 PM

Cygnus wrote:

FI helps the bikes run crisp. But you still lose horsepower at the same rate. 65 hp at sea level will be around 53-4 at 5800 ...more

Had no idea they were losing that much HP! I know every rider is in the same boat, but that has to mess with your head a little

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6/1/2016 12:40 PM

aFACEdismembered wrote:

That off camber downhill needs a catchy name. It's taken out 2 (at the time) undefeated championship leaders in recent years.

The photobomb? whistling

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6/1/2016 12:56 PM

I will be traveling from Texas. Where is the cool spot to be on Friday night folks ??

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6/1/2016 2:04 PM

Stuntman949 wrote:

With the fuel injection being so good these days, how much difference with altitude do average guys notice? Been by the ...more

Cygnus wrote:

FI helps the bikes run crisp. But you still lose horsepower at the same rate. 65 hp at sea level will be around 53-4 at 5800 ...more

SethCo117 wrote:

Had no idea they were losing that much HP! I know every rider is in the same boat, but that has to mess with your head a ...more

Go up a number or 2 on compression and change the cam duration and get a lot of that back.

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6/1/2016 2:30 PM

SethCo117 wrote:

Had no idea they were losing that much HP! I know every rider is in the same boat, but that has to mess with your head a ...more

It can definitely screw with your head. In 87 a buddy of mine swapped out 2 motors on his KX250 at the national as he and his mechanic thought they were ready to blow up. He ended up putting my spare in the frame only to come back and say this one is ready to go as well. Once he realized that it was the elevation causing the poor performance he proceeded to turn a top 15 performance in both motos on my spare motor. He was limited on time to swap his motors back into the frame prior to his qualifier.

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6/1/2016 4:13 PM

Just got back from a track walk. Amazed at how much different track is without changing the layout. So much added dirt and several new obstacles should make for some different lines to form. Jump faces are steeper than I've ever seen at TV, and that Pro eating downhill off camber is more off camber than ever. Can't wait for amateur race on Fri.
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6/1/2016 4:46 PM

mb60 wrote:

I will be traveling from Texas. Where is the cool spot to be on Friday night folks ??

How about a nice spot up in cripple creek

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6/1/2016 4:46 PM

Looking good! Hopefully the added dirt will help make a rough track this weekend.

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6/1/2016 4:53 PM

mb60 wrote:

I will be traveling from Texas. Where is the cool spot to be on Friday night folks ??

Check the local shops. Some have a cool party and rider autograph signing,
Fay Myers, Colorado power sports..... or you could just hit the local dispensary and chill out.
It's the hotel bar for me.

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6/2/2016 6:13 AM

mb60 wrote:

I will be traveling from Texas. Where is the cool spot to be on Friday night folks ??

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http://ratiobeerworks.com/#/home

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6/2/2016 8:16 AM

Cygnus wrote:

FI helps the bikes run crisp. But you still lose horsepower at the same rate. 65 hp at sea level will be around 53-4 at 5800 ...more

SethCo117 wrote:

Had no idea they were losing that much HP! I know every rider is in the same boat, but that has to mess with your head a ...more

Beast666 wrote:

It can definitely screw with your head. In 87 a buddy of mine swapped out 2 motors on his KX250 at the national as he and his ...more

That's a good story!
Such a mental sport

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6/2/2016 8:27 PM

Don't know if you will get this but.
Sun Enterprises 8877 N Washington 6-7pm Tomac, Grant, and PC team.

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6/2/2016 10:04 PM

In regards to spectating, Thundervalley is one of the best tracks to watch a national. With the track carved up on the side of the hill, allows the spectator to see the racing at almost any point.

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6/2/2016 10:47 PM

That track has great spectating (I went there for the MXDN's), it looks like it would be fun as shit to race on...and yes it has produced some epic battles! What else do you want ocscottie? That track is bitchin!....and Tomac, Dungey AND Roczen have a ton of laps on it!

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