Virginia city Grand prix

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1/29/2018 7:31 PM

Gonna sign up and race it... talked about it for years, the time has come. Any tricks or tips for terrain, bike set up, tires, etc
Thanks

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1/29/2018 7:42 PM

mwssquad827 wrote:

Gonna sign up and race it... talked about it for years, the time has come. Any tricks or tips for terrain, bike set up, tires, etc
Thanks

Long race, don't give up. Lotta shit can and will happen

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1/29/2018 7:49 PM

Hard-pack/Rocky terrain tires. Hydrate! Try to get around guys in the open sections.

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

1/29/2018 7:52 PM

Slip a hunny in yer riding pants. If you break down in the back you can always hit cathouse.

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1/29/2018 8:06 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/29/2018 8:11 PM

BobbyM wrote:

Slip a hunny in yer riding pants. If you break down in the back you can always hit cathouse.

Hahaha

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1/29/2018 8:09 PM

Also I was thinking 2 classes.. 30 am saturday and bomber class on Sunday.. is this crazy thoughts or doable?? I’m not winning either class but I’m not a turd either..

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1/29/2018 10:42 PM

Have fun and enjoy Virginia city! Very cool place and race! Rip it man GL

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1/30/2018 3:56 AM

Its a sweet race, my buddy races 30+ and bomber class every year. Major fun factor.

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1/30/2018 7:17 AM

ehr400 wrote:

Its a sweet race, my buddy races 30+ and bomber class every year. Major fun factor.

pbly can get away w/mousse tubes as speeds are high on a couple of road sections (6 mile canyon) but overall pretty rocky

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1/30/2018 7:22 AM

I know my buddy runs them along with alot of his buddies.

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1/30/2018 8:36 AM

Last year I ended up blacking out the night before and going to bed at 3:30 AM, waking up at 7 and racing 4.5 hours. Ended up 1 spot off the podium in open expert class and continued to celebrate and blackout again saturday night. So my advice is have fun with the event! The race itself kinda sucks but everyone has to do it, it's the whole weekend atmosphere that makes it a great event.

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1/30/2018 10:53 AM

mwssquad827 wrote:

Gonna sign up and race it... talked about it for years, the time has come. Any tricks or tips for terrain, bike set up, tires, etc
Thanks

Funny to see this thread, i'm in the same boat. Always wanted to do this race and I think this will be the year I do it

Anyone that's raced it before, keep the advice coming! I didn't realize it's a 4 hour GP. And I thought the 2+ Hr DITD Coup de Grace was brutal... blink

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1/30/2018 11:52 AM
Edited Date/Time: 1/30/2018 11:53 AM

Steer clear of the headstones in the cemetery. I clipped one on the 1st lap and had to stop to bang my leg straight again, good times.

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1/30/2018 11:55 AM

ehr400 wrote:

Its a sweet race, my buddy races 30+ and bomber class every year. Major fun factor.

Coyote wrote:

pbly can get away w/mousse tubes as speeds are high on a couple of road sections (6 mile canyon) but overall pretty rocky

Charles, did you race this race? Tried it after losing my leg, funner than almost anything else I've tried.

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1/30/2018 11:56 AM

Don't think about racing... Just do it its a blast.

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1/30/2018 12:39 PM

Bobby how many times have you raced it???

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1/30/2018 4:04 PM

Once

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1/31/2018 12:38 PM

Bump

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1/31/2018 1:19 PM

Kick ass race.... I did it in 2016, it was one of those off years....meaning it was wet, cold and snow on the ground, I raced on Saturday 50+, did all 4 laps, 4+ hours.......and finished! I raced my 99 GasGas EC200...for kicks! Lost my front fender on lap #1....smiles for miles!

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1/31/2018 2:05 PM

Man I couldn't ride worth a shit without front fender. Kudos to you

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1/31/2018 3:03 PM

I saw a few gopro vids on Youtube from that muddy 2016 race. Man that looked like a blast!

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1/31/2018 3:06 PM

BobbyM wrote:

Don't think about racing... Just do it its a blast.

Agree with this.

You are a participant, not a spectator, treat as such.

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1/31/2018 6:08 PM

My advice would be not to try to win on the first lap - lots of carnage. Also there are narrow single tracks worn into rocky sections where everyone will ride single file, if you are good at ridding rocks you can make a lot of passes in those sections. Have fun VC is a blast - the town, not so much the race, it's tough!

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4/20/2018 11:41 AM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2018 11:50 AM

If any of the above dudes are going to vcgp come say hi...
246 in the bomber class
287 in the 30+ AM

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4/20/2018 12:24 PM
Edited Date/Time: 4/20/2018 12:25 PM

Take it easy when you drop down off C street the first time, I watched so many people blow through the first left onto the dirt a few years ago. It was not pretty.

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4/20/2018 3:44 PM

A couple people have told me to take it easy on all the pavement sections... knobbys don’t brake or turn quickly on pavementw00t laughing w00t

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4/30/2018 2:33 PM

Does anybody know who took photos of the event?? I saw a lot of photographers on the course but haven't seen anything yet on where to check them out??

Thanks

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5/1/2018 12:10 PM

Raced for the first time this year (2018) and man what an event. Hardest thing I have ever had to do, finished in 5:03:00 and was definitely a blast! Who else got stuck in the fire on sutro?

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5/2/2018 7:49 PM

ehr400 wrote:

Its a sweet race, my buddy races 30+ and bomber class every year. Major fun factor.

Coyote wrote:

pbly can get away w/mousse tubes as speeds are high on a couple of road sections (6 mile canyon) but overall pretty rocky

BobbyM wrote:

Charles, did you race this race? Tried it after losing my leg, funner than almost anything else I've tried.

won D36 #1 plate in 1984 and got second behind LR that year in it!!

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5/2/2018 8:07 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/2/2018 8:08 PM

Racer112 wrote:

Does anybody know who took photos of the event?? I saw a lot of photographers on the course but haven't seen anything yet on where to check them out??

Thanks

I bought a couple at the race.. I believe it’s moto13photo.. I’ll check when I get home tho.
They stopped us on the road before we headed back up the hill toward sutro..

How did you all do?

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