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Morgan

Trad climber
East Coast
Nov 22, 2012 - 02:29pm PT
This is impressive:

http://vimeo.com/46856767
Damn this looks high

Trad climber
Temecula, CA
Nov 24, 2012 - 02:26pm PT
http://vimeo.com/46856767

That's NOT me at 3:48--but I wish it was.
tradmanclimbs

Ice climber
Pomfert VT
Nov 24, 2012 - 03:20pm PT
WOW! that Isle of man TT video is liveing proof that nascar is for pussys! many of the moto GP races were like that back in the 60's 70's and 80's. I think Isle of man was part of the moto GP circuit back then?
zBrown

Ice climber
chingadero de chula vista
Nov 29, 2012 - 02:37pm PT
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:08pm PT
Isle of Man TT
oh Yeah!
The epitome of real road racing.
"only" 6 laps of a 38 mile race on public roads. About 230 miles.
Except for WWII, it's been run since 1907. 10 laps of a 15 mile course. A LONG way to race a motorcycle in 1907.

Over mountains, through villages, speeds from first gear to 200 mph. Lap record is about 131 MPH! 200 curves in one lap.
John McGuinness, the Superbike winner had 128 mph average over the entire race this year.

Actually there are several classes including an all electric class (which has a lap record of 104 mph!)
Different classes race difference distances. 1 lap for the electrics, 3 laps for sidecars and 600cc bikes. 6 laps for superbike and supersport bikes.

On my bucket list for sure. And if I get there before I'm decrepit, riding the course on public day after the races is also on my list.
PAUL SOUZA

Trad climber
Central Valley, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 03:13pm PT
I had a 2003 Yamaha R6 for awhile. I did 7 trackdays and then sold it to buy a house. Good thing I didn't buy a house, because a year later I got laid off. I miss my bike everyday. :(

Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Trackday at Reno-Fernley Raceway
Credit: PAUL SOUZA
The Chief

climber
Climber from the Land Mongols under the Whites
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:38pm PT
Acquiring the HD VR1000 is becoming a pretty far fetched reality.

So this may just have to do. The Storz Performance XR1200 series builds are super badass and run 14k out the door. Nice lines and precise workmanship.

Dapper Dan

Trad climber
Menlo Park
Nov 29, 2012 - 04:41pm PT
A mexican drinking under Mexican Hat .
A mexican drinking under Mexican Hat .
Credit: Dapper Dan

Drinking beer under Mexican Hat on a nice solo ride around the south west .
Damn this looks high

Trad climber
Temecula, CA
Nov 29, 2012 - 07:38pm PT
As far as I know the IOMTT has never been part of the world championship circuit. Moto GP racer tracks have good run offs in the corners and sandtraps, etc. The stone fences, houses, bridge jumps and trees--well, that's the Isle of Man. BTW, John McGuiness holds the record at 131 mph set in 2009. That includes 6 laps AND 2 fuel stops!

Now, for Moto GP enthusiasts, check out this truly amazing 3 laps: http://vimeo.com/32756097
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 29, 2012 - 08:11pm PT
Damn this looks high: That was a GREAT clip. Valentino Rossi is amazing, I love that Moto GP stuff!
guido

Trad climber
Santa Cruz/New Zealand/South Pacific
Nov 29, 2012 - 09:45pm PT
Credit: guido
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 29, 2012 - 10:04pm PT
Credit: pud
Credit: pud
Credit: pud
Credit: pud
Credit: pud




"Racing is life. Anything before or after is just waiting."
-Steve McQueen
T2

climber
Cardiff by the sea
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:43am PT
Good stuff pud! When did you go from riding a Kawi to Yamaha with your track bikes and did you switch for any paticular reason? Do you still do track days or races on a regular basis?
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Nov 30, 2012 - 11:56am PT
Credit: Reilly
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
Nov 30, 2012 - 12:24pm PT
When did you go from riding a Kawi to Yamaha with your track bikes and did you switch for any paticular reason? Do you still do track days or races on a regular basis?

I raced 2009-2010 seasons @ Willow Springs.
I Raced the R1 in the Superbike class, the Kawi 250 in the Ninja Cup and the Honda 650 Motard when we raced the small track (Streets of Willow).
Ending one race and jumping from a 33 HP 250 onto a 160 HP bike for the next was always a blast.
I crashed the Honda hard the second to last month of the 2010 season (highside) and was barely able to race the finals in 11/10.
I did, and finished the season winning two titles and 2nd on the Honda.

I sold all my race bikes and gear and continue to ride street and only race off-road now.

I miss it but, it was time to move on.
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:17am PT
T2, nice Trail Tech unit there. I had one of the original versions, years ago, but had problems with the magnet in the front rotor. The unit didnít always give a proper reading and sometimes the speed reading was doubled. How does that unit sense engine RPM and temp? Is the unit fairly accurate overall?


Today:



dee ee

Mountain climber
citizen of planet Earth
Dec 4, 2012 - 12:06pm PT
Minerals, where you at?
ericdehaven

Sport climber
los angeles
Dec 4, 2012 - 01:30pm PT
Ahh the motorcycle thread.
So I guess I will jump in. dont post much here of late but I cant resist this one. I know a few know us here (PUD) and if your racing fans.
My 18yr old son #56 Austin DeHaven is a AMA Pro Daytona Sportbike racer and rode for the Kneedraggers.com Triple Crown Industries AMA team this past season where he had quite a few top 10 finishes. In 2010 he won the AMA Supersport National championship and then moved to Europe to race in WSBK for a season before he returned home for this year. He has been racing bikes since he was 8yrs old.
So we have owned quite a stable of bikes over the years, now just a few dirt bikes and supermoto bikes as all the race bikes are provided by his team.
here are a few pics, anyway. enjoy
Eric
#56 &#40;my son Austin&#41; seen here at NOLA motorsports park for the...
#56 (my son Austin) seen here at NOLA motorsports park for the AMA Final
Credit: ericdehaven
My son here on the pre grid at Infineon 2012
My son here on the pre grid at Infineon 2012
Credit: ericdehaven
From Infineon in 2010
From Infineon in 2010
Credit: ericdehaven
#1 plate
#1 plate
Credit: ericdehaven
2008 Red Bull
2008 Red Bull
Credit: ericdehaven
Credit: ericdehaven
Minerals

Social climber
The Deli
Dec 4, 2012 - 02:17pm PT
DE, same general area as these photos in this thread:

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1355987&msg=1356980#msg1356980

Out east of Reno.

http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=1355987&msg=1358014#msg1358014

Come on up sometime!
ms55401

Trad climber
minneapolis, mn
Dec 4, 2012 - 04:48pm PT
can anyone recommend a decent touring/"enduro" bike for road trips in the mountains? I want something reasonably comfortable for riding 3 hrs at a time, but that won't get me overly anxious when I go over fire trails and Buttermilk Road.

I was thinking bmw F 650 might do the trick
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