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Old 06-20-2011, 10:55 AM   #1
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I found out on Friday, two days before I was to drive out to Colorado with racing buddies Joe P. and Jody Hudson that, due to a snafu at work, I would not be able to attend this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race. I have been planning for this race for months, since the middle of last year, and registered last November. I've been around this racing stuff for many years, and have suffered disappointments and let downs before, including most recently breaking my heel and blowing up my hand in 2009 and falling out of the points lead in my classes due to injury. Getting caught out by circumstances is the nature of the sport. However, the last time I remember feeling this depressed was 21 years ago when I fell a few days before a Hallett race, broke my leg, and had to get it screwed back together, forcing me to miss a race weekend and causing me to fall out of the points lead in several of my classes. That same feeling came back on Friday.

So I hung out with some racing friends over the weekend at the TTBC, and bench raced. That made me feel better. I rode with my daughter at the TTBC, too, and that made me smile huge. Big party at a friend's house on Lake Conroe on Saturday night made be feel no pain for a while.

The next day I offered my truck, trailer and even my KTM to Joe P. to use as a spare at Pikes. That's what friends do, and I feel better helping out my long-time racing pals.

Ride hard, Joe P.! Bring home another win! And don't forget to text CEII when you do!

Have a blast, Jody H.! Bummer we can't talk guns and other trash on the trip. Sucks, bro.

Go hard, Mark N.! Get into the top 5, bro and reserve my podium for 2012!

Special thanks to Greg (Mekrew) who offered me his KTM for my backup. Maybe you'll do the race with me next year, brother!
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Old 06-20-2011, 07:12 PM   #2
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i feel it...it's pain and ive waited 360 days

i know its a bummer man. thats one of the tough things about this event...you gotta wait another whole year to hit it again.
i was fried for weeks after i crashed out last year.
but i know you will be here next year linz!
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sucks you couldn't go! I know we have been talking about you riding there since last year. If i can actually get some more seat time I would love to go ride that next year with you. One of those once in a lifetime, just to say I did it events for me.

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Pikes Peak is awesome.. used to go watch every year. My dad worked it with the PPSSC as well.

One of those bucket list things to go race there some day...
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I found out on Friday, two days before I was to drive out to Colorado with racing buddies Joe P. and Jody Hudson that, due to a snafu at work, I would not be able to attend this year's Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race. I have been planning for this race for months, since the middle of last year, and registered last November. I've been around this racing stuff for many years, and have suffered disappointments and let downs before, including most recently breaking my heel and blowing up my hand in 2009 and falling out of the points lead in my classes due to injury. Getting caught out by circumstances is the nature of the sport. However, the last time I remember feeling this depressed was 21 years ago when I fell a few days before a Hallett race, broke my leg, and had to get it screwed back together, forcing me to miss a race weekend and causing me to fall out of the points lead in several of my classes. That same feeling came back on Friday.

So I hung out with some racing friends over the weekend at the TTBC, and bench raced. That made me feel better. I rode with my daughter at the TTBC, too, and that made me smile huge. Big party at a friend's house on Lake Conroe on Saturday night made be feel no pain for a while.

The next day I offered my truck, trailer and even my KTM to Joe P. to use as a spare at Pikes. That's what friends do, and I feel better helping out my long-time racing pals.

Ride hard, Joe P.! Bring home another win! And don't forget to text CEII when you do!

Have a blast, Jody H.! Bummer we can't talk guns and other trash on the trip. Sucks, bro.

Go hard, Mark N.! Get into the top 5, bro and reserve my podium for 2012!

Special thanks to Greg (Mekrew) who offered me his KTM for my backup. Maybe you'll do the race with me next year, brother!

Sorry you missed it Linz. That totally sux about work. The weather was incredible and so was the racing. Records were broken left and right up there with the addition of more pavement. Pikes is about to officially become a roadrace. Rumor is... that was the last race with dirt. Next year is supposed to be paved from the bottom to the top. All you dirt trackers out there who always dreamed of doing pikes peak.... im afraid you guys missed your window of opportunity. The mountain is now gonna favor riders with backgrounds in roadracing & supermoto. Jeff Grace a colorado local raced a KTM RC8 and landed a 2nd place finish in the 1200cc class, but was unable to match the time set by PPIHC Rookie Carlin Dunne riding the Ducati Multistrada:

http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/raci...rcycle-record/

the 750 class top qualifier Gary Trachy fell during the race broke his arm and still picked the bike up and finished 2nd to Stuart Sinclair on the Aprilia SXV550. That was absolutely incredible Hats off to Gary for such an inspirational performance.

Our hometown favorite Joe P did an excellent job as well. He qualified 10th due to a minor fall in the loose dirt section, but come race day was ready to give it everything he had to beat class leader Davey Durelle. Unfortunately once the race was underway, the carb on Joe's bike suffered a stuck float and started puking gas all over him & the bike. He soldiered on to finish 2nd in the 450cc class. That's Joe for ya... always giving it 110% and never giving up. He was pretty disappointed, but I had to remind him that he rode an awesome race considering the circumstances and be glad he didn't take the helicopter(life flight) ride that a few other racers had to take. Good job Joe

Id like to give a big congratulations to another Texan who went up there and handed them their . Brianna Corn finished 1st in the Time Attack 4wd class in her Subaru WRX STI. Way to go girl ! I met her the friday before the race and it only took me 15 mins to realize she was a die-hard racer to the core just like us. The story she told us of how she got into racing was very inspirational. Good for you Brianna

After all the weeks events I came to the conclusion that it's time to get back on a bike and enter the 2012 race alongside my friends. Pikes Peak is a race like no other. Once you've done it... YOU'RE ADDICTED ! It's like that hot stripper with the golden . Once you've had it, nothin' else even compares and you will do almost anything to get some more of it. I was ok during the practice sessions, but when race day came and I was standin there helping Joe on the grid to the start. I felt a strong surge of disappointment that i wasn't suited up and gridded next to him just like we were in 2007. The starting line is a picturesque road lined with aspen trees and fans and as you look up towards the sky, the summit of Pikes Peak is staring down at you saying "Come and Get Sum". At that moment I knew I'd be entering again in 2012
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very cool jody! do it again!
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very cool jody! do it again!
Hey Mark I didn't see you after the race.... How'd it go up there for ya ?
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man i was spent..

i got to the bottom and was trashed.
i sat there and ate anything i could get my hands on for awhile, then i just sat there like a zombie thinking about how hard the last year had been waiting to redeem myself from the crash in engineer's corner.
i was 8th in 450 SM with a 12:47. since i q-d 4th, i was wanting better.
it was actually the first time i'd ridden a supermoto bike in competition, so i guess i was ok with my result. lots to learn in the next year.
but it was fun, fun and i already have a list of about 20 things to do next year!
thanks for your advice,jody. it was kinda weird you being there and not throwin down with em...i agree.
i cant wait for 2012 and im glad you'll be there again!
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i got to the bottom and was trashed.
i sat there and ate anything i could get my hands on for awhile, then i just sat there like a zombie thinking about how hard the last year had been waiting to redeem myself from the crash in engineer's corner.
i was 8th in 450 SM with a 12:47. since i q-d 4th, i was wanting better.
it was actually the first time i'd ridden a supermoto bike in competition, so i guess i was ok with my result. lots to learn in the next year.
but it was fun, fun and i already have a list of about 20 things to do next year!
thanks for your advice,jody. it was kinda weird you being there and not throwin down with em...i agree.
i cant wait for 2012 and im glad you'll be there again!
Dont beat yourself up too much bro. You finished and you didn't get hurt. Thats the most important thing Take what you learned from these past 2 yrs and put it to good use for next year. Get that slipper clutch and work on smoothing out your corner entry like we discussed. ride that bike during trackdays and get it dialed in for the pavement. u got my # if there is anything you need help with bro. thanks again to you and rusty for letting Joe & I ride yalls beemers that day. i had a great time tractoring up the mountain on that bad boy
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I met up with Joe the other day and talked shop. Indeed congrats to him for a job well done, especially considering the fall in qualifying and fuel problem on race day. He said he was certain he was down in 5th or 6th with the way the bike was running, and was surprised to learn he was on the box. Yep, that's Joe for you!

He also told me that a couple of the paved sections were scary to him. Scaring him isn't easy, so that says something about the course, and it will be even more of a statement next year. That's one of the reasons I wanted to do this season so badly because I knew the dirt was going away and the race won't be the same next year. It should be faster and more dangerous. That's appealing in its own right, but not in the same way as full-lock sideways power slide on the gravel sections, you know?

And Mark, dude, you did great. You learned more and I'm gonna pick your brain at Hallett for that info. And for a while after that, too. Shoulda used my bike, bro! You'd have been on the podium for sure! Bring that thing of yours to Hallett so I can pound, er, race you.

Good to hear you're thinkin' about doing it again in 2012, Jody! It should be a party. I talked to Phil with PPIHC and he agreed to carry over my entry from this year, so I didn't loose that. Also, last night I was talking to Ryan Andrews and he told me he was in the planning stages of building "something killer" to do Pikes with next year. Man, I can hardly wait!

And hat's off to Craig, too. Geez, from nothing to the box. Typical.

BTW, I was suckered into having the live coverage on most of the day. Man, that was some boring coverage and all the delays just made it worse. That radio station (I forget which one it was now) really needs to get on I<3Radio!

Also, I've monitoring that Aprilia guy who went into the trees. He's still hanging on and has actually made a few small but significant improvements in his condition. That's good news.
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From the Carlin Dunne afterparty pix. I'm quite certain she's had this happen to her before...

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