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#594215 - 01/22/18 11:33 AM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: MarkAMc]
Spermy Administrator Offline
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Registered: 12/05/00
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Loc: Buda, just south of weird
His first post says KX450.

Tbone, just pull up and park and tell whoever is parked next to you it's your first time and they will point you in the right direction.

Yep, people are that friendly at the races.

Oh yeah, don't forget your dots!
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#594217 - 01/22/18 01:55 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: Spermy]
DonS Offline
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Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 202
Loc: Texas
I've only been to a few TORCS but got told this before my first one: Accelerate on the straights, brake for the corners, don't hit the trees. HAHA

As mentioned folks are very helpful. I had no idea how to race but just went and did it. Jackie gave me tons of info and the folks on the starting line were helpful also.

I crashed out of one - crashed and bent rear rotor bad - hobbled back to the pits, and went to the trailer and asked if I needed to let them know I stopped.

Bet they got a good laugh out of that one.

Camelbak always...as mentioned earlier to wash the dirt out my mouth...as it seems I'm always last. Also used it once to wash my goggles off as I ran out of tear offs.

Just go and have fun.

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#594219 - 01/22/18 03:57 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: DonS]
MarkAMc Offline
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Registered: 01/09/18
Posts: 44
those trees come alot quicker than you think! braaaap!!! then lock up rear wheel and pray you can slow down to make the 3' wide opening!!!

don, i didn't finish my first race either. i got too wore out. it was really hot outside and i was overheating.


Edited by MarkAMc (01/22/18 03:58 PM)

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#594221 - 01/22/18 05:46 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: MarkAMc]
DonS Offline
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Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 202
Loc: Texas
Yes they do. Clipped one 2 weeks and went down hard. Shoulder is still sore. HAHA

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#594222 - 01/22/18 05:49 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: DonS]
MarkAMc Offline
Old Boot

Registered: 01/09/18
Posts: 44
i whacked my forearm on a cut cedar branch a few weekends ago. i had elbow pads on, but still got swiped a bit.

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#594226 - 01/23/18 07:52 AM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: MarkAMc]
DonS Offline
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Registered: 06/19/13
Posts: 202
Loc: Texas
Seems like I never get out of the woods completely unscathed. Most of the time it's cactus thorns.

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#594232 - 01/23/18 05:18 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: DonS]
desertdog Offline
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Registered: 01/03/01
Posts: 101
Loc: bastrop tx.
you have no problem finishing on a simgle tank of fuel, as for the hydration pack i always wear one, dont drink much but if something happens out on the course a crash or bike quits etc... youll have water. have fun and remember the golden rules of racing, pin it to win it and when in doubt throttle out..

good luck and welcome to the club
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#594237 - 01/23/18 09:23 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: MarkAMc]
TBone323 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/18
Posts: 9
I'll be on a KX450 racing Open C, #323. Black Shift gear. Stop by and say hi.
I'm just hoping the rain isn't too heavy on Saturday.


Edited by TBone323 (01/23/18 09:24 PM)

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#594238 - 01/23/18 09:25 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: Spermy]
TBone323 Offline
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Registered: 01/19/18
Posts: 9
Sounds like a plan. And what do you mean by Dots?

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#594239 - 01/23/18 10:21 PM Re: Tips for first race. [Re: TBone323]
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Loc: Sugar Land, Tx
Important tip: It's never the first tree that hurts, it's the second one.
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