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#594968 - 04/05/18 02:25 PM Only at Concho
RenegadeDude Offline
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So as we approach what is always one of the best races of the year I always think of this race report from Troy Green about the his experience at the 2012 race.
You people on Row 1 ( Oliver ) need to watch out.
I hope you don't have a chitty day.
You will understand after reading! smile
Read Troy's race report below and enjoy.



I have been riding on row one at almost every race for the last 4 years, people always ask me why! There are many reasons that make sense, at least to me but that is not what this post is about.

OK, so for anyone that doesn't know the Concho Enduro is located on the same property as an exotic game ranch, with many varieties of critters large, small, and interesting.

I was told at the starting line to watch out and be careful because most of the wild life doesn't really care if I am racing and may or may not move out of the way. I assured this person I have done this all before and not to worry.

During the first 2 test section I got to see more deer, antelope, cows, cows with long horns, and rabbits then I could count. All's well and there was only once or twice where I had slow or take evasive action to continue on down the trail.

So now we get to Test # 3, I take off and lead the way in to the wild west TX landscape.
A few miles into the test I had shaken off the two stroke murderer and was left alone to ride my own pace, just me the trail and the animals.....
I come over a small rise and proceed to drop down into a shallow, wide, canyon, with a nice dirt floor and room to get on the pipe. Only problem was as I entered the canyon a very large buffalo jumped up from his morning nap, and decided the best path of escape was to run down the same trail that I was following.
So my initial surprise soon leads to frustration, as this big old burly beast is running about what I would call a squirrely "B Riders" pace, as I was mid to top of 2nd gear and wanting to air out 3rd, as the buffalo juked and swerved too sporadically for me to risk a pass.
When I encounter another rider on the trail and they do not yield in what I think is the appropriate amount of time I start to whoop and holler to let them know I there and try to convince them I want by.
Well now I have a large western plains animal in my way and feel a little like a cow boy, so with a slightly modified vocabulary and intensity I start to whoop and holler at the speeding, bobbing, weaving buffalo.
We had been traveling nose to tail for more than 50 yards and I felt inclined to go faster than Mr. Buffalo.
After a few moments of me yelling and making a racket something happened......
Apparently between me chasing him with a ringy dingy screaming 2 stroke and hollering like a rabid cowboy I must have scared the crap out of him, and when I mean I scared the crap out of him, this would be LITERALLY crap was scared out of him!
With some disbelief, some amazement, and even a good dose of humor on my part, this giant buffalo had started to poop while running full speed down the trail directly in front of me.
The next thing that struck me was.....POOP..... yes it seems when a buffalo is running full speed and pooping some of the poop will surely be kicked up by his rear hooves and thrown into the air.

In closing, if I had to describe test #3 at the Concho enduro I would say I had a sh$tty time, because that darn buffalo cost me at least 5 seconds! smile

Troy
Row One Riders...... "it's 8:01 somewhere"
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#594973 - 04/06/18 02:41 AM Re: Only at Concho [Re: RenegadeDude]
Jorge C. Offline
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Registered: 07/29/15
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This is what I called "getting roosted"

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#594978 - 04/06/18 02:08 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: Jorge C.]
EnderTheX Offline
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Registered: 10/16/15
Posts: 83
Don't worry, I'm well aware of row 1 issues! Last time on row 1 I had to come to complete stop for a herd of Wildebeest stampeding across the trail. If I would have been 10 seconds early I would have been in trouble for sure. Luckily I am not as impatient as all the A riders so I enjoy watching the cool animals smile

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#594980 - 04/06/18 02:45 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: EnderTheX]
RenegadeDude Offline
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Loc: Lubbock,Tx
Originally Posted By: EnderTheX
Luckily I am not as impatient as all the A riders so I enjoy watching the cool animals smile


Or some of the "B" riders. Isn't that right 7C!
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#594983 - 04/06/18 10:30 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: RenegadeDude]
ripitt ripitt Offline
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Registered: 01/01/18
Posts: 6
Rode row 13 one year and had some sort of lengthy deer like beast cross the trail just ahead of my front tire at an insane speed,like to scare the crap outta me. Also an encounter with what I believe to of been a herd of watter buffalo. Awesome place!

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#594984 - 04/06/18 11:29 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: ripitt ripitt]
ktmlance Offline
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Registered: 08/18/04
Posts: 977
Loc: Watauga, TX
Late row is the hot ticket at Concho, let row 1 knock all the rocks and buffalo crap out of the way.

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#595006 - 04/09/18 10:24 AM Re: Only at Concho [Re: ktmlance]
Older & Slower Offline
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Registered: 10/29/10
Posts: 89
Loc: Clovis, New Mexico
I was standing in line to turn in my score card one year when I noticed the rider in front of me. His jersey was torn and he was bloodied up. He turned around and said "did you see that deer jump on me?" I thought he must of hit his head when he crashed. He told me that I passed him just about the time the deer jumped him. The guy standing behind us said "I saw that!! That deer jumped right on you!" Now I'm thinking that they both must have hit their heads!!!!
I found out that we were in the creek bed in the last test. I remember passing 2 guys in the bottom of the creek. They thought the deer was spooked and tried to jump across the creek bed but landed on the rider. I guess it was a wild ride for sure!!

"Hell yes I can ride. I was riding when I got bucked off!!"
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#595008 - 04/09/18 04:24 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: Older & Slower]
RenegadeDude Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 1364
Loc: Lubbock,Tx
Scorecard.
What's a scorecard?
You must be OLD! smile
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Richard T. Manning
The "T" stands for Terrific
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#595010 - 04/09/18 06:02 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: RenegadeDude]
Irishcoffee Offline
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Registered: 08/17/02
Posts: 2902
Loc: TEXAS
Hey!

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#595028 - 04/10/18 04:13 PM Re: Only at Concho [Re: Irishcoffee]
RenegadeDude Offline
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Registered: 11/28/06
Posts: 1364
Loc: Lubbock,Tx
Originally Posted By: Irishcoffee
Hey!


Said the "couch racer", or so we've heard.
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