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Old 06-19-2014, 03:20 PM
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Mule my friend you take pretty good pictures. I wish there were hill-x in wisconsin
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I wish there were mountains in wisconsin


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"Do I need to fill out another release form? Already did one for racing on sunday..."
"You .. uhh ... hmm. I don't know. Fill out another one anyways?"
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Any riding tips for racing?
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Try not to crash

Watch what the fast guys do. They're fast because they're doing things right.
Pay attention when they get on the throttle, where they shift their weight going into corners, and when they brake.

If you've got a helmet camera, it's kinda cool to go through that afterwards and see where you screwed up.

In general, it's better to overshoot the jumps (hurts/breaks less) than come up short and case it.
Intimidating as hell coming up on them if you're not used to being in the air.

Racing shows you real quick where you suck. I did okay on most everything but the big jumps, that's the sort of stuff I just never see in the backcountry and don't have any experience riding.

This was the jump I cased and fuggd up my ankle... and boards... and rails...


Rhythm sections weren't bad; i've ridden trails worse than this at speed. So I kinda had an idea how to handle the sled in that terrain. The smaller jumps I could clean, but the big stuff I need a lot more practice/confidence.
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Great news: I found hill-cross organization that races in MN, MI, and WI woot looks like I may be doing some hill-cross :thimbsup:
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I'm going to make some mountains haha
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I got in contact with the guy who runs the MASTERS Racing Circuit in MI, MN, and WI. With my sled there are 7 classes I can race in, Hillclimb Mod/Stock 600, Hillcross Mod/Stock 600, Hill Drag/Snow Drag Race Stock 600, and Pro Mod King of the Hill. I most likely won't take part in the King of the Hill but I'm going to take part in as many races as possible. He did mention that I should get skid reinforcement plates but I don't know where to find them. Who makes reinforcement plates?
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Check with your dealer. They can get you the OEM units. Some of the mountain mod shops may also make some units as well.
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Well the whole racing adventure has been put on hold due to my truck taking a dump on me :/ but for future references what are some tools I should invest in?

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what do (or don't) you have now?

You're not going to be doing any significant overhauls on the track. Make sure your shti's workin right before you go out there.

Bring what you'll think you'll need. I toss my usual trail/backcountry kit in the truck, along with what I usually stash in the truck when I ride (socket set/impact/breaker bar, extra fluids, mallet, gas can, multimeter, box of small parts/sensors/springs/etc).

The most I've had to do between races is tweak my track tension. Ratcheted on me on hill-x, grabbed wrenches and tightened it up while they were getting everything setup for drags, did a few laps up the warmup area by the drag hill and adjusted it till it quit ratcheting.

Don't overthink it.
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