Lost Sierra 2018

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Solaire   1 mW

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Lost Sierra 2018

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by devo1223 » Jun 12 2018 2:51pm

open throttle and pas races same as last year? What day and time for races?
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3rd Annual Lost Sierra Ebike Festival and Race

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by xcnick » Jul 10 2018 5:01am

Where do we talk about the weekend? Devo I guess is Derek. We represented North Shore at 100%, where was everybody else? Man that was fun.
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by devo1223 » Jul 10 2018 9:30pm

Yeah what a blast. Nick your HD's continue to impress me. Post your pics here. I'll write more soon
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by xcnick » Jul 11 2018 8:58am

I have a couple of pics of people. If it is not OK to post people pics I will take them down.

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The HDs don't seem to fail under load. However they do for no reason I can find. I will be doing a new core this week to see if it fixes one in the grave yard. I love the announcer "and out of nowhere with his commuter bike...". Of course my "commuter" dog walking bike has a Fox 36, Maxis 2.8 downhill tires, Ludi swinging a 48t, Ex1 drivetrain...

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by xcnick » Jul 12 2018 10:13am

This social media thing is painfully slow. I expected by now to have the participants all in one thread along with some trolls to spice things up. This was a great festival and I will go to any party they throw, but race?

I googled how to get participants in a thread and it said to attack everyone. I question the race because I have historically looked to race results as some empirical data that even marketing can't mess with. However we had such a small sample I laugh at my attempts to study the results last year when I didn't go.

Racing is important. As someone who is just poking his head into your playground I am astonished things have gone so far with out it. So as an old guy who has crashed a lot of toys I am going to tell you how this goes.

Five days after a race, Devo and I should be trash talking about what was unfair. I whine that the course was set to his bike. His back yard is fire roads, mine single track. Then we start a series of our own with one weekend in his yard, and one in mine. The winner stands up on youtube and says: "I want to thank my manufacture who made the riding easy."

And then the game is afoot. I learned from Bernie Ecclestone even a dumb a$$ like me can manipulate smart engineers and talent riders to progress a sport.

So here is my course for the engineers to work their slide rules and riders to practice: We go up the downhill to the flume. Time penalty for putting a foot down. Points for scaring the young whipper snappers coming down. Across the flume to Tunnel Road. You can scare small children, but if they fall off the trail, that is a time penalty. Tunnel Road to the top can be your fire road to catch up. Do we roost the guys in Lycra for points? Then the wrong way up the Rim Trail. No feet down at the staircase. When we get to the ski area we will have some thousand yards of portage where you can carry that hub motor. Then freeride all the way back to my house, pick what ever run you think is fastest. Oh, and if you can do the whole thing without yelling at your trail dog, that's an automatic win.

What is the best bike? Which rider do I employ?

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by Solaire » Jul 17 2018 12:42pm

Heres the typhoon after 1.5 laps on bare metal.
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by Solaire » Jul 17 2018 12:51pm

Hpc tent.
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by spinningmagnets » Jul 17 2018 5:20pm

Racing? The $h!t-talk stops, when the white flag drops...

Put up, or shut up...

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by xcnick » Jul 17 2018 6:00pm

As if my bike needs more bling.

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by Solaire » Jul 17 2018 9:06pm

Drag Race Winner?
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by Solaire » Jul 17 2018 9:13pm

a couple more
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by Solaire » Jul 17 2018 9:15pm

better shot of the Typhoon, it looks like a fun bike, i was hoping for a test ride, but nope.
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by devo1223 » Jul 18 2018 1:56pm

Yeah that's my vector lite, I won the drag race against the cyclones. I really wanted to race the HPC Revolution but I think they had it tuned down to 3kw anyway. Thanks for taking pics my lens was broke so didn't get any decent shots. I had such a good time at this event, so many dnf's it really was a test of machine this time around. I heard a rumor there might be another race in Sept in Sacramento, does anyone have any details?
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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by xcnick » Jul 18 2018 2:24pm

Wanna race? The secret trail between our neighborhoods. First one to each others house gets... Only I know where it is :lol:

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by fechter » Jul 18 2018 2:34pm

Try to give everybody a little more advance notice next time. I would have liked to attend. There aren't many events for ES style ebikes (yet).

I think anybody in Lycra needs to be in their own class (or just banned outright).
"One test is worth a thousand opinions"

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Re: Lost Sierra 2018

Post by devo1223 » Jul 18 2018 3:50pm

Yeah Fechter it would have been nice to meet you. They said it will be the same weekend next year. Come to Tahoe for interbike and I'll organize a race on local trails. Some of the same guys will be here then.
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