bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by Thud » Sep 20 2012 11:30am

spokes-schmokes....I shreaded my truck with an Elk coming thrugh Arizona....windsheild,pasanger door post...heavy damadge. never ate so mutch glass in my life. tranny lost a seal comig thrugh nebraska...picked up a death rattle vibration through Iowa...I have never been happier to be home...I still had more fun than anyone at the track.

Huge props to Greenmachine for the e-bike ride to the SantaMonica pier. Had a great time, definatly made the trip memerable. Etard.....you da man, Thanks again for the lodging & help....hope the puffy batteries last another 100 cycles :twisted:
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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by grindz145 » Sep 20 2012 12:51pm

Holy crap Todd, glad you're in one piece! I'm sure you'll never forget that trip :twisted:

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by liveforphysics » Sep 20 2012 4:23pm

Thud wrote:spokes-schmokes....I shreaded my truck with an Elk coming thrugh Arizona....windsheild,pasanger door post...heavy damadge. never ate so mutch glass in my life. tranny lost a seal comig thrugh nebraska...picked up a death rattle vibration through Iowa...I have never been happier to be home...I still had more fun than anyone at the track.

Huge props to Greenmachine for the e-bike ride to the SantaMonica pier. Had a great time, definatly made the trip memerable. Etard.....you da man, Thanks again for the lodging & help....hope the puffy batteries last another 100 cycles :twisted:

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by Thud » Sep 20 2012 5:10pm

I was riding passenger when the cow showed up...I thought we cleared her but she jumped into the side of the truck as we passed & we broker her neck with the windsheild.
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we drove 1000+ miles with the passenger being totaly blind & the wind screen pushed in like a balloon for 10" & rainig glass on who ever was in the that seat.
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& my good camera has bitten the bullet on the trip....the above photos are flip video crap pics...the last is off the wifes I-phone
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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by grindz145 » Sep 20 2012 8:38pm

Holy shit, poor ranger. If you ask me, worth the price of admission. Punk rock.

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by amberwolf » Sep 21 2012 12:27am

Thud wrote:spokes-schmokes....I shreaded my truck with an Elk coming thrugh Arizona....windsheild,pasanger door post...heavy damadge. never ate so mutch glass in my life.
WOW that is a heck of a crunch there....

I told you you should come thru Phoenix, instead, didnt' I? I didn't? Ooops.... :oops: ;)

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by Biff » Sep 21 2012 5:18am

Thanks for the video Farfle, looked like a bunch of fun. Wish I could have been there.

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by grindz145 » Sep 21 2012 9:13am

Hey Todd, how's the 2 speed tranny holding up for you?

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by Thud » Sep 21 2012 11:27am

Tranny's worked flawless....the single 80-85 was no match for 40mph gearing & 107f heat..... :evil:

Etard pulled a massive holeshot on his bike in the 1st heat race & won with the crappyest set of hodgpodge batteries you've ever seen....it was comical looking at packs puffed to twice the recomended size. it was only good for the 1st discharge...it whent ridiculassly weak after the heat race win. & he became a non factor for lack of batteries.
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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by grindz145 » Sep 21 2012 12:16pm

hahah good so we know that tranny >> puffy lipo. That's a good datapoint :mrgreen:

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by etard » Sep 21 2012 2:19pm

Murphy's Law??!! Faggetaboutit!! Thud's Law:

If it can be broken... It will!! :lol: :lol:

Yeah Thud called gave me a call that night, but I couldn't understand him, sounded like he had glass in his mouth!! :mrgreen: :wink: :lol:
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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by nicobie » Sep 22 2012 4:28pm

A couple more pics of last weeks race at Riverside.

One of Luke's front suspension and the other is one of bartimaeus. He won the main on farfles bike.

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by SoSauty » Sep 24 2012 12:57pm

Outstanding races; what impresses me most is the level of building innovation in the months beforehand. 1st, one must have a real 'electrical' background, then one must have a concept, dedicate himself to the concept, and lastly show up and prove their concept against others. Thanks (Jackson/Luke) for the impressive and entertaining Big Power exhibitions as well as breaking ground to get these motors and controllers thru a major test. (Even the tuck position soft seat.)

Way to ride Etard. Oh, and let Debbie, who teased 'bout my goofy fenders, know those are for when I oil cool the motor and thanks again for the hospitality. I wish Chase? hadn't broken an axle right in front of me! Oil cooled 9C vs air cooled9C, wouldn've been a niffy match up.

Todd, I like Elk venison. What happened to the cow? Are some Navajo gonna be gorging this week? Did they tell 'ya, Yah 'teh hey, my brother, (travel in beauty). Nearly rode my mtn bike under a cow on the other side of AZ. They're unbelievably BIG when upclose and personable :shock:

Great fotos GreenMachine, that's probably the only time I'll#114 ever be in front of #98Nashmoto. Thanks.
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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by bairdco » Sep 24 2012 9:18pm

wow, thud! you totally deserve the "racer's choice" trophy. your journey pretty much blows away anything else that happened because of my race.

glad to hear you guys are ok and made it home safe!

p.s. you should post those pics on the motorbicycling.com site!

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Re: bairdco racing at adams, september 15, 2012

Post by Green Machine » Oct 27 2012 3:45pm

For anyone interested here are high resolution images of the Bairdco race here is a link.

Also there are many more photos here than the ones i posted earlier:

https://picasaweb.google.com/1008025907 ... directlink

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