Looks like the Death race is back this spring for sure. The date is set, April 16th, a saturday. 5 pm pit gates open to the motorized bikes, other racing earlier.
The following day, the GABA spring bike swap is freaking huge! Three city blocks of street sale, everything from cherry vintage to prime deals on used stuff, and lots of nos parts too. http://www.bikegaba.org/index.php?optio ... &catids=55
So who's building a racer? Who's wanting to come? Who's definitely coming unless in Jail?
I defintiely want a trophy, so I'm there for sure!
If we can count on enough guys for a real race, like maybe 6 or more, I can get some inexpensive trophies bought for an electric class for the first 3 finsihers on Ebikes.
So far, we have pretty strong interest from...
Edit. For those not interested in 30+ pages. Here's the results.
Crashed in a heat race, then got a flat tire plus let the magic smoke out of motor in the main event. Bruised body, smashed camera, really bruised ego. Video of the crash on Youtube here.
http://www.youtube.com/user/Dogman5018? ... pGg26gUV-8
Live For Physics
Smoked a motor before even leaving home. Rode last minuite build that had the worst handling in the world except for amberwolfs bike. Smoked another motor in the heat race. Pedaled borrowed 20 mph bike with a watermellon eating grin to finish in the main event.
Had the gassers crapping thier pants pulling 50 mph wheelies in practice laps. Smoked a motor in the heat race. Smoked the last remaining motor in the main event. Still grinned like a chesire cat all night.
Made last minuite changes to the bike that made it the #1 worlds worst handling bike. Crashed in a heat race, badly injuring his ankle. Still trophied, because nobody else brought a recumbent bike this time. Hope he's healing well, gruesome pics in the post race pages.
Got mechanical problems resulting from factory defect in belt drive.
Rode 36v daily commuter to 2nd place finish in ebike class in the main event. Uh oh, another one hooked on racing now I bet.
Couldn't arrive in time to the race for some reason. Rode daily commuter bike with style in one heat. Ran out of battery in nearly the last lap of main event due to short recharge time between the last heat and the main.
Another one that suffered a breakdown. Huge torqe sucked his derailur into the spokes of his rear wheel.
John in CR sounds pretty interested.
Paul D. I was not aware he was coming.
Paul showed up with a RC motor bike with secret battery chemistry capable of 44 mph on the kart track.
Took first place by following the fastest local rider for most of the main event, letting the expert show him the fast line around his local track for 10 laps.
. Then in the last few laps, blew the local riders bike away for the win.
Make no mistake about it, that was an incredible display of rider skill, on the only fast ebike to not go down in flames or otherwise breakdown. Perfect build + perfect ride. Way to go Paul! You own the fastest motorized bike in North America bragging rights for the next year, plus history making first winner of the Death Race on an electric bike
Too funny watching them award the additional prize for the 1st place overall finsih. He won a brand new gasoline 2 stroke motor.
The look on guys faces as they gawked at his bike was priceless. "We got beat by a motor the size of a soup can?" they were thinking. The gasoline motor guys, who are VERY fast, just couldn't belive it!
To make it extra cool, Paul drove to the race in a hybrid car.
That's enough to make it worth buying some trophies for electric class champions to take home.