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Offline Burns363R

GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« on: August 19, 2018, 11:10:53 PM »
RACE REPORT!
Yesterday was the GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge. This is the 5th year I have competed in the Challenge. In the prior 4 years my team mate Bubba Hicks and I have podiumed every single time, even managed to win one in the A class. Things changed this year with Bubba still on the mend from a bad crash. So needless to say it left me trying to figure out what I wanted to do. About 2 weeks ago I decided it was time to try out the Iron Man class, 1 man/1 machine/ 10 hours of racing.

I started the race out very slow trying to set a sustainable pace that I could carry to the end of the day. I think I was around 9th place on the first lap out of the 16 riders in the Iron Man class. Around the 3 hour mark I had worked up to 4th place but ran into an issue with my handle bars. I had to go back to the pits to get them fixed and lost the lap I was on and had to restart it basically. From there I was able to put my head down and make my slow charge forward. I tried to keep a solid pace all race that left me with enough energy to make a battle for 1st place at the end of the night. Around the 7-8 hour mark I had found myself in 2nd place and working on the lead that 1st place had built up, He was around 15 min ahead at that point. I managed to keep working his lead down until with about 1 hour to go, I passed through the checkpoint and it showed me in first place. I was so surprised to see that #1 by my name, I felt re energized and ready to push to the end. That momentum carried me to the end of the night and put me on the top spot of the podium.


TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline Burns363R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2018, 11:11:19 PM »
BTW I never got off the bike.  All pit stops where gas and go
TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline hickwheeler

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2018, 11:34:37 PM »
Nice job Kyle and congratulations
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Offline Michael88R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2018, 12:28:33 AM »
Wow. Impressive. Congrats!

Online Tbone07

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2018, 09:25:53 AM »
That is seriously impressive Kyle. Any actions shots from the race?
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Online 2Nubs

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2018, 09:50:27 AM »
Sounds horrible and awesome at the same time haha. Good work

Online jcs003

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #6 on: August 20, 2018, 11:52:38 AM »
That is extremely impressive.  you have one hell of a work ethic; not to mention riding ability.

John

Online havinnoj

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2018, 12:37:56 PM »
That is seriously impressive Kyle. Any actions shots from the race?

^^ this.  Congrats Kyle, that's awesome to hear! 

Offline Burns363R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #8 on: August 20, 2018, 03:16:27 PM »
I should have Go Pro video.  I will post some pics to.
TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline Burns363R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2018, 03:43:15 PM »



TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline Burns363R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2018, 03:44:21 PM »

TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Offline atvmxr

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #11 on: August 21, 2018, 09:46:17 AM »
oh, you were on a 4 poke?  WTH?  still very impressive, but
Bunch of race quads that run on premix

Offline Burns363R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #12 on: August 21, 2018, 11:07:46 AM »
Ya if i do it again next year.  I will do it on the 250r.  But I will be taming my 370 down a lot haha.  i dont think i could hang on to it for 10 hours the way it is now.
TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition

Online Tbone07

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #13 on: August 21, 2018, 10:48:52 PM »
Ya if i do it again next year.  I will do it on the 250r.  But I will be taming my 370 down a lot haha.  i dont think i could hang on to it for 10 hours the way it is now.

Do you run a flywheel weight with your CR ignition. Maybe that will help tame it a bit.
LED Performance 350 Sphynx - XC Machine
Laeger's-Roll-GThunder-HLS-PEP-HiPer-GBC

RIP Laz

Offline Burns363R

Re: GBC 10 Hour Heartland Challenge
« Reply #14 on: August 21, 2018, 11:07:06 PM »
I do.  Its just to much HP for that much racing. 2 hour race, no issues, its a beast.  But arm/hand fatigue is a real issue when you ride for 10 hours and nearly 200 miles without ever getting off the machine.   Im already talking to Arlan about a dome that will just take the motor down to do a Iron Man next year.  Im not sure thats what Im doing yet. But if I do Iron Man again, it will be on my 250R.
TRX 363R 02- Laeger Narrow Frame/CR500 Link, Motowoz Suspension, Roll Design +4 LT Arms,RPM Dominator +4 axle, LED 363 MX, LED 350G Pipe, 38 A/S CR Ignition

TRX 363R 86- Stock frame(gusseted),KOQ-No Link Swinger, JD MGC LT Arms) Motowoz Shocks, LED 370/350D pipe, 38 A/S Carb, CR Ignition