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« Reply #75 on: August 30, 2014, 01:56:36 PM »

@stwheeler -- did not know if you had heard from Sam, but did the streamliner get any test runs on the course at BMST? (I know Sam has mentioned before he typically needs near perfect weather / course conditions to run it)
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« Reply #76 on: September 01, 2014, 12:26:38 PM »

Spent 9 hrs. cleaning the truck, trailer, bike, & pit paraphernalia yesterday, still need to empty & clean the tool box after break down in impound.  grin
My neighbors pressure washer got a good workout doing the undercarriage.   huh

Our first time on the salt with a fairing this year was a good learning experience, specially when the gas cap came off the tank at 155 mph.    shocked     
We did keep bumping our speeds up & ended the event with a down run of 185.572 & a return run of 189.336 - giving the Gray Ghost II a record two way average of 187.454 in the APS-PF 1650 class.
So the 2014 Slush Fest had less then desirable conditions, but was still fun seeing all our salty friends again.  Time to start thinking about next year   cheers
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« Reply #77 on: September 01, 2014, 03:29:02 PM »

Jimbo........It was good to meet you and congrats on your success.  I had only poor and bad luck............only 3 runs on a new bike that still needs to be sorted. Two years of good experiences did not teach me to prepare for so much interruption and loss of time. I thought I would use the 'test' track as in the past to get a few plug-chops and set the carbs...............then the wet salt got into my ignition sad  I left for home on Wednesday .......determined to get things ready for next year.

Basic info............the short course was 5 miles and had good traction. The long course was only 6 miles and had iffy traction and several soft spots on the right half. We lost a lot of time waiting in line for gas huh Most of a day was lost to high winds and all of Wednesday was lost to wet conditions.

Crossing Lake Bonneville was a new access feature............but if it does not rain it should all be dry for WOS.  The wind moves the water a bit so the pits flooded ..................rolling-pits were best.  It rained during our trip back to Wisconsin.........so most of the salt disappeared from the van and trailer.
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« Reply #78 on: September 01, 2014, 04:31:36 PM »

@stwheeler -- did not know if you had heard from Sam, but did the streamliner get any test runs on the course at BMST? (I know Sam has mentioned before he typically needs near perfect weather / course conditions to run it)

I haven't heard from him, but I don't think that the weather or salt was to his liking. I sent him and email but don't know if he saw it yet,

Thanks for asking.
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« Reply #79 on: September 02, 2014, 03:21:37 PM »

@stwheeler -- did not know if you had heard from Sam, but did the streamliner get any test runs on the course at BMST? (I know Sam has mentioned before he typically needs near perfect weather / course conditions to run it)


I just got word that no,  he did not run due to the bad salt conditions,
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« Reply #80 on: September 03, 2014, 01:29:30 PM »

Was there ever posted daily runs / speeds by entrants for this event?  Nothing on their website posted that I can find.


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« Reply #81 on: September 03, 2014, 08:52:23 PM »

Well - - - all said & done with the meet for me in particular this year - We can deal with Mother Nature - - -  grin   Be prepared to get your job done day one.  smiley

 But, Don't know about most of yaz,  I missed Denis walkin around, with the inevitable comment on whatever, usually with a punch line that left you with a smile or down right laugh.   cheers

We'll be lookin for you next year Denis -
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M/PP 1350 AMA/BUB - M/CPG 1350 - M/CPF 1350 - LTA
M/PG 1650 - M/PF 1650 - AMA/BUB
A/PG 1650 - A/PF 1650 -  ECTA - LTA
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« Reply #82 on: September 04, 2014, 12:11:53 AM »

The hard meets like this with adverse conditions are not conducive to fast speeds for a lot of us.  They are the best for learning stuff.  The lessons from this meet put me in a much better position to go fast at the next one.
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« Reply #83 on: September 07, 2014, 12:01:41 AM »

I have been looking around for photos from the event but cant seem to find anything! Anyone know of some collections of pics that have been posted?
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