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« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2007, 12:46:01 PM »

More preliminary reports from Mike, is that the down run looked perfect. The timed mile would be about the 4-5 mile on the SCTA course, down run was great, taking it easy, no slip. The return run Rocky got a little squirly, let off and it straightened out then tried to get back into it and just got out of hand. Mike says the body is completely gone, broke some frame mounts and will need to be taken completley apart and see how bad the frame is.

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« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2007, 12:54:40 PM »

The main thing is that Rocky is OK.  grin The Bike can be fixed or replaced. Mike will do what is right.
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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2007, 12:54:57 PM »

well it looks like i better get some carbon fiber on order....glad rocky is ok... and Mike also, bet he had a heart attack when he heard crash...
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2007, 02:26:25 PM »

I heard that there was a weather front coming in to wendover, SO i checked weatherstreet.com for info and it shows a pretty good front coming over wendover on Wednesday and continuing thru the day.. Lets hope Not...

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2007, 09:57:02 PM »

Nat weather service is showing a cold front arriving late tues, 30% chance of thunderstorms, and a sharp drop of temps to highs of 77 on wed with slow warming later in the week.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/slc/current/meso.nwut.php  <--- click on the wendover symbol and see a tabular list of current/reported conditions at Wendover Airport.

Here is the NWS forecast discussion:

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/forecasts/display_special_product_versions.php?sid=SLC&pil=AFD&version=0

AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION

 
 FXUS65 KSLC 040254
 AFDSLC
 
 AREA FORECAST DISCUSSION
 NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SALT LAKE CITY UT
 854 PM MDT MON SEP 3 2007
 
 .SYNOPSIS...A WARM UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL REMAIN OVER THE AREA
 THROUGH TONIGHT. A PACIFIC STORM SYSTEM WILL IMPACT THE AREA
 TOMORROW AND WEDNESDAY BEFORE A DRIER WESTERLY FLOW DEVELOPS ON
 THURSDAY.
 
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 .DISCUSSION...THUNDERSTORMS DECREASING THIS EVENING BUT SOUTHWEST
 UTAH WILL BE ACTIVE THROUGH THE NIGHT AS STORMS CONTINUE TO INCREASE
 IN SOUTHERN NEVADA AND MOVE TOWARD SOUTHWEST UTAH. ONE MORE DAY OF
 A WARM AND MOIST AIRMASS OVER UTAH BEFORE THE PATTERN CHANGE ON
 WEDNESDAY. STORMS TUESDAY SHOULD BE STRONGER AND WETTER THAN OVER
 THE WEEKEND AS GFS SHOWS A PLUME OF MOISTURE ADVECTING NORTH OVER
 WESTERN UTAH TUESDAY AS SOUTHWEST FLOW INCREASES AHEAD OF THE
 INCOMING TROUGH. 700 TO 400 MB SHEAR APPROACHES 40 KNOTS IN
 EXTREME NORTHWEST UTAH BY LATE AFTERNOON. A SURFACE FRONT SHOULD
 PUSH INTO NORTHERN UTAH TUESDAY EVENING FROM CONVECTION THAT
 FORMS TUESDAY AFTERNOON...BUT THE DEEPER FRONT...EXTENDING TO 500
 MB ARRIVES WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. AT THAT TIME SHEAR WILL BE 50
 KNOTS AND STRONGER THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY WITH THE MAIN TROUGH
 ALOFT. EVENING NAM12 SHOW 700 MB TEMPERATURES DOWN TO ABOUT 3C BY
 THURSDAY MORNING OVER NORTHERN UTAH WHICH WILL BE A SIGNIFICANT
 CHANGE TO THE 15 TO 16C AIRMASS OF THE LAST WEEK. A COOLER AND DRY
 AIRMASS WILL THEN BE OVER UTAH FOR THE NEXT WEEK FOLLOWING THE
 MID-WEEK TROUGH.

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« Reply #20 on: September 04, 2007, 12:06:22 AM »

So today we got in right when they opened, and got ready and had the bike in line at a little after 7:00. At the Bub meet, your physical position in line doesn't matter, you check in with the pre-stage guy and he puts you on a list in order and you go in that order.

We got sent to the 2 mile at about 3:00, and we got on the course a little after 4:00.

By 4:30 we were in impound, claiming the pass. She went 163 this time. The extra ballast helped. Still spinning the tire and getting into the rev limiter.

Unfortunately, there was just no time for a change considering the 5:00 course shutdown.

The return pass didn't happen until almost 6:00 though. She reported lots of wheelspin and only managed 159. So we claimed a new record at 161 and change.

Not at all sure I'm going to pull the nitro bike back out, I still don't think the course is there yet. The motor only has so many passes in it and I'm inclined to save them for hopefully better conditions at WOS or Finals.

Here's some pics of my bride and her bike ...





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« Reply #21 on: September 04, 2007, 12:13:30 AM »

More pictures of bikes ...











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« Reply #22 on: September 04, 2007, 12:16:55 AM »

Congrats on the record Aaron!

I heard today from someone out on the salt something very similar to what you described, getting in line early in the morning and not running until late in the day. Why is that?? I have always heard you could get a lot of runs in a the BUB meet, however it only sounds like one a day this year and with a potential storm coming who knows what is going to happen the rest of the week.

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« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2007, 06:02:19 AM »

Scott, the Bub folks use quite a bit different procedures than USFRA or BNI. They just aren't nearly as efficient. I like the event, I think it's very special to have a bikes only event, but this one aspect could use improvement. Many, many people wait all day and don't get a pass.
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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2007, 07:42:18 AM »

Man-o-man, this can't be for real, can it?  I've never seen so few Hayabusas at a land speed racing event (in modern times).  What is this -- a special event where "If you ain't got pushrods, you ain't got s**t?"
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« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2007, 07:56:29 AM »

Slim, it takes patients to run a Harley... rolleyes 

Aaron, give that girl a fairing so she can go fast!  wink

Nice record, hope to see you there tomorrow
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« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2007, 08:21:26 AM »

"If you ain't got pushrods, you ain't got s**t?"
You said it buddy, not me! wink

Slim, it takes patients to run a Harley... rolleyes 
And once they are released from the hospital and on the not so forgiving bike, it takes patience too! tongue
I take it you're going out to run Bob? If so, best of luck to Stainless & Son!

Aaron, nice reporting and most EXCELLENT(90* & eye level grin) pics, thanks!
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