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2011 NORRA Mexican 1000 – We Are Here!
Here we go with the first post from the 2011 Mexican 1000 vintage race. We arrived last night and got a chance to look around and unloaded. Most of the other racers did not start to arrive until this morning.
I had just a couple of last minute things to attend to on the race bike, 1991 KTM 250exc. We broke one of the used throttle cables during testing and fortunately Ron Bishop had a new one in stock. I got that mounted this morning and I think everything else on the bike is ready to go.
I have high hopes for the bike. We did the last testing on Sunday and everything is looking really good. I put David Kamo on the bike and he came away pretty amazed. He says it feels just like his dads 2009 300xc-w. I asked if he had any input on set up and he said no, it was all really good just as it sits. The Fastway steering stabilizer and Trail Trick suspension work make the bike super stable at speed.
With the big Fastway pegs and Flexx bars the bike feels so contemporary that it is easy to forget that it is twenty years old. So I have high hopes for the race. I guess I will find out in the morning. The bikes will get underway at about 9:30 am after the fastest trucks leave the line. I will be the first bike out.
The organizers have decided to do a ceremonial start with Larry Rosseler leading off on a new Husky 449. Then I will be the first race bike off right behind him. No, I d
I made a quick pass through the pits as people were arriving and got a few pictures of the interesting collection of bike and four wheel race vehicles.