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  1. RyGuy85

    39 iron men, how many finished?

    Last year I was one of those slow riders. Ironman amateur class. I was passed by the first truck around RM 300. I was passed by almost every truck on the field after that. I was fortunate enough to not have any close calls with any truck racers because of one simple thing: they used their...
  2. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    They had flags up for the countries that all the riders were from. America, Mexico, Australia, Canada etc
  3. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    Hopefully you don't get all dizzy being right side up when you go north of the equator
  4. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    Last year the dry lake bed was flooded they had to reroute us around almost the entire thing. Make your peace with God before leaving the start line, you may see him a few times during the race.
  5. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    Hell Yeah!! Only thing I had made up were steekers.
  6. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    Plus you'll want to stop here for a few anyway. Best popsicles in town.
  7. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    Theres the tracker on my fender. It doesn't "track" like score does. Just time stamps you as you go thru the checkpoints
  8. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    I tell people it was the best worst experience of my life. I'm sure by the time I have grand kids the race will have been 1100 miles long against 800 other racers too ha
  9. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    I hear ya on being stuck. There were a few quad riders I passed during the night that I stopped to see if I could help. I remember one guy up the nasty hill after pit 12 stuck on the side. Said he'd been there since 430. It was now after dark and he was still waiting. Felt bad I couldn't do...
  10. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    Last year bikes started at 545am cagers started at 9 am. Just piss in your riding gear everyone does it, it's the coolest. If you don't piss in your riding gear you ain't cool.
  11. RyGuy85

    On the thread 2015 V2R Encouragement can you please delete my comment #33

    On the thread 2015 V2R Encouragement can you please delete my comment #33
  12. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    I did a lot of mental math. I'm an engineer so I'm weird with numbers. Glance at pit notes for mileage number, figure the distance to the next pit, figure out how long until I reach it if I maintain my current speed. And repeat ha
  13. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    Take my notes with a grain of salt. I was hallucinating a lot and I am an amateur of amateurs in desert racing. Including 2014 V2R the number of desert races I've done is 1.
  14. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    Best Popsicles in town.
  15. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    That's awesome, I remember you guys passing me in that **** show of a rock section at the ending. I'll be back but not racing this year, don't have the money for it. Just tagging along for a friend who's racing Ironman Expert and enjoying the parties. Would love to do it as a team in 2016, just...
  16. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    Thanks David. I'll be at this year's race but just tagging along for a buddy. Maybe next year I'll have the money to race again (as a team, not racing Ironman again promised myself and my wife I wouldn't put her thru that much stress again)
  17. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    So was this your handy work? I didn't even notice someone tagged my bike until days later.
  18. RyGuy85

    2015 V2R Encouragement

    V2R is only 2 months away so I wanted to share my personal story about the race. I finished the 2014 V2R in last place, not just last in class, not just last for bikes, last overall. 24 hours 42 minutes 11 seconds. And I have never been happier. If you prepare, plan, and practice, you can...
  19. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    25 mph in the pits. Penalty 1 minute for each mph over 25. Same with highway crossings but those are in the pit areas. I looked at my GPS a few times just to get a mielage number when stopping for people that were broke down so I could relay the info at the pits. Only once did I actually look...
  20. RyGuy85

    V2R 2015

    TBD. Gotta talk to El Morton about it but hoping to.
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