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    2017 BITD Vegas 2 Reno


    Well my fellow Tdub'ers, I tried.

    I made 274 miles before my regulator fried.
    Work my way up to third from starting almost last in my class; and beatting my crew to the first pit by 15 mins.
    And was still gaining on second 😃

    It was brutal and I beat the absolute hell out of Petunia but she was relentless and never stopped driving forward.
    I was considering still going on but decided without a headlight; plus I ripped off my taillight somewhere it was going to be to dangerous.
    Even when I was pinned pulling 60+ the class ones and trick trucks were blowing by at 125mph in the silt !!!

    Super Fun !!! Y'all should give it a go.

    Oh yeah, some dude decided to tell me in the last pit how racing my bike wasn't very "responsible", his team showed up an hour behind me on a XR650R.


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    Hope you have more pictures and/or video. I use to follow the Barstow to Vegas rides so I bet this one is tougher and longer.

    At least you tried.
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    Way to go Sathump. That is impressive. Too bad about the regulator failure. It sounds like you embarrassed some of the others, especially the guy with the Xr650R team. I bet you make it next time.

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    Good Job bro, we're proud of you!!
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    That is a mighty impressive accomplishment.
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    Congrats on your efforts!

    How many miles on the regulator?

    Coils burnt or wires open?
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    Cool you tried it. I agree that more pics or vids would be great, but maybe your busy fixing your bike.

    And nice front tire.
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    You need to run this Fat Tire on your next race!
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    Sounds brutal - well done for letting her rip - (gotta be done) .......
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    I'm positive there are some guys out there with GoPro footage of me passing them.
    Really doubt they're gonna be posting it up though 😂
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