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Offline Al Goodwin

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Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« on: April 27, 2017, 01:38:09 PM »
I'M IN.....WHOOP WHOOP... 8)

After registration filling quick, and being put on a waiting list, I got the call......

Who else is racing?  Watching?

Those watching need to be my friends, I'll be the fat guy, on the 20 year old KDX220...so, when I fall, just help me up and point me in the correct direction :o.  If you've got a portable oxygen tank that'd be helpful as well. :-\

http://www.dirtrider.com/2017-kenda-tennessee-knockout-schedule-confirmed


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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) 2017.....
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2017, 07:33:57 AM »
That is awesome! Hopefully I can make it up to spectate but still a little far off to be sure!

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) 2017.....
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2017, 08:38:43 AM »
I'm officially stupid. Yep I'm going to torture myself for a day of riding in a rock field. Forms turned in and entry fee paid.

My plan is to get there Friday before dark and camp for the weekend. I have no delusions that I will qualify for Sunday. So I plan to spectate and check out the pros. Bring your hiking shoes. It's crazy terrain.

Brad Spainhour is racing. Also two of my friends that I rode Baja with in January are in the race too. They are driving up from Orlando and have a have few other racers with them. This should be really good time. I hope to camp near them. They will have a big camper/trailer and ez-ups covered in Central Florida Powersports logos. My buddy is one of the owners. I'll have a big red EZ-UP with Aprilia Racing logos and a gray Ram 1500
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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2017, 12:14:08 PM »
OK...got the Shinko 505 "Cheater" mounted up and ready....new brake pads going in tonight. less than 2 weeks away......is it still to early to start training? :o

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2017, 12:25:13 PM »
OK...row 36....THIRTY-SIX !!!!!

That SUX !!!!! >:( >:( >:(

Oh well....Race #1 starts at 9am, 23 mile lap, 2 hour time limit to complete 1 lap.  Top 140 finishers advance to race #2.

Race #2...14 mile lap with special "skill sections" :o...1 hour and 45 minute time limit.

Top 40, I think it is, advance to Sundays races.

Trials bikes are allowed, but can not advance to Sunday races.  Trials tires are allowed, but can not advance to Sunday races.

I'll be the 52 year old fat guy on the 20 year old KDX.....

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 05:24:25 PM »
It's looking WET :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #7 on: August 11, 2017, 08:06:38 PM »
GOOD LUCK ALLEN!

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2017, 02:16:43 AM »
GOOD LUCK Al. Have fun & be safe out there.

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2017, 07:15:43 AM »
Good luck Al.  Knock em out.  ;D

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #11 on: August 17, 2017, 11:04:48 AM »
D.....N....F...DANG I. 

the bike was NO the problem.   ???

Me, not being able to breath :o, barely stand up :-\, and, really couldn't even talk very well :(, was the issue.  I failed to take conditioning as seriously as I should have.

I'll do better next year. 8)

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2017, 11:36:10 AM »
Been wondering how you did over there.  It's a brutal course...don't beat yourself up too bad.

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #13 on: August 18, 2017, 11:46:45 AM »
Been wondering how you did over there.  It's a brutal course...don't beat yourself up too bad.

took me 50 minutes to go the first 3 miles....... :-\ :-\ :-\

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Re: Tennessee Knockout (TKO) -- August 12-13
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2017, 09:31:33 PM »
I've been beating myself up pretty badly about not finishing this race......

Then I read that 161 other riders didn't finish either...162 ......To those that haven't been to this race, or watched any videos....that should give you more of an idea of the brutality of the terrain.