Team Cruzbike RAAM 2017

Discussion in 'Cruzbikes at Speed (Racing: Events & Reports)' started by LarryOz, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. jond

    jond Zen MBB Master

    Back of woop woop. Slim is a south Australian.

    We love roadrunner. Australia is more warner bros than Disney.

    Wish we had an event like this. Go team go.
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  2. ratz

    ratz Wielder of the Rubber Mallet

    Another long night about to be over. Waiting for Jim and Maria to finish in
    The monument valley area at 9:00am ram time aka EDT.

    Larry had the first flat last night. A front tire doing 35mph down hill. Tubeless tires on Boyd wheels did their thing. No crash just road it to a stop and got on his backup bike.
  3. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    Larry will own the prairie!
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  4. RojoRacing

    RojoRacing Donut Powered Wise-guy

    In the dark? Flat tires in the dark suck.

    Go team
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  5. DavidCH

    DavidCH In thought; expanding the paradigm of traversity

    Well the good thing is Larry probably didn't lose much time with that flat.
  6. telephd

    telephd Well-Known Member

    Way to go team. Stay safe and strong! God Speed....
  7. super slim

    super slim Zen MBB Master

    Formulae F1 racing cars get FOUR tyres changed in under 3 secs!!!

    How long do the Tour De France Trained Mechanics take for a Rear Drive wheel change?

    How long did Ratz take, and did he push you off?
    Has he been practicing his wheel changes?

    I assume that is why ALL the wheels are the same!

    It is VERY Good that the flat did not cause Larry to add yet another scar to his body!
    Did it happen on a straight decent?
  8. 1happyreader

    1happyreader zen/child method

    OK,,, how did I miss it ????
    I donated on the 3k page to the cruzbike team , and got my e-mailed receipt, but never saw a button , or a code , or a link ????
    did I mess up by not adding a comment to my donation ???
    any clues ?
  9. DavidCH

    DavidCH In thought; expanding the paradigm of traversity

    I always ride the V with tubeless tires. It's money well spent. The only trouble is sometimes the sealant makes the valve weak so it could break for instance when pumping up the tires.

    If it was a rear wheel just change it out. You don't want to muck around with wheel covers.

    Front wheels that we dearly love might need more of assistance.
  10. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

  11. CruzLike

    CruzLike Well-Known Member

    Hi Ratz
    Time to reset the Quarq on the 3K4cure site for us players at home.
    Hi team. It's lunchtime in Indiana. It's sunny, 78 with a gentle breeze out of the west. Come and get it.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  12. Suz

    Suz Well-Known Member

    #Cruzbike3KC watching you from Idaho. You are looking great! Keep up the amazing work for an important cause. Pretty soon you will be kicking serious butt on the plains. Larry, so glad the flat didn't cause a crash. WHEW.
    On second thought, you are kicking some serious butt in the mountains. Amazing!
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  13. DavidCH

    DavidCH In thought; expanding the paradigm of traversity

    Once those mountains have gone, the cruzbikes will come into their own
  14. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    Some say RAAM doesn't start till the Mississippi. I think for recumbents it starts atop Wolf Creek Pass. Just get there safe and healthy Team Cruzbike, looking good!
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  15. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    I can't wait for the team to get east of the Rockies for no other reason than hoping the trackers will get better reception. This is harder than Finding Nemo. Larry where are you! Update: they made it to Durango still holding on at 5th.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  16. CruzLike

    CruzLike Well-Known Member

    Wolf Creek Pass looks like a fun one.

    I know Larry likes to listen to music while riding. This one's for you.
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  17. McWheels

    McWheels Well-Known Member

    Is the transponder on the wagon? I can't make head nor tail of the long gaps and then sudden high speeds.

    Are you chasing the Baviarian Women? I probably would.
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  18. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    (light bulb) OK starting to see a trend here. As Ratz has already stated the tracker is in the follow car and I think I've sorted it out. The tracker car isn't the car following the racers. I base this on the fact that it sits in the Walmart parking lots for about hours in every major city. I'm figuring they are sitting there listening to Cruzlikes Wolf Creek Pass song (if they parked in a Wendy's they might have free internet access). Then they take off after the Team at about 58.7 mph until they run into other racers blocking their way. Then you see the tracker putt around at less than 10 mph speeds until they can get around the slower racers. Next Walmart--- Pagosa Springs.
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
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  19. Suz

    Suz Well-Known Member

    Lucia, more video livestream please. :cool::D How do you expect us to make it through the work day?
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  20. trplay

    trplay Zen MBB Master

    If you want a good guess at the current location for the Cruz Team place them slightly ahead of T402 and T204. This has been pretty consistent based on Check point times.
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