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    Linga's asta / Linga's first XC race (sorry guys no porn)

    hey guys,

    just did my first XC race on the ASTA. it was an impromptu decision. i found out about the prairie city flash fall series yesterday and was thinking about racing it. then my friend calls me and asked if i wanted to go. so i obliged.

    so anyways ill start with by saying... the asta performed well. which was a victory in itself. although now i come to expect it. i kept the rubber side down. another victory in itself. but the most important victory of the night was my race. i got first in sport class. 18-29.

    anyways, the race kicked off with us at the line. i got the wholeshot out of the parking lot into the descent. i took my time because i didnt wanna blow up too early. one guy sped ahead and i pretty much tailed him for 2 laps. i studied his moves and saw opportunities for me to pass. by the third lap my studying paid off. i passed him and threw the power down. another guy in my class passed me and i just stayed on him for the rest of the race. i did not realize he was in my class till i say his class number on his calf and i realized i had to make a move. and make a move i did

    coming out of a climb i that i passed him again on, it flattens out into a short fire road then drops into a technical single track descent. on the fire road was a slower rider so i tailed that person until we reached the single track. right at the entrance of the single track i accelerated right passed her and bombed my way down. from there i was passing everyone in sight. next thing i know im making my way to the finish line solo with several minutes on the guy in second.

    after the race the guy i made the move on said it paid off. glad to know it worked.

    anyways, it was a fun day and the asta performed perfectly. i did wash out a ton but i learned to live with it and it is now a part of my riding... 2 wheel drifting. ill check the race's website to see if they post any pictures anytime soon.

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    way to go dude! how many miles and what was your time compared to the others?

    i got a two man race on Sunday. every lap we switch riders for an hour. the lap is only 2 miles but its gonna be sick!
    RAH!

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    suprizingly that actually posted.. i hit post reply and my connection dropped then i had to reconnect it and next thing i know it worked!
    RAH!

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    congrats linga!

    sounds like asta found a winner

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linga115

    anyways, it was a fun day and the asta performed perfectly. i did wash out a ton but i learned to live with it and it is now a part of my riding... 2 wheel drifting. ill check the race's website to see if they post any pictures anytime soon.

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    Linga,

    I've noticed some drifting on the Asta when really pushing the limits of speed into the corners. The first time it happened, it scared the crap out of me. Looks like you got what you wanted out of that bike. First place always looks good to me.

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    Congrats dude!!!!!
    Maybe you need a different late summer tire.
    If it's anything like where I'm at in the east bay, you might need something else for this time of year.
    There is so much washout, the dirt is like powder. Crazy.
    Look, whatever happens, don't fight the mountain.

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    Ride-on This is a great start for you and the bike.

    What can we do about this washout thingy?

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    Congrat's!!! Regarding the washout what air pressure are you running and are you tubeless?
    If you're not falling, then you're not riding fast enough!
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    thanks everyone!

    im pretty sure its the tires that are washing me out. my friend use to have the same tires and he said they washed out a lot on him too. its also a general opinion on the wheels and tires thread that these tires wash a lot. it doesnt bug me all that much tho. ive learned to expect it and use it as a part of my riding.

    baraant: i am tubeless and i am running about 30 psi F/R. youtube ghetto tubeless and you'll see my face.

    Jake: i told you i'd podium this bike as much as i could. this is just the start. as for what we can do to fix the washing, im just gonna run these tires to the death and get some conti race kings. like ive been saying in previous threads.

    found some porn

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    http://www.rothrider.com/ff_2009_01.htm

    1st in 18-29 sport division

    7th out of 45 in sport class (among geared bikes)

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    Thanks for taking ASTA to the podium as promised
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    You should get a free IBEX jersey for that! Congrats dude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueEyes
    You should get a free IBEX jersey for that! Congrats dude!
    thanks blue

    if ibex is willing ill rock it!

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    Congratulations! It's good to know there's somebody out there balancing out all my DFL's.
    Let the market decide!

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    very cool... congrats joe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueEyes
    You should get a free IBEX jersey for that!
    That and a set of tires to compete in the higher levels. I mean really, first race? That's pretty special.

    get 'em linga!

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    Quote Originally Posted by utabintarbo
    Congratulations! It's good to know there's somebody out there balancing out all my DFL's.

    Don't be too hard on yourself, that's a big step above a DNS

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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    That and a set of tires to compete in the higher levels. I mean really, first race? That's pretty special.

    get 'em linga!

    thanks poh and utab.

    my first attempt at a race was a DNS. damn traffic

    this was my first XC race. ive done one DH race and quite a few sniffer races.

    my two late dogs. ling on the bottom and tysen on the top. ling died of stroke and tysen was hit by a car. best buddies in doggy heaven now


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    found even more porn


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    hair ya go







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    Quote Originally Posted by MiniTrail
    hair ya go

    thanks mini. i did the same thing but couldnt figure out why it didnt work

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    Linga, you did me proud

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    jake: thanks, ill do my best to keep it up.

    even more pictures are surfacing

    one of my many wash outs. im surprised it was caught on camera. this was the worse one of the race. required me to put a foot down.








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    O-O-O-O-H F-U-D-G-E
    awesome!

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    Nice man. OT but do you know a guy named Sam that rides a fixie from SF and Davis? Anyway, I was riding with him a few weeks ago in the city and homeboy got wrecked by a car and broke his jaw...

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