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Pikes Peak - Race to the Clouds

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Old 07-02-2014, 03:39 PM
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Ok, this isn't strictly motorcycle related. But it is racing related, and motorcycles do run this race. :-)
This is an onboard view of a friend and co-worker as he does the climb this year. He came in 2nd in his class. It's pretty interesting to watch how the landscape changes as he gets higher.
 
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:50 PM
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Man oh man if only one day I could get to even ride that road up the hill, don`t mind if it`s not a race. Have watched some videos from the olden days of Volvo 240:s with closer to 800hp doing the climb, a bit like strapping an Ariane class rocket boosters to a coffin on a shopping cart...
 
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Old 07-02-2014, 04:19 PM
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Yea, when you realize there are no safety rails on most of it and the cliffs are hundreds of feet down, just to hit rocks, it raises the pucker factor a bit.
 
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Yea, when you realize there are no safety rails on most of it and the cliffs are hundreds of feet down, just to hit rocks, it raises the pucker factor a bit.
As seen here
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 09:29 AM
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Woah...
 
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:29 AM
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Yea, in that video, they were actually done with the run and everybody was just coming down off the mountain. You'd think if you had a bike you were racing up the mountain, you'd take it easy on the way down.
But not only did the guy have to deal with a bike falling from the sky, he had cliff on his right side to deal with.
 
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