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Old 02-26-2007, 09:20 PM   #1
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Feb. 23 & 24 2007 - American Supercamp

Here are some pics from American Supercamp this past weekend. There was a large contingent of BARFers attending and it was an awesome time. We learned tons and had a ridiculous amount of fun doing it.

I've got about 50-some pics up on my flickr page (day 1, day 2), but here are a few of 'em.

Here's what things looked like before we got started.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:21 PM   #2
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They have horse shows here, so mixed among the dirt was a lot of uhm, well, horse shit. Falling in the mud is fun and all, but I suppose if there was ever incentive not to, this could be it.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:22 PM   #3
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Old 02-26-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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The class offered XR80s, XR100s and XR150s. Most of the peeps rode the 100s and some of the smaller folks hopped on the 80s, while we lanky types preferred the 150s.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:24 PM   #5
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George prays to the gods of horse poop that he will be impressed.

(spoiler: he was.)

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:28 PM   #6
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Our first track was a small, simple oval. Throughout the entire class, the object was to 1) Drive into the corner; 2) Late brake and reduce speed (don't coast!); 3) Make the turn; 4) Haul ass in a straight line out of it.

Usually when you think of street riding, you try to carry some corner speed. But the object here was to come to literally a near-stop and make the turn as quickly as possible to create another straight and reduce the amount of time you have the bike leaned.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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Instructors hung out at turns throughout the track and often carried sticks. They'd poke you as you came through, telling you get your elbows up, get your ass on the outside of the seat, get your head up or get your shoulders back and slouch.

Here, Vinny Tedesco is giving Wickerman an earful.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:31 PM   #8
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The instructors here are great. They're goofballs, that's for sure, but they know their stuff and they work with students closely.

Here, I think it's Scooter the instructor taking Masameet around the track. I've no idea how they managed to stay balanced on that tiny little 100, but the instructors used this method a few times throughout the class.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:34 PM   #9
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This was one of the weirdest drills we did: one hand on the gas cap. It's to emphasize the outside elbow up or inside arm straight forms we're supposed to be riding with. It really took a few laps to get comfortable with it, but you eventually start riding like you normally would.

Here's Bap, followed by fawndog and craig.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:37 PM   #10
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Mud drills! This part was awesome! We got some instruction for a few minutes while the instructors hosed down the track. It didn't seem like much, but man, that thin layer of mud turned it into a slick mess. Just a tiny goose of the throttle resulted in your ass sliding all over the place. It was a really useful drill though, learning how to control the bike through an awkward slide like that.

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Here's Wickerman getting schooled by Danny. The instructors were constantly watching each of your laps and yapping at you from the center or sidelines. Their guidance was always a big help.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:39 PM   #12
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Of course when the mud comes out, that means you fall a lot. This guy, Thomas I think his name was, wore his street leathers the first day. After the mud he was a mess! Day 2, he was wearing dirt gear like the rest of us .

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:41 PM   #13
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To close out day 1, here's fawndog giving Bap what for!

Actually, what you don't see is fawndog starting to lose it a few frames before this. He managed to stay on his feet and out of the mud, but like a good soldier, took out the mod as he came around the corner.

FU Bap!

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:43 PM   #14
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On day 2, we started a larger track, giving us more room to speed into the corners.

Here's Budman in the blue following an instructor's lines around the track.

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Old 02-26-2007, 09:45 PM   #15
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r6diva rode her 80 the whole class and looked pretty damn good by the end of it. Unfortunately, I don't have a shot of her and Masameet's spectacular crash at the end where r6diva launched off masa's rear wheel and then planted herself in the hay bails. I can't decide if that or Valgar's horizontal bike stacking was the best crash.

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