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    Red Bull Road Rage 2006

    Just picked up the Nov/Dec issue of Road Magazine, where I noticed a short blurb about the Red Bull Road Rage downhill race. Has anyone here attended this event? Is it worth going to? If so, where is the best place to watch?

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    I don't think it is open to the public, unless you hiked up on a mountain
    to watch it.

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    i haven't attended.... but i've heard about it.... some WILD stuff!
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    yeah, its closed to the public...i saw some oics and it looked sick!!!

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    I'm floored that Freddy Rodriguez and Paolo Salvodelli are doing this. Shocked that their teams would allow it. One flat at the wrong time, and you're Superman-ing off a cliff. Granted, you could do that at the TdF, but...hey, this is Red Bull. Maybe they'll grow little wings?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scootcore
    yeah, its closed to the public...i saw some oics and it looked sick!!!
    as in we can't even go watch???????
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    wicked cool....yea no watching says on the site..... sick sick sick

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    I wonder how the bent would do. Pretty easy to smoke roadies going downhill on it. Show up with one of these.


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    I don't know about high speed cornering though

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    [QUOTE=Mo'Phat]I'm floored that Freddy Rodriguez and Paolo Salvodelli are doing this. Shocked that their teams would allow it. [QUOTE]

    If you read the website, it states that they are invited. I know Paolo has been invited for the last couple of years, to date he hasn't showed up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mo'Phat
    I'm floored that Freddy Rodriguez and Paolo Salvodelli are doing this. Shocked that their teams would allow it. One flat at the wrong time, and you're Superman-ing off a cliff. Granted, you could do that at the TdF, but...hey, this is Red Bull. Maybe they'll grow little wings?

    Actually, I think they're yanking our chain. The site says those guys have been "invited" to race. There's a section where confirmed rideres are listed and neither of those guys are confirmed yet. I could be wrong, but I also doubt that those guys would do it. Salvodelli seems kind of a random invite. I would think they would have invited Floyd Landis since he's from socal and is supposed to be an awesome descender...plus I think he has some free time on his hands.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw
    I wonder how the bent would do. Pretty easy to smoke roadies going downhill on it. Show up with one of these.

    Can't sport motorcycles go pretty fast downhill too?

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    damn...scv beat me to it.

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    Well, that's just the stupidest thing ever...the inviting and advertising their names in bold.

    "Hey everybody, I just invited Metallica to my birthday party!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by jamlo21
    Salvodelli seems kind of a random invite.
    not really, his nickname is 'il falco', the falcon due to his descending skills

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    Quote Originally Posted by markw
    I wonder how the bent would do. Pretty easy to smoke roadies going downhill on it. Show up with one of these.

    in a straight line yes, but you probably haven't been down Tuna Canyon. the turns are very tight first and second gear stuff on a sportbike. i thing the best choice would be something like a 125 gp bike w/o a motor or better yet one of the 50cc gp motorcycle from the '80s before they discontinued the class. corner speed is what you need to win like motorcycle racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
    not really, his nickname is 'il falco', the falcon due to his descending skills

    i thought it was because of his razor sharp talons

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    I bet this would be faster

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    we tried to hike into last year's event. Tuna canyon is pretty knarly, and its nearly impossible to get to a proper viewing spot.

    I met a roadie last weekend who got in, but was only able to watch the finish line.
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    they did the same "invite" BS last year...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamlo21
    Actually, I think they're yanking our chain. The site says those guys have been "invited" to race. There's a section where confirmed rideres are listed and neither of those guys are confirmed yet. I could be wrong, but I also doubt that those guys would do it. Salvodelli seems kind of a random invite. I would think they would have invited Floyd Landis since he's from socal and is supposed to be an awesome descender...plus I think he has some free time on his hands.

    I believe Floyd is having or had his surgery this week....I doubt he'd be in any shape to try it...maybe next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
    in a straight line yes, but you probably haven't been down Tuna Canyon. the turns are very tight first and second gear stuff on a sportbike. i thing the best choice would be something like a 125 gp bike w/o a motor or better yet one of the 50cc gp motorcycle from the '80s before they discontinued the class. corner speed is what you need to win like motorcycle racing
    How about a 125 cc TonyKart for snits and giggles.

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    ok, last tuna post.

    http://homepage.mac.com/timothyhuber...Theater13.html

    I really need to edit that video...
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    karts would kill all, they're WAY faster than motorcycles and lots of race cars. the yellow bike (a downhill bike?) looks good but i think you need to pedal and i'd like to see some actual motorcycle tires for maximum grip

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz
    karts would kill all, they're WAY faster than motorcycles and lots of race cars. the yellow bike (a downhill bike?) looks good but i think you need to pedal and i'd like to see some actual motorcycle tires for maximum grip
    Its a gravity bike. I race with those guys when we do downhill inline races. The gravity bikes usually have fastest time of the day, although I got FTD at Bonelli park back in January.

    no pedals, all gravity. They get a pretty good kick at the start though. They pump their tires to 150+ psi. They're sticky slicks, and they dial in the suspension between runs. Gravity bikes are bullets on the straights, and they stop quickly too.
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