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« on: July 03, 2018, 09:12:41 pm »

Saturday, Lisa and I went to Marble City Mayhem. It's held annually in Marble City, Oklahoma but this is our first time going. I competed in the Uphill Speed Challenge. They close off the main drag which is a long, uphill, asphalt street. Entrants run one at a time from a standing start, up the hill about an 1/8 mile to an intersection where a deputy radars your top speed.

I did two runs, 82mph and 81mph. I ran with traction control off and I couldn't keep the front end down. From about 30-70mph, I was on the rear wheel. It made for slower runs but Lisa said that I was by far the crowd favorite. I got beat by a Busa-97mph and a CBR954RR-95mph. I was okay with that since they both have 50+ horsepower on me and my bike is really a sport-touring bike. They said the event records are 116mph for bikes and 115mph for cars.

I tried to talk Lisa into running her Ninja but she wouldn't go for it. Maybe next year...









Some of the cars running.





They had a car show too.







And all speed challenge entries got a tee shirt.


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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2018, 09:45:57 pm »

I'm not into "drag racing", but that looks like a fun day!  Thumbsup

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2018, 09:48:34 pm »

Mr. Consistent on your speed runs and not bad at all finishing behind those 2 machines.  Thumbsup 
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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2018, 10:03:11 pm »


I'm not into "drag racing", but that looks like a fun day!  Thumbsup

Love the '69 Roadrunner.  Inlove


Yeah, I wouldn't do "real" drag racing because I actually have to ride my bike home and this was about an hour and a half away. I just rolled the starts instead of launching.

I'm an old Mopar muscle car fan so I had to talk to the guy. He named off all the cars in his collection which were all Mopars of that vintage, Challengers, Chargers, Cudas, etc. This Road Runner was a 440 four barrel.

My whole family was Mopar freaks growing up in the 70's. My oldest brother had a '69 Road Runner. Next older brother had a '73 Satellite (still has it), I had a '70 Super Bee, little sis had a '69 Charger, and youngest sis had a '71 Charger RT.
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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2018, 10:11:36 pm »


Mr. Consistent on your speed runs and not bad at all finishing behind those 2 machines.  Thumbsup 



What was weird is that I thought my second run was at least 5mph faster. It was a much smoother run and I was all happy until I saw the speed.
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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2018, 10:52:46 pm »

Not bad for a 850cc triple? Thumbsup

Jay, thanks for sharing your day with us, and the under statement of the year. Bigsmile
 
"My whole family was Mopar freaks growing up in the 70's. My oldest brother had a '69 Road Runner. Next older brother had a '73 Satellite (still has it), I had a '70 Super Bee, little sis had a '69 Charger, and youngest sis had a '71 Charger RT."

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2018, 11:23:14 pm »

Our driveway sometimes looked like a Chrysler dealership.  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: July 04, 2018, 12:26:52 am »

That sounds like a fun event! I bet my Buell would be well suited to that kind of run. Gotta love the 09s in A mode with traction control off...unicycle setting!
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« Reply #8 on: July 04, 2018, 12:15:51 pm »

Woulda loved to see a BMW S1000RR with traction control - just whack it and shift!
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« Reply #9 on: July 04, 2018, 02:45:02 pm »


Woulda loved to see a BMW S1000RR



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« Reply #10 on: July 04, 2018, 08:01:50 pm »

I love a town that would do this.  It looks like a blast, thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #11 on: July 04, 2018, 08:32:43 pm »


I love a town that would do this.  It looks like a blast, thanks for sharing.


Many of the little towns in this area do similar events. One we always go to is in the town of Jay, Oklahoma and it's called Jay Cruise Night. Cars cruise up and down the main drag all night doing burnouts, generally without police interference. People are lined up and down both sides of the street for a couple miles watching. It was funny, we were riding our dual-sports in it one year and I was pulling a few wheelies on my DR650. The kids just love wheelies, as do I. I pulled one, rode it for about fifty feet, then set it down. A cop came running out into the street (yes, on foot) and grabbed my shoulder. He pointed his finger in my face and screamed, "Hey, keep it on two!" I almost laughed. There were dozens of cars with 500-1000 hp doing burnouts five feet from spectators and he was concerned about me popping wheelies on my little 30 hp, 370 pound motorcycle?  


Here's a little unedited video that my wife took in 2015. Unfortunately, she had it turned off during the cop episode.

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« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2018, 09:11:30 am »

Great story and video!!!

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