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PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/26

Post by SynthDesign » Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:31 pm

Hey All,

I'll be attending the 2011 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado Springs Colorado on June 26th. If you'll be attending I'd love to meet up and talk Tercels and Toyotas. Also if you're local , I'd be great to find out the good spots to eat and play.


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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by Starbug » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:18 pm

So much envy.....
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by shogun » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:50 am

wish i could be there to see the unlimited, or at least run a tercel uphill
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by SynthDesign » Wed Jun 22, 2011 12:50 pm

I figured I'd have to go this year. It will be the last year of non-paved road, yep next year 98% of the course will be paved, first time Rhys and Rod Millen will be racing in the same race and also the first year of of a full electric competition class. Kinda the end of an era for me really. I also heard a rumor that there may be a Scion FRS on display too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRDbW98w ... r_embedded
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by heryrg » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:41 pm

Hey Synth,
I think i'm gonna be there :D Would be cool to meet up, i'm planning to go with family and setup a little bbq or something, if i can find a good spot somewhere.
I live in monument, like 45min away, and since this is the last year of non paved road = gotta go!
I have never been have you or anyone else?
Would be good to find out some more info about race day, i.e. what time to get there, where are the good spots, can i bring bbq and dogs, what to bring, and other good to know general knowledge.
Anybody know?

BTW i'll also be at the parade day, i think friday, if anybody's going. My brothers will be doing karate demos.

*edit* found some info on the website http://www.usacracing.com/ppihc/about/faq
Also, check out Garden of the Gods, really beautiful park; if you go, on garden of the gods road and n chestnut st there is a little french bakery La Baguette check it out, tasty bread and good soup&sandwiches; Chaeyenne mountain zoo, nice mountainside zoo.
If you like indian/good curry try Mirch Masala, they have buffet ~$10 or a bit more upscale dinner is reasonable.

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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by Petros » Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:37 pm

That would be a fun trip, but I can not afford to take that much time off. would be kind of fun to set up a Tercel4wd "camp". I have always wanted to see that race. There are several list members in Boulder, not too far away, you should all get together.
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by hberdan » Thu Jun 23, 2011 6:35 pm

Petros wrote:That would be a fun trip, but I can not afford to take that much time off. would be kind of fun to set up a Tercel4wd "camp". I have always wanted to see that race. There are several list members in Boulder, not too far away, you should all get together.
It would be fun to go down there for the race! But I can't! I start a new job in Boulder, where I live, ending 8 years (!) of 70 mile per day r/t commutes to Lakewood!

Hey, if you're in the Springs, be sure and take the cog railway up Pikes Peak. It's a real blast!
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by heryrg » Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:48 pm

Hey synth, why you riding in a jeep bro??? Gotta represent. Like my ride??
Nice advertising btw; i'm driving down pikes peak and all of a sudden this dude in a "jeep" :x screams at me "TERCEL4WD.COM TERCEL4WD.COM SYNTHDESIGNER". lol
Cool race though, i wasn't at the dirt part because of the parking control, and cause i was there about hour and a half late.

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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by SynthDesign » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:20 pm

@ Heryrg,
We saw you on the way up in the morning and yelled to you as you passed. Had to make sure to represent when I saw you on the way down. As for why I was driving a jeep, well you can't rent a tercel from a rental car company and I wasn't about to beat on my rental Mazda 6 on the mountain so we borrowed a friends jeep. Also good to see at least one Tercel while in Colorado.

We had a great time except for the three and a half hours it took to get off the mountain. I couldn't drive up past mile marker 9, Hey I live at sea level and rarely go above 5,000 ft, so we ended up in between mile marker 8 and 9.

The 2nd S bend ended up being a great spot except for one little incident.

Durring the vintage bike heats, #777 went off course, within a few feet of hittin me at 60 plus MPH in the ditch, before superman'ing across the pavement and landing face first in the parking area. The 2nd close call was where he and his bike landed. A few hours earlier, we had moved the Jeep to be out of the sun, which was where he and his 73 yamaha landed. If we hadn't of moved he would of lawn darted into the side of the jeep. Seriously lucky for both of us. I'm not sure how the racer is but he was unconscious till the ambulance arrived. Kinda a scary incident if you consider the guy was over 70 years old.

Big props for Monster breaking the 10 minute mark and sad story for Rhys Millen who lost his brakes in the 1st of the w's at the top. Rhys had a great run till then.
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by Starbug » Tue Jun 28, 2011 8:46 am

heryrg wrote: ......i'm driving down pikes peak and all of a sudden this dude in a "jeep" :x screams at me "TERCEL4WD.COM TERCEL4WD.COM SYNTHDESIGNER". lol
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LOL! :lol:
SynthDesign wrote:
......Durring the vintage bike heats, #777 went off course, within a few feet of hittin me at 60 plus MPH in the ditch, before superman'ing across the pavement and landing face first in the parking area. The 2nd close call was where he and his bike landed. A few hours earlier, we had moved the Jeep to be out of the sun, which was where he and his 73 yamaha landed. If we hadn't of moved he would of lawn darted into the side of the jeep. Seriously lucky for both of us. I'm not sure how the racer is but he was unconscious till the ambulance arrived. Kinda a scary incident if you consider the guy was over 70 years old......
Wow, that's incredible. I hope that racer was ok; faceplanting at 60mph has got to hurt! :shock:
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by SynthDesign » Thu Jun 30, 2011 7:53 pm

Finally found the video footage of the accident and got it uploaded on youtube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p02MF5arG98


Still no word on his condition
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Re: PikesPeakInternationalHillClimb, Colorado Springs CO 6/

Post by Starbug » Thu Jul 07, 2011 12:32 pm

Wow, he's out cold in that video. Probably a good thing, he'd be in a world of hurt if he was conscious. I hope he recovers ok.
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