Crankworx was hard. Really, really hard. Unlike the previous two EWS races we had raced (Chile and Winter Park, CO) Crankworx was a one-day event. But that one day had more climbing and more racing than either of the other multi-day events. Sean and I started racing at 10 AM and didn’t finish until about 6:30. We each rode 35 miles, climbed almost 8,000 ft and descended over 11,000. Between the two of us, we ate 6 burritos, 4 Taos Mountain Energy bars, 4 apples, 1 orange and a pound of gummy bears. We also drank somewhere around 12 liters of fluid including 4 liters of OSMO Active Hydration. And that was just DURING the race, you should have seen the burgers, fries, milkshakes, recovery drinks and beer we had afterwards…
Greg Shields writes:
It has been a busy second quarter for me with the Barra classic and the 3rd round of the Top End Barra Series, both held at the Daly River. Over the 2 tournament we managed to put our gear to the test landing a number of very large fish with my biggest, a fat 104cm, 32lb Barramundi, and my teammate a personnel best of 119cm, 40lb, unfortunately it was during the pre-fish.
Fishing at the Classic was a little slow but the Barramundi were big. Over 5 days we caught 47 fish, constant captures over the first 4 days helped us maintain 5th position, unfortunately on the 5th day we couldn’t land a big fish and we dropped to 9th position, a little disappointing but a good result from 47 teams.
I’m currently holding 4th position in the Top End Barra Series after the last round at the Daly River. It was tough fishing the weather was poor and the fish sizes down. I managed to land a few nice fish and came 10th a positive result in tough conditions, building confidence and a positive feeling going into the next round and working towards another Series win.
Our new tournament shirts for the Classic came out first class and the BOCA Bearing logo attracted a lot of interest. I was hoping to have a good photo to show you, unfortunately I couldn’t find one, I’ll have to keep looking.
Feedback from a customer:
I received this order a couple of days ago, and have installed these new bearings in my Bergen Magnum 90 R/C helicopter. As I do maintenance and repair to this aircraft I always change out the stock OEM bearings with quality Boca Bearings. I have used your bearings in several of my R/C engines over the past several years, and so far have had no failures or reason to replace them.
Thank you again for providing the R/C hobbyist with top quality bearings for our aircraft! Keep up the good work!!
Here is a photo of my Bergen 90 “Iraqi Freedom” in flight a few months ago. I chose that name after buying this helicopter from a U.S. Army Warrant Officer helicopter pilot who has served two tours in Iraq flying light gunships. In honor of Mr. Belcher I chose that name as well as made his two deployment patches into decals that I put on the side of the canopy of the helicopter.
I was a Crew Chief on a UH-1 and CH-37B in Viet Nam in the mid 1960’s, and honor those who have taken helicopters to war…
Thanks again for your great products!
Chris Gee reports:
A week ago I attended the Wicked Weekend in Gainesville, Ga. In qualifying Saturday I was able to get the TQ position in truggy and start fifth on the grid for buggy.Sunday was main day, I lead the thirty minute truggy main from start to finish. After 6 minutes into the thirty minute buggy main, I took over first place. I lead the race for 20 minutes until some contact with lap traffic flipped me over and the engine quit. With only 3 minutes left I was only able to get back up to fourth place.
All in all it was a great race weekend. Both cars ran very well and thanks to Boca, I can report 0 bearing failures. They’re virtually frictionless bearings allow for a very smooth free drivetrain enabling me to go longer between fuel stops than my competition! Thanks Boca!
- Chris Gee
Emory Lyda won the Tag Mini class at the 2014 Maxxis Summer Shootout held at Carolina Motorsports Park on Saturday with a 4.5 second lead over 2nd place.
He has been racing the Rotax series in outdoor kart racing at CMP and Gopro Motorplex (Mooresville, NC) and has numerous podium finishes but this was his first win.