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Nov 25th 2019, 10:31 PM   #1
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Local Rider finishes Baja 1000 in solo IRONMAN class!

Local rider Garrett Vandersys, of Custer (north of Bellingham) Washington, went down to the Baja 1000 and finished his first IRONMAN Baja race!
He signed up for the Ironman class where the rider covers the entire course on his own and with no relief riders. There are support pits set up along the way that they can use for parts and relief but they're basically on their own. It is unquestioningly the hardest and most difficult way to race the Baja 1000.
This year was no exception. With having 4 inches of rain in the 3 days before the start, the race course was swamped and nearly 200 miles of the more fragile areas of the course was cut from the course due to the weather.
Congrats for a job well done!

Edited by Thumperpilot on Dec 1st 2019 at 03:06 AM
Nov 26th 2019, 06:16 AM   #2
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Nov 26th 2019, 06:59 AM   #3
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Nov 26th 2019, 08:52 AM   #4
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What a badass... almost afraid to go follow him on the trails!
Nov 26th 2019, 03:29 PM   #5
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  Jan 2016

It was the Baja 800 this year... 200 miles of the course were cut out.

Also, he lives in South Dakota now... and he was 15 minutes ahead of last place...

If the race had not been cut, there is no way he would have finished the 1000 miles in less than the 36 hr time limit.

PRO MOTO IRONMAN (Solo Riders) —1. 705x Arthur Babcock, 33, Las Vegas, Honda CRF450X, 23:14:13 (34.45 mph); 2. 775x Tanner Janesky, 24, Middlebury, Conntecticut, Honda CRF450X, 25:19:31; 3. 749x Shane Moss, 29, Australia, KTM 500EXC, 28:58:03; 4. 774x Florian Schwarz, 50, Canada, KTM 500EXC, 31:18:45; 5. 757x Rick Thornton, 52, Todos Santos, Mexico, KTM 300XC, 32:09:26; 6. 753x Garret VanDerSys, 47, Spearfish, S.D., KTM 500EXC, 32:18:42; 7. 792x Justin Wilber, 48, Hyrum, Utah, Honda CRF450X, 32:32:50.(15 Starters, 7 Finishers)

Edited by Scribbles on Nov 26th 2019 at 09:18 PM
Dec 1st 2019, 02:27 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by Scribbles
It was...
After such comments of vapid pablum, i expected you to regal us mere mortals with how you single-handedly raced the entire Ironman course, stopped for no pits, and waved your own flag at the finish line...
A troll like you doesn't deserve the dignity of a repost of your quote.

So go ahead; give yourself a pat on the back and head to where you will find others of like mind.
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Edited by Thumperpilot on Dec 1st 2019 at 03:11 AM
Dec 1st 2019, 03:54 AM   #7
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At least he finished ahead of the class 11 team (stock VW beetle).

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