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Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

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    Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    http://climbascutney.com/

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    We are excited to announce the second running of the MAX BMW Motorsport Ascutney Hillclimb! We invite you to spend a weekend in Vermont piloting your car or motorcycle up the Ascutney Mountain Auto Road. Time trial your vehicle up 2,300 vertical feet on a twisty 3.7 mile paved surface that has an average grade of 12%, with some areas graded at 19%. Unlike other hillclimbs at Ascutney, we will be running the extended course to the top of the mountain!
    Previous discussion:
    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...ney-hill-climb
    http://www.nestreetriders.com/forum/...oad-Windsor-VT

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Me and my wife worked the mount Washington hill climb and the mount equinox hill climb.

    Edit, no sport bikes. Does an sv really count as a sport bike lol

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Ducati streetfighter work? I might be down for that.

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Quote Originally Posted by theducman View Post
    Edit, no sport bikes. Does an sv really count as a sport bike lol
    Quote Originally Posted by Beinggodisgreat View Post
    I dont see that anywhere there were multiple sportbikes at okemo when I went. I just asked Max what the deal was.

    He said all other hill climb events carry those rules.

    Ascutney is a place where ALL BIKES ARE ALLOWED
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    He said the update will be happening soon. Just email max.stratton@maxbmwmotorcycles.com

    He will confirm! Sign up
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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Got this off ADV. My streetfighter is def applicable. Sadley it's not looking like I'll get the time off though. Have fun.


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    So what's the deal with this? Any bike restrictions? Power for tire warmers? Recomended mounts?
    Good questions - Check out the Climb Ascutney website for full details, but here is our opening statement in the motorcycle rules:

    "The Motorcycle Organizers will allow motorcycles, sidecars and automobiles to compete. We encourage the entry of motorcycles of a high performance nature, capable of speeds and performance that will be compatible with the nature of Hill Climb events. This event is an invitational event. The qualification of the rider is based on racing experience, equipment, and/or past record as a hillclimb competitor. Acceptance of any entry is at the discretion of the Motorcycle Organizers."

    That said, this is a rookie friendly event and we will hold a rookie orientation Friday afternoon that is designed to "get you up to speed".

    Ascutney is a bumpy (in places), paved auto road from the base to the summit. Past hillclimb competitors have been most successful with supermoto style bikes, but when we did this in 2012, we had a guy on an S1000RR do very well... in fact, holds the hill record for motorcycles.

    You won't need tire warmers, but if it works for your comfort level, by all means use what you are accustomed to. You'll need a generator to run them.
    Often, any benefit gained by the warmers is lost by the time you are released from the start line. It's a time trial, so competitors are released one at a time, and you'll need to be staged in queue for a short period of time, but long enough for the tires to cool.
    It's all part of the equation that makes hillclimb the challenge it is.

    A further excerpt from the bike rules identifies the type of bike a bit better:

    "Upright seating style motorcycles such as Enduro, SuperMoto and Standards with full width handlebars are the proven configuration. The road surfaces are often bumpy. Cruisers and other motorcycles with limited cornering clearance and limited suspension travel are not a wise choice and will likely be excluded. Engines may be two stroke, four stroke or electric. Vintage motorcycles are highly encouraged with prior approval and provided they meet the Technical Inspector’s scrutiny. Any questions regarding motorcycle eligibility must be directed to the Motorcycle Organizers for approval before entering the event."

    Hope that helps.
    Fire back any other questions you have, but come out and play!

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    I've put it up before. I did their last one, it's a great great time.
    I think this sums up the experience well...

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    hoping this year i can make it. ill bring the 690.

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Hey guys I posted this on BORN the other day. My father works at the Max dealership and I have been speaking with Max directly. This event IS OPEN TO SPORTBIKES! It DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE SPORTBIKES WITHOUT UPRIGHT BARS! Other clubs have rules that require upright bars but Max wants this to be open for everyone to experience.

    You can bring anything you want to this ride. They have updated the rules to reflect this here. Come out camping show up say hello and run the mountain! $175 for two days and camping?! Thats nothing!

    Updated Motorcycle Rules Updated: 8/14
    http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/stor..._Rules-814.pdf


    Two of us are registered! See yall there! I'm throwing the BMW and the Hawk on my trailer. Possibly the CR250 in the back of my friends miata...



    I will call to check out what the deal is with camping tomorrow. They're only open till 4pm. If any of you are feeling froggy and want to check it out first the details are below. Looks like we must register with them and say we are with the "auto race" event or else they will say they are booked that weekend.

    #85 I'll be designing number plates tonight. If any of you guys want them for some reason other than being a completely and total psychopath with no life and nothing to do with your spare time let me know. They come out to be like $40 a set printed with 3 big plates and two small ones.

    Mt. Ascutney State Park
    1-888-409-7579
    (Mon – Fri 9am – 4pm)
    You must call to make a reservation - our group rental will show the entire campground as booked if you try to reserve a site online. Tell them you are with the "Auto Race" event.


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    Schedule of events:
    http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/stor...LE_2014_r1.pdf

    FRIDAY
    2:00 – 8:00 PM: Registration and Tech Inspection
    3:00 PM and 6:00 PM: Rookie Orientation (choose one.If needed, we will hold one Sat. AM.)
    If you have not run THIS HILL before, you must attend rookie instruction.
    Meet at registration area.
    If you cannot attend, you must call the Chair (# below.)
    SATURDAY & SUNDAY
    5:30 AM: Hill set up - All help is welcome. Best way to learn the hill!
    6:30 AM: Worker meeting (near registration) early shift position on hill by
    6:45 AM: Workers on the hill
    7:00 AM: Drivers line up for FAM run (Cars first, then bikes)
    7:05 AM: Mandatory driver meeting at starting line.
    7:15 AM: FAM Run
    8:01 AM:
    1st practice run on Saturday, race on Sunday
    Cars will run first, followed by bikes (only one run group: No A Group/ B Group)
    Approximately 60-70 minutes later, Run 2 will start.
    Schedule will be updated for the rest of the day on official message board
    5:00 PM: Hill closed to time trials / Equipment pickup
    Awards will be presented after equipment/wire crews have completed teardown on Sunday.

    Rules
    http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/stor...b_Regs-714.pdf


    Updated Motorcycle Rules Updated: 8/14

    http://www.maxbmwmotorsport.com/stor..._Rules-814.pdf

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    they're gonna let you run anything at this one. The biggest thing they care about is that you have protective gear and you aren't an idiot. They're opening this up to everyone to get more people interested in the sport.

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Quote Originally Posted by Beinggodisgreat View Post
    they're gonna let you run anything at this one. The biggest thing they care about is that you have protective gear and you aren't an idiot. They're opening this up to everyone to get more people interested in the sport.
    Well, I bought an EX650 last year for commute and mainly it is a bar bike so I can do this as the rules in previous years called for bar bikes. Glad they change it so clip-on bikes are allowed. As much as I suck, I was actually looking forward to try this out; then it land on the weekend I can't go.....

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    Re: Ascutney Hill Climb September 5-7

    Quote Originally Posted by RocketPunch View Post
    Well, I bought an EX650 last year for commute and mainly it is a bar bike so I can do this as the rules in previous years called for bar bikes. Glad they change it so clip-on bikes are allowed. As much as I suck, I was actually looking forward to try this out; then it land on the weekend I can't go.....
    i know what you mean. the first year i wanted to do it and i went to deals gap instead. cant remember why i couldnt do it last year. gonna try this year. gotta see if i can get the time off and have the funds

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