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  • #16
    A Roku streaming stick 3800R, often on sale for $40, plugs into the back of a dumb TV and allows you to mirror your phone or tablet to a TV. I use those on a couple of our dumb TV's around the house for the Netflix, screen mirroring and a few other things. It's generally my choice of streaming stick. I prefer it over firestick or chromecast.
    John K - Appleton

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    • #17
      Cool, I'll look for one for those. Thanks.
      Matt J., Appleton
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      • #18
        Twins Cup race 1, winner is Michael Barnes on the lone Ducati M 797 (just a nose cone!) by 5 or so seconds. There were 39 riders on the grid for this one. I don't expect it to last, but it's nice to see a big grid for this class since there were races last season with 6-9 riders.
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        • #19
          Holy crap, I haven't heard Michael Barnes' name in awhile. He was is a fast guy. He is 50+ years old!
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          • #20
            Originally posted by Capitalview View Post
            Holy crap, I haven't heard Michael Barnes' name in awhile. He was is a fast guy. He is 50+ years old!
            The announcers mentioned that, I think he won Daytona a few years ago too?

            Either way, he took both races by a healthy margin. In race two he got a terrible start, lofted the front wheel right at the lights but he rolled on past the others on the big downhill straight (into 10a I think?). Roger Hayden was guest on that one, he thinks Barnes just powered past, no real draft. I'd have to VoD and replay to be sure, anyway they started talking about whether MotoAmerica would look at restricting the Ducati, but they did also mention that Barnes is just a fast rider and he looked super smooth through the corners, that could add up quick.

            What's going to be interesting is both how large the grid is for other races, but more so how many riders are running most/all of the season. Last year the Twins Cup I think only had two guys run all the races. Still, was awesome to see.

            And Team Hammer (M4 Suzuki etc etc, Chris Ulrich team) had two riders on the grid, both up from the Junior cup so we'll see if more tams use it as development as well. Could be a great step for anyone who might be a bit larger of body, but not quite ready to step into SuperSport yet.
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            • #21
              Apparently an air cooled 2 valve 800 is a cheater bike. And all those years we thought just the Ducati 1000 Sport was a cheater bike. I have to laugh at ancient tech winning races, especially with a 696 currently parked in my garage.

              Did Barnes have some sort of oil pan on the bottom of that Monster?
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              • #22
                Well, the M797 is listed at 75hp, but it's definitely corked for emissions. I know there's a 'race map' available if you buy the Termignoni full exhaust, and as a whole it feels a bit more lively than an FZ07 or SV650, but while I've ridden all of them I haven't ridden all of them back to back, so I could be off a bit.

                Having said that, the M797 has the same 803cc engine as the M796, which was rated at something like 90hp from the factory? So it could be that an uncorked and tuned Monster has the HP to pull the other bikes in the class, but it's also only one example right now, and with a known good rider, at that.

                He did have what looks like a catch pan. There's one of the exhaust pipes routed under it, so I missed it at first but I just used the On Demand to take a look (update, that feature works) and it's there.

                Matt J., Appleton
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                • #23
                  I missed this weekends races and still getting caught up.

                  Spoot might be happy, a Honda CBR500 wins Junior Cup Race 2. Not without an asterix, I guess.

                  It was a dry race at start, but shortly rained and with the little bikes on slicks this year they red-flagged it. On re-start, only a couple riders went with rains, including Jackson Blackmon who crashed earlier. Once everyone got going again the couple riders on rain tires took off, some riders got smart and stopped after Lap 1 to swap, others stayed out... Only 13 finishers in this one.
                  Cameron Jones, the lone Honda running and on rains, ran well but couldn't keep up with Blackmon, who was one of the 2 R3s in the field. Cameron took a very respectable 2nd place...except he won. Turns out Blackmon didn't re-grid in the correct position for the re-start and was assessed a 20 second penalty, but the gap was big enough that he still wound up in 2nd. SO I guess it's an asterix, but then again it's the riders responsibility to grid correctly and that's part of racing.

                  Keep your eye out for Rocco Landers. He's won the other races in Junior Cup and rides really well. Got a couple things to work on, though. Race 1 (dry race), the sighting lap starts and nobody could find him. Typical teenage sense of urgency, he was in the trailer, putting on his leathers. He wound up starting dead last (made it for the warm up lap, IIRC), and then won by 0.023s. Race 2 he wound up on slicks for the restart, apparently didn't realize you couldn't miss the entrance to pit lane and go in the exit. Luckily somebody told him so he started, but on slicks he didn't go so well. He did go in right away after lap 1 but finished 11th and 1 lap down. Points better than a crash, though.

                  If you missed Supersport, then you missed the first US win for PJ Jacobsen in a good race, and Josh Hayes was running the MP13 bike in a last minute decision this weekend and took 3rd in Race 1 and 2nd in Race 2 (wet). Not sure how many more rounds he'll try and run in, but he's thinking he has a shot at Miguel Duhamels overall AMA win record. IIRC he's 3 shy right now.


                  Superbike Race 1 went to Beaubier, then Elias and Gerloff. Herrin fell back earlier on then a DNF, looked like a mechanical. Scholtz was leading early and looking good, but crashed out early. No real drama in that one.


                  That's as far as I've gotten, though.
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                  • #24
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                    • #25
                      Twins Cup Race saw Michael Barnes leading early on the Ducati but then falling way, way back then DNF. Didn't look like a crash so I assume mechanical. Chris Parrish and Curtis Murray had a pretty entertaining battle for the top spots with Parrish taking the win. Announcers mentioned they had 40 entrants, spots going to the 36 fastest so another big crowd for the class. We'll see still how it goes when the series heads out west, a few riders had mentioned they were planning all the east coast races but might not be able to go further, but maybe they'll pick up some more.

                      Stock 1000 was ok, not a ton of passing on screen but the top 3-4 were very close most of the race, Travis Wyman on the BMW was in 2nd on the last lap and hit a seam still holding water and had a rodeo moment but kept it going. Otherwise, Michael Gilbert with the win, Stefano Mesa with 2nd and Wyman with 3rd.

                      Superbike! Was declared wet, but dried fairly quickly. Kyle Wyman, Aussie Dave, maybe 1-2 others on rain tires...didn't stay competitive for long. Max Flinders ran the odd combo rain front, slick rear and was able to keep up for 8th. The camera spent a ton of time on 3-6 as they were all running close and exciting, with 1-2 out ahead by a few seconds.
                      But a week or so ago JD Beach got his first AFT Twins/Grand National win, and this weekend his first Superbike win! So that was cool to see. Gerloff with another 2nd place. He's been running fast all season so far but either comes up just short or DNFs. Toni Elias 3rd, Matthew Scholtz 4th, Jake Lewis 5th and Cam Petersen 6th with Herrin wandering alone back in 7th.

                      This has been your MotoAmerica update, next up, Road America.
                      Matt J., Appleton
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