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Malapae Isle Ultra Road Races: They Like to Watch

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Title Page

Copyright

Welcoming Message

Welcome to Malapae Isle

Malapae Ultra Road Races

About Jordan Osborne

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MALAPAE ULTRA ROAD RACES: THEY LIKE TO WATCH]

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Where fast roads meet fast times.

Malapae Ultra Road Races: They Like to Watch

Published by Fast Roads Press

Copyright @ 2016 Jordan Osborne

Cover art design by Citrus Media

Discover more books by Jordan Osborne at

www.DirtyRoadRacingSeries.com

This ebook is licensed for your personal enjoyment only. This ebook may not be re-sold or given away. If you would like to share it, please purchase an additional copy. If you’re reading this book and did not purchase it, then please return to your favorite ebook retailer and purchase your own copy. Thank you for respecting the hard work of this author.

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations, and events portrayed in this story are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously, and any resemblance to actual events, locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental.

First edition: July 2016

ISBN: 978-0-9952130-3-6

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Welcome to Malapae Isle! In this spectator’s guide, you’ll find helpful facts about our island, the race course, and other information to make your time at MURR an enjoyable one.

 

Yours,

 

The Honorable Robert H. Schofield

Ministry of Tourism, Culture, and Sport

Welcome to Malapae Isle

Malapae Isle Facts

Population: 58,000

Capital: Manipah

Official Languages: Malapaen, Spanish, English and Tagalog. Recognized regional languages include German and Dutch.

Location

This Pacific tropical volcanic (extinct) island is 671 mi. southwest of Mexico, 1,506 mi. west of Nicaragua, 1,581 mi. west of Costa Rica and 1,404 mi. northwest of the Galápagos Islands, Ecuador, at 10°18′ N 109°13′ W.

The island is roughly 14.2 mi along its east-west axis, 7.7 mi along its north-south axis and rising to a peak of 1,686 ft.

Location and Climate

The average temperature range is 68–90°F. The rainy season is from June to October, marked by tropical storms and hurricanes. Summer highs reach around 90°F during the day and 74°F at night. Winter day temperatures are usually around 82°F; at low elevation they can dip below 65°F at night.

Mt. Teo’tenah

Atop Mt. Teo’tenah sits Lake Hanson, a rainwater lake stocked with freshwater fish over the years. In 1823, the edge of the crater crumbled during a typhoon, washing away the Spanish fort below.

The lake is now 32 ft. shallower than it was before the disaster, and the watermark can still be seen on the remaining wall, giving the mountain a unique and recognizable profile.

Lava flow also created the famous Hidden Lagoon on the south-west side of the isle, one of the most beautiful sights in the entire Pacific. Lava travelled over land creating a large tube that collapsed, leaving behind a domed, crescent-shaped cavern with a deep lagoon, one end open to the sea and is slightly larger than a football field. MacArthur Highway was extended to travel through the Besh-to’mah’la’li Tunnel so more people could experience the sight of the sun bursting from the water’s surface in the afternoon and evening as it bounces off the white sand of the lagoon floor.

The Country’s Capital: Manipah

This thriving port city grew from several native and colonial settlements at the mouth of the estuary of the Lacrima River. The island’s main highway also crosses the Lacrima in Manipah, via the famous Big Leg Bridge.

The History of Malapae

Human habitation of Malapae dates to 1100 CE, when a wave of Polynesian migration crossed the Pacific Ocean. The arrival of Spanish explorers in 1578 marked the beginning of European colonization.

In 1898 Malapae became an independent republic under the protection of the United States.

During World War II, Malapae became a jumping-off point for American ships sailing from California to the South Pacific Theater. Its natural harbor made it a popular stop for both R&R and resupply.

Today, Malapae is a proud, prosperous, and peaceful nation that welcomes visitors from all over the world.

Fauna and Flora

Malapae does not have any large mammals except those brought during colonization. There is a small colony of feral (formerly domestic) pigs that are a cross between pigs brought by Pacific Islanders and those brought by the Spanish. They are known for their dappled black and white skin, and so are nicknamed “Dalmatian”. There is a species of monkey native to the islands, related to pygmy marmosets, with a brilliant orange coloring not found anywhere else in the world. Traditionally they are called Pua’e’e, known in English as Pixie monkeys.

The most striking species of native birds on the island is the Ghost parrot, unique in being the only naturally albino parrot in the world. It is thought to have descended from parrots introduced by Spanish sailors in the 17th century.

There are no snakes of any kind on Malapae, and rats were successfully eradicated in the 1960s. There are also no native predatory insects. Even the native species of bee has no sting. Please do not disturb the nests they build in hollow logs, as they provide an important source of food for young birds. All visitors should be sure to try the sustainably harvested honey.

Visitors will want to examine our cycad forests. These ancient plants covered the Earth before the evolution of flowering plants, trees, and grass. WARNING: The cycads on Malapae are toxic, and while they can be prepared for consumption, it takes years of experience to render them safe to eat. Avoid chewing the fronds or tasting the sap, as it can make you very ill.

Getting to Malapae Isle

There are ferries from Baja California, Mexico as well as San Diego, California, USA, that are large enough to accommodate foot passengers, motorcycles, and large vehicles and vans. During the MURR races, the ferries run on a much more frequent schedule. There is also a modern airport facility, with three flights daily from the mainland US.

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Malapae Ultra Road Races

Malapae Isle is excited to play host to some of the world’s best motorcycle road racers in what will be the first annual Malapae Isle Ultra Road Races.

In a series of races—Supersport, Superstock, and Superbike—riders will compete on a 26-mile course that circles the island, in a bid to see who’s the toughest and fastest.

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List of 26 Mile Markers



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p. 26. Walking Tree Jump

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Course Description]

The MURR course is 26 miles long with 823 ft. of ascent. The start line at the Grandstand is situated on the Besh-bepa’la Road at Domino Beach. Riders continue on to Bomber Bay (1), the first mile marker. Passing the Island Airport Road, the course veers north at Maiden Kiss Road (2), one of the fastest stretches of the course towards Hibiscus Lane (3). A gradual climb takes riders past the Three Brothers Pub, towards Crosswind Bluffs (4), and ever further to the spectatuclar Scrape Top Cliffs (5), overlooking the bay and behind them the peak of Mount Teo-tenah.

A right-hander and past The Tallahassee Lassie Tavern before riders descend, plunging sharply, downshifting then a sharp bend toward the Old Cannery (6) and onwards past Besh-To-Lighthouse Road (7). From there, a nearly 90-degree turn into the quarter-mile-long Besh-to’mah’la’li Tunnel and the famous Hidden Lagoon (8).

Exiting the tunnel, riders approach the winding flats of Taro Field Road (9) and from there, a sweeping right-hander at the sleepy village of Melea nu (10) *]where the course travels sharpley east onto the [*North Beach Highway (11), the fastest and longest stretch of the course.

Riders accelerate to top speeds on the road past the village of Bek’ala’nua (12), before a sudden downshift to handle the winding curves of Serpent’s Cauldron, which leads into the village of Pepelana’le (13), the half-way mile marker of the course. At the exit, competitors cross Monolono Road (14) just before entering Ma’uuala Village (15).

Passing the village of Mutta (16) and the Plaza Dorado Hotel riders begin the steep climb up Vidua Rock, then negotiate a tight right-hander taking them towards Mother’s Cottage (17). Exiting the corner, it’s onto Malapae’s capital, Manipah.

Travelling through the city, the course continues along the quarter-mile long bridge, Big Leg Bridge (18), nicknamed The Rumble. Onward is the straightaway before Calimur Way (19) with a slight turn onto Albion Wave (20). A long right-hand curve takes riders to Old Eden Road (21). There they’ll continue through the dark-green foliage and brilliant orange and yellow flowers at FlameTree Turn (22), *]the entrance to the FlameTree Animal Sanctuary. Approaching the winding mountain stretch, the series of ever-growing hills takes riders along Chuffer Road and the [*Snakeback Pass (23).

Climbing heights of 823 ft. to the Hanson Coffee Plantation at the Old Rumpot Road (24), the highest point of the isle, the course begins its descent into the Mo’ma’hala Forest Outcrop.

Riders plunge into the shadow of Jungle Trail Road (25) and the Mangrove Swamp, along the raised wooden roadway of Walking Tree Jump (26).

Three-quarters of a mile left.

After a slight dip in the road, it’s over Battleship Bridge, where the course takes a smooth right, before accelerating onto the home stretch, then it’s back to the Grandstand.

MURR Practice and Race Timetable

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Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

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| |<^. p. Monday

Wednesday

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10:00am-11:30am

10:00am-11:30am |

  • Make-up practice session should another be cancelled due to weather.

Prize Money, Trophies and Medals

Prize money allotted to the first four riders
to cross the finish line during each race lap.

RACE 1 SuperSport – Total Winnings: $23,175



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RACE 1 SuperSport – Total Winnings: $23,175



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RACE 3 SuperBike – Total Winnings: $47,950



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table(). |<^\2.
p=. Trophies and Medals

MURR Supersport: Supersport Malapae Ultra

MURR Superstock: Superstock Malapae Ultra

MURR Superbike: Superbike Malapae Ultra

| |<^. p=. [Ultra Malapae Trophy: **]Awarded to the rider with the best performance in any race as a percentage of the winners’ time. |<^. p=. [Malapae Club Trophy: **]Awarded to the resident of Malapae Isle with the best finish in the Superbike race. | |<^. p=. Fastest Lap Medal:[ **]A silver medal awarded to the competitor with the fastest lap in each race. |<^. p=. Finisher’s Medal:[ **]Awarded to each rider who qualifies and finishes the Malapae Ultra Road Races. | |<^\2. p=. Newcomer’s Medal:

Top five newcomers in each class
will receive an engraved medal

(This award to commence at next year’s races.) |

Road Racing Q&A

What makes road racing different from track racing?

Track racing takes place on a carefully manicured and maintained course, which consists of closed circuits averaging 2-3 miles each with 8-10 turns and roughly 10-12 laps. Competitors often arrive in the morning, qualify, then race later that day.

Road racing is comprised of a street circuit made of public roads (which are closed one hour before practices and races). The MURR is 26 miles long with over 120 bends/turns and either 4 or 6 laps, depending on the race class. Riders will have a week to qualify for the following week’s races.

The open road course twists through jungle and volcanic rock, past cliffs and sharp bends, travelling through several villages on a high-speed obstacle course with houses, stores, manhole covers, telephone poles and other street furniture. Riders must also be cautious of sun dazzle, heat, wet patches under trees and varying road surfaces.

At least six months before the race, each competitor receives a MURR race packet, containing a detailed course map, onboard laps, and other important information along with a schedule of mandatory rider and mechanic meetings.

What makes the MURR different from other road races such as the Isle of Man Tourist Trophy and the North West 200?

The terrain, in particular the variation in track from sea level to well over 823 ft., including one spectacular part of the course that runs through a volcanic cavern and underground lagoon. The course takes riders along the seashore, past the Scrape Top Cliffs, over Basalt Fields, and through jungle roads.

Unlike the NW200’s grid start, the MURR is similar to the IOMTT in which one rider leaves the start line every ten seconds. This is done for safety reasons to prevent competitors from bunching up on narrow areas of the course.

What’s the difference between a Supersport, a Superstock, and a Superbike machine?

 

Superstock 1000cc production road bike ($20,000-$35,000 USD) also used for public roads but modified for road racing. This bike is perfect for an up-and-coming rider to show their skills and talent without spending a lot of money.

 

Supersport 600cc production road bike ($40,000–$70,000 USD)

A Supersport machine is intended for use on public roads, but is modified for road racing (as listed in the racers guide not included in this document).

 

Superbike 1000cc ($150,000+ USD) Full factory machines, may be changed or modified to any degree, in accordance with racing restrictions. There are huge differences in the engine, brakes, forks, body, fuel tank, etc. compared to Supersport and Superstock machines. Those riding on a Superbike are heavily sponsored and the rider’s skill level is quite high.

How does a rider get an invite to the MURR?

Since this is a new road race, there will be no amateur/privateer riders in attendance for the first year. All competitors must have a solid racing portfolio and meet sponsorship requirements. This rule is subject to change next year when privateers may apply, but must still meet the basic requirements such as having a National License issued by the ACU or the SACU for Road Racing.

Can riders enter in more than one race?

Yes.

Solo riders only, or are there also sidecar racers?

At this time there are no sidecar races at the MURR, but this is subject to change based upon reader interest.

How do riders qualify for the MURR?

The first week is practice week in which every competitor must complete at least four laps at high speed. In addition, a rider qualifies to race by coming within 115% of the time set by the third fastest qualifier in the class.

How many pit crew members are required?

A rider must have a minimum of three team members during refueling procedures: someone to clean the rider’s windshield, another for refueling, and a third who changes the tires.

What happens if a rider cannot complete a lap?

All machines are equipped with GPS systems and are tracked and monitored by Control Tower. If a rider can no longer race, officials immediately inform the competitor’s pit crew. In addition, all chief marshals who line the course are equipped with walkie-talkies and are in constant communication with Control Tower. Riders know that if they are unable to continue racing, (e.g., due to mechanical failure) they must immediately pull to the side of the road and wait for the all-clear after the rest of the competitors finish the practice or race.

What if I need to cross the road to the other side of the course during practice or a race?

The road is closed to traffic one hour before each practice or race and crossing is strictly prohibited. There are three safety crossing points available to the public:

1) The Skyspan bridge in Manipah has underpasses for foot and vehicle traffic.

2) The Hidden Lagoon takes the race underground for a quarter-mile, and people can walk above the track.

3) The Hanson Plantation has a wooden elevated crossing over the road.

 

In addition, there is a pedestrian bridge at either end of North Beach. Please note: crossing points will be under the control of the Island police and/or marshals.

Can anyone volunteer as a marshal?

Yes. The MURR requires over 425 volunteers at various positions around the course. Marshal duties include: clearing the road of any debris, stray animals, or vehicles before each practice and race, and ensuring the general safety of the public and riders. For a complete list of duties and qualifications, please contact race officials for more information.

What else is there to do on the isle between practices and races?

All through practice week, spectators will have the chance to gather for traditional biker fun such as carnivals, fireworks, stunt shows, food festivals, and more.

Notice to spectators

If spectating on farmland or private property, please respect the owners, animals, and the environment. Off-limit areas are clearly marked as prohibited. They are put there for your own safety and the safety of the riders.

Please do not:

Damage fences, gates, or other property

Start fires, including ones on the beach

Trespass on private property

Damage bushes and trees

Use flash photography during the races

Note: not all of the beaches are public in Malapae so
please be considerate in observing the private property signs.

Please remember to:
Keep to public paths
Keep away from animals, crops, and machinery
Take your litter home
Keep streams clean
Be mindful of your surroundings on the roads and off

[*Note: *]All forest and jungle trails are clearly marked

We hope that the MURR joins other road races in becoming one of the greatest spectator sports in the world, offering fans close-up access to all the action. However, it is important to remember that motorsport is dangerous and you have a responsibility to yourselves, riders, marshals, islanders, and fellow spectators to act responsibly. While we recognize you want to get as close to the action as you can, you must follow the rules, pay attention to signs indicating restricted areas, and listen to the marshals and official race organizers who are there for your safety. Bikes will be reaching top speeds of 172 mph and under no circumstances will spectators be able walk on or cross the course until organizers and marshals deem it is safe and there are radio announcement confirmations.

Enjoy yourselves! Explore all that Malapae Isle has to offer and we look forward to welcoming you back to our Isle for years to come.

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[*Things to see and do *
throughout the MURR Festival]

table(). |<^.
p=. [*Malapae FlameTree *
Animal Sanctuary]

Open daily during the MURR half-price during practice week! Come visit the Dalmation pigs!

|<^. p=. Malapae Isle Fair

Ma’uuala Village

Experience all the thrilling rides, games, music and other fun stuff for the whole family! | |<^.
p=. [*Live Music at *
The Chicago Club]

If live music is your jam, look no further than The Chicago Club for a listing of the hottest live-music-venue on the island, 347 Mo’ehtea St., Manipah.

Nightly from 9pm. Free admission.

|<^. p=. Malapae Cultural Festival

Besh-Ma’pak’le, North Beach. Experience all that is Malapae culture—from food and music to dance to fire juggling. Street performers, outdoor cafés, live music, sandcastle competition, and much, much, more! | |<^.
p=. [*The Domino Beach *
Wave Crush]

Surf’s up! Experience some of the best surfing conditions for a thousand miles as you ride the waves off Domino Beach. Board and jacket rentals available. Parking is limited, and airport parking is off-limits during the MURR Races.

|<^. p=. [*MURR Fireworks * Display]

To’Besh Bay

Post Superbike Race.

This spectacular display of fireworks will bring the first annual MURR to a close.

We hope you’ll join us again next year!

| |<^\2. p=. First Annual VIP MURR Rider Meet and Greet

Come out and meet the most famous riding heroes from all over the world in the First Annual VIP MURR Rider Meet and Greet. This exclusive event will take place in the banquet hall at the Hotel Malapae. Guests will enjoy a craft beer and wine reception, hors d’oeuvres, mingling with riders, and will take home an exclusive MURR souvenir. Entertainment will include live music and a rider Q&A, hosted by AM1580 Malapae Radio’s Gerry Saletan and Juan Garcia. Tickets are limited and available online at the official MURR website for $200.

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AM1580 Malapae Radio

Race commentaries, news, and interviews! Join us as we bring you everything road racing, broadcasting live every day across the Isle on AM1580.

| |<^\2. p=. AM1580 Program Schedule

06:00-10:00 All things MURR with Gerry Saletan and Juan Rodrigues

10:00-14:00 Full Throttle with Doug “Mad Dog” Meyer

14:00-18:00 Torque with Rusty Cross

18:00-22:00 Burnt Rubber with Champaign Witherspoon

22:00-01:00 The Late Show with Jed “The Dude” River

| |<^\2. p=. [*Malapae’s Island Theatre * Motorcycle Mayhem Madness Movie Marathon!]

From Friday to Sunday between Practice and Race Week in island theaters including the Bijou Theater in Manipah, the Stone Wave Theater at the Highwatch Hotel, and Big Al’s Movie Shack, Besh-Mo’pinna village.

The Great Escape

The Fastest Indian

Easy Rider

The Wild One

On Any Sunday

Mad Max

12 O’Clock boys

Biker Boyz

Stone

Why We Ride

Torque!

The Motorcycle Diaries

One Week

Riding Solo to the Top of the World

Ghost Rider

Charge

Hell Ride

Akira

Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man

TT: Closer to the Edge

Dust to Glory |

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Final Thoughts from Jordan Osborne

I hope you’ll enjoy spending time in this fictional world. It’s been fun creating this environment and The Dirty Road Racing Series. As I compose this, I’m working on more, including dirty tales that take place during Race Week. Until then, may all your roads be hard and fast.

—Jordon Osborne

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About Jordan Osborne

Jordan Osborne loves all things road racing and all things erotic, and can’t think of anything more fun than combining these two explosive, adrenaline-filled passions. When he’s not crafting hot new stories, he can be seen leaving rubber on the track, or hiking the woods with his two rescue dogs, Mags and Murphy.

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Jordan knows that you might not want to share this document or any of stories in the The Dirty Road Racing Series with your neighbor, dog walker or The Queen, but he’d be grateful for any online love by giving them some shiny stars.

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Malapae Isle Ultra Road Races: They Like to Watch

Ever wondered where Malapae is located? What the race course looks like? How many miles in a lap? What it takes to qualify? This road racing spectators’ guide answers all those questions and more. Welcome to The Dirty Road Racing Series, a collection of sexy, erotic short stories set in the adrenaline-packed world of professional motorcycle road racers. It’s where fast roads meet fast times. This Spectators Guide is designed as a companion piece and contains information about the Isle and the racing environment so as not to slow down the action within the short stories with offside descriptions.

  • ISBN: 9780995213036
  • Author: Jordan Osborne
  • Published: 2016-09-22 13:55:15
  • Words: 3815
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