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sidetrack one 01-14-2013 12:48 AM

Aussie VMX/Vinduro riders ....sign in here!!
 
I had a bit of an epiphany at Classic Dirt 9 at Lithgow this year, as I walked thru the amazing machinery I was transported back 35 years to when I was a very average C grade MXer and a fairly promising enduro rider.
I loved it, I was young again, no crook back and dodgy knee, full head of hair and no belly!:D
I couldnt let go of this and in the past few months my mates and I have been bench racing like never before!'
Of course as we are getting on, we were really fast!:rofl
Any way, we have decide to let the bullshit stop when the flag drops :deal
So the big bike touring is taking a bck seat this year as I chase my dream, the back has been OK for a while now,and the knee is never getting any better, so I,m going for it!!!!:wink:
So my crew and I are evolving from STAG

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Oth...edium%29-L.jpg

To TEAM STAG VMX

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Oth...edium%29-L.jpg

So who else is into this gig?:ear
And no need to add links to Ozvmx, etc I know about them all, I.m just trying to keep my internet browsing to ADV and several highly reseached porn sites:evil

sidetrack one 01-14-2013 12:52 AM

My main weapon is going to be this PE250T which I picked up yesterday

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Oth...edium%29-L.jpg

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Oth...edium%29-L.jpg

I will also be converting last years scrapper to run in the 4 stroke class

http://sidetrack-bob.smugmug.com/Oth...edium%29-L.jpg

sidetrack one 01-14-2013 12:57 AM

And I'd like to give a big shout out to all the inmates who responded to my wanted ad, I would have like them all, but a PE was what I really wanted as it was the bike I had most success on back in the day
I was always a Anthony Gunter/Suzuki fanboi, Grunt looked like the type of guy that would have a few schooies with you down the pub then murder a hamburger with the lot, while Gally looked like he'd want to take you on a half marathon then feed you macro biotic lettuce and shredded carrot!:D

Tony T 01-14-2013 01:20 AM

I'm with ya, Dave.
I don't get to anywhere near as many events as I'd like to because I work a lot of weekends, but will be making a bigger effort to do less work in 2013! :lol3
The PE looks like a really good thing. There's lots of crap for sale out there, but that one looks like a good, honest bike. Well done! :D
If you see a 70's Mercedes wagon, towing a 70's PE250 and a 70's Ossa, that'll be me!
Come up and buy me a beer! :freaky

UncleGra 01-14-2013 01:25 AM

That pic in post #1 looks familiar Bob...:D

sidetrack one 01-14-2013 01:30 AM

This thread isnt "This is" Unc:deal :rofl:rofl
See you at Numeralla!

kipo 01-14-2013 01:40 AM

I picked up this PE off ebay a while back. I've been slack, all I've done to date is have the frame blasted and painted. But, it's my new years resolution to have it finished in 2013.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/k...ppcBL3SCrR.jpg

Jono660 01-14-2013 03:48 AM

Great thread!:D
Probably won't make it to many/any events this year but very interested as I just brought my neighbours IT 490!:evil
So, as I'm a bit younger (34) the early 80's, and earlier, was before my ridin' time but can't wait to get stuck into the VMX/Vinduro gig. Will keep watchin. :clap

OldDog 01-14-2013 03:56 AM

Mmmmmmmm PE! I have some great memories of those things, but my all time favourite was the big IT490:D

I found this on a scrapheap a while back......
http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e2...0/IMAG0171.jpg

I doubt I'll race it, just use it to stuff about in the dirt. Thats the problem with old 2 strokes though eh, they get into your blood and even after years and you're sure you've shaken it off they come back and bite ya.
Have fun with that PE Dave, and keep us posted!

Brute 01-14-2013 04:21 AM

Nice thread . I raced VMX for ten years or so & had quite a collection of bikes & parts . Haven`t raced the last 2 years . Sold a few bikes but still have a few oldies in the shed . Like a lot of others I keep thinking back to the bikes I had through the seventies & eighties . Probably had a new bike every 2 years when I was racing seriously back then , should have kept a few , would have saved a fortune on restoration costs .

crash n bern 01-14-2013 11:06 PM

Yeah, don't race vmx, but play around with a few old dirt bikes of my childhood. I'm going to tell my kids to never sell anything. That way when they're older they don't waste all their time trawling ebay and paying stupid money to get it all back.

sidetrack one 01-14-2013 11:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by crash n bern (Post 20487030)
Yeah, don't race vmx, but play around with a few old dirt bikes of my childhood. I'm going to tell my kids to never sell anything. That way when they're older they don't waste all their time trawling ebay and paying stupid money to get it all back.

If I had of done that I'd have 50 bikes in the shed!!!!:evil
8 at the moment is enough!:deal
Only regret/rue getting rid of one of them to an extent it makes my stomach churn, a CZ 400 Falta replica:cry

Oldfatbeerman 01-15-2013 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sidetrack one (Post 20487104)

Only regret/rue getting rid of one of them to an extent it makes my stomach churn, a CZ 400 Falta replica:cry

Ditto , 1975 Mikkola replica CR 250 Husky :cry:cry .

Brute 01-15-2013 04:15 AM

I could sort of satisfy you OFB & side track 1 . I have a CZ 400 ( but not a Falta ) & a 75 Husky Cr 125 GP .

podge NT 01-15-2013 04:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sidetrack one (Post 20477955)
And I'd like to give a big shout out to all the inmates who responded to my wanted ad, I would have like them all, but a PE was what I really wanted as it was the bike I had most success on back in the day
I was always a Anthony Gunter/Suzuki fanboi, Grunt looked like the type of guy that would have a few schooies with you down the pub then murder a hamburger with the lot, while Gally looked like he'd want to take you on a half marathon then feed you macro biotic lettuce and shredded carrot!:D


Problem is The Grunt dont drink.


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