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Old 03-21-2012, 09:23 AM   #1051
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Got my Leatt last year - got some Pod knee braces this year. Talk about looking like a transformer.

Foot's getting better - another week or two and I'll hop back on the mountain bike. We'll see how that goes before getting back on the motorized bike.

I hope you heal up soon - maybe I'll see you out there later this year.
hope you heal up soon too!

Im still in quite a lot of pain even doing simple things like....reaching for stuff. Its going to be a few more weeks yet before riding again.

I wanna cut some stupid video but since I have to use my arm for work anyways, its tough to go home and cut too.... so hopefully this weekend
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Old 09-11-2012, 03:28 PM   #1052
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I still have a video to put up from.....jeez it seems like years ago but now it seems so irrelevant.



I probably should put one up about the crash and subsequent events, because without that my "triumphant return" wouldn't be so triumphant.



I'm planning on doing an Enduro in October with some other Coyotes... much faster coyotes.

I would say that I've made a 90% recovery. I still have fluid and numb spots on my leg but no more pain. I have done a short Triathlon since the crash and I'm planning more.
I also did a Supermoto class a few weeks ago (which is the first time ive gone fast on a bike since the crash) and im doing it again next weekend. If you're in California you guys gotta check this thing out - $200 for a DRZ and all the tracktime you can handle! Awesome deal.

anyways today I ran for an hour and ride the bike for two hours....so im getting back into some decent shape. What does that mean for desert racing? Absolutely Nothing!



stay tuned
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Old 09-11-2012, 06:19 PM   #1053
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Go on, put up the video!

I was getting worried that the n00b going racing was n00b getting fat like me.
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Old 09-11-2012, 09:36 PM   #1054
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Go on, put up the video!

I was getting worried that the n00b going racing was n00b getting fat like me.
No way man. I ran four miles this morning then switched to the bike and rode 17 miles.

Oh and Im signing up for Jimmy Lewis' weekend class here sooner or later
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:08 AM   #1055
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Does anyone want to watch me get my ass handed to me??



Good! Then read on.

My grandfather was a professional race car driver in the 40's, and he was quite good. He always used to tell stories about how they didnt have seatbelts and how he won this race or that.
My dad wasn't really into any of that kind of stuff and therefore I never got into it, but ever since I was a little kid I have always day dreamed about racing. Ever since grade school my folks would take me up to Laguna Seca to see the Historical Races and I loved it. Somehow sailing through those corners in a GT-350 seemed so possible.



Anyways, after years of day dreaming it looks like its going to happen here next weekend. A total race n00b is going out for the first time on an Enduro and in an attempt to actually finish, Im going to be following another ADV rider.
This guy has been nice enough to hold my hand through all this so far and let me crash with his team.....a great example of the ADV spirit!



My wife and I currently belong to a weight loss program and what a goal to get in shape for; desert racing!

So here's is brakedown:

The Rider:

6'2 - 220 lbs - 31 years old

Riding experience:

15 years, 90% street. The last three years have been an attempt to get comfortable in the dirt via this board. I have been able to take a GS places most cant...is that JUST because of my weight....

The Race Bike:

2000 Honda XR650R

purchased from Rider914 a few years ago with the intention of not whaling on the GS off road anymore and actually learning how to ride in the dirt.







I kinda wish I had a GoPro to document the first outing.... that would be classic!



anyways - I keep up with the posting so you guys can see what happens to me....


oh yea...


Goals:

1) to not get hurt
2) to finish

thats pretty much good enough for me

should ride a drz400 like mine for your currently goals is xr650r is fast
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:53 PM   #1056
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should ride a drz400 like mine for your currently goals is xr650r is fast
I moved on to a KTM525 and it's even FASTER

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Old 09-12-2012, 03:56 PM   #1057
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Here are a few pics of the supermoto class I took and that I am retaking in a few weeks..... SERIOUS fun!!!



as soon as they opened the dirt section, I got passed much less









double pass







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Old 09-12-2012, 04:51 PM   #1058
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Looks like fun. That's at Adams kart track, no? That's where i broke my leg when i raced karts.
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:53 PM   #1059
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Looks like fun. That's at Adams kart track, no? That's where i broke my leg when i raced karts.
Yeah, exactly.

http://www.socalsupermoto.com/

$199 for a DRZ for the whole day and all the tracktime you can handle....SUPER fun!! and you can learn a lot if you really apply yourself
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Old 09-12-2012, 04:57 PM   #1060
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they give you any coaching, or they just give you bike and turn you loose?
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Old 09-12-2012, 05:07 PM   #1061
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they give you any coaching, or they just give you bike and turn you loose?

Brian is the guy that runs it, super nice guy. He teaches this class and some other classes that are more for beginners.

He starts with some real basic stuff and then later in the afternoon he starts to add more complex ideas, especially when the dirt get introduced.

It's very laid back and low stress track day and absolutely worth every penny. If you bring yer own bike, it's only $40

You should come out for one!! Sign up for Sept. 23 - its also free BBQ day!!!

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Old 09-13-2012, 03:38 AM   #1062
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That great you guys have access to something like that :jealous
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Old 09-13-2012, 04:24 PM   #1063
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Here are a few pics of the supermoto class I took and that I am retaking in a few weeks..... SERIOUS fun!!!



as soon as they opened the dirt section, I got passed much less









double pass








what I don't understand is why not use 525 in supermoto? more power for sure, ligter too :Y humm.... big brother in supermoto
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what I don't understand is why not use 525 in supermoto? more power for sure, ligter too :Y humm.... big brother in supermoto

Im thinking about it..... Id need to drop about $1500 for tires and wheels/brakes though.

I enjoy it, Im not sure I enjoy it enough to drop a big chunk like that yet. Then I have to convince my wife that i need them..... however she might be into it if she thinks it will keep me out of the desert a bit.

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Old 09-14-2012, 06:11 AM   #1065
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Love thep hotos: You're looking the part with your ballistic vest than the others all spanked up in their twat suits!

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Im thinking about it..... Id need to drop about $1500 for tires and wheels/brakes though.

I enjoy it, Im not sure I enjoy it enough to drop a big chunk like that yet. Then I have to convince my wife that i need them..... however she might be into it if she thinks it will keep me out of the desert a bit.

Oooo, that is not good.

I have the same issue, but you need to sell the idea that we cannot change them so they cannot change us....I mean desert racing is part of our characters, right?
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