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Old 02-17-2013, 12:42 PM   #901
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Very interesting. Worst case would be justification to ride the Wee there to spectate &/or work the event.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:21 PM   #902
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I recently move to CNY and am looking for reasonably close Vintage MX racing. Any input?

BTW, I ride an 84 Husky XC250.

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You're right in the middle of CNYMRA, but they don't do vintage. Royal Mtn does Wed night races, but again, no vintage.
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Old 02-17-2013, 04:32 PM   #903
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The Unadilla weekend would have to be looked at as a fun ride and to say you have ridden the track, I would love to go but it will probably cost twice as much to race (ride) and there will be three times as much standing around (not that that would be a bad thing there). If I have the time and $ I will go...not looking good right now.

Instead of restoring a bike this winter have been busy building this so I can stay at track in comfort, started as a stripped Haulmark 6x12.

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Old 02-17-2013, 04:33 PM   #904
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lookin good Phil
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Old 02-18-2013, 01:19 PM   #905
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wow! definitely utilized some space in that 6x12
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Old 02-18-2013, 02:21 PM   #906
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I still have the beds to build and some plumbing to do, will have a hot shower outside. Full build here,
http://advrider.com/forums/showthrea...816355&page=15

Should be great when done!

And...Thanks Kenny!
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Old 03-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #907
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I told my wife "I'm 52 years old I can do what I want" she said "Yes dear you can but your 53" Dohhh!

The first race of the season got pushed back(thank dog) to April 12-13th so I still have time to get in shape and get the bikes set....maybe not?

I spent all winter on the luxury liner toy hauler build and haven't touched a bike (or a piece of exercise equipment) and the aging and over weight ACR card girl just walked across the starting gate holding up a 2min. board, I gotta get to work....53? I need to look into that.

So the new trailer did come out nice, started like this.



And now looks like this,




Fold down beds,




Assorted bling.






I'm excited to get started on the season!
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Old 03-20-2013, 05:24 AM   #908
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:18 AM   #909
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:44 AM   #910
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Thanks!

recieved this email today, pretty good!



Who was Stanley Woods?

In 1923, Who Was:

1. President of the largest steel company?

2.. President of the largest gas company?

3. President of the New York stock Exchange?

4. Greatest wheat speculator?

5. President of the Bank of International Settlement?

6. Great Bear of Wall Street?



These men were considered some of the world’s most successful of their days..

Now, 88 years later, the history book asks us, if we know what ultimately became of them..

The Answers:


1. The president of the largest steel company.
Charles Schwab, died a pauper.

2. The president of the largest gas company, Edward Hopson, went insane.

3. The president of the NYSE, Richard Whitney, was released from prison to die at home.

4. The greatest wheat speculator, Arthur Cooger, died abroad penniless.

5. The president of the Bank of International Settlement, shot himself.

6 The Great Bear of Wall Street, Cosabee Livermore, also committed suicide



However, In that same year, 1923, the winner of the world’s most important road race, the Isle of Man T.T., was
Stanley Woods.

What became of him?

He won 10 T.T. races between 1923 and 1939, He lived on the Isle of Man and rode motorcycles all his life. He lapped the island circuit at 82 mph in 1957 (The Golden Jubilee) aged 54. He was a wealthy man when he died aged 90.

The Moral:
Fuck work,
Ride motorcycles!














Dammmm,I am a full believer in the reality of this post,Ive got friends who have bought into the whole work-a-day high tech field and are working themselves to nubs,sometimes sleeping next to their desks and working 6 or 7 days a week.
They assure me of their stock options and good $ they're making.

Life is simply too short and can be too much fun to burn it off at a desk or doing paperwork and stressing full time about "keeping up"

Im with you on the 2 stroke thing,I raced flattrack back in the 70's along with some MX and scrambles,about 10 years worth.

We have some great ultra technical singletrack here in nor cal and my KTM200 is the bomb,Ive tried clunky 4 strokes and have been disapointed each time.
2 stroke is lighter quicker turns better easier to work on and cheaper to work on,and I like the sound and the snap of them.Ive always trail ridden,55 now and no way to give it up,it keeps me going.

I look at the money guys spend to race a 4 stroke and its ridiculous,what kid can come up with 1000.00 or 2000.00 for a rebuild?
Then its the worry about putting too many hours on the "special" race engine,and usually not racing for money,just fun.
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Id like to get out on a good 1/4 mile cushion track again,I love sliding!

Great thread.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:56 AM   #911
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Good day! I was able to ride with no problem at all, I was super tight for awhile and my ribs hurt everytime I went through the whoops because you have to pull back and wheelie but I was fine after awhile. NICE!
Hah! Ive found that to be the case many times,body hurts,lower back is yiping,then I say screw it and go for a hard trailride,maybe throw in some awkward crashes and dragging of the bike up cliffs.......

Voilah! Its like a really fun trip to the chiropracter,loosens things right up,relieves stress and I sleep like a baby that night.

Its the sitting still that will get you,gotta keep it on the pipe.
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Old 03-22-2013, 08:06 AM   #912
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Thanks guys! Flug your right it could have been worse...
Did not move all day yesterday and could barely get out of bed this morning but started to move around 10 and then unloaded the trailer from the race and I loosened up, ended up cleaning the garage and doing a few things around the house and I feel much better. Hip is still very sore and the ribs are tender but all I can think about is what day I can ride this week.. maybe next week?
I smacked a cow at 55mph out in Nevada last year,launched me 60 feet down the dirt road with the bike tumbling along with me....pulled the bar clamp bolts out of the triple clamp with my thigh on the way over the bars.

My whole body felt like I had been worked over with a 5lb sledge,but lucky to limp away under my own power,I ended up riding 80 miles of trail the next day as it hurt too much to sit in camp.

Felt much better after the ride,Ive felt lucky ever since and have made it a point to ride dirtbikes most every weekend.
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:56 PM   #913
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My back hurts, my knees don't work I rode today and felt like I had never ridden before.

I showed up early to grade the track at the country club on a track that I hated in the previous two rides, all SX with gatorbacks before the jumps, whoops between the jumps, HUGE doubles that I couldn't do, it was way beyond me and I sucked...

Table,4 whoops, 40' uphill table,



There were sections I could not do, gatorback to a 20' double...nope, EASY 30' blind double, nope I was a pussy, I couldn't do anything on the track.

I tackled the gatorback 20' double first and after casing it multiple times I cleared the sand from my vagina and pined it over the 3 whoops in front of the double and made it....ok next.

Double, triple, table, triple(quad but not for me, remember I am a pussy)on the front straight and I finally get it.

Now there is that EASY blind double in the middle of the track that I just would not do, I went in for water and one of my riding buddies said he did it and just roll it on in 3rd gear and you will clear it no problem and I told him I would by the end of the day... after I said that I mustered up what little testosterone I had and hit it first lap...Whoo hoo! SO FRIGGEN easy once you do it.

I finally had done every jump on the track and could get some rhythm going and it all came together, only took 3 days but I felt great by the end of the day.

Now if I could only get out of my Lazyboy and get to bed.. 1st race is next weekend
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Old 04-07-2013, 06:59 PM   #914
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Old 04-07-2013, 07:31 PM   #915
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Thanks Kenny! I feel it was a personal triumph today which is a very cool thing.

Lets talk bikes...
In the last 6 or so years I have ridden/raced a KTM 525,250f,144,150. Honda CRF 450 (2) 250f's, RMZ 250f, Kawasaki 250f KX250, And now a 2011 YZ 125 which I have had for 2+ years now. ( a record for me)



I have been thinking about getting another 250f or maybe a 250 2 stroke but then I ride that YZ and it is just the most amazing bike I have ever been on, it is light,it has the best (it's still stock) suspension of any bike I have ever ridden, steers inside or outside whichever you want, braking bumps I don't feel them(ALL my KTM's sucked here even after revalves), headshake is non existent. So it's only a 125 and down on power?

One of the 18 year old kids we ride with rides a KX 450 which is always a HP bike, we just happen to go through the section that is in the picture above and hit the table at the same time and dragged race over the next set of whoops, uphill table and the straightaway after that and I have to say he maybe got a bike length on me by the end but I out braked him at the end so we were even.

I have 65 HRS on my YZ and have done 2 pistons and rings(about $100 each) 1 set of chain and sprockets, I had the oil changed in fork and shocks, 4 sets of tires and probably 6 sets of grips (I'm tough on grips)

I love my YZ and for now will not switch!

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