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Old 02-01-2011, 01:34 PM   #16
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isnt there a law about weighing more than your bike?

Ouch, that will leave a mark...

Ok, I admit I weigh more than 230 with full gear. But the fact is I "look" like I weigh 210.

As far as Christini drives... http://www.christini.com/


And remember, be more careful of what you post and write on your racing adventures. Some Jackwagon might read it and think they can do it too...
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Old 02-01-2011, 01:37 PM   #17
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Thank guys, I am heading out to Phoenix a bit early as I found out my dad just had a heart attack (lives in Mesa). I will try to keep this updated between events.....

Shit dude, I hope everything is ok.
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Old 02-01-2011, 02:12 PM   #18
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So far no news good or bad. I am hoping to get my bikes loaded and head south asap.

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Old 02-01-2011, 02:37 PM   #19
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Prayers for your Dad, Wyobrew.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:04 PM   #20
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So far no news good or bad. I am hoping to get my bikes loaded and head south asap.

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no news is good news, no? I hope for the best for you family
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:12 PM   #21
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Ouch, that will leave a mark...

Ok, I admit I weigh more than 230 with full gear. But the fact is I "look" like I weigh 210.

As far as Christini drives... http://www.christini.com/


And remember, be more careful of what you post and write on your racing adventures. Some Jackwagon might read it and think they can do it too...

hey to be fair, I was well over 260 in college. Thats what you get when you go to college in a town that has their own brewery (thats called Sierra Nevada).

Ive managed to push it down below 220 and im desperate to get it down below 210... so I have certainly been there.

Having said that.... the 650R weighs about 280....



and lastly, I absolutely believe "some jackwagon" can go racing.

check this out - this spells it all out.

My favorite quote from it?

"The ONLY thing you can count on at any given moment is YOU. Its you vs. them. Its you vs. no. Its you vs. cant. Its you vs. next year."




NOW GET YER ASS OUT THERE AND RACE!!!
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:33 PM   #22
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Loaded and leaving in the AM. Thanks for the comments guys. I believe stents are being discussed for my father and nothing is as critical at this moment. All the more reason to "get busy living, or get busy dying". Waiting till next year is not a good option so I will GET OFF MY ASS and get to PHX.

Pasta, save me beer for my next trip to Cali.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:39 PM   #23
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Loaded and leaving in the AM.
Good luck at the race! I was going, but can't seem to get my act together this week. The weather is looking awesome. I should re-group and get down there.

Man, I wish I was only 48.
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Old 02-01-2011, 04:47 PM   #24
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Loaded and leaving in the AM. Thanks for the comments guys. I believe stents are being discussed for my father and nothing is as critical at this moment. All the more reason to "get busy living, or get busy dying". Waiting till next year is not a good option so I will GET OFF MY ASS and get to PHX.

Pasta, save me beer for my next trip to Cali.
Right on, buddy! Get yer race face on.

and you got it - hope you like Guinness.



and you have all wheel drive bikes!?!?!



I have enough trouble with ONE wheel drive bikes.
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Old 02-04-2011, 07:29 AM   #25
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:25 AM   #26
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Old 02-04-2011, 10:41 AM   #27
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WyoBrew,

Best wishes for your dad and your family. I’m going through something similar right now with my mom. Strange, how our parent become our children. And yes, you are right, it’s time to start living.

As for being too old to start racing, that’s BS. I get to race the 50-plus class this year. In the early 80s, I sold all of my dirt bikes for college, spent 3-years in the Wyo oil fields between HS and an extended stay in Laramie (Go Pokes!). Twenty years later, my wife bought me a KTM 520mxc, and I got back into racing (over 40 class). I had the good fortune of being introduced to Jonah at that point in time. Jonah was more than willing to take me out riding a few times, and yes he did have to wait for me. On one ride, when I finally caught up him, he was napping (asleep) under a tree.

When you take Shane Watts’s class, plan on picking up your bike at least 100 times, minimum. Several years ago, I took Shane’s class within weeks of getting my arm out of a cast. I really enjoyed his class, and I learn a few things (proper bike setup was one), and learned that I had a few “bad” riding habits, which he helped correct. After the first day, I was dead-ass tired. Day 2 was just as good: ride bike, drop bike, pick-up bike, and repeat. All the while Shane was barking encouragement. I dropped my bike so many time that I had to retigthen the the bars and stabilizer several times. Take your tool box, you'll need it.

As for racing, ride your race, at your pace, the goal is to finish. It’s people like us that make the fast guys look so good. Hell, they should be thanking us. It never fails, there is some snot nosed kid at the starting line, generally the “fastest guy in the parking lot” who takes off like a scalded cat. Generally within the first 20-miles, there he is on his ass, wondering where his bike is. Ride past, ask if he’s OK, and keep going unless he really needs help. Latter down the trail, he’ll most likely pass you by, only to repeat the scenario of crashing out again. I have seen this too many times. I finish, they don’t.

Good luck. Bust most of all; enjoy the challenge of the race.

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Old 02-04-2011, 11:18 AM   #28
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Just remember to have fun!!!!...and RELAX.

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Old 02-04-2011, 02:34 PM   #29
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Excellent looking schedule. Just go one event at a time and you'll be fine. Maybe I'll catch you at the NHAH in Utah. Good luck with your dad, I hope he's good.
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Old 02-04-2011, 06:01 PM   #30
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Good luck, Wyobrew, racing opens up a whole new dimension. For your first few races especially, I recommend you just enjoy yourself and take it all in.

And good luck to your dad, too, I hope everything turns out OK.
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