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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Any dirt riding this weekend?

I believe some are riding FVOR on Saturday. Is that still on? I will need to get there early (9-10) and leave around one. Let me know if anyone is going.

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Yes a bunch of us are going to FVOR. I'm going to try to be there when it opens. I beleive Dirtbiker, Elroy, Jeremy were also going. I will be the idiot out there practicing on my supermoto with slicks on. White Yamaha YZ 450
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I'll be the idiot laying flat on his face in the woods somewhere. Or just look for a blue yamaha with #513 on it.

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post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 04-05-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds good. I have a RM-Z 250 with #276. My car is a black Subaru and I will be pulling an open trailer.

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I will be on my couch with teenie tiny voodoo dolls of each and every one of you and giggling like a 13 yr old girl on Mushrooms

Well, except you Brian as we are Bros in the old two three and you Jack as you rock my drawers but Steve and Elroy, wait, Elroy bought my 690..................Steve you're fucked

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No, to many spandex events this weekend

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..too many spandex events this weekend

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I'll be the idiot laying flat on his face in the woods somewhere. Or just look for a blue yamaha with #513 on it.
its not 426 anymore? we'll sweep the woods for you if there is a car left in the lot at the end of the day

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Do you even know where your dirt bike is?

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Yes, I will get there at opening time, but I wont be there long. Hoping to be out of there by 12:00 at the latest.
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Both bikes are out of commission & I'm recovering from a pretty bad flu. Installing a new rear on both yz250 and crf250r, The 250r still cuts out for no reason and compression is way down. Gotta get both ready for next weekend - 1 loop on the HOnda and the other on the Yamaha then enduro racing the following weekend. Have fun out there!!

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Sitting outside the gates waiting for them to open. Probably parking up by the dirt oval near the port-a-toilets

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It was nice meeting Steve and Jeremy and seeing Elroy. Lets not wait too long to do it again.

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Great times guys. Shit that 450 is a handful in the dirt with slicks. Lol
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Great times guys. Shit that 450 is a handful in the dirt with slicks. Lol
Stop bitchin'. At least your legs reach the ground. If I fell in that one corner one more time, I was going to have to pay real estate taxes.
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This might have been the first time I went a whole day without crashing, I might be improving.... Or getting slower, one of the two. Good times today,

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Ride for 15, BS for 45, drink water, eat, ride for 15, BS for 45...........me too Pumpkin, me too

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Yeah it was great time. It felt a little chilly in the morning because of the wind but once we go on the bikes it was warm. The rain missed us and we had perfect weather. I got there before the gates opened at 8:50 and I think Jeremy was to trucks behind me. Signed up pulled in and Brian showed up as we unpacked. We rode the dirt track most of the time. Me and Jeremy ventured out and rode some trails and a couple of steep hills. I died the bike out and went to roll down a hill to get it jump started well at least Jeremy went first and was able to witness this I rolled down the hill and popped the clutch, well the bike turned over and started to take off. Right when it did I realized I was pointed right for a tree well I decided to go left which was no problem but the issue was there was a trench/big rut that was all mud the real deep sticky shit. I rolled right through it and got stuck. I tried to power through it but with slicks all I did was spin. I got off the bike and the bike was standing up and down all by itself as it was stuck in the mud. Me and Jeremy sat there and laughed just staring at it wishing we had a camera. Well after his help we were able to pull it out and get back to riding.


One think is for sure my bone stock YZ 450 dirt bike is a bit of a handful but the built YZ motard of mine take that a step further when trying to ride it with slicks It was good practice and I am looking forward to more of it. Only complaint I have was the dirt track was a little sandy which made it a bitch to turn with slicks. I basically had to ride it like I was on ice since the front would wash out.


Me tossing the fresh rebuilt Ohlins forks on Friday night




Stopping at the atm before while headed to the track. Minty clean and fresh




After the day of riding. You can see the front tire was buried in the mud I hit







Elroy ur ass should have showed up earlier so we could al ride together.


Hey Jack what happened too many beers Friday night???
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Yes, I drank too much Friday. I had some yardwork that needed done Saturday, as I was leaving to race a harescramble Saturday night. Made sense to just skip FVOR, that way I got my shit taken care of and was even able to visit with my sister for a while before she took off for Arizona.
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Steve, just throw the rear slick on the back of the regular dirt bike. having the front planted and the ass end all over the place will be more natural for the sumo track.




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Nah, all good memories. times change. plus I've got a torn shoulder muscle, couldnt ride off road if I wanted too.

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Steve, just throw the rear slick on the back of the regular dirt bike. having the front planted and the ass end all over the place will be more natural for the sumo track.
How is that??? I need to practice the same way I race. When I race sumo I race with slicks not knobbies.
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