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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 02:25 PM Thread Starter
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Anyone riding dirt on April 4?

FastSV and I are thinking of riding on Saturday. Maybe Fox Valley. Is anyone riding? If so, where?

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yes, not sure what the plan is yet but I will be out somewhere Friday or Saturday,
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I was thinking about heading to FVOR Saturday. What time were you guys thinking Brian?

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post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old 04-02-2015, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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We will probably get there between 10 and 11. Most likely ride until 2 or 3.
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will that be a swamp?

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will that be a swamp?
You can check their website for updates. The woods will probably be wet but the track usually dries up rather quickly. That being said, it will probably be wet but not a swamp. For me, Saturday is my only option and next week I am going to the Rich Oliver Fun Camp in Cali. I want to get a ride in before I leave.

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you lucky bastards, i am remodeling my basement so i am out for this=( i want to ride soooo bad!
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I agree that it will probably be a little wet in the woods but can't imagine near swamp conditions. It was dry as a bone a couple weeks ago when I was there. As long as they don't get hit with a bunch more rain today, my guess would be pretty decent conditions tomorrow.

I'll be shooting for 11am which will probably end up being noon. Will be driving a black ridgeline with the KTM on the moto-tote. What will you guys be driving? I'll keep an eye out.

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I agree that it will probably be a little wet in the woods but can't imagine near swamp conditions. It was dry as a bone a couple weeks ago when I was there. As long as they don't get hit with a bunch more rain today, my guess would be pretty decent conditions tomorrow.

I'll be shooting for 11am which will probably end up being noon. Will be driving a black ridgeline with the KTM on the moto-tote. What will you guys be driving? I'll keep an eye out.
I have a black Subaru Outback with an open trailer. My bike is a Suzuki RMZ with number 276. Steve has a KTM 250 2 stroke.

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I may be there Sunday. If I go, I'll be there when the gates open.
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I'm tentative @ this point. Looking for a 6005 2RS/105CC wheel bearing for my rear. Can't believe 3/4 bearings were frozen over two wheels.

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I'm all loaded up. Should actually be there closer to 10am.

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Have fun guys. I'll be riding illegally around my hood when I get that elusive bearing. My riding is more like skateboarding in that I look for obstacles to pop off, surmount, conquer get through etc... I guess enduro racing wires you a certain way...lol

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Had fun today. It was nice to meet Chris and see Dave. The track was in good shape and then got dry around 1:30. The woods were a mix but overall, it was good. The place was packed.

See you guys next time
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Good riding with you guys today and nice meeting you too Brian. The trails and track seemed to be drying out pretty nicely as the day went on. Conditions should be excellent for anyone going tomorrow.

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Dirtbiker I'm out for today, didn't get everything finished on the trailer yesterday. Plus now I have more work to do on the pumpkin after practicing in the yard removed the tail light for me but I have to tear it apart to disconnect and remove it for now. So now next weekend is my new target.
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Next weekend is probable. I'd like to get a good practice ride in before my first (having missed the first-sick) enduro this year.

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I went today for a couple hours. Skills are still there, but the body isn't even close. If I'm gonna ride well this year it's going to require some work.

I'm thinking of running the gp at Lasalle next week. It's a good property that used to be on the hs schedule . Some of the gp races have a +30 b/c class now, so I might be a little more competitive than in years past.
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