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I won't say the "R" word, but....

It's not looking good for BHF this weekend.
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First of all I would like it to be noted that Kim is the one who actually said the "R" word

Nick, I've had crappy luck with rain tires I do better in the rain with DOTs. Which I actually love racing in the rain too, just not the first weekend out for the season, and on a new bike, that has almost twice the power of last years bike.

We'll see how it plays out, but I swear man I'm starting to feel like this weather follows me to the track. I didn't go to RA this year, and sure enough it was great weather. Then we spectated at BHF last round weather was great, then I plan on racing this weekend and well this is the result. ARGHHH!!!
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First of all I would like it to be noted that Kim is the one who actually said the "R" word

Nick, I've had crappy luck with rain tires I do better in the rain with DOTs. Which I actually love racing in the rain too, just not the first weekend out for the season, and on a new bike, that has almost twice the power of last years bike.

We'll see how it plays out, but I swear man I'm starting to feel like this weather follows me to the track. I didn't go to RA this year, and sure enough it was great weather. Then we spectated at BHF last round weather was great, then I plan on racing this weekend and well this is the result. ARGHHH!!!
Fuck it! Skip this weekend, and come dirt (mud) biking with us. It's cheaper and you can bring the little guy.

Lets ROLL!!!! Buffalo Sunday!

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I'm already commited. Any suggestions on where I can find a 120/180 set of R tires? I have two sets of rims with one set of bearings and rotors between them. One set has new SuperCorsa pros on it. The other has Racetec tires that are just about cashed, and my rotors and bearings in them. Right now I'm debating if I want to swap everything over to my new set of tires or remount the old set, and take them off and buy R tires when I get there. Any suggestions?
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Rain tires are a very good investment, just as long as you keep them off dry pavement they last forever. I have had mine for almost 3 years now and I used them at Autobahn this year in the full wet and they stuck like glue. I always just keep my rain tires mounted on my spare rims. They never come off.

Just buy a new set. They are 330 bucks and will last for a long long time. Talk to Mr. Tom Mason.

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Does that look like a good price? I'm considering picking up a set of rims and rain's cuz I wanna be a real racer

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Wow!!!! Wheels Rotors And Rain Tires for 550!!!! Bloody Piss Thats A Great Price!!!

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Well, I guess I'm lowballing him for $475 then huh

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Well, I guess I'm lowballing him for $475 then huh
I wouldn't lose sleep over it if I picked those up for 475

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Anyone coming up through Aurora for the CCS races. I might have a line on a new set of Michelin Pilot Race Rain Tires for $195 from around there. Otherwise I'll check with Mr. Mason.
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I've got a set of Dunlop Rains for the SV if someone wants them I'll bring them this weekend. Grasshopper I need to go this weekend if nothing else to get the suspension setup on the Mille by Ed.

We're planning on Buffalo next weekend though, don't have the little guy this weekend, and it's been too long since we've been out on the dirt. So keep that one open.
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We'll get together and do some dirt riding soon.

Try and keep her on 2 wheels this weekend huh?

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What are the trails like at Buffalo?

I went up north last weekend on these trails I found last year. They are incredible. Very tight and technical, through the trees, up and down hills. I haven't been to other trails, so I don't know how they compare. But they're awesome. If you've been to the Kettle Morraine bike trails, they're like that, single-track, but for dirt bikes.

Is Buffalo like that?
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What are the trails like at Buffalo?

I went up north last weekend on these trails I found last year. They are incredible. Very tight and technical, through the trees, up and down hills. I haven't been to other trails, so I don't know how they compare. But they're awesome. If you've been to the Kettle Morraine bike trails, they're like that, single-track, but for dirt bikes.

Is Buffalo like that?
Jack, Buffulo will blow your mind with single track dirt trails. They go for miles and miles and miles, sand, dirt mudd, creeks, huge hills cliffs, valleys. It's amazing. Bmoney and I mite head out there early Sunday morning. It is well worth it to go riding out there.

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Try and keep her on 2 wheels this weekend huh?
I always try, I just don't always succeed!
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Jack, Buffulo will blow your mind with single track dirt trails. They go for miles and miles and miles, sand, dirt mudd, creeks, huge hills cliffs, valleys. It's amazing. Bmoney and I mite head out there early Sunday morning. It is well worth it to go riding out there.
Cool! Where is this place? This weekend isn't looking good for me but would like to give it a go in the next couple weeks. Are there loops? For example the loop I do on this other trail takes about 1/2 hour.
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Cool! Where is this place? This weekend isn't looking good for me but would like to give it a go in the next couple weeks. Are there loops? For example the loop I do on this other trail takes about 1/2 hour.
I can show you a few loops but there isn't anything charted out.

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That loop we went on last time Nick, that was a cool section.
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Anyone coming up through Aurora for the CCS races. I might have a line on a new set of Michelin Pilot Race Rain Tires for $195 from around there. Otherwise I'll check with Mr. Mason.
Ok, I bought the tires. So if anyone is coming through Aurora, IL and will be at Blackhawk Farms by tomorrow morning PLEASE email me at tmlsm @ yahoo dot com or pm me.
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