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Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 08-28-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,502
Posted By MotoMike
Loved it when they used to have it at Woodley...

Loved it when they used to have it at Woodley Park in the SFV. Love the ring dings!

I entered my Bultaco, didn't win though :cry Guy that won my class had a Kawasaki Mach III that he had found in...
Forum: Racing 08-06-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By MotoMike
The story I read was they (KTM) yanked the rug...

The story I read was they (KTM) yanked the rug out from under KR, just up and said "give us our shit back" with little to no warning. I cannot confirm whether this was actually the case or not.
Forum: Racing 08-01-2014, 01:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By MotoMike
Went well when they were working with Kenny.

Went well when they were working with Kenny.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 07-23-2014, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,816
Posted By MotoMike
Why does this not surprise me... "Kenneth...

Why does this not surprise me...

"Kenneth Mandler, a longtime state employee who now conducts training sessions on how to get a state job..."

What a fucking tool.
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By MotoMike
I had an 07 525 EXC, what a bike! I absolutely...

I had an 07 525 EXC, what a bike! I absolutely wore it out and it still would not die. On the last rebuild I did a 540 kit, angular contact main bearings and a carillo rod, had the head breathed on a...
Forum: Thumpers 07-09-2014, 12:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,202
Posted By MotoMike
Tell her that real men ride KTM's and you wish...

Tell her that real men ride KTM's and you wish desperately to be a real man.
Forum: Old's Cool 06-16-2014, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 1,099,295
Posted By MotoMike
I was going to say Husky, they had an 8 speed I...

I was going to say Husky, they had an 8 speed I believe, sometime in the early 70's
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-19-2014, 02:48 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 44,873
Posted By MotoMike
:d

:d
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
And do I need a dual sport or is green stickie...

And do I need a dual sport or is green stickie cool? Gotta know which bike to bring :evil
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-16-2014, 08:05 AM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
What time and where?

What time and where?
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-14-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
Jesus christ, did I murder the thread? :huh

Jesus christ, did I murder the thread? :huh
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-08-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
*crickets*

*crickets*
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-07-2014, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
What time and where? That is if you don't mind a...

What time and where? That is if you don't mind a new guy tagging along :D

Pumpkin can vouch for me :lol3
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 05-05-2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
Wish you would have called me :cry I was all...

Wish you would have called me :cry I was all loaded up and no one to go with.
Forum: Racing 04-16-2014, 01:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,101
Posted By MotoMike
I always raced my way into shape. I can't run due...

I always raced my way into shape. I can't run due to bad knees (and I never was much of a fan anyway), I was going to the gym, but both my shoulders are kinda fucked from various get offs, so lifting...
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,101
Posted By MotoMike
I recommend you start drinking heavily.

I recommend you start drinking heavily.
Forum: Racing 04-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 588
Posted By MotoMike
I had a great time at this race last year, anyone...

I had a great time at this race last year, anyone interested should definitely give it a go!
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 03-27-2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 7,051
Posted By MotoMike
Hi Vista, used to be one of my favorite places...

Hi Vista, used to be one of my favorite places until they started putting fences around everything. On the other hand, the fucking doucebags that burned down a couple joshua's just like the one in...
Forum: Old's Cool 03-26-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 1,099,295
Posted By MotoMike
I stand corrected. Was the fence by the oval or...

I stand corrected. Was the fence by the oval or something? I never raced there, but spent plenty of time riding there, and it seemed like they were never using Shadow Glen, so I rode on it a lot.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-25-2014, 07:23 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 1,099,295
Posted By MotoMike
That's the "International" track, at the west end...

That's the "International" track, at the west end of the park. Shadow Glen was at the other end of the park, in the trees.
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By MotoMike
I just remember watching him when I was young,...

I just remember watching him when I was young, and the Bettenhausen name was synonymous with Indy.

There is an open wheel thread on the HAMB, I bet they will be sharing some stories!
Forum: Racing 03-17-2014, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 758
Posted By MotoMike
RIP Gary Bettenhausen

http://www.foxnews.com/sports/2014/03/17/veteran-race-car-driver-gary-bettenhausen-dies-competed-in-21-indianapolis-500s/
Forum: Racing 02-28-2014, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,427
Posted By MotoMike
Just food for thought, Tommy Aquino was killed a...

Just food for thought, Tommy Aquino was killed a couple of weeks ago on a track 10 minutes from my house. It is an open track, meaning you pay your $25 to get in and you do whatever you want. There...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,322
Posted By MotoMike
I'll bet you money the first time they use it...

I'll bet you money the first time they use it *oops* we lost some ordinance in there, sorry not safe for the public anymore.

I guarantee it.
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 05:27 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,322
Posted By MotoMike
I've gone the civil disobedience route, and I'm...

I've gone the civil disobedience route, and I'm too old for that shit now, I've had to stand before a federal magistrate and I was just lucky as hell that the feds had their heads up their asses, and...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 02-04-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 190
Views: 8,322
Posted By MotoMike
A little FYI for you all, the Checkers MC were...

A little FYI for you all, the Checkers MC were denied their permit because the military doesn't want anyone getting hurt on "Their Land". Yep, it's already done. The Checkers are still having a race,...
Forum: Racing 02-03-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,797
Posted By MotoMike
Wow, I wonder what the deal was? Piru is 10...

Wow, I wonder what the deal was? Piru is 10 minutes from my house and I have ridden there a few times. The place is a test/practice track only, $25 to get in and ride all you want. But there is no...
Forum: Racing 01-27-2014, 09:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 936
Posted By MotoMike
RIP #10 I had the pleasure of meeting Neil...

RIP #10

I had the pleasure of meeting Neil about 20 years ago at Walt Mahony's house, hell of a nice guy.

http://motomike.smugmug.com/Motorcycles/BSA-Dad/i-nMwQwqQ/0/L/BSAwreckingcrew-L.jpg
Forum: Old's Cool 01-22-2014, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 1,099,295
Posted By MotoMike
The Johnson Valley deal isn't a set aside, it's...

The Johnson Valley deal isn't a set aside, it's just gone, for military use only. Supposedly a portion of it is supposed to be shared use, but I will take odds that the first time the Marines use it...
Forum: Racing 01-21-2014, 11:20 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,355
Posted By MotoMike
I have run a bunch of D37 timekeepers, and after...

I have run a bunch of D37 timekeepers, and after years of desert racing and not giving the enduros a second thought, I couldn't believe how much fun and how challenging they were!

The first year I...
Forum: Old's Cool 01-07-2014, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 1,099,295
Posted By MotoMike
And with the recent 88,000 acre land grab by the...

And with the recent 88,000 acre land grab by the USMC in Johnson Valley, there are only one or two more nails and so cal desert racing's coffin will be permanently sealed :cry
Forum: Racing 01-07-2014, 08:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,228
Posted By MotoMike
My Baja experience is limited, but I would say...

My Baja experience is limited, but I would say GPS for pre running is important. Forget about it during the race. When I did the 500 a couple of years ago, my chase driver would drop me off and I...
Forum: West California, the desert southwest and whatever is left 12-03-2013, 12:24 PM
Replies: 7,388
Views: 539,253
Posted By MotoMike
Jan 19th is the Lost Coyotes MC "Lost in the...

Jan 19th is the Lost Coyotes MC "Lost in the Woods II" Qualifier Enduro, two loops and 75 miles of fun! We were up there Sunday, Fall Trail has a closed sign on it :dunno From what I hear, there is...
Forum: Racing 11-21-2013, 03:23 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,189
Posted By MotoMike
Modern day Rick Mears.

Modern day Rick Mears.
Forum: Racing 08-13-2013, 12:28 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,775
Posted By MotoMike
MotoKid was in the desert at a month old hanging...

MotoKid was in the desert at a month old hanging on for dear life.
Forum: Racing 08-07-2013, 08:12 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 67,201
Posted By MotoMike
:huh This belongs in the WTF thread

:huh This belongs in the WTF thread
Forum: Racing 07-25-2013, 02:57 PM
Replies: 915
Views: 67,201
Posted By MotoMike
I wonder, even if from this point on he is the...

I wonder, even if from this point on he is the poster child for a perfect human being and awesome moto racer, if he could ever really put all this behind him. I think the damage is done permanently,...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2013, 11:42 AM
Replies: 406
Views: 27,189
Posted By MotoMike
It should be fun to watch, the dirt guys should...

It should be fun to watch, the dirt guys should hand the pavement their asses. I wonder how many people in the field have ever turned a wheel on dirt?

I predict dry slick and dusty and a LOT of...
Forum: Racing 07-23-2013, 11:37 AM
Replies: 915
Views: 67,201
Posted By MotoMike
I know that in every form of racing I have...

I know that in every form of racing I have participated in, both 2 and 4 wheel, the rider/driver is responsible for the actions of his/her crew, period. I have heard stories for years around so cal...
Forum: Racing 07-19-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,775
Posted By MotoMike
My dad has a nifty scar on one of his legs from...

My dad has a nifty scar on one of his legs from pegs like those, crashed at Ascot back in the fifties.
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