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Old 02-12-2010, 03:23 PM   #5836
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Hodakas were da bomb........back in those days.......course my memory isn't as OLD as yours but I remember riding a Maico before they did paint and that was an "exotic".........



I know you like it cause it's yaller........
Maico is the reason one of my legs is shorter than the other.


My brother Bob was a big Maico rider. He won the Super Bowl open class on a Maico.

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He is mentioned below the photo of Jim Pomeroy.

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Old 02-12-2010, 03:31 PM   #5837
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"I'd rather ride a bike with shit suspension and brakes as a first dirt bike. That way you learn how to be smooth and ride a pos. A setup bike can he new dirt riders into a world of trouble."

My first real bike was an NX250. Not really saying my skills are pro-like, but riding a bike that had trailwings as the only tire options on 16/19 rims and 8 inches of crappy travel was an adventure. When I moved to an xr600 my confindance for riding a bike while squirly and keeping momentum certainly helped.
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:34 PM   #5838
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"I'd rather ride a bike with shit suspension and brakes as a first dirt bike. That way you learn how to be smooth and ride a pos. A setup bike can he new dirt riders into a world of trouble."

My first real bike was an NX250. Not really saying my skills are pro-like, but riding a bike that had trailwings as the only tire options on 16/19 rims and 8 inches of crappy travel was an adventure. When I moved to an xr600 my confindance for riding a bike while squirly and keeping momentum certainly helped.
I can say the same about riding a 470lb V-Strom on sand (and dropping it a lot) and then moving to a CRF230. My ability to trust that the bike won't fall just because the front tire is sliding all over the place made me ride the 230 with a lot more confidence in the slot canyons!
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Old 02-12-2010, 03:41 PM   #5839
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Maico is the reason one of my legs is shorter than the other.


My brother Bob was a big Maico rider. He won the Super Bowl open class on a Maico.

http://www.motocrossactionmag.com/ME...8527FD4E80EE1F

He is mentioned below the photo of Jim Pomeroy.

Glory days.

That's a nice reference.......500 cc Maico.......and to think my dad wouldn't let me buy a motocycle back then......like I would crash or anything.... ....

Had to wait till I finished college and boy was he pissed.......I bought one before I bought a new car........rebel that I was.......
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Old 02-12-2010, 04:34 PM   #5840
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I would still say so much of the cutting edge performance available
today is wasted on egos larger than their riding ability. Just sayin'
I think I qualify for that club! Then again, even the DRZ was often more bike than I could handle .

I guess if I was to ride a bike that fit my ability??? I dunno maybe a Honda Trail 90
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:13 PM   #5841
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My brother Bob was a big Maico rider. He won the Super Bowl open class on a Maico.
I bought a bike from Bob, When he was a salesman at Plaza.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:17 PM   #5842
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I guess if I was to ride a bike that fit my ability??? I dunno maybe a Honda Trail 90
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:35 PM   #5843
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No, sounds like he is saying it would be a bike with incredible suspension
and brakes with a shit rider.
Not saying that at all. Just responding to the statement.

"I am a believer in always getting equipment a bit beyond one's skill level and just getting used to it"

I'm the opposite. I'd rather hone my skills on a bike that isn't perfect. That way when your forks seals blow in the middle of nowhere you know how to handle it or you have to ride two flats for 40 miles to a pit or your handle bars are almost parallel to your front wheel.


But I am a firm beliver in good suspension and that is why I've spent $$$$ on mine but it can mask bad habits. I know mine does. ..........And thank god it does.
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Old 02-12-2010, 05:43 PM   #5844
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I would still say so much of the cutting edge performance available
today is wasted on egos larger than their riding ability. Just sayin'
Street bikes are the worst. They are as fast as gp bikes from 5 years ago and you have beginners buying them because it's the latest and greatest. Darwin must be loving it.
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Old 02-12-2010, 06:40 PM   #5845
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Not saying that at all. Just responding to the statement.

"I am a believer in always getting equipment a bit beyond one's skill level and just getting used to it"

I'm the opposite. I'd rather hone my skills on a bike that isn't perfect. That way when your forks seals blow in the middle of nowhere you know how to handle it or you have to ride two flats for 40 miles to a pit or your handle bars are almost parallel to your front wheel.


But I am a firm beliver in good suspension and that is why I've spent $$$$ on mine but it can mask bad habits. I know mine does. ..........And thank god it does.
I never thought about it in that perspective. It makes sense though, if you can handle the crappy shit, you can do wonders on the good stuff.

I meant more along the lines of getting a bike that requires more skill to be ridden than getting one that is easier to ride because I am a beginner, I much rather struggle at first and get good faster than to take my time and keep it easy.
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Old 02-12-2010, 07:22 PM   #5846
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Kev and I were talking about Delle to Knolls and back
Fano and I are heading out to knolls around 9 tomorrow. It's pretty snowy in the upper parts of delle. Just looks for two guys on orange bikes, one with a skirt on.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:09 PM   #5847
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I've got adventure on the brain, and all this "which bike should I buy" talk is boring the shit out of me. I'm changing the subject. Name those rocks.

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:41 PM   #5848
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I bought a bike from Bob, When he was a salesman at Plaza.
Man I thought I was old.

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Old 02-12-2010, 08:52 PM   #5849
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I have two of those and they are just awesome.
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Old 02-12-2010, 08:53 PM   #5850
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Man I thought I was old.

Well who is telling you your not???



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