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Old 03-10-2010, 12:21 PM   #151
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...oh and Im going to need to take a look at you 525 here sooner or later as my head starts to twist in the direction of KTM.

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Old 03-10-2010, 12:25 PM   #152
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...oh and Im going to need to take a look at you 525 here sooner or later as my head starts to twist in the direction of KTM.

Come out this weekend and you can have a look, 300 is down so I'm bringing the 525 out of retirement.
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:30 PM   #153
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...and as for the fitness part, I've been staggering for years. Works for me
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Old 03-10-2010, 12:35 PM   #154
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...and as for the fitness part, I've been staggering for years. Works for me


nice.

If I can get the woman out there - Ill give you a call. Not sure.... I *MIGHT* be able to get a Rock Store ride out of her....
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Old 03-10-2010, 01:19 PM   #155
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Seriously, I hardly even drink anymore. Back when though, I am amazed that I could function at all. We partied extremely hard the night before, and somehow managed to race the next day. The last time I tried that I made it 5 miles before crashing my brains out.
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Old 03-11-2010, 09:51 AM   #156
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Seriously, I hardly even drink anymore. Back when though, I am amazed that I could function at all. We partied extremely hard the night before, and somehow managed to race the next day. The last time I tried that I made it 5 miles before crashing my brains out.
I remember you guys talking about that. I would imagine it would be reasonably easy to die from dehydration after being up all night drinking then racing all day in the desert....
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Old 03-11-2010, 10:37 AM   #157
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I remember you guys talking about that. I would imagine it would be reasonably easy to die from dehydration after being up all night drinking then racing all day in the desert....
Maybe as an old fart, but when you are young and invincible, it wasn't even a consideration. Jeebus, we didn't even have "Hydration Packs", just an old army canteen or fanny pack with 1 or 2 pints of water. You got a couple gulps of water when you pitted and that was it.
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Old 03-11-2010, 11:58 AM   #158
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Maybe as an old fart, but when you are young and invincible, it wasn't even a consideration. Jeebus, we didn't even have "Hydration Packs", just an old army canteen or fanny pack with 1 or 2 pints of water. You got a couple gulps of water when you pitted and that was it.
I finally watched Bruce Browns' Hare and Hound the other day and dammed near laughed myself off my chair when the guy asked for a smoke in the pits.

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Old 03-14-2010, 09:02 PM   #159
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preliminary results are up 5th place in class and 73rd out of 133 overall

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Old 03-14-2010, 11:35 PM   #160
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preliminary results are up 5th place in class and 73rd out of 133 overall

GREAT JOB eatpasta

yeah! I just looked at that myself.... not bad for my second go. Ive fallen off the wagon a bit as far as fitness but Ill be back and strong again in april.

im bummed to be missing a few races this month but the XR can use some attention as well as my wife and family.

Cant wait for april!
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:23 AM   #161
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Looks like I got 4th, not 2nd. Two guys with temp #s in my class ahead of me. Got 42nd OA yesterday on the 525, maybe 7th or so in class. Course was lots of high speed stuff, not my cup of tea. Forgot how much fun that 525 can be.
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Old 03-15-2010, 09:43 AM   #162
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Looks like I got 4th, not 2nd. Two guys with temp #s in my class ahead of me. Got 42nd OA yesterday on the 525, maybe 7th or so in class. Course was lots of high speed stuff, not my cup of tea. Forgot how much fun that 525 can be.
aw man! The high speed stuff is where I can actually pick up spots!



bummed I missed it but had an awesome weekend with the wife.

you got 4th in class! thats awesome man!! 32nd over all!!
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Old 03-16-2010, 01:26 PM   #163
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Thanks for this....

Hey Pasta,

I just wanted to chime in and say thanks for these race reports. You have an uncanny way of staying humble with just the right mix of enthusiasm and self deprecation. I hope you remember this as you continue to get better as a rider.

There is nothing more refreshing around these parts than someone who openly recognizes what they don't know rather than spouting off about what they do know.

I appreciate the opportunity to live vicariously through you and wish you the best of luck in all your racing endeavors. I hope one day to get out and do some of these kinds of races myself. I hope I find someone as willing to pull me along in all my slowness as you found in Mike.

Thanks again and it sounds like you are having a blast!
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Old 03-16-2010, 04:47 PM   #164
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Hey Pasta,

I just wanted to chime in and say thanks for these race reports. You have an uncanny way of staying humble with just the right mix of enthusiasm and self deprecation. I hope you remember this as you continue to get better as a rider.

There is nothing more refreshing around these parts than someone who openly recognizes what they don't know rather than spouting off about what they do know.

I appreciate the opportunity to live vicariously through you and wish you the best of luck in all your racing endeavors. I hope one day to get out and do some of these kinds of races myself. I hope I find someone as willing to pull me along in all my slowness as you found in Mike.

Thanks again and it sounds like you are having a blast!
thanks man!

There are a few things I have learned in life;

I know there is a famous saying that goes something to the effect of; the only knowledge is knowing you know nothing

and (especially in motorcycling....) there is ALWAYS going to be someone wayyyy better than you.

also, you have to be able to make fun of yourself - there's no reason to go through life taking things that seriously so yes I do try and balance these things.

im just excited that people are interested in reading about it. Ill continue to post about and make videos as long as people are interested in watching.

definitely give the racing a try sometime!! when you do, go about it just as I have - find someone that has been doing it for a long time and take all the advice you can and dont forget to wear armor!!

almost none of the guys I race with wear it, but screw that! if yer new, yer gunna crash. I haven't had any bad ones (yet) but im sure as I get faster, they will be "in the mail".

its good fun and it really makes you learn what kind of a rider you are. I have seen myself be transformed in just a few races and training sessions. What does that make me?

Still pretty dammed slow



BUT, Im getting better!



and thats the point.

when you start up, make sure to post it so that we can watch too!!

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Old 03-19-2010, 03:36 PM   #165
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We gotta get you out to an enduro now. I'm going to Prospectors MC this weekend. Can't wait to see what they have in store for us. They are finishing everyone but the "A" riders 6 or 7 miles from the end of the loop.
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