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Old 06-11-2014, 12:24 PM   #1
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Just curious to see if anyone is going to Mid-Ohio next month. My husband and I are planning to participate in the trial on Sunday. Looking forward to the swap meet.
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Old 06-11-2014, 04:58 PM   #2
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I don't have a vintage bike, but I'd love to go. Time will tell.
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:10 PM   #3
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I'm going... I usually bring a Honda Reflex...
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Old 06-25-2014, 06:11 PM   #4
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Old 06-27-2014, 01:05 PM   #5
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On Saturday night at VMD, they will be showing the new film, 'PENTON The John Penton Story'.
Worth the trip alone!
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Old 06-27-2014, 03:12 PM   #6
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Only 2 weeks away now! The below or my TL is what I scoot around on at events like VMD, so say hey if you see me. My husband will be trying to sell his yellow CT90 at VMD and pick up a CT110 to replace it.

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Old 07-02-2014, 10:54 AM   #7
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I will be heading up from the Cincy area.
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Old 07-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #8
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I'm thinking about going, leaving from the Chicago area. Not sure yet. Trying to figure out which manufacturers will have demo fleets. Looks like Indian (don't care) and KTM (do care), but don't see reference to any others?
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Old 07-07-2014, 07:30 PM   #9
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Packed and ready! Taking this to tool around on this year.
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:50 AM   #10
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The TL250 got some fresh paint! Hopefully it won't get scratched up too bad in Sunday's trial.



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Old 07-10-2014, 06:15 AM   #11
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The TL250 got some fresh paint! Hopefully it won't get scratched up too bad in Sunday's trial.


Looks good. Keep the rubber side down!
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Old 07-14-2014, 04:42 PM   #12
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How was the trial?
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Old 07-15-2014, 04:59 AM   #13
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How was the trial?
+1 Anyone from here compete?
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Old 07-15-2014, 09:43 AM   #14
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The terrain was great; a nice mix of creeks, log crossings, climbs/descents, smallish rocks. Dark, damp earth, but not too much mud, so good traction for the most part. 4 loops of 10 sections. Fun loop trail. It seemed to be a good turnout, but I don't have any numbers. The sections were laid out w/white perimeter tape and tiny little gate markers. I had walked the course the day before, but still struggled to make out the "A", "B", "C", "EXP", etc. markers because they were so small. I'm more used to red ribbon on the right and blue on the left and bigger gate markers. Some of the checkers were inexperienced, e.g., allowing a rider to begin a section before the previous rider had fully exited. One section required a floater turn of a "C" rider in order to cross a log (or else a perform a really angled crossing), which I thought was a bit odd for a "C" line.

To exit Section 3, one did about a 2-foot drop into a creek bed followed by an immediate steep ascent. I had planned on my normal "roll-down-the-dropoff-with-butt-stuck-way-out" maneuver to handle the 2-foot drop, but as I stood there watching everyone just jump off into the creek bed, I thought, "I can do that." You can guess where this is headed. I landed on my worn-out shocks, must've come down pretty hard with my right wrist, and whiskey-throttled it up the worst part of the bank, where it was the steepest and had roots jutting out at the top. I looped it at the top, and I think someone caught the bike, for I exited stage right with a backwards somersault back down the slope, while the bike stayed on top. I was OK, but my bike has a bobtail look right now.

We had to duck out early (DNF) due to an 11-hour drive home and work the next day, but would do this trial again. Would love some bigger markers, though.

I read where Quinn Wentzel cleaned all 4 loops.

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