District 37 Racers and Curious Thread

Discussion in 'Racing' started by Motodisiac, Mar 14, 2011.

  1. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    I don't know about lessons, but I would be happy to go riding with you and give you any pointers I can offer. On the other hand, I'm fairly certain there are "Experts" out there that would tell me I'm doing it all wrong as well :D
  2. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    This past Sunday I was able to make it to Vikings GP at Pala Raceway. It was great - perfect weather, nice tacky track and no dust. I managed to get 5th in Novice class. I could probably fight for forth but my friend stalled his bike in very narrow section on 1st lap and I was stuck waiting for about 30 seconds - that was my race. Man, they had some huge jumps there, I do not think my balls are big enough to start clearing them at my old age.

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    I was second coming into 2nd turn (first on this picture but there is one guy ahead)

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    Some sections were sandy and tricky, I kept looking where I didn't want to go and sure enough I always ended up there, right out of the main rut :rofl

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    We all had fun though. I could see how this could become addicting, I'm ready to repeat ASAP.

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  3. Goofy Footer

    Goofy Footer Been here awhile

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    Motodisiac - great pics of the GP. It looks like your group sure had fun! I heard about it but couldn't make it up there. How big were the classes? I hear they combined the pro track and amateur tracks into one big loop? What was the atmosphere like? I'm all ears :ear
  4. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    Hey Dennis, are you racing d37 this year? First race is this weekend. I'm excited - cant wait to do my first two looper.
  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Good luck!!

    :thumb

    oh and have fun too

    :augie
  6. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    I will definitely do some races this year, most GP but perhaps a couple of desert ones. I'm swamped at work right now, so can't even think about riding yet. First outing will probably be King Of The Motos - just to spectate of course :)
  7. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    I'll be heading out to spectate as well. I'm planning to bring my bike to get to some of the interesting spots. Maybe I'll see you out there.
  8. JeffS77

    JeffS77 cheap bastard

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    Wow I just realised in a few weeks I will be a "VET" ...actualy kind of excited now that I can race Vet Novice with like aged novices shouldnt be as wreckless as all them kids ..... I hope :lol3

    Not sure when I will get to actually go race but I will probably run out to the checkers H&H to spectate in feb.

    I really wanted to run my '79 Kawi in the Classic class at GP's but they moved that race to saturday this year and that wont work with my work schedule...so desert it will be.
  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    welcome to the Vet class!

    I have no idea how it freakin happened but I made it to V59 for this season...... I only did a few races last year.... maybe its a mistake

    :lol3

    either way, unless I get off my ass and do some more race this year, I dont think ill ever have a lower number

    everyone keep your fingers crossed for Catalina 2013!

    :clap
  10. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    So if you ride 2 races this year maybe you can get V58 next year :evil
  11. Motodisiac

    Motodisiac Moto Terrorist

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    Just got my cool V100 plates :) Too bad they moved all Vet GP races on Saturday, I can only race Sundays ;(
  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    You know me, I dont really care that much about the numbers, but hey....the lower the number the better.... RIGHT MIKE?

    :ddog
  13. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thats a bummer.....ill be out there on Taft on saturday
  14. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    I wish I could make it out Sat but too many things going on. Did part of Desert's race Sunday, about 27 miles before I was caught by sweep who told me I wouldn't make it back before dark so I headed over to Means and then slabbed it back.

    I'm so slow and outta shape but hopefully that will change as I do more races.
  15. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    thats a bummer..... I know the feeling for sure
  16. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    So were you trying to do the big loop or the 40 mile one?
  17. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    I put on my big boy pants and decided to do two loops from now on - and - you don't get national points for doing the short loop...
  18. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    That was a pretty tough race, I didn't have a very good day.
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    How's the new weapon?!

    :ear
  20. MotoMike

    MotoMike Washed Up Desert Racer

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    It's fast. It needs a rekluse, and maybe an aftermarket flywheel. Very hyper.