Rocco's Pizza - or - how I spent my first GNCC race -

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  1. nachtflug

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    I've placed an order for a large pie at Rocco'a Pizza. He's still not here and I'm getting hungry, perhaps he's stuck in traffic?

    :fyyff Rocco!

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    Hey sponsors are sponsors.....

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    I don't give a shit I'm hungry.

    man what a weekend. :deal

    first I had to stop by the museum and grab a few pics of a few bikes that were only going to be there saturday for the Indian Larry ribbon cutting ceremony so I stopped and...took a few pics of a few (2) bikes that Larry made.

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    which included the Ed Roth tribute bike.

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    but the real fun was at Alex Snoops 3rd annual vintage day.

    Alex is to Ossa what Hugh is to Bultaco to a lesser degree.

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    the weather was good so the turnout was good. Pat Moroney had his newly acquired never been ridden still had nubs on the original tires (not any more) 450CR and thats CR not CRF. :fyyff

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    there were Ossa's everywhere you looked.

    I had forgotten that the Phantoms weighed in under 200 pounds? does that sound right?

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    and the guy who owned the property had a few nice bikes as well. :cry

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    but this was all on Saturday. I'd been wanting to go to GNCC at Unadilla for a few years but was always too lazy to make the drive. not this year. come to think of it with the Retro AHRMA VMX, the Lucas Oil Pro National, and the GNCC, I've been to Unadilla 3 times this year. The drive home is always more fun for some reason, nice country, no rush. Sunday morning I was in the car at 6am, coffee at McDonalds ($1 thank you very much) and didn't eat any food until 9pm last night. It was worth it.

    GNCC riders, men, women, boys, girls, pro, amateur, do not suck.

    :deal

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    christ I feel like posting every picture I took.

    :bow

    I am not worthy. this could drag on for months. what else is new...
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    It was nice to see you again Flug, glad you made the trip. The first lap, you scared me:lol3
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    I'll go ahead and break the rule of posting IM's please don't ban me.

    I got an IM today from Wolvreen, he tells me he is #455.

    He just joined adv today!

    This pic somehow found it's way to him in less than a day, either from Facebook or someone saw it here.

    or he snuck into my house last night and looked at my pictures but I'm thinking he saw it on Al Gores internet.

    so everyone say hello to #455 otherwise known as Wolvreen in advland.

    I don't know who his friend is maybe a pizza delivery man running late?

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  13. nachtflug

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    christ with that get up you had on who scared who?

    but we'll get to you in a bit. will give me motivation to keep posting these pictures.

    should be to yours in about 475 or so...:D
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    crankshaft Guns are for pussies

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    Yea, I call that my Atomic pollock outfit:lol3 I buy all my gear used off Ebay or in the closeout section.
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    so anyway I get to the track. there is a freaking long line of people signing up for the GNCC. long line. long story short it was so bad (or good attendance was more than expected?) that they had to bump everything back 2 hours.

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    I did the obligatory run by the KTM rig and checked out KTM's. duh.

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    but I wasn't there to kick tires. I found a guy who seemed to know where I could "find some drama to photograph" my words not his.

    destiny must have brought me to him because he was spot on.

    walk in this direction. cross the track. then you'll come to the track again at the 6 mile marker. follow it till it turns left and the pro part of the course will turn right. they went through there with a brush hog. follow it till you get to the railroad tracks. follow the tracks, and then you'll get to the stream. the pro's will be in the stream.

    so I did.

    nice trail. :eek1

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    nicer still. :D

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    :huh

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    someone observed that the "stream" might have been an old canal but google sattelite shows what looks to be this stream and you can also clearly see the old abandoned rail track. very cool. right here though it looked like a purpose built canal as the track and water and perfectly parallel. the rail is right up the bank on the left.
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    this is the point where the afternoon Pro and A riders would exit the water. looking back down stream you see the large log which to get around they had no choice but to leave the safety of the side of the bank which was still relatively dry, as opposed to being in the water, but once past that log they had no choice (and it's further than it looks) but to ride in the water. not scary deep but as the pictures will show, freaking deep enough. folks, there were freaking RAILROAD TIES in that water. this was going to be good...

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    once this aquatic inspection was completed I headed inland to the spot I would call home for the next few hours. not that it was miles but I was not about to walk all the way back to civilization, food, the main MX track and then come all the way back.

    so home sweet home for the next few hours. among other things, the 7 mile marker and a transponder receiving station.

    this is the view the 10 o'clock group of riders would face when they left the railbed they would run in lieu of the water. a few things of note. they could obviously go either side of the big tree, but the uprooted tree to the right of the canopy with the red arrow provided a natural safe haven. I knew coming up that grade if anyone lost it they wouldn't want to go into the right as the uprooted tree was going to win any such battle so that is where I spent the majority of the amateur/non pro A rider run. every last one of them had to come right by me. ducks on a pond. not the most exotic of viewpoints but it worked for me. the roots would keep things interesting enough from time to time.

    I haven't forgotten everything about woods riding.

    do they still make Trelleborgs?

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