Small Rant Against Banshee Clean-Outs

Discussion in 'Trials' started by motobene, Apr 16, 2018 at 8:20 AM.

  1. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    I am guilty of the clean out, but for the following reasons.
    1. To let the guy ahead of me realize I might use him for traction if he does not MOVE.
    2. To let a scorer know that a rider is at the section.
    3. To let the rider who is next in line,know he better go or be passed at the entrance.
    4. That I am pissed off at myself halfway through a section. Spectators and scorers beware.
    5. My throttle is actually stuck and I am riding the section anyway I can! I have had this happen several times.
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  2. ChopperCharles

    ChopperCharles Long timer

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    Is this a two-stroke thing then?

    Charles.
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  3. motobene

    motobene Motoing for 46 years

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    Awesomely funny, Lineaway!

    2-stroke thing yes, but it is done for a lot of reasons on all bikes, like crotch rocket swarms trying to raise the hackles of a lone police car.

    I do the, "Stop talking forever, checker! I've been waiting here way too long!"
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  4. Huzband

    Huzband Team Dirt

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    Or you could learn about the subject before making cracks based on ignorance.
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  5. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Everybody thinks I got an attitude with age. When I was 14 I rode my first Ute Cup. Started the same minute As Schrieber and Whalley. My only real memory of that event was being passed on a large log, the guy clipped my bars and I crashed. A photographer riding a bike stopped and got my bike off me. That was my first event after turning Expert. My first National was in 1975 Cayuta NY. I timed out out due to the use of a triple section that the scorers used walkie talkies. I was on my penalty time by the end of my first loop, I had to quit at that point. Shortly after that I went to ride just a regular RMTA event. The day before I went riding with Cavanaugh, Stokes and Berguner. That was an eye opener trail ride. I thought I was fast in my own little mind. These guys were throwing there bikes around on the loop. They hit a jump and pan caked (Early nak nak looking move) there bikes and I about crashed keeping up. By the time I was 16 I developed an attitude while on the loop, I kinda just get into a zone that I try to keep along with the sections. Any bottle necks just ruin it. That is why I always have loved long loops. It is so much fun to be in that zone for a couple hours.
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