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Discussion in 'Central – From Da Nort Woods to the Plane States' started by tpar1220, Jan 2, 2009.
Feeling way better Gavin, rode the DRZ for a bit Friday.
First World Problems--this could easily be changed to say Adventure Bike
Went to a Half Mile Flat Track Race Saturday.
Lots of modified single cylinder dirtbikes and more than a few tricked out street bikes.
Classes ran from 50CC 5 year old boys and girls to PRO 1000CC.
This race was interesting as it wasn't an AMA event but had folks from PA, OH, IN, IL, WI and MI competing.
Had a blast watching all the classes but the 450 motocrossers and the 1000cc PROs were extraordinary.
Overall Winner was a gent riding a heavily modded VEESTROM 1000 ... he smoked the Harleys and everyone else by 3 to 5 seconds every race.
130 HORSE 400 POUND VEE
I would love to get into this, I always had fun at the local county fair racing flat track with knobby tires as a kid. I have quite a few trophy's and stories from back then. I loved motocross and hare scrambles, but for some reason flat track is something I'd consider picking up because I enjoyed it so much!
I wish I would have done this years ago, looks like a Hoot and doable on virtually any bike from what I saw at this race.
My mentor Dick Baird did this type of racing and we practiced a form of it in the ALLEGAN FOREST ... he called it fireroading.
Still enjoy it but don't believe I'll be doing much more 75mph feet up slides lol.
The DIZZER would have worked great. Thanks for sharing, I'd enjoy hearing story sometime!
Dang, just when I get in the habit of looking for your Tiger out and about, now I have to train myself to look for the orange kool-aid....by the way, I think you live close to my cousin Ramona...her husband has a camero....
Haha, well the 1090 might stick out more than the Tiger, so maybe I'll be easier to spot now! I'm not sure if any of my neighbors have a Camaro, but I'm on North Boatman.
Finally got through some video of the Buffaloe dual sport from a few weeks ago. Still going through the video of the first day on the CX500; this was after I crashed the CX and switched to the 450 . If anyone is on the fence about coming down for the ride next year, it is some of the best singletrack you will find around here!
it is just too good & too big of a day to be listening to anyone
& these dry creekbeds are just begging not to be ignored
what's the worst that can happen....
already getting some filler thrown in there & replated & screwed again next week....so what's a little lecturing after all this fun?
I approve of this decision!!! Glad you got out and had some fun!
I also got out today for some "PT" lol.
Did some scouting for this Saturdays ride
and fire wit da boyz lol.
Ride Safe Sarah ... Handguards!
I couldn't help but notice you had a bit of a winker blinker situation. I may have just what you need. I bought some used motorcycles a couple years ago and these were in one of the boxes of parts that came along with them. The only part number I can find on them is on the lens and it says Stanley P2330. They sure look like the oem WR signals, but I can't be 100% certain as I've never had a WR250R. The wires have been cut, but there's plenty of pigtail to splice on your existing oem plugs. Anyway, they're yours for the cost of shipping if you want them. I just couldn't bring myself to toss them. A regional flat rate box looks to be about $8 to the Lake Lemon area.
lots of goodness and truth in this vid...
I took a cruise through the McBride's Bluff area along the White River, just north of Shoals, this evening. If you haven't gone through there, you should check it out sometime if your in the area. There are several miles of cliffs along the river. I only stopped for pics once and they really don't do the area justice at all. And, legend/folklore has it that there is quite a treasure of gold and silver hidden somewhere in one of the caves in the sandstone cliffs by indians long ago.
I also found an old cemetery just south of Shoals from the early 1800's.
Annnndd I got a yellow jacket in my helmet.
Modular helmet for the win.
I've ridden some roads in that area, I think they were on a HNF route years ago. And hopefully you got that yellow jacket out before it got you. I had one get sucked into my helmet earlier this year but it got between the liner and my forehead, didn't end well.
You've got that right. It's definitely a hidden advantage of having a modular helmet. I've had bees get in other helmets and it was a race to get them off. At least with the modular I can flip it up and pull over.
Luckily, I've never had one sting me, but I've had several get in my helmet. There's nothing like watching an angry yellow jacket walk back and forth on the visor ledge.
Last year one made it up the sleeve of my jacket and hit me 3 times, this year was twice on the forehead, I'm over those little f'ers!
Recently "dry"run the LN 2015 Madison ride. All creek bed crossings were mostly dry except for one that had 18-24'' standing water next to it's curved bank. Knobby 5 is closed down. That look like a blast after crossing that creek and working your way up that long hill on that shale outcroppings. I was visualizing the whole time what it would had been like on that historical LN weekend!