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Discussion in 'Trials' started by charlie chitlins, May 20, 2020.
So how is Tucker Ranch?
How the hell would I know?
Hey, I`m on a mission myself. Sunday I get to go to the closed Lake and change the oil on two Seadoo`s to make my wife happy. At least my day today was VERY productive trials wise.
Not my photo or bike. This is a pic from Sugar Grove , Ohio, where we used to have several trials a year, several years ago. Mud is worse in Ky. Different things work in different parts of the country. Remind me again why I need to worry about a heavier chain, or can't back up because of too much friction.
He we go again. If he had real bars, (not ape hangers) he could wheelie over the mud. Or at least wheelie enough to knock off the mud later on.
You guys got any other TALL Tales!
Just yankin your.........chain.
I`ve only ridden once in Ohio. I remember it being a little slick, but not bad. Remember the day before I rode Cayuta, NY. That was the nationals back in 1975. The funny part I was born in Bowling Green.
I rode those nationals also, Ohio, New York, Pennsylvania, 3 days in a row. New York was very muddy, if I remember correctly. Edit, that was in the 80's. I also rode the Layland, Ohio national in '75, my first one. 15 years old. Most everyone had a pickup, van, or car pulling a trailer. Team Honda- Marland Whaley showed up with two semi's.
YEAH, Cayuta was my first the day before. And I was dumb enough to ride a free TL250. SPONSORED by the local shop, all of us top riders in our club was riding jap bikes that year. I was also 15.
I dnfed Cayuta on time due to a triple continuous section. Ohio I was sick all day but finished. AS soon as I found the out house I was fine. Turned out the all night road trip did me in.
I still have the blue scoring booklet they handed out in my basement, I'll have to dig it out and see if I wrote your score down. I was on a ty250, with a black tank. Was also sponsored by our local Yamaha shop. So we rode the same event 45 years ago, your old!
And the same age!! Well atl east you were riding a Jap bike too. I was an Ossa rider, and the TL was so heavy. So how many years did you ride Nationals? 2002 was my last full year as I had another ACL surgery. The only place that I rode well east of the Mississippi was TTC.
I rode the nationals in the 70's, 80's, 90's till probably 2008. Never rode the full series, just the ones closest to Ohio.
Rode enough in '89, to make # 4 sportsman that year. Had to quit the nationals cause I opened my own business in 2000, was afraid of getting hurt badly, and taking off for a week or 2 wasn't feasible . Charley at TTC is my brother in law. Met my wife at the world round in '89 in Tennessee.
I quit working in 1990 just so I could ride more trials. Became a full time trials dealer in 1993. So riding was my job. In 2002 I rode Expert Sportsman and kinda sucked, but was riding really good for me till I had to have surgery. I have been hit and miss since then! Now I work too much and dream of riding more, but my body says nooo!
Yeah I rode almost everything I could in the 90`s. Finally won sr35 in `99. I won a few sr nationals since then. But I would win one day and the next day be mid pack.
Trials in NZ is all about mud, we ride in mud even in summer. I still wouldn't bother with an O ring chain.
Is it OK to clean my chain with WD-40? Will it hurt anything?
YES, and no it won't hurt it. But I sure liked the guy soaking his chain all the time!