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Old 06-05-2013
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I hope the suspension is dialed in.
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I hope the suspension is dialed in.
Front end is a little pushy and wobbly in the corners. I am still not sure what's causing it. The lowering link and lighter springs made for a pretty radical change in geometry, so there is a lot of figuring out to be done.



The rear end is stellar, it soaks up everything, and still reacts to everything I tell it to do!!! The front end is kinda unpredictable and ornery in corners. Over jumps and rough stuff it's a zillion times better than anything else I've thrown a leg over.

I have footage of myself screaming like a little girl when I landed the biggest air I've ever gotten on that finishline tabletop. Still working on finding a program to make the files smaller.
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Hoping this works. My first crash of the season.

http://youtu.be/_l0gQTzzobY
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Wow you were landing hard as hell on them first couple jumps. I'm going to have Shane wear a helmet cam next race. That'll be kind of neat to watch afterwards.
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Your sound effects are funny. lol
Kinda hard to tell from the video, but it looks like a lot of sand in the track.
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I fail that rhythm section every time. It's a very sandy track with a long sweeper that my front end just washes out to the side. Then I chicken out and roll off the throttle. I have a couple of good races, on camera, but internet connection is an issue.

There are documented "AHHHHHHs, TURN DAMMMITs, quite a few BOINGs and OWs." The flaggers and track staff get a pretty good kick out of it. Sometimes I yell shit at them too. It's all good and fun.

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Shane commented right away about how sandy is was lol. He still hasn't had a good crash yet.
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We need more power captain!
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Power's there, but there's this little thing my boss says every Friday night.

"Have fun racing. I need you to be in one piece on Monday, and able to ride, type, load, and unload all the machines."
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More speed and you'd make it over the whoops easier, just don't crash. It's that easy!
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More speed and you'd make it over the whoops easier, just don't crash. It's that easy!
Yeah Wolfy, I wouldn't take advice from someone that's a virgin on a MX track lol. It's that easy!
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^^^ I don't know, don't crash is pretty good advice.
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Guess I can't really argue with that lol.
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I've been on an MX track AND a dirtbike!



Just not at the same time
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^^ Are all the mods asleep at the wheel around here?
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More speed and you'd make it over the whoops easier, just don't crash. It's that easy!
"It's that easy!"

...famous last words of every racer.
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Here's some shit from the last two weeks.

I took an adventure and raced in Canada last weekend, June 23rd. I picked up another rider, stuffed two bikes and two sets of everything in my bitchin' Cany-erado and even made it across the border without a hitch. I camped it out on a cot and got cold as hell, even in the middle of a fairly decent camper.

Zhoda International Raceway - Fairly big gate for a women's class with 12 riders showing. The track was prettymuch built out of silt and super fine sand. It stayed cloudy and held together fairly well for a sandy track. It was designed to be a pro-level track, but safe enough for any riding level to attempt.

1 - It was sandy. Everyone crashed everywhere.
2 - Can you say 4 minute lap times?
3 - VERY hard to remember what obstacle came next.
4 - No straight sections.
5 - No easy sections.
6 - Did I mention that the track was long?
7 - Track split at random moments into 2 lanes. I'm used to picking a line, but getting stuck with a line for 1/4 mile? That's confusing!

I have only one picture from that race, and it is only me and a fellow racer on our fancy orange bikes, with our Canadian life preserver standing in between us looking mildly confused and pimpish.



I got the holeshot in the first moto, but also got lost in the first turn. 8th in my first moto, and duked it out hardcore with another tiny chick on a 150R. Second moto, I beat her ass and another couple others to get 6th, with 7th overall for the day. During the 2nd moto, it started raining pretty hard.

450C had us supposedly doing 5 laps, but we double-dropped with the 450B guys, which allowed me to get lapped once. I don't think I could've held on to the bike for more than 4 laps. I didn't get to race the 2nd moto. The water was standing over 2' deep on some parts of the track, so the called almost the entire rest of the races.
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Pics from Finley ND's race (flatlander_summit was a noshow! )









I wish I would've had it on camera, but the first 450C race of the weekend was double dropped with the 450A guys, and I got the holeshot on the A class with a 199cc disadvantage. The picture of the 450C start is from the last race of the day, when I was dead on my wheels. It's pretty good for being on a less powerful machine.
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Nice Wolfers!!

We went to the Yoop to ride this past weekend and popped the xr80. Needs the bottom end redone as well as the top end so I'm actually looking for another bike thinking it would cost the same. I'm torn between finding an xr100 so we can use the 80 for a parts bike or just snagging an 85 to see how he does. You guys that ride bikes, would an 85 be too large of a step up from an xr80? I kind of think so but not positive. I can find either a kx85 or crf100/xr100 for the same moneys so I'm pretty torn which route to go. I've already accepted he's going to miss the big Redbud Nationals race but I don't want to miss racing the next weekend as its our home track, gotta get back on the track next weekend.
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It's not "too large" of a step up. But you have to have a realistic expectation of moving forward. I am always slow for a while when I switch up to the big bike. (KTM was actually an exception). I hardly rode my XR100 after I got my CR80.

If Mini Mud's really the same size as me, he should get comfortable on an 85 pretty quickly frame and suspension wise.

The peaky power and slipping the shit out of the clutch to keep it in the powerband is going to be the hardest part.

Does an 85 mean stepping up to the big track?
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He could stay on the little track until he was comfortable, and then yes he'd have to move to the big track. I don't think they're allowed to ride the little track for a whole season either, literally until they get used to the bike.

Considering I'm looking into different bikes I'm kind of considering the smoker because it'll be about the same price as an xr100. I've been saying when he outrides his xr80 I would step him up to an 85, he's still a ways away from outriding the XR. I think I'm going to look at an 09 CRF100, I actually think it will fit him better than an 85 this year. Size wise he is ready for an 85, experience wise I just don't think he's ready. I'm worried he'd be slower than shit because he'd have to keep the powerband where he's not comfortable riding. Sounds like I made up my mind lol, 100 it is.:thumbs:
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Canada eh. Where confused looks take the place of pimp slapped.
Hard to memorize the track with 4 min lap times. That is the longest lap time I have heard of.
Pictures look good, nice bike! Looks like your adjusting to it well.

Mud, With buying a thumper, he will still have a good trail bike to ride after he gets a smoker.
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I feel guilty saying it, but it's the best bike decision I've ever made. Front end is still not dialed in...but dayum, that thing is the sweetest ride I've ever thrown a leg over.
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Sorry Keebler lol.
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Had a race a couple weekends ago, really really fought with my front wheel and the direction I was going. I sacrificed the ability to touch the ground easily, and pushed my forks down in the clamps (lifted the front end). It felt kinda better so I left them where they were for this race. I got 2nd in Womens, last in 450C.

It was a weird tiny track, and I was almost pissed off when I walked it. Literally, there were two table tops and a tiny rhythm section. The rest was just a short trail through the trees.

Once I rode it, my attitude changed. It was kinda fun and packed up well with lots of traction. Nothing else was very comment worthy. I hung on to the women's class leader for the entire moto, and it felt pretty awesome.
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