For all you racer wannabee's
Posted June 27, 2001 - 11:33 PM
Member posted 06-27-2001 07:47 PM
There's nothing wrong with being a trail rider, I guess. To each there own. I prefer to test my skills against others in closed course competition. I find trail riding a bit boring. But that's me. Still, most of the "trail riders" I've ever seen were wannabe racers.
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Posted June 28, 2001 - 08:26 AM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 08:56 AM
If you want to race, try racing to a destination 35 miles away on unfamiliar trails.
Posted June 28, 2001 - 08:58 AM
sure it's fun to test you're skills a against someone else, but come on-this is man vs. machine vs. nature here.
i know a guy like that, too. he just sucks as a trail rider, that's all. give him a hill with a log to cross up the hill, and watch him cower like a puppy dog. He can run the track very well, though. so can the little 6 year olds on the TT90's.
it takes more skill to ride the trails, more courage to take the big jumps. I'm lacking courage
racing wannabee, mcarp
Posted June 28, 2001 - 09:15 PM
"It's a Yellow 99' YZ400!!"
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Posted June 28, 2001 - 09:49 PM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 10:00 AM
"I'll kiss his butt and give you 30 minutes to draw a crowd!"
They don't call me the Yamacazi for nothin....
"IF YOURE NOT LIVING ON THE EDGE< YOURE TAKING UP TOO MUCH SPACE"
Posted June 28, 2001 - 11:19 AM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 05:52 PM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 06:49 PM
Posted June 28, 2001 - 07:46 PM
But I think the bigger message here is not to be so judgemental of things you have not experienced before. It's only theory until you try it, then I will take you opinion seriously.
that is all,
2001 WR250F - Snorkle out, t-stop cut, grey wire mod, YZ timed, DR.D Pipe, Cycra Pro-Bend guards, Ty Davis/IMS seat and tank, handlebar hot start, panoram computer, Mich S-12 Rear/ Mich starcross MS2 front, Ty Davis rad supports (don't waste you money on these), Scotts Damper and triple clamp w/ Protaper bars, stock jetting, fuel screw 1.75 out, that's about it...
Posted June 29, 2001 - 07:15 PM
Posted June 29, 2001 - 09:08 PM
During the week, between races, I would ride my DT250 Yamaha on the trails, up and down rivers. The sheer joy of just putzing around was tough to beat.
During the week, in between races and riding my DT250, I would plonk around at hideously slow speeds on a Honda QA50 (hard tailed, two speed "Minitrail"). I would take my dog with me. I could ride that thing on nature trails around my house. No one cared since it was so quiet and ugly. Plus walking my dog was a wholesome thing to do. The memories of having fun with my dog are hard to beat.
Going to work everyday saw me riding my Yamaha Seca 650. I loved carving through the turns, enjoying the wind in my face, even riding through rain and snow. My friends would meet me with their bikes and we'd cruise around Minneapolis. We took a couple of trips, one to Rapid City , South Dakota (NOT Sturgis) and once to eastern Wisconsin to check out a World War 2 Fleet submarine. I really enjoy seeing the world on a bike. Cruising on the open road, whether on a crotch rocket, cruiser, or conventional bike is hard to beat.
Last fall, I was blessed by going to Moab to meet my TTalk buds and ride terrain that was totally virgin to me. Single track...what is that? Talk about exhilarating! Words cannot justify what and where I rode. The orange rock in Moab literally glows at sunset. Riding on my WR, in Moab, with my TTalk Pals, is hard to beat.
To hear/read people bash a form of riding, because they don't do it, is just a blatant sign of ignorance and arrogance.
There are all sorts of thrills in life. ALL forms of motorcycling is JUST ONE OF THEM!
'99 WZ/YR (you choose!) with ALL YZ mods, de-octopused, DSP Doug Henry airbox w/ velocity stack, FMF PowerBomb header, Stroker SX-1 silencer, SS front brake line, forked over by Pro-Action (and then fixed by me), OEM YZ tank, IMS YZ seat, gray wire severed, carb mods by Jim Dean, Andy in OZ, & Sir "Taffy" from Jolly Old England, AMA, NESC, and I use MOBIL 1 Oil, with ZERO problems.
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