Posted August 30, 2002 - 01:25 PM
Who has a group of friends they always ride with? Are these people who have been riding as long as you? Did you meet them at work, or out on the trail? Do you help each other with transport, wrenching, etc? Do you socialise outside of dirt biking?
Posted August 30, 2002 - 01:46 PM
Posted August 30, 2002 - 05:08 PM
Looking for more reports...
I really only have time to ride during the week, during school hours... and most of my mates who ride are only available on weekends... but then I always have a 5 acre backyard and a keen son...
[ August 30, 2002, 08:09 PM: Message edited by: yamaha.dude ]
Posted September 01, 2002 - 04:42 AM
About 90% of the time, I'm riding around the state of Colorado with my long-time buddy Jim. He was the one that introduced me to the sport 2 years ago...and directed me to the WR as the choice bike (also, so he could join me at the dealership and also buy one for himself!).
The other 10% of the time has consisted of riding with different folks from this site! I've met lots of great people out here in TV land (Blackie, Dougie, WickedCrash, & MadPotter) to name a few...and hopefully Stefe9999 here in a short bit. Matter of fact, I'll be riding with Jim and Dougie here in a few days out in Crested Butte...cant wait!
All in all, this site has been very helpful...a great place for answers to your questions and meeting other neat folks! Keep up the good work!
Posted September 01, 2002 - 02:21 PM
Over the last couple of years, I have met several riders from this site, hooking up for many rides. I've ridden with Larry a couple times this year and as he stated, we are going to Crested Butte with him and his buddies this weekend.
Yep, good riding buddies are a must. Someone you can count on to take care of you if you get hurt and razz the hell out of you if you are not that hurt.
Posted September 01, 2002 - 03:15 PM
[ September 01, 2002, 06:17 PM: Message edited by: Extreme Diesel ]
Posted September 01, 2002 - 09:05 PM
The one thing I like about this sport are the lack of butholes. Everyone is real friendly. People that don't ride never understand this.
Posted September 02, 2002 - 05:48 AM
Posted September 02, 2002 - 04:33 PM
Anyway we love it and hope to continue doing as long as we can.
Posted September 02, 2002 - 05:03 PM
I also ride with a guy who I used to work with. We went to the sand dunes in Winnemucca on Saturday, awesome riding in the sand and dirt trails.
Posted September 03, 2002 - 04:47 AM
Tyrel, teacher YZ400
Shawn, Millwright YZ426
Mike, Millwright YZ400 soon to be 450
Aman, City road crew XR 400
Trevor, Construction YZ 400
John, Frames houses XR 400
My good friend Shane, Cabniet maker YZ 125
Tim, Shawn and tyrel's DAD XR 400
Ken Young, Custom counter tops, also known as Idaho dirt. Katoom 520
Brian, Field service Technician XR 400
jason, Logger XR 250
As you all know we aren't all able to go together but we do have great times when we are. And yes we make fun of jason only riding a 250. And ask briam about the swimming he did up independance creek by the Bunco. Good time were had by all.
Posted September 04, 2002 - 09:36 PM
Jamey, Auto mechanic, 01 WR426
Randy, Honda/Yamaha salesman, 01 WR 426
Kevin, Honda/Yamaha mechanic, 01 WR 426
Chris, Med.Equip. Repair, 01 WR 426
Curt, Machinist, 02 CRF 450
Aubrey, Excavator, 00 YZF 400
Hunter, Realtor, 00 YZF 400
Craig, Auto mechanic, 01 EXC 520
Travis, EBayer, 02 EXC 520/02 CRF 450
There are a dozen more that come along once in a while. We ride on Wed or Thurs nights up in the mountains and who ever can go off to the mountains on the weekends. (Not me usually on weekends.) Tight group of marginal, bs'in, beer drinking guys. About 40 of us go on a big ride together up north of here for a 4 dayer. TONS of fun we have together!
Posted September 04, 2002 - 03:52 PM
Posted September 04, 2002 - 06:58 PM
Paul, I hope to be one of those guys, We'll go riding soon. I promise you!!!!!! Dan
Originally posted by PMAUST:
Except for my kids, all my riding buddies I have now, I have met from ThumperTalk.
Posted September 06, 2002 - 06:50 AM
Cisco and Mark Baily of Thumpertalk. I recently lost Cisco as a riding buddy due to injury (temporarily I hope)
Usually end up riding by myself. I am looking forward to meeting the rest of the NCal guys at the West Coast Thumper Run. Hopefully that will lead to life long ridin buds, who don't mind me taggin along too.
FYI - I am potty trained
Posted September 06, 2002 - 02:38 PM
Michael 20yrs WR426
Alicia & Samantha 13yrs TTR125Ls
Stephanie 7yrs TTR80
I've had the luxury of riding the same neighborhood trails (although getting smaller every year) for the past 30 years.
I call when I'm on my way from the shop and by the time I get home they've already got their gear on.
I try to get home early at least twice a week to ride with them.
Once every few months (more in the winter) I'll go with a couple of friends on the weekend campout riding trips.
The most fun I have is at the track with Michael.
We usually go once or twice a month.
My old Husky's and the WR's like the outdoor style track, but we ride like spodes on their supercross track.
The twins and Steph have been a couple of times but they'd rather trail ride.