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Took my pig to the prom

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Well, not exactly that kind of prom date...

Saturday was the first race that I've ever entered - the Viginia City Grand Prix

Rode # 18 as a novice/over 30 (actually 40 in a couple of weeks :D )

The course was dry on saturday with some very rocky sections - the stuff everyone else hates - I love the rocks on my BRP :naughty::D:D

We got three hours to round the course as many times as possible - it was just under 20 miles. Managed 3 laps with a couple of long pit stops - I just wasn't in shape for 4 laps - bad hamstring cramps were killing me :cry:

I found that I kinda liked some of the whoops as I hit 'em in 3rd keeping the front up and staying loose. Just off the start at mile 1, in the first rocky section, I managed my first race pass ever :p that had me grinning under the helmet - by mile 2, I had my first crash of the race and let about 20 riders past as I was getting back up - fired right back up thanks to Edelbrock :naughty: and then I was loosened up for the rest of the lap. I managed 1 crash per lap with the final one being near the end of some singletrack on lap 3 - I saw a berm that the BRP just bulldozed and lost the jousting match with a couple of tree branches :D one ripped my arm protector off the roost guard and the other hit me in the chest sending me to kiss the dirt :D

Well here's a pic before the prom -

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and more from the weekend here and over in Southwest forum

chuck

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Does it still look that good after the prom..... :naughty:

What matters is having fun and it sounds like you had plenty of that.... :naughty:

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Can't wait for the rest of the pictures. Looks like one heck of a crew and the start was very comical. :naughty:

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That VC race is fun. I did it twice on an XR400 and twice on my CR500.. I was so pleased in 2003. I raced that course after not racing for three years. I managed to finish on the first page of the expert results.. I could have made the top 15 if I had put two more weeks of training on the saddle. It was my first race in three years, and the last race I have done.. I'll race again someday.. :naughty:

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Man, that V.C. race looks pretty wild! Is that pavement or dirt or both? Is it like the old Elsinore race? Cool pics, thanks!

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