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post #1 of 26 Old 12-11-2009, 06:01 AM Thread Starter
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MX guy checking back in...

Guys - It has been sometime since I have posted but I still read and try to keep up with you fellas. I see the carbon fiber buell is still around amongst other things......this is still a great place!!

I am officially back to my roots, no more street bikes left in the garage and back to MX full time but now with my boys..........long story!! Did my first 40+ Vet Pro race a few weekends ago, had a blast. I would post a few pics but have no idea how after all the changes around here.
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I used to laugh at the over 30 class....when I was 20!!... It's not funny 30 years
later!!!!
I glad you still got it
it would probably kill me!
Lots of changes since 1982
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Guys - It has been sometime since I have posted but I still read and try to keep up with you fellas. I see the carbon fiber buell is still around amongst other things......this is still a great place!!

I am officially back to my roots, no more street bikes left in the garage and back to MX full time but now with my boys..........long story!! Did my first 40+ Vet Pro race a few weekends ago, had a blast. I would post a few pics but have no idea how after all the changes around here.
Good to see you posting! What are you riding these days? I've got an 08 YZ450 w/ less that 5 hours on it. I've had lots of issues with the old shoulders (broken collar bone, dislocations, etc). Can't decide if I just need to sell it or get healed up and ride again! Also got the KTM 625 SMC that's not getting much use... not too many fun roads to ride it on in Oklahoma.

The MX racing sounds like a blast! Wish I had it in me, but my old body is screaming "enough with the surgeries and ER's!". How do you hold up in the races? Is the 40+ class still ultra competitve?
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Vinnie - I racked my brain for months since I forgot my password and e-mail address and job, etc, etc. Yesterday morning I was reading a few posts here and it was like, "oh yeah, that's it" typed it in and here I am again. Weird how the old brain works sometimes........

I am riding a '09 KTM 250F, first KTM for me and the first time I ever rode a 250F. I like the bike a lot and honestly for what I do anymore, it is plenty. Kind of like back in the day when you would get off a 250 and get on a 125. It is ultra light and corners like a beast, I am really enjoying it.

We started a FCA MX Team in TN a couple of years ago and honestly I haven't had this much fun riding in a very, very long time. We of course have a bunch of younger kids riding on the team and it is so cool to help them and watch them get faster. Here is our site address Tennessee Fellowship of Christian Athletes Motocross HOME

Anyway, we do a lot of schools and ride together all the time. This Christmas I am surprising my boys with their own bikes. They have been riding some of my buddies pit bikes and it is inevitable at this point that they are going to ride. I am scared but SO excited at the same time. The 40+ class is whatever you make it, take it serious or just get out there and ride until you get tired. I lost a very good friend in April of this year in a MX accident and that was very tough. I had worked with him for the last 10 years or so. He was a great kid. We had a memorial race for him and I promised his brother and dad, if they had that race that I would race in it. We had over 220 riders show up altogether and had about 15 in the 40+ class. Mostly everyone is there just to have fun and be able to go home and to work the next day.

I still train and ride quite a bit so I don't get too tired. Arm pump is about the only thing that bothers me if I ride too tense. It is pure fun for me anymore, I don't hunt, fish, play golf or anything else so this is MY hobby and my way to keep what little sanity I have left. Don't give up, just back it down to where you are comfortable and have fun. I still do it with (7) screws in my foot and ankle, pins in my shoulder, staples in my knees and just have fun. I actually feel much better when I get to ride often. Mentally and physically....
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Funny how things come full circle. I never ride the street bikes anymore. I have an 03 KTM XC and an 08 250 XCF that I ride now. I have been training hard and completed my first hare scramble recently. I am having the time of my life in the dirt. Next year I'll be in the over 50 class.
I'm having more surgery this Monday but after I recover from that I plan on doing a complete series next year.

Im not sure where in TN you are x-mx but i have been to Loretta Lynns Ranch twice now and plan on doing their ride again this spring...
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Tim - That is so freaking cool, you doing the Mid South Series? I have definately spent a few years at LL's, just for MX though. My next doot neighbor is a big KTM woods guy, he hardly ever misses a weekend. I am between Nashville & Knoxville so I am not too far away.

I have heard MTDR puts on a great ride there. Our FCA Team recently got together with the MDTR group and decided to join forces so to speak. We have some awesome team sponsors (like very serious discounts), if you need anything let me know or join with either group and you automatically get the discounts. We have a KTM shop with killer deals, tires, suspension, Leatt Braces, Maxima Oil and all kinds of other great sponsors.

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Yes MTDR put on last srpings ride but to me it seems that SWR did a better job of putting on the fall ride.
I'm definantley a woods rider although my early experiences were on motocross tracks. My first race was around 1973.
I now enjoy woods. The tighter and more difficult the better. I live in a very good area for this type of handlebar trails and i can't begin to tell you how much i like the XCF. Something about a kickstand and majic button :)
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mxboy.... i really want to see more of that avatar pic...
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mxboy.... I really want to see more of that avatar pic...
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Talking

I will be hitting the woods with my boys after Christmas and trying to keep them off the MX tracks, not sure what kind of luck I will have with that but I am going to try.

Kickstands and electric start - WTH??? :)

Sorry about the avatar fellas - that's all we can get on here.........
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I'd go nuts without my BRP. I've never been much an MX fan, just don't see the point in riding around and around and around. Maybe one day?
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Good to see you posting on here again, Curt... This place has a way of bringing folks back, I think...

Anyway, many of us started in the dirt (myself included), and it will always have a special place in my heart... I have a hard time imagining myself on any modern dirt bike, as my "limited inseam measure" impedes my ability to flat-foot almost anything but a KX 65...

And never forget:
You don't quit riding cuz you get old. You get old cuz you quit riding.

I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you.
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ZX - It isn't the around and around as much as it is the up and down......hard feeling to replicate. Floating through the air has a special place my friend. If I could afford both though I would still have a streetbike too, no doubt I miss it!

GO - I visit the site almost everyday and always have, first board I ever signed up on. Good fellas here.

And I can't flat foot any bike I have ever had, once the clutch is out, who cares!!!!

Trying a few pictures.....who knows

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Great pics Curt. Your definantley flying !
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Rokkit - You heading to LL's for the Spring Ride?

If so I will be there, let me know and we can try and find each other.

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