Dirtbikers?

Discussion in 'Sports' started by UPSer171, Aug 7, 2014.

  1. UPSer171

    UPSer171 New Member

    Anyone use to ride back then?


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  2. Followthemethods

    Followthemethods New Member

    My first bike was a Honda Z 50. Rode that sucker forever. Then I got a 1981 Yz 80. My first big boy bike was a 1992 Rm125. I live near Budds Creek Maryland ( they have a pro race every year). I remember rooting for Chuck Sun, Danny Laporte, Bob Hannah and my favorite was David Bailey.

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  3. HannahImageUploadedByBrownCafe1407662521.149049.jpg


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  4. Old pic back when I was a young lad racing MXImageUploadedByBrownCafe1407662879.965780.jpg

    Mines on the left. ImageUploadedByBrownCafe1407663044.766036.jpg


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  5. UPSer171

    UPSer171 New Member

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    Love that KTM man! I rode the 450 back in last year up in Austin Tx. TJs cycles was having a KTM demo day over at a ranch southeast of Austin and I got a chance to try all of them, even the 350. The 350 was an awesome bike, however I still needed that extra power and the 450 was hands down the best bike I've ever ridden. Here's what I use to ride awhile back, 2006 Yamaha YZ250f. Use to race all over Texas from 2004-2011.
     
  6. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    I used to race motocross when I was a teenager, I did okay in the 125 Expert class. This was taken in 1974, I was 15 and I'm sitting on an almost brand new Honda CR-125 Elsinore. I got one of the first two in the state, my dad knew the guy that owned Honda of Atlanta. I started out riding a yellow SL-70, I loved going trail riding. I never got into street bikes, I started driving cars and girls took up my time after this. I still wish I had a dirt bike, they cost too much and its harder to find a place to ride these days.

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  7. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Grew up close to Troy, Ohio but visited my uncle Bill out in the middle of no place in Michigan practically every summer. He had a Honda cr125, (2x) cr250's and his personal cr500 with the paddle tire for the dunes. Also a 3-wheeler Big Red model.

    I mention Troy, Ohio because of Kenworthy's Motocross park. Was on the pro tour years ago and was one of the most enjoyable 3 day weekends every summer.

    Dirt bikes were better in the 90's when we had the sound of 2-strokes.
    BRAAAAAAAAP!!!!!

     
  8. Troy was such an awesome track, but it was always so miserably hot. I was there from 96-2001. My buddies an I were down there in '96 at HOT, we were inside looking around when we heard the craziest sound. We ran outside and saw Mike Brown RIPPING a CR 80 powered shifter kart up and down the driveway. He stops and gets out and says 'holy sheet this things is too fast, it scares me' lol


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  9. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Our local MX track closed the door a couple of years ago. I was always amazed at the young crowd who attended it. Half of them would have a cast on either a leg or arm so I assumed they were ex-dirt bike riders--at least for that summer.
     
  10. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

    Look at that hair! You PIMP.
     
  11. hawk

    hawk New Member

    Desert riding in the west

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  12. hawk

    hawk New Member

    2014 xcf-w 350

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  13. Austin.Was.My.Hero

    Austin.Was.My.Hero quod erat demonstrandum

    Think it was either '96 or '97 when they had all the rain? The parking lot and going mudding on all the field trails the other side of the fence was just as if not more fun then the races.
    Everyone with out 4WD was stuck in the grass field parking/camping lots.....good times!
     
  14. Start of the two man four hour hare scramble race I was at this past weekend. ImageUploadedByBrownCafe1410912059.687511.jpg


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  15. hawk

    hawk New Member

    Good luck, I raced once, about 8 years ago out here in the west. Im afraid I will get hurt now. Awesome experience!

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  16. UPSer171

    UPSer171 New Member

    Was this a tag team?
     
  17. Yes. Most guys switched off however often they liked (3 laps, 30 minutes etc) some guys iron-manned it and did it by themselves...four hours straight only stopping to refuel.


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