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#4472768 - 05/02/19 11:22 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Yes boats are faster but it not about the speed. It is about if the driver is able to take the stress, mentally and physically.


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#4472821 - 05/03/19 12:36 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Originally Posted by Force10
No medical test in this club.

Keep in mind that this club is the "Over the Hill Gang". There are classes all the way up to 65 years old.

Racing boats I'm sure is a high speed affair...in motocross we rarely hit 40 mph.

With the Motocross gearing fitted to my IT465 it could hit maybe 70mph flat out but very rarely if ever hit that on a track, road gearing she was geared for around 120mph.
Now-a-days my knees would not take the hammering of a session but would still love to get back out into the hills on a bike, that is something I really miss.


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#4473023 - 05/05/19 04:33 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Fast laps from the National. 1 Lap from moto 1-2-4


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#4473209 - 05/06/19 06:06 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Alicatt]  
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Originally Posted by Alicatt

Now-a-days my knees would not take the hammering of a session but would still love to get back out into the hills on a bike, that is something I really miss.


I hear ya! I'm getting a super late start to this sport at 51 years old...as far as racing and riding tracks. Trying to make the most of it while my body is still somewhat able to take it. wink


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#4473215 - 05/06/19 07:59 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Yeah been following your thread here, only a little jealous. I'll be 63 in a month's time and still want to do all those things I could do at 16 and never had the time or money to do them, the mind is willing but the body lets me down occasionally! biggrin

I was in my early 40s when I had a horse riding accident and further damaged a weak/damaged knee from playing American Football, that has put paid to anything that involves hard work on the knees. But it was 2018 when I went out horse riding in Spain and started to post to the trot that I felt the hot daggers piercing my right knee, and that was it, I ended up driving the support car belonging to the trekking outfit we were with while the driver took my place on the horse. I guess at some point I may need a new knee.


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#4473217 - 05/06/19 09:09 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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It's so cool to see how much you've improved, and the confidence you've gained, since starting to post the vids here. Aw crap, you make me realize I need to get back into some "manly" hobby too. Been a bit off the adrenaline for the past two years.

#4473225 - 05/06/19 10:44 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Thanks for following along with my mid-life crisis Gents!

Alicatt: The knees are my worry. I saw a lot of torn ACLs/MCLs from riders last season...the guys in their 30's seem to bounce back pretty good. At the moment...my knees are good and have never been injured but I know I'm probably one knee injury away from hanging it up. An arm, collarbone,wrist...not as bad...but the knees take a pounding constantly on a track.

RSColonel: From what I remember...you're still a young guy in comparison...you're not even at the mid-life crisis stage yet! Have fun while the bones can still take it!


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#4476361 - 06/02/19 04:58 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Back on the bike after a month:


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#4477390 - 06/10/19 06:05 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Another session on the Husky at Metcalf yesterday. (clips/music)


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#4478451 - 06/17/19 05:37 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Father's Day ride with my friend. 90 second video with clips and music:


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#4481028 - 07/02/19 03:52 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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First race back in a couple months...went from stalling it at the gate to a photo finish!


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#4482862 - 07/15/19 06:14 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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The removed the landings from some of the small jumps...bummed!


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Did some practice sessions at Diablo. It was about 91 degrees on this last session/Lap.


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#4485883 - 08/12/19 07:27 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Another race...the second moto makes it the 60th gate drop of my noob moto journey.


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Good race dude. I think they gonna kick you out of the beginner class for next season smile

#4486085 - 08/13/19 06:16 PM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Fracture]  
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Good race dude. I think they gonna kick you out of the beginner class for next season smile


Thanks Fracture! Yeah...pretty sure I'm getting bumped. Collecting trophies now cause I probably won't get one for a long time when I move up. (if ever...lol)


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#4486129 - 08/14/19 01:24 AM Re: My first open practice on a mx track [Re: Force10]  
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Don't worry about tropies when you advance. Just refocus on fundamentals and try to improve with each race, it'll come to ya.

One thing I noticed is that you don't power-shift.
Not triying to be critical, just curious as to why you're not, as your starts would greatly benefit from it.

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Originally Posted by Fracture

One thing I noticed is that you don't power-shift.
Not triying to be critical, just curious as to why you're not, as your starts would greatly benefit from it.


That's a good point! I was looking at power shifting tips a couple weeks ago...problem is...I have nowhere to practice it. The only way would be to do it on a live start. California issues. My race bike is "Red Sticker" and I can only ride it at racetracks until October. Tracks don't let you do practice starts. In the Silicon Valley where I live...everybody has no land and just a small backyard.

It sucks!


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Didn't even think about the Kalifornia aspect. frown #%&*$# shame

Just so we're clear, when I say power-shift I mean once you get to full throttle, you stay at full throttle and just bang through the gears.
I always used clutch for upshifts, which I considered more crucial, and would downshift without clutch.

So anytime you're going straight you can be power-shifting.

To practice starts you would just take off with lower throttle setting, then once you get full clutch release and full throttle you can power-shift.

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