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Like so,

1) Date:

October 1979

2) Location:

Maplehurst Cycle Park

Spring Grove Illinois

3) Class:

250B (I too was like Alesi) :cry:

4) Bike ridden:

1979 175cc Can-Am Qualifier (lights even worked)

5) # of riders on the gate

48

6) Weather:

Clear, crisp autumn day.

7) Place finished:

34-38 for 36 Overall

8) How did you get there?

Bike layed over sideways in friends pickup truck.

:cry:

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Just because you are a Black Hole fan I will humor you.

1) Date:

June 1973

2) Location:

Lake City Cycle Park

Lake City Missouri

3) Class:

250 Novice (The days of the 3 - 20 minute motos)

4) Bike ridden:

1973 Suzuki TM250

5) # of riders on the gate

30 or so

6) Weather:

Clear, hot and humid summer day.

7) Place finished:

1 - 2 - 3 for First Overall (kind of like Hannah. My one and only Novice race)

8) How did you get there?

As a passenger in my Dad's '69 Chevy Pickup. Upright with tiedowns.

1973_TM250K_brochure_800.jpg

Trick looking don't you think?

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Cool. 3 moto's huh,,,,,well I've never,,,,,,

I can see we started our careers on different ends of the pendulum.

Those Suzuki's were the trickest looking bikes in the world. Just screamed - RACE ME!!!! (Maybe I'll post the flying RM add later.)

Won the first moto you ever entered? That would be cool. It only took me six years to win my first moto. :cry:

I thought this would make a good thread, now I'm starting to think it will die a slow cruel death. :cry:

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Date

Dont remember I was drunk 1976 or 1977

Location

Fremont Raceway (Scrambles)

Class

250 Novice (Number 355u)

Bike Ridden

250 Bultaco Astro

Number of Riders

See Date :cry:

Weather

See Date

Placed

I dont remember

How did I get there

In my 1955 Chevy, 6 cylinder pedel to the metal and doing 55 down 17 drinking and smokin. Sad but true

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Unfortunately... first and only to date :cry:

1) Date - Late 2000 'ish [hmmm can't remember exactly]

2) Location - Calhoun SX, Calhoun GA

3) Class - 125 Novice

4) Bike - 1993 CR125R [oldest bike on the line]

5) Riders - 16 on the line

6) Weather - night time, under the lights and clear skies!

7) Place Finished - 5 & 7 = not sure of the overall... wasn't top 3

8) How'd you get there? - in my 1996 Dodge Dakota 4x4

Probably the most fun I'd ever had in a competition sport. Experienced the most severe arm pump of my life! Second moto [heat] gate dropped... everyone took off... I was still in neutral :cry:

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1) October 2000

2) Valley Dirt Riders MX Track

Berthoud, CO

3) Novice

4) 1999 or so, Yamaha TTR-600, imported Italian version

5) in the 40's

6) Nice fall day

7) I finsihed but not sure what position. Not first and

not last

8) I got there in my 1979 Jeep J-10 pickup

Ps - This race was a 2.5 hour Hare Scramble

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Date: May 1973

Location: Sand Burr Bottoms; Broadhead, WI (GP-type H/S)

Class: Junior class (9-13)

Bike: Hodaka Dirt Squirt

No. of riders: 8 at the gate

Weather: Cloudy, cool

Finish: 3rd (one 'moto') Some 12 year-old on his Dad's Penton 175 smoked everyone. :cry:

How I got there: I the back of my Grandfather's El Camino. :cry:

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That's not as bad as forgetting to turn the gas on.. and finding out in the first corner... :cry:

...and notice everyone going by is staring at your purple fork boots. :cry:

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1. Date: October of 2001

2. Location: Rimrock Lake

3. Class: Open B

4. Bike Ridden: 1998 WR 400

5. # of riders on gate: Around 25

6. Weather: Crisp, clear, blue skies and perfect soil.

7. Place finished: DNF (Flat front tire) :cry:

8. How did I get there? Drove with friends.

Race #2: 2001 Baja1000, finished 7th in the Sportsman class.

Not bad, for the second race entered, and first race that I finished.

:cry:

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my first (and thus far only) race was the little bear enduro at the capitol state forest near olympia WA.

conditions: warm, without being hot, moderately dusty

class: open

bike rode: 2000 380 EXC

number of riders: not sure, but there were 5 in my class

finished: 5th (in my class, not sure of overall placement) i burned 4 checks, was a minute late to another, and zeroed one. enduro is hard.

how i got there: me and my buddy drove my old lady's 1993 dodge D-250 with bikes in back

jeremiah

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z71Blazer:

It's still funny to this day... it was the "memorable" moment to most of my "fans"/family at the race. I figured I'd give the youngters a little "head-start" :cry:

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That would be 1974

at PIR in Portland Or.

1974 Honda 125 Elsinore

Don't remember a thing about the race, but it had to be a 125 Nov./Beg. class.

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1) Date:

February 2002

2) Location:

Canyon Offroad Park (COP)

3) Class:

80 Beginner

4) Bike ridden:

1996 CR80 Honda

5) # of riders on the gate

15

6) Weather:

Cold for Arizona 65 F

7) Place finished:

Last

Ran first moto, packed up and left. No clue that there was 2 motos! :cry:

8) How did you get there?

Dad's Pickup.

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1. Sometime in 1984

2. Motorcycle World, Livingston TX

3. Jr Boys 7-9

4. 1981 YZ80

5. 3 on the line (hare scramble)

6. Overcast, Not Raining, very muddy.

7. DNF

8. Car towing a trailer.

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1) 7) Place finished:

Last

Ran first moto, packed up and left. No clue that there was 2 motos! :cry:

LOL THIS IS GOOD STUFF :cry: :cry: :cry:

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