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Man, it seems like this winter has lasted forever here in Central Illinois! I can't wait to see it warm up and the terra firma dry out a bit. The last couple days saw a touch of a warming trend (45º-50º), and I fired up the beast for a lap or two around the yard (and tore up the lawn in the process!). I am itching to get out to the track and ride! I guess having a new bike all winter to stare at in the garage will do that to you. Our first MX race was cancelled last weekend due to a snowy, wet track. ARGH! I hate winter! Who else is feeling my pain??? :cry:

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Feel your pain, give me a break! I'm in Anchorage Ak, land of " no moto until April". It's going to be -2F tonight.

I own an electronics store that mainly concentrates on remote starts for cars and trucks. So without the cold my Moto budget would be much smaller. And my store is the Key sponser for my MX team this summer.

With that said, I unfortunately need the cold but I am looking forward to April so that I can do more that just garage ride and Moto talk with my Buds. I'm really looking forward to the 05 CRF 450 especially since I had Factory Connection do the suspension mods.

It seems like training really helps the time go faster.

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You guys are going to hate this.

Central Cal was in the mid 60's this weekend. We were even happy to see dust come up on the track :cry:

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This is bringing tears to my eyes. The weather has been so crappy here in NJ. I got so upset, because this weekend was looking pretty decent. I called up NJORVP (local track) andthe said the track wasnt too bad, just a little muddy, some slush. So i thought, hey nothing i cant handle, so i take the one hour drive to the track, and i get there and HOLY S H I T. The entire tracks covered in snow and ice, at the base of every jump was a foot deep patch of thin ice, there was ice on the straightaways and the sand second was completely closed of. Two kids were out on the track when i got there and they were falling all over the place, I had to go help them. They were like this is total b.s, once i get off this track im leaving. And to top it all off, the only track that was groomed was the ATV's only track, go freaking figure. Ive lost all respect for them. They should have just closed it, i complained and they were like durrrr ride at your own risk, so i left. I HATE WINTER!!!!!!

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I hear ya! Our best trails are only open for 3 1/2 months because of snow. They won't even open for about 12 more weeks. Some years we can drive 2 1/2 hours and ride in the desert during the winter. Not this year. Nothing but mud down there either. A sea of it. I just bought a 2001 CR500 on Jan. 3rd that I haven't even ridden except in the parking lot at the dealership. Out of boredom it is torn down to a frame and engine in the basement. Its getting new grease, bearings etc. I would rather be riding it. This is sucking!

At least I have a Baja ride coming up in about 3 weeks!!!! :cry:

Signed,

Trailless in The Rockies

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I am tired of this winter also, not enough snow to ride my snowmobile and to cold to ride bike if I had a bike :cry: Still waiting for my 450X its seems like this winter is just dragging along!!! :cry: Cant wait till April for my new bike or 3foot of snow so I can blow off some steam on my sled!! roost on!

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Yep, nasty as always here in Kansas during February. Wet, snow, rain, sloppy mess, and for sure no riding for awhile yet........arg

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I hate to do this to you guys, but here's a pic of a ride just 2 weeks ago. Weather has been pretty similar since. We ride nearly 45 weekends a year..... when nothing is banged up, that is.

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:cry: Load up and head south! Just got back from Georgia where we rode a great mx track and trails. The weather was in the 60's and sunny.

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Tim2hip,

Where are you in central Cal.? I rode Tulare on Saturday. Sun was out and it felt like 90 degrees (was only 65 degrees). The track was great with some deep ruts in corners.

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Hate to pile on, but it was so cold in NM Sunday I had to wear 2 jerseys and glove liners :cry: Of course we had a race in southern NM that was a big bowl of gooo, but on the West side of the Mountains the winter just brings better traction :cry: Hey skipn8r was that taken out off of Southern?

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So for the last two weeks it's been about 75 degrees here, overcast, thunderstorms. Yesterday was about 85 degrees, not a single cloud in the sky, just beautiful! BUT, due to our lame ass club president who does NO track maintenance, the track has been under a foot of water since Christmas! It dried out once a week ago, but we had four days of thunderstorms this past week, which completely filled up the track once again. We definitely have riding weather here, but NO place to ride!!!! :cry::cry::cry:

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i gave up on the whole hating winter thing this year and bought a snowmobile. now, i hate to say this, but it can keep snowing as long as it damn well pleases here. today we're supposed to get 18-24 inches of snow in the mountains, and another batch like it this weekend. its gonna be SWEET. sorry guys.

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Race was cancelled due to too much rain here as well. They couldn't even push the mud into a usable configuration. Oh well, heres a pic of the first clear day in two weeks. My daughter was complaining, "Daddy, its too cold" Yeah right!

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Hey skipn8r was that taken out off of Southern?

Sure was. We actually started at the Berm Track at the end of Northern and rode out to Southern. Do you ride there often?

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Sure was. We actually started at the Berm Track at the end of Northern and rode out to Southern. Do you ride there often?

I used to ride out at Northern quite a bit ( I live at Northern and 528) but I havent ridden anything much but prepped tracks this last year , Sandia spoiled me :cry: I bet the traction is good out there now!

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Antman, at least your club made an EFFORT to push the mud! The KMRA down here sucks! Ever since our big December flood, our president has not done a THING to fix it! Believe it or not our last race was LABOR DAY! This sh!t is getting old! :cry::cry:

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I used to ride out at Northern quite a bit ( I live at Northern and 528) but I havent ridden anything much but prepped tracks this last year , Sandia spoiled me :cry: I bet the traction is good out there now!

Yeah, Northern and "prepped" don't go together. We'd like to get out to Sandia some day, and we've been invited several times..... maybe after some more practice alone. Traction has been awesome at times lately. I'll PM you one of these days if it looks like we can make it out. Good luck "toughing out" the weather :cry: .

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