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  1. Hey guys , I've recently joined a race series for the first time in my life, I'm 32, and started riding when i was 25. Never competing in races before. Last week was my first race. As I expected, my nerves got me, i stalled on the gate drop and as soon as that happen i felt a huge sign of relief. I got going , rode my own race , and placed 4th in the class (out of 8 people). 2nd gate drop i didn't stall, just got a terrible start. I placed 4th in class in that moto as well. (i think i was 2nd to last around the corner.) I had my 2nd race last night , completed my 2 motos with a 4-5 , (10 in class) , I got fairly decent starts on each gate drop. I recorded my 1st and 2nd moto with the hopes i might be able to get a few pointers from some of you faster folks. (i will eventually hit the triple) Please watch the video below and let me know if you see something i should be doing more or less of. Keep in mind , this is 30+d and its my 2nd race. Thanks in advance. Moto 1 :skip to 1:45 for gate drop moto 2 skip to 1:00 for gate drop
  2. All in good fun , here is a couple of examples of how to get yourself kicked out of a riding group and to seal the deal , post the videos to youtube.
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    Stewart destroys Musquin's chance at a win

    He didn't cause marvin to case the first set of jumps. He stayed in his inside line.
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    Mortgage rates are near all time lows

    I used Russ when purchasing my home. I couldn't be happier. He found the loan that would best work for me and took care of the rest. I highly recommend using Russ for your home purchase. He will take care of you!
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    lets see those private tracks. bee sting optional

    Cool tracks guys!. @Tacktor your kids rip!. @pontkuntz Nice track looks like a blast! Here's ours. Nothing special, but alot of fun
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    Help a brother out?

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    Just havin a time with the crew

    nice riding , looks like a awesome place to get down.
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    weekend warriors

    aww that sucks! Hope you got a chance to ride!
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    weekend warriors

    Sunday is here and its time to reflect on the weekend.. How was your weekend?
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    Capital forest 27th or 28th

    im going riding first thing tomorrow morning, i was either going to capital or tahuya. I dont know Capital Really well , but i've always made it back to my truck , I'm heading to either destination about 6:30 am , and will try to arrive by about 7:30. I know its late notice , but if you get this before then and wanna ride , i'll check the thread tomorrow morning before i leave
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    MX Track @S.End of Boeing Field?

    I saw a couple guys riding there 2 days ago. I've wanted to ride there for years ( i commute tacoma-seattle) every day. Neat little track
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    Tire change

    I have Spoons and have changed a ton of them. I'm in tacoma near cycle gear. I would be more then happy to help you change your tire and mount it , how ever instead of paying me to do it i think a better investment would be to buy 2 pairs of spoons from cycle gear and let me guide you through the process
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    Riding balls.

    Hello, I wanted to ask for some advice. But before that, here's my "bio" I'm currently 31 years old , I'm married and have 2 amazing kids. I am the lion share bread winner in my family and I love to moto.. It has be come one of the biggest passions in my life. I was a late starter. My folks never seemed interested in getting me a bike when i was growing up, so when i could afford it as an adult i hopped on the chance to buy a bike (which was at the ripe age of 24). I don't race or anything like that , how ever i would some day like to get into a series and give that a go. i'm very comfortable on my bike and i ride pretty well. I like a good mix of track and trails. However i find myself really weary of pushing the envelope. Its a internal struggle , My body says go faster, while my mind races about the 4 million possibility's of what could go wrong. The hardest part of it is I know I'm better then I'm letting myself be. I know I have the ability to ride well and fast. How do I get over the "whats at steak if I wreck horribly." I'm fully insured. Short term dis , long term dis, life ,health. So I'm covered if I wreck, but that doesn't change the fact that I think about it. Are there any techniques or methods you X-factor guys use to take the leap and let it all hang out. I thought about installing speakers into my helmet and riding with an mp3 player. Any thoughts or suggestions are welcome. Thanks
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    Riding balls.

    Again , thank you all for the great feedback. I was out at the track today. I used a lot of different tips you guys mentioned. I focused on breathing , body placement , and really worked on being in the attack position on the bike. I found the more i thought about the things I can control , the less i thought about everything else. Granted , didn't hit the 100ft double , but I did hit some sections rather well today that i had been struggling with prior. Thanks again for the words of wisdom , and Gary that was a perfect example.
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    Tahuya Ride

    Would love to go , but im limited to weekend riding. I'll be out there this saturday
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    Tahuya Ride

    safeway is good , qfc is good , mcdonalds is good (even better if you're able to make breakfast)
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    2015 Desert 100

    You still get some decent spots on Friday, if you are looking for close to pit row or near the vendors thursday. I'l be arriving friday around noon. Hoping to get a decent spot , but i dont really care. I'm rolling solo this year :\ Everyone who was planning on going bailed :\
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    Go-pro Helmet placement help.

    I've seen more and more folks mounting them to the sides of the helmet. might try that route,
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    Washington riding this weekend

    Whos getting out there this weekend? Im looking to tag along with someone or a group. Im steering clear of tracks this weekend (Was at riverdale last sat
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    riding this weekend

    Yeah , that was a blast! The wife has now made plans for us Sunday. So I have tomorrow to ride.
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    Looking for riders!

    Im in tacoma. I try to riide as often as possible. I also like a mix of trails tacks and dunes. Im going out this sat. Send me a pm for more details
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    Riverdale Raceway Incident

    Instead of bickering , http://www.gofundme.com/o96jwg I was at Riverdale that day. There were flagers out due to the new track layout. It was a little after 2 pm. They closed the big track down to water. All riders exited. I went and hit a few laps at the vintage track. Pulled up to my truck. (which was parked next to the big office) Took my helmet off , looked down at the main track , and that was right as it happened Its tragic. Always ride "Smart" Fellas. Know whats going on around you. My condolences to the family and all involved.
  23. Anyone with Video editing experience, I'm having a issue with the video quality my video editors are saving as. Im recording at 1080p-60fps , when editing and converting files to mp4 format, it only saves at 1080-30 which diminishes the quality of the video significantly. Is there any video editing software you would recommend that saves at a high res and high fps. My gopro4 will record at 120fps , but if i cant get it to save at 60 i wont be able to save at 120. Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated Video editing Programs used : GoPro Studio Windows movie maker Below is an example of a Raw video with no editing strait from my go pro and below that is something i threw together to show the difference in quality.
  24. When my kid rides the novice track at a location we frequent, i always make sure to ride with her and ride right off her rear fender. Typically if a faster rider is approaching i block whatever line my little one is taking. I realize that's not really a solution for kids riding stupidly, but it keeps you guys on the track until you can get a resolution. Who knows , maybe you'll catch them in a corner and take them real wide.
  25. I ran out of gas in the middle of the Desert 100. Not my finest moment.