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  1. oldfuddy

    Extreme riding, old school style

    At some point ya just gotta let go. Can’t same ‘em all. Although most of us still think we can. That had to hurt.
  2. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    Yup. No joke is right. And it’s the last round of the season for D37. It’s gonna be nuts.
  3. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    Wow! AMRA is totally stepping up this year. Not only are we going to Utah for Round 10 in May, it was just released we’re racing a co-sanctioned event with District37 Dec 8-9 for a Big 6 Grand Prix at Lake Havasu. Holy Crap! Can’t wait!
  4. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    Globe pre-registration is open... says it’s a hare scramble.... that would be different there.
  5. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    My Xtrig has been on backorder for 3 weeks. You’ll have to take the XC-F for a spin. It’s got a bigger throttle body (SX) and revs even higher. Not sure I’ll have the hot start and stalling issue solved before the first few races. But gonna take the advice above and bump the idle up a bit.
  6. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    I was stationed at the Pentagon. Went to 12-16hr days after that day, 6-7 days a week for the next year. It was a mess. Each day a new clipping from someone lost was posted at the River Entrance on a make-shift bulletin board. I’d read about that person, who they were, where they were from, wether they were on the plane or in the Pentagon when it happened, and then dedicate my shift to them. Thinking about them as I worked. Next day I’d come back and do it all over again. Day after day. The smell was of nothing I’d ever smelt lingering in the halls around the damaged areas. I PCS’d a couple years later and did some other stuff around the planet then came back to the Pentagon for one last tour to finish the job. Sat in the memorial area for a while on lunch one day and it was surreal. The hustle and bustle of DC was absent, 395 was quiet, I stared at the newly constructed walls and called it quits. It was time. My job of 26 yrs finished. Hit the retirement button.
  7. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    Thanks. I’m going to raise the idle a little first to see how that works before I fiddle with the tps. Of note, I have the factory map selector and TC and LC on my ‘18. It’s awesome. I have not yet done timing runs between maps, but map 2 is insane. I feel like the 350 pulls harder (in the dirt) than the 500 and that might be just trickery since it’s pulling longer if that makes sense. But, it could be the 350 is just hooking up with the TC and not wasting excess wheel spin. I have not yet tried launch control with good results as it does require you to keep the throttle from falling off. Not even a little blip or it disengages so the book says. I am using TC though ALL THE TIME! It’s cheating. And, the bike stays in whatever you select wether you turn the bike off or it stalls. No having to reset or reselect. Where TC shines I’ve found is in the deep washes and sugar-type sand. The bike doesn’t dig, it hooks! With my bud on his 300 last weekend doing some quick drag races in loose wash sand It out pulled him. The 300 was digging and the 350 was trying to wheelie and was hooking up, I had to back out of it and then get back in it. Both bikes running 110 rear AT81’s. Think TC will come in handy this year.
  8. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    Great ride today. Just shy of 29 miles of whoops, whoops, and desert st. Did much better. Rear brake has air in it as it locked up and needed to take some pedal out of it. That’ll be an easy bleed. Still riding in map 1 with TC on. I like it like that. Gotta try the advanced map (map 2) and TC off on the same trails to see how I like it. Bike is not like my 500 as I could ride the 500 lazy and and get away with it. Ride the 350 lazy and it’ll flame out without blinking and it doesn’t like to start hot in gear. I loose 15-20 seconds firing it back up. Gonna have to tweak the TPS and see if that helps. I can’t loose that much time racing starting a stalled bike. The 500 was wicked quick starting. I won 6 dead engine starts in a row for holeshot. I don’t see that happening on the 350. Now, right when the powerband of the 500 was getting flat, the 350 skyrockets! Man, it is scary fast in the trail if you grab a handful and leave it open. Can get in trouble fast as when you think the rev limiter should kick in the bike just keeps pulling and pulling and then your up on a corner way too hot if your not careful. Tmac is still the man right now and think he’ll be strong this year. I have a long way to go to give him a challenge as I get back in shape and get used to the bike, but I’ll be giving it my best. [emoji106]
  9. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    Is it your braking foot/toe or shifting? I’m still going to just tent it. Yeah, still getting used to the 350. Got 6 hours on it. Going back out tomorrow. It’s soooo different than the 500. Hope your toe heels even better over the next few weeks.
  10. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    Heard the other few miles is basically a Jeep trail. I tented last year at camp wood and I’ll do the same at yolo. Way easier. Going up Sat afternoon. New trailers can’t survive 20 miles one way on those roads, cheap designs.
  11. oldfuddy

    AMRA MotoCity AMA Championship Off-Road Series Banter

    looking at the location we go down the same road as we do to get to Camp Wood... except about 4 miles further. As I recall that dirt winding road is not 30-foot toy hauler friendly. looks like its a tent and long johns! 😂
  12. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    Watched vids of that insane course. I have no words except props to all who bellied up to do it. part of tech inspection had to include a minimum gonads circumference. Just insane. Nothing I could ever attempt. Mans gotta know his limitations.
  13. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    Lol. Not sure we can ever plan it out. Last year of high school had to do the mandatory walk through the military recruiting 18-wheeler. Listened to briefings from crew cut style kids looking sharp in their 20’s, while me, standing there with an average grade of D and C grades, slicked back hair, white t-shirt, in style with my crowd in the late 70’s, with a pack of Lucky Strike non filters rolled up in the left sleeve and tattoos showing on the exposed other areas and I listened and laughed and said the military is for those that can’t make it on the outside. A joke I called it. 4 years later found myself getting yelled at in basic training because apparently I was a “dipshit”. 30 years later I had traveled the world, supported 3 wars, tours in 17 countries, raised a family. Supported my mom and dad after they lost their jobs, saved for my kids college and sat back and said damn... never saw that coming. Bottom line, my kid will be 17 tomorrow and has no clue what he wants to do with his life. Told him not to worry, life will happen whether he plans it or not. Stay away from losers and never look back and never give up.., it will all work out.
  14. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    Sorta. Test Sections are timed. We’ve never raced the area where the first Sprint Enduro is being held in Prescott and we may not know the exact format until the riders meeting right before the race. For the most part, expect in a Sprint Enduro to have up to 6 “Test’s” in either 2 separate test sections repeated up to three times or maybe 3 separate sections all ridden twice. There may or may not be “transfer sections”. These transfers will connect to the next test. The transfer may or may not be timed, but usually it’s not. As such, you can get water, gel pack, ride easy on transfer. But, don’t take too long as there’s a max time to complete all tests that starts when you start your first test..like 3 hrs to complete all tests for example. Some tests can be 2 miles, or 10 miles. Some transfers can be more difficult than the test. On a sprint or restart you never know during the first few tests where you’re going, how difficult it’s going to be, or how long it will take. Makes it even more of a challenge and allows faster runs in subsequent tests as you learn the course. It’s you against the clock. [emoji106]
  15. oldfuddy

    SENIOR DIRT RIDERS BLAB!

    Ok, for those here in Arizona and the surrounding area... Round 1 just opened up for sign ups. 14 rounds this season... Gonna be a blast! [emoji106]
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