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  1. BigA92

    Loss of a great man

    Thanks Jim it means a lot. The character my grandfather had was amazing. He was very humble he cared about everyone to him blood didn’t make you family loyalty did I think Poppop had more family that wasn’t blood than actual family he spent time with his family riding fishing hunting hell all of us grandkids loved riding in the tractor with Poppop. He always put others first if someone needed something he would do what he would to help no matter what he did with me many time as a young man trying to start farming out on my own. I do see him everywhere I see him in me my brother my grandmother I even see him in my almost 2 and 3 year old daughter and son I don’t think I could be any prouder to call him my grandfather.
  2. BigA92

    Loss of a great man

    Thanks man the hardest thing is I was at the house when the Emts were working on him trying to bring him back and then at the hospital I stood next to him for a long time just squeezing his arm seeing him with all the tubes and wires and struggling. I stood there for as long as I could until I couldn’t stand to see him like that any more and I left a few hours before he took his last breath he was surrounded by all of his family I have been at my grandmothers for the past 2 days now looking at a few pics here and there and it still doesn’t seem real sometimes. It almost feels as if we are waiting for him to come in for supper then it hits me again and I loose it he meant so much to me. At least I got to see him on his final morning for about 5 min when I stopped in to see if my grandmother had some heart burn medicine. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that would be the last time I would talk to him. I have pics of him on my phone and I feel a little better when I look at them but then once again it hits me why I’m looking at them and break down again
  3. BigA92

    Loss of a great man

    I thought about beer but I have seen to many people get in a dark place trying to cope with that. The worst part is he was a grandfather and father to me and my brother as our dad passed when we were 8. Now I’m 25 and don’t have a “dad” to go to anymore when I have questions and my two kids won’t have either of their Poppop’s now. The best way I think i can deal is ride get it better shape and enter races like he did also I’m going to continue farming as that was his passion and in as soon as my son can ride a bike I’m going to get him on a dirt bike he already loves riding on the tank of my bike as well as my daughter he is almost 3 and she almost 2
  4. BigA92

    Loss of a great man

    This is my grandfather back in the day at Delaware enduro. He’s has ridden bikes all of his life starting with a Honda Trail 90 he got when he was a young man he’s had over 30 bikes in his lifetime and won many races. He was never super competitive he just rode for fun he taught my brother and I to ride at the age of 5 and we rode almost every single Sunday up until my brother and I graduated highschool when we both took a brake for a while with starting life families college etc. I finally bout a couple of bikes one back in dec and one in Jan and I finally got to ride with my Poppop again after all of those years it was the best feeling ever. He was a lifetime farmer loved fishing hunting dirt bikes his family and also was a gun dealer he will truly be missed. How do you guys deal with a loss as great as this? The only thing I know is keep farming and riding bikes on my Poppop trails he made over the years
  5. BigA92

    Knee pads

    Never thought about elbow pads[emoji848] I assume elbows like frozen ground about as much a knees do lol
  6. BigA92

    Knee pads

    I’ve been riding since I was 5 and now I’m 26. I took a few years off(getting married having kids college) you know the deal this past year I got back into riding. Growing up and all through high school I just wore helmet,riding gear,boots, and a chest protector no knee guards. I got a new bike last fall and started riding with all the stuff I used to wear but still no knee guards. This winter I went down hard on my left knee on frozen ground. Needless to say it hurt like hell and was the size of a soft ball I don’t know what I did inside but it still hurts some lol. That day when I got home I looked up all different types of knee braces/guards. I found a set of Leatt dual axis knee/shin guards. I also bought the socks that go under them. I put them on and they fit in my boots perfect and they are comfortable the first time I rode it took a little to get used to I guess because I’ve never worn any. But after a few miles I don’t even notice them I almost feel like I can grip the bike better I havent gone down with them yet but I’m sure they will perform well they were around $90.00.
  7. BigA92

    What did you do to your YZ today?

    greased the steering and swing arm bearings put a new gnarly And shorty silencer skid plate on
  8. There’s three things I’m passionate about farming, hunting and riding. It seems no matter if I’m hunting or working(farming) when my mind isn’t busy on my task all I can think about is when is the next time I can ride all I wanna do is ride. Is it just me or does anyone else think about riding all the time at work especially when the work day isn’t going smooth?
  9. BigA92

    YZ SQUAD!

    Thanks man
  10. BigA92

    YZ SQUAD!

    My 18’ wanted a 250x but there wasn’t one within 150-200 miles of me so just got the yz I love this bike mostly woods riding have plenty of things I’m going to do to it
  11. BigA92

    To heavy for my bike?

    Yea man gotta farm we have appox 40 miles of woods to ride I already ride the duck out of it it’s nice to see each weekend I ride I feel a lot faster lol
  12. BigA92

    To heavy for my bike?

    Yea I loved the power of the 450 with out a doubt but it was a pig in the tight woods that yz will carry me faster than I wanna go through the trees lol
  13. BigA92

    To heavy for my bike?

    Well I got rid of the 450 and got a YZ250 wanted an x model but there wasn’t any near. I love the yz and I brought it home and broke it all in and went riding its amazing how this bike handles compared to the 450. But again like the 450 it was sprung to soft so I called race tech and they hooked my up this thing handles like a dream now
  14. Ok hanks man I’m sorry I feel dumb I don’t know the terminology of the names of these places since I’m from Maryland I’ve never heard of them so excuse my stupidity lol
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