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    Competitive Edge MX today...

    I was there today from 8:30 - 12-ish.... was told at the gate that there's a photoshoot today. Was on the main track between 9 -9:30. Spent the rest of the time at the intermediate track.... Fun!! Hope you had a good time with your friend! Oh BTW, if you wanna see Pros, head out to Glen Helen on Thursday mornings!
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    Front fork sag

    hi djo269, I didn't believe it when my friend told me just to turn it with my hands, but it really worked. hockey66 as to how to set sag, I believe I had seen threads here on this site, just do a search (or on Google) you should be able to find help here, or goto race-tech.com I think they have articles on this topic with pictures to illustrate. Good luck.
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    Front fork sag

    unlock the top ring with a long screwdriver and a mallet. I used to hammer the lower ring the same way to adjust it, slow and paintful... no more! Learned a new trick recently... just trun the spring itself to make the adjustment
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    06` yz 450

    welcome to the forum. Just bought one, too. For the sake of spark arrestor I got a DR.D with header (and quiet core!!!!). no need for rejetting yet riding at near 2k elevation... still new to it (just 2 days However it did back fire a bit while first warming up. Boy this bike is mean! And looks good in yellow! I think I'll get a larger footpeg. And yeah, lowered the forks about one line down and moved the stock bar forward about half of a mark for a bit "raised" feel.
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    extending leg out before landing

    I agree... I suppose this is a very SX track suited technique. I am amazed how fluid those riders looked when transitioning from a landing to a corner... and fast! This would be, at least for me, almost like the Bubba Scrub move -- l'd rather enjoy watching the pros make those moves then making a fool out of myself trying.
  6. I have seen during SX races that some riders, while still in air, already had their leg extended forward, off the peg, before they land before a turn. What's the physics and detail behind this maneuver? Thanks.
  7. what a show! I love those 7 & 8 year old racers!!!! For a few laps there it was awesome when Reed, RC & JS were one two and three. And LaRocco is inspiring. Some folks sitting around me were giving JS the finger during his parade lap. I wish they would drink less beer!!! For crying out loud my 3 year old son was sitting next to them. Well, it's a free country... and those who rides fast can't be denied! Can't wait till the nationals...
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    What do Clear Creak riders think of Shooters

    Is it okay with the law to pack while riding? Just wondering... I shoot, too. However I haven't done so at the same time when I go riding.
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    Riding in southern california

    one exit west of El Mirage and you'd get to Johnson Valley. http://www.ca.blm.gov/barstow/johnson.html It has dry lake beds, and a bit more terrain change than El Mirage. What are some good tracks for beginners to practice on near LA?
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    Letter Writing Time!!!!

    Great post, thanks for the links! Will do some more research on my part and draft a letter. Great letter EM, thanks!
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    Gorman Weds. 1/4/06

    Me three!! Wow, I've never run into Asain dirt riders. Very cool! I usually ride around this little close circuit-like area in Gorman about 1 mile in from the Smoky Bear entrance (on the right when heading north, there's no staging area, just a little sandy entrance with a 10' rise.) I'm kicking myself right now for not heading out there early this week right after then rain. If I could make it out there tmorrow, I'm in a white Titan with a CRF250X. Any of you guys going to the SX in Anaheim this Saturday? If so, do any of you guys know the event schedule? I don't know if the heat and semi races is before or after 7 p.m... sorry about this multipurpose post... Toby
  12. Hi there, I've searched the supercross site and all I got is: 12:30 p.m. practice 7:00 p.m. main event Do the heat and semi races happen before or after 7 p.m.? Does anyone have the event schedule? Many thanks.
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    A video i made, please watch and comment

    Fun!!!! Thanks for the post. It'd be nice to have some close up shots to cut with... in slo-mo. But hey, great job! Thanks to you I'm gonna take tomorrow off so to put in some seat time! You should give director Sam Jones a call! http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0441812/
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    What is your favorite gear!!

    Yes, you are absolutely right! Riding with good gear makes me very HAPPY!!!
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    What is your favorite gear!!

    goes to show all those pages of O'Neal ads in MXA mag didn't do any good for their branding. I like (or fit well with) • Fox shirts, Strafer pants & Solo gloves • Thor Force helmet • Gaerne SG10 boots • Scott goggles (works with my glasses... till I get lasered...) and these are great: • Fox light proforma (sp?) socks • Alpinestar bionic knee protector • Dainese body armor/safty jacket • Troy Lee Designs lycra padded shorts