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  1. e h donahey

    2010 Michigan

    The new and improved www.mimra.org web site is up and running. Many details about what MIMRA is and when, where our road race events are listed. Gotta thank DAYTAY for hooking up our site:thumbsup:
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    2010 Michigan

    We been out riding ICE........ here is a link to a few photos http://www.flickr.com/photos/98577932@N00/
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    Michigan 2010

    Yo Michigan or close enough to it MINI racers I had an impromptu meeting with Steve today which culminated in the "fact" that Jackson Speedway in 2010 have a special day for motorcycles only. Every Tuesday from 3pm til dark or they deem it time to turn off the lights, the track will be open to motorcycles only. Full pavement for us! Full MX for the dirt dudes! The MX track is at this very second undergoing a complete change/layout. Have no fear there will be NO DIRT/PAVEMENT combination Tuesdays. $20 a rider Mimra will still host 2-3 MiniGP endurance events. Misupermoto will still hold their standard SUMO events. for any additional questions you'll have to wait until Jackson posts news on their web site, tech requirements etc.... www.jacksonspeedway.net
  4. e h donahey

    2010 Michigan

    Yo Michigan or close enough to it.......... MINI racers I had an impromptu meeting with Steve today which culminated in the "fact" that Jackson Speedway in 2010 have a special day for motorcycles only. Every Tuesday from 3pm til dark or they deem it time to turn off the lights, the track will be open to motorcycles only. Full pavement for us! Full MX for the dirt dudes! The MX track is right at this very second undergoing a complete change/layout. Have no fear there will be NO DIRT/PAVEMENT combination Tuesdays. $20 a rider Mimra will still host 2-3 MiniGP endurance events. Misupermoto will still hold their standard SUMO events. for any additional questions you'll have to wait until Jackson posts on their web site tech requirements etc.... www.jacksonspeedway.net Also www.palmyraspeedway.net always welcomes the MiniGP racers at all the regularly scheduled events, 2009 pricing was 15$ a ride for practice and $25 a rider for racing. Sure it looks small but its a "Mini Battle Royal" its kinda like a roller derby track without the circus mentality.
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    Michigan racing August 18th

    MIMRA and Honda/Suzuki or Warren are sponsoring a special Mini Roadrace event August 18th at www.jacksonspeedway.net Why? cause racing minibikes is too much fun:ride: Cost? Get this FREE but we will take any donation your willing to give us. Open practice and sprints from 6pm til 10pm. General rules and safety gear requirements can be found at www.palmyraspeedway.net Bikes? 50cc to 450cc.......... Mostly "superminis" are the dominate bike.
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    Youth road race leathers!

    Well I found a place in Florida that caters to youth/adult road racers for one or two piece suits. www.trackskinz.com Wayne hooked my daughter up, we got a stock suit for sizing, made changes via emails and three weeks later had a custom two piece suit for less than $350 shipped to my door in Michigan. photos can be found in this link http://supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?t=81580
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    Help with dropping some fat (Intense cardio?)

    Most any exercise that can be done while squatted on a BOSU ball or the little balance pads is key. Planks superman style in the push-up position (not on yer elbows) with opposite arm and leg out and lift them up as high as possible repeat this 10 times alternating sides. Works all your muscles in a synergistic fashion! Any crazy abb exercise on an decline bench, we throw a 4lb or 6lb ball to the victim so he catches it with one hand out stretched to the side and they roll down and throw it when back at the top, alternating each side. Use a long wood dowl over your shoulders and do a twisting motion while slowly crunching up and down on the decline bench........... Lay on a bench with head at one end, hold a 10-20lb weight with both hands, stretch your arms behind your head, stretch your legs straight out, lift your legs and arms keep your arms straight........ work upto 30-50 of these......... Miners press: Use a long barbell, one end on the ground the other in L or R hand with a 10-25lb plate on it, hold a squat position and press the barbell up 10-15 times with each arm. works your shoulder muscles, triceps, most of your deep spinal muscles...... lots of fancy names for these. Lunges are good. Lay on a bench and hold the top near your head and do lateral leg lifts. Work on these until you get some personal coaching:thumbsup: Like I said before we do 3-5 different exercises targeting a different set of group muscles ie: legs, back, chest, abbs. Quads, hamstring, chest, back, abbs, legs. Legs, abbs, biceps, triceps....... you get the picture Mind you we do as many exercises squatted on a balance pad of some sort, this makes your whole body adapt!!!!! Yeah it takes all of 40 minutes to complete this with 10-15 minutes of bike or step machine before and after......... We only go to the gym 3 times a week due to other riding/racing...... Off season for us we will go 4 times a week. TRY not to be super sore, super sore is no good, ever so slightly tender the next day is just right:prof: Your body will adapt:worthy:
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    Intense Exhaustion....

    sorry to drag up this old thread...... but hydration is so important for this type of activity. Gator-Aid is mostly water & sugar.......... Simple Sugar is a bad component to any hydration mix........... throws off your chemistry and can make you more susceptible to heat exhaustion or worse heat stroke! Lots of googling about hydration and hydration products for long distance runners/tri-athletes/bicyclists would be your best bet. Or head down to your local Tri-Athlete store and read some labels after you understand the "carbohydrate(suger), electrolyte, protein" ratios for the human body etc.... Sno-Bunny pretty much summed it up though........ She is a Professional Health Care provider and has some serious training:thumbsup: You can soak your self with water prior to your ride with a bunch of water to aid cooling for the first 30 minutes or so. Oh and an extra water bottle that runners use to squirt your head/neck/chest down now and then during your ride for evaporation to cool your self helps a bunch......... that is all that sweat is doing....... helping promote faster heat loss......... well that is kinda simple but the basics.......
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    Help with dropping some fat (Intense cardio?)

    right 3500............ Life is a balancing act fo sho:ride:
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    Getting in shape

    I copied this from another thread.......... for a dude that needs to lose some more weight........ At 15 years old YOU don't need to try and manipulate your body weight you have 4-7 more years of your body changing into an adult body. At your age strength training is not optimal by any means. Experiencing as many types of exercise and sports is cool, weather they are traditional or alternative sports! My previous quote; "We train at a local gym 3 times a week. All exercises are 15-20 reps. and abb exercises are 30-80 reps (we do all sorts of crazy abb stuff directed by our personal trainer at the gym) any exercise that can be done while squatted on a BOSU ball or the little round/flat balance pads is a BONUS. We have very little or no rest between exercises We also do all sorts of different stuff, never the same work out EVER! We also ride MiniMX or Mini Road Race once a week, chop wood once a week, sometimes ride mountain bikes........... CORE IS EVERYTHING We also eat super healthy.......... 3-5 smaller meals per day........ very little in the way of processed food......... the only supplements I take is a quality amino acid. Its hard to get all the protein your body can use without having to eat extra fat & carbs etc.... Here is a typical 1:15 work out. 1. 10-15 minutes bike. 2. Leg press, abbs, machine chest flies, seated rows 3. repeat 4. repeat 5. Leg extension, leg curl, Lat pull down, lower chest cable flies on bosu ball, abbs. 6. repeat. 7. repeat. 8. Lunges, abbs, coal miners press, bicep curls, tricep extension. 9. repeat. 10. repeat. 11. Smith squats, abbs, back dumbell flies on bosu ball, shrugs on balance pads. 12. repeat 13. repeat 15. 10-15 minutes on bike. It will take you a long time to remove those 99 pounds, but it is well worth the effort If you lost 0.5-1.0 pounds a week you'd be on the best path to recovery. This is just a sample of what you can do to improve your quality of life. I would join a decent gym that has all sorts of options for working your core to hell and back" End quote....
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    Help with dropping some fat (Intense cardio?)

    To drop 1lb a week do everything the same but drop your caloric intake by 200-300 calories a day. Counting calories is key. I think 1500 calories = 1lb of body weight......... You may be getting to much protein and thats also not the best. Its a fine balancing act to eat everything you need and gain or lose weight to achieve success. CORE IS EVERYTHING period. Weak core = weak body:p I assume your training to ride/race motorcycles correct? What do top racers do for training? Look into that aspect, get a personal trainer to get you working on better exercises, and a program to achieve the type of fitness you need for your sport. We are just spewing on the internet, and what ever you read here can only be so true:smashpc: I'm not a personal trainer but I do know what works for me and I have some back ground in human science, that is why I enlisted a personal trainer. They helped me build a repertory of exercises to achieve a strong core. By the way the muscle headed ego mirrormen at the gym can't cope with the workouts we do..... A couple of them have tried to perform some of what we do and FAIL. They do well at pimping in the mirrors though looking all puffy:lol: I miniRR mostly sprints and race Endurance events. I have to perform at 90% at between 15 minutes and 45 minutes over a period of 3-6 hours. That means I need lots of total body endurance but I also need some total body strength, minis are more work than full sized road race bikes or so my racing buddies tell me.... I'm also older (46) and need to maintain my fitness to take this into later adult life. Checkout what frEEks like Laird Hamilton do for training......... He is the top "waterman" of our period:worthy: Good luck with your new program:banana:
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    Florida MiniRR

    Yo Florida minitard racers: there is a track near Orlando that is allowing MiniRR bikes to come out and ride 100% pavement! Check out some of the ranting at http://supermotojunkie.com/showthread.php?p=842337#post842337 There are at least two MiniRR clubs that cater to your region SEMRA & FLAMRA.
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    Wrist pain

    Typical wrist injuries are ligaments that will give you prolonged pain........ can be years......... or life long........ X-Rays do not show this type of damage, only MRI and CT with contrast media will properly show evidence of damage. Most of these injuries have very little non-invasive treatments........ IN my experience...... You need to see a hand specialist, a general practitioner can only help you so far! I work in a Hospital OT/PT facility, and work with patients with these injuries every week........ I even suffer from a wrist and thumb injury ....... I have a wrist brace I wear when not involved with activities that need full use of my hand, I have ZERO pain unless I use my hand or thumb in a manner that induces aggravation of the ligaments. Otherwise I am now pain free 100% of the time. I used to have what I would call a migrain headache type of pain all the time in my hand and thumb..........
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    Help with dropping some fat (Intense cardio?)

    IMHO; We train at a local gym 3 times a week. All exercises are 15-20 reps. and abb exercises are 30-80 reps (we do all sorts of crazy abb stuff directed by our personal trainer at the gym) any exercise that can be done while squatted on a BOSU ball or the little round/flat balance pads is a BONUS. We have very little or no rest between exercises:smirk: We also do all sorts of different stuff, never the same work out EVER! We also ride MiniMX or Mini Road Race once a week, chop wood once a week, sometimes ride mountain bikes........... CORE IS EVERYTHING:worthy: We also eat super healthy.......... 3-5 smaller meals per day........ very little in the way of processed food......... the only supplements I take is a quality amino acid. Its hard to get all the protein your body can use without having to eat extra fat & carbs etc.... Here is a typical 1:15 work out. 1. 10-15 minutes bike. 2. Leg press, abbs, machine chest flies, seated rows 3. repeat 4. repeat 5. Leg extension, leg curl, Lat pull down, lower chest cable flies on bosu ball, abbs. 6. repeat. 7. repeat. 8. Lunges, abbs, coal miners press, bicep curls, tricep extension. 9. repeat. 10. repeat. 11. Smith squats, abbs, back dumbell flies on bosu ball, shrugs on balance pads. 12. repeat 13. repeat 15. 10-15 minutes on bike. It will take you a long time to remove those 99 pounds, but it is well worth the effort:thumbsup: If you lost 0.5-1.0 pounds a week you'd be on the best path to recovery. This is just a sample of what you can do to improve your quality of life. I would join a decent gym that has all sorts of options for working your core to hell and back:prof:
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    MIMRA & other stuff

    Just letting you folks know that we have resurrected our Mini Motorcycle Road Racing series in Michigan. First race is this Saturday, May 30th. $15 a rider! First 2 hour Endurance race is June 14th at Jackson Speedway. $5 gate fee, $40 team fee. Details can be found at: www.palmyraspeedway.net
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