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Did my first race in 25+ years last night, Went full-on OS all the way
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post Sep 3 2009, 11:15 AM
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I did my first race in about 25 years last night at the Orange YMCA (Orange, CA). I raced on my 1980 Torker L.P. Long and wore vintage Torker gear.

As the only 41+, I got stuck racing the 17-18 experts. Not sure if that's better than racing Stu, who races at the Orange Y, Eddy King, who started practicing there, and the no-name guys who I saw beat Stu a few weeks ago, or not. No matter, I'm just there flying the OS colors and having fun.

Watch me race the kids in the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ArYpyCP8dRE

My puny road-racer arms were killing me after just three practice laps and two laps of racing. In the third moto I could barley lift the front wheel. In the main, I suffered even more. My roadie legs were good though.

Video is my first and best moto.

I'm in the yellow, in case you weren't sure.

Thanks to Greg/Huntin4BMX for the video. His kids got 1st and 2nd.

Quote of the night: A kid (15 or 16 years old) was looking at me in my Torker gear. He was chatting with his friends. I overheard him say, "That's old school. That's so tight. That's really old school. Like when my dad raced."
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post Sep 3 2009, 11:37 AM
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Dude. Thread of the Month.
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post Sep 3 2009, 11:55 AM
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QUOTE (Lonewolf @ Sep 3 2009, 12:37 PM) *
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Agreed (holly crap did i say that?) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif)

"That's old school. That's so tight. That's really old school. Like when my dad raced."

Man I can feel my hair turning grey


Sounds kinda like when I first returned to the track. I was on on my Vector Mark 3 and cracked it after bout 3 practice nights. Most kids look at ya like you are from another planet or you just let a nasty one loose.

My first race back was the 2003 Winternationals in the 36-40 cruiser class on a 92 Supercross SX 500 (a little newer). I got soundly trounced by Crisco, Goodall, Coover, Woodruff, Stone and Mr Pliska to name a few, but I had a BLAST!
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post Sep 3 2009, 03:43 PM
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Thanks guys.

Yeah, it seems like the kids like the OS look. I had an 8-year old asking me all sorts of questions. He was helping me find my way around the pits, too. Nice kid. Other kids were really into it, too. And, of course, some of the dads.
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post Sep 3 2009, 04:43 PM
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Welcome to the old guys club, remember its all about fun and keeping rubber side down.
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post Sep 3 2009, 05:12 PM
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I love this video!

I love this thread!
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post Sep 3 2009, 05:18 PM
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i like it
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post Sep 3 2009, 07:01 PM
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Wish I was that fast and smooth 20 years ago. Nice.
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post Sep 3 2009, 07:27 PM
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Very Cool
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