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wondering -- why race the Grands?
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post Nov 21 2011, 02:52 PM
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Was trying to think of a reason for racing the Grands this year -- can think of lots of reasons not to, like

Haven't rode since Labor Day weekend. Here in the Midwest and probably the East as well, tracks have been shutdown for well over a month. Hard to stay tuned for racing when no outdoor tracks are open. Yea, I know, there are some indoor tracks within a few hours drive but these hardly serve to keep a racer tuned for such a big race as the Grands. Makes it difficult to race and compete against others who have been outdoors racing the past few months.

The only practice day is Thanksgiving day, and it only amounts to a few laps at that. Hard to imagine spending such a holiday at a Denny's, or other equally poor substitute to thanksgiving at home.

Transfer system means I would probably end up racing only two times, being in an older cruiser class. There's a lot of money and time (drive from Indy to Tulsa at least 10 hours) for a couple of laps.

With all the motos the ABA runs through, tracks are usually lame. They have to be, to get through teh numbers.

It's held indoors in a rodeo arena, which usually means restrictions on riding bikes in the area, nasal issues from breathing the dust over teh event days, and others i can't be arsed to write on about. It's nothing like having an event of such magnitude in an open state park in beautiful park setting with little restrictions on riding around while in wait for the few motos of racing.

Of course, I'm only addressing the racing aspects. The social aspects of the event could be enough to bring one across.

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post Nov 21 2011, 04:59 PM
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are the grands going to be in august or ? in 2012 seeing there are no nbl grands? it would be so much nicer to drive 14 hours in aug then in nov here in wi we have 6" of snow on the ground

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- backmarker   wondering -- why race the Grands?   Nov 21 2011, 02:52 PM
- - g-mo   This post is absolutely hilarious. The war is over...   Nov 21 2011, 02:58 PM
- - mackdaddy   ditto on what g-mo said!   Nov 21 2011, 03:02 PM
- - fastjimmy412   Boy those are some lame excuses. Enjoy your family...   Nov 21 2011, 03:08 PM
- - SirMarco   QUOTE (backmarker @ Nov 21 2011, 02:52 PM...   Nov 21 2011, 03:35 PM
- - Elvis   QUOTE (g-mo @ Nov 21 2011, 02:58 PM)...   Nov 21 2011, 03:55 PM
- - g-mo   You really wanna get a good laugh... go read this....   Nov 21 2011, 03:58 PM
- - sxebmx   We've had a sweet Indian summer in New York. ...   Nov 21 2011, 04:03 PM
|- - Kram1   Traveling from Penn. to Calif. this year fighting ...   Nov 21 2011, 05:03 PM
- - HRPdesigns   QUOTE wondering -- why race the Grands? Because it...   Nov 21 2011, 04:40 PM
- - CowhieDesigns   Oh boy.......if you can get there you'll get t...   Nov 21 2011, 05:00 PM
- - Elvis   RE: wondering -- why race the Grands?   Nov 21 2011, 05:03 PM
- - CWracer   That trip up from Brazil is probably a little long...   Nov 21 2011, 05:41 PM
- - Stileman   I know this is a joker post. Trying to stir some ...   Nov 21 2011, 05:45 PM
- - brokebmxer   I will give you the only 2 reason not to race the ...   Nov 21 2011, 06:19 PM
- - thebondtrader55   Goodness! We've been many, many times and...   Nov 21 2011, 06:46 PM
- - BLKTHOR   Wow man, you are very lost and you need to find yo...   Nov 21 2011, 08:36 PM
- - Thumperpilot   Was looking at the track today. Was thinking of ho...   Nov 21 2011, 09:12 PM
- - crash813   Heck, we go just for the Swag bags!   Nov 21 2011, 09:14 PM
- - Thumperpilot   NICE!!! We just got done stuffing thos...   Nov 21 2011, 09:18 PM
- - RBIGroup   All that needs to be said, ABA Grands!!...   Nov 21 2011, 09:20 PM
- - Bill Curtin   The Grands is not a rodeo arena. It a race held o...   Nov 21 2011, 09:26 PM
- - Thumperpilot   1/4 mile long building end to end. You could race ...   Nov 21 2011, 09:28 PM
- - bnd   I went in 99', 00' & 02', some of ...   Nov 21 2011, 09:28 PM
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