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So long and thanks for all the fish

ToSlow

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I never stopped.
I enjoy bikes that i own for what they are.

when I’m on a long run i enjoy my electra glide for the comfort and ease for eating up hwy for long days

when I’m weekending i enjoy my versys 1000 for more of a quick run for distance and comfort

KLR is mostly for day trips and dirt roads and the odd cow path

but be sure no matter what I’m riding I’ll have grin from ear to ear and enjoying every minute of the site’s
 

xrljoel

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on an oval circuit :/ wow
Why would you want to, might as well take up flying and join the Blue Angles.
Are you saying that flat track, speedway and ice racing are boring, dull and/or not very exciting to watch or participate in?

I can't imagine you are, but you never know.
 

Trials

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Participate in a motorsport is a blast,
watching is boring and nobody is getting healthy watching round d'round races.
Go observe a trials event and at the very least you are going to take a walk in the woods.
 

ToSlow

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the drivers in nascar can lose up to 10lbs a race.

Temperatures in the car often exceed 100 degrees, reaching as much as 170 degrees by the floorboards. Drivers can lose 5-10 pounds in sweat during a race. If a driver loses more than 3 percent of his body weight in sweat and doesn't replace those fluids, focus and reflexes start declining.
 

Trials

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the drivers in nascar can lose up to 10lbs a race.

Temperatures in the car often exceed 100 degrees, reaching as much as 170 degrees by the floorboards. Drivers can lose 5-10 pounds in sweat during a race. If a driver loses more than 3 percent of his body weight in sweat and doesn't replace those fluids, focus and reflexes start declining.
Ya and if I ride hard for three days straight I can gain 5 pounds of muscle mass.
 

Trials

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near zero body fat, so no.
 

Trials

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No I make fun of winter, I stud up my tires and ride on the ice. There are scratch marks all over the rocks in the woods and other riders have been asking about them :LOL: I have a feeling there are going to be a lot more scratch marks on the rocks by next year.
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bigpoppa

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No I make fun of winter, I stud up my tires and ride on the ice. There are scratch marks all over the rocks in the woods and other riders have been asking about them :LOL: I have a feeling there are going to be a lot more scratch marks on the rocks by next year.
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I take it they are carbed? How do they start up in -15 weather?
 

Mad Mike

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Round d'round racing; a spectator sport designed for overly sedate lazy *** people that want to sit in the bleachers and have all the race action come to them while they drink Bud.
I think the idea of round track racing is cost, nothing more. Tracks are easy to build and maintain, the fit on small patches of land but more importantly its dirt cheap motor sports for the masses.

As a kid in grade school I hitched rides to the old Pinecrest track in Concord. Then in high school I worked on a race team, the car was a 69 Chevelle, parts and tires scavenged weekly from Standard Auto Wreckers. We raced at Sunset Speedway on $40 weekly budget plus 20 gallons of free gas provided by my boss.

In the winter we raced 125cc enduros, mx bikes and sleds on the oval at 7 & 48.

I think those days are gone, the little tracks that dotted Canada have almost all disappeared, many in the US are gone too. Too bad.
 

Trials

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I take it they are carbed? How do they start up in -15 weather?
4-stroke Honda engine, heated garage, no problem at all to about minus 15

I'm having no problem finding rider interest and support now, riders love the venue and enduro riders are starting to ride trials terrain as well as using trials bikes to cross-train. Which works btw.
 

timtune

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That's why they can brag about their history of winning. They were racing themselves. Now that Indian has joined in it is really hard to win, they are unable to innovate, therefore they might as well quit.
You guys need to do some research. I'm no HD fan but I wouldn't be as arogant as to suggest they never raced or only raced themselves.

OP nice douglas adams reference. I actually signed a few letters of resignation with that line.
 

GreyGhost

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You guys need to do some research. I'm no HD fan but I wouldn't be as arogant as to suggest they never raced or only raced themselves.

OP nice douglas adams reference. I actually signed a few letters of resignation with that line.
In the recent past (past 20 years or so), how many other brands have they successfully raced against? I know they were great at one point and had a successful race program, but the organizational memory of that time has long gone in my opinion. They became a marketing company a very long time ago.
 

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