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#1 2012-11-26 3:14pm

Therealpoorboy
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How'd your local track make out at grands?

Our ladies killed it. If your a 30 year old woman you go through McGuire NAG #1 in both class and cruiser and Krickler killed it again in 36 cruiser. 

Rodney did well and got 4th in the main and finished NAG #3 in 31-35 cru.  Donathan won his moto on sat but bit it in the semi in 26-30 cru.00


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#2 2012-11-26 7:03pm

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We had one of our 9 Novi's go undefeated every moto for ROC and Grands. ROC cup/plate and 1st in grands. Awesome little kid that just puts his head down and pedals all out.  He is an intermediate now!  A third place in 10 Inter and also a 7th for another Inter kid.  My son pulled a not good enough 5th in 8 novi semi's(he was crushed, I thought he gave 100% but wasn't use to the tight group of riders), and I didn't make it past 2nd moto in either 41-50 Cruiser or Novice.  That was a Novice class right? Ha!

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#3 2012-11-26 7:03pm

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41-45

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#4 2012-11-26 7:43pm

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

Yeah, the class was kind of beastie for 41&over. There were some "super novices" running in there. Glad I didn't have to run against you though. Sorry I didn't get a chance to meet you while you were in town.


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#5 2012-11-27 6:27am

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

Super Novice is right! I can bird dog a couple experts at locals, and the Novices on Sunday were faster than them!  Would of been nice to meet. I was riding around on a my blue and white Standard Cruiser with a Fat Man Racing jersey or Forever Two Wheels t shirt/hoodie most of the time, just wish I was faster on the track! Friday's ROC was only my 2nd race on a 20, thought that I had a chance, i was wrong!  This season I am training hard and trying to get off the coffee and such.  You see the fast cruiser guys drinking gallons of water and I got a cup of coffee in my hand!  I could tell I was getting dehydrated.  I am really going to have to put in some work if I expect to reach my goal of making a National Main in 2013.

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#6 2012-11-27 6:59am

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

GENERATORSHOVEL wrote:

Super Novice is right! I can bird dog a couple experts at locals, and the Novices on Sunday were faster than them!  Would of been nice to meet. I was riding around on a my blue and white Standard Cruiser with a Fat Man Racing jersey or Forever Two Wheels t shirt/hoodie most of the time, just wish I was faster on the track! Friday's ROC was only my 2nd race on a 20, thought that I had a chance, i was wrong!  This season I am training hard and trying to get off the coffee and such.  You see the fast cruiser guys drinking gallons of water and I got a cup of coffee in my hand!  I could tell I was getting dehydrated.  I am really going to have to put in some work if I expect to reach my goal of making a National Main in 2013.

You and me both, dude. My team is holding my feet in the fire a bit and putting me on the team sheet for the Nats I ride at. Little extra incentive to make my mains.

We just keep working and we'll get there. 2013, man, 2013.


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#7 2012-11-27 7:06am

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

The more we ride chasing those guys, the better we get.  I don't understand why some guys don't bother with Nats just because they cant win.  It is fun, great experience, and makes you a better rider.

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#8 2012-11-27 9:50am

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

As I watched, the super novice 40 yr olds, I was pretty motivated, but seemed like over 1/2 of them needed to move up.....are they really just going to make mains or get a little hardware?

questionable perhaps.  But I'm with ya on the coffee....time to get off the arse and train.

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#9 2012-11-27 10:01am

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GENERATORSHOVEL wrote:

The more we ride chasing those guys, the better we get.  I don't understand why some guys don't bother with Nats just because they cant win.  It is fun, great experience, and makes you a better rider.

Look at my case.  I get to chase Rodney on a $10 single point race.  why should I pay 30-50 to chase him?  I'm getting closer than I was 4 months ago and maybe  if I can get allitle closer I'd consider more of the bigger races.  To me its just a cost to fun ratio.  I realize not everyone has the NAG 3 in their age group at the local track to chase also.  Maybe its just a fun hobby for most that want the family together more than the titles.


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#10 2012-11-27 11:11am

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

Therealpoorboy wrote:

Look at my case.  I get to chase Rodney on a $10 single point race.  why should I pay 30-50 to chase him?  I'm getting closer than I was 4 months ago and maybe  if I can get allitle closer I'd consider more of the bigger races.  To me its just a cost to fun ratio.  I realize not everyone has the NAG 3 in their age group at the local track to chase also.  Maybe its just a fun hobby for most that want the family together more than the titles.

True we all don't have the Nag 3 to chase but I believe most of us over 35 are really in the same boat. Either it's having to race the former greats in our age group or the faster and younger set. About the only time that I get to run in my 41+ novice class is at Nats. There just aren't enough of us getting into the sport in a lot of districts to run an even race. Some places like TX, AZ, MN and CA have enough to actually get a fair shot, but that is the exception, not the norm.

@PEP yeah, there are a great number of hardware hounds in the older group. Funny and sad all at once. Quite a few former expert riders from back in the day sign up as novices and just beat the snot out of those of us who really are novice. We have quite a few in my surrounding states who the only time they race would be Nats or Grands. Rest of the time they either run cruiser or just practice. Even heard of one fast guy (I don't know him) told another rider that he doesn't race anything but Grands and won't move up until he wins there. I've never seen him race but he can run with inters and experts from what I hear. Maybe USABMX needs to implement a 10 local/two Nats requirement for Grands or something. And start counting podiums from big races in class or cruiser.

What I really find amusing is that I've seen at least three guys who will beat us newbies regularly, get their 8 (soon to be 10) wins, move up and then can't seem to get back to the track. Know at least two of those locally. Glad you filled your "love me" shelf with some trophies, guys. Real proud of you.


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#11 2012-11-27 11:46am

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

Next time you hear people talking like that just tell them what I do.  Its cheaper to just go buy the trophies if thats all your into.

I turned pro in drag racing when I was 19, wasn't really ready for it but I didnt have any want/need to compete at the lower levels.  I wanted to race against the Best heads up.  And when we finally won a national event 5 years later  it was much more rewarding than the people i saw week after week beating up locals in the lower classes


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#12 2012-12-01 8:59pm

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

I did okay for my first grands ..made a mistake in the first berm that set me back to 4th place?   ...quickly recovered by the first table into 2nd.

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#13 2012-12-17 12:14pm

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Re: How'd your local track make out at grands?

A few local kids from my track went. All experts. No Inters or novices went which kind of stinks. I dont think any of the experts made the mains. A couple made the quarters and semi's. Usually good for at least a couple getting in. Cole Tesar is usually a shoe in. I placed 4th this year. Was pretty stoked to make the main for not 'training' for bmx all year. big_smile

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