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Old 03-20-2013, 12:23 AM   #1
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Yo what's up fox! Well here's my little fairy tale dream (sorta)... I fix and sell bikes for living even though i live with my parents it helps me take care of my self lol but none of that money really goes to my saving because i end up blowing it away at the go kart track every weekend, can't spend it building a track bike or road bike because i don't own one and i can't have one even if i wanted too. My parents worry too much so we agreed that i could fix and sell but never ride. - This is just a little background about me i guess.... but my question is... What if i was to build a little track bike take it on the track and record my laptimes and what if those laptimes were beyond exceptional? what if they broke records for that track, would one get recognition? Chances of me doing this is close to 0 but wouldn't hurt to ask huh... But im just curious lol...
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Old 03-20-2013, 12:27 AM   #2
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what are you like 16? but yeah people will be like dayum essaaayyyy u so fast. and then you can jump into cmra races and start getting sponsers and bam next thing you know rossi is trying to chase you dwon the track. good luck. remember me when you make it big and buy me a Hp4 asap.
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what are you like 16? but yeah people will be like dayum essaaayyyy u so fast. and then you can jump into cmra races and start getting sponsers and bam next thing you know rossi is trying to chase you dwon the track. good luck. remember me when you make it big and buy me a Hp4 asap.
I was kinda hopping for a more serious respose but oh well... I'm 21 just don't like upsetting my parents by doing something they don't approve off. Thx anyway
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I was kinda hopping for a more serious respose but oh well... I'm 21 just don't like upsetting my parents by doing something they don't approve off. Thx anyway
Well I was serious in a way, start breaking records, start doing races, sponsers will notice you, you'll get a lot of recognition if youre running around breaking track records, but it will take a lot of time for you to get to that level since it sounds like you dont even really ride yet.
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Ur a grown man whether u live with ur parents or not.just sayin. Im sure you would be recognized tho and at least offered to come back or follow your intended purpose if u were that fast. But you would still be in the same position wouldnt u? Not hatin or nothin..I say follow ur dreams tho. If I was that fast u bet ur noone would tell me I couldnt race.
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Well I was serious in a way, start breaking records, start doing races, sponsers will notice you, you'll get a lot of recognition if youre running around breaking track records, but it will take a lot of time for you to get to that level since it sounds like you dont even really ride yet.
I've been riding for almost 3 years before my parents found out lol... owned 11 bikes dragged knee (scrapped knee) first time I rode at awesome cycles... I have this thing for breaking point which helped me win races at go kart tracks I guess ... I've been slightly better at racing in general than many other things... that's why I'm thinking maybe I might be able to do something at the race track... idk something like that...
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Im also 21, my parents hate the idea of me having a bike but i paid for it, i pay for school, car is paid off which i did, pay for all track expenses, food, bills, insurance, everything so you being 21 shouldnt be an excuse for you not being able to do what you love.. because i do what i love and im the same age.
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do every track day possible then. you'll get somewhere then.
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Im also 21, my parents hate the idea of me having a bike but i paid for it, i pay for school, car is paid off which i did, pay for all track expenses, food, bills, insurance, everything so you being 21 shouldnt be an excuse for you not being able to do what you love.. because i do what i love and im the same age.
I feel u... when u have forigner parents ehhh stuff gets a little complicated but yeah bro I plan to build me a nice little track bike and see what I can do... thx tho and ur right about being a man ... its about time I fking grow up and leave the garage...
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probably, my parents understand i can make my own decisions and i'll be held responsible for whatever happens. my parents are foreign too.. totally different culture, they flip if they hear i had a drink, or if someone tells them they saw me with a girl, stupid stuff like that.
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probably, my parents understand i can make my own decisions and i'll be held responsible for whatever happens. my parents are foreign too.. totally different culture, they flip if they hear i had a drink, or if someone tells them they saw me with a girl, stupid stuff like that.
U seem like u understand exactly where I'm coming from.... but u sir have big ballz to do what u do...
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If you're pretty good at racing go karts, I would bet you'd be pretty good at racing bikes. Just make sure you have a lot of cash to back you up.
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Whered you learn to build bikes? I wana go to a motorcycle mech. School but I make too much to just jump ship and ruin a good thing.
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as long as you live in your parents house and they foot the bill, then you are obligated to follow their wishes, no matter how old you are. Others may give advice to the contrary, but currently you are doing the right thing...
when you carry your own weight, then you can make your own rules...your are getting a little long in the tooth to have much of a big time racing future.
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Not to be one to dash your dreams, but most of the pros started racing before they were 10 years old. That being said, if you could break track records racing in the CMRA, you'd get some notice. Doing so at a trackday, maybe not.
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as long as you live in your parents house and they foot the bill, then you are obligated to follow their wishes, no matter how old you are. Others may give advice to the contrary, but currently you are doing the right thing...
when you carry your own weight, then you can make your own rules...your are getting a little long in the tooth to have much of a big time racing future.
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