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Old 11-12-2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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Motocross & enduro? How did you get started?

I'm just curious, they both look really fun.

Looking for some stories about hare scrambles as well.
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Here you go, this was from a few months ago.
http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=293612

I'm not racing yet but I plan to next year for sure, I went out and hung out with a member here that races and it looks like a really good time.
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See my youtube channel and website, both listed in my sig for plenty of decent information, write ups, and videos of races and practice sessions.

I am currently sitting in the #1 spot in the 450A (expert) class for Saturdays with TORCS racing series, I have every intention of being this years 450A Champ and then I'm on to the Pro/AA class for the 2015 season.

With two rounds to go, the first of those 2 coming this weekend in Cameron, TX I only need to maintain my points lead, not necessary to win in order to keep the lead but I will be racing for the W nonetheless.

I am shooting also for an overall podium spot for Sundays 40A (Expert, age class) class.

I had a bad start to the season, in missing the first race weekend in order to train with an off road ex-factory racer (Steve Hatch) and then my first few race weekends were full of crashes, I was way behind half way into the season but, in finishing the last 4 race weekends on the podium (both days) I have managed to get into the lead for Saturday and currently sitting in 4th place for Sundays 40A class, I will give it my all to at least take the #3 spot before the season ends. I have come along way (this year alone).

I had no goals for the Sunday 40A class halfway into this season but, in doing well, with 5 2nd place finishes this year in this class, I have moved up quite a few spots overall and will now go for the podium overall.

No matter what happens, I do plan to make my Pro debut on the last Sunday race of the year. It may screw up my final Sunday points advantage but, I'm excited to start racing a new class.

As for your question, I have raced 2 MX races this year (the only 2 races I've done in MX in my lifetime) and they are very demanding, very dangerous and just down right nuts to compete in. At my age and my experience level, MX is just not for me, it's too dangerous of a sport as those racers are very serious (at any age) the action is too aggressive to be a safe rider. My second race weekend (Sunday only) at Rio Bravo, I raced the 40 c/d class, my first moto I had a good start so I was out front when the mayhem happened, at turn 1, there was a rider trying to take people out, another rider ended up loosing his right index finger due to an overzealous asshat, hothead, stupid, no riding rider (the ER was able to re-attach the finger luckily).

That was my last MX racing day and doubt I will go back. I find that hare scrambles (while dangerous in their own right) are far safer than MX races, the intensity in MX is at 110%, and you're sprinting flat out for 3-10 laps; in off road racing, the intensity is still there but, you must learn to pace yourself anywhere from 45 minutes to 3 hours (depending on the race org) so racers are more calm after the first lap, there are less passing spots in most cases than MX races so, you must outride and outsmart the rider in front of you.

Stamina is key, in order to ride at say, 75-90% for 90-100 minutes takes a lot of energy, oxygen and smarts, it's a thinking game too, you may get stuck behind a "wide" rider that won't let you around, you have to follow and find that riders weakness, bide your time and make the move when the time is right.

Once I got into the off-road riding, all other two wheeled activities I was involved in seemed to be second to, less desirable to me, I eventually stopped doing the other riding disciplines all together b/c I am having so much fun, it's a family environment, it's a family sport and I can follow my little ones during their races.
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This. I did some desert racing in New Mexico. I bought a machine, showed up, slept in my car and met people. People helped me with pits and I made a lot of friends just by showing up. I had no racing experience before that.
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I'm gonna get into some torch next season since I'm getting settled in the new house and in great shape now. I'll have to sell a few of my ten bikes to fund a a KTM or May race my first season on CRF250R
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I'm gonna get into some torch next season since I'm getting settled in the new house and in great shape now. I'll have to sell a few of my ten bikes to fund a a KTM or May race my first season on CRF250R
doesn't matter what you race but, I nice 2 stroke or a 4 stroke with Estart is almost essential, 4 strokes hate to start on the line when they're hot.
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doesn't matter what you race but, I nice 2 stroke or a 4 stroke with Estart is almost essential, 4 strokes hate to start on the line when they're hot.
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James, where is that Pro Class debut taking place? Might bring out a 4 wheeler to do some spectating and cheering!
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doesn't matter what you race but, I nice 2 stroke or a 4 stroke with Estart is almost essential, 4 strokes hate to start on the line when they're hot.
This, I was sold on a four stroke for the ease of riding until I went to the races and saw how much easier it was for the 2 stroke guys to start. I'm definately looking for the right 2 stroke now.
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most 4 strokes now are electric start or have decompression levers, so as long as you take some deep breaths they aren't bad to start unless your valves are stupid tight.

I raced XC and MX back in VA prior to getting hurt. it was just something I was brought up around. people are accepting for the most part, and if they aren't cool or helpful you probably don't want to spend your time around them or care about their opinions. just show up, ride and have fun. the people you need to meet will pop up
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I've ridden MX, hare scrambles, endures, for over 45 years and now just play ride in the SHNF for the fun of it. I can tell you for a fact that dirt bike riders are the best group of people on this planet. Most all will be very helpful, and easy to talk to and get along with. Lots are very family oriented doing the sport they love. Yes they are competitive racing, but most will be willing to help you any way they can, whether it's information, lend you a tool to fix your bike or maybe even a part so you can ride. Get into it and join the family...dirt riders
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Rode street all my life then got into supermoto which to me, has the same type of "ridership" as dirt bikers have. Rode my supermoto/dirt conversion at SHNF and was hooked. Bought a KTM 300XC and began riding trails and MX. Im not fast but the is tons of fun!
I might be talked into selling my 07 KTM because Ive been looking at upgrading to something newer
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James, where is that Pro Class debut taking place? Might bring out a 4 wheeler to do some spectating and cheering!
It will be at our last round which takes place at Goertz Ranch in Rockne, TX (Bastrop/Austin area) it's a great property and offers plenty of nice technical terrain.

Here's a "slow ride" D class video to give you plenty of perspective on the property. I'd love to see you out there watch us rip it up Dbuck.
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most 4 strokes now are electric start or have decompression levers, so as long as you take some deep breaths they aren't bad to start unless your valves are stupid tight.

I raced XC and MX back in VA prior to getting hurt. it was just something I was brought up around. people are accepting for the most part, and if they aren't cool or helpful you probably don't want to spend your time around them or care about their opinions. just show up, ride and have fun. the people you need to meet will pop up
If I were you,(you in general, not 831 specifically) and you are going to get into it and somewhat stay with it, I'd suggest that you buy a later model 2 stroke and if you want a 4 stroke, no matter what it is that you bought, It would most definitely have and E-start on it. I see way too many people left on the line b/c there bike wouldn't kick over, hot or cold temps outside, it's the nature of the 4 stroke beast. If you want a chance at a podium finish on a 4 stroke, get an E-start bike!
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