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Old 02-21-2018, 08:16 AM   #21
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Yeah, I wouldn’t count on the Vets being much slower than the young dudes at Jday (haha) maybe 1% less likely to run you and your bike over to shave time, and that difference only because they have nicer bikes and better jobs they don’t wanna risk.

Think of guys like Paul ED, Eric Wood, etc, except on dirtbikes. Not too many people take this sport up at 40, so the vet and senior classes are filled with dudes who have 30 years experience and haven’t gotten sick of it yet because they’ve been winning a lot. Obviously not everyone in those classes is like that, but put it this way: if you do well in vet, (or senior!) it’ll be FAR from a hollow victory. Way Far. Don’t stress over class selection; it almost doesn’t matter. Especially in the sprints, you can just compare your times to any class (although novices run less laps, but trust me, that’s a blessing!)

I predict you guys will start with the sprints and eventually tackle GP’s too, because banging bars and chasing guys and being chased is freakin awesome, plus you will wanna run more events that are close by and on your favorite tracks. That said, good idea to start with the Sprints. They are definitely tough enough to be very very challenging, especially for newish dirt riders...number 9 has an entertaining ride report of his first attempt last year over on nesr. I think it was quite a bit tougher than he expected...

Fuuuuuuuck, between this weather and reading and writing this report, I’m feeling pretty shaky without a true dirtbike and I know of some cool ones for sale...
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Old 02-21-2018, 10:23 AM   #22
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Yeah, I wouldnít count on the Vets being much slower than the young dudes at Jday (haha) maybe 1% less likely to run you and your bike over to shave time, and that difference only because they have nicer bikes and better jobs they donít wanna risk.

Think of guys like Paul ED, Eric Wood, etc, except on dirtbikes. Not too many people take this sport up at 40, so the vet and senior classes are filled with dudes who have 30 years experience and havenít gotten sick of it yet because theyíve been winning a lot. Obviously not everyone in those classes is like that, but put it this way: if you do well in vet, (or senior!) itíll be FAR from a hollow victory. Way Far. Donít stress over class selection; it almost doesnít matter. Especially in the sprints, you can just compare your times to any class (although novices run less laps, but trust me, thatís a blessing!)

I predict you guys will start with the sprints and eventually tackle GPís too, because banging bars and chasing guys and being chased is freakin awesome, plus you will wanna run more events that are close by and on your favorite tracks. That said, good idea to start with the Sprints. They are definitely tough enough to be very very challenging, especially for newish dirt riders...number 9 has an entertaining ride report of his first attempt last year over on nesr. I think it was quite a bit tougher than he expected...

Fuuuuuuuck, between this weather and reading and writing this report, Iím feeling pretty shaky without a true dirtbike and I know of some cool ones for sale...
Prolly different with vet c though...
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:28 PM   #23
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Before you guys commit to any Jday's. Go spectate. Especially at Southwick if possible. It's a spectacle for sure. Let me know if you want me if you're going.
Fuck that. Spectators are the ones withing they were out there.
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Old 03-02-2018, 11:40 AM   #24
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man, i haven't been over here in years ... i smelled dirt

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Prolly different with vet c though...
Beek's right, they're not

i think what makes JDay racers so much faster is they keep the fast on fresh cut trail, NETRA generally uses a location with existing trail. fresh cut trail gets super slippery with newly exposed roots. practice raw root + endless brake/gas corner sections and you'll do well.

awesome you guys are jumping in these, the Sprint format is crazy fun AND challenging, i love it. hope to hop in a few this season. if i can give any basic advice it's to not sit around too long between your sprints. not only does it mess with your flow but you will run out of time quickly.

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Old 03-02-2018, 06:08 PM   #25
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Sounds fun guys. Have a ball. I'm going to run the NY Offroad series which is basically the same thing but 10 minutes from me. First race is this Sunday.
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:02 PM   #26
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Good luck Adam, heard you are getting some snow!
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Old 03-02-2018, 08:50 PM   #27
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Thanks. Yeah close to a foot heavy wet shit.
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Old 03-03-2018, 02:06 AM   #28
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That seems like a great time. I’m jealous of how close that is.
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Old 03-03-2018, 01:26 PM   #29
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Sounds fun guys. Have a ball. I'm going to run the NY Offroad series which is basically the same thing but 10 minutes from me. First race is this Sunday.
Awesome! Good luck! Poacher is a good dude.
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