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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: October 11, 2020, 03:08:01 PM »
With the season on the penultimate lap and the seasons change still holding on to summers golden rays I am satisfied with how this riding season has turned out. I was able to attend both available events that remained on my calendar as well as quite a few OP's to boot. This all on two season old Super-evo bikes after deciding that what I thought was gold turned out to be coal.
Buying the modern bike was a lesson in humility, not all pastures are greener or all change is good. Sometimes it is best to meditate long and hard and seek the Lord for guidance. It was an expensive way to find out "what I was missing". Now I can safely say that my soul is better suited for the old girls I grew up racing.
I had an amazing day at the wick with Toots, the Oracle and the Two Viola's. I believe someone has been missed this season... Oh! thats right,  now if memory serves me well M.I.R.A.'s founding father has been absent form the events I've attended! I knew I was feeling a bit rouge this year, the Prez has yet to check in on his CT Chapter (Vintage Division or VD for short) brother. Well maybe this Saturday at CCCMX's OP.  I do guess it works in reverse also, so a trip to M.I.R.A.'s  will have to happen soon, I mean we all long (as in island) to see mecca.
So its on to OP at my home track then its time to frame the old girls and focus on my winter activity, Playing in the Cosmos!
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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: September 23, 2020, 02:32:42 PM »
Returning to normal. That's what it felt like this past weekend at the Northeast Vet Championship at the Wick 338. It was an over nighter for me and Toots, days of preparation after a Monday ride day came together Friday and after a pre travel traffic anxiety tantrum (thanks for forgiving me Toots) we had a pleasant traffic free trip throuh the city up to the Wick. We pitted with our friends The Brit, his wife lisa, My mentor Gino, and JoJo and his wife kim.
 Saturday night was about fine cider good stories and campfires. It was extra special to catch up with the Oracle (Gino), it had been about a year since we last were able to get together. Miss the conversations we have. The night was cold with temps dropping into the lower 30's, but race day turned out to be pleasantly cool and breezy. The track was perfect and the racing intense with a touch of veteran class. I had a blast on the venerable 1990 CR 125R in both the Vintage open and the open 125 classes. The benefit of this event is the who's who of the Northeast's legendary vet riders. To name them all would take up its own paragraph, so lets just say the only ones not to attend were Doug Henry due to injury and Tony lorusso  and Pat Barton.
 I'm honestly sad to see this season wind down, it feels like it never began, but there is always next season full of promise and intrigue as we pick up the pieces of 2020 and restart our moto lives.
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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: September 07, 2020, 05:10:42 AM »
Finally! Finally, after what had seemed to be an eternity, a race to attend. The Unadilla MX rewind to be eaxact, or as they renamed it the vintage mx regional. The latter being named due in part to a revised format because of promoter (ACR) cancellation and the fact that a majority of vintage brethren could not attend due to hot state status. Toots and I arrived on Friday afternoon as the hare-scramble had concluded and practice was underway for the grass track event. Next year I will partake in this event as the track layout had changed an was definitely much more appealing. Covid rules for parking were strict but by not having instruction as to where I could park, I got a great spot for my mate Jason and myself by the mercy of the track official. Thanks again my friend.
 Jason arrived with special guest, Unadilla mayor, living legend, team crew chief and friend Jo Jo Keller. A great  guy with an amazing sense of humor and all things moto. Lots of New England regulars showed up. Legend Jim Meenan, Jimbo from#oldmenthatusedtorace, Jeff Martell, Chris Gleebus, Johnny Deane, Brook Roberts (10x novice champion) etc.
 Saturday was a single class entry in the open 90-99 class rain was predicted and was in full mud prep, but never came. I raced the 1990 Honda CR 125R and she performed flawlessly. I raced to 4-4 score for 4th OA. Jay was Top three in his class.
 Sunday started with the word at chapel service ant some hot coffees. The 93 Honda CR 125R was the machine this day. My classes were separated by only 1 class and the start of the schedule. I raced the 125 B 90s and 50 plus disc brake B classes. the kids smoked me in the 125 class first moto. I managed to win the 50plus class moto 1 over a tenacious Fred Edmunds from NY. Got smoked by the kids again in the 2nd 125 moto and had a good crash as I lost my nose coming down a freshly watered section of the track. I was banged up a bit on my left side, too a knock to my left wrist. the bike was undamaged so I pulled it together and went to the the line for 50 plus B moto 2. Again I battled with Edmonds, both of us sending it as best we could. I managed to narrowly squeak out the victory over Edmunds in a back and forth 5 lap frenzy. The Unadilla MX rewind is the grand daddy event of the year and to take home the gold was the crowning jewel in a strange year. One event down one to go
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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: August 17, 2020, 04:27:54 PM »
Covid?, what covid? Unfortunately I see the effects from this type of flu first hand, but I have to say that its affect on me has been extremely minimal. Thanks to our father the Lord Jesus and the fact that I am not a social seeker needing to be seen, my life is status quo. Our fellow man has been extremely ridiculous by shutting the local tracks down (some still) thinking that moto is a large gathering of idiots waiting to break the rules, the majority of us will gladly social distance from one another as long as we get race and ride. Having said that and with racing returning and OPs in full swing, life has been good.
 Me and Toots have been hitting the local scene and preparing for the two races still on the calendar That I have been looking forward to the most. The Unadilla MX Rewind and the North east Vet Championship at the wick. Dilla is going to be amazing, but the wick is still a mystery as the have not posted the class structure yet. The Inaugural race as well as last year they had a vintage class and a 125 race so I dont see why they would leave those out, but until its posted I wont know for sure. Either way I will attend and put my old girls through their paces. So Im off to the beach with Toots this weekend then its off to the races.
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Photo Cred Aaron Foley 

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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: I’ll just leave this here
« on: August 10, 2020, 11:10:47 AM »
No just the border photos

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General Two Stroke Talk / Re: I’ll just leave this here
« on: August 06, 2020, 04:47:25 PM »
Cool! One yacht please.

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Photos & Videos / Re: Back to race after quarantine
« on: July 27, 2020, 05:00:07 PM »
Bravo MX3ME! Enjoyed immensely. you brother, he on the Italian Husky?

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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: July 26, 2020, 04:23:10 PM »
It amazes me how different a track can be when you have a different organization riding at that venue. Case in point the wick this past Saturday. http://www.mscmotocross.com/ was in town to have OP and race event over the weekend. I was supposed to meet up with my friend Angelo for the first time this year and catch up on lost time , but his work had other plans. oh well maybe soon. Well any way, the New Yacka's seem to ride mostly hard pack and that is how to best describe the lines that formed on the track. I know that may sound weird, but having logged countless laps at this venue I can tell the difference in how the track shaped up.
 The MSC majority were riding the struggle bus and let me tell you it was packed up tight. I felt like I was in the  Benny Hill show watching the antics of these riders, it was a sight to see from my on the track experience let me tell ya. It was a fun day overall and my trusty 90 was up to the challenge until discussing tire pressure with my pit neighbor and informing him that you can get a puncture here, that I suffered a rear puncture at the end of my fourth session. So I busted out the 93 for the final session. Saw a solid amount of old girls being put through their paces. Some in beautiful livery and some down right horror shows, but to each his own. Now a little weekend retreat with Toots before attending an op at https://cccmx.com/.
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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:47:49 PM »
Me and Toots (my pit tootsie) took an overnight excursion up the back roads of new england to http://www.nhmotocross.com/ to do some riding at a cool track and to fellowship with my long time friend Jay.  Now i have just recently purchased a van to do this type of van jam and I'll tell you if only my mind was clearer all those years after I sold my last van (1994?). Like the $stroke purchased late last year, I realized after the fact as to what Ive sold out for. Most people my age are RV-ing their way around the country.
Toots and myself plan on van jamming up and down the east coast to take in the https://www.acrmx.com/ championship and whatever else may intrigue  us along the way as a way of enjoying each others company for an extended weekend holiday once a month from April til September. I tell you how blessed i am to have her in my life at such a time, as we will both be new to this adventure and have not been burned out from the constant grind that a local series can present. Toots is the consummate moto companion there to do all she can to make it a successful trip. Never needing to have me ask her for help as she seems to know what i need before my need arises. What a woman.
These short trips over night are preparing us for the future. They have been fulfilling and fun, shoot she even put up with the little wobbly I threw when the GPS went wonky lol. In the end there was great riding , pleasant fellowship and  new experiences to grow fond of.
It will be off to The wick this weekend for some sand surfing  With Toots and my good friend Angelo, not an overnight but another new experience Im sure.
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Vintage Two Strokes / Re: The _X_ Blog
« on: July 21, 2020, 03:18:47 AM »
Yeah you're right, a winter trip will be necessary as I'm older now and need to experience that. Make that "WE" are old enough to still run Spetro lol.

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Vintage Two Strokes / Re: The _X_ Blog
« on: July 19, 2020, 05:39:46 AM »
Cool. Been off the bikes for 2 years now. Life got in the way. Made some money but not worth the years lost. INVITE!! Croom, Hardrock MX, and Durhamtown for 2 stroke fun. Starting this fall and winter. Top end for the 125 has been hanging on the handle bars in a bag for a year now. If ya make it all the way to FL we can do a fishing or beach trip in my boat. As per the web site rules boat is a 2 stroke. Kind of a cheater though. Has valves. Old Detroit Diesels. Still pretty cool though and they fire every revolution.

Know you been through a lot as posted but feels good on a bike anytime. Nomesayin?

I do, thanks for the invite. I will get as far as Tomahawk in WV next season, although I cant rule anything out at this point. FL is definitely on the ride list.

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Vintage Two Strokes / Re: The _X_ Blog
« on: July 18, 2020, 05:09:33 PM »
Yes, glad to be back msam. Lost my head for a time , all senses have returned.

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Technical / Re: KX 125 L1 1999 Complete tuning
« on: July 17, 2020, 03:05:43 AM »
Bravo MX3ME! Bravo! Bike and knowledge is top notch, would be an honor to ride with you. Unfortunately, there is a massive ocean between us lol. Maybe one day we ride.   

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Vintage Two Strokes / The _X_ Blog
« on: July 16, 2020, 01:31:36 PM »
As I sit home Pondering whats to become of the vintage race season, I see that ACR has cancelled the entire 2020 calendar. They even backed out of the rewind partnership with PVR. The rewind is still scheduled to happen (thank God), but with many changes in format I suspect. That leaves the only other event, besides any MSC races which do not coincide with my schedule, to attend. So I wait and ride OP's until we race. I am however actually enjoying the lack of motocross at the moment, there seems to no rush or commitment about the days I have away from the professional circuit and thinking if it wasn't for the GP's having two-stroke championships I would probably cancel that subscription as I did with the american series. I just don't care about the professional stuff as i once did. It seems to just get in the way as of now.
 I'm not sure why, but I feel as though all this overly marketed and overly produced pro racing has stolen motocross's true innocence from me, trying to make me feel inferior and incomplete without it. Im over it. I just want to caravan with my pit tootsie and ride the old girls that bring me joy, hang out with my friends and rubber neck when I see a sweet old girl being whipped out for all our viewing remembrance pleasure
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Technical / Re: KX 125 L1 1999 Complete tuning
« on: July 16, 2020, 12:00:34 PM »
Firstly, welcome MX3ME!
 Very interesting procedure to create the power you desire. I am one for Pipe, silencer, reed valve and ride. I am interested in these Messico pipes you mention. You will find not many replies here sadly. I have a friend here in the states that followed the GP circuit in 1992 and hung around the Italian rider Giovanni Cavatorta as he tried to qualify, having that his father immigrate from Italy and speaking the language helped. Never did qualify, but made reserve a few times. he raced a national at Trentino. Thanks for sharing.   

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