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Offline eprovenzano

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It's a holiday weekend here in the states...  Who it riding this weekend???

My wife is traveling to see her family and leaving me behind...   :(  So I'm planning on making the best of it and planning on a solo rife Friday, and a group ride Monday...   :D ;D ;) 
Eric Provenzano
2019 KTM 300 XCW TPI
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
2001 KTM 380 EXC
Sold 1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
Sold 1999 KX250
Sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125

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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2019, 06:53:13 PM »
Poker run for us on Saturday in Shelton, WA.

If that goes well then Vintage MX on Sunday in Toutle, WA.

Monday, probably staying in bed but my buddy with a private track want's me to come out there... So depends on how well my fitness holds up.

Have fun!

--Ron.


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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2019, 10:13:57 AM »
Crap, it's been over a month since I have been on the bikes. Definitely will be at the wick 338. Saturday OP and Sunday MAC racing.

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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2019, 04:55:24 PM »
Took the new 3 honey back to our club where we held the XC race. I decided to run the race loop..  well due to the rain during the race let’s say that course was really beat up. It kicked my ass... deep peg rubbing ruts, with exposed tree roots made for a tough ride.

I was busting down a trail when I realized  I missed a turn. I took a shortcut to get back on the course unfortunately I went into an area that was like a swamp. It took over an hour for me to extradite the bike from the sludge. I had to stand on a log while I worked to get the bike loose from the suction of the mud. If I stepped off the log I’d sink up to the top of my boots. The mud was so thick it tried to pull my boots off.   I had to lay the bike down and sit on it to break the suction of the mud. After dragging it out onto solid ground, let’s just say I was beyond spent. 

Oh well, a day on the bike (even dragging it out of the mud) is better than a day at work.
« Last Edit: May 24, 2019, 04:59:39 PM by eprovenzano »
Eric Provenzano
2019 KTM 300 XCW TPI
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
2001 KTM 380 EXC
Sold 1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
Sold 1999 KX250
Sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125

Offline eprovenzano

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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2019, 06:44:13 AM »
Monday my son and I were able to get out for a few hours.  He hasn't touched his bike since last November.  As we're unloading I said you'd better make sure it starts before we gear up...  His comment... Come on... it's a smoker, it will start within 5 kicks.  As he's kicking I counted 5 and then asked is the choke on? Opps. nope...  2 more and she fired up... and ran prefect even on the old stale gas.  His bike never missed a beast, ran perfect all day.  Show me a stroker then can do that.

It's funny as every time we'd stop he'd pull out his phone and check his messages.  He was emailing / texting his boss about work, and to his fiance about their son.  (the poor kid hadn't pooped in 4 days).  After we put in a few good hours, I asked if he was ready to leave..  he was yea, I'm worried about Johnny and hate the idea of leaving him with his mom without any support... although I really did need to get out and ride...  (FYI little Johnny had a massive blowout Monday afternoon, I guess the prune juice did its job)

So to sum it up, yep I got to ride twice this week... I'm tired, I'm sore and in the end, yes it was awesome.   8)

Attached is a pick of my son... ready to tear it up...
« Last Edit: May 28, 2019, 01:03:31 PM by eprovenzano »
Eric Provenzano
2019 KTM 300 XCW TPI
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
2001 KTM 380 EXC
Sold 1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
Sold 1999 KX250
Sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125

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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2019, 09:28:56 AM »
We had a great time at the poker run on Saturday. Weather was not great, but back in the trees you don't really notice the rain. It was the clear-cuts and connector sections that were wet.

I was wearing my summer gear, should have put on my jacket instead. Oh well still had a good time.

Sunday's Vintage MX race went okay. I don't care for that track, it is super simple, soft and rocky. My 250 is all apart on the bench waiting for some transmission work so I raced my CR500 which I haven't raced in 2 years so my performance was less than epic. But the deal was I would race this year if I got my weight down enough in support of Nanci's race efforts so I met my commitment anyway.

I ended up in Race 17 of 17 (of course). The track is 2 hours from home so I skipped the second moto and we headed home before it got too late.

Still had a good time, full weekend of riding for sure.

--Ron.

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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2019, 10:27:59 AM »
What a Memorial day weekend ! Practice track diaries and race report to follow. Yup, yall getting a twofer.

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Re: Memorial Holiday Weekend... who is riding this weekend and where
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2019, 01:04:03 PM »
Sweet... looking forward to it
Eric Provenzano
2019 KTM 300 XCW TPI
2000 KTM 300 EXC (Son's)
2001 KTM 380 EXC
Sold 1991 KDX 200... fun play bike
Sold 1999 KX250
Sold 1999 YZ125 (son's)
Sold 2001 Yamaha TTL 125 (son's 1st bike)
Sold but never forgotten 1974 Honda Elsinore CR250M
Sold 1974 Honda Elsinore CR125