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1/18/2013 12:20 PM

You went to the Suzuki School of Motocross at Carlsbad .

Laid down your own shocks in high school metal shop.

Drank the original MX energy drink " Rolf Tibblins Wet Energy "

Got hooked on MX after watching " On Any Sunday "

The first race you attended as a fan was a Tran Am event .

Had a CR 125 with a 34 Mikuni , S&W shocks , aluminum swingarm ,boost ported cylinder , fmf porcupine head and fmf pipe

Lets hear your old school memories .

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1/18/2013 12:22 PM

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Check out the floods and Sunday loafers. Bad-azz....
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1/18/2013 12:24 PM

I came close to laying down the shocks on my 1974 MR50 but luckily at age 10 I didn't know anyone who welded. figure I probably would have destroyed the shocks and caused an odd handling by just moving the upper shock mounts.

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1/18/2013 12:26 PM

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Check out the floods and Sunday loafers. Bad-azz....

OK I hate to admint to this pic but check out the red toughskin jeans, metal flake helmet, and pumas (I think). Photo
My one and only dual sport bike - though I hear 3 decades later they are better.

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1/18/2013 12:28 PM

Watched Adolf Weil school some the young guns at the Puyallup , Wa 500 cc Trans Am Series in the mud.

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1/18/2013 12:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2013 12:32 PM

You know you're old school if............. you wear a kidney belt, a chest protector, HiPoint boots and refer to WHIPS as cross-ups.

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1/18/2013 12:30 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2013 12:34 PM

^^ yep, gold belt (in red) hi points, and JT chest protector. Still have that chest protector for some odd reason.And the jersey.

How about old school if you had a Team Tamm type jersey.
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1/18/2013 12:32 PM

Wore Jofa leathers.

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1/18/2013 12:40 PM

backinthesaddleagain wrote:

^^ yep, gold belt (in red) hi points, and JT chest protector. Still have that chest protector for some odd reason.And the ...more

SHOOT!!!!!!! Was even going to mention a Bell Moto 4.

AWESOME PIC man!

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1/18/2013 12:40 PM

Ride your bicycle to the MC shop on Friday to get the latest results from Cycle News .

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1/18/2013 12:40 PM

Loved those rubber band starts!, and down pipes.

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1/18/2013 12:41 PM

Raced from a forward-falling starting gate.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

1/18/2013 12:44 PM

backinthesaddleagain wrote:

OK I hate to admint to this pic but check out the red toughskin jeans, metal flake helmet, and pumas (I think). Photo
My one and ...more

Awesome action shot poppin' that wheelie!

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1/18/2013 12:45 PM

rg4 wrote:

SHOOT!!!!!!! Was even going to mention a Bell Moto 4.

AWESOME PIC man!

Thanks - don't have that helmet anymore, but have a special edition Moto 4 Red/White that each Bell dealer got like 2 of. Luckily (perhaps) found that pic after the bad floods we had here in Rhode Island a couple years ago. Hopefully it offsets the pic of me on the DT100D!

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1/18/2013 1:08 PM

Had Fox Gear with cobwebs and barbwire.

Could smell nothing but Cam2 and Beanoil in your nose 4 hours after a National.

Attended a 500 National.

Have a Button from a Broome National.

Actually know how to Feather the clutch.

You know how to keep a "Works" Natural finish exhaust pipe rust free and looking like brand new.

You had a seat cover with Kevlar on it

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1/18/2013 1:12 PM

Had a DeBruzer and raced at a ski slope in the Berkshires.
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1/18/2013 1:13 PM

1st time on a dirt bike: Tom Webb threw me on the front of his yellow coffin tanked 501 & wheelies is all I remember...

Leaned to ride on a GT60 & MR50

1st race was on a '79 YZ125

1st win was on a '80 CR125 (thanks to a guy called "Magoo"!)

1st Championship was on a '81 YZ125 In..."California" while qualifying against the SoCal gang at "Saddleback"...go figure!

We'd race Saddleback & Carlsbad...go back home to Marysville for some REAL sand...& have a blast. Hell, even raced both tracks at the Dunes...

I remember Red FMF down pipes and Grey XR75s...Monarchs & Carabellas...

Pretty sure I'm "ol'school"... Well...old enuff...

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Nobody ever told me, I found out for myself. You've got to believe in foolish miracles. It's not how you play the game, it's if you win or lose. You can choose. Don't confuse. Win or lose. It's up to you!

1/18/2013 1:13 PM

backinthesaddleagain wrote:

^^ yep, gold belt (in red) hi points, and JT chest protector. Still have that chest protector for some odd reason.And the ...more

I have a picture similar to that somewhere.... I had the cool Thorsten Hallman Original Racerwear (thats thor to you and me) with the molded in thigh and lower back pads and a RJ replica moto 4... I even had the same grey front rotor protector!

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Don’t piss off the old people - the older they get the less “life in prison” is a deterrent for them!

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1/18/2013 1:13 PM

I went to a Gary Bailey motocross school that was held in conjunction with an InterAm. If I remember right, Begnt Aberg won the race.

I saw On Any Sunday over 30 times in theaters in its first release.

I laid down the shocks on my '73 CR250 and quickly discovered that you can improve suspension and destroy handling at the same time.

I raced a DKW and a Greeves that both had leading link front ends on the same day. By the end of the day, I was almost used to hitting the front brake and feeling the front end rising instead of diving. But no matter how nostalgic I am for those days, if someone came along with a brand new DKW and Greeves, I wouldn't trade my CR500AF for both of them.

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1/18/2013 1:14 PM

You know what an Alsport Steen is.

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1/18/2013 1:16 PM

Falcon wrote:

Raced from a forward-falling starting gate.

Starting gate ! wow your club was posh, we had elastic rope with pieces of cloth tied along it so we could see it !

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1/18/2013 1:16 PM

Oh, one other thing - you know you're old school if you remember Serge Bacou...

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1/18/2013 1:16 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/18/2013 1:17 PM

Actually used a milk crate to hold your bike up
Had a Tony D snap on mouth guard for your open face helmet
Ran Klotz 2 stroke premix (or Blenzall)
Every took the baffle out for more power
Had a mud flap hanging from the front edge of your front fender

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1/18/2013 1:18 PM

bvm111 wrote:

I have a picture similar to that somewhere.... I had the cool Thorsten Hallman Original Racerwear (thats thor to you and me) ...more

Yeah I had the Hallman chest protector in '86.

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1/18/2013 1:19 PM

How about a Hallman chest protector and boots?

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Air cooled KX60:

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And I used the DeBruzer for multiple years. Best bar pad ever!

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1/18/2013 1:21 PM

Duct taped the top of your visor AND the top of your boots.

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1/18/2013 1:22 PM

..or if you wore a Bell Moto Star (before they became Moto III and Moto 4)

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1/18/2013 1:23 PM

TooOldToPlay wrote:

..or if you wore a Bell Moto Star (before they became Moto III and Moto 4)

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awesome pic

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1/18/2013 1:24 PM

^^ OK now that pic is cool TooOld

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1/18/2013 1:27 PM

You saved up to buy a snail pipe. Who needed a silencer?
you took your baffles out for "more power"
you pretended your sting ray was a motorcycle (BMX bikes don't count)
Best for last, there was a track or riding area in every vacant lot or wooded area and no one cared that you were doing all kinds of dangerous shit on their land.

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