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35 years old
January 21, 1983
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Bloomington, MN

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  1. In Topic: Its race week, who is ready!?

    17 September 2018 - 08:10 AM

    View Postedge, on 17 September 2018 - 07:29 AM, said:

    all I have left is to detail the bike

    Sorry - looks like if you tried cleaning it more it would just make it dirty! Spotless already!
  2. In Topic: Club dinner

    16 September 2018 - 08:18 AM

     Roz H, on 15 September 2018 - 08:33 PM, said:

    So excited to have tables and chairs!

    Got a large tent also in case too....sunny!
  3. In Topic: Too soon for Endurance thread

    12 September 2018 - 09:43 AM

     jesse v, on 12 September 2018 - 08:43 AM, said:

    The winds are whispering of Team Tequila...

    85% chance they oversleep the green flag
  4. In Topic: Rules Forums

    11 September 2018 - 02:15 PM

     WillMill, on 11 September 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

    Its just easier to get new racers to stay when there is an affordable class that can be competitive without spending an arm and a leg. Thats what was great about the 250 class. Now the FW bikes are finally starting to be a little more available already race built. As long as Yamaha and Ktm are still paying contingency, its best to leave FW as is.

    Totally agree on both points.

     WillMill, on 11 September 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

    What kind of restrictions did they put on the 400 in the professional series to make them competitive with R3s and 390s? Was it something we could enforce without a protest?

    Not sure, at a club level, how we could enforce it. Kawi 400 was RPM limited, the R3 and CBR500 were allowed airbox modifications (R3 also allowed extra ignition timing changes). All bikes required to run a spec quickshifter with an external box that controls the RPM.


     WillMill, on 11 September 2018 - 12:24 PM, said:

    If a factory is offering contingency, we need to figure out a way to take advantage of that. If nobody is signing up for it, or they are never paying it out, pretty soon they will stop offering it.

    This was the largest driving factor of creating the Featherweight class for me a few years ago - Yamaha was paying!
  5. In Topic: Rules Forums

    11 September 2018 - 10:07 AM

     POE, on 11 September 2018 - 08:37 AM, said:

    If you shake up a class structure too often you may lose participants as it raises the cost of competitiveness. I know from a CRA perspective that's difficult to say when Featherweight is as big as it is. But, I considered getting into featherweight in the past and again this year. Now with this N400 shakeup it makes me cautious. I'm the type of racer to buy used race bikes. Just like the N250-to-300 move, people will have to buy new bikes, or highly modify old bikes, to stay competitive. When will this class have stability? I suppose it's up to the manufacturers. But I don't want to be a new-to-me owner of an obsolete R3 next year or the year after. We do have to change with the times, but I guess I'm saying we can't do it every year or two.

    "When will this class have stability? I suppose it's up to the manufacturers."
    Yup. In the last 5 years, we've seen Kawasaki offer a 250, 300, and 400. In that time, Yamaha and KTM came out with a bike in-between the 300 and 400, and Honda came out with a 500 that performs more like a 325. Add to that the smaller air cooled ducs and super motos.

    And really, as long as the manufacturers also are offering good contingency, I would imagine it's in the club's best interest to have a class where that particular bike is competitive.


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    21 Jan 2014 - 16:27
    Happy Birthday Chump!
    Oh shit, double post...
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    21 Jan 2013 - 12:29
    Happy Birthday Chump!
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    21 Jan 2012 - 11:31
    Happy Birthday! Cheers to another year!
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    19 Apr 2011 - 14:38
    Thanks for the birthday card. :)
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    21 Mar 2011 - 17:43
    thanks for the Qatar race in advance
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    20 Aug 2009 - 10:16
    hiya champ..whats crakin?
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    27 Oct 2008 - 14:15
    i hate you lol!
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    29 Sep 2008 - 10:08
    nice to meet you the other day boss
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    13 Oct 2007 - 07:36
    Gonna miss another ride together today. Im going out with speedaddict this chilly morn
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    08 Oct 2007 - 22:06
    Yea I wish I coulda been there! Was a super nice day to ride too :(
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    07 Oct 2007 - 07:30
    Hey man really missed you Saturday!
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