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    Re: off road events/orgs


    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    That event was pretty fun last year. If you'll be there, maybe I'll make an effort to go as well.

    Grats on the new ride. I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
    Thanks, I'll let you know if I'm in for that ride. I may be busy, not sure yet.

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    A $50/year membership and 45$ event plus usually $10 parking (that goes to the landowner or charity) will either yield 1.5hrs of racing for a scramble or 4-6hrs for an enduro.
    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Stop listening to me. Go buy that 300. Tame the beast or die trying.
    It really isn't that bad.
    Every day you wait is a day you get closer to death without having done it.
    In all seriousness, how (or where) do I practice? Is it okay for a total dirt beginner to do an enduro and just start at the back of the pack? I live in the city so it's not like there are any woods nearby.

    A relatively small amount of money for a relatively long day of riding is what's really enticing.

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Start with a turkey run. All the same punishment, sans the race environment. Figure out the roll chart, and when you can finish one of those with your lunch still onboard, you're ready for an enduro.
    Other than that, get your boat stickers and go to Freetown, foxboro, hodges, any one of the few legal spots and get acquainted with the New England woods.

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Start with a turkey run. All the same punishment, sans the race environment. Figure out the roll chart, and when you can finish one of those with your lunch still onboard, you're ready for an enduro.
    Other than that, get your boat stickers and go to Freetown, foxboro, hodges, any one of the few legal spots and get acquainted with the New England woods.
    Get cozy with a group of riders and go play with them in a legal spot like Rippa says. Almost any weekend you can find people riding the trails of Hop/Ev in NH also. For 60ish bucks you get an OHV sticker and can ride there legal like. There are good training trails there.

    If you spend some time with some other guys they can share some knowledge too.

    Have fun.

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    And that ^

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Start with a turkey run. All the same punishment, sans the race environment. Figure out the roll chart, and when you can finish one of those with your lunch still onboard, you're ready for an enduro.
    Other than that, get your boat stickers and go to Freetown, foxboro, hodges, any one of the few legal spots and get acquainted with the New England woods.
    Boat stickers?! I'm not going to be using the VFR.. Also, chipper, by the time I've gotten my fill of info from you I'm going to owe you roughly all the beers.

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    I'm happy to pollute your mindses.

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    Seriously though, what's a boat sticker?

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    Seriously though, what's a boat sticker?
    off road registration

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    Mass doesn't do yellow off-road license plates anymore. They give you stickers, just like you would put on a jet ski.
    And the stickers are of the lowest caliber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    Boat stickers?! I'm not going to be using the VFR..
    I don't care who you are, that's funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I don't care who you are, that's funny.
    I'm particularly proud of my emoji choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by number9 View Post
    I'm particularly proud of my emoji choice...
    I don't think that means what you think it means...

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Really, almost anything that says "XC, XC-W, or EXC" on the side of it.
    The 300cc 2-strokes are super common. 250's and 200's being slightly less so.
    The newer 350cc 4-stroke (XCF-W) is pretty damned sweet. The 500 EXC is a frickin' monster of a dual-sport.

    There is also the new freerides. Haven't ridden one, but I suspect the XC-W or EXCs are better picks, especially 2nd hand.

    Really, really hard to go wrong. Probably why the orange brand is so popular.
    I'm after a mid-2000s-to-2010s 2t bike if anyone has a lead on one.

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    If a dirty bike is titled in RI, is it simple to get it titled in MA? Like is it as easy as a road bike, or are things a little more slippery?

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    Should be good. If it has a title it's no longer a dirtbike, it is now a motorcycle. Catch my drift?

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Should be good. If it has a title it's no longer a dirtbike, it is now a motorcycle. Catch my drift?
    I'm picking up what you're putting down.

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    He speaks the truth! KTM... It's a rare Austrian motorcycle, and nothing else.

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Ok, time to start thinking of warmer weather....

    I picked up a 2014 200xcw last fall. Two weeks after I bought it, there was a brilliant idea to run the last J Day GP of the year at Southwick. Ran C200 and finished around 33 of 45. No too shabby for my first time really back on a dirt bike in 8? years, and first time racing.

    So for this coming year....

    Do I keep trying to run with the young guys, or admit that I'm getting older and run C Vet?

    I won't make all, but plan to run at least a few GP's. I plan to hit a turkey run or two (classic, etc), and maybe try a longer hare scramble, but we'll see.

    Any other events I should think of?

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Vet is always a fun class.
    I definitely recommend the longer events. Personally, I could never work through the arm pump in 30minutes. With a hour and a half you really have time to breath through your eyelids and get settled in and get a groove on.

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Please, I just signed up for C Senior!!!! Race number 906

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    Re: off road events/orgs

    Quote Originally Posted by MHenry600 View Post
    Do I keep trying to run with the young guys, or admit that I'm getting older and run C Vet?

    I won't make all, but plan to run at least a few GP's. I plan to hit a turkey run or two (classic, etc), and maybe try a longer hare scramble, but we'll see.
    I don't think the difference between regular C and C-Vet is very big. Top ~10-15 riders in each are pretty close in times from what I've seen. If anything, I think you're a little less likely to see sketchy passing.

    It might have a little more significance at a hare scramble, as the C250/Open/200 are further up the starting order. C-Vet means you'll have to work through the slower riders in each of those classes if you think that'll be a factor. Hare scramble is tighter, so less opportunity to pass compared to a moto track and wide Jday trails.

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