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    Quote Originally Posted by jasnmar View Post
    I'm too slow to even get one, but yeah. Noobs need more encouragement than experts.
    Not so fast...for the large majority of mortal Experts...those things are few and far between.

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Not so fast...for the large majority of mortal Experts...those things are few and far between.
    Yea Mike is still trying to figure out why they took his red numbers away in the first place never mind give him EX plates lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by GingahNinjah View Post
    Yea Mike is still trying to figure out why they took his red numbers away in the first place never mind give him EX plates lol
    Wow, one good weekend and the ging, gets cocky!

    Deja vu...the last guy who sounded like you had a rough start to the following season, then retired for good by June.

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    lol nah not cocky its just winter smh

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by GingahNinjah View Post
    lol nah not cocky its just winter smh
    Almost exactly what the last guy said. Hope you're not superstitious...

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Wow, one good weekend and the ging, gets cocky!

    Deja vu...the last guy who sounded like you had a rough start to the following season, then retired for good by June.
    Who was that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Almost exactly what the last guy said. Hope you're not superstitious...
    Hahahaha

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Who was that?
    You should know...


    If my guess is right, you've still got a piece of his gear.

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    You should know...


    If my guess is right, you've still got a piece of his gear.
    Nope. You're wrong.

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Nope. You're wrong.
    Ahh shit. At first I thought he meant Denno. But he didn't ever really get all that cocky. He just crapped out the seasone following his ROTY.


    Now that I think about it... The last guy that did that was Big Ian.

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    I don't know about 'more' than experts. Everyone needs some plastic trophies in their lives. Hell, it's my goal for 2015.
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Not so fast...for the large majority of mortal Experts...those things are few and far between.
    Fair point. "More" was inappropriate. All deserve encouragement / reward.

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    Swap Meet during the Classic?
    Just thinking out loud....
    If you're like me you have dozens of parts from a variety of motorcycles in the shop.
    What if we had a designated area and hired some kid to keep on an eye on the parts for the weekend. Exclude full motorcycles since they are already set up by the Smoke Shack. Everyone would tag their parts before they brought them over. Their would be a 5% premium added to the sale of any item to be donated to the Karen Hornbecker Fund.

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    Speaking of the Classic...
    We have thousands of bikers with time and money to burn just a few miles away. How do we get more of them down to watch the races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderCycle View Post
    Speaking of the Classic...
    We have thousands of bikers with time and money to burn just a few miles away. How do we get more of them down to watch the races?
    See Chuck's post in this thread. They don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BMMCBR View Post
    See Chuck's post in this thread. They don't care.
    NHMS may not care, but we should. It is a hell of a lot more fun racing when the stands have some people in them.

    Past few Classics I've bs'd with some of the HD crowd if T6 stands and they love it and all said they would be coming for more. If people come, they will enjoy, they will spend money, they will come back and may even take up racing themselves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Kurtz View Post
    Not so fast...for the large majority of mortal Experts...those things are few and far between.
    I didn't realize that there were mortals and immortals.....I've seen #86 with plenty of trophies....maybe it's the old Doug Scheer mojo that goes with that number.

    On the serious side....Novices are the first guys that should get trophies. I'm torn between the donation thing (It's really cool to get a novice to come over and thank you for donating as it gives all of us who donate an opportunity to talk to someone that we may not know yet), and having them get something that says that won Novice 1 on it (their actual class). It's really important that these guys feel part of the program and that their efforts are worth something.

    Keep the ideas flowing....this is a good annual exercise to get the needs out there for discussion. Many of these have resulted in changes in the past.

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    Re: NHMS 2015+ Thread

    The swap meet is not a bad idea, help fund the racing expenses which we all know is not a low number

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodcraft View Post
    I didn't realize that there were mortals and immortals.....I've seen #86 with plenty of trophies....maybe it's the old Doug Scheer mojo that goes with that number.

    On the serious side....Novices are the first guys that should get trophies. I'm torn between the donation thing (It's really cool to get a novice to come over and thank you for donating as it gives all of us who donate an opportunity to talk to someone that we may not know yet), and having them get something that says that won Novice 1 on it (their actual class). It's really important that these guys feel part of the program and that their efforts are worth something.

    Keep the ideas flowing....this is a good annual exercise to get the needs out there for discussion. Many of these have resulted in changes in the past.
    I'm still a bit too slow to get a trophy (yet), but, I'm just so happy we get something. I never wanted a piece of plastic so bad in my life. It would be nice if the awards at least had the current year on them.

    Would it be possible to have novices and amateurs do a mini endurance race during the classic weekend? Say like an hour and a half race? Just so us slower guy's can have a crack at it? You could have a team of amateur riders but that need to have one novice? Just an idea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstDuc-1098 View Post
    NHMS may not care, but we should. It is a hell of a lot more fun racing when the stands have some people in them.

    Past few Classics I've bs'd with some of the HD crowd if T6 stands and they love it and all said they would be coming for more. If people come, they will enjoy, they will spend money, they will come back and may even take up racing themselves.
    I totally agree, but I recall seeing in the past that it's not just a lack of action, they discourage others too. I promote as much as I can to friends, but I won't dare promote it publicly under risk of lawsuit.

    If we can get them to change their minds I (and many others) would promote the crap out of LRRS and the Classic.

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    I've never pulled down a trophy, just a medal. (Couple actually. ) I was handed the medal and a little stick on label for it that indicated the event I medaled in. I'm happier than a pig in poop with that arrangement. I popped the expert whatever-whatever tag off the medal and had my novice tag on it before I got back to my garage. Big thanks to the guys that donate. I think the awards mechanisms LRRS have are just fine. Arguably the thing that needs the least improvement.

    Being able to register online seems like a nobrainer. Seems like it has to be easier for everyone. Manual data entry is tedious and error prone. Especially reading the chicken scratches most of us claim as handwriting.

    Even leverage something like google forms. I put this together sitting here on the couch in about 5 minutes. Acme Race Registration

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    Being able to register online seems like a nobrainer. Seems like it has to be easier for everyone. Manual data entry is tedious and error prone. Especially reading the chicken scratches most of us claim as handwriting.
    You know we can register online right? Register for 3 or more and there's no late fee or gate fee. I save 45 bucks every weekend by registering online.

    Quote Originally Posted by BMMCBR View Post
    I totally agree, but I recall seeing in the past that it's not just a lack of action, they discourage others too.
    Not true as far as I've seen. The track will give you a bundle or fliers and their display holders to anyone who asks for us to distribute to shop store whatever.

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    I love being on the pit crew, last two years with the rsp crew, but would love to be able to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Woodcraft View Post
    I didn't realize that there were mortals and immortals.....I've seen #86 with plenty of trophies....maybe it's the old Doug Scheer mojo that goes with that number.
    I dunno, I sure saw more of them when there was an extra digit in there...and the plates were yellow.

    On the serious side....Novices are the first guys that should get trophies. I'm torn between the donation thing (It's really cool to get a novice to come over and thank you for donating as it gives all of us who donate an opportunity to talk to someone that we may not know yet), and having them get something that says that won Novice 1 on it (their actual class). It's really important that these guys feel part of the program and that their efforts are worth something.
    Agreed. Someone above mentioned the wood plaque with the metal blanks that everyone got at their first podium finish a few years ago, and then each following podium you received a metal plate to replace a blank with. Since the series is already providing the metal plates to NV winners, the extra cost for a handful of wood plaques can't be much?

    I still have mine, and I know some guys who did some cool stuff with theirs, like fill the damn thing completely up, or get a nice print from OTM and fill whatever blank space was left on it.

    Bringing this back could be a pretty inexpensive way to give everyone who gets on the box something they can display at the end of the season.

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    Just a guess from someone who attended the ama nationals back in the 80's, which while fun and certainly beyond entertaining, were among the most lawless and out of control public events I've seen in my entire life: I doubt the lack of promotion of the Classic (as long as it happens during nearby Laconia bike week) is an oversight. I think it's a rational decision based on a risk/reward analysis, where the potential reward is all those gate fees and other profit from food, parking, souvenirs, etc, vs the potential risk of pissing off local residents and losing support for the real cash cow, the nascar events.
    I gotta say, even as a motorcycle race fan and person who kept on attending those events, if I owned the track, no freaking way I'd push to attract that crowd onto my property. What I would do, is somehow attract the top racers possible ($ purse, perhaps, or changes to the track to get the top orgs back, or both), schedule it sometime NOT during bike week, and then promote the hell out of it.

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    except that the "bikers" the legends are made of are not the same as the "bikers" today.

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