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Old 12-23-12, 10:55 PM   #1
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Pics of you winning

Sorry if you feel this is spam, but I feel like seeing some pics to motivate me for my first racing season next year.. plus it might bring back some good memories? So if you got some, post them! Thanks.
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Old 12-24-12, 12:34 AM   #2
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Are you looking for victory salutes? Any finish line shot? Breaks that will ultimately succeed? It's sort of a broad request. And do you only accept road wins? Cause I might have something for cyclocross.
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Gladly.

First one is from The Ballard Crit 2010 (cat 4):


Then there was the Ballard Crit 2011 (cat 3):

(pics from http://wheelsinfocus.com)

Here's video of the last Ballard win: http://vimeo.com/24843879


Then last year I won Vance Creek Road Race (cat 3):

(this captured the exact moment I cursed as I crossed the line, yielding a warning from the officials - apparently there's a rule against that!)

There are more wins, but these are the only ones I have photos from - lucky to have these at least!
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Old 12-24-12, 08:43 AM   #4
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Are you looking for victory salutes? Any finish line shot? Breaks that will ultimately succeed? It's sort of a broad request. And do you only accept road wins? Cause I might have something for cyclocross.
Sure, how about any of the above.

And those are nice pics mattm, I see you've got a knack for winning the Ballard Crit..
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And those are nice pics mattm, I see you've got a knack for winning the Ballard Crit..
In 2012 I did Ballard in the 1/2's, it was a bit harder.. got top 20 but sure didn't win it!!
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Sure, how about any of the above.
In that case, here I am dropping the last of the competition and riding off to win a little local cross race back in October. No road wins... Yet, anyway.

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I couldn't find the pics of me winning but I did find these. They have a firmer basis in reality.






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I think that middle one might be WR!
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I cant tell if thats a thumper or parallel?

like.
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I cant tell if thats a thumper or parallel?

like.
Thumper. Rotax motor with individual exhaust ports for each valve.

I top ten'd a couple of F2 nationals on that bike and won a bunch of local stuff. Seriously primitive by comparison to today's motards.

Even more primitive...check out the front brake


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nice...my lower photo above is a Ducati 748, heavily modified (otherwise an even slower lump). There was no class for it at the time so I had to race modern 600's in the regional stuff, and did as well as 6th. It handled very well and had a slipper clutch...but was easily down 10+ hp.


other pic is 98 spec Honda RS250.
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as for your edit- ha! One of the original 'superbikers'...the birth of Super moto! Love it.
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I raced that XT500 in 600 production. Was winning for a year then the Seca and GPZ 550's came out. Funny how brakes and horsepower can affect the outcome of a race.

I remember the first time I saw a Ducati back in the 70's. I figured any manufacturer that would put v-stacks instead of air cleaners on a street bike had the right direction.

Wise was hot stuff for a while till he realized crashing in a road race left a bigger dent than crashing on a motocross track. BTW the photo is from '78. We were well ahead of the motard curve...the only way to stop that thing at the end of a long straight after the little front brake would cook was to chuck it sideways. Pretty white knuckle when the guy in front of you would shut the door.

Man that brings back memories. So does this back pain

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desmo = win. (thanks to Mercedes.)

really what I like about the ducati was it (like the 2 strokes I raced mostly) was easy to work on. Unlike the modern 4 stroke junk.

But the 125's and 250's I raced, to me, were the real thing. Obviously, being production race bikes...they came ready to go. With spares...

but you knew this.
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Man that brings back memories. So does this back pain
agreed. Great memories...the only thing that bothers me anymore is my wrists, shoulders, left ankle, and lower back. Everything else is fine.
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But the 125's and 250's I raced, to me, were the real thing. Obviously, being production race bikes...they came ready to go. With spares...

but you knew this.
Don't forget the Japanglish service manuals.

I should have never left the 250 class. In the long run it was cheaper and easier and I had a lot more success than compared to the Superbike and BOT stuff; at least you were in the ball park of the factory run teams.

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agreed. Great memories...the only thing that bothers me anymore is my wrists, shoulders, left ankle, and lower back. Everything else is fine.
Trade your wrists for knees and we're doppelgangers.

Cortisone was my friend in my early 40's. The bike racing has made me take better care of my body so I haven't seen a big needle in a while. Talking to the doctors about my back and neck after my shunt at San Dimas last year was pretty funny. They were trying to figure out the vintage on the various breaks and I asked if I got a free CT once I broke all the L-series.

We'll drive the alien anthropologists batty when they dig us up in a thousand or so years.
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lol on the japanglish manuals.

The AMA shot itself in the foot when they shined the 250 class. Among other times. But thats a different thread derailer.

Ive only got one hinge in each collarbone. Its the separated AC joint that wasnt repaired properly that still gives me grief. And the big needles sucked, but helped me quite a bit.
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mattm - winning in the small ring? must be a ton steeper than it looks.

congrats on dominating
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In 2012 I did Ballard in the 1/2's, it was a bit harder.. got top 20 but sure didn't win it!!
That's still a great result though! Congrats
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mattm - winning in the small ring? must be a ton steeper than it looks.
There was a decent-size climb leading up to the false flat, you can see guys cresting it in the background. I remember looking around at everyone in their big rings before the sprint and wondering if I was doing it wrong.. but it worked out! Certainly the only race I've ever won in the small ring.. and fwiw probably cross-chained or close by the time I got to the line.

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a 35+ 4/5 crit, my first win as a 40+ racer after several decades of no racing / getting fat.

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a 35+ 4/5 crit, my first win as a 40+ racer after several decades of no racing / getting fat.

Are you looking into the camera there?
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