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    Dances with Rocks Dirtgrinder's Avatar
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    I'm famous!

    I suck, but I'm famous.
    OK maybe not famous but I raced in my first MTB race this year. Didn't do too well but I feel good that I did it. Two years ago I couldn't make it around the course once without stopping several times to catch my breath. For the race we had to do two laps. Never would have thought I'd ever enter a race when I started riding. Just did it for the exercise. Would have done better except for a meeting with a tree limb which shattered my helmet.

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    Congratulations. A couple of years worth of baby steps makes a huge difference


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    Good job man! Racing makes you a better rider, where you place is icing.
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    Your new Giro?
    Booyah!!

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    Right on, dude.
    In my first race in 15 years this summer I placed toward the middle of the field. Despondent and irritated, someone reminded me that I just did something very few people can do. He was right.

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    Congratulations DG

    How's your head?
    Will Giro replace the helmet? Hope so.
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    Are we having fun yet? Prosody's Avatar
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    Congratulations! Good to see a Missouri boy make good. Your time impresses me. I'd consider it a good first race.
    You're east of East St. Louis
    And the wind is making speeches.

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    Thanks for all you comments. Makes me want to race again!
    My head is fine now. Had a headache for a few days though. Giro did replace the helmet with a 2003 model. Very good of them. No Fubes, that was the old helmet that I smashed. 2001 model. It had velcro tabs on the Roc-Loc system that were too small. Kept coming loose. Found out later you could get replacement velcro, (larger) from them for free.
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    Originally posted by Prosody
    Good to see a Missouri boy make good.
    I second that. Congratulations, hope your heads O.K.

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    Congrats! How long ago did you get into MTB?
    I hope to race one day in the near future.

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    Nice one DG
    Sure wish we had races like that over here.
    I'm ready for something , but I don't know what!!..

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    I already knew you were famous, J.B.

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