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#109932 - 06/28/04 01:25 AM Any old Dallas Riders??
deemit60 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/03
Posts: 810
Loc: Garland, TX
Alive and well in the 70's around Dallas. We had some great tracks - Stemmons, Mossier (still there), Whitney (still there), Plano Rabbit Run, Strawberry Hill, Oak Hill, Forestburg, Rockwall.

Rode from Bultaco Sales of Dallas then Two Wheel Cycle-Hodaka. The Bultaco shop is the same place where Terry and Teddy Poovey rode out of. They are both still in the Dallas area as I ran across Teddy at a Honda shop a few weeks ago. Just recently heard from my neighbor of another fellow bike from the 70's who is racing bicycles now. I freaked out. What a fun period. Dee Harper Crump - #60 p.s. need to post some pictures - I have some great ones as my older brother was in Crash and Burn of the year sometime in the 70's - great pic. will look around for it.
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#109933 - 06/29/04 03:30 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: deemit60]
Vintage_Vinnie Offline
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Registered: 05/28/04
Posts: 366
Loc: Dallas, Texas
When I was a kid, I used to make my mom drop me off at Dallas Suzuki (I think that was the name) on Harry Hines Blvd near Royal Lane, when she went shopping. Everybody there were really cool and let me hang out and sit on bikes and drool for an hour or so until she came back and got me. I was there when they rolled out the first RM's onto the floor in 1975. I think I grew my first pubic hairs sitting on an RM100 (with my feet dangling way off the floor- man that thing was tall, at least to me then)!

Later on that shop became a Harley dealership I think, then moved, then disappeared.

Man I loved hanging around that place!
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#109934 - 07/03/04 05:27 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: Vintage_Vinnie]
sprocket-rocket Offline
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Registered: 02/10/01
Posts: 70
Loc: Deer Park
........thats the best reason I've ever heard to grow a pub!
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#109935 - 07/09/04 11:54 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: sprocket-rocket]
RonnieBarnes Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 7
Loc: Dallas Texas
Yep, dont forget Pecan Valley, Dallas International Motor Speedway, Big Oak, Big Muddy, Paradise Valley. weeee

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#109936 - 07/10/04 01:12 AM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: RonnieBarnes]
deemit60 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/03
Posts: 810
Loc: Garland, TX
Where was Paradise Valley?? I know I raced out there, just don't remember where it is. Oak Hill I remember. Where was Pecan Valley - I probably raced out there also. I have a ton of old flyers, race results....dee
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#109937 - 07/10/04 01:33 AM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: deemit60]
RonnieBarnes Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 7
Loc: Dallas Texas
Paradise Valley, Alvarado. Pecan Valley, Denton. weeee

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#109938 - 07/10/04 09:38 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: deemit60]
tman88g Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 40
Loc: Richardson
Oak Hill MX is still here. This is their site-- http://www.oakhillmx.com
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#109939 - 07/10/04 11:45 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: tman88g]
RonnieBarnes Offline
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Registered: 07/09/04
Posts: 7
Loc: Dallas Texas
Oakhill was BigOak in the beginning, they were in two different locations, but close. weeee

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#109940 - 07/12/04 09:13 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: deemit60]
tman88g Offline
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Registered: 04/16/03
Posts: 40
Loc: Richardson
Aside from the tracks you listed that are still around, how did these other tracks close? Urban sprawl (noise complaints)? Liability issues maybe?
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#109941 - 07/12/04 10:11 PM Re: Any old Dallas Riders?? [Re: tman88g]
deemit60 Offline
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Registered: 12/24/03
Posts: 810
Loc: Garland, TX
OK - I know that Rabbit Run was sold and now houses the Bush Freeway and other cement projects.

This is the funniest story that I remember at Strawberry Hill (Pleasant Grove) off LBJ freeway. The people around the motocross track said that the bikes were disturbing the cemetary down the hill from it.

As far as the other ones closing, I can't remember why. Oops - but I forgot about Segoville having a motocross track out there also. Dee
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