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#387921 - 12/23/08 09:07 PM Nervous Dad...
shzam Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Allen, Texas
My 10 year old daughter started riding a year ago on a CRF 70 and has been begging us to let her race for the past few months. A little apprehensive, we researched as much as we could and were told TORO may be a good place to start. Although I've ridden sport bikes the majority of my adult life, I'm completely lost when it comes to racing MX - so I'm looking for any and all advice for her AND US as parents. Should we try out the PW65 race on 01/10 in Bonita? If so, when should we get there that morning, who should we see? Will she be so much slower than everyone else that she'll leave defeated (emotionally)? I'm not sure what the difference is in A, B, and C (I'm assuming that C is for beginners?) Do all of them start the race at the same time? Are any parents at the starting line with them? If she is so far behind everyone else, will she get lost in the woods? How long is the track, any huge jumps?

To answer a few questions you may throw out there - she has all her gear and she's ridden at Rocky Ridge, Red River, and Brushy Creek for the last year. From my research, I know that her bike isn't the best for racing, but until I know she really enjoys it and gets comfortable, I probably won't be upgrading or modding it (except for a front sprocket) - unless there is something cheap that you know of to give 1st gear some more torque.

I must apologize for all the questions, and some of them may seem completely crazy or rediculous. I'll have to pull the newb card and suck up my pride. Thank you all so very much in advance for any help or advice.

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#387922 - 12/23/08 11:05 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Let her ride Dad.......

I don't no the TORO series, we are motocrossers, but I can give you a little insight:

At 10 she would ride the 65cc 10-11 and/or the open. She could ride the 85cc 7-11, but these bikes are a hand full, probably not the best for beginners. Once she spent a couple years on a 65, the transition to the 85 would be much easier.

Motocross tracks are closed circuit tracks, so she would not get lost. On most of the tracks you will be able to see her all the way around, but following the course, for her, will be simple.

Some tracks are a little aggressive, you'll just have to figure out what kind she likes. Your in Allen, so you have many tracks near you that are awesome. Here are a few links:
http://oakhillmx.com/
http://villagecreekmx.com/
here is a good map
http://www.txtracks.com/Dirt-Bike-ATV-Trails-Map.cfm

Finally, as parents we are all nervous. The last thing we want is our kids to get injured. Good protective gear and an understanding of what hurts is a good place to start. Yes, you can help her at the gate of an MX race and everyone leaves at the same time. Once she has come off the line a few times, you'll know if she likes it or not.

Check out the WMA (Womens Motocross Association) also. Many tracks offer all girl classes. Stick to the bigger named tracks, specifically ones that are AMA (American Motorcycle Association) sanctioned

Good Luck and Have Fun....




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#387923 - 12/23/08 11:44 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Registered: 01/25/07
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Loc: Waxahachie, Texas
I have boys 10 and 13 that have both rode and raced since they were 5 (thanks to DAD who races also) First and most important is safety gear... get it all! The money you shell out up front is way less than a helicopter ride to the nearest hospital. Don't necessarily get the cheap stuff I suggest mid grade. Helmet and neck gear definitely no lower than mid grade..... ONCE you have ALL the gear then visit a race series. We personally race TORO and TORN Both are very family friendly clubs. I am not real savy on bike sizes ( Dad keeps up with all that) but is she hasn't raced before start her out in the C class. Trust me she will not be left behind.... in both clubs there are several little girls that race and I am sure they will make friends with her in a very short time. Parents are everywhere along the track that treat each kid as their own so if ( hopefully not, but rest assured) she were to go down somewhere she would not be there alone. We have what is called sweepers which are staff parents who ride the track between every 6 - 8 riders just looking out for riders that have washed out or overshot a turn or just laid it over and they help them get up and get started again safely. Some parents just follow them along outside the track lines to make sure they are OK . That is also very accepted as long as you stay off the track and just ride beside it. At first maybe just do practice and see how she feels with it them maybe the second event practice again then ride during a race just seeing how she fairs. She will love it AND there are classes for Mom's and Dad's to ride in as well. For us it is a family sport. I do not ride but I am a picture taker taking 1000 to 1500 pics per event then share them with all who was there.
A riders are on one line usually the first line because they are faster, then the next line would be the B riders then the C riders and sometimes a 4th line of even slower newbies. For instance the 85 riders do not ride the track the same time the 65's and 50's because they are so much faster.
65's have A B C and sometimes Novice, 50's have A B C and sometimes Novice then there are Jr Beginners on usually 50's that are like the 4 year olds. In Toro the 65's race together when they are done then the 50's and Jr B race together. Then Toro has an awards ceremony ... yes ceremony with hot chocolate and cookies for the kids and 1-5 get medals..... some classes only have 3 - 4 riders so they are guaranteed a medal. But they get upon the podiums in 1ST 2ND 3RD and so on places and sometimes have a Pro Rider handing out the medals and lots of pics are taken. My husband is on staff with TORO.

TORN just ended their season and will start again in February. WONDERFUL series as well. TORN also splits up the 50's and 65's but there is no awards ceremony there and they medal 1 - 3rd places.

We started out tenting for the races with TORO and it only took one season to say HEXX NO! on that. Yes we live in Texas but TORO is a WINTER series and tenting at 18 degrees is NOT pleasurable so we invested in a Toy Hauler after that and it made all the difference in the world. Folks come in Friday nights as soon as they get off work and stay till Sunday afternoon. There is always vendors that cook food so ya don't necessarily have to bring food just lots of money . Folks don't mind helping out when there are bike problems and issues.... I know many a time a stranger will knock on the camper door looking for a part to fix a bike and if we have we certainly give it up. I like to think we are strict parents but when we are at the races we are in a secure area, where total strangers, untrackable, are not going to be lurking around so our boys get a bit more freedom than they do at home. They have made some good friends and so have we and always look forward to race weekend. Keep in mind though that even though the property is secure we have had thefts go one in the deep of night when all is sleeping from locals who walked thru the gate undetected and stole bikes and generators, so buy a good cable and lock and ALWAYS lock your stuff up at night. Many of the items I'm referring to was in a South Texas series and the items were recovered TRASHED so we NEVER risk it!

I hope I have answered some of your questions..... surely someone else will pipe in and cover what I have forgotten.

Come out and Race!
Joanna
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#387924 - 12/24/08 03:07 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: JoeyDawg]
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I don't have much to add to what Joey has said but bring her on! She will have a blast. My son, 10, started racing the same time as Joey's boys. He's in the 65cc C class on a KX65. He's one of the back of the pack or sometimes mid pack racers. Don't worry about her being left behind. Most likely she will never know she was. Trust me she will be cheered for just like the leader.
Bring her by our camp........look for the honda CRF230 with a basket on the front...with a turtle inside W315. Ask for Liss pretty much anyone can tell you where to find me.We have a white dodge 3/4 ton with a grey hail beat campmaster toy hauler.Buddy will me more than happy to ride with her. He's pretty good at taking a lap with the new kids and is good at picking up and starting bikes. Don't be shy cause as you can tell I'm not lol
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#387925 - 12/26/08 06:47 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: liss]
shzam Offline
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Allen, Texas
Thanks so much for all the great advice. We're definitely going to get her involved, but will probably be with a different bike. Unfortunately Dad caused $850 in damage when over-tightening one of the bolts that holds the crankcase cover on! The tell-tale continuous drip of engine oil from the bolt hole hinted at the pending problem - the Maxim mechanic confirmed the nitemare.

So I guess we'll be looking for a used 65 this weekend - and trying to explain why she won't be able to ride her Honda again... "Way to go Dad - thanks for installing my new front sprocket - that I'll never get to use!" Oh well, such is life - wish us luck and we'll hopefully see some of you soon...

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#387926 - 12/27/08 03:54 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Been there done that! It's all one big learning experience...... We have also NOT checked the gas and allowed our boys to RUN OUT OF GAS..... they ( the boys) say they're gonna fire the mechanic ( Dad) but he's the one buying and supplying so they can't really fire him. Without Dad there wouldn't be ANY racing...... don't sweat it! At least it wasn't race weekend!
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#387927 - 12/27/08 04:34 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: JoeyDawg]
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Yeah we have all had those major woooopsies.
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#387928 - 01/05/09 06:30 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Loc: Garland, Texas
Well just to add, I have no toro/torn advice but if you live in Allen and are looking on the MX side there are numerous places to ride all within a 1 hr or less. Several real close to you(pending traffic) as they said dont skimp out on the gear. A 300.00+ helmet is much different then the 79.99 with cool graffics on it. Same with boots. Leat brace @ 400 is also recomended.

You have Boondoxxx thats in farmersville or close to it that real close. Mainly a Beg track, very easy. Kinda desiged for the beginners, Up the street is Badlands. A little more advanced.

Oakhill MX is way more advanced and races are more hardcore

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#387929 - 01/06/09 05:18 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: tmtex]
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Thanks so much for all the posts, and yes - we just found Boondoxxx a few weeks ago and have been several times since. She loves it compared to Rocky Ridge, Muenster, or Brushy Creek. She's still hell bent on racing so we'll see how she likes it after this weekend. We're going to the race in Tyler (Swan Raceway) this Saturday for her big debut. She's entered in the 65 open, 65 10-11, and the Girls Open 7 - 13. As long as she has fun - me and the wifey will be so happy - and incredibly proud!

On a side note - the 05 KTM 65 we got her (after the FUBAR incident with her 70 ) is much different. I'm so glad I didn't listen to some of the people that were telling me a year ago that she could learn on a 65 - there is NO way that is a beginner bike. I've been riding sportbikes on the street and track for over 15 years and wow - that bike has some kick! I'm glad we started her on the CRF 70 - it was perfect for not being so intimidating with the powerband or with learning a clutch. Though I will say that with her much lighter 65, she can actually kick start it herself and she can pick it up after taking a spill - she couldn't do that with the 70.

Now my next project is to figure out what to do with the 70 - maybe I'll find an old XR 70 engine to replace hers just to get it sold. Or perhaps I'll be able to meet someone with a better suggestion than the $900 repair bill that Maxim gave us! So sad - the bike was only 12 months old! Anyway - enough of the rant - wish us luck this weekend.


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#387930 - 01/06/09 02:40 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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fix it an use it as a pit bike to ride ( for you or Mom)at the races.
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#387931 - 01/06/09 03:51 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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I'm trying to figure out which bolt you overtightened to the point that oil now leaks??? I am guessing that it was one in a case half and the mechanic is telling you the cost of repair by replacing the case half plus mechanic hours of tear down and re-assembly???

it might be a much less expensive fix depending on exactly what you did... did you merely strip out the threads to where a bolt won't hold tight enough on the case cover to compress a gasket enough to keep from leaking oil?

or did you break / crack a case half to where it leaks???

there's more than one way to skin a cat
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#387932 - 01/06/09 04:13 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: pmkkdx]
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jb weld...
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#387933 - 01/06/09 07:12 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: Spermy]
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JB weld was what I was thinking, or just RTV all over the place. I have seen plenty of bikes finish with nickles in place of the sight glass or jb weld holding the oil in... KTM talk had a recent thread about stuffing ports with JB weld internally, the stuff will hold up to gas/oil and 500 degree temperatures.

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#387934 - 01/06/09 07:47 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: ktmlance]
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yep ...

JB Weld,

Permatex,

drilling out/rethreading/installing a Helicoil ...

just a few examples of stuff that has been around & used for years with great success ... not to be left out also including Duct tape & bailing wire
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#387935 - 01/06/09 10:20 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Registered: 01/08/04
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Loc: Garland, Texas
If we didnt do the race last weekend at freestone we would be at Swan this weekend and she would be racing against my son. The 65 open class could be some hardcore kids however she shouldnt have any problems at that track, its easy/safe.

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#387936 - 01/07/09 02:59 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: tmtex]
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Registered: 06/12/06
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Loc: Canyon Lake, Texas
We will be there, coming up Friday afternoon. If you want to bring the 70 along I'll take a look at it, no cost. What you have explained has peaked my curiosity.

PM me if interested
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#387937 - 01/09/09 06:43 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: pmkkdx]
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"I am guessing that it was one in a case half and the mechanic is telling you the cost of repair by replacing the case half plus mechanic hours of tear down and re-assembly???"

Unfortunately, that's exactly what I did. When I took out the three bolts on the cover to get the case off to replace the front sprocket, I didn't take note of which bolts went where. When I replaced the cover I put the longer bolt in the upper right hand corner and it was just a few cm's too long. It never did tighten all the way so I kept turning - eventually I just backed it out and noticed a drip of oil coming out of the hole. I knew immediately that I had put a hole in the engine casing and unscrewed the drain plug and emptied the oil that I had just changed out! I took it to the shop and they told me that I had to replace that half of the the case and the labor would be nearly $500 because they would have to tear it all down to do it. Since then I've had several people tell me about JB Weld or another Honda type weld that I can put on the bolt and it should seal it up. The only problem I have with that is if I ever go to sell the bike, I'd have to tell the new owner of the problem and thus most likely not be able to sell it or lose major $ on the sale.

Then of course as someone mentioned - as I'm only out a $1000 dollars - it may be better to make it a pit bike. We'll be down in Tyler around 8pm on Friday nite - not sure if theres a local hang-out, but if you'll be there - PM me by noon and perhaps we can meet up for dinner or something.

Thanks for all the advice and comments - so glad I found this site.

shzam
AKA (ALMOST converted GSXR rider)

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#387938 - 01/12/09 08:14 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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So how did she do this weekend???? My son seize his Honda 85 bigwheel engine..... URGH!
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#387939 - 01/12/09 11:16 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: JoeyDawg]
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Joey...........he is Mikey son.
Did she have fun? COme on do some Daddy braggin'
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#387940 - 01/13/09 12:29 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: liss]
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yep... it's in the blood!
Come on and brag!
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#387941 - 01/15/09 06:25 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: JoeyDawg]
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Ok, ok! So I don't know that I've been more proud of her! We told her driving down there that there were two things that she should focus on and that was #1 - have fun! And the 2nd was to do her best to finish each race. And we are so proud to report that she did both! She did get a little upset, and a few tears were shed after the 1st set of moto's because she took a spill down by the creek and was very embarassed to be the last one on the track for a few minutes. After some hugs and encouragement, she agreed to come back for the 2nd half of the day. The talent there was unbelievable for someone who's never seen a MX race, and we tried to explain that most of the boys had been racing for several years, and they were probably the last one to cross the finish at the beginning too. Still, we were so happy that she finished each race and I can't say how proud I am of her. Sorry to anyone that had their race delayed a little while she finished, but everyone seemed to be so supportive.

Now for the learnings for Dad:

I wish there was a book to read on everything we learned by experience! First, it was a little nerve racking for me not knowing where to park, when to get her ready, etc! We asked a ton of questions and signed her up the nite before. We were up at 5 and at the park by 6:30 just to be safe. We learned the difference between pre-staging, staging, and the gate locations. Then I learned when she could shut her bike off and wait and when to step back from the gates! All this probably sounds hilarious, but seriously - I had no idea!

Perhaps the funniest part of the day was after she finished her 3 races, we loaded her bike up in the truck and were just about ready to pull out when the guy next to us motioned to roll the window down. He said, "So did she decide not to do the 2nd moto on her races?" Puzzled, we asked what he was talking about - he then explained that she had the 2nd half still to go! With my tail between my legs I embarassingly unloaded her bike again and got her ready for the rest of the day...

She is getting much better with the clutch on her 65 and this probably led to even more nervousness with her being that she had only practiced on the new bike a handful of times. After watching the video of her, I see that she's backing off every time the powerband hits, so seat time should help out a ton with her comfortability - and speed around the track. Personally, I'm still learning the maintenance on a 2 stroke so I've got a ton to learn there. It's so much different than a sportbike, even though it's such a smaller engine. This weekend I plan to change out the gear oil, replace the exhaust o-ring, and get it ready for Sunday afternoon at Boondoxxx (practice!)

We never had to ask her if she wanted to do it again - after the last race, even though she got last place every time, and before she even got off her bike, she was asking when the next race was! We'll let her decide how far she wants to go with this, how much she wants to race, and how fast she wants to go. I'll make sure she practices as much as possible on the weekends and make sure it's still fun while trying to coach her on improving her riding.

Thanks to all of your supportive comments, we had a blast and look forward to meeting you soon! See you on the 31st for Round 3.

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#387942 - 01/15/09 11:25 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Don't feel bad. All of us were newbies at one time. I remember our first cc and mx races! WOW! Talk about lost. If you make it to some toro or torn races look me up and I'll show you the ropes.
Congrats on her finishing her first races. A lot of people don't finish their first ones. Awesome!
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#387943 - 01/16/09 02:35 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: liss]
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So proud! Great job.....
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#407147 - 04/02/09 05:22 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: JoeyDawg]
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So here is the update on Jayde's progress! She's raced 4 times since the last post and will race in Round 3 at Boondoxxx this Saturday. To say she's enjoying the MX experience would be an understatement. She has had a few spills, but I'm proud to say she's finished every race she's started - even after numerous stalls at the gate and one loop (that was scary). She's gotten so much better than even 3 months ago and is so proud that in Round 2 of the series she came in 4th in the 2nd moto of the 65 beginner class!

I wanted to thank each of you that lended so much encouragement at the beginning of all this. We've never seen her so passionate about a sport and it tickles Dad to hear her talk about the "Supercross Lites in Toronto" when he comes home from work. (FYI - this is the same little girl that was head cheerleader of her peewee football team 6 months ago.)

We'll stick to the smaller tracks before we ever try an AMA race again - and just see how far she takes it. We're all having so much fun - hope to see you at the track soon!

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#408174 - 04/08/09 02:35 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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cool good job glad your having fun.

just a side note on your crf situation. Honda usually uses good quality aluminum and you can most likely tig weld the case. very solid way to fix this but most chain shops don't do it. CRF motors are often replaced by chinese replica motors. jailing and lifan are good quality. for about $500 you can get a 150cc monster crate motor and drop in...then you'd have a GREAT pit bike for half the cost of the chain shop quote. around $225 for a 90cc motor to drop in.
wish you were closer. i could fix that motor for way less...I've seen many a motor in the shop due to gorilla tech tactics. Your not the first 8*)
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#408205 - 04/08/09 05:23 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: 999renville]
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Well keep up with the updates. It's great to hear of little girls who love this sport. I know my princess does!
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#419490 - 06/18/09 07:13 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: JoeyDawg]
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We started out tenting for the races with TORO and it only took one season to say HEXX NO! on that. Yes we live in Texas but TORO is a WINTER series and tenting at 18 degrees is NOT pleasurable so we invested in a Toy Hauler after that and it made all the difference in the world. Folks come in Friday nights as soon as they get off work and stay till Sunday afternoon. There is always vendors that cook food so ya don't necessarily have to bring food just lots of money . Folks don't mind helping out when there are bike problems and issues.... I know many a time a stranger will knock on the camper door looking for a part to fix a bike and if we have we certainly give it up. I like to think we are strict parents but when we are at the races we are in a secure area, where total strangers, untrackable, are not going to be lurking around so our boys get a bit more freedom than they do at home. They have made some good friends and so have we and always look forward to race weekend. Keep in mind though that even though the property is secure we have had thefts go one in the deep of night when all is sleeping from locals who walked thru the gate undetected and stole bikes and generators, so buy a good cable and lock and ALWAYS lock your stuff up at night. Many of the items I'm referring to was in a South Texas series and the items were recovered TRASHED so we NEVER risk it!


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#436901 - 10/23/09 02:51 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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Registered: 12/08/08
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Loc: Allen, Texas
It's hard to believe that it's almost been a year since I originally posted on here requesting information about racing! I have to thank all of you that helped out in the beginning, you made things so much easier. As for Jayde, motocross has become her passion. She is riding in her 2nd series at Boondoxxx and has racked up 4 trophies in 6 races! I've had to learn a ton (and spend a ton) on repairs, replaced parts, suspension work, etc. Not to mention the new black plastics and graphics we put on for her b-day. But to see her finally take to a sport is worth everything. I thought I'd attach a couple of pictures just so you can see how proud she is of her last couple 3rd place trophies! She's still learning every time she rides (don't we all?) and is having a blast. Thanks again to all of you!

By the way - the overtightened bolt / engine case problem on the 70 was solved with jb weld and a re-thread. smile



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#437044 - 10/25/09 05:33 AM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: shzam]
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#440245 - 11/13/09 04:39 PM Re: Nervous Dad... [Re: liss]
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