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Offline mboddy

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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2018, 07:55:14 AM »
Yes.
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2018, 08:43:26 AM »
Time machine, but then again i would use it to go back to 1979 and nail Monique Van der Vlught.

I don't think you thought this through Hoony, you really think this young Monique is going to fancy an old Hoony that steps out of his time machine

Hahaha ;D
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Offline Kenneth S (222)

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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2018, 08:46:11 AM »
Like everyone says: More races at Green Park, Connondale, QLD.
I would say the grass track that Armidale MC uses is better than Connondale for vintage bikes and it's in NSW where Heaven events are held.

Duly noted (Insert thumbs up here :D)
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2018, 07:50:57 PM »
Time machine, but then again i would use it to go back to 1979 and nail Monique Van der Vlught.

I don't think you thought this through Hoony, you really think this young Monique is going to fancy an old Hoony that steps out of his time machine

spot on Geoff, i never think anything through.........i even owned an Evil Kwaka once.
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #19 on: November 08, 2018, 09:52:42 AM »
*bracket racing just like in road race clubs? could be a good option to race people in your own skill level.
*the cost of racing is getting out of hand. It cost me $160 to race a grass track not long ago.
*non MA events?

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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2018, 09:38:49 PM »
*bracket racing just like in road race clubs? could be a good option to race people in your own skill level.
*the cost of racing is getting out of hand. It cost me $160 to race a grass track not long ago.
*non MA events?

By bracket racing do you mean something like A, B & C grades?
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2018, 10:18:39 AM »
Bracket racing classes are based purely on lap times, no mater what your riding. A little more tricky in mx but a similar system could be done. A novelty at least.?

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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2018, 06:06:13 PM »
I still enjoy riding, not so much racing these days and age does not bother me.


What ticks me off is all the  rule changes and endless fees .  It seems to be about the $ factor more than the fun factor 

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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #23 on: November 12, 2018, 08:03:41 AM »
The cost of MA one day license does not help, for their own reasons many riders don't race because of that.
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #24 on: November 12, 2018, 08:17:48 AM »
Why do VMX in Stralia ride with MA?  That must styfull 40% of riders.
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #25 on: November 12, 2018, 08:36:09 AM »
l've had a race licence for 45 years but l refuse to pay for another, l'm sick of paying for their mismanagement & junkets to fly around the world !

l ride nearly every weekend but never where l need an MA licence.

l'm also sick of 'minibike parent volunteers' that let the power go to their head.
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #26 on: November 12, 2018, 05:16:49 PM »
Bracket racing classes are based purely on lap times, no mater what your riding. A little more tricky in mx but a similar system could be done. A novelty at least.?

Gotcha! I like it. thanks
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #27 on: November 13, 2018, 01:06:37 PM »
Bracket racing classes are based purely on lap times, no mater what your riding. A little more tricky in mx but a similar system could be done. A novelty at least.?

Gotcha! I like it. thanks

Maybe one class each club day based on age of the rider plus age of the bike.  That means the older rider can race a newer bike.  70 plus etc.  A twenty year old can only race a 50 year old bike etc.  At 64 I can race a Pre 95 bike.  You can do bracket racing if you have transponders but that is another cost.
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Re: Used to Race - Not Racing Now - What would bring you back?
« Reply #28 on: November 13, 2018, 01:29:10 PM »
Like everyone says: More races at Green Park, Connondale, QLD.

More races at Conondale????

Don't you get it, what makes Conondale great is it isn't used every weekend.  yes it would be great to have five or more Conondales, but the more you use it the more flogged out it gets.

My favourite track was Echo Valley (Toowoomba), but it is a track that is used almost every weekend now and also has mid week practice.  It isn't the track it was when it was used three maybe four times a year.

Conondale is similar now it's not the track it was because it is used more than it was in the past.

QVMX had (may still have) a great track at Biddaddaba (Tabragalba) that is Natural Terrain.  It was very good. The land which was resumed by the Government for a dam (which didn't get built) is being Auctioned later this month.

Really Natural Terrain tracks only remain NT if they are not over used.
« Last Edit: November 13, 2018, 04:22:45 PM by KTM47 »
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