Freedom Mx will be open till about 4pm on Saturday.....day before event for last minute practice for Sundays event.
Signup opens Sunday morning at 7am at scoring booth.
Heads up guys....... IRONMAN 250cc-450cc .............Class avail starting Sunday ! No pros allowed........this class is a one moto race of 12 laps with special benefits to be announced for winners 1st thru 3rd
Couldn't make it Saturday for practice, so I was hoping no changes were made to the track. Sunday morning during race practice, I had an odd "crash". I was cruising along turning left after the start, and the back end slipped a bit. So my foot went to the ground, but I was going pretty fast. When my foot touched the ground, it headed for the back of the bike, but my foot also tried to do a knack knack, and the back tire grabbed my boot, and immediately pulled it under the fender and all the way down to the swing arm. It was pinned down, and not coming loose. I had to slow down, and just fall over to get loose. I had no idea my leg could turn and twist that far without looking like a chicken wing. With the knobbies rubbing at high speed across my boot, the boot left a mean raw/bruised spot on top of my foot. A red rag and some black tape, and all is well
Rd. 1, Nigel came out to play on his TM144, and he played well. He and I were were moto 2 that morning, and although in different classes, we never pass up a chance to wrestle in the mire. I got out front on the start, but he had that smoker squealing like a sissy pig, and he slowly ran me down and made the move. He was hitting some sections that I wasn't willing to charge until it tacked up a bit. In rd. 2 on the same gate again, I don't recall how we did between us, but I'm sure it was fun.
In the Ironman race, he and I were in the same class, and this time the track had tacked up, and I was going to make sure he was only going to see my back fender; and it darn near worked. I got out front of him on the start, and had a pretty good pace going, but he was able to pace me, and was only a short distance back. My front tire was flat on the gate, but the bike was actually turning pretty good, but if pushed too hard it would roll on the side wall, and you had nothing. After several laps I could tell he wasn't gaining or loosing, so I figured I had him covered. But Nigel knew if he would just stay close, eventually I'll stuff it in a corner. There was this one corner way back in the back that I really liked, and I was taking the inside, but it was very close to a hay bale, and after about lap 9, me and the bale had a get together. By the time I got loose from it, Nigel smiled and went by. I gave chase, but didn't think I could have caught him, so I cruised to the checker.
Another good battle that day was between me and David Good #129 0n his Yamaha 250 smoker. In our first moto of the 55 Open, he got out front on the start, and I fell in right on his rear fender. As we went to the very back corner for the right hand u-turn, he went for the second rut out, and I dove for the inside-inside rut. As he went in, his front tire slipped, and turned locked to the right, and he fell and slide all the way to the outside, so I cruised on for the W. In our second moto of the 55 Open, I was able to get out front on the start, and made a run to see if I could get the checker. He stayed right on me, but I was having one of those motos where I don't think, or talk to myself. At one point during the race, it got quite behind me, so I looked around and didn't see him. I figured he fell somewhere. In the next corner I took another look, and there he was in stealth mode on the outside of me. I got focused again, and was able to hang on until the checker, but he stayed close and was just waiting for a bobble. We had the best post race battle afterwards.
In the 50 Open, I was looking forward to a little action with Jeff Arnold, but he was in rare form, and I would have likely crashed trying to keep up, so I'll regroup and take a shot at him next round.
My last 3 motos were on a flat front tire. I noticed it turned and stuck really well, up to a point. I would like to run my tire pressure really low, but I don't won't to worry about flats. I've seen those tubeless tire systems that have a high pressure tube to keep the tire beaded, where there is no tube to pinch. They look like a lot of trouble to install, so I reckon I'll stick with the conventional system for now.
I would like to acknowledge all the hard work and long nights, Kelly, Misty, and their crew pout in getting things ready. It's a job I don't won't.
See everyone next round.
Where there is to much, something is missing.
And on a somewhat related subject, I finally installed a new radiator in my truck. Driving to Houston 2-3 times a week with the heater on high, was sort of getting old.
I can now cruise at highway speeds with the a.c. on, and even idle for any length of time. Next I will replace the brake booster. With the trailer behind me, it's a 2 footer stop to not run into someone.
Where there is to much, something is missing.