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Newbie Intro

Post by Piledup » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:22 pm

Hey guys,
Just thought as a new member to the forum I would introduce myself.. I live in northern VA and started riding last year, although I definitely don't get out as much as I would like.. Usually go out to taskers or a place my buddy has permission to be on when it's available.. I'll be 38 this month and ride a KTM 350 XCF right now, though that may be changing in the near future. It's an unbelievable bike, I just have an urge to try out a 2 stroke. I'm not great and still pretty slow due to my lack of riding time but I hope to start getting out more regularly and possibly even do a few races this year..

Alright, well I look forward to being around and will hopefully get a chance to ride with some of you soon.. may be at taskers tomorrow

Tom
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Piledup » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:36 pm

DAMN Noob posted in the wrong section..lol
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Laoch » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:08 pm

:cheers:

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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Rut Row » Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:10 pm

:welcome:

and I moved it :lol2:

This is a tough crowd but wade on in!
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Bucho » Wed Jan 11, 2017 6:32 pm

I rode old air cooled four strokes for a long time, more dualsport stuff. But I finally bought an old KTM 300 smoker. For me was an awesome decision. I love the 2Ts! In some ways they are a little harder to ride but lots of us like the lighter weight bikes for tougher/gnarlier riding.

If you can put the time into, getting out to some races will really improve your skills (or you will die). I enjoy doing an enduro race or two a year. If you like speed, the harescrambles might be more up your alley.


Hope to see you out there riding at some point
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Piledup » Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:31 pm

my main goal now is just to spend more time on a bike, whether its this one or the new 300 I've got my eye on... It's tough with taskers being my main place to play.. There has to be better places to go, and I won't lie, being a decent human being to all of you guys will hopefully, in time, earn me some invites to new areas. As well as some riding time with faster, better guys to work on my own skills..
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Madizm » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:21 am

Welcome Piledup.

I'm relatively new here as well. Haven't met any of the members yet but look forward to in the near future.

Hearing there will be more ideas of places to ride once it warms up.... Taskers and Cove are frickin farrrrrr
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Bucho » Thu Jan 12, 2017 9:06 am

Piledup wrote: It's tough with taskers being my main place to play.. There has to be better places to go, and I won't lie, being a decent human being to all of you guys will hopefully, in time, earn me some invites to new areas.
Any of the guys on here w/ private property generally dont invite other people to come ride. Not so much bc they are dicks, but generally its such a small area to ride. Fine if you live right there and want to get a little practice for half an hour. But generally not worth someone else driving an hour (or more) to come play on two acres.

One member here does have 500+ acres out in western MD (well worth the drive). Several times a year he will graciously invite people to come out for a riding/camping weekend. DO NOT MISS. I work lots of weekends but I will often take leave just for it.

Many of us have our dirtbikes street legal. This opens up a few riding opportunities like going to dualsport events (Shennendoah500, DirtyDabbers, HammerRun, Michaux, etc...)
As well as enduro races (some which require you to have a tag).
Though some enduros are totally closed course and you dont need one. Harescrambles dont require one either.
We are doing a pretty kickazz 5 day dualsport ride around KY this summer. Probably not so ideal for a 300 smoker (if you get one). But your 350 would be a decent bike for that if you had a tag.

A lot of guys also will do riding trips throughout the year, we have done 3-5 day Hatfield McCoy trips, some guys did a December trip down to Brown and Brushey in NC. Some guys will do a week+ out west each year.

I will never complain about the MotoCove or Taskers but its nice to "mix it up" with other riding throughout the year.

I love dirtbike riding but having somewhere to ride is the achilles heel of the sport. You have to be willing to drive a couple hours to get somewhere...

Are you familiar w/ the MotoCove? Ill be heading out there later this month or early Feb for a day ride.
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by juddspaintballs » Thu Jan 12, 2017 6:25 pm

Don't be fooled by Tom's modest intro! He's fast and a good rider!
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Re: Newbie Intro

Post by Granville » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:00 pm

[quote="Bucho
One member here does have 500+ acres out in western MD (well worth the drive). Several times a year he will graciously invite people to come out for a riding/camping weekend. DO NOT MISS. I work lots of weekends but I will often take leave just for it.

Thanks for the kind words Bucho! I look forward to our spring camp & Ride!

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