KDX in National Enduro Series

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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by claybo » 07:20 pm Mar 22 2021

doakley wrote:
11:43 am Mar 21 2021
One key thing I found for me was to have the confidence to pick a line at a bottle neck or obstacle where riders are waiting and trust your skills to carry you through. That beats sitting around with the crowd debating what to do. Be smart, pick a line and go for it! Not saying just crash into the mud without looking first, just don’t take all day deciding.
This hits home for me. My last race I got caught in a bottleneck with two guys stuck on a hill and a couple guys waiting in front of me. I stopped and more people line up. The guy behind me points to my right saying to take a different line. I tried, but there was no way to take that line from a dead stop. Ended up with my bike sideways on the trail when the bottleneck gets loose. About 5 or 6 people went right around me :vom: .

Now I've made up my mind. No more stopping for a bottleneck unless someone is hurt. Just find a way around.

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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by MoonStomper » 06:54 am Apr 10 2021

That’s the ticket for me, normally the muddy races are my better finishes because I just point and shoot.
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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by doakley » 06:43 pm May 03 2021

Whoo Hoo! First ride after my crash on August 23rd! Felt good to be on the pegs again although I'll admit I was a bit nervous!
Just a few laps around the airport hangars; about all I was up to for now.
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OK, maybe just a little itsy bitsy 2nd gear wheelie!
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That felt GREAT!!!

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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by KDXGarage » 07:06 pm May 03 2021

WOO HOO, indeed!!

Congratulations on healing up! I am thrilled to see you out there again.
Thank you for participating on kdxrider.net. :bravo:
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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by SS109 » 10:12 pm May 03 2021

Be careful! It's those little rides like that I see injure more people than being in a race. Oh, and always wear your gloves and elbow protection on any paved surface. Trust me.

That said, glad your healed up! Now go ride!
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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by doakley » 07:43 am May 04 2021

Well, truth told not healed, but healing. Docs told me to wait a year and I will, This was the first time the bike had been cranked since August. After a carb clean and replacing the gas with fresh mix, she fired up on the 3rd kick. I just had to take a few short runs!
SS109, I know, “All of the gear, all of the time!”
Guilty as charged! Just so damn good to be alive and able to ride in any fashion!

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Re: KDX in National Enduro Series

Post by Goat » 07:12 pm May 04 2021

Way cool! Congrats.
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