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BrowningBAR 07-07-2007 12:21 AM

I've been drinking since noon.

The hour of cardio around 8pm was kind of rough, though. Corona really begins to slosh around once you hit the 5 mile mark.

tripleripple 07-07-2007 12:30 AM

Well, I remember your Vegas adventure (I believe that was you) so I knew you had it in you. You may live in a really, really, really old farmhouse on the east coast but, apparently, you would fit right in here in the windy city.
I am out of libations myself so I must retreat, however, I am happy the forum is degrading to its old self :) (and as soon as I figure out how, I'm gonna post my thread ideas...in the Premium Lounge of course).

mscuddy 07-07-2007 11:05 AM

...if youse guys have seen any of my previous stories about the Adelanto Grand Prix, you know that I competed in the event every year since the mid 80's, and rode a stone stock 1972 Yamaha 250 Enduro in the vintage class, against all the trick bikes of the period (CZs, Maicos, Pentons, Rickmans, etc).

The mighty Yamaha 250 put out around 16 horsepower, and was not what you'd call fast by any stretch of the imagination. It was bone stock too, with the exception of WP shocks & Noleen modified forks. Had all the street gear still on it, speedo, tach, tail light, etc.

On my way to the 2004 race, I pulled into a Chevron station on Hwy 395about 5 miles outside of Adelanto to take a leak. There, in the parking lot were a couple of pickup trucks with some very trick vintage bikes in the back, a Cheney framed TT500, and '73 250 Rickman Montesa.

So when I came back outside, the owners of the TT & Rickman were giving my DT2 the once over. One guy said "I see you have number plates on your bike, you're not going to actually RACE this thing, are you?"

To which I sheepishly replied..."er, yes..hehe..." And thought to myself "Man, I am out classed bad here, hope these guys don't blow me into the puckerbushes too badly."

Both guys kinda shined me on, and got back into their trucks, laughing and shaking their heads at the folly of racing such a toad bike.

To make a long story short, I passed both the Montesa and TT in the whoop section of the MX part of the track, and beeped my horn when I went by.

That got their attention...

Kenneth_Moore 07-07-2007 11:35 AM

"post their stories of the times they had great fun on bikes that today would be considered dogs"

Every time I ride the 77 FXS!

mscuddy 07-07-2007 12:30 PM

The DT2
 
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BrowningBAR 07-07-2007 12:39 PM

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Do you still have it or has it been sold?

mscuddy 07-07-2007 12:57 PM

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Do you still have it or has it been sold?

It's gone, sold it about two weeks ago to some Limey who lives a couple blocks over. I hear it now and then...."burrip--burrrrip--ding ding ding...."

When I sold it, it had the GYT kit pipe on it, ran a lot better (actually had a discerable power band, instead of the DT1 bwaaaah da ding ding...).

Use to piss off the REAL RACEBIKES at the AGP. In 2005 I got a good holeshot and blew through the modern dual-sport line that started in front of the vintage bikes. Came in 6th overall that year (Gary Jones won on a Hindal framed 650 Triumph).

Here's a shot of something else I just sold...kick myself in the arse for letting it go. A street legal '67 WR250 Husky Enduro.

Schoon 07-07-2007 04:04 PM

Nice bike's cuddy, I like the old dt's my first bike was a 175, I now have a 360, 250 and a mt-250 elsinore that I am "restoring". Two-strokes are fun bikes to ride even for a fat ass like me.

mscuddy 07-07-2007 05:09 PM

JT-HT-LT-AT-CT-DT & RTs forever...
 
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Nice bike's cuddy, I like the old dt's my first bike was a 175, I now have a 360, 250 and a mt-250 elsinore that I am "restoring". Two-strokes are fun bikes to ride even for a fat ass like me.

The 1st series of Yamaha Enduros (1968-1973) were my favorites too. Hard to break, and handled pretty good with a few easy mods.

My favorite was the 1973 RT3 360. Last year of the "real" enduros. Once I rode mine non-stop (except for gas/oil) from Los Angeles to Death Valley. Didn't miss a beat. An amazing motorcycle. Los Angeles-Palm Springs was a milk run after that...

Keep the faith buddy, you need any parts for a DT series? I have a basket 1971 DT1MX too, last year of the GYT kitted enduros..

rkrayton2000 07-07-2007 05:42 PM

today on I-20 out of atlanta I was riding with a group of about 15 bikes ranging from 1400cc down to my lowly ninja 500r that I always get ribbed about it being "under powered" on a "rally" run to the other side of town I arrived third on my "under powered" ninja(due to legal considerations I do not refer this run as a race)


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