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Having parked our trailer right in view of the big whoops section on the MX track, we lined our lawn chairs up to watch the show whilie resting.

I have two votes for the best!

Number 1 would be KC_BigDog... WOW... riding Julius Pleaser's brand new YZ250F... big time ENDO over the last whoop.... Bike went cart wheeling... BigDog Slammed to the ground!

BigDog was battered and bruised but came back to take 13 in the C Final... Nice Job and glad you did not get hurt worse. Julius's bike had some scratches but survived pretty well considering the air time without a rider!!! :p

My number two vote goes to the 125 rider with number 65 on his bike. All afternoon on Saturday (and even Friday) he continued to practice doubling those same whoops... Never saw him actually become disconnected from the bike... But!!!! We got to see some GREAT FreeStyle moves!!! LOL... Oh Wait... not sure he really meant to do the SuperMan seat grab.... By the end of the weekend he was consistently landing the double, double.... I would have given up long before!!!

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Originally posted by rayovac
My number two vote goes to the 125 rider with number 65 on his bike. All afternoon on Saturday (and even Friday) he continued to practice doubling those same whoops... Never saw him actually become disconnected from the bike... But!!!! We got to see some GREAT FreeStyle moves!!! LOL... Oh Wait... not sure he really meant to do the SuperMan seat grab.... By the end of the weekend he was consistently landing the double, double.... I would have given up long before!!!

RayoVac
i'm partially responsible for that. he and i were practicing the double-double together. i was encouraging him to just give it a little more throttle. i guess you didn't see him in the c main. #65 crashed there and took out my buddy tx246. i felt kinda guilty.:(

btw, tell #006 (i've forgotten his name) thanks for letting me ride his new cr.
 
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I saw a guy in a pink tutu attempt a get-off....or maybe that was kiss-o-death, double foot ground plant. (huh?)

Anywho....that chap was on a funnly little bike and he seemed to be real paranoid about it cause he was giving everyone the bird as he exhibited his manuevers.

:p
 
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MX547... that was Popeye (Mike Vargo).... Geessh you got to ride the new CR??? I did not even get to ride it.... (just kidding), I was afraid to ride it... my luck would have me breaking some really expensive part the first twist of the throttle!!!

JayBird... that same guy got balled out by his wife a number of times for the freestyle attempts!! First on the Montego... then AJs 500AF... eveytime we turned around he was on a diff bike... ditched the pink tutu though.... I think he figured the wife would not catch him as easily!!! ;)
 
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Originally posted by rayovac

My number two vote goes to the 125 rider with number 65 on his bike. All afternoon on Saturday (and even Friday) he continued to practice doubling those same whoops... Never saw him actually become disconnected from the bike... But!!!! We got to see some GREAT FreeStyle moves!!! LOL... Oh Wait... not sure he really meant to do the SuperMan seat grab.... By the end of the weekend he was consistently landing the double, double.... I would have given up long before!!!

RayoVac [/B]

That was my son Rob. I have the feeling that next year Rob will be much faster than he was this year.
 
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Wow, I won something!!!!!

Rayovac--Thanks for the vote on best GET OFF at DIRT WEEK '01!! I hope I don't win that award next year. I still don't know what I was thinking when I tried for the double double on that YZ250F:eek: I should have been content just being able to do it on my trusty 125. I am paying for it now though but the worst of my injuries came from all that roost your damn CR250 was pummeling me with in the C class MX final. 4 laps behind that beast without a chest protector was enough to make a grown man cry! Looking forward to returning the favor next year!!

KXKen--I am sure Rob will be plenty fast next year. I was enjoying the battles I had with him on who would do the double double first on our identical bikes. I won that one but I am pretty positive had he not gone down in the MX final he would have beat me in that venue. I will be gunning for him next year! See you both there.
 
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Lets see some more VOTES!!

There had to be some better ones than mine and BSwift's crashes over the double double. Let's get some more stories from everyone, even if there was no witnesses tell us about it. I heard in passing about some pretty gnarly ones in the woods during the team HS race and the night poker run.
 

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I have to vote for KXKen's son

In the class C final he made it thru the double double but came up just short on the step up over the tunnel. I was flagging here so I got an unobstructed view. His rear end rebounded and kicked right then I thought he was going to save it on the next bounce but over reacted and ended up sideways to the left. He then completed 2 full forward sommersaults in layout position before going out of site below my line of site. His bike looked like it did at least 1 3/4 siderolls also before I lost site of it. Thankfully he eventually did "walk away from it:)
 

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I think only TTRGuy & myself got to see gospeedracer's graceful log crossing dismount.
I didn't know weather to see if she was okay or move two states & change my name. :confused:
 
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When I was on the GP track I missed the turn right after that long uphill and got clotheslined by that yellow tape! I didn't really fall just sorta temporarilly strangled :confused: before it finally broke! Then, I almost did it again the next lap but stopped like a foot infront of it.:eek: I know a few people standing by that tower saw it. Man I'm lucky it wasn't rope.:think
 

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That tunnel jump took a full comittment of wide open throttle to really clear. It took me a while to figure this out, for some reason I wanted to hesitate a bit, causing the described "bounce" which is scary to say the least.
 
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MotoMetal,

I speak for at least the four of us that spent a couple days watching you run that section.... Pure Poetry!!! Yeah, Billy, AJ, Travis and others were clearing the double, double and the Tunnel Jump. But none did it with the bike control (and vertical height over the doubles) you displayed.

It was very enjoyable watching him coast casually up to the face of the first double... then RAP... he would launch into the air... tap of the break to drop the nose, another RAP and TAP and all you saw was the roost as he launched over the Tunnel!!!

Oh yeah... and he never races or rides competitively!!!

(I have not been endorsed for any of the previous comments...)
 
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I have to agree with Ray on that one Motometal. We were sitting right next to them and had plain view of the double double all weekend and your brake taps between the two of them were pretty impressive!!
 
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I also thought Moto's "no footer" on the second tabletop in heavy company during the A/B class heat was very impressive as well.

Somthing tells me that mild mannered motometal has been getting alot of seat time!:D
 

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I dont know who it was or what the nember of the bike was ... But in the nightime hare scramble some poor soul on a Honda went down in all that sloppy mud in the back section and must have slid 10 feet. I laughed ( I mean showed real concern ;) ) for about half a lap.