Fredette Clinic

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For those of you that attended the Clinic by Jefff Fredette, wasn't that awesome? Individual instruction from a legend. Now the big question, Can you change your style, if it is different than he taught us, how long will it take to get it ingrained into your mind?
 

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is he the one that taught you to look back while racing?:cool:
 

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NO!! That was my MX coach, MX 547.:D
Really the thing that scared me on the mx track wasn't the jumps. I thought I'd be afraid of them, but instead I could do them easily. I didn't do the doubles and the rythym sections ate my lunch. What scared me was the thought of the true mxers running me over.:eek:
I was toward the front, 5 or so at the first turn of the c main. I thought yippe only five are iin front of me, then I thought OMG there are 35 bikes behind me that will run over me if I fall over.
And Fredette's advise really will help me in the woods.
 
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true mxers running me over
That's just it, they won't. My only concern was how those who have never experienced the rush would react to it :eek:
 

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I'm an enduro rider, I'm use to guys yelling Hey, Hey as they go by me.:p
 

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Originally posted by justql
I'm use to guys yelling Hey, Hey as they go by me
speaking of hey, hey; tx246 pulled the hay! hay! trick on me on the way home and i fell for it.:confused:

i'm trying to talk justql into racing mx this saturday nite. he actually sounds interested.:p
 

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if so, he needs to get the horn fixed on that Gas Gas, that will really psyche them out!
 

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Originally posted by justql
Can you change your style, if it is different than he taught us, how long will it take to get it ingrained into your mind? [/B]
The technique we learned in the 2nd class really wasnt that hard to remember, making the body do what the brain is thinking is a whole other story. :think

Every time I went by the spectator bridge, I was Whoooo Hoooooo ing at full volume:)
 
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Originally posted by justql
I'm an enduro rider, I'm use to guys yelling Hey, Hey as they go by me.:p
Real MXers yell "PIN IT SALLY" or "Outta my way you blouse wearing Nancy Boy" as they come by :eek:
 
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Re: Re: Fredette Clinic

Originally posted by WaltCMoto


The technique we learned in the 2nd class really wasnt that hard to remember, making the body do what the brain is thinking is a whole other story. :think
Yes, that ability left me a long time ago. :silly: The brain is okay but the body has to go.
 

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What was really cool was seeing the legend forget to turn his gas on for his braking demo! LOL! We're all human after all.:)
And how 'bout that tire changing expo? I'm thinking I might give it a try next time. Bloody knuckles, here I come!
 

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Have to agree with you there, its not every day you get individual attention from a 21 time ISDE veteran. WAY COOL!

Big Thanks go out to Jeff for taking time out of his schedule to come and hang out with us again. :)
 
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I thought Jeff's class in the morning really ROCKED!!! Not using the clutch while in turns is going to be hard to learn, but I plan on practicing it over and over when I fix my flat rear tire:(
I thought it was cool the way Jeff started at the back of the pack in the "A" MX and Bike W Lights class, its like he didn't want to get into a pileup in the first turn with a bunch of spodes. Then the magic started as he took his time and picked off at least 3/4 of the class. I was cheering every lap.
 
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Hey wheelie4strokeB , it's too bad you were not using that engine braking/stalling technique during the team h/s ,or I would be sporting a 1st looser trophy instead of the 3rd! ;)

Where were you during the MX w/lights? I was looking for pay backs!:confused:
 

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The Tire!

LMAO!! big lou, when i got home, I really cleaned up the bikes, and I went ahead and broke down, not only my rear tire, and flipped it, I did it to my sons DS80!! I think I got the hamg of it now!
And after that< went up and down the hill behind my house for abiout an hour working on what he taught us! now that's being an=l!!:confused: