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To all who contributed to make Dirtweek such a fun event...you have my gratitude. I think this was the most fun I have had in ten years easy.

All the people who helped run the events and keep things smooth and countless hours of planning; all the sponsors; Cooper, Dubach and Billy for putting on a great show; whoever donated the Spodewash so people didn't have to stink all week (Some still did!); and most of all...to all the new people I met and friends I made...you guys are top notch! I can't wait to get back next year and do this again.

Best Regards,

Christopher

BTW: No takers I guess on the bike for sale! I thought $500 or Jagermeister would have sold it but I guess I'll just hold on to it for now!
 

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I have to agree with ya there Christopher. It was a great time. And I'm looking very forward to next year also. If you need a pic of your bike with the for sale or trade for yager sign on it to put in the bikes for sale forum I have it, hehe... I still think it should have been put in the out house, :laugh: LOL.
 
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Had a great time myself, glad to meet all that I did. Lots of fun riding, trails and track were perfection.
Hope to see an update on all of the injured once everyone arrives home.
Hats off to all of the organizers and folks that worked behind the scenes to make this a fun event for everyone. Looking forward to DW04'. Jason
 

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Heck Chris, I'd would have taken you up on the bike offer if I knew you were serious (I just figured you were the receiving end of a DW prank).

Hats off to all of the hard work done, as I told Okie, this is a yearly must-do for our KC group. :thumb:
 

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Cr,

I voted for your red chili.  That was good stuff.

 :thumb:
 

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There are entirely too many people to thank, but I'll give it a shot.

Eddie - Thanks for letting me crash in your RV. BIG thanks for the food, too. If you had boobs, I'd marry you. ;)

Aimee- Thanks for letting Eddie come to DW.

Nik & Red - Thanks for letting me sleep in the garage with the dog and the stinky gear.

Natalie - That was the best shrimp I've ever had. Thanks for the zoomy Hawaiian shirt, too.

Milk - Thanks for the pointers on the track. I hate that you crashed out on the step-up, and I hope you'll forgive me for not trying it after watching you fly off it backwards without your bike.

(Part Two coming up shortly. . .)
 

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I gotta give thanks too:

To everyone who drug me out of Idaho, you make me wanna go back.

To Jamir and Cam, thanks for pickin' me up at the airport! I was askeert there for a bit wondering if anyone was gonna find me, but I never shoulda doubted.

To Aimee and Ed, thanks for the setup! The only thing missing was the mint on the pillow.

To Natty, The Queen of DW03, Thanks for the food, the Captain, and the company. You still owe me some pancakes, though ;)

To Wes, for trading beers for snorts of Maker's Mark (and thanks again Ed for the hooch!)

To Jamir for letting me borrow the Cane, Milk for letting me borrow Glenn, and Ed for letting me ride his 400. Now I'm even more confused as to what I need to buy next!

And to Milk and Christy for putting up with me for a night on the couch, and droppin' me off at the airport. Someday I won't be too tired to finish watching Old School.

And if I missed anyone, thanks to them now. It's still buzzing thru my head.
 

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Oh well I don't even know where to start.

*My # 1 Thanks go to Scooter1130 and TreeJumper. If it wasn't for you guys I wouldn't have had my bike.

*Thanks to Tony Eeds for the rides to and from the airport.

*Thanks to all the sponsors for helping support this great event! I'm so glad I went!

*Thanks to Nikki and Jenny for the Women's MX school. I learned a lot!

*Thanks to Patman, Speedy, JP and Lou for all the different bike tests. That was fun and I'm about ready to go buy a WR250, a trials bike and a fiddy...too bad I don't have that kind of money!

*JP...Thanks for the blanket. I owe you big time! I would've froze for 2 more nights if it wasn't for that blannket.

*Thanks to Eddie and Natalie and Camp Tejas for the great eats. I've never eaten so many dinners in one night!

and last but not least (I think...)

*Thanks to Wrench's invisible friend for the handguards and barkbusters (since I know it was you but you won't admit it).

More to follow if I remember. If I forgot anyone, feel free to ream me! I'm in a cold medicine cloud right now!
 

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:think:
nope didn't forget anyone. nope nobody at all. . .

I wanna thank the whole Okie family. You host a party that cannot be equaled.
Thump and Hotpants- For the graphics, and what must be hours on the phone lining up sponsors for the events.
All of the mods for helping putting up with us year round, and and their families for putting up with them.
The sponsors for giving up their time, energy and product for us to grapple after every night :).
The people who attended; you make DW what it is. A family reunion.
Is it time for DW04 yet?
 

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Oh yeah...I'm a dummy!

Majorly big thanks to PK. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't have had a DW '03 Ticket or Plane ticket! Maybe I should give him that really nice blue Team DRN hat after all...

Hehe...I knew I forgot someone!
 

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hehe, just messing with you squeaky.
You have no idea how cool it was for me to be able to take you with me to DW, and see you enjoying yourself the way you did.
 

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Too many for me to thank... I'm sure I forgot a lot but anyways...

*Tex for the awesome camp tejas food
*camp tejas for helping me out when my ez up folded over and making sure my stuff got dry...
*RahRah and randy for the warm beds.
*team crazy monkey
*JP$ for being with an F woods rider in the Team Harescramble
* :p JP$ for not kicking my butt when I busted my ass on his 50, bent the bars down and when the throttle stuck while complaining about how he needs to tighten the bolts better (I swear that's what happened)
*getmetoca.. you know why.
*nikki.. had an awesome time teaching women's mx school.
*elk for cleaning my fork seals... when I asked him to help and then ran off to teach the women's MX leaving him to do it.
*slomo for our chat on the bed of my truck
*eddie
*the cheer squads
*everyone for the good times and the laughs
*everyone i forgot to mention
 

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Originally posted by SqueakyGirl

*Thanks to Wrench's invisible friend for the handguards and barkbusters (since I know it was you but you won't admit it).

He said to tell you that no thanks is needed .. just put to alot of use.

*** I would like to thank Okie and family ...
Everyone who let me work on their bikes (it was much needed therapy) ... *KelvinKDX(Jim), Jim S, Dead and Wendy for their hospitallity (it would have been a really wet week for _SOLO_ and myself if not for them) ...
*ZIO, for giving me that "little" nudge that I needed in the HS (it was really cool riding with you) ...
*Sarge, His insights to life and personal hygene will never be forgotten...
*KIWI, Keeping my spirits up, really good conversation and story telling. (Man I gotta check out some of those riding places in those pic you showed me) ...
*BSWIFT, well can enough be said to thank you? ...
*TonyEeds and camp Tejas ... you guy's rock! ...
*GETMETOCA/Natalie, The "adult cola's" put me over the top! WhooHoo! ... *BigLou, for the name tags, fireside fun and the lesson in "Hot coal riding" style...
*MXBundy & Thumbs, for some hillarious stories ...
*PapaKeith and Squeaky ... Class "A" people/attitudes ...
*The GOMER clan, you guy's are really GOOD friends that I would never had met if not for DRN.
*Zoomer, thanks for the use of you personal pressure washer ...
*Mick and Bratt, always smiling ... even when we got over to Mick on the MX track when he crashed .. with a big smile ... "Oh yeah, I think I broke my collarbone again .. it'll be ok for the race though!"
*Barbara Parrish and Ike DeJagger, one can always learn something from them ...
*Vintage Dirt (Wes), cool old bikes and a good guy to hang out with (pretty fair HS partner too, we did beat your previous partner).
*Milk, Did you find your "wiener"?
*Julius Pleaser, for putting together one of the most enjoyable races from a spectator point of view.
*MrLucky & Speedy, for your impersonation of campfire parents, who knows what would have happened next!
*Elk, for once again comming up with a problem (mechanical) that I couldn't figure out! I'm sure it is going to be something really simple) ...
*Cam, good conversation and a really SWEET TM400 motocrosser to drool over ...
*Firecracker, what was that "fruity-tropical" drink anyway? (she smiles alot as well) ...
*The guys from Transsport, they kept everyone going ...
*Mully and crew for a great HS course ...
*FarmerJohn, thanks for the lesson in desert Techniques and how to avoid leaving stuff behind ... I tried it and came back with everything this year .. I think! ...
*The Southern Gentlemen in the Castle on wheels (MikeB,TimR,Paddy and Rah-Rah) for the weather updates from the satellite.
*Taraker, for remembering my jacket from MWSF'00 ... I hope that you heal up quickly ...
*Lori and Dave for the "bunny hop" lessons ...
*The wounded members of our Team_Turtle group (Maryanne and Aryn) get well soon ...

There are soooo many more, I will get to you as I remember ... there is so much to remember that it is hard to think about all of it at once ... you know?

*Oh Yeah!! And my travelling buddy and fellow member of Team_Turtle ...
_SOLO_ I wouldn't have made it without you.

And one last thing to remember. When large groups of people from all walks of life get together, alot of things happen. Some of them are good and some are not. I do not know what the future holds for myself nor anyone else. I hope that there will be many more DW's for me in the future. I just want to say right now, that I am better off now for the DW's that I have been to and the people that I have met then I was before. There is sooo many more complex things and stuff that make up life than dirtbikes (right ZIO?). Which is why I think that DirtWeek is so special to all of us. Some people just do not "gel" together and other's do. No biggie, that's life, it will move on with or without us. Maybe we will meet up on the trail or track sometime in the future, but we will always have our memories.
Anyway, having said that ........

Blackhawk, I have an "Olive Branch" for you if you want it.


wrench
 

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Too many to list here and like Squeaky Girl I am in a cold medicine haze at the moment.

Eddie & Aimee for the great food and being the great friends that you are.

Bundy and the Cali guys for bringing alot of the food that Eddie cooked.

Natalie for always looking out for me and everyone else to make sure that we always were fed and comfortable.

BSwift & Tony Eeds for the spode wash! I didn't use it, but I am glad it was there for the others to use!!!

Blackhawk for letting a woods guy poke around on the track behind her to try to learn how to jump and for becoming a great new friend.

David, Lori & Patman for the trials exhibition. It was great fun.

FarmerJohn for helping me pry my carb back into place.

Elk for being my partner in the Team HS. I blew a good start, but you kept smiling and riding hard and smiling anyway. Your attitude is one of the ones that exemplifies what Dirt Week is all about as are many of the others.

The Mannford Masonic Lodge for a great Saturday night meal.

The Okie clan... Bob's vision and the rest of his family for putting on such a great event. You too Thump, I know you all worked hard to make this a great event.

If I have forgotten anyone, I apologize, it is just so hard to keep track of so much goodwill happening in one week.
 
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My list of thanks goes like this: (In no particular order)

Coors beer for the lack of memory for the whole week :think:

Motorhomes that have exhaust vents (Friday night chili had some of the boys kinda tore up)

Advil for the old man aches and pains.

Tony BSwift for the Hot water shower

Lorin and Butch for the tour of the "500". Also thanks Lorin for remembering the disc protector from last year.

Okie and all the people associated with pulling off an event as big as this.

Eddie and Aimee for putting up with JP so we didnt have to.

Smitty for letting RahRah hook up with you in the team HS. He had a BLAST.

Kiwi, Bundy, Zio, Thumbs, Scar, Farmer John, and all you other SoCal boys for the laughs and the conversation.

Firecracker, Natalie, Jenny, Bratt, Aimee, Nikki, Hot Pants, Scooter and all you other ladies for putting up with us and improving the scenery ALOT.

The Michigan Mafia for all the good KTM advice and the tour of the big KTM rig. Way cool.

Shiftless, Scooter, Crispy for not killing Timr and me after the "fight"

All the vendors for the give aways.

CAL, Lonnie, Darby for letting us take over your campsite

A big blanket thank you to everyone for making this another week to remember. It is about bikes and riding but after you have been to one its more about friends and family. They just keep getting better.