What happened to the place?

splatt

Resident mental case
Sponsor
Dec 1, 2001
903
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Been away from here for quite a while only to come back and find a ghost town. Where did everyone go?
 

Okiewan

Admin
Dec 31, 1969
29,358
625
Republic of Texas
Let's see.... Life, facebook, instagram, twitter, work, age, corporate mega-sites?
Where'd you go?

Nice to see an "old" name!
 

splatt

Resident mental case
Sponsor
Dec 1, 2001
903
6
I pretty much stopped riding dirt bikes and went to the street. So much easier to hop on the bike in the driveway and ride rather than load up and drive 40 miles to ride. I'll get back to the dirt soon.
 

truespode

Moderator / Wheelie King
Jun 30, 1999
7,899
219
Life, kids and other social media outlets that people prefer to argue without moderation I guess :)

I miss the good ol days but the only constant in life is change.

Glad this place is still up and running if only for historical reasons. DRN still has a vast amount of technical knowledge from past threads that can help people out.

Ivan
 

RM_guy

Moderator /
Damn Yankees
Nov 21, 2000
6,881
129
Glad to see there is still some activity around here. I don't ride as much as I used to but when I do I really suck wind! Was out yesterday and was too sore to walk after only an hour on the bike. I keep telling myself that I just need to ride more but my body is falling apart. I won't stop though!!
 

Rich Rohrich

Moderator / BioHazard
Jul 27, 1999
22,773
570
Chicago
Getting a trials bike has allowed me to ride even on days when my parts are too beat up to handle an MX bike. Plus crashing at 3 mph seems to hurt a lot less.
 

RM_guy

Moderator /
Damn Yankees
Nov 21, 2000
6,881
129
Yeah, I went from MX to strictly trail riding but a slower trials bike is looking pretty good, although 3 mph sound a bit aggressive doesn't it? _BGRIN_
 

Rich Rohrich

Moderator / BioHazard
Jul 27, 1999
22,773
570
Chicago
The speed freak in me has been tough to tame. LOL
 

mx547

Ortho doc's wet dream
Nov 24, 2000
4,769
69
I retired from motocross in '08. It was not intentional, it just worked out that way because of injuries, job loss, etc.

I have a street bike and a dual-sport bike. I ride somewhere between 13k and 26k miles per year. I'm currently at about 21k so far this year. I very much prefer dual-sport over strictly street. I still have my mx bike. It looks good setting over in the corner of the garage.

I check in here about twice a month.
 

2stroke

Member
Nov 7, 2001
398
2
Ha. I havent been on here in a long time either! I have also been riding more street than dirt. I haven't been to a vintage race at all this season, for the first time in 16 years...all though it has more to do with my life situation than anything.
In the vintage world in the mid atlantic, there seems to be 2 trends...some clubs are allowing classes through the 90s.... afterall vintage is relative...everyone wants to ride what they rode when they were 16 and we are all getting older. And in the clubs who are not moving forward with the years, cross country has become bigger than mx.
 

Uchytil

Lifetime Sponsor
Jun 29, 2003
813
8
Was just thinking about this site I joined in 1999 under a different name. Then Okie allowed me to change it. At least I think it was 99, maybe 2000? Yeah, life happens. Still have my Dirtrider.net swingarm stickers unmolested. They won't fit on the 74.5 GP I have, lol. At 58 I still get goosebumps about riding and the Midwest VMX scene is pretty hot right now. Anyone is the Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, or Michigan area should check out some of the races. Even people coming in from Iowa, Minnesota, Ohio, etc. Always was a great site here. Sad to see all the hacking on this page though...
 

mxbundy

Sponsoring Member
Feb 16, 2001
696
6
Hemet, CA.
I stop in from time to time, see some familiar faces here and there.
Started a little company called Seatconcepts about 10 years back, keeps me busy, no time to ride!

Bundy
 

mx547

Ortho doc's wet dream
Nov 24, 2000
4,769
69
I dragged the old CR250 out of the corner of the garage last weekend. It probably hadn't been started in two years. I dumped in a splash of fresh gas and it started on about the eighth kick. I rode around the neighborhood, did a couple wheelies, and put it back in hibernation.

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Rich Rohrich

Moderator / BioHazard
Jul 27, 1999
22,773
570
Chicago
Wheelies in the neighborhood are fun no matter how long it's been.
 

BunduBasher

Boodoo-Bash-eRRR
Feb 9, 2000
2,450
2
Moved to Kansas - Crap place for dirtbikes. Had me a Venture V4 1300. Now I'm bikeless - can't afford a new one. Also got old! :)
 

mx547

Ortho doc's wet dream
Nov 24, 2000
4,769
69
Moved to Kansas - Crap place for dirtbikes. Had me a Venture V4 1300. Now I'm bikeless - can't afford a new one. Also got old! :)

Get a dual-sport and ride country roads. I do a lot of that here in Oklahoma and occasionally even venture up into Kansas.
 

IndyMX

Crash Test Dummy
Sponsor
Jul 18, 2006
5,547
2
Amo, IN
First time I have logged in here in a long time. I was also caught up in the other social media sites. As of about 3 weeks ago though, I have removed myself from all of them. (I still have a dormant twitter just to test things for a website I manage.)

As for riding, nope, no more dirt for me. As many of you who were connected with me on Facebook know, I traded my old CRF450 for a vintage flat track bike a few years back and restored it. Then I promptly sold it for a wad of cash to finance a new camera and a couple other toys.

Now I have a nice spot in the country with a couple of acres and may eventually get a TTR or something similar to play with in the backyard. Until then, just waiting for warm weather to get out the old sled to go play on the backroads. 1977 KZ650... first need to put a clutch in it.

COMEON SPRING!!
 

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