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What happened to the place?

MX-727

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#46
Been quite a while for me too. Same deal, life, kids grew up (Haley is 26!). Still have the same 2002 YZ250. Just never saw any reason to get a new bike. Eric and Jeremy had done my mods. 2-stroke evolution died and I just wasn't a fan of starting over with a 4-stroke. Kind of getting the bug to ride more. Found some guys at work that ride and might even get a new bike. I guess once every 17 years isn't too often.

Fond memories of DW and Cooperland. My bike still has DRN stickers. Glad my account and avatar are still intact. _BGRIN_

Glad to see so many names and avatars that I remember. I remember when if you didn't spend a couple hours here throughout the day, you had zero chance of keeping up.
 

LoriKTM

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#47
Wow, I can't believe that my login still works, and better yet I still remember my password!

Remember, we don't stop playing because we get old...we get old because we stop playing, --George Bernard Shaw

Namibia, Africa. September 2018. Go out and get some!
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#48
Damn Lori tha's a way cool pic. That's a long way from Dirtweeek at Casey :-)
 

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Someone mentioned my old username on Facebook the other day and it made me want to check in. I haven’t ridden since around 2011, but my three year old has recently started asking about a bike so I’m hoping I can use it as an excuse to get us both something to ride.

I ran in to Ivan about a year or so ago at a Zaxby’s and it was like going back in time. I can say that (for better or worse) DRN helped shape me into who I am today. I will always hold on to those memories and relationships as a very special part of my life.
 
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wrench

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#50
WoWza .. I haven't been here in a minute or two... even had to reset my password! LOL
I saw some sad news on Fb that caused me to come on over and check in.
Strange not to see a "flame board" _OMG_
I clicked on the "oldschool" link maybe that's why?

RIP Pokie
 
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#52
There are a lot of people at thumper talk, this one seems more layed back, if someone could sneek some over, then this room will fill up...
 
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#54
If thumpertalk had never opened up to 2 strokers then dirtrider wouldn't of lost as much activity as it has. But still overall the amount of all forums activity has been going down with the economy.
Yeup, Hopefully the economy snaps back into shape, just need to educate people about the good thing called capitalism, yeup its not perfect, but it beats the alternative, too bad the schools are preaching the bad stuff....
 

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#55
Wow I can believe this stretched out for 2 years. Still haven't been out on the dirt bike in like 6 years now. Pretty much stopped once my son went into the Air Force. Between work, going back to school and working on my old car all the motorcycles have been neglected.
 
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#56
Life is crazy. Someone just linked a thread from 04 to a facebook group (KTMtalk) I'm in. Still ride when I can, but can't every weekend like I used to. I get 1 to 2 rides a month usually. Did a lap around Barnwell last weekend on the 300. Wife rides as well, but she is laid up with a shoulder injury at the moment. Still race an enduro or two here and there. Have not been here in a while. The majority of the forums I was on don't see a lot of traffic.
 

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#57
About what happened to this place? Okie listed a bunch of things....... I don't know what he was talking about, I just got stuck on the word old. _BGRIN_

My goal this year is to participate in a race. I am riding my bicycle to try to get in shape and I first hope to just finish a race. I love motorcycles and no one can ever take that away from me.
 
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#58
I turned 61 this past Saturday. I haven't been on a track in probably ten years but I still ride street and dual-sport. Commuting during the week, d-s riding on weekends.
 
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#59
reading you folks posts on this thread make me wish I had been here long before now. I used to be a member of a forum that I felt the same way about, when the founder passed I lost a very dear friend...... even though we had never met face to face. I can see those feelings in some of the posts here and that feeling of family is what makes a forum IMHO. I don't do facebook, twitter or any other social media so if you guy's and gal's will hang around and teach I for one will be here to listen and will pass it on to boot. I have 2 grandson's chomping at the bits as we speak.... uhhh, type.

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