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frenchy750
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 Posted December 11th, 2011 09:23 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Hello All,

I'm 42, just bought my first dirt bike (2005 CRF 450x) last season after 25+years of road riding. I took the bike to AS Racing for some work, and the owner recommended USDR to me.

I am considering trying a race, though I have never raced a dirt bike before. My last race was on a mountain bike about 25 years ago.

Am I out of my mind?

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
atrain
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 Posted December 11th, 2011 12:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Paul at AS Racing is a great guy and does great work. And it helps that you picked the best bike on the market!!!

USDR is a great series to get started in racing because the courses are fun, not extremely difficult and have short loops so that you are able to come through pits multiple times. Great place to start racing.

Anthony Vasquez Open Expert

AV Racing
   
intmid8tr3
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 Posted December 11th, 2011 05:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
never toooo old. i just started racing again after a 30 year lay off and i am having more fun than ever. Paul at ASR has my bike dialed in. motor and suspension is 2nd to none!!!
Steve Harper
Thanks to AS RACING for all their help!! You guys are the BEST out there
Thanks to JR, Pat and Bryan at KK Motorcycle Supply for all your support and Tires!
2005 CRF 250x
2012 16R
2011 14R
2010 45R
   
gjslick
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 Posted December 11th, 2011 07:40 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
This is the best racing series you can choose for getting back into racing...USDR is a fun for all program with some of the greatest people in off-road...Dave and Erek will answer any questions and get you all hooked up with your membership and numbers...The AS Racing team will help you with pit support so look us up,we are always there the whole weekend...Hope to see ya out there...

Greg...Slick

Greg Johnston
8R exp...USDR
M40x exp...D-37
AS RACING/TorcoOils/Dunlop
   
walkmnn
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 Posted December 12th, 2011 08:12 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Frenchy 750,
Yes, USDR is a great series to race. I'm 42 as well and enjoy the sreies. This will be my 3rd season racing this series and I never raced before. AS Racing is the best place to take a bike for work. Paul does work for many of the USDR riders so he knows how to set up a bike for desert racing and just riding for fun. Steve's bike is second to none because mine is FIRST to none. Also go to CRFers.com for ride information and any technical help you may need.
Hope to see you out there
Rob.....Walkmnn

Thank you AS RACING / Bullet Proof Designs / EMERGEN-C
2004 CRF 250x
2011 306x
   
Bartel
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 Posted December 12th, 2011 10:01 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
wecome to the fun... great place to start. My only advice is remeber its your first race. and dont try to kill yourself out there. When ever i bring out a new guy they try to overall their first race. take it easy so you see how things go.

anyway you will have a blast out here racing with us.

15v
2006 CRF450X
High Desert Hounds
"In order to finish first. You must first finish!"
   
frenchy750
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 Posted December 12th, 2011 11:27 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Thanks to all for your encouragement! I really do believe I will attempt the Gorman round as a beginner's beginner.

I will not be fast. I will not do well, but I will do my best to finish and most importantly have fun. I have no delusions of being good whatsoever, so if I finish, I win, at least in my mind. There's plenty of time to get good at this...

So, from what I gather, I need to fill out the Comp license form, and the Race Entry form, right? I read through the new racer FAQ, and it seems fairly self explanatory.

Is there anything else I should know beforehand?

Thanks again!

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
KUDLA 21
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 Posted December 12th, 2011 12:57 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
sounds like AS Racing has the USDR message board on their "instant cue"

USDR is a GREAT place to start. It is easy and straight forward to get into.

Step 1 - go to www.moto-tally.com/usdr and go to Online Registration. There just put your name in and follow directions for a new racer.

OR you can fill out the form and mail or fax it in. but the online registration is the fastest and easiest way.

Step 2 - ENTER - there are a few options for this

- go to www.moto-tally.com/usdr and sign up for the ENTIRE season now saving you $90 for the year

- wait until January 1st for the online pre registration to open for round 1

- print out and mail/fax in an entry form from the web site

For Racing you will need to have a registered bike (green/red sticker, license plate or out of state registration) with a Spark Arrestor.

COME PREPARED!
Bring a case of water ($4 at the local grocery store) and some snacks at the very least.
Bring the basic tools. And GAS of course

COME EARLY
Nothing worse then being new and not know whats going on and have only 10 minutes to figure it out!

INTRODUCE YOURSELF
USDR is very family oriented and we are all here to have a great time together. Come by, say hi, and we will get you started!

Thanks for your interest in the series and hope to see you at Round 1! feel free to ask anything else you might want to know... as you see everyone is very anxious to help you out (especailly those affiliated with AS Racing )


Erek Kudla
USDR Event Coordinator

USDR EVENT COORDINATOR

EREK KUDLA

2 TIME USDR OPEN CHAMPION

3 BROS KTM, FLEXX CO., GPR, DIRT DIGITS, MOOSE RACING, DIRT TRICKS, BULLET PROOF DESIGNS, ENDURO ENGINEERING
   
intmid8tr3
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 Posted December 12th, 2011 05:41 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
he wants to know about pavement and the 80% thingy.....
Steve Harper
Thanks to AS RACING for all their help!! You guys are the BEST out there
Thanks to JR, Pat and Bryan at KK Motorcycle Supply for all your support and Tires!
2005 CRF 250x
2012 16R
2011 14R
2010 45R
   
KUDLA 21
KUDLA 1

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 Posted December 12th, 2011 06:17 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I keep telling you... I'm looking for some where with pavement so that I can put an EMT there to scrape you off of it when you go down AND the percentages will be explained when its all set up. PLUS I explained it several times in that post before so...
USDR EVENT COORDINATOR

EREK KUDLA

2 TIME USDR OPEN CHAMPION

3 BROS KTM, FLEXX CO., GPR, DIRT DIGITS, MOOSE RACING, DIRT TRICKS, BULLET PROOF DESIGNS, ENDURO ENGINEERING
   
intmid8tr3
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 Posted December 12th, 2011 06:20 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
keeping u on ur toes
Steve Harper
Thanks to AS RACING for all their help!! You guys are the BEST out there
Thanks to JR, Pat and Bryan at KK Motorcycle Supply for all your support and Tires!
2005 CRF 250x
2012 16R
2011 14R
2010 45R
   
Harper27
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Registered: Jan 2011
 Posted December 13th, 2011 12:09 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
USDR is a great series! I'm 30 and have never raced desert before, always just rode for fun. Now I get to race AND HAVE FUN! See ya out there-
Bring the rain!
-Harper
2011- 300x
2012- 2x

AS Racing, IMS, Cycra, Decal Works, Rite Performance Suspension and High Desert Chiropractic
   
cptnandre
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 Posted December 13th, 2011 01:35 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Same story here, I'm 30 and been racing for three years. An organization like the USDR provides a friendly racing atmosphere where you can be as competitive as you are able, starting you at a level playing field shows us that everyone is aknowledged and treated as racers. I've raced with the other guys, found the USDR, and I'm not looking back!
   
frenchy750
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 Posted December 26th, 2011 10:20 AM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Well, I'm in! Signed up as a beginner Senior 1 (SENIOR?!??! UGH!) and will register for the Gorman February race when registration opens on Jan 4th.

Thanks to work, I can only race on Saturday though, I assume that's OK?

Don't worry, I'll be the slow guy that makes everyone else feel faster. I'm OK with that!

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and having some fun!

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
alamojimmy
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 Posted December 26th, 2011 12:03 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
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frenchy750 wrote:
Well, I'm in! Signed up as a beginner Senior 1 (SENIOR?!??! UGH!) and will register for the Gorman February race when registration opens on Jan 4th.

Thanks to work, I can only race on Saturday though, I assume that's OK?

Don't worry, I'll be the slow guy that makes everyone else feel faster. I'm OK with that!

Looking forward to meeting some new friends and having some fun!


I know everyone here will be glad to have you racing with us.

I want to let you know though, that the race day has yet to be determined. Nobody knows for sure, not even the organizers otherwise we would know, what day each race will happen. I am hoping that we do race 1, race 2 and kids all on Saturday but, as I said nobody knows for sure. If you stay on the boards here you will know once the schedule of events comes out. Just so you know, you will be racing in Race 1. Good luck and have fun. All of the people in this series are good people. Hope to see you out there.

Jimmy Gray
31V-2012
CRF450X
High Desert Hounds
   
frenchy750
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 Posted December 26th, 2011 04:28 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
OK, that's fine. If this one doesn't work out for some reason, the next one will... or the one after that.

Though I hope this one does, it sounds fun to me!

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
KUDLA 21
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 Posted December 27th, 2011 02:48 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
All the series information as far as scheduling, formats, payouts and awards will be posted next week after the new year.

Thanks for signing up and make sure to check out the "bike number list" thread for your numbers!


USDR EVENT COORDINATOR

EREK KUDLA

2 TIME USDR OPEN CHAMPION

3 BROS KTM, FLEXX CO., GPR, DIRT DIGITS, MOOSE RACING, DIRT TRICKS, BULLET PROOF DESIGNS, ENDURO ENGINEERING
   
frenchy750
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 Posted December 27th, 2011 11:25 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
502S! My favorite number of all time!

YEE HAA!!!

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frenchy750
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 Posted February 6th, 2012 05:39 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Well, I did it! Raced my first ever race, and actually finished it! No matter that I was 87th out of 107, the point is I got through it, didn't hold anyone else up (obviously) learned a ton and most importantly had a LOT of fun!



Thanks to USDR for putting on such a fun event!

I will do my best to be at Round Two in March. Got my eye on a Top 80 finish next time, so look out!

See y'all there!


(Edited by frenchy750)

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
gjslick
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 Posted February 6th, 2012 07:18 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Congratulations frenchy on finishing your first race and most of all having fun doing it...Welcome to the wonderful world of racing haha...Hope you make it out to round two but definitely don't miss round 3 because that's where we will be back in the desert part of the series(my favorite)...USDR is pretty cool huh..

Greg...Slick

Greg Johnston
8R exp...USDR
M40x exp...D-37
AS RACING/TorcoOils/Dunlop
   
alamojimmy
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 Posted February 7th, 2012 06:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Quote:
frenchy750 wrote:
Well, I did it! Raced my first ever race, and actually finished it! No matter that I was 87th out of 107, the point is I got through it, didn't hold anyone else up (obviously) learned a ton and most importantly had a LOT of fun!



Thanks to USDR for putting on such a fun event!

I will do my best to be at Round Two in March. Got my eye on a Top 80 finish next time, so look out!

See y'all there!


(Edited by frenchy750)


Well you are already ahead of me on the power curve. My first ever race was a big mess that my friends (I use that term losely) still make fun of me over. I'll tell ya all about it at round 2. Great job man. Welcome to a great series with great people.

Jimmy Gray
31V-2012
CRF450X
High Desert Hounds
   
alamojimmy
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 Posted February 7th, 2012 06:26 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Quote:
frenchy750 wrote:
Well, I did it! Raced my first ever race, and actually finished it! No matter that I was 87th out of 107, the point is I got through it, didn't hold anyone else up (obviously) learned a ton and most importantly had a LOT of fun!



Thanks to USDR for putting on such a fun event!

I will do my best to be at Round Two in March. Got my eye on a Top 80 finish next time, so look out!

See y'all there!


(Edited by frenchy750)


Well you are already ahead of me on the power curve. My first ever race was a big mess that my friends (I use that term losely) still make fun of me over. I'll tell ya all about it at round 2. Great job man. Welcome to a great series with great people.

Jimmy Gray
31V-2012
CRF450X
High Desert Hounds
   
frenchy750
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 Posted February 28th, 2012 03:54 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
We'll be at Round 2, most likely bringing the toy hauler and camping there.



The Frenchy Flag will be flying, so if you see it, stop on over and say hi. Always up to meet new people and make new friends!

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
intmid8tr3
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 Posted February 28th, 2012 05:15 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
the AS RACING crew will track you down!!! And "S" is for STYLING!!!!!
Steve Harper
Thanks to AS RACING for all their help!! You guys are the BEST out there
Thanks to JR, Pat and Bryan at KK Motorcycle Supply for all your support and Tires!
2005 CRF 250x
2012 16R
2011 14R
2010 45R
   
frenchy750
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 Posted February 28th, 2012 08:43 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
In the interest of shameless self promotion, and since Erek evidently found it and posted it on Facebook already (thankfully he liked it!) here is a little video I made about my experience as a first time racer in the awesome US Desert Racing series!



More to come after Round 2!

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USDR 502S - Yes the 'S' stands for SLOW!
   
EWC
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 Posted February 28th, 2012 09:03 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
Great vid! Can't wait for "deuxième partie".



2012 5s
   
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 Posted February 28th, 2012 09:03 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
its AWESOME! Next time try and edit out the "bad" language so we can post it on the main site. Its a family thing so we need to keep it classy

I actually used to make all the videos for the series but now that I'm a little busy during the races I really haven't been able to.

This is a GREAT video showing what its like to get out there and race for the first time. If you could do a quick bleep or something in that one spot I'll put in on the main site.

Thanks! And great vid!

USDR EVENT COORDINATOR

EREK KUDLA

2 TIME USDR OPEN CHAMPION

3 BROS KTM, FLEXX CO., GPR, DIRT DIGITS, MOOSE RACING, DIRT TRICKS, BULLET PROOF DESIGNS, ENDURO ENGINEERING
   
KUDLA 21
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 Posted February 28th, 2012 10:16 PM   IP           Reply with quote Edit Post Delete post
I can teach you how to put those graphics on to... I end up doing it almost once a month...

but I've watched this thing like 5 times already and its GREAT

USDR EVENT COORDINATOR

EREK KUDLA

2 TIME USDR OPEN CHAMPION

3 BROS KTM, FLEXX CO., GPR, DIRT DIGITS, MOOSE RACING, DIRT TRICKS, BULLET PROOF DESIGNS, ENDURO ENGINEERING
   



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