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Old 07-28-2021, 07:58 AM   #16
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Old 07-28-2021, 08:00 AM   #17
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70 is the new 60 and bought a new KTM 890 Adventure R
You don't stop riding when you get old. You get old when you stop riding, aight?
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Old 07-28-2021, 02:26 PM   #18
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Way to go Norm!

Norm,

Really cool that you're back at it. There is no way to replace the true racing experience, regardless of how many track days or other riding you do.

Many of us have had those "life happens" lulls with our racing, and it's always fun when you can prep the bike, suit up, and line up on the grid again. I LOVE IT, and I can truly relate to your post.

I have joined the 60 club this year (I'm still amazed), and I'm so happy to be pursuing this racing game. So many great people, experiences, and accomplishments in this pursuit. Good to know others are still at it, at this age. We clearly aren't our grandfathers generation, to be sure!

I raced at Laguna Seca both of the last 2 years with AHRMA and it was a great event. The weekend this year had EVERYTHING in store for me...ups and downs that all ended great. I hope your weekend was all fun and positive and I hope to meet you at the AFM round on September 10/11. Coincidentally, I'm number #68, and I always pit on the RV pads. Look me up if you have a moment.

This post made my day...
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Old 07-28-2021, 02:37 PM   #19
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Norm,

Really cool that you're back at it. There is no way to replace the true racing experience, regardless of how many track days or other riding you do.

Many of us have had those "life happens" lulls with our racing, and it's always fun when you can prep the bike, suit up, and line up on the grid again. I LOVE IT, and I can truly relate to your post.

I have joined the 60 club this year (I'm still amazed), and I'm so happy to be pursuing this racing game. So many great people, experiences, and accomplishments in this pursuit. Good to know others are still at it, at this age. We clearly aren't our grandfathers generation, to be sure!

I raced at Laguna Seca both of the last 2 years with AHRMA and it was a great event. The weekend this year had EVERYTHING in store for me...ups and downs that all ended great. I hope your weekend was all fun and positive and I hope to meet you at the AFM round on September 10/11. Coincidentally, I'm number #68, and I always pit on the RV pads. Look me up if you have a moment.

This post made my day...
Will do, see ya there!
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Old 08-24-2021, 03:15 PM   #20
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I'm 64, started at 42, got my license at B/W with AFM on a '76 750 Triumph.
Raced with AHRMA for 10 years, took a break for 8.
Went back to see if I still liked it or if it was time to sell everything.
Did AHRMA Big Willow, had more fun then ever. It was like i never left.
Saw a bunch of my "race friends"
Did AHRMA Utah Motorsports a few months later. Too technical , too rusty.
Just did the practice day and spent the weekend riding my scooter around enjoying myself.
I'm ready for 2022 when it cools off a bit, will do some trackdays to blow the cobwebs away.
Even bought back the Triumph after 11 years as the Superbike Class is really fun but I'm out to have fun.
So , may ride them both, may ride one.
People seem to enjoy the Z1 so it will make the trip.
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Old 08-24-2021, 04:10 PM   #21
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I'm 64, started at 42, got my license at B/W with AFM on a '76 750 Triumph.
Raced with AHRMA for 10 years, took a break for 8.
Went back to see if I still liked it or if it was time to sell everything.
Did AHRMA Big Willow, had more fun then ever. It was like i never left.
Saw a bunch of my "race friends"
Did AHRMA Utah Motorsports a few months later. Too technical , too rusty.
Just did the practice day and spent the weekend riding my scooter around enjoying myself.
I'm ready for 2022 when it cools off a bit, will do some trackdays to blow the cobwebs away.
Even bought back the Triumph after 11 years as the Superbike Class is really fun but I'm out to have fun.
So , may ride them both, may ride one.
People seem to enjoy the Z1 so it will make the trip.
That's good stuff right there, mate! For 2022 one of my goals is to race with AHRMA 2 or 3 times out here on the west coast and then make the Barber weekend with them. Especially look forward to spending a couple of days touring the museum there. Keep the shiny side up my friend!
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Old 08-24-2021, 05:30 PM   #22
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I'm 64, started at 42, got my license at B/W with AFM on a '76 750 Triumph.
Raced with AHRMA for 10 years, took a break for 8.
Went back to see if I still liked it or if it was time to sell everything.
Did AHRMA Big Willow, had more fun then ever. It was like i never left.
Saw a bunch of my "race friends"
Did AHRMA Utah Motorsports a few months later. Too technical , too rusty.
Just did the practice day and spent the weekend riding my scooter around enjoying myself.
I'm ready for 2022 when it cools off a bit, will do some trackdays to blow the cobwebs away.
Even bought back the Triumph after 11 years as the Superbike Class is really fun but I'm out to have fun.
So , may ride them both, may ride one.
People seem to enjoy the Z1 so it will make the trip.
Pictures of the Norton please!
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:42 PM   #23
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My AHRMA champ friend is on my rear to come out.
Modern twins because of a knee that won’t bend.

Sounds good but still am 140% engaged in doing my biz thing and already so challenged to even find time to ride let alone prep and race.

Love to be side by side in the pits with my Palo Alto brother but....need to retire to race and that is a few years away.

He told me about a dude that broke his cherry at 69 and rocked it.
That gives me a few years.
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QUOTE=bikewanker;10802150]Pictures of the Norton please![/QUOTE]

The regular garages at Miller Utah are NASCAR type. One communal building with painted limit lines so the Norton was photo bombing from next door.
That’s how Norton’s roll.
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Old 08-25-2021, 04:28 AM   #25
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My AHRMA champ friend is on my rear to come out.
Modern twins because of a knee that won’t bend.

Sounds good but still am 140% engaged in doing my biz thing and already so challenged to even find time to ride let alone prep and race.

Love to be side by side in the pits with my Palo Alto brother but....need to retire to race and that is a few years away.

He told me about a dude that broke his cherry at 69 and rocked it.
That gives me a few years.
We’ll wait !
Like any club race there is a percentage out there that in their minds are competing for the World Championship of the World. A number of us are there to enjoy our bikes, have fun talking to other people and finally enjoy the fruits of our labors.

Half of it is talking to the spectators about projects they have going at home, giving tips.
I had another monster size dude try my leathers on once in Colorado once that Zooni made for me as he was faced with the same issue I was. Getting somebody to kill two cows to make 1 set of leathers.
Fun times.
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Old 08-30-2021, 02:52 PM   #26
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Hey Norm,

52 here and trying to catch up.
Truly inspired by your success. Hope this lifestyle last us all a very long time.

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