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Mikey69

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Well I started about 15 years ago with a Honda 110 ATC. I bought it to go deer hunting. I loved it but that is all I did with it was go hunting. My father-in-law got a Honda TRX 200 "The Turtle" it is called that cause it had a trunk that kinda resembled a turtle shell. My brother-in-law had just bought a Blaster from his cousin's boyfriend so I had to have a quad. It turns out that the same guy the boyfriend "now her husband" his dad had a Lakota 300 that he wanted to get rid of. I got it and have been in love with riding ever since. I bought my son a 1986 Honda TRX 70 for Christmas when he was 8 or 9. He was well out of that within a year or so and we found him a 2003 Polaris Predator which he loves. February 2006 I got a Suzuki LT250R and I love it but have been working on it more than riding it. My wife now rides the Lakota. It is a great family sport and we have some of the best times riding. I just wish we could get out more.

Trucks is an awesome show. I met Stacy a couple months ago at the Nashville Auto Show. He was great. I am a Ford guy too mostly. I have a 1994 Mustang GT I bought brand new. I am currently working on getting it back to perfect. I had a 1970 Mustang Mach 1 when I was 18 "man I wish I had that car back".

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It doesn't matter if you ride at 10MPH or 100MPH, as long as YOU are having fun. Stay within your abilities. I push myself most of the time, but I do spend some time on my back as well.

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Yeah...but the thing is, you most likely can roost my butt coming off the trailer :aargh:

LOL!

-TD

It doesn't matter if you ride at 10MPH or 100MPH, as long as YOU are having fun. Stay within your abilities. I push myself most of the time, but I do spend some time on my back as well.

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That's why I'm the "Slug Rider", Herr 'bot ;)

My fellow club members are cool for the most part.

They know I like to tool around, and they just wait for me after they're done mashin' their throttles.

And, if I think I'm in over my head, especially on mountain climbs, I carry this really big red flag that says "HELP" in Sanskrit.....

Tom D

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Nice, I usually wait for everyone anywhere there is a fork in the trail or a chance of going the wrong way. I'm always in front so I always find the obstacles for everyone else. So I'll wait and point them out so no one gets hurt.

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Nice, I usually wait for everyone anywhere there is a fork in the trail or a chance of going the wrong way. I'm always in front so I always find the obstacles for everyone else. So I'll wait and point them out so no one gets hurt.

Yep...that's how my clubs do it too....someone usually waits at a fork or tight turn....or have a "trail rear" who takes up the back of the pack and who knows the trails....

It's all good......I've met many great people over the past 1 1/2 years.....there's that 1-2% that are idiots...but we just run them over...me...I do it slowly...LOL!....just kidding....

-TD

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yea I started about 6 or 7 on minibikes but was already driving harvest (the big JDs) in South Dakota so the minibikes were just kinda what we call pitbikes now....they were just fun.......it evolved from there I think.....

BTW this is an actual current picture of me. Yea I know I should moisturize more...

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Well I started about 15 years ago with a Honda 110 ATC. I bought it to go deer hunting. I loved it but that is all I did with it was go hunting. My father-in-law got a Honda TRX 200 "The Turtle" it is called that cause it had a trunk that kinda resembled a turtle shell. My brother-in-law had just bought a Blaster from his cousin's boyfriend so I had to have a quad. It turns out that the same guy the boyfriend "now her husband" his dad had a Lakota 300 that he wanted to get rid of. I got it and have been in love with riding ever since. I bought my son a 1986 Honda TRX 70 for Christmas when he was 8 or 9. He was well out of that within a year or so and we found him a 2003 Polaris Predator which he loves. February 2006 I got a Suzuki LT250R and I love it but have been working on it more than riding it. My wife now rides the Lakota. It is a great family sport and we have some of the best times riding. I just wish we could get out more.

Trucks is an awesome show. I met Stacy a couple months ago at the Nashville Auto Show. He was great. I am a Ford guy too mostly. I have a 1994 Mustang GT I bought brand new. I am currently working on getting it back to perfect. I had a 1970 Mustang Mach 1 when I was 18 "man I wish I had that car back".

Here is a pic of me and Stacy:

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u so lucky you met him i dont see him on trucks anymore though:frown: you had a 1970 mach1 very nice,, wat color was it??

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Growing up in "suburbia" (50 miles NW of New York city), and anal parents, I never really had the opportunity for any type of off-roading.....a BMX bike here and there with small mounds on abandoned property, but that was maybe 3 times tops.....

Well, at the ripe old age of 44, my photography mentor emailed me one snowy day in January of 2007 and asked if I wanted to go riding with him. I knew he rode quads....he has a Kodiak 450 in his garage...

No sooner did I read the last sentence of that email did I hit reply with a "HELL YEAH!!!!"

Wound up doing a 4 hour ride on his son's 250 Ozark (SRA, manual) and the bug bit me......

The following week, I found a local club, and they advised me to get the '07 Kawi Brute Force 650 4x4i with ITP TerraCross tires....

Took delivery of that puppy in February '07.....WAHOO!!!!!

Since then, I've joined 4 local clubs (lot of member overlap).

I also found out, and the NY members can commiserate, that NY SUCKS for ATV'ers....but we get by with what we have.....

We maintain our trails, as well as volunteer for multi-county charity/volunteer work. Hopefully with the current legislature on the table will improve things....

Don't have all that many miles/hours on the quad, but get out when I can.

As we all know, gas prices are affecting some of us.....

It costs me close to $120 every time I want to ride with the upstate club (120 mile round trip....2 car tanks of gas...quad tank and 5 gal. can...trail fee), so I probably won't be riding much this summer if gas prices don't improve...GRRRRR!!!!!!

Anyhoo...that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!!!!!

Tom "Slug Rider" D

were in new york do you live i have been looking for clubs but cant find a single one..

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were in new york do you live i have been looking for clubs but cant find a single one..

Highland Mills...Orange County.....

Not too far from West Point...

Here are the clubs I belong to:

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They pretty much overlap each other....a couple of the clubs are for "locals" who live near each other.....

Tom D

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I started riding when I was 11, 1966. I had a Honda 50. Then in 1970 I got a Kawasaki 175. Then in 1974 got married and bought a street bike, Honda 750. In 1977 no more wife and bike. 1979 out of debt and went to 3 wheels. Yamaha Tri-moto 125 and got married again. 1980 1/2 not marred and bought Yamaha Tri-moto 225. 1985 moved to 4 wheels a Suzuki 230 sport. 1987 bought a Yamaha Warrior. 1993 got married to a great woman who loves to camp and ride. 1995 bought a Yamaha 225 Bear Tracker for my wife. 1997 bought a Honda Forman 450 for me. 2004 bought a Honda 250 quad for my son then in 2005 bought him the Honda 400EX. 2006 bought my wife, and me, a Rhino. And in 2007 bought me a Yamaha Wolverine 450. I still love to ride, just not a fast. We go every chance we get.

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Stacey is not on Trucks anymore he has his own show on Speed Channel called GEARZ. It was originally some burgundy color but I painted it black.

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What happens in the salon chair, stays in the salon chair?????

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww...................LOL!!!!!

Tom D

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I was pretty much born on an ATV. My dad would strap on the car set and we would ride all day and as soon as I was old enough to ride and could keep up with my dad I got my own bike and I have been riding since.

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salon chair? did someone tell you I won the lottery?[false] or that I work for Gene Simmons [true of course] if ya got it flaunt it ! yea someone told me that new moisturizer might have some odd side effects but they assured me it was "nothing that would make me stand out in a crowd."

VERVE you were born at the right moment dude! the only down side is that this is getting expensive....and the environazis haven't all moved to Russia yet, but we keep a positive attitude every day.......:wink:

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salon chair? did someone tell you I won the lottery?[false] or that I work for Gene Simmons [true of course] if ya got it flaunt it ! yea someone told me that new moisturizer might have some odd side effects but they assured me it was "nothing that would make me stand out in a crowd."

VERVE you were born at the right moment dude! the only down side is that this is getting expensive....and the environazis haven't all moved to Russia yet, but we keep a positive attitude every day.......:wink:

Well, I was just relaying what Madge told me when I was getting my nails done in Palmolive ™

:shock2:

Tom D

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