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Considering that dates at NHIS seem to be slowly disappearing, any idea what you all might do if we lose any more? JohnnyB mentioned a limited modern effort and Aaron has the motard. I prefer vintage bikes in general and enjoy watching Joe Ruth and Zach racing modern but don't think it's for me.
Maybe it's a few more trips to Canada or down south for me if it comes to that. Anybody think about what they might do next (if it comes to that)?
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I really enjoy vintage as well. I would run Summit Point and Beaver Run if you need more races. Its not too far and I think you'll like the tracks and people. I still want to ride vintage but I'm really in to jumping right now. Get an xr100 and race my NHF minicross track. I have a beacon so you can work on your lap times.

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Configure a new club as mentioned previously or is it mostly a matter of scheduling for track time? I hope vintage doesn't go away anytime soon, I just started dammit. I do think the USCRA needs to continue to add newer classes similar to other organizations.
Being a weekend warrior with a young family doesn't really support traveling far for vintage races, so local races are pretty much the only option for me at this time.
Ultimately, I may have to start poking around in the woods doing scrambles and/or enduros.
I'm going to start a rumor about a new track in Tamworth NH. Oh yeah, there really is one in the works. I've got about ten acres that is getting partially cleared soon and there absolutly will be some berms, whoops and table-tops configured with the Massey 50cc and 70cc and 100 cc classes to soon follow.

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JD and I went to VIR last spring. It's not that far. And Larry and Lou went to St. Eustacche, said it wasn;t too bad. VIR is a great track, too. Let's go in the spring
 

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i'd say travel around or get a cool dirtbike.... start jumping shit!!!

kinda hard for me to travel with a 2 year old and a kid on the way.

screw bikes.... skateboards are the way to go

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Shannonville is only 4 hours from me and that track they are running in Quebec is only about 3.5- 4 hours. So that's always possible. There are a couple of tracks in the works...that new one in Jersey is supposed to be a done deal. And the track in NH is still in the works as far as I know.
If NHIS had more competition it might free up some time and make them a little more receptive to more dates.
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Seems like we're already thinking it's winter. Fact is USCRA doesn't have enough races here.

What's a guy to do? The pewter run and Giro don't quite make it . . . but the facts are facts. We're going to turn into a , possibly, "relics of the past" on speed TV.

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Not sure what the issue is between the USCRA and NHIS. Both parties seem to be operating with decent intentions for the most part. We just want dates, they just want to make their money...both understandable. I suspect the problems might lie(lay) with the leadership of the LRRS not really caring for the vintage scene. And only griding a hundred or so bikes we don't really have the leverage to do anything about it.
Would be very cool if we had an old country track like Shannonville at our disposal. A place where there's not so much heat on us to bring in the dollars.
I'll just hang on to the last and run races with the USCRA while I can, maybe fill in the blank spots with another track.
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yeah, with wera it really seems the vintage guys are an afterthought. which is how id treat it. a few bikes, trophies, and all the work that goes into modern stuff. not to mention registrations, joining the club, etc etc etc....it seems its limited in returns. so to be honest, lrrs is probably doing the right thing. just staying away. becasue i think for the most part its a good will gesture. now im not complaining at all about wera. they treat us like any other racer in the club. very fairly. (they probably even cut us a little slack here and there) but its nice to run with a group that has very clear rules and follows them. the schedule is always on, its always the same, and you know exactly what to expect when you get there. now, the flip side, with the uscra is, you can get away with alot. bumping into classes you shouldnt, bumping down sometimes, tech over beers at 830 the night before. all very cool stuff. anyway, its really just an issue of louden having plenty of demand, and the uscra being too small. id bet also that nhis makes plenty of $$$$ without the uscra. but being a business, the smart thing is to make more and cut as many losses as possible and always look for more oppertunity. which is what it seems like theyre doing. blah blah blah....come race with wera at summit. and yes, vir is an awesome track and its really really nice. i cant wait to see whats up with those new garages next year.although it makes watching from the pits not so great.

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I think it's not unusual for clubs to go through cycles (no pun intended) of high and low membership and involvement. It sounds like USCRA is at a low point, and they're not in a position to ask for more time at Louden. I don't know, 'cause I'm on the 3 year plan of building my vintage road racer, maybe next season I'll be ready.
In the mean time, XR100 and YZ125 in the woods and on the ice this winter, with the occasional Flattrack race this fall.
Speaking of which, the 14th annual Dagostino Cup Race at Electric City Raceway, Schenectady, NY, Sunday, September 10th and the following Saturday, the 16th, will be the 2nd annual Aaron Creamer Memorial race at Square Deal Riders raceway near Binghamton, NY. Both of these tracks are fast 1/4 mile tracks, and the spectating should be awesome.
If the weather's good I plan to be there for both races, running in Vintage. If any of youse New Yorkers are around, come on over an say hello.

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