Monday, September 06, 2010

Been a while...

Its been a while since I've posted on here.

I just spent Labor Day weekend in Staples, MN (actually Browerville, 20? miles from Staples)  A motocross track there had a two day race weekend.  The original plan, was for Jade and Cole to go with me, but with the first day of school being Tuesday, Jade, after a lot of torn thinking, decided that she had better stay home to prepare for it.  I ended up going alone.

A track I had never been to (generally it takes me far too log to 'learn' a new track), so I rode as much as possible during the Saturday practice.  Saturday evening, I went to Brainerd and spent the night at Mother and Isa's.  After Isa made me breakfast on Sunday morning, I made my way back to the track for some racing.  Motocross is raced in a two race format...  meaning you race two races, they add up the scores to get the overall score.  Of course I was racing the the senior citiz...  err  I mean the Senior class (only people over 40 qualify to race in it)...  Although I was pretty un-impressed with my riding performance...  it was good enough to get a 1st in each moto, for...  yep, a first overall.

Sunday night, back to Brainerd for the night, had a nice evening chatting with Pauline and her husband, Ruthy, and I don't remember what the other young ladies name was...

Monday morning after another breakfast fit for a king made by Isa, I headed back to the track for the second day of racing.  The second day went better than the first (same finish, 1st place in each race) but my riding was much better (although it was nowhere near where I think it should be).

I had the option to either bring trophies or t-shirts home for winning the races, but I thought that Jade would like to see the trophies.  She put in a lot of hard thinking and considering before deciding that she couldn't go.  So I told her I was bringing a couple of presents home for her.

Photo's of the 'presents' are below (if I can figure out how to post a picture)


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

oops Didn't sign it...


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Thanks for posting. That was fast;
didn't expect it on yet today.

Enjoyed having you here, brought
back memories from way back. We did do some reminiscing and even had to call the Range to get some
answers. Shawn answered he phone and was able to answer them.

The "young" lady was Laura! Mom

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

congrats on winning in the old timers circuit.

Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

Laura would certainly qualify for a young lady!

Congratulations Charlie!! Proves us old folks are still capable of accomplishing things we set our minds to!


Kuoppala and Inlaws said...

You got it, anyone is capable of anything they set their mind to! heh I normally consider myself to be riding with the next faster class, but I was glad I hadn't made the switch yet. I took off at the same time as the other class, and most (not all) had a two straight-away lead on me by the time the race was over.

Hoping to be up there Oct 1st to race this track again. Until then I aim to do a lot of practicing on soft ground and ruts, to be up to the speed I think I should be at.

I'll make 'em go home crying next time :-D