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Old Jul 09, 2007, 01:38 PM
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Sometimes the same here,someone turns up,gets help and is often given spare parts and then never seen again despite their assurances that they want to come racing.
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Allan
so true, i gave a chap wheels tires swing arm bearing steering arm he did 3 meets then quit.
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Old Jul 09, 2007, 01:48 PM
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We had a fellow who always showed up with nothing but his bike and Tx. No fuel, no parts, no battery, no starter (or one with a dead battery ). He never did anything to repair or maintain his bike between races, so he'd bum everything from us, including parts. It got to where we really didn't like seeing him drive up on race day. He spent half the time he was driving talking on the cell phone to his fiance explaining where he was. When he eventually got married he quit coming.
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Old Jul 09, 2007, 03:00 PM
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I gave out a ton of parts at the last championship, but don't
mind. When i'm practicing at the local sea world people always
get really interested in wanting to purchase a bike and I tell
them all the trick and what not. Sometimes offer to help them
build the bike and most of the time, never hear from them again.
I guess it does take a specific type of person to become a
regular. I think you must ride a real bike to really get into the
little ones.

People always tell me they want to purchase a bike, but I normally
never hear from them again.
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Old Jul 09, 2007, 04:08 PM
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Wow, Steve, that's pretty bad. I guess you guys were better off losing him from the club. And Lorenzo, I think I'm an exception -- I've only been on a motorcycle twice, and as a passenger at that. But all of my friends (even my brother) own Harleys, Hardlys, or sport bikes. I think I'm the only one of all the guys I know that doesn't know how to ride. One of these days I'll take the MRE class...
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 06:03 AM
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People always tell me they want to purchase a bike, but I normally
never hear from them again.
Same here... LOL.
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Old Jul 11, 2007, 01:49 PM
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Anyway... back on thread just slightly.

Any of you guys making it across for the RC Bike Worlds in Italy at all?
Can't let the side down chaps, no one gonna defend the US honours???

So far I have had emails from a lot of countries after info, all much poorer than the US, Britain included, but we are all committed (or should be) and doing all we can to keep the RC bikes alive and in a good high profile with a positive image not just here but around the world.

Besides as parties go, you don't know what you are missing !
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 02:00 PM
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Iīm also very sad about that.
Is it really true that no one from the USA will take part at the biggest RC-Bike
event this year????
Come on guys I canīt believe it.
Team Germany will also take part with about 20 guys, and we will bring bavarian beer with!!! We will have a party you never forget!!
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 03:01 PM
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Is there not a biker that works for a US mag? That has to be worth covering in the mag for better exposer to the sport in the states.

Dez put something in the RRCI every month to do with the bikes and we keep getting a bigger following.
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 03:12 PM
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Well as the #1 ranked American Pilot, I regret that I can not defend my title this year..sniff sniff
Hopefully the Germans will host next year and I'll try to make it there..err here!!
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 05:33 PM
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Withamn69: That would be me -- I'm one of the editors or RC Car Action. I'm doing everything I can to get more coverage for the bikes, but there is already so much of the more lucrative car market that is queued up for press coverage, that it can be hard to get more in print. Purse strings are really tight, which is why I'm paying my own way even for the ROAR Nats, though I will be doing an article covering the 1/5-scale cars and bikes. They know I'm the go-to bike guy on staff, but a European trip is out of the question. However, I do have three articles lined up for print dealing with bikes -- two reviews and a project build-up. I'll give more info about them when I'm allowed to.

2007 has been good so far with my bike racing campaign -- I've picked up some good sponsors, and have had the results to make them happy. In this year's SoCal club and NATC racing, I've got 4 TQs, 3 wins, and a second with no DNFs. Okay, a lot of that has to do with the fact that speed-e isn't running bikes anymore, but I'm not complaining. I'm anxious to see how I fare against the guys in Washington next month, but what's more important for me is helping get the bike excitement going on the Nats level and further giving it nationwide exposure.

Lito Reyes
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