5/15/09 - We are trying something new with the
How well it goes
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ACTION: Consumer Product
Safety Commission (CPSC)
still has not rescinded
its' new ban on youth ATV's.
Just said they won't enforce it. Typical BS from Washington! Missouri
State Representative Tom Self has a great web site to
help fight this lunacy from Washington. Please go here and send a
letter to you elected representatives. They do all the work!
You just need to enter your address and press "Send Letter" to send a
letter to Congress: http://tomself.com/
Alert for this
. The Goal is
in Congress to amend
the "Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008" to provide an
exemption for certain off-highway vehicles.
5/22/09 - It's Official! Billy Burns
represent the U.S.
at the 2009 International
Way to go Billy! Billy will be riding for KTM. UPDATE: Here is the
AMA News announcement made July 2, 2009
John is asking people to show up at the Sqaw Valley field Wedensday 6/24 @
so we can get a work party together to get ready for the Club Field
6/27 & 6/28. Click
here for directions
We will also need a Work Party the following Wedensday 7/1 @ 5:30 PM
get ready for our race.
- Ken M. is ordering 100
Raffle Tickets and 50 stickers
from NYSORVA (New York State Off-Highway
Recreational Vehicle Association)
. Please see Ken to purchase them
and help support NYSORVA. Stickers are $2.00
Raffle Tickets will be $5.00, with $2.50 of that going to our club.
This years raffle prizes are (1) $1000.00 Cash Grand
Prize, (9) $100.00 Cash 2nd-10th Prize, (10) $20.00 Cash 11th-20th
20 Cash Prizes.
UPDATE 7/24: The Raffle Tickets & Stickers are in! See John at the
Thursday meeting to buy them. Click
If you can help the club sell 5 or 10 that would be great! And
remember, you can't win the $1000 unless you buy a ticket!
- Angies' Page is
Angie has started her regular web page about our club and members this
sure to check it out often.
7/2/09 - CPSC Youth ATV Ban &
Congressman Scott Murphy
Jeff W. (me)
was on the phone with Congressman Murphy's
office in Sarataoga today. Mary, very nice woman, suggested the Club
send Congressman Murphy a letter outlining the
problem with the CPSC ban and send in a petittion signed by club
members requesting action. We will be collection signatures...
7/2/09 - Incredible stunt done for
first time in motocross
Sinclair Lands First Double Backflip in Freestyle
Motocross Competition. Cam is not a club member but this video might
interest some club members click
- 2010 Husaburg Sneak Peek Video
Tim E. sent in this YouTube video link
on the new FS 570 Supermoto,
new 390 Enduro and new 450 FX Offroad bikes for the club to check out.
They all look great!
- Work Party Needed
John is asking people to show up at
get ready for our race
Wednesday 7/8 @ 5:30 PM
Riding of bikes please until AFTER work is done. Click here for
- Sport Bike Riding Clinic
- Jeff W. (me) recently met Rich
Kelly, who lives in our area and recently retired from
racing Super Bikes for Suzuki. Rich plans on becoming a racing
instructor and has an offer to do instruction at
California Superbike School
. I asked Rich if he might like to do a
"Sport Bike Riding Clinic" for some of our
club members if we had enough interest. He agreed it might be fun. He
even offered us his time and expertise for "no fee" for
this pilot program for the club this first time. Please email
or see me (Jeff W.) at the club meeting Thursday if you are
interested in doing this. Also let me know if there are any specific
topics of interest you would like covered if we do this. Rich
was initially thinking the performance aspects of sport bikes in
relation to street riding, including bike setup, but he is open
to ideas. Sounds like a great opportunity for our club
members, even if you don't ride a "sport" bike!
- Important Club Meeting Issues for our Race
At the 7/9/09 Club Meeting we had several important things discussed
the attention of Club Members as we approach our race events on 8/29
- The Town of Hoosick
the club that we do not
need a "Mass Gathering"
permit. John is asking all members to please come to
the Hoosick Town Hall meeting
Monday 7/13 @ 7PM
Bring your friends too! The Town Hall is at 80 Church Street -
Hoosick Falls UPDATE
7/13: Ken and John, and some other
members who attended the meeting, had a
friendly discussion with the Town Board and answered some questions and
they had. In short, the board was in
agreement the Club does not need to apply for a "Mass Gathering" permit.
- We are going to do a Work Party at Bugbee's Farm Every
Wednesday @ 5:30PM
race. Please come if you can.
is in good shape. No more
Wednesday work parties, but rather
a work party THURSDAY
nights around 5:00 or 5:30PM before the Club Meetings just to finish
UPDATE 8/22 Work Parties WILL be held this coming Wed. & Thurs. and
Friday members will be setting up. Come help!
- We need committee leaders for Cooking, Parking,
Sweepers & Scoring to make this easier for everyone. Volunteers??
- John still needs pictures for the kids T-shirt
& still has not received any. See John or email them to
New Pictures Added
Theresa M. has sent in some pictures she took
at the 2009 Field Meet. Click
If you have any pictures from this event you would like to send in
and we will add them. This also marks the
beginning of our new "Photo Albums
section to try and get Club photos
organized a little better. And who knows, we may
even try and get some vidoes on there!
Dillian G. Gets Mention on STS-Motorsports
Melissa M. saw this
and sent it in...
"B Overall is a total toss up with several young contenders in the
mix. Dillan Garmley was able to top Jonathon Girroir
and Justin Salo for the top amateur honors. Dillan placed a very
respectful 17th overall." ...way to go Dillian!
7/16/09 New Pictures Added
Ben and Kadley G. sent in some great
pictures from the 5/10/09
and they are
now in the Photo
section. It's clear by looking at the this section of the
site we have several members good with cameras.
Ty Kipp Reaches A/Expert
As Angie reported a few days ago on her
latest "Angies' Page", Ty Kipp's 2nd place finish
at the 7/12 CT State race pushes him to A/Expert! Way to go Ty! See
all our great young riders are doing...
At the 7/23 Club Meeting John reported he and Ryan
will be going over to the NETRA Competition
at the Crowne Plaza in Worcester, MA Friday 7/31
. John invited anyone
who wants to go and get involved in
the NETRA process. And if your
desire to get involved is not enough to get you to go there should be
free food for attendees.
Billy Burns Wins 200cc National Enduro Championship
the 7/23 Club Meeting Ryan reported Billy won the 200cc
National Enduro Champion with the points he won at the Foggy Mountain
National Enduro at Blain, PA 7/19, that makes two years
in a row for Billy. Ryan also finished 7th in "A Open" and 34th
overall at this race. Great job guys! Click
8/8/09 Daryl C's Letter to the
If you missed it in the Bennington Banner here is Daryl's
last month...thanks Brennan for sending that in!
8/8/09 Scott Phelps of Babcock Lake
going to Loretta Lynn's
Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn’s Ranch in
Hurricane Mills, Tenn. For the full story from
the Bennington Banner click here
8/13 Scott finished 18th
of 42 in the "Vet 35 Plus" class. Click
8/8/09 Keeping the Noise Down
& Ride bikes, Get Smart
would enjoy reading, the first is from Dirt Rider on "noise". Something
our sport must keep a handle on if we want to
keep racing and riding. Click
. I also just ran across this
and how it is the single
greatest threat to motorcycling. The other story is on how riding
makes you smart! The
8/8/09 STS-Motorsports Mentions
for Dillan Garmley & Sawyer Gosselin
Melissa M. saw this
and sent it in
"Dillan is making quite the name for himself this year with 3 B
overalls and now a ticket to the A class. Congrats
Dillan and we look forward to seeing what you can do in the Expert
ranks. ...The top three in the big wheel would play out
Sokol, McCullough, and Sawyer Gosselin." Read the full
. Way to go gentlemen!
8/8/09 Pictures Pictures
Pictures Added to Clubs Photo Albums Page
Alison sent in three
sets of photos from
recent races, Ivan sent a great shot of him and Marc at a recent
vintage race and I added some photos from the Clubs
Two-Day ride at Ivans farm last week, where we had a great turn out.
Thank You Ivan! Click
Billy Burns Endowment Fund Established
This has been in the
works for a few months
but it is now official, John
and Ken reported at the 8/6 Club Meeting Billy has funded a fund that
will be used to
support our young riders with a
$250 grant each year to the rider the club feels best deserves it, it
can be for riding
skills, good sportsmanship, how well they
represent the club or any other number of factors. So all you young
club members keep your eye on the
prize! Thanks to
for setting that up. Billy also now has his 2009 ISDE
T-shirts for sale to
support his upcoming (and very
expensive to do)
to the 2009 International
Portugal. Help Billy, buy those
8/10/09 New Pictures &
update from Indian Ridge
Theresa and John M. sent in some pictures
last weekend and Angie has an update on the weekend including
a shot of Billy taking the holeshot
! See Angies Page
8/11/09 Honda Ends U.S. Motorcycle
U.S. and all Honda motorcycles will be built at a giant plant in Japan.
Also see Autoline
Episodes 197 & 201
8/13/09 Orange County Choppers
We all love the internal combustion engine.
And it has
a lot of life left in it. But the electrics are coming! Not just in
cars, but motorcycles too. Wired.com has this story on the an
motorcycle O.C.C. built for Siemens
. Sorry Harley guys, no exhaust
to replace with a louder one so we can all hear
how "bad ass" you are. This follows some other electrics, including one from
, and the EV-0 RR
. And the
, a very
low noise bike.
Here is a cool
. Remember too, electric motors
have maximum torque at zero
hit the throttle and there is no wait for the engine to reach 7000 or
8000 RPM to get maximum power to the wheel...
8/22/09 JC Photography Link Added
, where many photos of club
races and members can be found. A link to that site has been added to
IMPORTANT!! Just One Week To The Stateline Hosted Race!! There
a Work Party Wednesday 8/26
at 5:30PM at Bugbee's Farm (click here for
directions), another one Thursday 8/27 before the club meeting and
some of the guys have taken the day off work to help get Bugbee's ready
for the race and get everything set up so we
can have a great event! If you are a Club Member please come and help
out. We need everybody's
help & attendance.
If you have not signed up for a job yet please contact John to do so.
case you missed it at the 8/27 Club Meeting, everybody's favorite
brought out a neat birthday cake Guiseppe's made for Scott and Marc's
birthday this week. Here
Upset at Southwick AMA
After Chad Reed got cross rutted and had a bad
crash 44 year old
"hometown" semi-retired John Dowd took 3rd place overall at Southwick
after taking 10th in heat 1 and an amazing 2nd
place in heat 2! It was 20 years since John was on the podium at
Southwick. Mathhew Goerke also had his first 1st AMA
Motocross win and won 1st place overall for the day, Matt was just
hired to be a factory rider for Yamaha to finish out this
season on blue. DirtRider
on Johns win & Pitpass has a Radio
IMPORTANT!! Clean Up Work Party!! There
a Work Party Wednesday 9/9 at
5:30PM at Bugbee's Farm
(click here for
directions) to finish cleaning
up from our race last weekend. Please bring some garbage bags from home
you can and just head out to the woods. It should not take long if we
have a lot of club members come out. Thank You!
9/3/09 Pictures from Our Race
Theresa. M sent in pictures
Thanks to all the Club Members who worked so hard before and during our
event to make it so much fun for everyone!
Thanks also to the Bugbee's for letting us use their land, the Hoosick
Rescue Squad and the Town of Hoosick!
9/4/09 The Eastwick Press Does
Steve Bradley of The Eastwick Press
and did a story on it. You can read Steve's
. Thank you Steve, hope you had a good time!
9/4/09 The "Club Store" is
can see what items the Club has for sale to help raise funds to support
Club & our goal to buy land someday. There's also now a new link on
page on the menu bar above, or click here
for some of its' motorcycles
lightning fast gear changes & fuel economy as good as or better
its' manual shift bikes. Could this be a prelude to Honda
cars with dual-clutch
, or even motorcross bikes? Time will tell. Honda
9/11/09 Donation Button for Billy
Burns ISDE Trip
was add next to Billys shirt on the "Club Store
who wants to make an online Donation (in any amount) to help support
Billy's trip to Portugal the first week in October.
9/11/09 AMA SuperCross at Toronto
March 13, 2010
At the 9/10 Club Meeting John mentioned the club
and do a trip to Toronto 3/13/09 for the AMA SuperCross
if there was enough interest, maybe even a bus trip. You will
need a Passport
Years, $75/renewal) or Enhanced
($30 for 8 years). Who's interested??
9/11/09 Non-Hare Scramble Pictures
to our Photo
, Ken M. sent in some pictures
just about Hare Scrambles, that we have a very diverse club. I know
many of our
members have more than just a few
bikes. Maybe it's time we add a section for some of the great bikes
our members own? Get those cameras out guys
and send in some pictures of those great bikes and we'll set that up!
9/12/09 Bear Creek Sportsman Pictures
Gary B. sent in some pictures
. The "BC
had a Cross Country race, a Trials competition and a Motocross last
weekend. Several club members participated.
10/5/09 Sad Club News
those of you who missed the last couple Club meetings, Norma Edelmann
past away. She
was one of the founders of Edelmann's
in 1967. The Club sent flowers.
10/5/09 JCH Photography Link added
Jeff Hockenberry attended our race in August, and many
other NETRA races. He is looking for feedback from racers on what kind
pictures you are looking for, how his prices
are, etc. You can check out his site here
10/5/09 Billy Burns is off to Portugal!
Should be there by now. Billy wanted to thank the Club for all their
web site, ISDE 2009 Live
, should offer live updates starting on the 12th! Go Billy! The
Club still has Billy's T-shirts
for sale if you want to buy one to help support him. Also still have
Club T-shirts, you can buy them at the Club meetings!
10/8/09 180 Classic Motorcycles Up For
Ryan sent this in, thought some of the club members
might want to
check it out. The
11/21/09 in Bridgewater,
10/17/09 Three Sets of Pictures Added
Theresa M. sent in three
great sets of pictures from Hard
, and Woods
! Be sure to check them all out, a lot of trophy's on those
10/17/09 Walt L. Picture Page Added
link to a story about his recent
racing adventure at the Bonneville Salt Flats. Click
. Hopefully Walt will keep the pictures coming...
UPDATE 10/20: More pictures added to Walts page from Ivans
10/22/09 Angie Working on New
Stateline Riders Sweat Shirts
Angie would like to do a limited
number of nice
club sweat shirts, maybe with hoods, John has a sign-up list at the
Thursday meeting. If you want one sign up!
10/22/09 Billy Returns With Silver
Billy attended the Club meeting tonight to tell us about
his trip to Portugal.
Billy was 2nd only to a French girl, who is actually paid to ride by
the French government. It appears French socialism
knows no bounds, but Billy said she was (besides looking like model)
amazing to watch ride none the less. Billy said
it was sandy and he only had a few issues with the bike, with the an
exhaust pipe blow out being one. Billy thanked
everyone for their support and said he was glad to be home, and to get
a cold glass of milk (he said they don't use ice
over there!) and some steaks. Billy also showed the helmet he wore
which bore the Stateline Riders logo. Hopefully
we'll get some pictures from Billy to add to the web site. Billy also
still has T-shirts too if you want one!
10/26/09 Ben Spies Wins FIM World
The three time AMA Superbike Winner won
championship, during his 1st FIM season and while riding on race tracks
has never rode on before, he also took 11
positions and set record track times. He also delivered to
Yamaha their first World Superbike Championship and
is also the first American to win the World Superbike title
championship since Colin Edwards in 2002. Those of you who
followed the series on TV this year saw some amazing riding by
Ben! Next year Ben moves over to MotoGP for Yamaha.
Mr. Rossi will be
waiting. Should be good!! Interview
11/07/09 New "Motorcycle News" Section
Added to Club Web Site
In an effort to add interesting new
content to the web
site the "Motorcycle News" section will highlight important or
interesting stories of bikes and people from the world motorcycle
community. I know many of our members read all sorts of motorcycle
publications on all aspects of motorcycling! If you see
something interesting (and it is something we can link to from here) PLEASE
This new section is an experiment.
Could be fun, but whether it stays depends if people enjoy it or not
(and how much work it is for me to keep updating heehee)
11/11/09 Walt Sent In Pictures From
the Joshua Fratus Memorial Ride
last sunday that some of the
and from the trail ride they did afterwards. Click
11/19/09 Walt Sent In A Couple
Pictures From A Ride
with some club members last sunday. Click
11/24/09 New Brand History Wikipedia
Links Added to Links Page
Want to know the history of your
Check it out. Whether you're an ol'timer or young racer its fun to read
some of this history. And many of the "old" brands are
still around! Norton, Indian, Moto Guzzi, even new Maicos' can still be
11/28/09 The New Stateline Raffle
Tickets Are In!
Win a 2010 Yamaha YZ250F OR
a $5000.00 Credit
motorcycle or ATV Troy City Garage sells (Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki,
here for more info in the Club Store
12/01/09 Dillan Garmley Interview
Posted on STS-Motorsports! Click here to
12/04/09 Billy B. and Dillan G. on
from Tims dealership
you need to get a
or EDL for the trip now is the time to be doing that... Trip
MEMBERSHIP DUES DUE JANUARY 1st.
(add $50 if you don't
buy or sell a Raffle Ticket!)
12/12/09 2010 Stateline Riders Hosted
John announced at the 12/10 meeting our club hosted
races with be on
September 4th (PeeWee) and 5th (Hare Scramble). This is Labor Day
weekend so we will have the following Monday off. This
also puts our races between the Southwick
AMA National (8/28) and the Unidilla
(9/12). Our race will also be after
a three week break in NETRA racing. Paul C. will be our Hare Scamble
Trail Boss and Jamie J. our Jr. Hare Scramble Trail Boss.
12/12/09 NETRA Sanctioning Meeting
At the 12/10 meeting John announced that he, Paul, Eric,
& Dave attended
the NETRA Sanctioning Meeting 12/6 and gave a summary of some of the
changes for 2010:
- Protective Equipment will be Mandatory for Kids under 17 (chest
protector, knee pads & elbow pads): Kids can be disqualified
and ejected from the race without them.
- Sound Testing: Clubs will be responsible for sound testing. $250 fine
(or a loss of scheduling rights if that is unpaid) if a club is
found not in compliance with doing a proper sound check in 2010.
- Enduro Class now combines Light Weight & Bantam Class
- In Enduro & Hare Scrambles there now is a different Super Seniors
Class, a C-Class and Combo A/B Class
- If any club does not now submit their paperwork (race results) within
6 days of their race that club will be fined $250 (and if
the fine is not paid the club will lose its' date the following year)
- All kids class winners (Girls, Minis, Big Wheel, in both Enduro &
Scramble) will now receive trophies (that ones for Dillan!)
- Points will now be paid back to 20th place in all classes. So if you
finish 11th you will still get points
- NETRA will now limit the number of events to 16. And each club can
now only hold a single race (i.e. a club can't have
two enduro or two hare scramble races)
- Best Events of the Year Award has been reinstated (for Hare Scramble,
Enduro, Jr. Enduro & Turkey Run)
12/18/09 Johns Forty-something
At the 12/17 Club Christmas Party Caressa brought
out a birthday cake for our
Club President John. Gee, that looks like Johns Yamaha, but I don't
think that is John face down in the mud, I don't think he wears a
yellow helmet. But take
and judge for yourself...I DO know he will be ticked off at
ever left that hay bail in the trail though!
12/19/09 Club Member Walt L. On Pawn
Stars TV Show
Walt was on the History Channel show selling a
For the schedule of when the "Steaks at Stake" episode
will be aired click
! Lets hope Walt got a good price!
12/20/09 Stateline Riders Christmas
Party Pictures Added
from our 12/17 Club Christmas Party at
Guiseppe's. Thanks to
Caressa for borrowing Jeffs W.'s camera and
making a round around the party.
She got most of us click
- Paul C. is in
charge of Parking, and promises an exciting parking experience,
despite the small budget John gave him