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    BARNETT468's GERITOL POWERED 465 IS MEMORIALIZED FOR POSTERITY

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    I'm posting this because I thought some people here might get a laugh out of it. Plus hopefully it will help motivate some to get out to some races or finish their projects and start riding them.

    I started racing Motocross again last September after taking a 26 year hiatus from riding any bikes and ATV's (due to a broken hip from a crash while racing a 1974 CR125), and the first bike I got to start racing on was a 1980 YZ250. The tank decals on this bike were worn off, so instead of putting new YAMAHA decals on it, I thought it would be amusing to put GERITOL on it since I am old enough to ride in the Geriatric age group anyway, and most everyone that saw it laughed, so I decided to leave it on there.

    My 250 blew up 3 months ago so I hurriedly put together a 1981 YZ465 that I had purchased around 1 month before my 250 grenaded. Unfortunately it had a massive 3.5 gallon desert tank on it, so I put my 250 tank on it which had the GERITOL script. I raced it with the same clubs I raced my 250 with and nobody realized it was a different bike because they look very similar.

    At the last vintage race I went to, I was approached in the morning by a well known Motorcycle racing photographer named Tom Corley, whom had seen my bike at a few of the races he attended, and he asked me if he could take a photo of me with it because he heard lots of people talking about it and he wanted to put it in one of his articles, so that photo, along with one of me holeshotting a race that day are in the article below.

    Soon after I put GERITOL on my tank I had an epiphany, and thought about trying to get some type of sponsorship from GERITOL since I am in a niche market that they don't target, so now that the article has come out, I am going to include that with my proposal to GERITOL to see if I can get anything out of them. Once I had thought about asking GERITOL if they might be interested in sponsoring me, I thought that I would ask VIAGRA as well, since both companies target people in my age group. In addition to these two companies, I am also going to ask IGNITE (who sells a CBD product) if they might want to chip in, because I saw they were sponsoring a Supercross rider this year and have a product for muscle soreness that they market to all age groups. I'm currently waiting to hear back from HOOSIER later this week as to whether they want to sponsor me with some free tires.

    I never even considered getting any type of sponsorship when I started racing again cuz I didn't think anyone would have any interest in sponsoring an old, slightly weathered looking, ex Motocross racer, but I now figure that I have nothing to loose and only some free stuff to gain, so I have decided to milk this Geriatric thing as much as I can and even start asking for "Senior's Discounts" everywhere I go as well, cuz I earned it just by living this long...oh, and yes, I now also shop at Walmart.

    PS - I have made 10 holeshots with this bike so far, and the last 9 were consecutive, so it seems to run quite well on GERITOL.


    http://www.todayscyclecoverage.com/w...O4_LMcT6COLUmQ


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    The race below is a new class they call "Centarian" and it was surprisingly popular and attracted all the top riders in this club. It is for any age rider and any age bike providing the rider and bikes age together total at least 100 years. There were three experts, several intermediates and one or two novices in it. I finished 3rd in this moto because I went a little slower than I could have because it was the last of 6 races I entered that day so I was a little tired and didn't want to overdue it, plus I also didn't need to win the race to win my class, however, even in 3rd place I beat all but 1 of the experts (an intermediate rider won but he's really an expert level rider) and the expert that beat me is the reigning champion in his class and current points leader, so I was still quite happy with that.



    Part on Garth!


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    Cool stuff Barn! I thought you'd be a bit more masculine but you're okay

    J/K, I'm glad your'e here, you add personality to 3WW

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    I'm a little disappointed that Barns didn't use some leftover Cop Car Black paint to shoot his brake stay arm and clutch cover with before the photo shoot.
    Nico Suave.... be part of something bigger

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    barnett468 is offline FACT ! I have no edit button Arm chair racerThe day begins with 3WW
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtcrasher View Post
    Cool stuff Barn!
    Thanks, glad you were entertained!


    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtcrasher View Post
    I thought you'd be a bit more masculine but you're okay J/K
    You mean a bit more FAT don't ya?

    Actually, I have always been skinny/wiry. I was 5' 10" and weighed around 153 in high school and played sports, and I weighed that my entire life until a had a few health issues not too long ago which prohibited me from doing basically anything for a few years, which in turn caused me to loose weight and a lot of my muscle. I currently weigh around 142 and literally can not do one arm curl with a 15 lb weight. Because of my current lack of strength, I had to revise how I race so it would take the least amount of strength and effort, and this has been a bit of a challenge, but fortunately it has been working, and I keep getting a little stronger all the time, but it seems like it is taking forever to notice any improvement, however I'm persistent and will keep bangin away at it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dirtcrasher View Post
    I'm glad your'e here, you add personality to 3WW
    ummm...I think some people here have a different term for what barn adds.

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    barnett468 is offline FACT ! I have no edit button Arm chair racerThe day begins with 3WW
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Camexican View Post
    I'm a little disappointed that Barns didn't use some leftover Cop Car Black paint to shoot his brake stay arm and clutch cover with before the photo shoot.
    LOL, I actually had some in the back of my truck buried under a bunch of Mustang parts, but I wouldn't have had the time to do that anyway, besides, I kinda like the ratty, ie, "Rat Rod" look, cuz it's not only ridiculously easy to maintain (by simply NOT maintaining it) I'm hoping it annoys some of the riders that I beat that have pristine, museum quality bike's, plus, I have an excuse for the people I don't beat by simply showing them my ratty looking bike and saying, "Look at the worn out bucket of bolts I am riding against your perfect, Concours restored bike.", so it's a win, win, for me either way, lol.

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    I just ordered the stickers below. They are 7" x 2" and will fit nicely on my side covers after I remove "sildenafil".

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnett468 View Post
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    I just ordered the stickers below. They are 7" x 2" and will fit nicely on my side covers after I remove "sildenafil".

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    I love it Barns. "KEEP IT UP"
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    Big Bore 110 Pauter frame "The Bad"

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    110 Nickolson Bored and Stroked "Waterloo"
    flat track build.

    1974 original 90 X 2

    1974 Original 70.

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    Barnett’s next photo shoot after getting his Viagra Sponsorship:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DAM shop View Post
    I love it Barns. "KEEP IT UP"
    Well, if I actually take the Geritol and the Viagra, I will probably have to trade in the wife on a much younger model....or get some type of pet.

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