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DerekClouser

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DerekClouser last won the day on May 22 2018

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About DerekClouser

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  • Birthday 06/03/1985

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    Derek
  • Location
    Akron
  • Bike(s)
    08 GSX-R 1000
    #728 OMRL CRF100

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  1. DerekClouser

    OR NEO Dinner Thursday December 27 @ 7:00PM

    Good time seeing everyone as usual. Thank you for organizing the event @ricer1 --- Thank you for providing the food as well. Also thanks to Skidmark Garage for allowing us hooligans to come check out the place. I dig the idea of what they have going on and really cool they are trying to push a Non-Profit to getting kids into working on bikes at school! Glad to see @Danimal getting back to full health and in good spirits! Nice meeting the new one @SherBear2bliss -- Sorry we didn't talk much but was a pleasure meeting you. Look forward to seeing you at future events! Also nice to see everyone else. @TimTheAzn @kbrok @Pauly @tall_tracy See ya'll at the next one. FUCK WINTER Photos from this evening.
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    OR NEO Dinner Thursday December 27 @ 7:00PM

    Don't worry... I won't be there then!
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    RIP Jessica Knox

    From what I've heard from friends, she had battled depression over the past couple years and sadly took her own life.
  4. DerekClouser

    Random Track Talk

    Just guess I thought when you said you might be my coach next year meant you were a rider coach.
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    Random Track Talk

    Oh, I thought you told me on IG that you were a novice rider coach?
  6. DerekClouser

    Two killed in Independence motorcycle crash on I-77 ramp

    I guess this would be considered freedom. His life, his choices.... I don't think laws should protect people from themselves tbh
  7. DerekClouser

    Hi :)

    Welcome... Also from the Akron area. How long you been riding?
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    PIRC Sept 15/16

    Herrin races mini-bikes all the time at the Herrin Compound with the exact bikes we race in OMRL.. he has quite a few of the MotoAmerica guys attend as well I believe. Granted, Herrin isn't on MotoGP level, but he's certainly on a level far superior to any of us.
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    PIRC Sept 15/16

    I think mostly everyone who rides Minis also rides big bikes on the track as well. They both teach valuable lessons, but I can assure you that I became a much more proficient rider on my big bike as a result of the things I've learned on the OMRL bike. It's cheap, they crash well so you can learn your limits and they don't have pristine brakes or suspension... so you learn how a bike feels in different situations without much risk of doing tons of expensive damage to a bike or to yourself. Are big bike track days fun? Absolutely... but they're far more expensive and thus... less time to do those types of things. My only argument is if you HAVEN'T tried mini-bike racing, you really can't talk about it one way or the other. And you mostly don't have an excuse to not try it as there are plenty of guys on the boards here that are willing to lend their bike for ABSOLUTELY FREE to come try it out on a practice day. I dunno... I just don't see why someone wouldn't want to at least try it.... In the end, everyone has their own agenda of fun... Mine just is currently racing mini-bikes for $70 for an entire weekend for 2 days of riding and fun having.
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    Free Trackday July 2, 2018

    @GSX-Sam We are planning Mid-Ohio on Labor Day (9-3) if it fits your schedule...
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    Mr. and Mrs. Toniks epic 2018 trip.

    Looks like you're having an awesome time with the wife, Jim! Enjoy it!
  12. DerekClouser

    Free Trackday July 2, 2018

    Good on you Tim! I guess it'll be my turn next year to offer the free track day. Sam, from what I saw on facebook, looks like you had a blast. Hope to be out on the track with you in the near future!
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    OMRL Adkins

    And another race
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