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Who's Racing WIR this Weekend.

I'm not but I was just curious who is gonna be representing Chi-Town. (and rockford)

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It was a great time today, that track is fun. Heres some video links, 1st one is Lorie and Horn backin it in. F**kin awesome.

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T how did you do?

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I pulled a 4th in vet and 5th or 6th in 450sm, crashed hard 1st 450sm moto, I also lost my right front fork seal during my 1st race it wasnt too bad but the rebound was real sketchy i wasnt about to go home early so i toughed it out.
Im dropping off my forks tommorow to get done.
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Good times this weekend! The Chicagoland area was represented well with Tony, myself, the Harlow Clan, Ed Reyes, and Andrew Gansz. The overall turnout for the event wasn't especially good though.

The weather was great, and the track was pretty good (meaning they haven't had a demo derby recently, so there weren't a lot of car parts scattered around the infield). However, the dirt section was really dusty and slippery as Tony found out somewhat painfully.

It was definitely good to be back out on the bike for the first time this year. I managed to pull 2nd in the Open SM class. The bike ran good, even though I did have to perform minor surgery on the motor after the first race.

Pre-entries for the next round up at Road America are due by this coming weekend, so get them sent in! If you are in to Supermoto and want to see it continue in the Midwest, this is one of the longest running series around, everything is really laid back, and you get tons of track time for the price (due to the low turnout this weekend, they just ran 2 hour long combined open practice sessions to start the day). So, if you've been on the fence about getting out there and doing a race (Geo / Bill), get those pre-entries in, and we'll see you up at RA in 3 weeks!


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It was definitely good to be back out on the bike for the first time this year. I managed to pull 2nd in the Open SM class. The bike ran good, even though I did have to perform minor surgery on the motor after the first race.
I knew you would do well. No problems with the tires I hope. I was all worried that you were gonna get a flat after you told me about your luck at WIR.

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Speaking of tires - Ive got to change my rear that track ate up about 1/8th of an inch of rubber, by the end of the day my rear was sliding all over the place while accelerating. Its toast. Geo You available some time this week for a tire change?
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Speaking of tires - Ive got to change my rear that track ate up about 1/8th of an inch of rubber, by the end of the day my rear was sliding all over the place while accelerating. Its toast. Geo You available some time this week for a tire change?
No Problem T, the only night that is no good is tonight. I'm going to watch the brewers beat the cubs.

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I knew you would do well. No problems with the tires I hope. I was all worried that you were gonna get a flat after you told me about your luck at WIR.
Everything was good once I finally checked the pressures. I forgot to check before the 1st time out, and went out there with 50 psi in the fron and about 40 in the rear. Oops!

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Everything was good once I finally checked the pressures. I forgot to check before the 1st time out, and went out there with 50 psi in the fron and about 40 in the rear. Oops!
I thought the pros didn't make mistakes like that!
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I thought the pros didn't make mistakes like that!
Pros don't, they have their mechanic check over the bike before they go out and make sure everything is fine. Unfortunately, my mechanic was back in the truck changing a poopy diaper just before I went out for my first practice session.

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Everything was good once I finally checked the pressures. I forgot to check before the 1st time out, and went out there with 50 psi in the fron and about 40 in the rear. Oops!
Thats wasn't so bad. I didn't say anything cause I figured you would check them. I bet you were really sliding around that first session.

I was pretty light headed from 2 cigars I had smoked before you stopped by.

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Pros don't, they have their mechanic check over the bike before they go out and make sure everything is fine. Unfortunately, my mechanic was back in the truck changing a poopy diaper just before I went out for my first practice session.
Speakin of pros you gonna race the AMA round at WIR this year? I think you should and I promise that I'll be in your pit and check your tire pressures if you do.

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Speakin of pros you gonna race the AMA round at WIR this year? I think you should and I promise that I'll be in your pit and check your tire pressures if you do.
You mean USAIR in Shawano? Either way, no I won't be there this year. I will be running pit crew for the wife at the Chicago Triathlon that weekend. She did the full event about 4 years ago, but this year she is doing the team relay race since she isn't quite ready for the full one 6 months post baby.

They (XTRM / AMA) still haven't released any info on the Shawano round, and there was some speculation this weekend that it might not even be happening. I am hoping that is just rumors (which of course I am now helping to spread), and it will still go off as planned.

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You mean USAIR in Shawano? Either way, no I won't be there this year. I will be running pit crew for the wife at the Chicago Triathlon that weekend. She did the full event about 4 years ago, but this year she is doing the team relay race since she isn't quite ready for the full one 6 months post baby.

They (XTRM / AMA) still haven't released any info on the Shawano round, and there was some speculation this weekend that it might not even be happening. I am hoping that is just rumors (which of course I am now helping to spread), and it will still go off as planned.
Yeah whatever, you knew what I meant.
That is amazing that she is gonna run a triathlon 6 months after giving birth. I still havn't gotten down to my pre baby weight from 3 years ago.

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