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So as an outta shape semi-middle aged (35 yo) with zero racing experience I would like to get to a couple races next year. I am thinking about trying to do 5 rounds in Superbiker2 and 5 rounds in Land of Lincoln. This is assuming no scheduling conflicts.

I want to do this with my Ape (550). At this point I don't see doing any major modifications to it over the winter (fork re-valving, triple clamps, wheels, etc.) so it will be basically stock with exhaust and an air filter.

Which classes would you recommend? I'm not looking to get run over by experts or be in a "crash fest".

I am doing this for fun and the experience and have no delusions of success.

Any other advise you'd give?

Does anyone use a Leatts device? Knee braces?

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Well, Open/unlimited are about all you can really run. There is no expert/novice disctinction in sbkers2, so its a very real possibility that Colin will run you over.

LOL is pretty small, both in turnout and the course itself.

knee braces are probably a good idea. I don't run them, mostly because I'm stupid. My left knee is still purple from a flatrack crash in February.

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Joe you wanna go and check out LofL on Nov 2. I have never raced before either. I probably should have tried this year but alas I have a hard case of pussyitist.


I have knee braces that I've been wearing off roading but havn't been out on the kart tracks since I bought them. Next weekend I'll try them out at road america.

Maybe if we are lucky Colin will grace us with his presence.

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it sucks for the new guys with the big bore bikes in SBK2 because they have to run the open class. maybe next year they'll make the SS class open displacement.

i've heard conflicting points on the kneebrace issue. some swear by them, others (including the orthopedic surgeon on TT) think they do more harm than good. ie, it's better to have a torn ACL than a shattered femur. just don't crash, and you won't have to worry either way.
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it sucks for the new guys with the big bore bikes in SBK2 because they have to run the open class. maybe next year they'll make the SS class open displacement.

i've heard conflicting points on the kneebrace issue. some swear by them, others (including the orthopedic surgeon on TT) think they do more harm than good. ie, it's better to have a torn ACL than a shattered femur. just don't crash, and you won't have to worry either way.
If your 35, you should start out in the 35+ vet class, thats one of the classes i ran in up at the Superbikers2 series, you can run anything in that class as well as open class. I had a blast this year, this was my 1st yr back racing since 1991 when i raced MX. I ended up getting 3rd for the series. If you have any questions you can call me. I would recommend getting some real Knee braces, you can usually pick up some used ones for 100-300 bucks a set. A few guys run the leat braces also, you can pick up a EVS brace they are 1/2 the cost of a leatt. Dont worry about getting run over, unless your gunning for the top 3 positions youll be fine. Just dont get in the way of some of the fast old guys.

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Let me know how it goes. Now that I have to drive like 3-4 hours just to practice I'll probably never race since I'll never be fast enough not to come in last and if I can't be at least in the top ten I won't bother.
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Let me know how it goes. Now that I have to drive like 3-4 hours just to practice I'll probably never race since I'll never be fast enough not to come in last and if I can't be at least in the top ten I won't bother.
Just ride a bunch of MX down by you, youll get some more stamina then just sumo riding, and as far as road america, if you can go fast in the dirt you can make up some time on guys. The last race up there i had some good lap times for once and it was cause i was making up some time in the dirt. I dont know what i was doing different but alot had to do with my mx practicing hard core. I just need to get smoother on the pavement. Its coming though.
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Just ride a bunch of MX down by you, youll get some more stamina then just sumo riding, and as far as road america, if you can go fast in the dirt you can make up some time on guys. The last race up there i had some good lap times for once and it was cause i was making up some time in the dirt. I dont know what i was doing different but alot had to do with my mx practicing hard core. I just need to get smoother on the pavement. Its coming though.
sounds like I'm hitting waterman on slicks this winter...
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sounds like I'm hitting waterman on slicks this winter...
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So as an outta shape semi-middle aged (35 yo) with zero racing experience I would like to get to a couple races next year. I am thinking about trying to do 5 rounds in Superbiker2 and 5 rounds in Land of Lincoln. This is assuming no scheduling conflicts.

I want to do this with my Ape (550). At this point I don't see doing any major modifications to it over the winter (fork re-valving, triple clamps, wheels, etc.) so it will be basically stock with exhaust and an air filter.

Which classes would you recommend? I'm not looking to get run over by experts or be in a "crash fest".

I am doing this for fun and the experience and have no delusions of success.

Any other advise you'd give?

Does anyone use a Leatts device? Knee braces?

Joe

Joe,

You are going to have a blast. I started racing Superbikers2 5 years ago with zero motorcycle racing experience and very little riding experience period. The 250F I started with was the first full size bike I ever owned. The key was I met some nice guys and progressed each season. The atmosphere is laid back and we all have to be at work on Monday morning so the racing is pretty clean. Most of us are out of shape so you will fit right in.

I love the way those Ape's sound and can't wait to see you out there.

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You are going to have a blast. I started racing Superbikers2 5 years ago with zero motorcycle racing experience and very little riding experience period. The 250F I started with was the first full size bike I ever owned. The key was I met some nice guys and progressed each season. The atmosphere is laid back and we all have to be at work on Monday morning so the racing is pretty clean. Most of us are out of shape so you will fit right in.

I love the way those Ape's sound and can't wait to see you out there.

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matt, are you going to the practice oct 26th?
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I have to adjust the valves and mount the ice tires on the 450. I may not be religious but I do pray for ice!
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I have to adjust the valves and mount the ice tires on the 450. I may not be religious but I do pray for ice!
Matt I doubt we will see any ice by next weekend. Tell the truth your just scared to be on the track at the same time as me.

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Tell the truth your just scared to be on the track at the same time as me.
everyone is.... but it's a safety risk we all gotta take
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everyone is.... but it's a safety risk we all gotta take


I'm a little scared of myself and Roman (not just on the track either he is giant crazy Russian)

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Joe you wanna go and check out LofL on Nov 2. I have never raced before either. I probably should have tried this year but alas I have a hard case of pussyitist.


I have knee braces that I've been wearing off roading but havn't been out on the kart tracks since I bought them. Next weekend I'll try them out at road america.

Maybe if we are lucky Colin will grace us with his presence.
I'm not sure I can swing two weekends in a row. I don't know if the boss will bite on that.

I know what you mean about pussyitist. I've got a wicked case as well!! My biggest fear is getting in someone's way or hurting someone cuz I'm slow-n-stupid. lol.

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If your 35, you should start out in the 35+ vet class, thats one of the classes i ran in up at the Superbikers2 series, you can run anything in that class as well as open class.
That's the class I was thinking but then I started thinking that vet didn't necessarily mean "old dude" but "old dudes that have been racing their entire lives and need a place to get away from all the crazy young folk" class.

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You are going to have a blast. I started racing Superbikers2 5 years ago with zero motorcycle racing experience and very little riding experience period. The 250F I started with was the first full size bike I ever owned. The key was I met some nice guys and progressed each season. The atmosphere is laid back and we all have to be at work on Monday morning so the racing is pretty clean. Most of us are out of shape so you will fit right in.

I love the way those Ape's sound and can't wait to see you out there.

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Thanks for the encouragement. Ironically I went to school with Glenn and Ann. Ann was in my class and Glenn was two or three years ahead of me. I have some other friends that have raced up there so hopefully this would be more like a class reunion. lol. I went to Plymouth High School. I grew up about 10 miles from RA. Can still remember hearing the race cars from our house as a kid...
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How many hrs on that bike? Have you adjusted before and at what interval? Did they move? How much?
Probably in the range of 45hrs total. I usually try and check them every 15 hours and so far only 1 has moved and just a bit. It's been a bit harder to start lately so I figure they might need some lovin'.
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Joe you wanna go and check out LofL on Nov 2. I have never raced before either.

Believe it or not the planets must be in the correct alignment. The boss gave me a green light for 11-2. You in????
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I'm not sure I can swing two weekends in a row. I don't know if the boss will bite on that.

I know what you mean about pussyitist. I've got a wicked case as well!! My biggest fear is getting in someone's way or hurting someone cuz I'm slow-n-stupid. lol.

That's the class I was thinking but then I started thinking that vet didn't necessarily mean "old dude" but "old dudes that have been racing their entire lives and need a place to get away from all the crazy young folk" class.
Listen to the advice of the wise old men on here. Matt and Tony, both came into this sport recently from little experience and/or a lot of time off, and this year they were both rockin out there having a good time and continuing to get faster every race (though Tony was taking a few soil/pavement samples more often as the year went on).

And don't think that you can wait around and the class will get slower, the top 2 guys in the +45 class also finished 2nd and 3rd in the Open class this year. Even the SS class had a couple cherry pickers in it this year.

As the guys mentioned, everybody is pretty laid back, and pretty much everybody has to go to work the next day so they don't do anything too crazy. If someone is coming up to lap you, they may yell at you, but that is more to let you know they are coming, just hold your line and leave a little room, don't guess which side they are going to pass you on, bacause they will invariably pick the side you didn't guess.

I hope to see you out there next year. Even though Benny Carlson is a Factory Aprilia rider, and he basically grew up in the SBK2 series, I still don't think anybody has lined up for one of their races on one!

(Geo, you should feel honored that I have graced you with my presence, now get another tube of that ointment, get rid of that rash, and get out on the track!)

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(Geo, you should feel honored that I have graced you with my presence, now get another tube of that ointment, get rid of that rash, and get out on the track!)
Of course I'm honored. but I've only been graced once. Too bad it was my very first day every riding a Sumo. (same with Matt as a matter of fact) You should come out to R.A. this weekend and remind me that I should be honored.

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Roman here ya are getting dirty, Youre looking good bro, Its amazing what 3 classes at Brads has done for ya man.

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Of course I'm honored. but I've only been graced once. Too bad it was my very first day every riding a Sumo. (same with Matt as a matter of fact) You should come out to R.A. this weekend and remind me that I should be honored.
Unfortunately, I can't make it this weekend. Besides, the only 2 times I have been to RA with Roman he has spread his engine all over the front straight, and then tested the tensile strength of his wrist in the dirt, so I probably should stay away so that he doesn't hurt himself or his new bike this weekend.

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Unfortunately, I can't make it this weekend. Besides, the only 2 times I have been to RA with Roman he has spread his engine all over the front straight, and then tested the tensile strength of his wrist in the dirt, so I probably should stay away so that he doesn't hurt himself or his new bike this weekend.
lol! cmon Colin thats just how i roll!!! lol
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Unfortunately, I can't make it this weekend. Besides, the only 2 times I have been to RA with Roman he has spread his engine all over the front straight, and then tested the tensile strength of his wrist in the dirt, so I probably should stay away so that he doesn't hurt himself or his new bike this weekend.

Hey HIGHSIDE804, When you going to hit some dirt?, By the way heres some helmet cam footage i got of you when i was behind you at Shawano last month.

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Hey HIGHSIDE804, When you going to hit some dirt?, By the way heres some helmet cam footage i got of you when i was behind you at Shawano last month.

http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...cycle+highside
I can't view videos at work, but I'm sure whoever is in that video didn't get nearly the extension and distance on their dismount that I got on mine!

Hopefully I will get out and hit some dirt sometime before the frost sets in for good, but I'm not really sure at this point.

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I can't view videos at work, but I'm sure whoever is in that video didn't get nearly the extension and distance on their dismount that I got on mine!

Hopefully I will get out and hit some dirt sometime before the frost sets in for good, but I'm not really sure at this point.
Well theres always waterman, Did you make it up to Azzie for the race? How did you do?
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Hey colin, i found another video of ya man!

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