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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-15-2011, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
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Just dropped the old bike off @ MCC; time for a fresh top end. We did the heads/valves a year or so ago, so I'm sure they're fine. Probably looking at new pistons and rod bearings - we'll see. I'll keep ya posted.

If work keeps going, and I see no indication that it shouldn't, I'm planning on the Topeka opener. It's a blast of a track, and a great season opener. If you ever go, though, seriously consider a garage. The weather has been truly psychotic all 3x I've been there..

I'm thinking of contesting GT Lights all year. Hell, there are currently only 5 dates on the MW schedule so far; Topeka & 4x @ BHF, so if I do Topeka, the rest of the season is a no brainer. Expectations? Considering that I think the winning pace in Ltwt Ex. @ BHF is gonna be at least 14's and will most likely be in the 13's, I'd say that I'll be happy with top 5 finishes and ecstatic with podiums; anything beyond that and please keep your eyes averted from my groin area, thakyouverymuch. I'm just totally stoked at the notion of being out this year. Again, we'll see.

And why only GTL? Why not? Coupla reasons:

-5 classes, 1 class, whatever. The best part is being at the track, and besides, this will be my 8th freaking consecutive year of track riding. I can't even believe it. What a blast! At this point, I'd love to do a full-on multi-class season, but I'm not comfortable with committing to it...

- because of the $$$. I'll be more than happy to just practice, give it 110% for one race, and then chill and party with everyone. Also, I still have a lot of development I wanna do before I mount a serious seasonal effort. I figure this way I can get away with 3 sets of tires for the season, so there's a huge reduction in expenditures right there. And, I reserve the right to do more races in any given weekend, and certainly we'll wanna do any TC's we can, but I think GTL is really going to be the way to go...

- because of my newly attained level of fitness. While @ the April BHF round last year, I sold a bunch of parts off of my old 996, which meant I knew I could afford to race the RA round, and vowed right then and there to start working out again, that night. Which I did. And I haven't stopped. Net result? 25 lbs lost and kept off (currently 148!!!), 3+ inches off the waist, muscle regained, new eating habits acquired and overall, I'd say the highest level of fitness I've attained in my whole life - I was never one for cardio when I was younger. So, I am really, really, REALLY looking forward to racing now as I'm sure this fitness thing is going to pay dividends out there; the only question is, how much? Thus, I figure GTL will be the optimal class as it offers the most bang for the buck and now I'm hoping I can bring a little more intensity, for longer than some of the other guys out there. Like 11/10ths for the full 25 minutes + 1 lap oughta do it. We'll see.

Anyway, enough about me. Who else is planning what? Happy New Year to all; I look forward to seeing as many of you as possible this year.. (I'm also planning on a few trackdays, too...)

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post #2 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-18-2011, 01:10 PM
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sounds like a good plan! i'm hoping to make it out to HPT... if not, i'll see ya at blackhawk

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Watch out, I might sneak up on you. No down time for me, I've been ice racing and riding dirt nonstop. BRING IT! 2 podium finishes last weekend. 3rd place out of 2 motos on the half mile oval and a strong 2nd place finish in the two 30 minute road course motos.

Good deal on the fitness program and diet. I've been keeping the cardio going myself by running 2 or 3 times a week and playing ice hockey. I'm still a fat 160 because I refuse to stop drinking beer.

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The fastest lap I ever turned at BHF was when I was fat. Fat fuckers get mad traction!

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What was that lap time Chunkster? A 1:18? I did that in the van while I was sipping a cold one and a rolling fatty at the same time.

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What was that lap time Chunkster? A 1:18? I did that in the van while I was sipping a cold one and a rolling fatty at the same time.
you dickhead. That's something I would say. 1:18?? maybe in the rain.

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I once did a 1:18 at BHF on a pedal bike.
Poor Jim, he has to put up with my shit too much. The first time I invited him out to track coach an Intermediate idiot broad sided him in the bus stop and he broke his arm.

Hey Jim! Come out and ride the ice bike man!

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haha now that i think of it... i guess i did my fastest laps when i was a fatty, too. looks like it's a portillos night, baby!

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when i was a fatty, too.
Has it been improving since then ?

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just because you're commonly mistaken for a toothpick, doesn't mean you can make fun... and yea i'm getting better again (after if got even worse )

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Sounds like someone is ready to get back on the track. I wish I could say I'm as ready to go as you are. Though the bike is on the table in pieces for inspection and maintenance.

I agree with you. I came to CCS events to bust tires last year. I had a great time. I was lucky to be able to pick two races and stick to those two last year. Nothing more. Just those and happy to have that! I didn't do to bad considering I didn't get to run every round.


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The fastest lap I ever turned at BHF was when I was fat. Fat fuckers get mad traction!
I'm not losing any weight and I'm going faster with less HP. There has to be a correlation. Jordan! Meet you at Chili's tonight. I'm looking for another .5 second

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Poor Jim, he has to put up with my shit too much. The first time I invited him out to track coach an Intermediate idiot broad sided him in the bus stop and he broke his arm.

Hey Jim! Come out and ride the ice bike man!
Collarbone. Fun times.

Don't think I haven't been thinking about it. Too many projects right now, but thanks for the offer as always!

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Bike update:

Heard from MCC today, and the word is that the motor looks great! Let's see, 7k on the bike when I bought it, 7 trackday/race years on the 944 top end we installed, including 2 BHF TCs, 2 RA TCs, and a Daytona TC to boot, a completely stock bottom end, and all we're going to do is new pistons, con rod bearings (you can actually reach into the cases to do this), and cam belts. Hell, the cylinders are fine after all that. Who says Ducs are expensive??? Well, 2 valves aren't, especially if you don't overrev them.

DucShop sold their last set of Pistal 94mm pistons yesterday (Dammit!), so it's 1-2 weeks for those, but I'm finally gonna have the bike dynoed when it's done just to see what it puts out. The new pistons are 10.8/1 versus 10.5 for the old ones, so it'll make a bit more power, but I'm really curious what kind of #'s we'll get considering the excellent longevity. I always figured low/mid 80's... again, we'll see. Updates to follow.

I am so damn stoked!! WooHoo indeed.

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Ok, new Update:

Old bike is finished, home, and ready for the season (still dented tank notwithstanding). As always, MCC totally has my back, big time, so I'd like to mention (Have I ever?..) what an awesome shop they are. However, the dyno run will have to wait as I am purchasing a new bike and must concentrate my resources there in hopes of taking it to Topeka.

Stay tuned for details. This one's gonna be a real monster. Like, the scary kind.

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Ok, new Update:

Old bike is finished, home, and ready for the season (still dented tank notwithstanding). As always, MCC totally has my back, big time, so I'd like to mention (Have I ever?..) what an awesome shop they are. However, the dyno run will have to wait as I am purchasing a new bike and must concentrate my resources there in hopes of taking it to Topeka.

Stay tuned for details. This one's gonna be a real monster. Like, the scary kind.
nice, whats your new bike?

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nice, whats your new bike?
Only half paid for at this point. I will post pics and details when I own it.

It's a real kick-ass piece. I'm geeked.

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