Not too Slow Not too Fast
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Bensenville, IL
Location: Bensenville, IL
Sportbike: 2003 Aprilia Falco
Years Riding: Too many
How you found us: ApriliaForum.com
After all I had a great day yesterday. I didn’t know what to expect since this was my first time at BHF and with Motovid. The fact that all of my friends have crashed at BHF at one time did not help.
I arrived at BHF just after midnight and found Supergirl, PilotX1 and Chris (K3) from trackdaymag.com wrenching on their bikes? It was almost 1am!
The riders meeting was loud and clear. The first 3 sessions I had no clue what I was doing and I was doing everything wrong. I could not get the lines I was all over the track and I was scared, and I mean SCARED of the bus stop. I would start the sessions on the back and try to work on the lines, but my frustration was exponentially growing with each passing lap. I was not having a good time to say the least.
For the fourth session I asked CR-Gary to show me the ropes and for the whole session I rode behind him hitting the “dots” and getting comfortable. I would like to apologize to all of you if I was slowing you down. That session was extremely helpful and it restored my confidence, it was so much easier to ride. Thank you Gary!
In the following sessions I had a blast. The puzzles in my head “clicked” together and I was able to hit the marks most of the time, and was able to pick-up the pace and enjoy the experience. I decided not to start at the back and was able to hold my own and pass few people and even lap some riders in the last session. I am looking forward to my next BHF experience.
Stefan aka Germany: You are one fast rider with a great smile on your face all day. You are a great guy to be around. BTW at the end before we left a Landscaping Union was looking for you, they want their jobs back!
Cheyenne: you rode very well; you pass me few times like I was standing. Nice seeing you there.
Sunshine: It was a pleasure hanging around with you and don’t worry I will not post ay pictures without your approval first.
Nexus: You looked great out there, I tried following you in the 2nd session but you were too fast for my comfort level. At the end of the day (last 2 sessions) I was able to keep you in my sights the complete session but could not come closer then 10 bike lengths. It was either a huge improvement on my part (that’s what she said) or you slowed down!
Supergirl: You Rock! What else can I say but Thank You!
Jason: Special Thanks for taking my bike and for being such a nice guy. Thank you a lot! You are a keeper! LOL!
Steph: Nice seeing you there, thanks for coming out and your support.
CCS very very Amateur #144