Been meaning to pop in and register.
My name is Ron. I'm an admin over at YZF600R.com I've known a few members here, most notably Ashwin (screen name Ashwingop) who had passed away a few years ago.
I registered for two reasons:
- Ash loved this site. In fact, when I met him he had on a CLSB shirt and was talking about this site and how amazing it was. The turnout from the CLSB family at his funeral was quite amazing and heartwarming (and yes, heartwrenching too, you're an amazing crew).
- I have been able to acquire his old #788 trackbike and proceeded to redo it. Prior to his passing, he and I had spoken of redoing his paintjob. It was something he simply rattlecanned together to get him out on the track. He kicked around the idea of a "real" paintjob someday and I finally did it. I did everything exactly as I would've had I been doing it for him (because, even though he's no longer here, it still was for him). I stressed a lot and worked very hard at it hoping it was something he would've approved of. I also shared the pics with Nimmy and Gopal (his Mom and Dad) and they approved so I guess I did it right.
I'm going to sort of nose around in here a bit throughout the afternoon (posting from my shop as paint drys) and see where the appropriate place would be to share the pics of his bike. Yes, even though I own it, I still call it his.
I am also proud to say that after years of his pushing me to do a track day, I finally did my very first one at NYST with the NESBA crew last weekend with the #788 and had an amazing time. I'm definitely hooked and the 788 and I will be doing many more miles on the track.