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Post Crashtastic Weekend - BHF July 3-4

Well needless to say either everyone thought they were faster then they were or the heat was getting to everyone. Seemed like we had a get off every session, including myself. Not sure if it was the older tires or if I took too much lean angle or a little of both including hitting the bumps into turn 1, but whatever the case the front end gave out and I slide then tumbled into the grass. The bike took next to no damage on the "crash" side as the frame sliders did their job. However, just like I've been warned the frame slider flipped the bike once it hit the rumble strips. The other side took most of the damage including a broke clip-on. It was a good thing I spent all day putting on the new plastics. Needless to say they don't really need to be painted anymore. Thanks Turn One for mounting the new clip on and changing out my tires.

I can still say it was a great day. It was long and exhausting due to the heat and working on the bike for 3 hours in order to get back out on the track but all in all I enjoyed myself. Plotts finally got his bump to "I" but that might have been overshadowed by what happened next. I'll let him response to that.

Thanks to Nolan and George for towing me around even after the get off and being patient as I slowed my pace and worked on my lines and body position. I think in the long run the heat, lack of sleep on friday and working on the bike through lunch did me in. I was still able to muster the last 3 sessions but I was exhausted.

Looks like today the riders have great weather as well. Hopefully the heat doesn't get to everyone like it did yesterday. Also hope someone posts up some pics.

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It sounds like your off was very similar to mine in about the same spot last year. I also broke a clip-on and broke the windscreen/rashed the plastics when the bike flipped after catching on the raised rumble strips on the outside of T1.

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It was funny, I was talking to my girl friend in the morning and said "I bet if I keep riding like this I'll get the A bump by the end of the year". Later that day, I was feeling pretty good about my riding so I asked Nolan to follow me for a couple laps and let me know what I should work on next. I felt my body position was pretty good, my lines were OK for the most part, but I didn't know really what I should focus on next, corner entry/braking, drive out of the corner, passing, wasn't really sure where I needed to focus my attention.

We went out and rode around for a half session or so, felt like I was having a good session then got passed on the back straight by somebody, it was a bit of a buzz kill and I was pretty exhausted from a full day of riding in the heat so I decided to take it easy the last couple laps and cool down.

Pulled into the pits after the session to talk to Nolan about what he saw, After suggesting a different line through 3 I got the A bump, and it felt great :-) Turns out the guy that passed me was following for quite a while and he got his well deserved A bump as well. (Sorry I'm terrible with names and forgot already)

I got to go out for the last A session, after only 15minute or so to rest but I wasn't about to pass that opportunity up and I'm glad I didn't, it was a blast, until my gas light came on and I realized I forgot to fuel up in all the excitement, doh! I did manage to get 6 or so laps in though and was surprised to find myself making a few passes. I also got my first taste of real speed as somebody flew by me going into turn 2 like I wasn't even moving!

Thanks again to all the CR's that have worked with me over the last couple years, I couldn't have done it without all your great advice. I did everything you guys said and went from B -> A in 8 trackdays, below are pictures from my first trackday and this weekend, both turn 4 taken from about the same place. If that isn't a huge improvement I dont' know what is. Furthermore, it's not all about going fast, the skills I've learned on the track saved my ass last year on the street when a car decided to turn right in front of me and made me use some "interesting" evasive techniques. I owe much more than a thank you.




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It was funny, I was talking to my girl friend in the morning and said "I bet if I keep riding like this I'll get the A bump by the end of the year". Later that day, I was feeling pretty good about my riding so I asked Nolan to follow me for a couple laps and let me know what I should work on next. I felt my body position was pretty good, my lines were OK for the most part, but I didn't know really what I should focus on next, corner entry/braking, drive out of the corner, passing, wasn't really sure where I needed to focus my attention.

We went out and rode around for a half session or so, felt like I was having a good session then got passed on the back straight by somebody, it was a bit of a buzz kill and I was pretty exhausted from a full day of riding in the heat so I decided to take it easy the last couple laps and cool down.

Pulled into the pits after the session to talk to Nolan about what he saw, After suggesting a different line through 3 I got the A bump, and it felt great :-) Turns out the guy that passed me was following for quite a while and he got his well deserved A bump as well. (Sorry I'm terrible with names and forgot already)

I got to go out for the last A session, after only 15minute or so to rest but I wasn't about to pass that opportunity up and I'm glad I didn't, it was a blast, until my gas light came on and I realized I forgot to fuel up in all the excitement, doh! I did manage to get 6 or so laps in though and was surprised to find myself making a few passes. I also got my first taste of real speed as somebody flew by me going into turn 2 like I wasn't even moving!

Thanks again to all the CR's that have worked with me over the last couple years, I couldn't have done it without all your great advice. I did everything you guys said and went from B -> A in 8 trackdays, below are pictures from my first trackday and this weekend, both turn 4 taken from about the same place. If that isn't a huge improvement I dont' know what is. Furthermore, it's not all about going fast, the skills I've learned on the track saved my ass last year on the street when a car decided to turn right in front of me and made me use some "interesting" evasive techniques. I owe much more than a thank you.
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Congrats Jeremy on the bump to A.

In scanning through the pics this morning, I was struck at how good your lines and body position were. Not surprised that you got the bump. I shot the 2:00 sessions from Turn 6, so there are probably some shots of you there once they all upload. Nothing wall-worthy, but good for checking form and lines.

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Congrats Jeremy!

I also got my bump to "I" and finally I deserved it, I was riding well up until the incident.

Yes I crashed, but I wasn't taking turn 6 any differently than I always have, just F'd up somehow. Also it was my first crash on the track. Highsided big time, rear end just went, fast. I headed out thinking, no F'in way am I laying this thing down after my bump and I thought I was taking it easy. Shit happens I guess.

Foot is broken and the bike will need some work. I have to go to the DR on Monday or Tuesday to see if I need Surgery. I'd say I am lucky, it was a nasty get off. Crashing ........ don't do it!
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Well needless to say either everyone thought they were faster then they were or the heat was getting to everyone. Seemed like we had a get off every session, including myself. Not sure if it was the older tires or if I took too much lean angle or a little of both including hitting the bumps into turn 1, but whatever the case the front end gave out and I slide then tumbled into the grass. The bike took next to no damage on the "crash" side as the frame sliders did their job. However, just like I've been warned the frame slider flipped the bike once it hit the rumble strips. The other side took most of the damage including a broke clip-on. It was a good thing I spent all day putting on the new plastics. Needless to say they don't really need to be painted anymore. Thanks Turn One for mounting the new clip on and changing out my tires.

I can still say it was a great day. It was long and exhausting due to the heat and working on the bike for 3 hours in order to get back out on the track but all in all I enjoyed myself. Plotts finally got his bump to "I" but that might have been overshadowed by what happened next. I'll let him response to that.

Thanks to Nolan and George for towing me around even after the get off and being patient as I slowed my pace and worked on my lines and body position. I think in the long run the heat, lack of sleep on friday and working on the bike through lunch did me in. I was still able to muster the last 3 sessions but I was exhausted.

Looks like today the riders have great weather as well. Hopefully the heat doesn't get to everyone like it did yesterday. Also hope someone posts up some pics.

No problem. Props for getting back out there in the afternoon. Saturday night we reviewed video of a few of the T1 crashes and talked to the riders that went down. One was rider error but two were definitely due to the torn up patch from the cars. It was 2ft off the apex but if you were off line going in you were at risk of losing the front.

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It was funny, I was talking to my girl friend in the morning and said "I bet if I keep riding like this I'll get the A bump by the end of the year". Later that day, I was feeling pretty good about my riding so I asked Nolan to follow me for a couple laps and let me know what I should work on next. I felt my body position was pretty good, my lines were OK for the most part, but I didn't know really what I should focus on next, corner entry/braking, drive out of the corner, passing, wasn't really sure where I needed to focus my attention.

We went out and rode around for a half session or so, felt like I was having a good session then got passed on the back straight by somebody, it was a bit of a buzz kill and I was pretty exhausted from a full day of riding in the heat so I decided to take it easy the last couple laps and cool down.

Pulled into the pits after the session to talk to Nolan about what he saw, After suggesting a different line through 3 I got the A bump, and it felt great :-) Turns out the guy that passed me was following for quite a while and he got his well deserved A bump as well. (Sorry I'm terrible with names and forgot already)

I got to go out for the last A session, after only 15minute or so to rest but I wasn't about to pass that opportunity up and I'm glad I didn't, it was a blast, until my gas light came on and I realized I forgot to fuel up in all the excitement, doh! I did manage to get 6 or so laps in though and was surprised to find myself making a few passes. I also got my first taste of real speed as somebody flew by me going into turn 2 like I wasn't even moving!

Thanks again to all the CR's that have worked with me over the last couple years, I couldn't have done it without all your great advice. I did everything you guys said and went from B -> A in 8 trackdays, below are pictures from my first trackday and this weekend, both turn 4 taken from about the same place. If that isn't a huge improvement I dont' know what is. Furthermore, it's not all about going fast, the skills I've learned on the track saved my ass last year on the street when a car decided to turn right in front of me and made me use some "interesting" evasive techniques. I owe much more than a thank you.
That was KFD (Tom) that passed you on the back straight. You both were riding great and earned the bump to Advanced. I was happy to hear that you both enjoyed your first A session and look forward to seeing you at your next event.

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Congrats Jeremy!

I also got my bump to "I" and finally I deserved it, I was riding well up until the incident.

Yes I crashed, but I wasn't taking turn 6 any differently than I always have, just F'd up somehow. Also it was my first crash on the track. Highsided big time, rear end just went, fast. I headed out thinking, no F'in way am I laying this thing down after my bump and I thought I was taking it easy. Shit happens I guess.

Foot is broken and the bike will need some work. I have to go to the DR on Monday or Tuesday to see if I need Surgery. I'd say I am lucky, it was a nasty get off. Crashing ........ don't do it!
Congrats on your bump to Intermediate. Hopefully your injury heals up quick and you learn from what happened. Don't worry about the bump crash, it happens to the best of us.

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Thanks to everyone who safely passed me

This was my first event with NESBA, and my first time at BHF. I am usually mid-pack in "I" with STT, so I assumed "I" would be a good spot for me, but apparently the skill level at NESBA is a bit higher. By the end of Saturday I was passing people and I think I got someone almost every session on Sunday (I think my record was two passes in one session). The CRs seemed to be comfortable with me in "I," so maybe it was the right choice. I was more than a little self-conscious on Saturday, though. On the downside, my SV ate through a set of Power Ones in three days - not exactly the life I had expected.

I had a GSXR go down right in front of me in T1 after a pass (they passed me at the start of the straight, so I wasn't a factor in the crash, BTW), and got it on video. It looked more like too much lean angle; I saw sparks at the apex from the footpeg, and then they straighted up and then re-initiated an even sharper turn to stay on the track which caused them to drag their peg again and I think caused the back tire to lift off the ground. I'll try to post up the vid once I get it edited down to a manageable size and time.

A special thanks to Stas for letting me sit under his tent and eat his bananas on Saturday, and Dave and Jeff for doing the same on Sunday.

Sean
03 SV650
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05 Mazdaspeed Miata
13 JSW TDI

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