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post #1 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 07:42 PM Thread Starter
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Well crap

Hm, so here I am sitting at home instead of in some cheap run down hotel in Indianapolis like I should be... freaking crashed in the very first session on Saturday at Putnam and what gets me is that it wasn't cuz I was pushing it or anything, I was just riding like a fucktard, over my head for the first session and kept on going faster without any real rhythm..

But anyways, what happened was I came outta turn 3 probably too hot and didn't slow down, and didn't turn in quickly enough for turn 4, it just kinda snuck up on me even though I've ridden at Putnam so many times, and by the time I cranked it over, I had to turn it so hard that I tucked the front end... at least that's what it seemed like from my angle. As soon as I started turning I knew I wasn't gonna make it, probably should have run into the grass instead of trying to turn but oh well. So yeah, I proved gman right when he talked about guys crashing in that corner early in the day, guess I owe him a thousand bucks now

I didn't really get hurt at all, just rash on my pinky where the glove busted open, and the bike just needs clipons and footpegs and levers.... oh and bodywork of course, but overall it didn't look too bad. At least it was the last session of the year in the Midwest, I was hopin to make it a good one, but at least I have all winter now to fix my bikes

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post #2 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 07:47 PM
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Hm, so here I am sitting at home instead of in some cheap run down hotel in Indianapolis like I should be...
Typically that's the way a good story starts.....

Sorry, dude. Like you said, at least you have all winter to fix things, and at least the riding season is pretty much near an end up there...
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post #3 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 08:00 PM
 
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Glad the bike is somewhat ok. Git R done.
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post #4 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 08:18 PM
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post #5 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-15-2005, 08:24 PM
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post #6 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 05:39 AM
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Man that sucks. At least it was at the end of the season, and not the beginning. And I'm glad to hear you are okay.

What kind of glove did you have that busted open?

Never a bad time to climb... unless the weather is really horrible, and then you climb inside!

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post #7 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
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Not sure what model they were, but they were the Dainese gloves I got from Ken earlier in the season. The rest of the glove held up OK, just the seam on the pinky opened up where I hit the ground.

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post #8 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:21 AM
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If it's somehting simple like that, you can probably get them restiched by Alexa. Leathers hold up good?

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post #9 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:29 AM
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Damn, I'm surprised to hear that. Dainese is supposed to be one of the best quality out there. They shouldn't have torn at all.

Did you whack your helmet at all?

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post #10 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:33 AM
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Hey Jon - Glad you are OK.

Yea - Putnam is th one track will LOTS and LOTS of grass. At just about every other track - I try to keep in on the track no matter what. But at putnam - you have a pretty good change of letting it run off and not go down.

I am scrounging around for some parts myself See ya next season.

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post #11 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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The leathers are pretty much done. I'm not even sure if I want to bother getting them fixed, they've done their job, I think I've crashed in them 3 times at +60mph speeds and twice at 10mph speeds.... the seams on both knees and elbows are coming apart, and both elbows wore through finally. It was a Joe Rocket Speedmaster 2 piece. I was planning on getting a new suit for next season anyways so I'm not sure if it'd be worth it to get this one fixed and sell it or keep it as a back-up maybe.

I wonder if maybe the gloves lost some durability from all the sweat, and cuz I never washed them, but then again I've used them for less than a year so I don't know.

Helmet is OK, so far I've never really hit my head yet which is good.

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post #12 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 12:28 PM
 
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wow, glad you're physically ok bub
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post #13 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 09:20 PM
 
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glad to hear you are ok and it sucks you didnt get to stick around longer... there was way too many crashes throughout the day, sucks to hear one of them was you
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post #14 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-16-2005, 09:37 PM
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Damn, I'm surprised to hear that. Dainese is supposed to be one of the best quality out there. They shouldn't have torn at all.
Everything will bust, some sooner than others.

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post #15 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 01:25 AM
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John,

The bike looked pretty good. Sorry we couldn't find the parts for you at the track. I really missed running with you this weekend. You were looking awesome at Autobahn South!

Anyhow, glad you were fine and that the bike fared well. Plenty of time to get it ready for next season. Fix it up, sell it, step up if you want. You are riding that SV great. You look ready for a 6 or a 750 to me...

I think there were 9 crashes on Saturday. 8 on the two left handers, and one crash on the straight.

Looking forward to riding with ya next year. In the meantime... party... poker... pool... time to enjoy and relax (and rebuild)

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Oh Putman turn 4, glad your OK. The bike and leathers can be fixed to ride another day.

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Tough break Jon. Glad you're OK and have plenty of time to be ready for next year. Sunday was the most crowded "I" group I've ever seen. You're better off missing that one.
Side note: no on track mishaps for 5 days track riding out of the last 9 days.
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OK, it was a tough day.....back open again!!!
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Sorry to put you back on the trailer without the weekend completed......

Turn four at Putnam is harsh on a good day.... off camber .. and real off camber to the inside..... the grass at tracks edge always flips the bikes.

For future Putnam riders.... the first two sessions of the day ride T4 like it is your out-lap every lap and you will be fine.... tiptoe !

See You next Year John !

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Jon... Glad you're okay bro. Now stop falling down sucka! By the way, thanks for the beer at Autobahn.
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Glad you walked away from it...T4 can sneak up and bite you bad.

Good to see the CLSB crew still ripping up my favorite midwest course.
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post #21 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 06:27 PM
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Missed ya at Putnam Kruz.

And by the way, Wink would have made you proud on your F4i...he got the bump to Advanced on Sunday. HE EARNED IT!

Congrats Brian!

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post #23 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 07:54 PM
 
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thanks for the great set of take-offs ron! they worked out awesome. now i just have to get another set for the street so i can use these on another track day
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post #24 of 42 (permalink) Old 10-17-2005, 09:02 PM
 
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Anyone know what happened to the rider that crashed on the front straight. It looked pretty spooky.
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no idea what happend to him. how did he go down? i noticed on the NESBA forum that someone posted to find out how he is doing but got no answer

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GSXR1000 and an inapropriate application of acceleration while at lean angle.

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Nice job Wink! That might be as faster B to A progression than the now-famous Ron Hix!

Must be the bike...
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Nice job Wink! That might be as faster B to A progression than the now-famous Ron Hix!

Must be the bike...
That was fast.

And it just goes to prove the F4i is one of the best bikes to learn track skills. Speaking of F4i's, did I mention I am selling mine. It is a proven bike and the first $3500 takes it.

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Nice job Wink! That might be as faster B to A progression than the now-famous Ron Hix!

Must be the bike...
Thanks Kruz.

I love the sport, thanks for introducing me to it, and thanks for all of your help and support. Between you, RonHix and Zeus, and all of the CRs out there, the coaching and assistance has been amazing.

As I told Fred when he was kidding me about 116, I am hoping that you trained the bike so well that it would train me! (Have new numbers on order by the way).

Now the goal is to be able to actually stick with Ron around the track. Hopefully, you'll be out there soon, and I'll get to shadow you. Of course, if you get a 750, that might be a little more difficult.

Thanks,

Brian

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oh man ron that is what im looking for... f4i track bike and the price is good as well. the problem is i dont have the money for it right now... shitty
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