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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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A sad time for me...no time for the track

I sit here and keep seeing posts about all the track day giveaways, roll calls, and latest reports. This should make me happy, but it doesn't, because I'm not able to join in the fun. Especially since I just got the bump to Intermediate.

I've gotten into a leadership development program at work, which is awesome, but it also takes a LOT of my time doing assignments which will be preventing me from doing track days until October. It's a 6 month program right in the heart of track season. I might be able to squeez one or two days in, but it will be rough. I thought I'd be able to work out a schedule to still ride, but it isn't looking too good right now.

I'll miss being at the track with you guys/gals. I'll have to live vicariously through your pictures and reports, so try to make them good.

Thanks for letting me vent a little

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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 07:59 AM
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I hear you... I'm aggitated that after the next two track days I'm not sure if I'll make if out again until late fall due to moving and work things... wish us all luck with the weather tomorrow.....

I believe you can do it though.... you are determined!

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Yeah, I hear you. After Putnam, I probably can't hit the track until August. Army, a wedding, more Army.

Of course, all this is made worse by the fact that my custom leathers should be in next week

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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-12-2006, 08:58 AM
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I'll have to live vicariously through your pictures and reports, so try to make them good.

If you'd be willing to sponsor some of my track days with one's you would've attended, I'll be sure to take some GREAT pictures and give AWESOME reports!

j/k--seriously, sorry to hear you won't be out much but congrats on work! The track may always be there for ya but oppurtunities at work might not!
See ya out there soon!

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Miss you this year - I was looking forward to seeing you riding in "I" away from us slowpokes!! . Hopefully you'll be able to get at least a couple more days in this season!

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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 06:01 AM
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I miss the track too.

Since I've been training for this climb I've had no time or money for trackdays. I've got 9 more days until I leave for Alaska, and I will be able to finally get back on the track when I return.

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

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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-15-2006, 07:49 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks for the sympathy I did get some bonding time with the track bike yesterday. I got her naked and gave her a bath, then I put a nice coat of wax on her. I have to protect my new paint job while it's still worth protecting She's all ready to go if I get a chance to ride her. I still have to change the gearing for the next track though.

Kim...Thought I might see you and Nolan at Road America last month . I might try to squeeze in a BHF/Autobahn North day if my training/travel schedule will allow it. Maybe I'll see you guys there.

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Kim...Thought I might see you and Nolan at Road America last month . I might try to squeeze in a BHF/Autobahn North day if my training/travel schedule will allow it. Maybe I'll see you guys there.
No RA for us - trying to get Nolan's bike ready for the track. It's done now and we'll be at Autobahn on June 3rd - I'll look for you and your shiny bike!

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