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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 09-04-2006, 09:18 PM Thread Starter

 
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Congrats to all the B group riders

I unfortunately am no longer able to ride with all you great people. I was lucky enough to get bumped. Though I did get a chance after lunch to go to some different parts of the track this weekend and watch my peers.

I was talking with a few people in the stands at turn 1. One person was amazed at just how fast the B group was. Yep, absolutely amazed. Two of her friends were at BHF for their first Nesba days. One did an intro session and stayed. The other was there for the whole event.

They went on to say some of the "other organizations" just don't have it together like Nesba does. They were really impressed. They stated over and over how the Nesba B group could easily out run a lot of the other groups I riders. Then someone went by and we heard a knee dragging. They were very impressed that a B group rider was getting a knee down.

I was blown away by their comments. But they were right on! The B group was smooth, and consistent as they went by. It was sad to watch all my old riding pals go by without me. But it was good to see everyone riding as fast as they liked and having a great time.

I just wanted to give a big congrats to the B group as a whole. Everyone has to start somewhere. So don't think of it as the "beginner" group. Think of it as the Beginning to get better group!

One of the things that I realized a few weeks ago was this. I noticed three distinct types of B group riders.
1. Those that are riding to better familiarize themselves with track riding or their bike and just have fun in a safe environment.
2. Those that are racing the rest of the B group. They just go as fast as they can, and chase each bike they see in front of them.
3. Those that are riding under their own agenda. They're working on skills and developing their abilities to meet their goals.

I was part of group 2 for quite a while. That is exactly what I did, chase every bike in front of me. Things didn't click until I stopped doing that. I had to break down my goals. I decided to work on my corner speed, braking and turn in points. I did one thing each session for a particular corner or part of the track. Over the next few track days, things just clicked! I was suddenly riding fast than I was previously, with less fatigue and not scaring the crap out of myself.

Smooth is fast! Relax and enjoy yourself. If you have goals, decide how your going to reach them and stick to it. If you need help defining your goals or getting the drills to work on an area of difficulty, ASK! On the boards here or with the CR's. They have so much to offer it can make your head spin. Just remember to have fun and ride within your abilities. One of my favorites...... "You can't win a track day, but you sure can lose one!"

Congrats to the B group as a whole for getting out there and enjoying what track riding has to offer!

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Wow... I think we have a future CR candidate in the mix.

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Wow... I think we have a future CR candidate in the mix.

Nice post Greg.
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I have to admit that Nesba CR's do lead by example.

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Excellent post!

I also think of it as the beginning to spend money group.

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+1,000 only second track day on the 3rd but many more in the near future!!
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Excellent post!

I also think of it as the beginning to spend money group.
very true, greg congrats on the bump, last time at BHF it was fun running with you but I didn't pass you once on sunday and you didn't pass me either I didn't even see you on the track

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+1,000 only second track day on the 3rd but many more in the near future!!
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+1,000 only second track day on the 3rd but many more in the near future!!
Same here. Second time at the track and I can't believe how hooked I am.
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very true, greg congrats on the bump, last time at BHF it was fun running with you but I didn't pass you once on sunday and you didn't pass me either I didn't even see you on the track
I was coming out late on purpose most sessions. I would wait by the silo, watch the last guys go out, wait about 30 seconds and then go out. Lots of open track that way, I was getting about 3-4 laps before starting to come up on traffic.

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They went on to say some of the "other organizations" just don't have it together like Nesba does. They were really impressed. They stated over and over how the Nesba B group could easily out run a lot of the other groups I riders. Then someone went by and we heard a knee dragging. They were very impressed that a B group rider was getting a knee down.
Can we stop this crap and return to constructive discussions about the track? I am super sick and tired of this. It's really stupid, and it makes our valued sponsor look bad, IMHO.

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