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POST NESBA: Putnam Oct 14-15

So what's up folks, how was it?!

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Some idiot was riding with a cast on his right hand.

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Seems like many folks listened to my rant about turn 4..... .much better than last year.


A great weekend...... terrible slick both mornings but better as the day warmed and the sun came up.....if you waited for it.... party time !


The track was odd grip wise....... it seemed to come and go even in the better part
of the day with some session being real good and others...... not so good.


It underscores the importance of taking what you can get from you skills,
your bike and the track on any given day. To ride to the limits you must
first understand that the limits change constantly..... corner to corner, lap to lap.



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some ass hat crashed BEFORE T7... now has a swollen foot

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Damn asshats. I had a great time. I will definitly be bringing the RC out next year for some more days. Hopefully the days will be warmer so the B group is not scared to death to go over 20mph through some turns.

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3rd session, running 1:22.00 chasing Ron around the track. Hopefully Greg got some pictures of me staying in front of Dave and running 1:19s in A


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some ass hat crashed BEFORE T7... now has a swollen foot
Don't tell me you pulled the old "get-bumped-and-promptly-bin-it"? Please elaborate.

BTW, Congrats on the bump...you suck!

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can't say it enough.......

get bumped
ride over your head
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wear an ass hat

seems too many riders follow this progression. Not me
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congrats Alex,,,I mean Ass hat.
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hmm,

Since I was just a pit-whore this weekend (too warm for my taste, and my tires were toast, HAHAHA). I had a great time watching my GF try her hand at her first track day. Thank's to all the CR's and other extremely helpful folk to make her experience an vastly enriching one. Now to sell that GS of hers for something more, exciting...

One the other side of that coin is that my lips and face are soo windburnt/sunburnt that it hurts to smile.

I will post my pics and short vid clips later tonite.

Thanks again to all the NESBA folk for a well-run trackday/s.

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can't say it enough.......

get bumped
ride over your head
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wear an ass hat

seems too many riders follow this progression. Not me
Hey hey hey now, i was NOT riding over my head. if i was i would fully admit to it. i kindof wish i was, then i would have something to blame it on, but i'm not really sure what happend.

i got the bump at lunchtime, went out and did 2 full sessions tearing it up, having honestly the best time ever on a track. 3rd session, i backed down just a little bit, still running 20's, was feeling a little tired so i didn't want to push hard, i was running alone, started to come into T7, little brakes, downshifted one gear like i always do, but when i came out the clutch, the RPMs did not sound right, (still not leaned over at this point) i went to look down at the tach, and before i could, i felt the ground coming up fast. Hit headfirst, then tumbled, i felt the bike land on my right foot, and came to a stop.

foot is all bruised up, but thats all, took the day off work today, hopefully i can return tomarrow.

THANK YOU, too all the CRs, who told me i was ready to go to A. You were not wrong. i will admit i was scared to go out that first session, but i felt so comfortable running in A that my nerves were gone within a couple laps. even after we went almost 6 wide into T1 i feel like a complete jackass going down in my first day in A, i even thought that in my head as i skipped across the pavement.

another THANKS to the Putnam Park staff. I have never been down before, and those people were at my side before i could even clear the grass off my face.

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This was my first track day and I could never have imagined how much fun it was going to be. I have a bunch of people to thank and I don't know most of their names. First, I have to thank CLSB for giving me the free track day. You've definitely hooked another rider. Also, the NESBA riders were a great help. It was awesome how each one had different input to give me and I just learned so much in one day. Thanks to Andy and Jay for all your help before, during and after the day. It wouldn't have been as fun if you guys weren't there.

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Heal up, glad your OK.









Relatively speaking that is.


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well i was there as a spectator... i couldnt bring my bike with me. but being my first day at the track i still had a blast. thanks to everyone for being so helpful, answering all my questions and showing me the ropes. a special thanks to ron and wink for letting me hang out with them all day, hope i didnt annoy you too much i cant wait till next year when i can be out there learning from all of the CR's. and congrats again to Mopar on his bump to A.

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Some idiot was riding with a cast on his right hand.
Damn, maybe they would have let me ride with a cast on my right foot!!

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How did she hold up Alex?
broken brake lever, bent rearset, cracked up body work, thats it. i'll get some pictures soon.

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well i was there as a spectator... i couldnt bring my bike with me. but being my first day at the track i still had a blast. thanks to everyone for being so helpful, answering all my questions and showing me the ropes. a special thanks to ron and wink for letting me hang out with them all day, hope i didnt annoy you too much i cant wait till next year when i can be out there learning from all of the CR's. and congrats again to Mopar on his bump to A.
Erik,

Glad to meet ya! I hope you had a good chance to learn what it was all about, meet some people, and to just get comfortable knowing the environment. NESBA is a great group of people, and that track thing isn't too bad either!

Looking forward to seeing you out there with us next year.

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I had so much fun this weekend I'm taking a sick day today

Considering the track was cold and slippery most of the sessions (and just cold the rest) by the last session yesterday I was running faster than I ever have out on any track; I can't wait until next spring with some fresh tires on a warm track.

Wink, thanks for the pizza on the way home too.

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It was a most excellent weekend! I heeded to Tom's and Garth's advice in the riders meeting on being extremely slow in the morning sessions so that I could still be ready to rail in the afternoon. I felt I progressed over the weekend and was definitely using less hard braking towards the end (especially after being laughed out by Wink about braking into Turn 1 )

And at least by the end of it, I don't think I was the slowest guy in the I. Woot! I'd come across some riders who I was faster than but didn't have big enough kahoonas to put a pass on them into 5 or 7 and everyone guns it on the straights (a hot pit drive through helped me get out on a empty track). The funny thing about Putnam I think is that it gets easier the faster you go, since it's a flowing track. Initially, being real slow, I could hardly keep a flowing line through 2-3-4 and 5-6 and as the speeds increased over the weekend, it was evident to me that my lines and flow through them was getting better (thanx Ron).

Thanx to the CRs and Tom and everyone else who I asked umpteen questions to over the weekend

It's such an awesome feeling to be coming out of T10 onto the straight with your head tucked in under the clip-on, rolling onto the gas... that's my favorite corner.

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It's such an awesome feeling to be coming out of T10 onto the straight with your head tucked in under the clip-on, rolling onto the gas... that's my favorite corner.
Yeah, it reminds me of 13-14 at Autobahn South, same pair of turns that you swing way out wide for a nice drive into the straight.

I still couldn't get around some litre bikes though; I needed to stop being such a wuss on the brakes into T1.

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I needed to stop being such a wuss on the brakes into T1.
Quite a few times I carried more speed than normal into T1 and felt I was definitely going to wad it up, but it stuck and felt amazing... but not brave enough to do that consistently, yet.

And as everyone says, "you can be a lot faster into T1 than you think." Easy for them to say

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Charity and I had an awesome weekend also. On saturday I had brake problems on the F4i so I ended up riding the R6 all day. Not being on that bike for awhile, its stock setup, and the cold track really slowed me down and had me being overly cautious. The fastest lap I could manage all day was 1.26.87. On Sunday I finally got the brake issues figured out thanks to calipers from Barry and a master cylinder from Marshall and was out riding on the third session. The track really came together for me on Sunday and riding a bike I was used too didn't hurt either, I ended up with a bunch of laps in the 1.22's with a fast lap of 1.22.15. I felt really comfortable on the track and didn't feel as though I was pushing myself whatsoever. I am so glad I came down for the weekend....I REALLY like Putnam its an awesome track.

Saturday night was a blast...Thanks for the laughs Hix and Frenchie.

Charity enjoyed her first track day and was of course scared as hell in the morning but with constant coaching from Wink, Carol, Marshall, and Tony she started to pick up the pace and now is addicted to it. We talked the whole way home about her day, what she learned, areas she could improve on, GETTING HER LEATHERS THAT FIT, and trackdays next year.

She wanted me to thank Wink for all his coaching and patience and Carol for all the off track coaching. She truly enjoyed herself and can't wait till next year to ride again.

This was our last trackday of the year and I can't think of any better way to end the season. Great track and the great Nesba family...no better way to go out for the season!!

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