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Blackhawk Photos! 9/1&2

I finished going through and uploading all of my photos from the weekend. Here are some links to the various days events. They are seperated into 3 seperate links with multiple pages in each,so be sure to click them all. I really hope you like them and feel free to download whatever you like. I don't charge for my photos as I do this for fun, But it does cost money and if you find a photo you like and would like to donate to my camera gear (which my wife says I spend waaaay too much on) it is much appreciated.


Pictures from the cook-off and nights events.

Track Photos 9-1-07

Track Photos 9-2-07

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Ken you were in rare form Saturdaynight riding that peddle bike around, it was really great to see you back at the track .

Great photo's!!!!

Everyone who attended the chili cookoff should give yourselves a round of appaulse!! Everyone was great and we raised enough cash to get 4 sections of airfencing to save all of our asses in the event of a crash there, and anyone who's ridden there knows that there's a whole bunch of really hard thing's in close proxcimity of the track that could really ruin someones day..... and there bike.

Again my hats off to all who attended and participated..... you all rock , great job!!!!

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Tony, pics look awesome man! mucho thanks.

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Ken you were in rare form Saturdaynight riding that peddle bike around, it was really great to see you back at the track .

Great photo's!!!!

Everyone who attended the chili cookoff should give yourselves a round of appaulse!! Everyone was great and we raised enough cash to get 4 sections of airfencing to save all of our asses in the event of a crash there, and anyone who's ridden there knows that there's a whole bunch of really hard thing's in close proxcimity of the track that could really ruin someones day..... and there bike.

Again my hats off to all who attended and participated..... you all rock , great job!!!!

as i said before "its a celebration beeotchs"

to us all for gathering up enough for 4 air bags!



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Great Photo's Wish I could have been there.

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Thanks for the compliments guys. I've been doing a lot of reading trying to learn about these action shots.

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Very nice photos Tony.

I'll have to see what photos I took as I was test driving a Panasonic 10.1 meg pixel camera. I mostly stood on top the scoring tower.

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Thanks Tony!

Everyone looks good out there.
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Great pics didn't see any of me but I was going so slow you probably couldn't catch me.

They mentioned during the morning that they would post pics on Nesba, but I didn't find them can anyone point me in the right direction.

Intro track day in the books and I'm hooked. Definately not going to be breaking any track records anytime soon, but I kept myself under control and had a blast.

Nice to meet you all too when i stopped by your tents. Bobby thanks for the pointers and support man. I appreciate it.
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There were LOTS of pictures taken by various parties. Give it the remainder of the week and most all of them should be sorted and posted.

Matt Granzow took tons of photos, and so did Gron4 Photography. I am sure that they both got you.

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Hey Thanks Wink! My postioning is feeling a lot better. But I am getting frustrated by this plateau I seem to be stuck on. It kills me that I can run the exact same time lap after lap but not decrease it.




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Hey Thanks Wink! My postioning is feeling a lot better. But I am getting frustrated by this plateau I seem to be stuck on. It kills me that I can run the exact same time lap after lap but not decrease it.
Repeating the same thing lap after lap should produce the same lap times lap after lap.

Time to try something new. Have you thought about a Suzuki? LOL! Gotcha! No, seriously, if you are running the same times lap after lap it is time to change things up. Once you get comfortable at a pace, it is time to move where you are looking farther up the track. Look as far ahead as you can, as early as you can.

The next things to work on are getting your braking and downshifting done in a shorter period of time in order to come down from speed, to your target corner entry speed. Once that is shortened, you can start the braking process a little closer to the corner. This is something that even the big boys are working on every lap.

Next, pick up your throttle as early and as smoothly as you can without the rear breaking loose, or you running the bike too wide. Remember to reduce lean angle as you pick up the throttle.

Finally, once you have good progress on those things, you can start to increase your corner entry speeds a little at a time.

Good luck and keep up the improvements!

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Thanks for the tips Wink. oh and I was thinking Honda




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Tony you should post that pic of Chris over on the NESBA board, I heard about Chris doing that to a photographer but I did'nt know it was you.

Do you know who shot the photos of the 3 winner's of the chili cookoff?

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Repeating the same thing lap after lap should produce the same lap times lap after lap.

Time to try something new. Have you thought about a Suzuki? LOL! Gotcha! No, seriously, if you are running the same times lap after lap it is time to change things up. Once you get comfortable at a pace, it is time to move where you are looking farther up the track. Look as far ahead as you can, as early as you can.

The next things to work on are getting your braking and downshifting done in a shorter period of time in order to come down from speed, to your target corner entry speed. Once that is shortened, you can start the braking process a little closer to the corner. This is something that even the big boys are working on every lap.

Next, pick up your throttle as early and as smoothly as you can without the rear breaking loose, or you running the bike too wide. Remember to reduce lean angle as you pick up the throttle.

Finally, once you have good progress on those things, you can start to increase your corner entry speeds a little at a time. Good luck and keep up the improvements!

Great post.
Perhaps it deserves it's own thread.
Anyway

I kinda wonder about the sequence of items

My feeling (theory) is that you should get your max, (ride the front wheel sideways to the Apex OMYGODIMGOONADIE) speed worked out, then start compressing that braking zone.

The right combination of braking like catching a wire on a carrier, and finding your speed,and getting the heck OFF the brakes ASAP, and hitting your line perfectly is a heck of a lot of things to do in a very very short time.

I would suggest working one each thing a little bit at a time.

Perhaps a few laps with your best tires, sort of coasting in to the corner at warp speeds. And go faster until you find that correct velocity and line.

Then maybe pick a turn where catching the 3 wire (perfect braking) really matters and play with it for a while.

In either case if you are sacrificing line or form, slow down and start again.

What I would suggest you avoid is locking onto a single issue like a pitbull.
Work a little, and play a little, then work on the next thing a little.
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Great Photo's Wish I could have been there.
You were definitely missed this weekend.

Hopefully come out and say hi sometime soon.

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Tony you should post that pic of Chris over on the NESBA board, I heard about Chris doing that to a photographer but I didn't know it was you.

Do you know who shot the photos of the 3 winner's of the chili cookoff?
I don't know who shot the winners. I was back at our camp already when they announced it and Matt came walking back with his plaque.

And Chris is good for that he always gives me something to work with when he goes by




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Great action and pit pics Tony! Captured some good memories.

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