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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Cool Summer 2004 ends today 11:30

Can you believe another summer has come and gone?

It's been a blast.

No big crashes (for me )

Travelled a little further outside of the midwest to ride other tracks...

Put some more faces to names on the board

Made some great new friends

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 09:19 AM
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i had a big crash.

never really got hot this summer either. odd. we'll probably get hammered this winter.

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post #4 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 09:49 AM
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Well, this summer's been hampered by injuries due to my ripped disc in my neck (fucked up mountain biking at the beginning) and my badly sprained (and continually reinjured) ankle from me and Krys' crash. That changed everything.

Now the medical bills (from what insurance hasn't paid) is causing me to look for a second job.

But I did get to do 5 trackdays, and the warm weather isn't over yet! Let's enjoy as much as we can while we still have it!
post #5 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 09:51 AM
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Ahhh yes. This was the first summer in about 6 years that I didn't ride on a racetrack, oh well. I am getting old!

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post #6 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 10:09 AM
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summer's over, (sniff, sniff, boohoo) been a good one though, logged over 14k since 3-31 and learned a lot and met some great people from the board. plenty more riding to do however!

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been a kick ass summer.. i got my first bike


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Been a great summer with CLSB even if we did get rained out of Strats for the Month of AUGUST!

Had a blast watching the kids really enjoy their first summer. Kolby (will be 2 in March) discovered how to really run in the grass and climb up the ladder for the slide. Also learned about Ants crawling on the sidewalk)
Haley (will be 3 in Dec) Learned how to catch a ball and swing by herself on the see-saw swing. My goodness how they have grown up so much over the short summer.



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post #9 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 10:55 AM
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Definitely a great summer!!! Got a lot of riding in with everyone from the board!!!

Met a lot of great ppl from the forum and still have more to meet!!!

We still got a lot of riding weather in so let's make the best of it!!!

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post #10 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 11:17 AM
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Cool beans Kelly !! Arent kids the greatest!!!

Mine are getting big too fast although I can finally do some of the things Ive been dreaming about for years!! Brad is 10 now and I cant wait to have him take his first pheasant this Fall and hopefully his first deer this November. If not his, then at least be with me when Im hunting. Wierd to some of you I know but hunting is a passion of mine and Im glad hes taken a liking to it.

Cameron is 6 and likes his Gameboy..nuff said

Summer is nice but Im lloking forward to the cooler days ahead and even the first snowfall!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bring it!!!


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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 11:41 AM
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Definitely a good summer. 9600 miles in the bike, 3 trackdays, no crashes, 2.5 sets of tires

Made some very good friends here, quality people, good times.
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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 11:42 AM
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Bring on the sleds!!

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post #13 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 11:53 AM
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This is actually the best part of the riding season IMO. The leaves change colors, clear cool days, no more humidity...overall great sport touring weather. 3 years ago we had some amazing Indian Summer evenings in late October.

Summer for me went fast. I only rode about 4500 miles since I bought my ZX9R in Feb. Since I'm in Iowa now not near Chicago, there's nowhere to ride on weekedays. Nothing but groups of helmetless squids in this area.
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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 12:03 PM
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Its been a kick ass summer.

I did 11 trackdays.

I got my 10R.

I got bumped to Intermediate and my laptimes dropped.

I started riding with the group and I made it to a bunch of Strat's nights.

I got to ride my bike in the mountains of New Mexico.

Took my first real vacation. I spent a week in Alaska (photos to be posted this weekend)

Learned to sail and was certified on a Hunter.

Crashed once at the track. No major damage to me or my bike.

Yeah, this has been the best summer yet!

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

I bleed GREEN
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post #15 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-22-2004, 12:06 PM
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Weatherwise it was a weird summer... now this is my favorite time a year! Too bad fall lasts so short...
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I hate winter.

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