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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-26-2004, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Turn 4 at BHF-how fast?

I keep getting asked how fast I was going when I crashed. I usually answer "too fast" but I'm not real sure. Speed just feels different on the track. I ran wide at the exit.

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Only way to know for sure would be...

1.) Radar gun. Not normally at that turn.
2.) Look down at Speedometer. Generally not advised while making a sharp turn.

Guess you'll never know. I get asked that often about my crash too. Much like a fish story, speed keeps getting faster as time goes on. General public doesn't understand that we don't measure speed in mph on the track.

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I thought you crashed at 5a....turn 4 is the bus stop.

Im guessing you were going about 40mph
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For fuzzy math, try to remember what gear you were in, and approximately what RPM. When you heal up, take the bike out in the street and replicate that. Whatever speed is shows is probably darn close to your trackspeed. I do this sometimes when I want to feel really humble. (I just don't tell anyone what I found out!)

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I thought you crashed at 5a....turn 4 is the bus stop.

Im guessing you were going about 40mph
Yeah it was the exit of turn 5. I should quit trying to sound like I know what I'm talking about.

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Yeah it was the exit of turn 5.
Before I covered up my speedometer I was exiting T5 in the upper 90's

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General public doesn't understand that we don't measure speed in mph on the track.
I always get "so how fast do you go" when in a conversation about roadracing with non motorbike people. I generally answer with either, A: "as fast as I can", or B: "about 120 mph, but only for a second". Both of which get a generally disappointing "oh". My cousin likes to tell people he goes 240mph pretty much most of the time, "wow, that's awesome", is the response he gets. He always gets a good giggle in as we are walking away, followed by the muttering of the word...."Dumbass".

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I always get "so how fast do you go" when in a conversation about roadracing with non motorbike people. I generally answer with either, A: "as fast as I can", or B: "about 120 mph, but only for a second". Both of which get a generally disappointing "oh". My cousin likes to tell people he goes 240mph pretty much most of the time, "wow, that's awesome", is the response he gets. He always gets a good giggle in as we are walking away, followed by the muttering of the word...."Dumbass".

That is soo perfect
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I like the "fuzzy math" technique myself, though I rode my street bike at Gingerman a couple time and gave speedo a look on a long turn to see how fast I was dragging knee.

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