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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 08:57 AM Thread Starter
 
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Post: BHF 7/22-23

had a great time saturday at bhf. once again mikdivad helped me out a ton. big props to him.

the weather was perfect and the condition of the track was surprisingly good considering all the horror stories from the races the weekend before. i'm no speed demon but i had no issues with any of the corners where the patches were.

also, it was great to meet ernie, kneeinpain and c5367.
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Quit hogging the mikdivad all to yourself! Thank god abt the pavement, makes me feel much better about this weekend.

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Quit hogging the mikdivad all to yourself! Thank god abt the pavement, makes me feel much better about this weekend.
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post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 07-24-2006, 10:02 AM
 
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I was there on Sunday, was good times for sure. Beat my previous best of 1:32.23 with a 1:26.07. Perfect weather. Anyone know who the guy was who highsided? He went down pretty hard and wasn't coming to...as they were deciding to airlift him outta there, he opened his eyes and spoke a little I guess so they didn't call the airlift. Hope he heals up quick. Thanks to Hunny for being a kick ass pit crew and to c5367 for the help in fixing up the bike!
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I was there on Sunday, was good times for sure. Beat my previous best of 1:32.23 with a 1:26.07. Perfect weather. Anyone know who the guy was who highsided? He went down pretty hard and wasn't coming to...as they were deciding to airlift him outta there, he opened his eyes and spoke a little I guess so they didn't call the airlift. Hope he heals up quick. Thanks to Hunny for being a kick ass pit crew and to c5367 for the help in fixing up the bike!
whoa, that's a lot of time whacked off. nicely done!

i hope whoever high-sided is doing well.

saturday there were 2 deer munching on grass on the outside of turn 7. that was an interesting moment for me.

c5367 had an interesting moment when he ran over a squirrel. he came back in and said, "all i heard was a POP". we checked his bike for blood 'n guts but nothing was there.
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whoa, that's a lot of time whacked off. nicely done!

i hope whoever high-sided is doing well.

saturday there were 2 deer munching on grass on the outside of turn 7. that was an interesting moment for me.

c5367 had an interesting moment when he ran over a squirrel. he came back in and said, "all i heard was a POP". we checked his bike for blood 'n guts but nothing was there.
I found a turtle on the track in Turn 7 once. Kept having to take a different line through there as he was heading towards the pond on the inside.

Biggy hasn't been to Blackhawk a lot, so that lap time drop is possible. When I was first starting out I'd get 10 or so second drop in a weekend. Then again, going from 2:10 to 2:00 lap times isn't that hard.

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That was a great weekend!
It was good to finally meet Paikypoo and ernie in person on Sat.

The groundhog incident was interesting. I think the 999 is just an mean evil bike. It tried killing me all morning, and when it couldn't, it decided to take it out on the groundhog/squirrel or whatever it was.
I talked to some of the corner workers and they said it came off the track in one piece, it was just crushed. Thats why I didn't have any guts on the bike.

The track was in good condition. The bus stop is a lot nicer now, IMHO. I used to slide the front a bit over those bumps that used to be there, but now it sticks pretty good.

I managed to get down to a 1:22.57 before lunch on Sunday. When that guy went down and the oil was all over 6, I decided to call it. I think I ended up getting some bad gas, because right after I filled it, it started running funny. It was from the Mobil station by the Walmart.

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Actually the oil wasn't at all bad. I was able to go through there are 90% and never had one bit of a problem. Though just seeing that stain on the track was a bit freaky.
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Actually the oil wasn't at all bad. I was able to go through there are 90% and never had one bit of a problem. Though just seeing that stain on the track was a bit freaky.
Dangit. Maybe I shoulda stayed.

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If anyone was at BHF on Sunday, Hunny might have gotten you into one of the almost 300 shots she took with my camera.

http://public.fotki.com/biggy/trackday_7232006_-/

Remember that these shots are all at 8megapixel and can be cropped in a lot (crop, then stretch the image). If you don't know how to do it, then ask someone else

Click on "Get original uploaded photo." to get the highest rez copy if you'd like to save it.
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was sliderphoto there? i don't remember hearing if any photographer groups were present...
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was sliderphoto there? i don't remember hearing if any photographer groups were present...
Gron4 was there. Dunno if I can link to their site

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PaikyPoo-- As I told you on Saturday, you were looking great by the end of the day. You were really starting to move in that last session when I followed you. If you could have seen my face inside my helmet I just had a stupid grin as I followed, because I was so impressed by how much you improved since the last time we came out to BHF. Good to see the others at the track too.

Jon-- I haven't seen you much at the "other org's" events lately. Been too busy racing I guess.

Unfortunately I didn't get to run too many A-sessions for myself b/c we were a bit understaffed this weekend. I had to do some double-duty and CR in the intermediate and novice groups after lunch, but I did get to play with Tom for one session after lunch... just like the good ol' days.
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Quit hogging the mikdivad all to yourself! Thank god abt the pavement, makes me feel much better about this weekend.
are you advanced ? If so.. you're in for a world of hurt.
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Bring it on I'll be riding my 636 for the first time in the dry and I'm gonna pull a wheelie so big that I'll jump that puny little 250 of yours over the curb at the bus stop

Er, actually, I never made it into Advanced, at least not with NESBA

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Bring it on I'll be riding my 636 for the first time in the dry and I'm gonna pull a wheelie so big that I'll jump that puny little 250 of yours over the curb at the bus stop

Er, actually, I never made it into Advanced, at least not with NESBA
what does one have to do to get bumped to advanced?
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Pretty much just the judgement of the control riders. The criteria is safe and consistant riding, and of course you have to at least be running pretty quickly, I'd say probably at least 20's at Blackhawk?

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Ummm.... other than missing all the apexes by at least a foot or two

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I had a big "GU" added to the back of my leathers for this weekend, and if that's not good enough for A group, I don't know what is

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I had a big "GU" added to the back of my leathers for this weekend, and if that's not good enough for A group, I don't know what is
Where'd you get that done?

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I went to Leathersmiths in West Chicago, the price I was quoted was pretty good, $40 total to add the 2 letters, and to resew a 3-4" area that came apart on my suit last weekend (not from crashing, seams just busted grrrrr). They charge $10 per letter, and a few bucks to open up the suit to do the work, however they waived that for me since they needed to do that anyways to repair the seams.

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I had a big "GU" added to the back of my leathers for this weekend, and if that's not good enough for A group, I don't know what is
that should be worth atleast 5 seconds. Now if you had some RS Taichi leathers... you'd be the muthafuckin man!
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