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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-12-2003, 08:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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Grattan 8hr Endurance Race-PlanningPOW-WOW

OK everyone....lets get the ball rolling on this. I just pulled the date/location out of thin air, if they suck speakup with a suggestion and maybe we can work it out.



WHO: ANY interested Riders/Racers/PitCrew volunteers....ect

WHAT: Join some CLSB track junkies for some hotwings and beer for a preliminary planning and brainstorming session of a team effort in WERA's 8HR Endurance race at Grattan July 19th.

WHEN: SUN March 2nd 7pm

WHERE: O'hare HOOTERS (8225 West Higgins Road)

Topics to be covered:

Hardware (what bikes/spares/tires/fueling.....ect)

Software (riders/pit crews)

Logistics/Costs for the event itself and any pre-event practices


Lets do this!!!!

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Re: Grattan 8hr Endurance Race-PlanningPOW-WOW

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OK everyone....lets get the ball rolling on this. I just pulled the date/location out of thin air, if they suck speakup with a suggestion and maybe we can work it out.



WHO: ANY interested Riders/Racers/PitCrew volunteers....ect

WHAT: Join some CLSB track junkies for some hotwings and beer for a preliminary planning and brainstorming session of a team effort in WERA's 8HR Endurance race at Grattan July 19th.

WHEN: SUN March 2nd 7pm

WHERE: O'hare HOOTERS (8225 West Higgins Road)

Topics to be covered:

Hardware (what bikes/spares/tires/fueling.....ect)

Software (riders/pit crews)

Logistics/Costs for the event itself and any pre-event practices


Lets do this!!!!

ill be there!!!!!!!

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oh and sense it is real close to mr karsons home maybe he can swing by and answer some questions pertaining to the event!

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I might be interested in the whole pit crew thing, but I don't know if I can make the meeting.


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post #6 of 57 (permalink) Old 02-13-2003, 08:42 AM
 
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I'll be there. Remind me when the 2nd comes around... thisi planning ahead thing really messes me up.
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way to take chage Mark, I'll be there and I also nominate you as team captian!!
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I might be interested in helping out in the pits, plus i love the idea of hooters March 2nd sounds good to me.

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I'll try to make it, as long as you guy's don't use my advice to beat us! I'll have a better idea that weekend.
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I'm a definite for pitcrew....may be able to make the POW-WOW, bit I think I need to pass on the riding this year especially at Grattan...once I get more comfortable there, I am game. If I happen to figure out Grattan before then, I may be convinced, but it sounds like there are plenty of riders.
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1st remind me a few days before, and some team names:

1. The Humble Allstars
2. Team Speedtech
3. 3 men and a squid
4. chicagolandsportbikes.com

I like 3 and 4. 4 maybe the best.... but we'll have ot get permission from Tony and Ken.
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am i to slow to be considered for a rider posistion?



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I was thinking: TEAM BACKMARKER

Mr. Karson-- That would be awesome! I don't think you'd have ANYTHING to worry about, I think most of us would feel great just finishing the race with the bike/riders in one piece.

Kruz- We're gonna get you up-to-speed at Grattan! Even if it takes a grappling hook and towline. Seriously though I think we should be more concerned about finishing than laptimes. We ALL have some work to do, hell I've never ridden a 600 at grattan. I'm HOPING I can be a couple secs faster than my Hawk but we'll see.

So far I see 6 potential riders and 4 potential pitcrew guys...sweet!
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well i guess that cuts me from your guys team:B



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well i guess that cuts me from your guys team:B

WHY?
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just messing with you guys.....let me know when you guys are doing this..maybe i can come out..and be the umbrella girl. (hopfully i can get away)



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I was thinking: TEAM BACKMARKER

So far I see 6 potential riders and 4 potential pitcrew guys...sweet!
Kruz is doing this, even if we have to drag him kicking and screaming, and I know Tom (kneeinpain said he was in but we will have to wait till he checks in?)


so thats
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Jeff
Steve?
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you guys gonna keep picking on me till our track day?:finger



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who is picking on you??

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heres my tip to you guys...get speed bleeder and bring plenty of break fluid...its gonna be hard on breaks...wouldnt want anyone flying off the track like my dumb ass did



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i might be slow...but i am crazy crazy fast


back on to subject...how many riders do you guys need...are there pit stops? how many stops in so many hours etc?

just wondering..MAYBE if i can go...would you guys want me to help ride or in the pits what ever?
whos bike you guys using?
better make sure its TIP top shape..and man thats gonna take a toll on a bike.

heres something i think will help anyone who rides in this thing.

slow and deliberate = fast and leathal force



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Kruz is doing this, even if we have to drag him kicking and screaming, and I know Tom (kneeinpain said he was in but we will have to wait till he checks in?)


so thats
Mark
Jim
Jeff
Steve?
Kruz
Plus Allen and Cherry..? There can be only 5 riders (per WERA rulebook) we'll have to figure it out.
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man i talk alot.

but i am almost positive i can mantain 1:36 lap times no problem..i was doing 1:34's before the end of the day..and i STILL wasnt use to the track...i need to walk the track and find breaking and turn in points...my 1:34's was by pure means of riding..and not evaluating the track for key points..it took me that long to get the track down to memory.


but i will be more then happy if my help is just needed by cheering you guys on.


do what you think is best to win....because if i am apart of it..i want us to win.

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Re: Grattan 8hr Endurance Race-PlanningPOW-WOW

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OK everyone....lets get the ball rolling on this. I just pulled the date/location out of thin air, if they suck speakup with a suggestion and maybe we can work it out.



WHO: ANY interested Riders/Racers/PitCrew volunteers....ect

WHAT: Join some CLSB track junkies for some hotwings and beer for a preliminary planning and brainstorming session of a team effort in WERA's 8HR Endurance race at Grattan July 19th.

WHEN: SUN March 2nd 7pm

WHERE: O'hare HOOTERS (8225 West Higgins Road)

Topics to be covered:

Hardware (what bikes/spares/tires/fueling.....ect)

Software (riders/pit crews)

Logistics/Costs for the event itself and any pre-event practices


Lets do this!!!!

Count me in as a interested party, I won't be able to make the Hooters date, finding riders shouldn't be hard , but if so .... I could be up for this , either way ... I plan on going ... so I can help out or what ever ... I'll be watching the posts to see how things come out !
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back on to subject...how many riders do you guys need...are there pit stops? how many stops in so many hours etc?

just wondering..MAYBE if i can go...would you guys want me to help ride or in the pits what ever?
whos bike you guys using?
better make sure its TIP top shape..and man thats gonna take a toll on a bike.
5 riders max (2 minimum)

8hpur race (yes....lots of pit stops) winner is the team doing the most laps over that 8hr period,


The other questions you asked is what we'll gonna go over at Hooters. Come on by dude.
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I'll be up to speed....Ive been practicing driving around my block with my eyes closed.
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