i have been a member of nesba since 4/13/02 been hitting it pretty darn hard for the last 4 years and all that time i have had the greatest time of my life doing it along side with friends. thankfully nothing serous has ever happened to me.
i have seen friends get hurt, and i have seen some get killed. any hobby is risky so no sport is pain free or the possibility of death.
this isn't a wuss out thread by me its more of its time for me to try something different. i had set goals when i went to the track and i have gotten everyone of them that i have set for myself. the only goal i didn't set was to start racing due to the fact its not worth the higher risk of being competitive to a point dicing it up with people i do not not simply know for some points or receiving some trophy's within the racing aspect. that was never for me and i didn't want to ever get into it. i simply have to much going on in my life that people need of me to be there on a daily to every other day basis for the business that i own.
me getting into track days was something to enjoy with friends, GET OFF the streets with some of my insane moves i use to do and it has been a GREAT outlet. i endorse anyone to do the same thing when they feel they have went from cruising on the street to hauling ass, and railing corners. what better club to do it then with NESBA, i have learned so MUCH from them that it has made an impact in my life of my riding habits.
i do plan to stop by the local tracks from time to time and see my friends and lend a hand & support them.
this is a personal choice and 1 that is also not that hard to do either, i simply feel there is not much more for me to do but PUSH it harder and get faster, and for what? personal gratification, well there is no need me to push it any harder then i already have for FUN. i feel GREAT i have done what i have done with the bike i had (a 2000 zx9r) and pushed that bike harder then i have ever known someone to do so.
so now its time for me to move on to Dirt Biking and what ever it might lead me too, tons of fun i hope.
i am not hanging up my shoes with track riding, i simply feel i need some time off and then maybe come back to it when i am bored with the dirt biking.
so, this is just me letting you guys knows whats up cause i know a lot of people wondered if i was coming back.
see you guys here and there at some Nesba events.
be safe, ride smart.