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post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-10-2003, 12:28 PM Thread Starter
 
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NESBA dates that I'm signed up for.

Hey all, just wanted to say see you in a couple months.

Myself and Zaskar (dude from rochester, those of you who have been up might rember him) have singed up for 4/19 at blackhawk, and 5/31-6/1 at mid america.

Soo, where do all the chicago hoodlums pit at?

For blackhawk will be staying at my parents in wheaton, how early should we leave/be at the track?

Looking forward to seein a bunch of you.
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Yaaay! Blackhawk is gonna be a BLAST! Providing they haven't taken it down, we'll be pitting under the south side of the big oak tree just east of the tower. Look for the white van/trailer combo with the "HARLEY" license plate!

My guess is it'll take 1:30 to drive to the track from Wheaton. You'll want to get there as early as possible to get situated, registered and tech'd. Some folks will have camped out the night before. If memory serves, registration opens at 7 a.m.

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Yaaay! Blackhawk is gonna be a BLAST! Providing they haven't taken it down, we'll be pitting under the south side of the big oak tree just east of the tower. Look for the white van/trailer combo with the "HARLEY" license plate!

My guess is it'll take 1:30 to drive to the track from Wheaton. You'll want to get there as early as possible to get situated, registered and tech'd. Some folks will have camped out the night before. If memory serves, registration opens at 7 a.m.
Umm, is the tree still there?

I'm currently signed up for the Saturday 4/19?? I still need to register for the Sunday. I may do Mid-America as well, especially since I can't do the May or June Gratten days with STT.
I'm looking to do the 3 day weekend over 4th of July there though

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....glad you'll be back in town.

BHF is about 60 minutes from Wheaton (slight speeding).

I will be at BHF both days...MAM is just too far. Been there last year. You should join STT and do some Grattan days. Save your $ for Putnam Park too, that track is everyone's favorite.

We usually pit in the center area close to the Drucker trackside support trailer. I'll have a white tent this year. Silverish Tahoe pulling either a yellow or white enclosed trailer.
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Hey guys and kim,

I was just reading over the handbook, I really have to take my mirrors off huh? Folding them in won't suffice?

Also, what tape works best for not leaving yuck on my stuff?

Oh, bring my own gas, or does the track and or drucker sell gas, probably just race gas, huh, best to bring my own pump gas?
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Taking the mirrors off is no biggie and it will save you some cash in the event of a mishap.

Definitely bring your own gas. All they have at the track is race gas and it's pricey.

As for tape, go get the blue masking tape used to tape off lines for painting. It won't leave a residue at all.



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U need to take your mirors off if you do the whole day.

You don't want to run race gas...something like $8-10 a gallon. BHF sells regular gas, but its pricey. Theres a Mobil 1 mile away.

You can use duct tape, just unplug your lights. A lot of people use that blue painters tape, it comes off reall easy too easy sometimes.
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A 5-gallon can plus a full tank will get you through a full day and leave you with gas in the bike. Race fuel is mucho dinero. Your normal pump gas is juuuust fine. Mirrors aren't tough to remove.

One thought about tape... Some folks don't bother disconnecting their lights and just tape over 'em. This is bad for a couple of reasons: People behind you will be distracted/annoyed by your brake light and (more importantly) the heat from the bulbs will "bake" the adhesive onto the lenses and leave a nasty residue.

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BHF is about 60 minutes from Wheaton (slight speeding).
Speeding to BHF is a bad idea, but if you do... watch out for an unmarked green sedan

Hey Nick, just so you know... Brian and I live about 6 minutes from your parents house in Wheaton... in case you need anything.
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Thanks Anna.

Duely noted, I'll either unplug the lights or better yet pull the fuse.

Blue Painters Tape, Check, I'll get some of that as well.

I like our little local track day, we do nothing, show up and run. I fold my mirros in .

Not bitching though, I know why NESBA does what they do.
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I said slight....meaning 10 over. Not quite your speed....must have been passing one of those souped up semis

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Awwww...how cute...it's official. When's the date.
You should talk. If I remember correctly, just not so long ago you couldn't even say the word "marriage" but now it's OK 'cause John is doing it
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Awwww...how cute...it's official. When's the date.
I was thinking the same thing.

He must pull down some big bucks in order to support her out of work ass. Nice guy. I wish I could find a nice sugar moma

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Not to mention buying her new R1....in addition to the F4i.
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let's see... this year BHF 4/19 4/20 Road america 6/11 (STT) 6/12 (NESBA); BHF 6/23 (CLSB); Road America 8/5 and 8/6 (STT); BHF 8/30 and 8/31 (Nesba) ;and Possibly the Sept BHF.

Thank god for overtime...otherwise my CC would have taken a hit this year.

Oh and throw in Gingerman in May and Sept(STT) and I've got a full summer planned

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Who's STT? Sportbike trac time?
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yeppers! www.sportbiketracktime.com

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Not to mention buying her new R1....in addition to the F4i.
You wish! I'm not like that. I'm still getting unemployment benefits, I cashed out my 401K, got an income tax return and I've made some cash on the side, so I don't need anyone to support my ass . I paid cash for my F4i last spring, all I have is a car payment and some credit cards to pay for No one is buying me an R1 and if I do get one it will be with my own money
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It's good to be a girl!

Unfortunately, scheduling just isn't working out. I think I'll only be able to make a couple of their events.

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I hope to make it to every NESBA event this season. Not sure yet about Topeka, but people have told me it's an exciting track.

Not sure yet where I'm going to pit. I'd like to find a place near an electrical outlet.

Oh, except the Putnam event. Not the one at the end of the season, but the one scheduled like two days before the one in Brainerd.
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I agree!

I plan to do Nesba at BHF and RA, maybe MAM and Brainerd (if I get a trailer before then), possibly one or two STT at RA, and I'm also considering the CCS Sport Rider days at BHF. I'm hoping to do at least 7 track days this year.

Anybody have any thoughts on the CCS Sport Rider days? I haven't heard much about them.

I'd also like to do a day with Visionsports or Learning Curves. Is it better to do these early in the season, or wait until you've got some solid track experience first?

A friend of ours (Shawn #936) has offered to give us some help this year, so we'll be pit-ing with his group... wherever that is.

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I'll be doing as many nesba events and stt events as posible, however the closer to the season we get the more i want to do more racing! (on my new hondas! )

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Jim, where in #%)*$ did you find THAT! ACK!!!

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So.... When you go to the unemployment office how do you play off all that riding as serching for a job? Here look at these gas recipts, I went to MN, TN, NC, and everywhere else all looking for jobs.

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I think she interviewed for a latex salesman job at Vandalay Industries.

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Jim, where in #%)*$ did you find THAT! ACK!!!

OOOHHHHHH and ive got more, stay tuned who is next, remember i had the camera out at buffalo wild wings have some pretty weird pictures!!!

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I think she interviewed for a latex salesman job at Vandalay Industries.
Why would they want to hire her to sell latex?

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I was thinking the same thing.

He must pull down some big bucks in order to support her out of work ass. Nice guy.......
What are you talking about.....she is supporting me with the steady income she has from the state, not to mention all of the sweat equity that she is earning!
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