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post #1 of 47 (permalink) Old 08-12-2007, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
 
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crashed the f4i...sorry to hear that man
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01 F4i, I had the same one.

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i need a new bike, this one is trashed
 
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sorry to hear about your crash....crashing sucks.
I had an oh-shit moment yesterday at turn 4 when I went in too early and ended up in the grass at full lean but somehow managed to get back on the track upright. I had a little bit of grass hanging from the shift lever and scratches on the lower part of the fairing they really need to put a rumble strip on that corner.
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ouch, hope you are ok.

troy hope your ok too bro.



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sorry to hear about your crash....crashing sucks.
I had an oh-shit moment yesterday at turn 4 when I went in too early and ended up in the grass at full lean but somehow managed to get back on the track upright. I had a little bit of grass hanging from the shift lever and scratches on the lower part of the fairing they really need to put a rumble strip on that corner.
There is a rumble strip in 4N...

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There is a rumble strip in 4N...
u sure??? cos if it is there then i am apexing all wrong
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yep, 5 doesn't have inside rumble, but 4 does.

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sorry to hear about your crash....crashing sucks.
I had an oh-shit moment yesterday at turn 4 when I went in too early and ended up in the grass at full lean but somehow managed to get back on the track upright. I had a little bit of grass hanging from the shift lever and scratches on the lower part of the fairing they really need to put a rumble strip on that corner.
Yeah there is a rumble strip in turn 4. You didn't see it cause you turned in too early goofball jk but looking at the scratches on your lower fairing and the grass hanging off your bike, it really looks like you took a spill. That's so weird that you were able to ride that out leaned over that much in the grass. Thanks for making me laugh my butt off a few times yesterday bud glad everything turned out ok.

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troy hope your ok too bro.
I'm ok. No injuries. Just made a stupid decision. Tried passing too late on the brakes at 7, wound up in the grass after an ugly stoppie, and had to lay her down in the grass to avoid the guard rail.

To the guy in the Silver SV I was trying to get around if you see this: I owe you a HUGE apology. There just wasn't enough space to get the pass done and I shouldn't have tried it.
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I'm sorry about your opppsss guys, I think I saw both of you in the grass.
I love autobahn, especially the left handers where I finally dragged knee. The only boo boo I made was bringing a cheap ass canopy which flew away and broke up in pieces, so we had to stay under the sun and enjoyed the 99 F temperature.
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There were some wicked winds that came through in the wee hours Sunday morning. If you only lost your canopy, you fared better than the Shadow Video guys. Their canopy started blowing away, caught up on one of the bikes, and toppled them all like dominoes.

There's been some weird, violent storms that have blown through there this year. But yeah, not a good weekend to not have shade. Ugh. So hot.

Having the oldest, ugliest, most clapped out bike every weekend is finally starting to get to me. This week she gets a fork rebuild and a new front brake set up. Maybe I'll go faster when I know I'll actually be able to stop. If the Fizzer project doesn't work out, I might start looking for something like a 675. I dunno. Racing it is cool 'cos all the bikes I'm out there with are under 100hp, but for track days it's starting to really kind of blow.

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I started to have brain melt because it was so hot out. So Sunday I put the bike in the van and drank beer after about 4 pm.

Jrock, good to see you made it through and had a good time. I started to see you improve every time you went out. Your old man has a lot of good advice as well. I'm glad I could help you.

I think the heat started to get to a lot of people later in the afternoon on Sunday. When that happens, its a good idea for your health and pocket book to park the bike.

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Moe glad your ok, now you got yourself a track whore.

Get that bike fixed up and get back out there!

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Grasshopper,

Were you coaching the Novice group last sunday?
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Were you coaching the Novice group last sunday?
Negative. I was working Intermediate Saturday and Advanced Sunday.

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I stopped by and saw a few people on Saturday, damn it was HOT out!!!

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Were you coaching the Novice group last sunday?
Did you have a good time and learn anything new? How was the classroom instruction? At least you got to sit in the air conditioned tower after every session rite?

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AH... I didnt know those who had down bikes were on here. Anyway, sorry about your oopsie.

It was hot out there... had to sit out two sessions on Sunday... after A full day and ladies session AND the extra lap on Saturday... Sunday took me out.

Good seein' people - eventhough I dunno your names.
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Did you have a good time and learn anything new? How was the classroom instruction? At least you got to sit in the air conditioned tower after every session rite?

I had a great time and learned a lot. I am very impress on how they do the sessions, it's very organized. I stayed with one instructor even though he wanted to bump me to a faster group. The classroom instructions after every session helped a lot. And if you know Troy, please tell him "thank you" .

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I had a great time and learned a lot. I am very impress on how they do the sessions, it's very organized. I stayed with one instructor even though he wanted to bump me to a faster group. The classroom instructions after every session helped a lot. And if you know Troy, please tell him "thank you" .

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Troy Stone? Black Leathers? GSXR 750?

If so, great guy, awesome rider. Did he convince you not to ride the last session? I was talking to him about that, he was sufuring from the heat pretty bad.

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I started to have brain melt because it was so hot out. So Sunday I put the bike in the van and drank beer after about 4 pm.

Jrock, good to see you made it through and had a good time. I started to see you improve every time you went out. Your old man has a lot of good advice as well. I'm glad I could help you.

I think the heat started to get to a lot of people later in the afternoon on Sunday. When that happens, its a good idea for your health and pocket book to park the bike.
Right before i crashed, there were two times when i was thinking to myself, "what the hell was that!" I should of just parked it and cooled off. Hopefully i can get my bike ready for labor day or the gingerman for October.
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Troy Stone? Black Leathers? GSXR 750?

If so, great guy, awesome rider. Did he convince you not to ride the last session? I was talking to him about that, he was sufuring from the heat pretty bad.

Yup, that's him. He was riding 3 different bikes GSXR 750, mille and other one with pink tape all over .He was very happy when I told him that I'm leaving after the 6th session. There were only 2 of us in his group so I don't know what he did to the other rider.

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That would be his wife's 675 silly.

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That would be his wife's 675 silly.

I know man I was just playing,,,great guy.
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Yep, definitely Troy Stones group. I was coaching 5 on Sunday, Advanced and Intermediate I had on Saturday.
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The good thing is you guys aren't injured and are able to share your experiences here on the board. Troy's bike didn't look too bad. I didn't see mojito's bike up close.

The heat got to me too during the fifth session and I made a couple mistakes. I sat out the next 2 sessions, cooled down in the tower, and then went out the eigth session for a few hot laps. I pitted once farmboy came around me. I didn't chase him cuz he's faster than me and I wanted to end the day on a good note. I managed to stay in the low :12s and had a few :11s with my best being a 1:11.52 during the third session. I am happy with that.

T'znutz- I had a blast pitting and riding with you guys on Sunday.

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