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post #1 of 112 (permalink) Old 07-05-2008, 11:44 PM Thread Starter
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Post July 5 & 6 Autobahn with Apex2Apex

What a great day!! Except for the oil, I'm thinking everyone had a pretty good day out there.
Heard there were some good cooks, good food and good people for lunch this afternoon. Got some good video. Give me some time to to through it; here is a collage of people on the North course. Great time everyone


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Dean you totally Thank you soo much for the awesome vids!!!
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GREAT DAY!! Nice video Dean. We will miis ya today bro. Just some FYI for the people who have tents. ACC has these winds that will blow up on a totally calm day. Ive seen 5 tents get destroyed in the last 2 track days. Keep them things tied down at all times even on calm days.
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I could not believe that wind. Out of friggin no where and both my canopies straight over the top of the ambulance

Oh well... guess while you guys are riding I will be shopping.

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Awesome video Dean, this view is awesome!!!!

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Hi Dean

It was nice meeting you. I was Chris's friend who pitted right across from you.

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Brian its Keith, Deans friend pitted next to him. It was great meeting you and thanks for the riding talk. Feel free to stop buy anytime you are allways welcome under the big blue tents. Our puppy waas looking for you today!
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Hey, it was nice meeting you as well. I look forward to the next track day and thanks for the invite.

take care and ride safe,
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I had a good time yesterday but a fanastic time today. My neighbor loaned me his other leathers and i could finally move! Again I had a blast and it seemed most everyone did also.

To bad I cant keep the bike That thing is fricken nuts.

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It was an awesome weekend! Great seeing everyone and meeting some new people!

I will put my thanks together later

I really had a blast!

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Hey everybody I had fantastic time! I met some great people and learned a lot i had an awesome time thanks everyone!

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I came up with virtuaframax not my kind thing because I do not have the talent. You folks looked very talented on the track, keep up the progress and good work!

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good time
apex2apex did a wonderful job for the past 2 days, I will definately go back to visit them again at Grattan.
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i dont know, maybe i'm getting old but to me it seemed like there was some overly aggressive passing by a few riders...
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It was nice meeting you. I was Chris's friend who pitted right across from you.

Take care and ride safe,
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Brian,

Nice meeting you as well. Can you tell me one thing... any reason why there are five watermelons on my kitchen counter??? See you soon

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I'm hooked.... paypal [email protected] to help support my addiction. thanks.
HAHAHAHA!! Don't say I didn't warn you at FireSpeed's place. And I am sure David warned you as well.

Welcome to your new addiction and good like finding that part time job !

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Here is one more video from Saturday. Shelly and Terra... you need to pay attention to this one.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tbnOxL0vYlU

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big thanks to toby, i learned ALOT from him this weekend.
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Watermelon I forgot about that. Thanks 4 the laugh again!!! Clevis r-6 what class were u in?
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Who was the guy shooting pics. I ment to get his card but forgot. He should have some good ones since he had about a 3 ft lense. I had my first false neutral yesterday at about 110mph just at the kink off the straight. Damn scared the sh#$ out of me. The cool thing was nothing bad happened except I did go off track but I def learned what to expect next time. For those who dont know, it feels like the bike just died as you lose all engine braking so you are going into the corner way hotter then normal. Like a good friend told me just go to the next higher gear when it happens again but the problem was just that the corner was coming so quik that I was crapping myself but I pumped and squeazed the front brake and just rolled off the edge. Took a deap breath,thanked GOD and got back on. I def was lucky.
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Who was the guy shooting pics. I ment to get his card but forgot. He should have some good ones since he had about a 3 ft lense. I had my first false neutral yesterday at about 110mph just at the kink off the straight. Damn scared the sh#$ out of me. The cool thing was nothing bad happened except I did go off track but I def learned what to expect next time. For those who dont know, it feels like the bike just died as you lose all engine braking so you are going into the corner way hotter then normal. Like a good friend told me just go to the next higher gear when it happens again but the problem was just that the corner was coming so quik that I was crapping myself but I pumped and squeazed the front brake and just rolled off the edge. Took a deap breath,thanked GOD and got back on. I def was lucky.

i wasnt far behind you and saw the 40ft patch from the rear tire.
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I dont think anyone missed your long patch hehehe I was trying to get used to the GP shift on the bike. Bounced to 1st gear twice and thank God for a slipper clutch or my ass would have needed to be scraped up

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That was front brake I kept locking it up. I was hearing the dreadful howl. I didnt think I hit teh rear but in the panic I may have. Dont ask me how I didnt fold the tire in. Hey it makes me happy that everyone was able to get a laugh at me.

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Hey it makes me happy that everyone was able to get a laugh at me.
It would have been better if there was a photogrpaher in turn 1 and you had a clear visor on!!

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it looked to me like you were wayyy too far left also.. either way, it did not look good from my vantage point.
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