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post #1 of 19 (permalink) Old 10-28-2008, 04:39 PM Thread Starter
 
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Streets of Willow 10/30/2008

Yeah Chicago land Silvy and I moved to to San Diego to escape what you guys are going thru and we're hitting Streets of Willow this week. Will beposting up pics on the progress!
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Yeah man back in May. I live in downtown San Diego in the Gaslamp district. Coolest place I've lived thus far. Sun, good canyons, surf, and up and coming breweries. Sux that the tracks are a minimum 2 hours away but it's all gravy!
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Do either of your companies need lawyers?

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Sup Rob! IP lawyers maybe (research). Silvy has bee talking shit about track days and this is his first. Should be dope! He's even got a # plate on his monster!
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Sup Rob! IP lawyers maybe (research). Silvy has bee talking shit about track days and this is his first. Should be dope! He's even got a # plate on his monster!
haha, number plates and everything, thats cool. Trackdays rule. Have you been out since that MOCHA day way, way back?

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Yeah. One full course at Autobahn, 3 at Briggs and Stratton and 2 with BH at that track in southern IL. Now I have a renter for my pad in Grayslake I have more cash for a second bike (paying mortgage and rent suck!). Dedicated SM track bike.
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Yeah. One full course at Autobahn, 3 at Briggs and Stratton and 2 with BH at that track in southern IL. Now I have a renter for my pad in Grayslake I have more cash for a second bike (paying mortgage and rent suck!). Dedicated SM track bike.
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Dedicated SM track bike.
nice

grange should only be about 1.5 hrs from you

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nice

grange should only be about 1.5 hrs from you

$30 a day, open 7 days a week!
Yeah I didn't realize Grange was closer than Willow Springs. This is working out real good.

I just bought my first one piece. I gotta get my moneys worth!

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Silvy and I had a good time. Didn't get a knee down but was trying hard and was hanging off way more by the last few sessions. Found out I needed to get my ass of the seat more! SOW is a great track and I'll be going back again. 3 hours away isn't bad either. I'm sure we can knock it down to 2.5 next time!









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Yeah streets is a nice track and fast as hell. I love that track. Last time I was there a guy died in a race.

Great pics. Post more if you can. I might be out that way soon if Im near you I will look u up
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Should add also; My first session suxd. Bike was bouncing all over the fooking road. Went in to the suspension dude (Dave Moss from Catalyst Suspension) and he set me up in less than 5 minutes and the best part FOR ONLY $20! Bike railed right after that. I was super impressed.

Silvy has more pics than I do so hopefully he'll be posting up. Here's one I like.

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The Prince & Silvy ride Willow

It's about time you fair-weather fairies got thyselves to the track. So, did you take advantage of your experience over track noob Silvy & run circles around him or did he surprise you & shut your big mouth? Inquiring minds want to know.

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It's about time you fair-weather fairies got thyselves to the track. So, did you take advantage of your experience over track noob Silvy & run circles around him or did he surprise you & shut your big mouth? Inquiring minds want to know.

Say hey to B., D. & Abby for me.
It wasn't like when we went out to Briggs and Stratton; everytime I hit turn 4 you were further away from turn 1!
Silvy was cool. Working on hit tekneek. The mofo was grinding mad parts. Did damn good. Talking him into a dedicated track bike as well. Come on out Bob and see what's really going on.

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Yeah Chicago land Silvy and I moved to to San Diego to escape what you guys are going thru and we're hitting Streets of Willow this week. Will beposting up pics on the progress!
Great track - FAST. I was just there. You will love it!

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Someone please remind me why I live in the Midwest!!!. Actaully were looking in the South Carolina area ive about had it with these winters. I wish ya luck on the new area.
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