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Old 09-30-2009, 03:01 PM   #21
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I will be hosting my annual retirement party at season's end.

I have no idea how to stop. Someone help me, please!
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:03 PM   #22
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I will be hosting my annual retirement party at season's end.

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ha ha... that made me laugh!
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:10 PM   #23
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It's fun while it last. The good thing is you did it, you loved it and you probebly have some good storys to tell your grandkids lol.


So are you attending any T.A. meetings?
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:18 PM   #24
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ha ha... that made me laugh!
it elicited a chuckle from me as well.

good luck with quitting permanently. I gave it all up sometime last season; sold the bike and all my gear a couple months ago. Now, after going to track21, I've got the urge again. Oh how I miss the SV...
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Old 09-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #25
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ha ha... that made me laugh!
so what about street riding? u never said. it is soo much easier you put on your go to your garage jump on the bike and ride. No loading unloading all kinds of and then traveling miles to ride. U just ride.
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:45 PM   #26
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so what about street riding? u never said. it is soo much easier you put on your go to your garage jump on the bike and ride. No loading unloading all kinds of and then traveling miles to ride. U just ride.
I dunno, when I ride the thing on the street I get sooo bored now. I put the street stuff on it a couple of months ago, when I was looking for a new track bike, and I rode it around to work and showed some interested buyers you know the drill.... Holy it was sooo freaking hard to keep from winding it up, coasting at the speeders limit is just booooooring and I routinely found myself pushing 100 plus mph, which is a nasty nasty ticket and not so safe.....

So I don't know, on the fence about it... I have not put the street plastics on it for that reason!
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Old 09-30-2009, 04:46 PM   #27
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It's fun while it last. The good thing is you did it, you loved it and you probebly have some good storys to tell your grandkids lol.


So are you attending any T.A. meetings?
I need that! I have already started beating my kids!
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:11 PM   #28
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I made myself ride up to OakHill Sunday to somehow rekindle my desire to get back out on the track. Did not work. For now I have bowed out and may make a return in future years. When your heart is not in it, it just aint in it. I respect your decision.
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Old 09-30-2009, 05:14 PM   #29
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Old 09-30-2009, 08:22 PM   #30
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hey is this a slam or a compliment on goldwings? Hmmm? Remember radar and I have kept up with sportbikes in the twisties at the expense of the riders egos.
I was quite serious. I think they are awesome bikes and one will be in my garage in the next year. t I sold one to an MH member today...I hope his wife hasn't butchered him
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Old 10-01-2009, 12:19 AM   #32
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Good luck to ya, You can always come back to the track when you're old like me and have less to loose. It'll still be fun.
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Old 10-01-2009, 08:43 AM   #33
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I was quite serious. I think they are awesome bikes and one will be in my garage in the next year. t I sold one to an MH member today...I hope his wife hasn't butchered him
oh it was you that sold it to fnka. I am telling you I think goldwing sells are going to improve with more track riders taking to them once they find out how fun they are.
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:12 AM   #34
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Well after lots of debate and questioning myself and my motivations I have decided to hang up the track day / racing towel.

The decision was mine but it was heavily influenced by my wife and family. I was pitted next to Jon Broom at Cresson (the day he crashed) and my wife was there. She never said a word to me that day, but it got to her. She has never asked me to give up anything or to change a single aspect of who I am, but she asked me to consider a different / less dangerous hobby. I love this sport, I am using the word love here! I just love my family and kids more, I have never been a selfish person, I have more toys and hobbies than I know what to do with so letting this one go, while hard, isn't the end of the world. Besides, I will replace it with something else, I am thinking a nice off shore fishing boat

I wanted to say good bye and thank you to every single person that has helped me along the way. Then I realized that is basically (well almost) everyone I have met / done track days / raced with. You guys (and girls) make this sport! I will miss all of you!

speed and stay safe!

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Sorry I'm late to the discussion but did broom survive?
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:23 AM   #35
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Sorry I'm late to the discussion but did broom survive?
Yes, he is still in an LTAC unit though. Still non-conscious but I believe last report was he was off the vent completely
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:40 AM   #36
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Yes, he is still in an LTAC unit though. Still non-conscious but I believe last report was he was off the vent completely
That's great thank you
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Old 10-01-2009, 09:42 AM   #37
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Sorry I'm late to the discussion but did broom survive?
Didn't really know Jon until that weekend, he was super cool, I really liked him and could see he loved this sport! He did survive and in light of giving out information that is changing constantly I will simply say that I check his status on the CMRA board every morning and he seems to be doing better every single day
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:05 AM   #38
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very true, but that doesn't change the fact that this sport is one of the more dangerous hobbies out there.
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