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Old 09-21-2006, 09:28 PM   #41
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Old 09-21-2006, 09:34 PM   #42
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Man I love this bike.
I just preped the bike for the TD and it only took me about 10 min. max :icon_bigg

I'm sure it will take a bit longer once I start swapping skins but for now it quick and EZ
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Old 09-23-2006, 06:49 PM   #43
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Too bad you didn;t ride it today mang! Good to see you as always. I had an awesome day even though I ran off the track tweece. Who else was there?
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Old 09-23-2006, 09:19 PM   #45
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Too bad you didn;t ride it today mang! Good to see you as always. I had an awesome day even though I ran off the track tweece. Who else was there?
Yea man, it was great to see you too.
Wish I could have rode all day but I had a ball cornerworking with a ninja
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Dragging hard parts....

Ok, so the first session after the round robin, I scraped pegs on both sides of the bike. I scraped so hard and for so long through turn 10 (the horseshoe) that I decided I'd drifted wide enough that I'd stand it up and ride off into the dirt. It annoyed me to no end that I had a run-off, but my excuse was "It's a Strom! It wants to play in the dirt!"

I rode it through the dirt, did a quick mental check, then got myself safely back on the tarmac.

When we went into the classroom my first concern was to learn to lean farther off because I obviously didn't have any more lean angle left on the bike - the rest of the leaning had to be me.

I learned to hang off, but it just wasn't enough to get me around turn 10. I continued to scrape all the way through the rest of the morning sessions. During lunch, Charles and Frank agreed that I should take the feelers off my pegs to give me a little more clearance. That, combined with even more leaning off the bike, and I was scraping less but still scraping. The bottom of my peg is now a "badge of honor". I was hanging so far off the bike that by the last session, I was dangling my outside leg.

The instructors recommended I pump the rear preload up as high as it would go, and it helped but turn 10 just wasn't made for a bike as un-sport as the Strom. I almost got Moe to let me take his Raven out for a lap or two...

I'm sore today. Mostly in my quads and calves. The second half of the day was sooooo much better for me, but I've noticed that on local rides too. Maybe I just need a good meal in me?

A big thanks to everyone that helped and encouraged me.
Kent - the suit was flawless. Want to sell it?
Frank - you can be my bike chauffer any day!
Charles & Moe - Thanks for holding us a spot in the paddock and helping out with tires & stuff. It sure helps to have you mevchanical guys around.
Snoopster, Curt & Vee Dub - Thanks for coming out and watching/supporting me!

When do we go again?!?!?!
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:12 PM   #48
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Old 09-24-2006, 03:14 PM   #49
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I was working the shoe and you were indeed dragging from the entry point until you exit turn 11.
I was digging it myself.

I got some really good photos I'll post up later for everyone
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I got some really good photos I'll post up later for everyone
Cool! Can't wait to see them!
I really though I was doing well in that turn despite the grinding, but it just sounded horrible every time I went through. Could you hear it from where you were, or just see it?
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I was working the shoe and you were indeed dragging from the entry point until you exit turn 11.
I was digging it myself.

I got some really good photos I'll post up later for everyone
OH that was you!
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Old 09-24-2006, 06:33 PM   #52
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That was Me.

And Squeek, I could hear it from where I was as well as bigcomfy draggin his exhaust
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Old 09-24-2006, 07:38 PM   #54
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How did the SV do at the track day big guy?
Good, I got down to my target time & then some. I still wasn't riding all that hard, just making steady progress all day. I'll be sending my bodywork out to you sometime after TWS (Texas World Speedway) to work your magic.

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Other than Bill misfortune, the day was a good day.
Weather held up well, track wasn't crowded, everybody behaved well, very little crash and only few run offs.
It was great to watch everybody had great time.
Next one will be Cresson Big Track!
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^ Hey you, I had a good time. Thanks for all the help
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^ Hey you, I had a good time. Thanks for all the help
No, problem.
Anytime, Eric.

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I was kidding about the rumor at first but then...

Within the first 30 min. at the track she Punches me in the arm (no B.S.)
Then when going out to the cornerstations you poke me in the eye.
NOW that's just not right!

So now, I'm not sure if the rumors were rumors at all.
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Old 09-25-2006, 06:36 AM   #60
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I was kidding about the rumor at first but then...

Within the first 30 min. at the track she Punches me in the arm (no B.S.)
Then when going out to the cornerstations you poke me in the eye.
NOW that's just not right!

So now, I'm not sure if the rumors were rumors at all.

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