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Old 11-14-2011, 12:51 AM   #41
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Troy started as a youngster and then didn't resume until he was 26. And that's one of a rare exception. The reason most older guys don't compete in MotoGP is probably not because they get discouraged by others' words but most likely because they just plain don't have the talent - maybe not that they don't have it but they didn't begin to cultivate it when they were 5 years old.

Look at the current MotoGP grid and you'll see that EVERY SINGLE ONE started racing in some sort before they were 12.
I see your point, but you own a Hybuse??? (sp). Do you ride track? Do you hit the back roads hard, and push your limits? Do you try and find out what the you are made of? Or are you here just thread jacking????
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Old 11-14-2011, 01:12 AM   #42
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I see your point, but you own a Hybuse??? (sp). Do you ride track? Do you hit the back roads hard, and push your limits? Do you try and find out what the you are made of? Or are you here just thread jacking????
Was trying to edit all of the talk out and just say, I would like to have the pleasure of having a coach refining my skills to take full advantage of my motorcycles capabilities.
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I see your point, but you own a Hybuse??? (sp). Do you ride track? Do you hit the back roads hard, and push your limits? Do you try and find out what the you are made of? Or are you here just thread jacking????

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Old 11-14-2011, 09:12 AM   #44
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I think it's called Texas talk. Lol.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:24 AM   #45
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I'm not on anybody - I'm all for getting to the track and would LOVE to race - just set realistic goals - MotoGP isn't very realistic.

And no, I never get my bike over 30 MPH - even though I live within 20 miles of the absolute best roads in the whole state. (And on the street I'd wager that 6 would have a tough time keeping up with the fat pig that is my busa.
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I wish you the best of luck - nothing would be cooler than to see someone from the board start from scratch and make a name for themself in racing - that would be the absolute coolest (I know we have some awesome racers already on the board but would like to see someone start from zero)
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Doing MSRH on 11-19. Finally. It will be my first track day working twards my CMRA. I have to start somewhere. I've been riding since 89, better late than never.
Your eyes will be opened at MSRH, it's a very fast track. Breaking 2:00 on a Hayabusa is a really good time.

I started riding in 1982. I killed it on the streets from 1989 to 2004. Now I only ride street to get to a destination...Austin, Mexico, Big Bend...or around the neighborhood on a scooter.

Got my TMGP license in 2004. 23 years was way too long to wait. 2007 ran two trackdays. Late 2007 had my one and only race weekend at Cresson. I learned that, sadly, I am not "that guy" who can accomplish anything on two wheels that requires a finely honed skill set. I can, however, earn a 2nd place trophy in mini expert endurance in 2010 on a team of swift dedicated riders on a well set up machine. But I can rarely finish on the podium in a sprint race.

Now, in 2011, I am still riding mid-pack in intermediate at track days on the big bikes and it is definitely worth the $200 expense, and time away from the family, each and every time I go to the track.

SHAMELESS PLUG: Come out to fastline Dec 4th, Sunday, at GSS and get your 50% off first timer discount and get your licensing school out of the way. Or just come hang out with me at grid, ride the parade lap, and watch the fun.
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Old 11-14-2011, 11:05 AM   #48
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I wish you the best of luck - nothing would be cooler than to see someone from the board start from scratch and make a name for themself in racing - that would be the absolute coolest (I know we have some awesome racers already on the board but would like to see someone start from zero)
We got a whole crew of experience zeros to heros rolling the dice. Guys I've seen doing their first trackdays not that long ago...now taking podiums, championships, instructing at trackdays...

Look at the kids (these guys raced TMGP with me) now in CMRA and beyond: Derek Wagnon, Will Gruy, Allan Phillips, Tyler McDonald.

Cool link of who came up in the CMRA:

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I wish you the best of luck - nothing would be cooler than to see someone from the board start from scratch and make a name for themself in racing - that would be the absolute coolest (I know we have some awesome racers already on the board but would like to see someone start from zero)
Sorry for snapping, I hate being called old. Lol. Thank you for the encouragement.
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Your eyes will be opened at MSRH, it's a very fast track. Breaking 2:00 on a Hayabusa is a really good time.

I started riding in 1982. I killed it on the streets from 1989 to 2004. Now I only ride street to get to a destination...Austin, Mexico, Big Bend...or around the neighborhood on a scooter.

Got my TMGP license in 2004. 23 years was way too long to wait. 2007 ran two trackdays. Late 2007 had my one and only race weekend at Cresson. I learned that, sadly, I am not "that guy" who can accomplish anything on two wheels that requires a finely honed skill set. I can, however, earn a 2nd place trophy in mini expert endurance in 2010 on a team of swift dedicated riders on a well set up machine. But I can rarely finish on the podium in a sprint race.

Now, in 2011, I am still riding mid-pack in intermediate at track days on the big bikes and it is definitely worth the $200 expense, and time away from the family, each and every time I go to the track.

SHAMELESS PLUG: Come out to fastline Dec 4th, Sunday, at GSS and get your 50% off first timer discount and get your licensing school out of the way. Or just come hang out with me at grid, ride the parade lap, and watch the fun.
Good insite! I have done a parade lap at Gss with Bevo a month ago, but I didn't fancy the track that much. Thank you for the offer though. Hopefully I'll see you at an event sometime.
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i have a feeling you will be humbled very soon...not a bad thing to have your eyes opened though...it makes me want to go faster.
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Sweet! Thank you for your support! I am tired of diving and want to explore how much I can lean.
What level diver are you?

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What level diver are you?

Some great info in this thread, thanks.
I will be riding in level 1 novice at MSRH this Saturday. Been riding since 89 and always wanted race on a track. Got to start somewhere, and I hope to learn alot.
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i have a feeling you will be humbled very soon...not a bad thing to have your eyes opened though...it makes me want to go faster.
That is what I am hoping for. I Want to learn.
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See you there Craig.. It should be a fun time!!
Will do. Will try and save you a spot next to me.
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Craig...go to the track..study it...get faster than anyone out there...the rest will fall in place..
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Craig...go to the track..study it...get faster than anyone out there...the rest will fall in place..
Will do my best Jimmy, but I think I am doing it the right way. Start off slow, learn the line, listen and learn from instructors, than push myself and the bike. Come home in one piece.

Wish you were going, but you all be safe on the Saturday ride, and enjoy the day. I will be working on my chicken strips. Lol.

I even bought a mouth guard... Safty first! Lol.
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Craig...go to the track..study it...get faster than anyone out there...the rest will fall in place..
Just so you have a goal, Brandon Cleland has the MSRH track record on a 600 at 1:35:888.
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