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Old 07-29-2012, 10:48 AM   #1
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HAT OFF TO GAVIN AT FASTLINE!!!

Extremely hot day at GSS, got there a little late with my trailer, and started setting the pit with Rykoson, Baopee, and Tayheal. Then, it became a Mega pit with 7 bikes. Always thought of those who run out of gas on the track as morons. Well, it happened to me on my first session.
There was just too much going on. Coupled with the excitement on my first CMRA class and my mind preoccupied in my insecurity on the new tires, completely forgot to check my tank, while made sure to check the tanks of my team-mates.
Well, my bike died after a couple of laps and parked it in the grass, and waited for an angry staff to come to me and hear "You idiot make me come out in this heat to get your ?". All those who've been through this know what i'm talking about.
Down in the horizon, noticed a lonely rider on his mini with a safari hat on, coming towards me. He pulls up to me, and gives me a subbtle smile and says "you are in leathers and helmet and it is too hot to push your bike. Take my bike and go, i'll roll your bike to the pit".
Well. enough said. Can't describe in words my admiration and gratitute to you Sir!! When i grow up, i wanna be just like you!!
My excitement on completing successfully my CMRA class takes the second seat. All day yesterday, and waking up this morning, i could not forget the life lesson i got yesterday!
Gavin, thank you sir!! You and Fastline will get tired of seeing my face!

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Old 07-29-2012, 11:28 AM   #2
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:38 PM   #3
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yep Gavin is one of the ones that always made me feel welcome at fastline and never treated me like a complete know nothing noob, even when i was.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:48 PM   #4
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I know that smile, he doesn't have to say much(he never does) it let's you exactly what he's about to say.

Gavin is good peeps.
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Old 07-29-2012, 01:53 PM   #5
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That's right!!! That smile says soo much!
He's momma taught him manners and his daddy taught him sportsmanlike conduct. (let the guy in 10+ Lbs of leather get out of the sun quick)
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Old 07-29-2012, 02:01 PM   #6
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i like the attitude and respect he has for others...
he could out ride you and never make you feel like it...it is like he loves riding and wants to be sure that you have the opportunity to develop that same love...
it is like he teaches, not to show you what he can do, but what you can do. like it should be.
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:34 PM   #8
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He is awesome! He helped me get my bike to the track and back home! In his five star trailer!
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Old 07-29-2012, 08:52 PM   #9
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Thanks guys. I just know how bad it sucks pushing a bike in leathers after riding it. With yesterdays heat it even magnified it.
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Old 07-30-2012, 02:23 AM   #10
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Cuong told me how Gavin did that, so sweeeeeet!
At first I was like, Whose Gavin? He said, Slyder's Fiance, Husband, Boyfriend.

What a good person.
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Old 07-30-2012, 07:45 AM   #11
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I second that. Gavin FTW. He's fast on humble at the same time.
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But hey Bluepine, you deserve some props too.

[Like youve mentioned] You checked to make sure Rykoson, BaoPee, Thayleal and whomever else had gas in their bikes that you neglected your Own Self.
You did that for them, Gavin did that for you. Postive Karma.
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But hey Bluepine, you deserve some props too.

[Like youve mentioned] You checked to make sure Rykoson, BaoPee, Thayleal and whomever else had gas in their bikes that you neglected your Own Self.
You did that for them, Gavin did that for you. Postive Karma.
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yep, Mark is good people too... shows true Texas spirit.
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:02 AM   #17
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Old 07-30-2012, 11:11 AM   #18
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+1 fastline and all of their staff are great!! Track days are much more enjoyable with this organization. It seems as if their positive energy attracts very friendly and caring patrons. Hey mark that sux to hear you ran out of gas. You were running around the pit making sure we all had everything we needed. You made vanessa and I feel very welcome, and I think you for that. if I would have known you ran out gas, i would of stopped and gave you my bike and pushed your back to the pits too. Thanks for the hospitality fastline and all the riders who would bend over backwards to help a total stranger.
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Yeah, Gavin always is encouraging and helpful. Props bro. He came and got me quick when I fell down and went boom... Fastline staff is tip top.
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Yeah, Gavin always is encouraging and helpful. Props bro. He came and got me quick when I fell down and went boom... Fastline staff is tip top.
Yea i saw the video just good thing you got back up ok.
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