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Old 09-14-2012, 09:49 PM   #61
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Turned 43 this Summer and going faster than ever with less fanfare and effort. Speedoeffect your on your way at :40's at Houston. What u doing at TWS (Texas World Speedway)? I bet around :51's or better. Keep it up...that's a fantastic pace for endurance. If you get a chance to ride Hallett, take it...it's a blast.

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Yikes! That's fantastic pace period.
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Old 09-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #62
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did someone smack you on your ? That means your doing good, holding your line, and you can go faster by what I'm seeing.

BTW....guys, if you are trackdaying, great, but I hear lots of chatter about "fast times" etc....you can get a lap timer for under $100. If your goal is justto ride and survive th trackday, don't bother, but I'm always curious and the type of person to push. If that sounds like you, get on the CMRA website and look at the results page....time should be listed when you click on the endurance team or spint riders laps.

It's a good way to relieve yourself of excuses, as I know many of you have the ambition(and talent)...it's just a little bit of will and courage you may be missing.

Either way, come by Sat nights....at least I'll feed you a rocking fajita, homemade gauc and salsa...but bring your own beer...I'm stingy where that's concerned!

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I turn every race weekend into a mini vacation. I'm not the type to hang around the pits all night, but I do at Hallett cause it's sleepy town up there. It's always fun to catch up with fellow racers. but if given the choice, we go out and explore and cut loose.

As an example, Cresson. Drive out Thursday night. Dinner on the way. Granbury hotel pool till midnight. Whataburger with the locals at 2 AM. Up for the trackday on Friday. Ride all day till sunstroked and beat down. Pool dip. Dinner on town square 1st class, wine and kareoke at the wine bar, late night drinks at the dock dancing to a nice cover band, in bed by 4AM. Saturday endurance race on the 250. Done at 2PM. Try to get a top 5 finish and beat off the fatigue. Register for sunday sprints, tech the bike, back to the hotel around 5 for a cool down swim. Check out a local marina with burgers and bikinis. See a country band, get drunk enough to barely get Sid to his morning races. Watch the kid do better each time. Eat some tacos with a group of CMRA racers at Taco Del Norte that afternoon, head home. Something like that, shared with my son and good friends, is what the CMRA experience is about.

What did you do in one weekend?
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I turn every race weekend into a mini vacation. I'm not the type to hang around the pits all night, but I do at Hallett cause it's sleepy town up there. It's always fun to catch up with fellow racers. but if given the choice, we go out and explore and cut loose.

As an example, Cresson. Drive out Thursday night. Dinner on the way. Granbury hotel pool till midnight. Whataburger with the locals at 2 AM. Up for the trackday on Friday. Ride all day till sunstroked and beat down. Pool dip. Dinner on town square 1st class, wine and kareoke at the wine bar, late night drinks at the dock dancing to a nice cover band, in bed by 4AM. Saturday endurance race on the 250. Done at 2PM. Try to get a top 5 finish and beat off the fatigue. Register for sunday sprints, tech the bike, back to the hotel around 5 for a cool down swim. Check out a local marina with burgers and bikinis. See a country band, get drunk enough to barely get Sid to his morning races. Watch the kid do better each time. Eat some tacos with a group of CMRA racers at Taco Del Norte that afternoon, head home. Something like that, shared with my son and good friends, is what the CMRA experience is about.

What did you do in one weekend?

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Old 09-15-2012, 12:03 PM   #65
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Mmmm, Del Norte Tacos...
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Old 09-16-2012, 05:15 PM   #66
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Great post and info here guys! I've been trying to make a decision on racing myself been track day riding for a few years which is like 10 roughly and have a decent level 3 pace, my deal is firstly the danger, not scared of getting hurt its my sucky insurance I have at work the deductible is outrageous and I don't think I could afford to be out of work for an injury, secondly is the traveling the closet track to me is MSRH and thats 3.5 hours, TWS (Texas World Speedway) 4.5 and so on, not really to worried about the traveling too much cause it is like a mini vacation. What sucks is I really love it and think I would like it and do pretty decent, I come from a background of car circle track racing and have raced cars for over 8 years so racing is in my blood. Having said that I would still love to grid up and give it a shot and just pray and hope for the best. Am I the only one who is worried about this?
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Old 09-16-2012, 07:25 PM   #67
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...my sucky insurance I have at work the deductible is outrageous and I don't think I could afford to be out of work for an injury...
Sounds like just riding track is a pretty risky proposition for you. Racing and track riding is definitely a luxury. It's one of a good time, but it's good to know when the risks out-weigh the rewards for you.

I'd suggest picking up helicopter insurance discussed here, if you continue even riding trackdays: http://www.cmraracing.com/ubbthreads...&Number=136214

There's also some sort of racer insurance that covers per weekend, but I've never looked into that.

I take it your company doesn't offer a long-term disability plan for a bit extra pre-tax?
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I've thought about griding up many times.

Then I add up the cost and time investment..

But the true reason that has stopped me all these years?

The embarrasment of having to explain why this fat old man smoked all those pros.. the constant harrasment by large corporate sponsors wanting me to go over and be the Next Rossi.. oh, the trouble..



Just not worth it...
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Tell me that you you have no interest, tell me anything but lame excuses. If you love motorcycles and challenging yourself.....this is for you!

What's your excuses again?

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you wont be racing for last place, you would be suprised at how slow some people are out there. Don't forget If you are a CMRA member you get Track days for almost half price. I waited way too long. you are missing it!
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I've thought about griding up many times.

Then I add up the cost and time investment..

But the true reason that has stopped me all these years?

The embarrasment of having to explain why this fat old man smoked all those pros.. the constant harrasment by large corporate sponsors wanting me to go over and be the Next Rossi.. oh, the trouble..



Just not worth it...
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Tell me that you you have no interest, tell me anything but lame excuses. If you love motorcycles and challenging yourself.....this is for you!

What's your excuses again?

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I've thought about griding up many times.

Then I add up the cost and time investment..

But the true reason that has stopped me all these years?

The embarrasment of having to explain why this fat old man smoked all those pros.. the constant harrasment by large corporate sponsors wanting me to go over and be the Next Rossi.. oh, the trouble..



Just not worth it...
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you too po-po. Come out and see what it's about. See for yourself. Talk to the guys(and girls...did I mention the girls) and hang out....we all have similar interests, maybe just not the same goals.
It's racing. I've hung around enough trackdays, pre-cmra fridays, and drag strips to know what racing is about.

What I also know is that my laptimes make me a hazard to the front-runners. I feel it would be incredibly self-centered of me to get out there and knowingly make myself a rolling chicane for the front runners battling it out on the last lap (about when they'd catch me according to laptimes). A year from now if that's no longer the case, I'll look at racing again as I do want to try. I'm just not so puffed up with my own ego to up someone else's race weekend by trying it now.
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