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Old 11-02-2013, 09:02 PM   #21
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Today ended up to be a really good day, wish fastline had a camera crew though! Especially finding out my gopro died on me...

How will I get Facebook cred without video or photos?! Haha I'm joking. Maybe...

Seriously though, great group to ride with.

Looking forward to next track day, possibly ridesmart this coming weekend.
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Old 11-03-2013, 10:34 AM   #22
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Glad you had fun bro. See ya at the next one. Rustle up a 250 and come play minis on December 1st
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Old 11-03-2013, 12:08 PM   #23
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Glad you had fun bro. See ya at the next one. Rustle up a 250 and come play minis on December 1st
Yeah, I've been considering that more and more now.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #24
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Today ended up to be a really good day, wish fastline had a camera crew though! Especially finding out my gopro died on me...

How will I get Facebook cred without video or photos?! Haha I'm joking. Maybe...

Seriously though, great group to ride with.

Looking forward to next track day, possibly ridesmart this coming weekend.
Cory Blair was out there taking photos for fastline. He has a website where he posts the photos. Give him a day or so to upload.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:43 PM   #25
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CZero I'm the other black s1000rr rider from yesterday. If you get an exhaust system be sure it gets installed with a new gasket. I like to think mine was but when talking to Bill over at Wild West about the backfiring issues on my bike he said that sometimes that happens.
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Old 11-03-2013, 01:55 PM   #26
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Thanks for the info and link x-ray. Do you know if Lone Star Track Days has something similar.
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Old 11-03-2013, 02:20 PM   #28
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I'm not sure about LSTD. I didn't notice if anybody was taking pictures last Friday at TWS (Texas World Speedway).
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Old 11-03-2013, 07:13 PM   #29
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I wanted to take some time to gather my thoughts before I posted the results of my FIRST time ever on the track. First the thank you’s. May Bless Dinosaur! Amazing guy, super nice and he taught me a ton ! Never could have done it without you Sir! To the ladies of Leather and Lace both of whom are awesome riders I owe you a debt of gratitude I can never repay. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Tony thank you for taking the time observer and tweak seemingly minor things that made a huge difference for me on the turn in to the carousel which really let me get some real drive onto the pit straight without going off the track! To Tim and all the rest of the Fastlane instructors and staff you were all amazing! To all the guys and gals in the Paddock thanks as well for all your tips, tools and encouragement! Especially for not throwing a brick at the 240lb newb on a 300 blocking the racing line at a snail’s pace. Oh and special thanks to Pirelli, Kawasaki, and Team V.

How was it? IT WAS A BLAST! I recommend it to anyone on two wheels. I learned I can trust my tires a lot more than I ever thought. The importance of body position. Especially what to do with these size 47 boots and how to lock into the bike. The tip of keeping the inside elbow up and holding the throttle like a door was a revelation. Each session was nearly overwhelming with the amount of techniques you can use to improve your( whatever you happen to want improve). As a total novice I didn’t know what to expect but the instructors really helped explain where and what I needed to do. I learned that my street riding style and shifting patterns(RPMs) are way too low. Keeping the bike reving is the key to getting out of the corners, and even getting on the gas mid corner as well. When the revs are higher the bike doesn’t feel as jerky getting on off the gas. I also learned to respect my bike way more, as a “little” 300 will hurl a 240lbs newb wearing 40lbs of leather at a corner not only way faster than I ever thought, but at certain points faster than I was willing to go. Too much fun! Favorite corner at MSRH, tie between Sugar and Spice, and Diamonds Edge. I have to work on the Bus Stop, I just couldn’t seem to hit my RP’s in that one consistently, which is sad since I am quite certain an old lady pushing a shopping cart with her cane lapped me at least twice. I can’t wait to get back out there again. In short it was a pivotal moment in my life.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:35 PM   #31
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I have to work on the Bus Stop, I just couldn’t seem to hit my RP’s in that one consistently, which is sad since I am quite certain an old lady pushing a shopping cart with her cane lapped me at least twice. I can’t wait to get back out there again. In short it was a pivotal moment in my life.
Shoot, we ALL have to work on the bus stop. I know that if I'm going to mess up on a lap, it's a good chance it's gonna be there!

Sounds like another one is hooked! Was there any doubt? lol

As an instructor in Novice (SV650 #228, red leathers) it was great getting to see all the riders progress throughout the day as their comfort levels increased.
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Old 11-04-2013, 03:36 PM   #32
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Shoot, we ALL have to work on the bus stop. I know that if I'm going to mess up on a lap, it's a good chance it's gonna be there!

Sounds like another one is hooked! Was there any doubt? lol

As an instructor in Novice (SV650 #228, red leathers) it was great getting to see all the riders progress throughout the day as their comfort levels increased.
bus stop was the fun cornor this trip. i flew like superman landed like a bomb flew like a hawk (thanks life flight) utmb was really great will see everyone in december. remember flying like superman is not recommended on the track .
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I wanted to take some time to gather my thoughts before I posted the results of my FIRST time ever on the track. First the thank you’s. May Bless Dinosaur! Amazing guy, super nice and he taught me a ton ! Never could have done it without you Sir! To the ladies of Leather and Lace both of whom are awesome riders I owe you a debt of gratitude I can never repay. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Tony thank you for taking the time observer and tweak seemingly minor things that made a huge difference for me on the turn in to the carousel which really let me get some real drive onto the pit straight without going off the track! To Tim and all the rest of the Fastlane instructors and staff you were all amazing! To all the guys and gals in the Paddock thanks as well for all your tips, tools and encouragement! Especially for not throwing a brick at the 240lb newb on a 300 blocking the racing line at a snail’s pace. Oh and special thanks to Pirelli, Kawasaki, and Team V.

How was it? IT WAS A BLAST! I recommend it to anyone on two wheels. I learned I can trust my tires a lot more than I ever thought. The importance of body position. Especially what to do with these size 47 boots and how to lock into the bike. The tip of keeping the inside elbow up and holding the throttle like a door was a revelation. Each session was nearly overwhelming with the amount of techniques you can use to improve your( whatever you happen to want improve). As a total novice I didn’t know what to expect but the instructors really helped explain where and what I needed to do. I learned that my street riding style and shifting patterns(RPMs) are way too low. Keeping the bike reving is the key to getting out of the corners, and even getting on the gas mid corner as well. When the revs are higher the bike doesn’t feel as jerky getting on off the gas. I also learned to respect my bike way more, as a “little” 300 will hurl a 240lbs newb wearing 40lbs of leather at a corner not only way faster than I ever thought, but at certain points faster than I was willing to go. Too much fun! Favorite corner at MSRH, tie between Sugar and Spice, and Diamonds Edge. I have to work on the Bus Stop, I just couldn’t seem to hit my RP’s in that one consistently, which is sad since I am quite certain an old lady pushing a shopping cart with her cane lapped me at least twice. I can’t wait to get back out there again. In short it was a pivotal moment in my life.
I got a chance to work with you and you were killing it out there. Big guy on little bike you were hualing . I kept turning around to see where you were and you were right on me.

My name is John, I switched between two bikes.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:17 PM   #34
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My name is John, I switched between two bikes.
Oh man how could I have left you out. Man you rock! All your help and advice was spot on, working on the board and on the track to really get me on the racing line. I can't wait to get out there again.
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Oh man how could I have left you out. Man you rock! All your help and advice was spot on, working on the board and on the track to really get me on the racing line. I can't wait to get out there again.
I am ready for the next one too. I put on a new front tire last night.
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bus stop was the fun cornor this trip. i flew like superman landed like a bomb flew like a hawk (thanks life flight) utmb was really great will see everyone in december. remember flying like superman is not recommended on the track .
You don't have to keep trying to impress us. Plus I was NOT happy to see your motorcycle coming back to the pits on the trailer and you weren't with it!
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bus stop was the fun cornor this trip. i flew like superman landed like a bomb flew like a hawk (thanks life flight) utmb was really great will see everyone in december. remember flying like superman is not recommended on the track .
I'm glad you are OK Bro. I have to admit, ever since I had a kid, whenever I see a ambulance or life flight, I whisper a prayer becuase I never know when it could be me. Now my son does it as well. So prayers answered. I will however, tell you like I told a friend of mine, there really are other cheaper less dramatics ways to see the city. Many Blessings.
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I wanted to take some time to gather my thoughts before I posted the results of my FIRST time ever on the track. First the thank you’s. May Bless Dinosaur! Amazing guy, super nice and he taught me a ton ! Never could have done it without you Sir! To the ladies of Leather and Lace both of whom are awesome riders I owe you a debt of gratitude I can never repay. THANK YOU! THANK YOU! Tony thank you for taking the time observer and tweak seemingly minor things that made a huge difference for me on the turn in to the carousel which really let me get some real drive onto the pit straight without going off the track! To Tim and all the rest of the Fastlane instructors and staff you were all amazing! To all the guys and gals in the Paddock thanks as well for all your tips, tools and encouragement! Especially for not throwing a brick at the 240lb newb on a 300 blocking the racing line at a snail’s pace. Oh and special thanks to Pirelli, Kawasaki, and Team V.

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Good job out there Tim. Now that you are hooked did I mention this price increase for the trailer spot? See you next time!
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Good job out there Tim. Now that you are hooked did I mention this price increase for the trailer spot? See you next time!
HA! I guess the boy will have to go to a junior college instead. Sign me up!
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bus stop was the fun cornor this trip. i flew like superman landed like a bomb flew like a hawk (thanks life flight) utmb was really great will see everyone in december. remember flying like superman is not recommended on the track .
Glad to hear you are ok!
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