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Old 06-27-2007, 06:36 AM   #41
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Ah, makes me want to race track all the more haha

Nice write up, a lot of things I wanted to say, but you said them better.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:37 AM   #42
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Old 01-27-2008, 01:22 AM   #43
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Good find, omegaR6. This is one of the best threads I ever read on this board. Why is it not a sticky?

In fact, i can't believe I'm the first to rate it.
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Old 01-27-2008, 09:56 AM   #44
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Old 01-27-2008, 10:03 AM   #45
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+1 rob it should be a sticky
It was a sticky when it was created, it was also a repost of something someone else started before it.
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Great write up Buck, i myself have crashed on the street twice, The first time was my own stupidity and got airlifed to the hospital, numerous broken bones several pins and screws later in my body. i crashed once at TWS (Texas World Speedway) in turn 11 I lowsided trying to beat my time. But in every instance where I have crashed I was wearing full leathers and a good helmet. And like you said you cant control the numerous things on the street that are around you, So that my friend is why I totally stopped riding on the street after my third wreck. My bike is strickly a track bike now and have never regreted making the decision to track it out only. I have a beautiful wife and 2 little girls that depend on me and for them that's why I made the decision to ride only on the track. Yes the danger is still there but you are in a way more controled enviroment then on the street. And for some reason i feel safer out there then on the street, I try and bring my track skills to the road but it just got me in trouble and bad things happen And I am worrying more about what's going on around me then where I am wanting the bike to go.
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Old 01-27-2008, 12:09 PM   #47
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Nice write up Buck. I have a few people I've been encouraging to come out to the track. I'll show this to them also.
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Buck - Somehow I missed this great thread until today.

Thanks omegaR6 for bringing it back to life. Yes - I did the infamous (at the time) T7 wipeout @ MSRH - 2/25/07 to be exact.

Trip to Angleton Medical Center - X-Rays to my left hand negative. Interesting note: while we were there a nurse in the ER told us they had another motorcycle wreck patient in there - couple of rooms away. She asked me how fast I was going - I told her I thought about 130mph. She couldn't believe I had NO road rash, and no apparent serious injuries. She told us the 17 year old wiped out in his neighborhood @ fairly low speed 30 - 40. He had no life threatening injuries, but had head injuries and rash from head to toe. Note: I am more than 3x his age - he was admitted 1st, and was still being treated when I was discharged.

I was fortunate, missed one day of work because I was sore (and I'm sort of the boss). Like gixxerbill said "had that been on the street - not good".

Thanks to Vanson Leathers / Arai Helmets / Sidi Race Boots / Lee Parks Gloves (good road rash protection, but next to NO impact protection - am now wearing HELD gloves) track runoff and maintenance @ MSRH and everyone who helped me at the track - long list of folks.

I don't think Buck is suggesting not to ride on the street - just take it easy - if you want to ride hard - it's an absolute NO Brainer - save the hard/fast/adrenalin rush riding for the track, and Always Wear Gear.
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WOW I was shocked to see this thread re appear after so long. I was at one time a stciky and should be left there for eternity IMHO. If it keeps one guy out of the hospital then mission accomplished.
The end of the story is that if you do chose to ride on the street, be EXTRA careful. Wring it out on the track, reign it in on the street. Be safe everyone and hope to see you all out at MSRH this year.
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WOW I was shocked to see this thread re appear after so long. I was at one time a stciky and should be left there for eternity IMHO. If it keeps one guy out of the hospital then mission accomplished.
The end of the story is that if you do chose to ride on the street, be EXTRA careful. Wring it out on the track, reign it in on the street. Be safe everyone and hope to see you all out at MSRH this year.
Thanks for taking all the time to write it, and share it with us. You're right, it should have been left a sticky. I never would have seen this had it not been for omegaR6, not to mention any other newer member of MH who could really use this type of advise, even if they don't ride track at all.
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