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Old 11-10-2014, 10:17 AM   #1
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My race weekend

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SBB (crashed):

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Overall, I had a pretty good weekend, considering. My first race, SSC, was a nice warm up for me. I felt good, didn't feel like I pushing too hard and was able to manage a new personal best of a 53.1. I always have room for improvement, ESPECIALLY my passing and my pass blocking when I'm waiting to make a pass. I'm so used to giving people room from track days / instructing and it's hard to turn that switch off. I started around 20th, ended up around 7th I believe.

My second race, SBB, I was feeling good. It was after lunch, track and temperature were warming up. Again, started around the 20th spot. I still didn't feel like I was pushing myself that much. There's lot of places I feel I could've pushed harder. Especially on the gas. Another thing I've got to get used to is running on new tires. Not the shagged out pieces of I run on track days / instructing. I only lost traction in the rear once the entire weekend. Maybe I'm stupid, but to me that's me not pushing the bike hard enough on the gas. I start coming down the straight with 2 laps to go and see Chris a couple spots ahead of me which makes me want to push even harder. He has a good lead on me, but he doesn't have anyone to chase and I do, so I knew I was reeling him in since he started from closer to the front. I pass the guy between us on the front straight and I knew I had to get real close to him if I was going to be able to make a move. I suck at passing and Chris is fast and on a faster bike, so I knew it wasn't going to be easy. My plan was trying to get him in T7 if I had a clean shot. I wouldn't even attempt it if I didnt because I didnt want him to feel pressure and make him go faster. So if that wasn't happening, I had to make my move in T10, T12, or the chicane - but I wanted to avoid the chicane if at all possible. I was on a good run, so I was confident if I could get around him, he wouldn't have the opportunity to come back around me on the last lap in the last few corners.

Well, that plan went to when I came in, evidently, a little too hot on the brakes in T3, on the cold side of the tire. I was pretty angry. I knew better than to push it there, but I had tunnel vision and wasn't thinking about that. All I knew is I had to get as close as possible. I didn't think I was pushing more than I had been before, but evidently I was. I was in 5th place at the time. Wasn't very happy with myself, but I hit a new personal best of a 52.9!

I missed SSC, which is one of my more competitive races since I'm on a 600 - because I was putting my bike back together. A bunch of zip ties and a new clip on and I was ready to go!

SBA comes around. Temps had started to drop back down and I really didn't want to crash again. No idea what place I finished. 8th-ish? I dunno. Got caught behind several liter bikes that i couldnt pass and was getting frustrated and her comes Chris on the outside of me in t10. Mother . At that point, I was like it. I'll run, but I just want to finish. Still ended up running a 53.5 which i thought was good for having just come off a crash in a little cooler temp.

Overall, I was 'meh' on the weekend. Which is pretty good considering I crashed. I'm happy with the new personal best, but not satisfied with how I finished overall. But, there's always next year.
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Old 11-10-2014, 12:40 PM   #2
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I wanna race , glad you came out of the wreck unharmed and were able to race again that day. Good luck with next year
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He spent his money on a brand new 636 for the street

Also I thought I posted this but congratulations on setting a new personal best
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Just my 2 child supports i pay every month , and all my other bills
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He spent his money on a brand new 636 for the street

Also I thought I posted this but congratulations on setting a new personal best
Thanks man. You plan on doing a full season next year?
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Thanks man. You plan on doing a full season next year?
That's a question I have been asking myself, I wanted to be at a better pace to consider racing all the rounds next year and I believe I can drop a little more time before the first race. We'll see, I want to be at a more competitive pace before letting my bank account take the financial stress of racing the whole year

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Glad you're ok. That's the second crash I've seen this month at the turn.

You mentioned Chris being on a quicker bike, what was he on?
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hes on a 636.
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