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Old 07-04-2008, 11:06 PM   #21
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Sorry to hear about the fall, but that explains why you disappeared. You should have came by, I would have helped you pack up.

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Old 07-04-2008, 11:10 PM   #22
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i saw a guy go down that had to be taken off the track in an ambulance. it was a black bike but i dont know if it was you because the front end of your bike is taken off. when they took it off the track it still had the front end on it but it was damaged. so maybe?
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Old 07-05-2008, 07:28 AM   #23
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John,

Keep me in mind over the weekend cause I am sure that I am going to need to need a "new" rear.... hahaha
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i saw a guy go down that had to be taken off the track in an ambulance. it was a black bike but i dont know if it was you because the front end of your bike is taken off. when they took it off the track it still had the front end on it but it was damaged. so maybe?
Wasn't me. I rode off and the bike was fully intact after the fall. The parts off the bike in the photos are just from the post wreck inspection after getting back home to see if there was any further damage under the bodywork.
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:36 AM   #25
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Wow Brad sorry to read you went down! Your Honda looked beautiful out there and your were doing pretty well yourself! Glad you are ok!

The day was exciting for us cw just over the launch! We gots lots of action in the advanced racers group but thankfully we only had two guys who actually went down the rest kept the bike up! The races should be awesome tomorrow!
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Old 07-05-2008, 03:10 PM   #26
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You were rolling out there and looked really good right up until you crashed.
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Glad you are OK.

Charles Sackey crashed and was taken to the hospital but was released this morning and should be fine. I talked with his endurance team mates and they said he was put into a walking cast and was thinking about riding tommorrow.
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Old 07-05-2008, 04:07 PM   #27
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I was really feeling good out there. I am not sure about the crash but I know that I am one sore beautchhh today.

My helmet held up well. I know that I hit my head at least 3 times on the pavement before I finally went off of the track.

Crashing happens but it sure sucks... cause now I have to go buy some new sh*t so that I can get back on the track in a few weeks. Helmet for sure and some new parts for the bike but everything else is ready to go.

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Glad to hear you are ok. I know all about the slide/head shake thing. I did it on uneven pavement with cagers around me. I am sure the tarmac feels better. At least it wont keep you from having fun. Except for the rest of today and possibly tomorrow.
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very glad to hear your OK man

sorry to hear about the bike
we all know thats no cheap fix
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Sackey rode today and did great considering he was on crutches while off of the bike.

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Old 07-07-2008, 12:40 AM   #31
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I know the feeling, Greg! I lost the front today @ Eagle's Canyon...

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Old 07-07-2008, 10:32 AM   #32
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I would really like to know what it was that I did wrong out there on friday. I, unfortunately, don't remember the crash at all. I thought that the back end broke loose and I just low sided. However, looking at my bike and gear I am really not sure. There are no scuff marks on my leathers below my sholders and my helmet is really banged up. So, if you happen to see me crash on friday, I could really use a little help. My son missed it. He said that he was watching someone else who went off the track and heard some lady say "O my ." He looked up and by the time he realized that it was me, I was just layin there. That whole getting "knocked the F*(k out" thing kinda sucks...
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Jerrel, it looked to me like you lost the front first. I saw it tuck and the bike just slid- you on the other hand did the whole "ground/ sky/ ground/ sky" routine.

The bad thing is, like Macman said, you were really looking good out there!

Bdub, I didn't put two and two together until I saw this post. Hope you're bike and you fair well. When you came in to that corner and came inside, I knew you were carrying too much speed in and had to scrub/ brake a bunch to pull it off- I didn't see you slow any by the time you hit mid-corner and then it looked like you fixated on the run-off pavement and it was all over from there.

Personally, I just couldn't get the hang of that track in that direction. It wasn't until the third session where I was able to pick up the pace some, but then the rain came and it turned to ice- so I just put my leathers up and didn't ride for rest of the day. I don't feel like I missed anything, I'll just have to try it again if we go back there I guess- I just wasn't feelin' it Friday.

Glad to see you guys are doing fine, albeit a little more poor after you fix your steeds though...
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Old 07-09-2008, 01:44 PM   #34
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well that would make sense. My only question is how do you loose the front? I know that I was not covering my breaks... I only say that because in every pic that I have I rarely cover the brakes through the turn.

I just dont really want to make that mistake again. I dont feel like I was pushing past my limits nor riding over my head at all. And yes Tom I did, believe it or not, check my tire pressures... first time.. that is what I get.

That whole flip flop sht really sucks.. good thing is that I dont remember it so I am not concerned or timid as a result of the crash.. hhahaha

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Jerrel, it looked to me like you lost the front first. I saw it tuck and the bike just slid- you on the other hand did the whole "ground/ sky/ ground/ sky" routine.

The bad thing is, like Macman said, you were really looking good out there!

Bdub, I didn't put two and two together until I saw this post. Hope you're bike and you fair well. When you came in to that corner and came inside, I knew you were carrying too much speed in and had to scrub/ brake a bunch to pull it off- I didn't see you slow any by the time you hit mid-corner and then it looked like you fixated on the run-off pavement and it was all over from there.

Personally, I just couldn't get the hang of that track in that direction. It wasn't until the third session where I was able to pick up the pace some, but then the rain came and it turned to ice- so I just put my leathers up and didn't ride for rest of the day. I don't feel like I missed anything, I'll just have to try it again if we go back there I guess- I just wasn't feelin' it Friday.

Glad to see you guys are doing fine, albeit a little more poor after you fix your steeds though...
Thanks Tom.

I did brake initially and then again at the last second before turn-in as I noticed I was way too fast for where my entry point was. I have a feeling I was closer to the speed I have been taking when going in wide from alongside the wall, and as we both know, I was a good deal away from the wall and towards the inside of the track going into T1. I have had a number of issues with that turn in the past so I will be working on it heavily when I get back out there.

Everything came out relatively alright and I came out just fine. So I will try to get back out in August sometime if I can.

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