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Old 10-21-2008, 09:18 AM   #21
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You are remembering correctly. Biaggi's heart rate was way up there.
Given Biaggi's tiny little size...180bpm sounds about right for a normal HR
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Ha ha ha ha. So mine should be what? 40 bpm?
 
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NO NO TOM! I wasn't dissagreeing with you, I was agreeing with you, that those guys dont even think about being out of control, for them that is being in control!
I disagree with you Tom...What were we talking about?
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NO NO TOM! I wasn't dissagreeing with you, I was agreeing with you, that those guys dont even think about being out of control, for them that is being in control!


I guess I mis-understood (notice I didn't say I was "wrong")



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Nothing can compare to all of the emotions of racing. I don’t know what is greater:

The butterflies and knots in your stomach as you sit on the grid waiting

The sudden and overwhelming calm when the flag drops, the light goes green, or the gates drop

The “IN YOUR FACE” feeling of pulling a holeshot

The surge of adrenaline from a perfect block pass

The joy of taking the checkered

Nothing in this world can remotely compare to any of those.
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It's funny how the slowest guys on the track act like they know everything about racing.


Ty Howard is as fast/ faster than all those dudes, and he doesn't look out of shape or out of control at all. He's also a backmarker in "pro" competition for perspective.
For your info: In 2006 AMA FX, Ty Howard finished 8th Overall with 3-6th places and 2-7th place finishes.
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I know what looks out of shape to me, even following you around Mr. Whoopie, probably isn't even a blip on your radar screen. Heck, my tires start slipping and I get major pucker...
 
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It's funny how the slowest guys on the track act like they know everything about racing.


Ty Howard is as fast/ faster than all those dudes, and he doesn't look out of shape or out of control at all. He's also a backmarker in "pro" competition for perspective.
For your info: In 2006 AMA FX, Ty Howard finished 8th Overall with 3-6th places and 2-7th place finishes.
So, I'm the "slowest guy on the track"? I'm not acting like I know everything about racing, but I've been doing it for a lot longer than you and I know all these guys and have raced with them too!

I know Ty finished in FX 2 years ago well, and the year previous to that too- but when he ran Superstock and Superbike, he was a backmarker- the guys running FX that year were also not the top guys that were running the bigger classes.

I'll do you one better with your stats too- in 2005 if I'm not mistaken (this is from memory), he had several top 5 finishes in FX So did the other rider with Rockwall Honda Ryan Andrews.

But what do I know, I'm the slowest guy on the track and Alan has a ton more experience racing than I do.
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T1 in anyrace is a HUGE rush.... like nothing else!
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If your undies are still white, you are not trying hard enough. Racing is THE biggest rush on a bike you can get. I can lay in bed at night and think about gridding up and going into T1 and my heart starts to race. Really!! At my age I'm not sure that is a good thing. Thank for Formula 40.........
reading or thinking about racing makes my heart race already.
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Makes sense... hence Rossi's 120 heart rate!
That's nothing, it's like jogging or walking to some people.

To have a beat of 180, you really have to be seeing .
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You must have been talking to Larry...

He's being dramatic, but if you watch the fast guys race, that's the way it looks. But if you talk to any of them candidly, they don't even know it's like that.

Dustin Dominguez, Dane Westby, Derek Wagnon, and a couple others look like they're going to bin it in every corner entry and exit, but they don't even remember wtf you're talking about when you say "man, I thought you were going to toss it away in turn ", they'll usually respond with, "eh, I don't remember being out of shape, felt good to me".

Ty Howard is as fast/ faster than all those dudes, and he doesn't look out of shape or out of control at all. He's also a backmarker in "pro" competition for perspective.

Look at the AMA Pro racers and WSBK. While in some corners they look like they're losing traction or getting out of shape in corners and exits, for the majority of them, they don't look that way.

BTW, it takes a LONG time to get to that point where you can ride like that, and a LOT of seat time too. Very few (that are older than ~20) can ride like that early in their track "career".

If you get to the point where you're feeling out of shape and like you're going to crash in every/ any corner, you're just riding over your head as a rider who's new to the track, and chances are, you're going to bin it.

The more experienced racers can do some things that are like that, but only after years of practice or tons of seat time.

All that said...
The times you have moments of shear terror in a race, are also the times you'll look back on with great pride and excitement if you save it! There's nothing like the first time you save a front end tuck, or the first time you spin it up on corner exit heading for a low side but are able to get it right and pointed the right direction... after you start breathing again!

i have to agree with Tom. I was in turn 9 sat (turn 10 on track days) and seeing Dustin Dominguez come into it was entirely different than Ty Howard. These two were neck in neck the while time and would pass each other every other lap.

Dustin seemed like he was sliding and loosing traction entering the turn and Ty didnt. I dont know who when where how or why, but I seen it and so I believe it. Dustin is also alot younger than Ty tho he is just as fast/faster. Experience???? prolly so
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not saying that dustin was out of control or loosing control, that may be the way he rides, it just scared the begonias out of me
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when your at the back of the field usually you dont have the opertunity to see what the fast guys are actually doing, tom
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when your at the back of the field usually you dont have the opertunity to see what the fast guys are actually doing, tom
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If your undies are still white, you are not trying hard enough. Racing is THE biggest rush on a bike you can get. I can lay in bed at night and think about gridding up and going into T1 and my heart starts to race. Really!! At my age I'm not sure that is a good thing. Thank for Formula 40.........

LMAO I thought I was the only one who did that. Heart racing, reflux burning me up inside from the tension, sweaty palms. It's nuts.
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Dustin Dominguez, Dane Westby, Derek Wagnon, and a couple others look like they're going to bin it in every corner entry and exit, but they don't even remember wtf you're talking about when you say "man, I thought you were going to toss it away in turn ", they'll usually respond with, "eh, I don't remember being out of shape, felt good to me".

Ty Howard is as fast/ faster than all those dudes, and he doesn't look out of shape or out of control at all. He's also a backmarker in "pro" competition for perspective.

Dominguez was looking calm as this past weekend out in front of Spraggle...I think I saw him look back and wave a few times :p


and off topic, didn't either Westby or Wagnon break Ty's record at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this weekend?
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when your at the back of the field usually you dont have the opertunity to see what the fast guys are actually doing, tom
OK "lounchpad"

Not sure how that applies to me, but oh yeah, you got me bad! I'm not sure how this applies to me, but apparently, you got me bad with that "opertunity".

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WOW!!!! OWNED!!!

I wish I could post some owned pics from my phone!
Tim, you could do it if you weren't palming Larry's sack and going for the t-bag. Makes it easier to use a phone if you're not doing trying to multi-task like that.

Besides, I don't recall ever seeing you race anything except for a kid's bike Tim... are you actually qualified to talk about racing a big bike?

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and off topic, didn't either Westby or Wagnon break Ty's record at TWS (Texas World Speedway) this weekend?
Dane did.
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so much ownage here..... old men and their games. lol


SIMMA DOWN NOW! YA HEA?
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