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Old 10-31-2008, 08:42 AM   #41
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Amanda's target is mid 1:50's. Seems that one need not resort to mini racing to hit that target on a 600.
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:48 AM   #42
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" Of the 15 or 20 MH riders who started the 2007 TMGP season, only about 5 were made it to the seasons end without getting injured "

Do most of these injuries happen while racing? Piling up in a turn, or what?
Riding alone I’ve lowsided, slid on my , got up and rode some more.
Am I too slow to hurt myself or just lucky?
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:51 AM   #43
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" Of the 15 or 20 MH riders who started the 2007 TMGP season, only about 5 were made it to the seasons end without getting injured "

Do most of these injuries happen while racing? Piling up in a turn, or what?
Riding alone Iíve lowsided, slid on my , got up and rode some more.
Am I too slow to hurt myself or just lucky?
just lucky. It's not the lowsides that get you
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Old 10-31-2008, 08:52 AM   #44
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Amanda's target is 1:59 and under. Seems that one need not resort to mini racing to hit that target on a 600.
Im not resorting to it for the success of that goal...and thats not my ultimate goal...thats just the goal for tomorrow

in fact...

I was neutral on the idea of a mini, I didnt know how it could help!...so i asked.

Got some great views from "real" racers and not so "real" racers....Congrats to MotoHouston... I never knew Rossi posted on this forum...
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just lucky. It's not the lowsides that get you
Hopefully I'll stay that way. My lil pooter dosen't seem to have the grunt to break the rear loose while the front seems to be always looking for a way to let go.
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Do most of these injuries happen while racing? Piling up in a turn, or what?
Riding alone Iíve lowsided, slid on my , got up and rode some more.
Am I too slow to hurt myself or just lucky?

Rather than look for any specific trend or contributing cause - it's better to acknowledge that bad crashes happen in both big bikes and minis. Bad crashes *can* happen in both test/tune days as well as races. I can remember life flight being called out to MSRH, Cresson and OHR in the last two years... Sometimes a race/sometimes a trackday...

Also - pace/laptimes are NOT directly linked to whether a rider is likely to crash or not. Max - you may be able to tool around in the mid 1:50's but you need to recognize that "going fast" is subjective.

Any rider pushing their own limits has an increased chance of crashing.

Along the same lines - laptimes/pace are not linked to crash severity.
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Just wanted to add one bit of advice, though it will probably fall on def ears.
IMHO noobs should not spend their first 5-10 track days worrying about lap times.
A smart rider will spend that time learning their machine and everything else that needs to become second nature in order to be fast.
Lap timers make people push them selves beyond their limits some times.
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Among the 15-20 riders that GodSuki suggests started in 2007, only 5-6 made it?

I'm not sure how accurate that is...

I know alot of things played a significant role in some teams not showing up, or some players dropping out, or failing to show up...

from the starters

only Mad Season's Rick & Dennie completed, Que Paso's Carlos & Gianni completed, and from RideSmart I completed.

We're the 5 regular ones.

There are "other" riders from TMGP who are out there and active here on MH, but I don't think they were from the orignal 2007 starting teams.

Again - not all of the 10-15 riders that did not complete the season, had injuries as a reason. Some had different priorities ranging from family, work, house, big bikes, $$, etc etc.

I know for 2008 - it'll be even LESS people from MH (from the orignal 2007). However I hope we have some new people from MH show up to TMGP events.

Its is the absolute best and cheapest way to learn and have fun on two wheels.
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Among the 15-20 riders that GodSuki suggests started in 2007, only 5-6 made it?

I'm not sure how accurate that is...

I know alot of things played a significant role in some teams not showing up, or some players dropping out, or failing to show up...

from the starters

only Mad Season's Rick & Dennie completed, Que Paso's Carlos & Gianni completed, and from RideSmart I completed.

We're the 5 regular ones.

There are "other" riders from TMGP who are out there and active here on MH, but I don't think they were from the orignal 2007 starting teams.

Again - not all of the 10-15 riders that did not complete the season, had injuries as a reason. Some had different priorities ranging from family, work, house, big bikes, $$, etc etc.

I know for 2008 - it'll be even LESS people from MH (from the orignal 2007). However I hope we have some new people from MH show up to TMGP events.

Its is the absolute best and cheapest way to learn and have fun on two wheels.
wasn't implying they didn't complete the season because of injuries, just stating most were injured throughout the season
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wasn't implying they didn't complete the season because of injuries, just stating most were injured throughout the season
Gotcha!

Yes I'd have to agree on that.... I have dislocated my shoulders 8 times just this year alone on the CRF100 & KX65. Totally uncool @ OHR when I dislocated both in a lowside that ended up with 6 weeks of recovery

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What is your true objective here? Are you going to race next season? If so lap times are not something to worry about; getting around the person in front of you is and you can either learn this on a big bike or a smaller one. Your choice!
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What is your true objective here? Are you going to race next season? If so lap times are not something to worry about; getting around the person in front of you is and you can either learn this on a big bike or a smaller one. Your choice!
I don't remember seeing you pass anyone jason
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What is your true objective here? Are you going to race next season?


Asking this question is asking for trouble, my friend. Unless, of course, you qualify it by stating that you're not conducting an interview...
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Moody gonna need some aloe vera for that burn. haha
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Exactly why I keep some growing on the porch. the luck!
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No interviews....
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