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2008 Riding Season Goals

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    get back to the roads in northern California and maybe test my skills on the tracks there. Infinion raceway is minutes from my hometown.

    Maybe ride out to the Bean more on Sundays since I didn't get to do that five hundred times this season.

    Shady Valley and the Gap are planned for spring.

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    Lots of good ideas in here, guys... keep em comin.

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    Track: Be consistent, apply everything I have learned and do it right consistently. Break a 1:20 and be consistent with it.

    Road: Ride more

    Dirt: Ride more

    General: loose weight/get in better shape to be able to ride better.

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    2008 Riding Season Goals

    I've been tossing around goals for 2008 in my head for a while, there are a lot of them but I guess these are some off the top of my head.

    Track:
    - Break into the 1:14's
    - Catch up to Scott James
    - Stay ahead of Robert Bloodgood
    - Get in (and stay in) the top 10 in MWSS and MWSB
    - Finish season with 40+ points in MWSS and MWSB
    - Ride more consistently, without stupid/avoidable crashes
    - Improve throttle control on corner exit
    - Improve braking control
    - Keep head and upper body lower while cornering

    Street:
    - Stay out of trouble and ride safe (if I don't sell the street bike)

    Overall:
    - Stay in the gym and improve cardio ability

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    track: brake a little less, release them sooner, and try to raise my corner speeds

    street: more miles, longer trips, and MotoGP Indy if I can somehow manage the time off from work and family

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangerz0ne View Post
    get back to the roads in northern California and maybe test my skills on the tracks there. Infinion raceway is minutes from my hometown.

    Maybe ride out to the Bean more on Sundays since I didn't get to do that five hundred times this season.

    Shady Valley and the Gap are planned for spring.
    What the hell is that cool road out there,

    Hopedale grade or something like that INSANE,

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    general:

    stop being a Fat - ASS and lose 50lbs
    take the track bike to the set up doctor Kates!!!!
    update the suspesion on both bikes
    practice body position with bikes on stands in garage
    ROOK race in april
    VIR in early April (ROAD TRIP, anyone?)
    have fun club racing
    drink some beer and kick some ass .... looks like Im almost outta beer!

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    Track: Find the time and $$ to go twice

    Street: Screw work and school, 3K miles didn;t cut it this year. Make it to at least two group rides and get my bike over 20K (its at 14.5K now)

    General: Well, I think as far as bikes go it's been covered. I don;t need a new one yet and I'm pretty sure I don't ride enough to have a "general bikes" topic...maybe do my own oil change at the start of the season?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TESTINGurTOMATO View Post
    general:

    VIR in early April (ROAD TRIP, anyone?)
    YES

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    More track days now that I have my own truck.

    Get a 3rd bike (another street bike)

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    [QUOTE=TESTINGurTOMATO;443513]general:

    stop being a Fat - ASS and lose 50lbs
    take the track bike to the set up doctor Kates!!!!
    update the suspesion on both bikes
    practice body position with bikes on stands in garage
    ROOK race in april
    VIR in early April (ROAD TRIP, anyone?)
    have fun club racing
    drink some beer and kick some ass .... looks like Im almost outta beer![/QUOTE

    If im not in china sign me up..

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    get riding with some people around me and i definitly wanna get my first trackday under the belt

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    Race - Compete somewhere other than LRRS
    Street - Stay on two wheels
    Dirt - Keep getting better. Maybe do a race

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    street-learn how to ride it
    track- get on it
    dirt-two wheel drifts

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    Quote Originally Posted by TESTINGurTOMATO View Post
    general:
    VIR in early April (ROAD TRIP, anyone?)
    A road trip to VIR sounds good to me!

    I've been to VIR once before but only as a spectator. It was a AMA event...the year that Kurtis Roberts' RC51 turned into a ball of flames and Aaron Yates laid himself in the middle of the track during the Superbike race to get a red flag thrown.

    Have any dates been released for track days or schools at VIR yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by l3uddha View Post
    cornerspeed has tentative dates posted.
    Can't remember...does Aaron run track days or are they all race schools? I took the race school there a couple years ago...cool

    Nesba runs a bunch of events at VIR too...last I checked their schedule wasn't out yet.

    But yeah Matt....keep me on the list...I am definately down for that...even if I am a friggn elitist wop wannabe!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DucDave View Post
    Can't remember...does Aaron run track days or are they all race schools? I took the race school there a couple years ago...cool

    Nesba runs a bunch of events at VIR too...last I checked their schedule wasn't out yet.

    But yeah Matt....keep me on the list...I am definately down for that...even if I am a friggn elitist wop wannabe!
    I keep checking the NESBA site as well hoping that they'll update it soon but nothing yet...

    Matt, are you planning on going down to VIR for the Cornerspeed days?

    Can you actually do Cornerspeed rather than Penguin to start racing at NHIS?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermita View Post
    Can you actually do Cornerspeed rather than Penguin to start racing at NHIS?
    yup

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    go figure Denno beat everyone to that answer ....dude you are SO FAST

    Yes, to cornerspeed .... I already took penguin down in FLA

    I need seat time @ a track and yeah some insruction would be helpful

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermita View Post
    I keep checking the NESBA site as well hoping that they'll update it soon but nothing yet...

    Matt, are you planning on going down to VIR for the Cornerspeed days?

    Can you actually do Cornerspeed rather than Penguin to start racing at NHIS?
    Yes...you can use your Cornerspeed Certificate to get an LRRS licences. But, I would recommend taking the Penguin School at NHIS even if you do take the Cornerspeed Class....No way I was ready to race at NHIS after the Cornerspeed School. (...yeah, I know...I wasn't ready even after Penguin...ha ha..beat you all to it...!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by TESTINGurTOMATO View Post
    go figure Denno beat everyone to that answer ....dude you are SO FAST
    Dude....of course Denno beat everyone to the answer...he's the future Rookie of the Year! That boy is FAST!

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    Quote Originally Posted by kermita View Post
    Dude....of course Denno beat everyone to the answer...he's the future Rookie of the Year! That boy is FAST!
    quote of the year contest is over!

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    Denno gets the Saxman award for 2008.

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    Track.... Maybe go up to watch the races more than one weekend...and do a campout

    Street.... Probably not much seeing how I live on a dirt road now and hate getting my bike dirty

    Dirt.... Hmmm, LOTS of dirty action, I'm thinking a ride of some sort every single day I need to learn to ride all over again seeing I have only been on 1 or 2 real dirty rides this season.

    General.... Did I mention dirt?

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    Re: 2008 Riding Season Goals

    This isn't really a random funny bump friday kind of bump....

    but it is friday, and this is a great thread considering we're only 7 weeks away from the first race weekend, and riding season is already starting!

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