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    Re: Texas Tornado Bootcamp


    Quote Originally Posted by theducman View Post
    I showed my wife this thread and told her this is what I want to do for myself when I retire in seven years.. hopefully it's still around.

    Surprisingly she didn't object
    You expected her to object? Your wife is cool as shit haha.

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    Advance riding is just the fundamentals done extremely well.
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    Re: Texas Tornado Bootcamp

    The value I'd see is the opportunity to practice those "fundamentals" at a really nice facility with friends.

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    This is absolutely a vacation for me. Problem is what I call a vacation "the others" in my world call it a sickness. They're the sick one in my opinion. Sitting around waiting for nothing to happen is not what I call fun.

    I have a few question about the camp. What's the average age of the paid group and where there any families with younger kids there to learn. Is it something you would want to bring a child too. Last one, was it very competitive?

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    Good questions. The average age was pretty high maybe 40?, but the spread was big. From 9 to 72. They accommodated everyone at their own level. And the "old guy" RIPPED. I went with a lot of my racing buds, and a group of flat track racers, so competition was built in. They created racing opportunities because we were racers. But they do use competitions as a motivator even just doing drills. It was really "friendly" competition and I thought it added a lot of value to the experience. Gave a purpose to drills that might otherwise seem a bit basic. Superpole each day is competitive, but more in that we put pressure on ourselves. It was also fundamental to the success of the camp IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nhbubba View Post
    The value I'd see is the opportunity to practice those "fundamentals" at a really nice facility with friends.
    That was a good aspect, but the value was MUCH greater than that. Even a random camp without friends would be money well spent. Though I feel lucky to have gone with 10 people I really enjoy hangin and riding with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    This was one of those times to just go over the spending limit. It'll happen again. Be ready to pull the trigger

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    You see the 7 day in early February?

    I can't imagine doing 7 days of that. Legs/hips would be JUNK. But oh so fun. Same price as the 4 day ones too.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    You see the 7 day in early February?

    I can't imagine doing 7 days of that. Legs/hips would be JUNK. But oh so fun. Same price as the 4 day ones too.....
    Yep. The 7 day racer camp is on our radar. NOT for someone who hasn't been training. A few of us were ready for more after 4 days, but most people were smoked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Maybe next year.
    I'm in, we can save money by sharing a bunk

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    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Why do the cool camps happen when I canít take the time off ☹️


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    Quote Originally Posted by isaac_ View Post
    Why do the cool camps happen when I canít take the time off Texas Tornado Bootcamp


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    That always happens to me for Sausagefest. Adulting sucks.

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    Re: Texas Tornado Bootcamp

    Quote Originally Posted by TheIglu View Post
    You see the 7 day in early February?

    I can't imagine doing 7 days of that. Legs/hips would be JUNK. But oh so fun. Same price as the 4 day ones too.....
    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Yep. The 7 day racer camp is on our radar. NOT for someone who hasn't been training. A few of us were ready for more after 4 days, but most people were smoked.

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    7 or even 6 nights in those beds wouldn't be fun for me. The riding I could train for and pace myself through though.

    Definitely worth the money to do this though, for any of you that are on the fence.

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    Sry to hear about Kerry's experience. she'll be back with a vengeance!

    I may have to find some time next year just for the hell of it. nothing ventured nothing gained! keep me in the know!

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    February, you say?

    Hmm... I'll keep that in mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    February, you say?

    Hmm... I'll keep that in mind.
    The February camp is not for sallies... 7 day ass kicking.

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    Pete just got called a Sally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pookie View Post
    My favorite was you going through T2 with your eyes closed.

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    Re: Texas Tornado Bootcamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Pete just got called a Sally.
    Not Pete necessarily, just sayin if you ain't trainin this camp is going to be hard to complete.

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    Re: Texas Tornado Bootcamp

    Quote Originally Posted by Pittenger5 View Post
    Pete just got called a Sally.
    haven't you seen Pete table top the SV . He's got this>

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    Re: Texas Tornado Bootcamp

    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    February, you say?

    Hmm... I'll keep that in mind.
    I ran 2 miles yesterday. I'm ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    7 or even 6 nights in those beds wouldn't be fun for me.
    I've seen you sleep in the backseat of a pickup truck. Multiple times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Not Pete necessarily, just sayin if you ain't trainin this camp is going to be hard to complete.

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    Well I stopped carrying around close to an extra 25lbs everywhere I went, does that count for anything?

    I prob can't afford it anyway... At least not right now. Hopefully I'll know more about that in a few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OreoGaborio View Post
    Well I stopped carrying around close to an extra 25lbs everywhere I went, does that count for anything?
    How did you manage that? Running? (Not sarcastic)

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    Simple... I stopped eating like a fuckin fat kid.

    Seriously, I was just eating too much. And in all honestly, I think a LOT of us do, often without even realizing it.

    One day I just told myself "Pete... it's OKAAAAAAY to be hungry for more than 5 minutes!!!" So now, I reasonably watch what I eat and don't really eat much more than I have to. I was up to 180 or so and when I started this and over the course of a couple years my body went back to a more natural equilibrium which is about 155-160lbs. Yes, I'm a skinny fuck. And if I were actually in good shape I'd be another 10-12lbs lighter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I've seen you sleep in the backseat of a pickup truck. Multiple times.
    The back seat of my truck is sadly more comfortable to me than the bunk bed I slept in at the boot camp. Regardless of that I will definitely attend again when/if the opportunity presents itself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tls25rs View Post
    The back seat of my truck is sadly more comfortable to me than the bunk bed I slept in at the boot camp. Regardless of that I will definitely attend again when/if the opportunity presents itself.
    They don't call it bootcamp fer nothin

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