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    Woot! What a great weekend at the track. Warm temps and fresh tires make me happy!

    Friday I arrived in the muggy heat and put fresh skins on the 125. First truly fresh set Iíve used this year. I wen out in practice and the bike was on RAILS! First lap was a mid 17. As I came around for the second lap, things changed. I was on the brakes into T6 and the pavement was dry, but before I let off the brakes, it was full wet! I wasnít sure what would happen, but everything stuck and I got off the track in the downpour without incident.

    Rain practice was good. I lapped all alone on the track for a while, which is always cool.

    Saturday was dry and hot, but not too muggy. Practice was crowded, but I was easily in the mid 17s.

    Race: I got a great launch and was only briefly held up by an MuZ in T1A before I was nose to tail with Eric. I got a little greedy and tried to outbrake him into T1 on the second lap and ran WIDE. I gathered it up and settled down to check the pace. I reeled him back in through 9,10,11 and as we exited T12 I heard the telltale fanning of the clutch. This meant Eric let his speed drop below the power in second gear and I knew I would rocket by.

    I passed him before start finish and put my head down to try to break away and it worked. I eased the pace to 16.9 and did 5 laps within 1/10th of that 17.0, 16.9, etc. I got the signal from my crew that I had gapped him good and I took the white flag with 6 or 7 second lead so I eased around to take the checkers.

    Not my fastest laptimes ever, but easily my fastest race distance. Iím easing the real pace toward 16. One or two ultra-quick laps wonít do it anymoreÖ J

    Saturday night was fun with my garage neighbor cooking an enormous pan of Spanish Paella on this supercool stove built just for that 60Ē pan!!!

    BTW- Congrats to Iglu for spanking Oreo in PTWINS!!! 25.9 is a great start on the EX.

    Jamie- glad you're OK and in good spirits after a tough weekend... You were looking good in the Dash... When the rain came I thought maybe you pitted because of your earlier crash. I never imagined you highsided again! DOH! Rest that noggin

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    Congrats Paul.

    Looks like lots of good stuff.

    Iglu: 25.9 (wow)
    Oreo: 26.0 (wow)
    Stupidhawk: 23.8 (wow)
    Chad: Two wins (wow... time to UPGRADE FINALLY)

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    Yeah, nice last race their Iglu.

    I'm pretty sure Chad is cheating somehow.

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    BTW, Pete, you're still looking good out there. I watched a little of race 1 today from the outside of T1. I saw you make a nice inside pass or two.

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    Oh yea.

    Holland: Multiple 19's including some low 19's. Hollah!

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    Originally posted by a13x
    Congrats Paul.

    Looks like lots of good stuff.

    Iglu: 25.9 (wow)
    Oreo: 26.0 (wow)
    Stupidhawk: 23.8 (wow)
    Chad: Two wins (wow... time to UPGRADE FINALLY)
    Alex! Really missed ya up there! I have no idea how I dropped 4 seconds off my best time. And Chad will tell you al about his win over me. DAMN BACKMARKERS HOLDING UP LEADERS!

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    Congrats on the win Paul

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    Re: Still rollin' through

    Originally posted by Paul_E_D
    Jamie- glad you're OK and in good spirits after a tough weekend... You were looking good in the Dash... When the rain came I thought maybe you pitted because of your earlier crash. I never imagined you highsided again! DOH! Rest that noggin

    thanks man ... i'm doin' alright ... i didn't even know it started to rain again ... must have been too focused on other stuff

    great to watch you race though ... looked awesome!

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    Originally posted by a13x
    Oh yea.

    Holland: Multiple 19's including some low 19's. Hollah!
    I had a learning experience. And a couple others to try.

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    It's all water under the bridge, and we do enter the next round-robin. Am I wrong?

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    That was a great race Paul. Like you said you had some mad catching up to do in the beginning. It was only a matter of time when you were going to eat him up. Once you got past Eric it looked like he was dragging an anchor. Nice win! Keep banging those 16's out.

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    Re: Re: Still rollin' through

    Originally posted by s a x m a n
    thanks man ... i'm doin' alright ... i didn't even know it started to rain again ... must have been too focused on other stuff

    great to watch you race though ... looked awesome!
    It's really tough to tell when it starts raining for exactly the reason you described. The corner workers will point to the sky as a way to get your attention, but even that is hard to notice. Now, when it's threatening to rain, that's one more dollar of my attention spent. I periodically check my windscreen for drops.

    thanks nt650! I saw you dicing out there in GTL or something. Looking good.

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    DAMN Paul! Great run! Keep it up bro. I think you can smell that Championship from here!

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