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am 131 first am race

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    am 131 first am race

    well i have to say i was nervous as hell. june was my first race back from broken collarbone and first time on my new bike. to say i was slow is an understatement nearly 2 ssconds slower than were i ended up last year . i just felt like i was holding back way too much. maybe it was the fact that it was my first time with the experts being in the same race i dont know but im sure soem more track time and instruction will help. it was crazy being passed in places i didnt know you could pass in. even had an ex give me a friendly elbow to my plastic in nine. i guess its time start pushing a little harder to get with the am pack or ill get de-bumped

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    Hey, you had a rough start to the year... you'll get back there. just takes some time... and you kept it upright thats a good start! It was good seeing ya.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    Yeah, you'll ramp back up quickly. First round I was 2 solid seconds off my pace as well. No biggie...it'll come back.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    you'll get used to being passed everywhere. watch out for those passes into 12, they typically throw people way off line and some people get spooked and go through the grass.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    rd 4 saw me hit 125 so progress is being made. getting used to getting buzzed.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    Glad you are making your way back into things. Yeah the EX bracket gets a bit...different =). The good news is that you can expect as a rule that passes will be clean, all you need to do is hold your line.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    I actually love being buzzed. its so much better than fighting to get around a novice who is all over the place.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    i guess its time for some instruction since i have no idea what the hell im doing

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    Reference points... lots of them.

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    Quote Originally Posted by mmarsden View Post
    i guess its time for some instruction since i have no idea what the hell im doing
    are you talking about instruction on being passed by the fast guys or instruction on going faster yourself?

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    Re: am 131 first am race

    instruction.. i have not had any to speak of.

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