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Novice #173 report, round 7

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    Novice #173 report, round 7

    This is my 2nd round of racing, 1st report...

    Showed up Saturday morning needing to do a ton to my bike, I was thankful it was raining because I knew I wouldn't race in the rain...not yet anyway Last round I went wide in 3 and hit the ditch, dented both rims, so in between rounds I had to source a set of Ducati 848 rims. Holy expensive Batman! I ended up getting quite a deal from someone on the Ducati forums. Also needed new front rotors due to the stock ones being warped. I bought some no name Hong Kong rotors and rolled the dice...see thread in general bike section...I got lots of help from GingahNinjah, NHbubba, Jasnmar and I'm sure a few others. Handed the new rims to Kurtz for a set of Supercorsa V2's (omg what a great tire!! Thanks Mike, I love them!) Got the wheels back, installed the Chinese rotors and new EBC pads. Again, lots of help from my friends. Spent the rest of Saturday watching you crazy people race. Had a nice lunch at Makris. Came back for the 'party' that night...Those of you who saw me know I had fun!!!

    Sunday morning....I get back from the hotel late...8am. Run thru tech, practice and get ready for race 1. I'm in row 2 of the second wave. Green flag and I get the holeshot with my front tire 2 feet in the air...I know that's not the fast way, but it looks killer take turn 1 and I'm leading. I get to the halfway point and I'm still in the lead. About that point I get passed by Cole. I forget his number, but he's fast. We pass eachother a few times, which I love, and unfortunately he crashes out in 6. I go the last 2 or 3 laps and take the win!! My first win. Im very excited. Even though i start in wave 2, i pass everyone in wave 1 except the wave 1 winner. Man the race felt good. Get back to the garage and find out I've got a new pb of 1:23.1 now I'm really smiling!! The adrenaline is flowing and I feel awesome. Damn these brakes are good, wow these tires are good!! Bad news, race 10 is like 3 hours away...I goto Brookside for lunch, my body needs fuel. Back to the track and ready for race 10....10A actually. Row 2 of my wave and i get the holeshot again and lead most of the race till i go too hot into 1, Cole passes me. I get back on track, after going thru the grass a bit, and try to catch Cole. I reel him in a bit and get closer, but overshoot 3 and he pulls away...going into 9 there's rocks all over the race line...fuck this is gonna hurt. I stand it up and brake hard...Real hard. I make it to the outside of 9 and as soon as the track ends the bike goes down on the left. I roll and tumble for a year and a half. Bike is on its side, still running. Not good. Not good at all. I jump up and shut it off....Then lay back down on the grass...self assess. Nothing broken, not too much pain. I get up and signal to the cornerworker I'm ok. No clue how I picked up the bike but I stood with my back to it and heaved as hard as I could. Stood it up and fired it back up..at this point there's maybe 1 lap left...I'm done. Limp it back to the pits and put it away. Ouch. Not bad damage though. I get changed and packed up asap as I've got tickets to the Patriots game....pressed for time. I find out later Sunday I ran a 1:22.4...A new personal best!!!!


    Today was tough, sore as hell, but the entire weekend was awesome. Great time with all you guys and girls, from the rainy racing, to the pit bike races, the incredible Halloween party and fire, the crazy costumes (still freaked out by you Smutty) and the great day Sunday, to the Pats win sunday night. Man, I need a few days off now...lol

    Thanks to everyone, those who helped me know who you are. Thank you!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    The gravel in 9 was tough. I came through right as you were climbing back up the hill, but managed to negotiate the gravel, because I ride at the speed of smell.

    Just tell me the brake rotors are not bent .

    Nice job Johnny. Welcome to yellow plates.

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Awesome job on the new pb dude! That's killer for your second weekend! Glad the rotors worked out so far!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Johnny, glad you are OK after the off. Congratulations on the new PB and welcome to BT1R buddy

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Congrats on the solid weekend dude. you have all winter now to get that bike lookin pretty again and get some BT1R stickers on there. Welcome to the team!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Congrats on your weekend and on joining BT1R. Those are very respectable times for your 2nd weekend!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Quote Originally Posted by PainfullySlow View Post
    Congrats on your weekend and on joining BT1R. Those are very respectable times for your 2nd weekend!
    Thanks! And thanks for the 'Mules' sat night too!!!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Nice to meet you and good work, you were flying! I saw you for about 2 corners in race 1 Sunday before you disappeared for good. Glad you are ok after your spill.

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Quote Originally Posted by Petorius View Post
    Nice to meet you and good work, you were flying! I saw you for about 2 corners in race 1 Sunday before you disappeared for good. Glad you are ok after your spill.
    I have to confess, I can't put a face to your screen name...I met a few new people. Next time, let's make sure we figure out who's who!! Thanks for the compliment! And congrats to you for your 1st race round!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    John, this is Pete.

    He was garaged in C15, right across the "benches" from C2. Tall guy on a silver, gold, and white SV.

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Edit: What captain quick-post said.

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Ahhhh!!!! Pete!!! I know exactly who you are buddy Very nice to meet you too good sir!!!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    On Track Media LLC | LRRS round 7 10-5-14

    Ouch dude. Fuckin' gravel.

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Im buying all those....lol

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    Looking good johnny lol

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    need to line them all up in sequence in one long frame and hang it in the garage

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Quote Originally Posted by GingahNinjah View Post
    need to line them all up in sequence in one long frame and hang it in the garage
    good idea!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Holy expen$ive photos Batman...

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    So after my very first round of racing (round 6) I got the email to bump to amateur. I declined for round 7.

    Just got the email again, this time I'm in. Yellow plates here I come! !!!

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    Re: Novice #173 report, round 7

    Now it's time to learn...

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