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#1 2013-01-05 10:44pm

BrownVelvet
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First time at the track

To night was my first night at the track... Practice went pretty well. When the motos were posted instead of novice I was put into Intermediate due to the fact there was no one my age that was novice....  First race on the first hill I caught air and ate a load of sh*t. Got up anf finished the race. The next race didn't crash but got last(Fourth) place again. Last race I almost got third. Overall it was fun to do except the fact I have a big bruise and a scrape on the  same place.

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#2 2013-01-05 11:06pm

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Re: First time at the track

Well done. Nothing broken.  Keep going back. Find your comfort zone and stick too it no matter what. You'll find it will naturally increase and you'll save ton on parts and medical expenses. Welcome


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#3 2013-01-05 11:56pm

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You've done something that most people never do.  Pat yourself on the back. cool


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#4 2013-01-05 11:59pm

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Re: First time at the track

Congrats!! Put in the time and you'll get better. Don't give up!!

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#5 2013-01-06 4:13am

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Re: First time at the track

Keep at it!! But take it easy as this season will be your learning period. Your bike handling skills and fitness will get better as the season goes on but don't rush things. Treat this season like a pre-season training for next season. Have fun and good luck!

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#6 2013-01-06 6:04am

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Re: First time at the track

Keep at it, bro'.  What I've found is that my ego and my competitiveness often get ahead of my skills, so I need to dial them back to keep the rubber side down (especially when I'm racing out of my class, which is most of the time in local races).  Just have fun, practice and race as often as possible, and improvement and results will come.

The ground also gets harder and the recovery times longer as we age, so don't be ashamed to armor up, either.


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For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.

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#7 2013-01-06 6:16am

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pics or it didnt happen  lol   congrats and  keep it up


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#8 2013-01-06 6:48am

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Re: First time at the track

I hear you, dude. I was right where you are at a year ago. Just keep at it and you'll do fine. I've come a long way in a year and I know that I'm not superman on a bike. Enjoy the heck out of it!


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#9 2013-01-06 7:25am

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It will get better! Keep it up wink I hope to race this summer. I havent raced since my mid teens. My wifes not thrilled but I have good insurance lol

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#10 2013-01-06 7:29am

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Re: First time at the track

tonight is one word.


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#11 2013-01-06 7:34am

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Re: First time at the track

monkee363 wrote:

tonight is one word.

There always has to be a prick doesn't there. Best of luck Boss, sounds like you had a blast

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#12 2013-01-06 10:19pm

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Re: First time at the track

What kind of bike are you racing?

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#13 2013-01-06 10:36pm

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Re: First time at the track

you got past the hard part...way to go!  keep it up.


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#14 2013-01-07 12:07am

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Re: First time at the track

Awesome man. I'm hoping to get back into racing myself this season. It's been 15+ years for me. I went to 2 or 3 practices last year and almost died. Just need to kick the smoking habit.


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#15 2013-01-07 8:37am

preGTpowerlite
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CBR_TOY wrote:

Just need to kick the smoking habit.

+1

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#16 2013-01-13 7:56pm

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Re: First time at the track

Awsome!! I can't wait for our tracks to open up,i just started with my boy's last year.


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#17 2013-01-13 8:14pm

BrownVelvet
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Re: First time at the track

Yah... My mother took vid. But it's a bit crap in terms of quality.

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