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So??? My van broke down so I couldn't make it..

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Yeah, seemed to be a good around weekend for everyone....most people didn't even mind the crashes.
The CafeRacer members did quite well....Zack scored numerous podium and top five finishes in modern. Champ is....well a Champion again. Aaron's got five top three finishes in various champion ships. Didn't get a report from Matt yet. I won a race and crashed twice without hurting myself or the bike. Frank almost beat me in something I think....oh yeah..that's right, I crashed in that race but still beat Frank....yeah there's more to that story but you won't hear it from me.
Craig managed to crash once I think (with pratice he'll reach two per event like me)....not sure about his results yet.
Great weather, very smooth race day on Monday. Jim and Pete did a great job.
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GREAT day! Weather could not have been better and like John said, the races went off smoothly.
Nice job JB. Crash, getup and win. Impressive.
Hope Frontierland stays alive but it sounds bad.
Nichols cleaned up in my classes. Aaron was looking good on the BSA. Trieds to hang with him for a while but he took off. Nice riding dude.
Nice meeting you Matt T.

Saw a crash in Turn 1 at the start of the race of HeavyweightSV. A rider went down while his bike styed somewhat upright and managed to attach itself to another bike. So the rider now had a bike in tow and somehow stayed upright. He went straight onto the NASCAR Turn 1. That was Crazy. Did anyone else see that?
I didn't get a chance to see much racing. But everyone seemed to be having a great time.

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Great Day. Frank, what happened on the start of that last race?? Looked like you stalled it, but then you went over to the wall, fixed something, and then took off. Did something break?

Champ, OK, you won, but Joe Ruth certainly did not make it easy for you.

JB, you gotta stop crashing. Soon you'll take over from Frank. Instead of JB you'll be CB (Crash Branson).

Matt and BFD, I watched the hack race, great race with that other rig. Nice pass in T1 about lap 4 or 5.

Louie Q won a 1st and a 2nd. Larry not nicky Hayden crashed twice.

Did everyone see the 12 photo crash sequence of the Duc? Parts flying in the air, the bike suspended in mid air on its side. Owens Racing Photos should have em up in a few days.
 

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Evil,
You are certainly correct. Joe really made a real race of it. Just the way I like it. He made me do things right. Joe is a very good racer, fast and safe. I'm still going over the race in my head trying to remember every lap. Freakin' awesome!!

Team Camelhairy just couldn't pull it off. Team Champ rules !!!!

JB's crash in 12 was pretty darn funny, smooth and cumbersome :)-).

The rest of you guys did excellent. I scored for the 1st half of the races and it was fun to watch. The best start of the day was Lou Q doing a double wheelie on the RD. He had it straight up in the air and rode it out for about 10-15 feet. Cool.


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Should have seen louie's second race. Three wheelie's, unbelievable. And Hayden got it on film. Hey Larry, send me the vid and I'll post it here.
 

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Jeff...I didn't get up from the crash and win that race....I just got up and beat Frank C., which is better than winning in most cases :) He pulled out a spark plug wire on purpose when he saw me coming.

If there had been more people in T-12...I would have rather had a worse crash than the lame ass falling off a bicycle example I showed them.

Nichols was flying as usual...what fun to watch him, I get the feeling I'm watching an old bike get ridden the way it was back in the day when they were raced by the factories.
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So beating Camelhairy is a win in itself...I'm am learning.

John, do you think that some of these bikes are being pushed even harder now with better tire compounds then what was available back in the day? Frank C? I watch guys like Nichols, Roper and the Z in amazement how they load the crap out of the tires, and make them stick.
BFD, wanted to compliment you and Matt also on the sidecar. Looking pretty good out there mixing it up and getting up to speed.

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There are times when a superior motor can overcome a lack of experience. Yesterday was a prime example of that:) I'm real pleased with the progress we made over the course of this summer.
It was regretful that the day was over so quickly. A lot of folks I only got to say hello to and not much else.
Jeff- you ride that beemer well. Mary on the new bike was a force. We were watching the 50 race from the front wall and were impressed with her speed. Larry's rate of acceleration into the soft barrior was impressive too. Took one or two corner workers to remove it but he finished the race. Go Larry.
The Strempher/Ruth battle was my favorite to watch though.
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Did everyone see the 12 photo crash sequence of the Duc?
I hated to look, but that levitating bike photo was too cool!

I had more fun than a barrel of monkeys out there. I wish I could have followed JB and Aaron after they blew past me so I could learn something, but I'm just too slow. My inner chicken is holding me back in T1 and the bowl, and my dragging exhaust is the first hinderance in T3 and T10. A big thanks to Ghetto Racer for helping in my pit all day and not racing so I could finish one place higher!
 

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I meant to find you at the end of the day to let you know that you'll need to change your forum name. You didn't look like a rookie this weekend and I wanted to let you know cormer speed is looking pretty sharp. I was a little bummed not to see JD out there. FCB is much funner to watch with him in it.

I assume you got your head to hold the spark plug in.

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There are times when a superior motor can overcome a lack of experience. Yesterday was a prime example of that:) I'm real pleased with the progress we made over the course of this summer.
It was regretful that the day was over so quickly. A lot of folks I only got to say hello to and not much else.
Jeff- you ride that beemer well. Mary on the new bike was a force. We were watching the 50 race from the front wall and were impressed with her speed. Larry's rate of acceleration into the soft barrior was impressive too. Took one or two corner workers to remove it but he finished the race. Go Larry.
The Strempher/Ruth battle was my favorite to watch though.
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Mine too... Unfortuntely I watched it for 8 laps. And it always sucks to have to give the Champ props, but well deserved. I've raced him many times and even when Ruth got him I knew Mr. Socks had it. I blew 2 shifts going in to the bowl and didn't realize how much faster Fred had gotten.

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Well...the day after race day I'm finding myself a little sore. I gotta stop falling on the same side.

Jeff, that's a tough call about the tires. Most of us are racing modified street bikes...so yes in that case...not because of the tires though, but because of the suspension. A set of common new Works/Koni/etc shocks is probably as effective as the shocks used by the factory GP teams of the late 60's and early 70's. Swap on a set of late 70's 35mm street forks and you probably have something almost as good as the factory GP forks of the 60's. Put on a set of forks from a late 80's street bike and you probably have something superior to the best race forks of the 60's.
I think the average SuperVintage CB350 is probably going faster than it ever did back in the day. But, the MTs, TAs, and other real race bikes...well back in the day when they had factory support and pro riders...they were still going way faster even on the old school tires.
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I assume you got your head to hold the spark plug in.
Yep - it was still snug as can be after the race. Some fresh epoxy and firm torque did the trick.
I'll think about that name change... I figured it might be an issue after year one. "Not-so-RookieGeorge" is a little lengthy.
 

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Craig....where were you at the Awards? I brought over an empty VP can for you.
Now I may have to keep it and make a neato office waste basket out of it.
Thanks again for grabbing the fuel for me.

Speaking of fuel....Aaron, your thoughts on the U4? Listening to your bike up close during the race...seems to have a nice crisp sound, little something extra. How long have you been runing the U4 in it? Do you feel there was an improvement over what you were using before? I'd like to get away from the high octane I'm using if possible.
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dudes

that was a fun weekend/day. had a great time all day long. bfd is the man for letting be borrow his 350 and giving me a ride on his sidecar. 50cc practice was the real fun dicing with hirosi and george decamp. sidecar was so much fun. we mowed some grass, slid around corners, diced a bunch and all i have to show for it is a red racing stripe on my helmet ( slightly too close for comfort contact). pretty damn good one day racing event.

congrats champ... even though branson should have won that race.

aron, you blew it (kidding)

sorry tim for not being able to help ya get home. poor guys bike was laytered and his truck ended up crapping out before going home. i owe ya one.

wtf is up with frontier land??? still confused about the situation. looks hopeless.


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