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You guys should have all come. It was a great time.
1. Seeing Bill and Matt on the new sidecar rig was awesome. And ya should have seen the grin on their faces after going out for the FIRST time on the rig. Make sure you check their photos out on Owens racing Photos.com, BFD will have to supply the numbers, but the photos of Matt on the chair are priceless.
2. The SR500 ran great, though a slight jetting and needle adjustment are necessary. I was able to keep up with camelieri on the straights . . . unless he was faking it. Man that guy can pass anyone anywhere he wants to. The jumping the curb in 10 and getting airborne to pass someone is priceless.
3. My old 350 seems to run great too, as now owned by G. Levigne. Though a brake problem stopped him half way through, he had a good time.
4. Hawk man George DeCamp came through and pretty quickly stopped the mayhem ocurring on the track during the first sessions. We had all the newbies and vintage folks out at the same time. UGLY. So he split it into two groups, USCRAers and Newbies.
5. Strempfer showed up for a little bit. Hi John. It was the air filters.
6. The 175, for the very first TIME, ran awesome, except for a few minor things that hapen on old bikes. Great time on that bike, but seriously, folks, I am too F*&%^ big for that bike.
7. DGY's Bridgestone needs some tuning/jets/ adjustments. But what a pretty bike.
8. Baker has to get his bike in shape for VC. Seems to be rough running up around 7K rpm.s But he did OK, and he was smiling the whole time. He loves this thing.
9. Doug Long and his monkey crashed, she seems to be OK.
10 Not Nicky won a great Joe Rocket Jacket from the Raffle. Good thing we stuck around, eh?
11. Carl McCallister will do OK. he just has to learn the "vintage lines"! !
12. It started drizzling around 3:30 . . . I decided to go out for the practice. I had 5 or 6 guys ahead of me . . . Johnny Phlog, a 350 Honda, and a black Thruxton (one of the new ones). In 2 and a half laps, I had finally caught up to the Thruxton and made the pass in 9. Then onto 10 . . . Too HOT. Tucked the front wheel in, or it was the drizzle that started and low sided. really no damage to the bike, no damage to me, and the guy in the Thruxton shook my hand . . . not sure why. But everyone behind me saw it. End of Day.
13. An awesome time. You know, for the money, it's a HELL of a lot of track time compared to the "races" some of us go to . . . that have short practices, 6 lap races, and a lot of waiting around all day. I must have put 40 or 50 laps in . . . .
14. All I can say is, CARBON FIBER. HAHA All your helmets are MINE!! ! !
15. Tilghman didn't crash (I did so as to make sure he didn;t), and was smokin and smiling all day.
16 Hiroshi looked good.
17. What the F(*^& was up with the big chick with the Duc and Frickin tire warmers? Gimmea break. Give her a 350 honda.
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that chick on the duc was kinda kooky. i reckon me and bill will no longer be running numbers on the sidecar.... just a tennis ball.

i passed zack, but he was instructing a new rider. first and last time i will ever pass him.

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the tennis ball was a super vintage legal yellow color. I guess the number on it was too small to read. Maybe a yellow volley ball will show up better.
Had a great time on the sidecar. Matt is a good passenger. Got some bugs to work out but really looking forward to Vintage Celebration.
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evile-

how are you seeing the john owens photos? i can't find them, they don't seem to be posted.

and thanks to everyone for all the help at the class....of which, we all seem to have little. see ya in a few short days.

best-
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Scott...was Hiroshi on his 175? If so...how did it seem to be running?

And are you keeping up with Frank C. on his SR500? If so...that's real good.
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Evil,

Your new carbon helmet, I assume is an HJC. Do you see a Snell 2005 sticker on it someplace? I got my new HJC helmet yesterday and the back of the helmet says Snell and Dot approved but no date. The faceshield has a sticker that says it's a snell 2005 helmet but it's kind of hard to ride with a sticker across my faceshield.

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off of the HJC web page:

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Standards: Dot-218, Snell-M-2005
Construction: Carbon Fiber Composite
Weight: Adult: 1424 grams (approximate based on size medium solid color
 
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