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Hello All,
I will be instructing a few of the Hawk Racing School track days this year at NHIS. How many of you would be interested in attending. The first one will be toward the end of April. I would like get about 15 riders for vintage so we can have our own sessions.
Cost is about 175.00 and it is by far the best bang for the buck for track time.

John

ps this a good time to see how the old guy beats the young guy......
 

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hey john, i know there is some kind of mailing list for the school. is there anyway you can get me on the thing. everyone i have talked to about it is so vague about it all. is there any kind of a health insurance thing involving the track?? id do it strictly for track time and not to go too fast. just to remember how to ride the ole bike. it would probably be only one day huh?? is there a schedule out for the classes/track days yet?? how many will corresponde with our race weekends?? i need details man. im starving for information. really though, if you can get me onto the mailing list, thatd be great. then i can keep track and make some plans. if the school was on a monday or a friday id definitely be more inclined t do it. but no promises yet.

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Joe.
Track days are usually Mon.,Tues.,Wed., and yes there is health insurance required. Why would you want to go slow?? The track day is good for honing skills. You know like lowering your lap times. After all aren't we racing the track and other riders are obstacles on the track???

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Hello Mr. Champ,
Joe is actually trying to hone in and be a better obstacle. Jeremy said that he was a 3 legged Turtle.

Hows your little Honda, is it ready for racing? Also are you running that HD this year or is a pit bike? I think I will be interested in the school as well, but I want to lower my lap times so would it be possible to get one of the DeCamps to help me? Man o man... I'm a funny bastard. Or wait, maybe I'm just a bastard..

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Hey JR Champ,

The little Honda is still at Peter T's sitting on the dyno. I sure hope it will be ready. My Ducati is on its way with the engineered components that were concevied this past fall. Bruce promises another 6-8 HP.I am also firming up a ride on a MT125R to race in ultra leight weight. I don't really care about the H-D. It is a great little bike if your a 3 legged turtle. I would be happy to set you up with either DeCamp. No Prob. My recollection of racing either one of them was they finished behind me. You know how that is !!!!

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man, you guys is harsh!! john, i have no insurance for track days. kinda sucks. i cant imagine pushing it as hard as i do when i race. i dont know that id go so fast that id slide into 1 and 9 during a track day. id personally just like to manage the track and my speed better. i dont think lowering my lap times is going to do me much good during a track day anyway. i think learning the track better and learning some different lines and taking the time to ride different lines would benefit me more than just trying to learn to go faster. last year the only reason i learned the inside line going into 3 was because i had to during the races. (i never thought id have to down shift 3 times riding that line to get the drive up the hill!!!) but thats the kind of thing i want to learn. last year some of the most frustrating races were the ones where i just couldnt get by someone for 3 laps. then having a waving yellow come out and having the guy in front slow down to look at the crash sucked ass. i remember watching everone else go pulling off into the distance while i was nearly plowing into the guy. funny too was i remember a corner worker waving us on to go. probably you trying to get me to do an illegal pass!

and yes, aaron is funny, and a bastard.

cant wait to see the epic battle next year.

yeah, im gonna hang my 3rd leg out next year and we'll see how slow you have to go jeremy.

and how about that mailing list, any info on that or an email address or number i can call for the the hawk school?

if anyones interested in going fast on thier bikes, i aggree with john, go to the school. you guys will totally dig it if you havent dont it before. there is nothing like it. it'll be the best 175 youve ever spent and you'll definitely be hooked.

three legged turtle
 

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seems like it'd be worth the $175 just for the track time and john's company. with the size of my head and his ego we should get along great
 

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You don't have to be a racer or have a race bike to attend the track day. Just some minor prep for a street bike. JD, I wear a XXL Shoei RF900 for my big melon. Ya see, ego takes up alot of space!!!!

God, I'm good. I sense another championship in 2003..........
 

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John,
Thats nothing... have you seen Jeremys head? We had to steal one of those promotional Arai helmets thats as big as the roof of a car for Jeremy.

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aarons only here half the time. maybe you guys can work out a time share or something.


go do the track day guys. make plans. its fun.


jeremy, why is it that when i sign in, and i dont know why i do, it says im a moderator for the racing forum?? what the hell does it mean and why? thanks for deleting my extra message. sometimes this connection gets a little slow, or your server is (doubt that) and i get imaptient and click 2x. if its not instantanious, i get impatient.

later
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joe, you're right. it is kinda slow sometimes but you don't notice it with cable or t1, just dial up.

and I made you a moderator of the racing forum cause you seem to follow all the racing pretty closely and usually chime in with good info. it just gives you the ability to edit posts etc in the racing forum. or just screw with people by deleting their posts.
 

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<damn XXL,you got me beat>

Ya see JD, thats why I'm champ. I beat you before you're on the track.

Sometimes it's just to easy to be champ. Aaron knows !!!!!!!!!
 

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I will say Johns good at beating people before the even get on the track, but at the same time John helped me drop serious lap times off my racing.

Aaron
 

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i have a cable modem and i cant even figure out how to delete my own extra posts. obviously!

aaron, got room for an extra bike in the van on the way to daytona?? one of demetrious' buddies is looking to get a bsa thunderbolt to daytona from penn. (in the back of a truck is the only proven way to get one of those things anywhere right???) i was thinking id pick it up and when you swing through.... only if you are feeling extra generous. i think there could be a few $$ in it for you. hows preps going. get me your timeline asap. im busy all week and into the following with this job i have going so im definitely out. sorry. id love to go. really. actually id probably sit there thinking why arent i racing, know what i mean??


jc
 
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