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OMG NEW SPORT FOR ME!

Postby Moji » Wed Sep 05, 2007 6:57 pm

Went up to Thunderhill Raceway today to watch my son run a track day... OK! This is a private day with just about 10 riders out there today. This is day 3 for some of them. SO Simon Williams of Keigwin Riding fame offers me a two up ride! WooHOO of all time! Which way to the bike store?

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My son Max :

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His friend Eric there too

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It truly pays to have children!

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:D :D :D
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Postby splitclimber » Thu Sep 06, 2007 8:40 am

Too cool Moji.

I can see that being an expensive sport, but could really fuel toy and gear addictions.
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Postby Moji » Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:41 am

yes it would! my son's R6 stands too high for me.. they already have a bike picked out for me.. Ducati Monster. heh heh. These guys are so lucky, 22 yrs old, heading for "A" group. They were the youngest guys out there this weekend by 15 years.
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Postby Chisholm » Thu Sep 06, 2007 1:01 pm

Mo, if you get a bike, we need to go for a ride.

Oh, and my two cents, You dont need a Duc as a first bike. Expensive maintain, way to fast for the street and you can have just as much fun on an SV650.

That being said My dream bike:

Duc. monster S4R S Testasretta in red

http://www.ducati.com/en/bikes/my2007/ModelPage.jhtml?family=Monster&model=MS4RSTESTASTRETTA-07

or if I was way rich (and luck and that good of a rider)

Duc. GP07

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Postby Moji » Thu Sep 13, 2007 11:47 am

ohh yeah... there was a guy out there at the track with two 709s. I thought about that SV 650 because its a better bike for comuting... but that Monster is shorter in the first place and the seat can be modified another 2" down. The handlebar is closer also.. (not to mention the gear ratio :wink: Would you come out on a track day??
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Postby Chisholm » Thu Nov 15, 2007 3:45 pm

Yes I would! Love Track days.
I might even have a hook up on a way to do an open track day at Sears Point. Need to look in to it though.
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Postby Dodrill » Thu Nov 15, 2007 4:15 pm

Did you guys see the cannonball run thread on Supertopo? :shock:
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Postby woodcraft » Thu Nov 15, 2007 6:28 pm

Be sure to get some studded tires so you can blast up the peaks.
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Postby Moji » Thu Nov 15, 2007 7:22 pm

ha, yeah we used to run those in Michigan on dirt bikes for ice races on the frozen lakes. I had a 250 Alouette, great for dirt racing , Canadian bike made by a company that makes snowmobiles also. It was my main mode of transport as I was living out in the woods on a river. now if only I could get back to that.. perhaps with some slight upgrades, like heating and water.
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