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Marsolais

Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« on: September 20, 2007, 07:14:33 pm »
I can't wait to get back to the states. I won't have to deal with stupid ass german's. Has anyone ever seen a corner worker stand ten feet away from the track on the inside of a corner? How about three corner workers standing right in your line of site ten feet away from the track on the inside of a right hand third gear corner. If not check out the picture I took with my phone.
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And if that doesn't blow your mind, take a look at how many bikes are on the track at one time.

http://s16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/marsolais/?action=view&current=dmf070920-004.flv

I tell you, I don't know how I made it out alive. I really don't know how I managed a 2:20 lap time.
« Last Edit: September 20, 2007, 07:16:06 pm by Marsolais »
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YellowRacer

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Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2007, 09:08:09 am »
There are some tracks here in the US that corner workers are in your line of sight.


   I would rather race in Germany than here, because over in Europe they take it a lot more serious and they are faster than hell... They are aggressive too.

   Nate Kern races BMW motorcycles as a professional. He went to Europe for a season to race in a thing called the "Boxer Cup" races. Where the only bike allowed in the race was BMW's R1100S. It was a lot of fun to watch. It was all about the rider, not the machine he’s on. So no one had more power than another. Anyways, Nate went over to Europe for a year came back and was a lot faster. He would be doing things that were scaring the hell out of everyone else, but he wouldn't think about it. He swings his rear end through a corner, he will brake so hard to keep the gap between him and the person behind him, the rear will start fish tailing. Its awesome watching him, he knows how to get that over-weight, under powered Beemer around the track. He’s faster than hell on the BMW, and beats a lot of 600cc and even some 1000cc bikes. I've always wondered how well he would do if he was racing a Japanese 600. He would probably dominate.

(The person in my avatar is Nate Kern)
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Kuala76

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Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2007, 10:33:06 am »
There are some tracks here in the US that corner workers are in your line of sight.

We ALWAYS try to be as inconspicuous as possible when we're out there.  It's a complement when racers say "I didn't see you out there" - first of all because it means they didn't crash in my corner and second because I know I wouldn't be a distraction.  I always tell them "If you need to see me, believe me you'll see me" otherwise, we want to be part of the scenery only!!

I am assuming Nate will be at VIR this weekend  :thumb:, when he was there last he was still recovering from his "get off", rode like a champ but you could tell he was a bit sore  :wah:
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Burt Munro

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Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2007, 12:59:24 pm »
...... He would be doing things that were scaring the hell out of everyone else, but he wouldn't think about it. He swings his rear end through a corner, he will brake so hard to keep the gap between him and the person behind him, the rear will start fish tailing.   

You're right about Nate doing things that were scaring the hell out of everyone else.....  Just ask Ed Key!  :wtf:
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Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2007, 05:25:30 pm »
I am assuming Nate will be at VIR this weekend  :thumb:, when he was there last he was still recovering from his "get off", rode like a champ but you could tell he was a bit sore  :wah:

  Yea, Nate will be there. Wish I could make it to watch him... Wont see him race probably till next year at HPT.
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Marsolais

Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2007, 08:08:49 pm »
I will responde to these comments when I'm sober. See ya'll in the morning.
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keebler

Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2007, 10:54:29 pm »
Marsolais,

Don't think for a minute that by being in Germany on a track is a bad thing.  Plus remember, you are doing track days over there right now and it is open sessions.  That's the way they run them.  Maximum utilatization of the track.  I think you'll be surprised at how many bikes are on the tracks during track day here in the states as well (depending on organization running with).  I learned a lot from track days and racing in Germany.  I just wished I wouldn't have had a six year down time between then and now.

My memory isn't serving me too well.  Is that Hockenhiem?  If so, be thankful you're running on the revised layout.
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Marsolais

Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2007, 05:55:14 pm »
Marsolais,

Don't think for a minute that by being in Germany on a track is a bad thing.  Plus remember, you are doing track days over there right now and it is open sessions.  That's the way they run them.  Maximum utilatization of the track.  I think you'll be surprised at how many bikes are on the tracks during track day here in the states as well (depending on organization running with).  I learned a lot from track days and racing in Germany.  I just wished I wouldn't have had a six year down time between then and now.

My memory isn't serving me too well.  Is that Hockenhiem?  If so, be thankful you're running on the revised layout.

Ya don't get me wrong I've loved riding here but at times it just seemed more of a risk then a reward. But hey, how many people can race they have raced on a active F1 track.
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keebler

Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2007, 08:19:00 pm »
That's right, just have fun while ya can just like you said, how many people can say they have ran on an F1...
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gma

Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #9 on: September 26, 2007, 04:11:28 pm »
Beim Anschließen der Wörter „dumm“ und „Esel“, ein Adjektiv zu bilden, sie mit Bindestrich würde geschrieben werden; als in ‚Dummesel‘. Auch da Ihres sich auf eine gesamte nationale Gruppe als ein einzelnes Wesen (die Summe einzelner Elemente oder Personen) bezieht, und da nichts im Satz besitzergreifend ist; dann „Deutsch“ anstatt „Deutsch“ wären richtig. Seien Sie auch eine nationale Bevölkerung, würde es kapitalisiert werden. Gehörig das mehrfache besitzergreifend wäre „Deutschs“.

Wenn Sie wie ein Arschloch aufstellen werden, seien Sie das beste Arschloch, das Sie vielleicht sein können.

Hoffen wir, dass wir nie uns treffen.

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Marsolais

Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #10 on: September 26, 2007, 06:41:18 pm »
Beim Anschließen der Wörter „dumm“ und „Esel“, ein Adjektiv zu bilden, sie mit Bindestrich würde geschrieben werden; als in ‚Dummesel‘. Auch da Ihres sich auf eine gesamte nationale Gruppe als ein einzelnes Wesen (die Summe einzelner Elemente oder Personen) bezieht, und da nichts im Satz besitzergreifend ist; dann „Deutsch“ anstatt „Deutsch“ wären richtig. Seien Sie auch eine nationale Bevölkerung, würde es kapitalisiert werden. Gehörig das mehrfache besitzergreifend wäre „Deutschs“.

Wenn Sie wie ein Arschloch aufstellen werden, seien Sie das beste Arschloch, das Sie vielleicht sein können.

Hoffen wir, dass wir nie uns treffen.



Ich bedeutete nicht, dich wütend zu bilden, aber, wenn ich ich tat, bin traurig. Er war, wie ich " sagte; nicht ein guter Tag am track". Es gab viele dummen Mitfahrer heraus dort und die Schiene Beamten halfen nicht. Und ja bin ich ein Arschloch, aber sie ist okay. Ich bin nicht die Art der Person, zum meiner Zunge zu halten.
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Re: Not a bad day at the track but not a good day.
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2007, 09:26:34 pm »
wie viele Tode wird es brauchen
bis er weiß, dass zu viele Menschen gestorben sind?
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