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r6_philly

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #48 on: May 11, 2004, 08:53:46 pm »
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It was definately not Monsta.
Sean, I hope you are ok...I saw your lady walking with your gear past my pit..after your crash.

Mike, FYI the patches are fine...no grip change there.
NOT like RA. The big one in turn one and the other that you refered to in your early post are only visual
distractions.

I was repremanded this weekend for being " Out-of-control"  Hmmn... Bill Fuhrman and Phil came to my pits to say that a rider/s had complained about me.....I owned up to a race error while trying to take Simon on the brakes in T6 and had a polite pit discussion with another rider who got into my rear wheel as I passed him in T7. Gave him enough room
he said he didn't expect the pass and he stood up ever so slightly... no harm no foul...I entered the grass as I pushed wide and waited to re-enter the track. I could have waited to pass down the straightaway, but I would have lost so much drive...
oh well....another lesson learned. But back to the complaint. Not at any time was I "Out-of-control"
this weekend. This in "Expert" racing?
Guys...I can't speak for everyone, but the faster you
go, the more trust you have for your competitors.
I made the same pass on Stevie B in T1...he and I
pimped thru no prob. Start expecting closer racing.
You will be bumped, swiped, elbowed, ass smacked,
waved at, flipped the bird at, and maybe even punted off the track by Aaron Yates. That doesn't
mean that the racing is out of control, it could just mean that you need to go a little faster. Tez made a great pass on me going into T6 and I elbowed his
air Jordans on the way in... Was he out of control?
nope...just trying to catch Rosno like the rest of us.

So to whoever made the "complaint", take your skirt off and talk to me in the pits if I offend you on the track.

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ya bumped, kicked, elbowed, pushed or given the finger is ok with me. But riding on one wheel on the gas at the braking point with someone turning in in front of you is not. Thats the kind of stuff you do the first time you get on the track.

And telling me face to face afterwards "I passed you long before you got punted and I was nowhere near you, no its not me" is DEFINTELY not ok.  not that I am a difficult person, but that I had a HUGE probably with.

call me wearing a skirt if you must, but I want to point out, I don't and will not ever have a problem with close racing, or even contact racing, IF YOU ARE GOING TO MAKE IT THROUGH THAT CORNER ONLINE" if you are going to bonzai off the track, please do not take me with you.
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r6_philly

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #49 on: May 11, 2004, 08:56:34 pm »
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Those messes are from about 6th place and farther back.... I remember you passing me one time when I over shot 6 while passing Simon...
I don't want to sound like a rooster ;), but I'm not going to settle in behind someone slower just because the pass looks too scary.  :'(  There is a reason why there are guys who are fast and those that aren't. The faster guys get it done. Jeff, I was battling Tez, Purky, and Rosno, not the guy 2 riders in front of you.
It was my fault for having bad starts and making an
error or two. You think that following me was interesting...you should have been behind me and Jeff as we went thru traffic as 1. That was not interesting but dang fun....ask Stumpy how he felt when Purk and I sandwiched him in T7...did he complain? nope..he smiled at me and said wow! I wish I had a horn ;D
doing 13's is one thing, but to do it around traffic....
welcome aboard the expert train.

Benj.



there is a difference between scary pass and dangerous pass. If you are not going to get through the turn and hold your line, do not pass.

I don't care who, if anyone does that to me again and I figure out who it was while I am at the track. I am going to kick your ass nonetheless.   ;D
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r6_philly

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #50 on: May 11, 2004, 08:57:17 pm »
by the way, the guy who punted me end up having his bike destroyed (totaled) because he got punted later in the day.

Carma
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Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #51 on: May 11, 2004, 09:26:03 pm »
     Generally if I am going at a pace slower than the other guys I try and leave extra room both inside and outside for faster guys to pass if so desired. Last year I was riding very conservative and would get lapped by Kevin Gordin at almost every race on the last lap, sometimes 1 or 2 riders might be with him but not always. He can pass pretty close so I generally left extra room to get around me on either side once it got down to the last 2 laps, I don't believe that we ever had a problem with each other.

    Even though I was still on my '99 GSXR 600, I wanted to start riding like I use to and pick-up the pace at this event and get back into the top 10 consistently again and go from there. But since I didn't even get 1 lap in during the race I have no idea what pace I was running, I was running about 10th place when I crashed. I really wish I would have been able to run all 4 of my races to see what kind of times I could have turned. Oh well, that's racin'!

    Went and got X-rays tonight and the bones look ok, so mainly tissue damage according to the doctor. I got a brace for the wrist so I might try and do St. Louis this weekend on my 750. I think I will borrow my brothers street bike and see if I have any strength in that wrist at the end of the week. :)
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Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #52 on: May 12, 2004, 04:23:24 am »
Sean called me.

He's good.  Was heading back and all.  

I'm in error.  Yeah, Mike, it was another guy.  Glad too 'cause I hate seeing two of my guys in the crash truck.  

Seemed like he said something about that it might have been the same guy.

So, who is the special character?  Got a racing number?
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motomadness

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2004, 07:00:53 am »
Sup!

I am at home now, after being in the hospital for 2 full days.  I suffered a chest contusion, a hairline fracture of my #10 rib on the left side and a concussion - hooray for HJC helmets, it may not be the best, but it saved my life.

What happened:
All I can say is this weekend was both the best and worst time I have ever had racing.  I took over 5 seconds off my best times at BHF and felt like nothing was going to slow me down.  Everytime I went out on the track I took an average of 2 seconds off my time - Thanks Super Dave and Ben Carlson's Crew Chief for letting bounce thoughts off of them.  This was my four race of the weekend, during the race I saw #58 get punted off in turn 6, definitely wasn't a clean pass, it was like he just got pushed too wide, then there was no more track left.  It was around this point when I focused ahead of me and tried putting something together that Super Dave and I had talked about.  I was now comfortably down into the 17's - a first for me - feeling like I could go faster and possibly put a couple of more people behind me.  Entering the last lap (I think), there was one rider about 4-5 bike length ahead of me, I knew I could catch, but it wasn't going to come before T6, so I stayed on him, almost cathing him at T6.  By the time we reached the kink before T7 I had so much closing speed that I could stay to the inside of him, and had to try and pass him on the outside.  This was a bad move.  I think I got close to him, our bike collided and I went flying.  The next thing I remember was the EMT's putting the neck brace on me.

As I told Super Dave, it might have been the same guy that took out #58, but I am not sure.  I think my accident was my fault, not the other rider's.  I got greedy and now I am paying for it.  I keep telling myself that would have been a 1:16 lap or better.  I was definitely feeling 1:15 by the end of the weekend.  The setup of my bike as awesome.  It's amazing how easy a well setup bike is to ride fast.

Mike, #58, if it was the same guy, my accident may have stuck with him a little more, since I probably went head over heals right in front of him and I was unconcious for several minutes.  I don't mean to belittle your pain, but sometimes it the last thing that happens to you that you remember most.  How you feel better soon, and I hope the guy that I hit is feeling okay as well.

In closing, I'd like to thank my spnosors for helping me and teammates out this season:
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SliderPhoto

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #54 on: May 12, 2004, 07:09:21 am »
Glad you're doing better Sean!
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motomadness

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #55 on: May 12, 2004, 07:17:03 am »
Thanks Jack.  I saw some of my latest photos almost show a little elbow dragging.  ;D
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diesel748

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #56 on: May 12, 2004, 07:35:09 am »
good to hear your reasonably OK monsta. By the way you did look faster this weekend 16ns nicely done. Good luck with the recovery can't wait to see you out there again.
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Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #57 on: May 12, 2004, 07:35:20 am »
   Glad your alright Sean!   Did you hear I did a replay of your Gingerman start in 02?   ;D
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StumpysWife

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #58 on: May 12, 2004, 07:41:21 am »
Good to hear from you, Sean.

Take care!

Heather
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TZDeSioux

Re: BHF Crashfest
« Reply #59 on: May 12, 2004, 07:57:44 am »
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  Glad your alright Sean!   Did you hear I did a replay of your Gingerman start in 02?   ;D


hehehe  you pulled a Sean Wyatt. Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk  ;D
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