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Eddie#200

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #24 on: November 18, 2002, 04:59:37 am »
I race because you all do! ;D
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bweber

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #25 on: November 18, 2002, 01:30:48 pm »
I race because I always thought I had too much money and not enough aches and pains.  Who wants a nice savings account, good knees, flexible ankles, shoulders, elbows and wrists?  Not me!

PS- Hanson isn't really a cop, he is the 2nd assistant late night fry cook at Burger King.  Don't let him BS you, he thinks nobody knows his secret!
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Gixxer124

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #26 on: November 18, 2002, 02:55:48 pm »
"Ding fries are done"  http://sherm.20megsfree.com/burgerking.swf
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Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #27 on: November 18, 2002, 03:12:05 pm »
Watch the 1970 movie Le Mans.  Steve McQueen has the ultimate line.  "Racing is life.  Anything that happens before or after is just waiting."
People suck.  Basically, the world sucks.  Work your fingers to the bone, and all you get is bony fingers.  Everyone wants to backstab you, or steal what you've earned.  Try to be moral, and the immoral ones will screw you in an instant.  If, thanks to your parents, you can't help but being a hard working, honest guy, then you know you're being played for a chump by the rest of the world.
Then there's the world of racing.  Hard work is rewarded.  Kindness is returned.  Friends, and even strangers go out of their way to help you.  Competition is fair and noble.  Winning is the ultimate buzz, but everyone in the race wins, merely because they competed.
Finally, and perhaps most important, is the state of mind that racing causes you to have.  All the clutter is gone.  Pure concentration allows no unnecessary thoughts.  Colors fade, time slows down, and the person you usually are takes a vacation.  You become so focused that there is only this moment, this corner, this rider to pass.  If it's working well, even your bike seems to disappear.  Damn!  Was that the checkered flag?
After the race, everything is brighter.  The air smells better.  Water never tasted so good!  In this heightened state of awareness, you engage in the post-race recap with your friends.  Have you ever felt so alive?
I used to hate life.  Once I started racing, it all suddenly made sense.  I'm the happiest I've ever been.  Now I breeze through every day with a smile on my face.  The only thing that bothers me about racing is knowing that some day I'll have to stop.
Did I maybe get a little too deep?  Sorry!
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The frame was snapped, the #3 rod was dangling from a hole in the cases, and what was left had been consumed by fire.  I said, "Hey, we've got all night!"
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Gixxer124

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #28 on: November 18, 2002, 03:23:59 pm »
 ;D Thats pretty deep. Better get a shovel  ;D  Sorry K3. That was well put. I can't wait to get back on the track. Thanks. Kevin
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Dawn

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #29 on: November 18, 2002, 03:38:22 pm »
Very well said Craig:

Paul and I work, and do work, very hard everyday and every year for as long as we have been married.  (I'm still waiting for my honeymoon  ;))  

As Paul said one day, "Racing makes me feel alive."  I cannot tell you exactly what he is feeling but I can share with you how I feel about racing.

I grew up in a racing family.  The hard work and the common goals in the racing community I thrived on.  When someone gets hurt, everyone shares in the saddness and concern.  When someone who works very hard finally accomplishes their goal, everyone shares in the happiness.  Where else can a person experience this?

I work 10 hour days where I actually get paid, and then I work some more at home.  Going to the race track is my escape and vacation.  I may help Paul or whomever repair their bike, I may provide an ear just for someone to vent, or I may play mom or nurse to whomever may need it.  That is what I am there for.

My dad once said to me:  "Why do you and Paul race?  Just look at all the money you spend."  I then asked him if he would have traded the experience that he had when we were car owners to save money.  He then understood.

Dawn   :)
« Last Edit: November 18, 2002, 03:40:36 pm by Dawn »
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Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #30 on: November 18, 2002, 05:28:02 pm »
 Dawn says:
I may help Paul or whomever repair their bike, I may provide an ear just for someone to vent, or I may play mom or nurse to whomever may need it.  That is what I am there for.

I'll testify to that Dawn!  Without you and Paul, I never would have finished Dave's bike, and he wouldn't have won that championship.  Not to mention you gluing his face back together and swabbing out his wounds...  You two are typical of the awesome people who race in CCS.  You can drink my rum and eat my nuts any time!  ;D
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The frame was snapped, the #3 rod was dangling from a hole in the cases, and what was left had been consumed by fire.  I said, "Hey, we've got all night!"
Read HIGHSIDE! @ http://www.chrisonwiler.com

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Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #31 on: November 18, 2002, 05:48:18 pm »
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  You can drink my rum and eat my nuts any time!  ;D
K3


Thanks Chris.  I and just realized on my previous post that I said "Craig" and not "Chris" sorry about that.  I was trying to type that post in between calls and I must have started over four or five times.   ::)

Just a quick note of clarification.  The 'nuts' Chris was referring to was cashews.   ;)

Dawn   :D
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Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #32 on: November 19, 2002, 04:40:17 am »
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a quick note of clarification.  The 'nuts' Chris was referring to was cashews.   ;)

Dawn  

After all that rum, can you be absolutely sure?
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The frame was snapped, the #3 rod was dangling from a hole in the cases, and what was left had been consumed by fire.  I said, "Hey, we've got all night!"
Read HIGHSIDE! @ http://www.chrisonwiler.com

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Dawn

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #33 on: November 19, 2002, 05:34:56 am »
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After all that rum, can you be absolutely sure?


LOL!!!!

I'm sure....

Dawn   ;)
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Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #34 on: November 20, 2002, 07:22:16 am »
Two reasons:

1. because I like dragging my knees and I can't do that on my Harley (pipes or floorboards hit first).

2. because it's the most fun you can have with your clothes on.
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CaSpEr_Dude

Re: Why do you race?
« Reply #35 on: November 23, 2002, 12:34:36 pm »
WELL : to make sure that Edgar didn't win  7 champ.this year and ust so some one could put him in his place I mean he got beat by a fat guy thats bad ya !!!!!!!!!!!!
ya what else are going to spend our hard earn doe  :D on house paments and car paments how fun is that !!!!!!!
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