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capt211 said:
i think you need to be running in the "A" group. :lol
i like the clips from underneath. :cool


ps. i'm in falls church,
i'll pm ya next time we head to WV for a ride.
LOL. Kewl, thks. Give me a holler.

Now, I sure wish the control riders would look at it like that. LOL. I tried for a bump sooo hard that last session. I don't think they wanted to bump anybody because of the cold weather; they didn't want folks riding 100% and wrecking. There were a ton of red flags all day long.
 

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LOL. Kewl, thks. Give me a holler.

Now, I sure wish the control riders would look at it like that. LOL. I tried for a bump sooo hard that last session. I don't think they wanted to bump anybody because of the cold weather; they didn't want folks riding 100% and wrecking. There were a ton of red flags all day long.

my buddies CR and they've got guy's coming up to them and whinning all day.
trust me, they're watching and they talk about who's out there.

just line up first and ride smoothly. they'll find you. :cheers
 

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my buddies CR and they've got guy's coming up to them and whinning all day.
trust me, they're watching and they talk about who's out there.

just line up first and ride smoothly. they'll find you. :cheers
Yep. The CR's were kewl. Good stuff.
 

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don't slow down at the kink on the front straight. I could hear you letting off the throttle. You can hit that thing wide open...I know it's scary at first, but once you do it you realize how much faster you can actually go into turn 1. Just stay as far right as you can next time....you'll see

good job for your first time though!
 

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LOL. Kewl, thks. Give me a holler.

Now, I sure wish the control riders would look at it like that. LOL. I tried for a bump sooo hard that last session. I don't think they wanted to bump anybody because of the cold weather; they didn't want folks riding 100% and wrecking. There were a ton of red flags all day long.
The trick to getting bumped is to just not think anout it. When you are trying to get noticed, the CR's know. When you don't care and you are just riding your ride, thats when they notice and feel that your ready for the bump.


Good angles and good editing on that vid.

Full Course is a blast, huh?
 

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don't slow down at the kink on the front straight. I could hear you letting off the throttle. You can hit that thing wide open...I know it's scary at first, but once you do it you realize how much faster you can actually go into turn 1. Just stay as far right as you can next time....you'll see

good job for your first time though!

Looks a little hairy when the pros are doing it on TV

 

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Nice camera angles Rat. That was "B" group I assume? Where the hell was the rider from the downed bike? Guess he got tossed pretty good. Looks like you are ready for "I". I'll be there as much as possible next year, let me know when you sign up again and I'll look you up:cheers
 

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G-FORCE said:
don't slow down at the kink on the front straight. I could hear you letting off the throttle. You can hit that thing wide open...I know it's scary at first, but once you do it you realize how much faster you can actually go into turn 1. Just stay as far right as you can next time....you'll see

good job for your first time though!
Yep. On all three of the fast sections there are places where you either can't see around a corner or over a hill and you have to remember (force yourself) not to slow down. That takes a lil getting used to.
 

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Blipstein said:
The trick to getting bumped is to just not think anout it. When you are trying to get noticed, the CR's know. When you don't care and you are just riding your ride, thats when they notice and feel that your ready for the bump.


Good angles and good editing on that vid.

Full Course is a blast, huh?
Yeah that Full Course rocked.

"DanBoy" was the NESBA CR that helped me out the most. Good guy.

He told me that my biggest issue was braking too early on the 3 fastest sections.

I'm not used to a track that fast (I've only run small courses like JC, GIR, Hallett). There are 3 sections on VIR Full Course where you hit 135+ ... every lap (awesome ... VIR sure does make you "feel like a racer").

I kept braking too early. Half the time, I would be ready for apex at about the #3 (out of 6) brake markers ... and then I'de end up "coasting" to the apex cone ... or even worse ... taking a wierd line through corner ... which is why I didn't get the bump. Can't have "unpredictable" lines.

It was funny. To prove I was braking too early, DanBoy would pass me at about the #3 brake marker (like I was standing still) then then fade back behind me and watch me through the corner. He did that like 4 times.

I should post the video of some of that so you can see all my screw ups.

Maybe this weekend when I get some more time.
 

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Nice camera angles Rat. That was "B" group I assume? Where the hell was the rider from the downed bike? Guess he got tossed pretty good. Looks like you are ready for "I". I'll be there as much as possible next year, let me know when you sign up again and I'll look you up:cheers
Yep. That was "B".

When I was living in St. Louis, I ran "I" in on all the local tracks. I could pass in corners, etc.

NESBA runs a tight ship. You gotta prove you can hold a race line and be consistent all the way around ... for more than just one lap. They have high standards. That's good. Makes for a better "I" group. I'm close to getting bumped. Maybe next time.

That was one of the guys from our crew's bike in the track. Allen. He was fine. He was standing just out of view on the inside of the track. Cold tires got him (it was cold out; I think the high for the day was about 55 degrees ... and when that happened it was prolly only 50 or so). He changed out a shift lever and got right back out there; didn't miss a session.
 
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