Suffering from post-laguna Seca blues. What an incredible weekend. What an iconic circuit.
I would have sworn there were more people there than last year, but the attendance figures say the same number of spectators within a couple hundred. They advertised it for the first time pretty hard (billboards, commercials on local cable channels) with no results apparently. That sucks. Its hard to get people off the couch I guess.
I think I am getting the Ducati Supersport S after seeing first at the IMS show a year and a half ago and then on Ducati Island. Need test ride to make sure it's not too down on power and doesn't smash my nuts with the kinda pointy gas tank.
Yeah, heard it live. I like Valentin kinda. He seems ok in interviews, but he's a prick on the bike. I see him bomb pit lane, passing the backmarkers who are going a sane speed into pit lane. Also same thing I have seen him do going into the impound area after a race. Not a fan of that kind of stuff. Actions speak louder than words?
It's very discouraging seeing Jake and PJ at the bottom of the finishing order week after week (although they usually finish in the points they're MILES from the podium).
Jake's factory team finally switched over to the Magnetti-Marelli system everybody else is using. PJ's team is new, but they started with those electronics.
Camier is demonstrating what is possible; just hope the two Americans can catch up. Seeing Beaubier on a Yamaha would be very interesting. He did okay (but not remarkable) in his wildcard appearance last year as I recall.
Well, I bought my tickets for the Pittsburgh round next month. Unfortunately, I will be attending this event by CAR, as I will not be fully recovered from my recent motorcycle accident. I should be walking (perhaps with the assistance of a cane) by then. Anybody else going? I'll definitely be looking for Tim and Max to wish them luck.
We'll be staying at the MicroTel in Beaver Falls, same as last year.
Damn it Jaime that fall down stuff sucks. Best wishes on the recovery!! Max and i are here at Miller(Utah Motorsports Ranch?) waiting to move in. It is going to be hot! Everyone come on out for the fun! Tim
You must've slept through the last lap fight between Beaubier and Elias, then. I agree about Supersport; JD was never really challenged by Hayden. It would've been interesting to see what would've been different if deBise hadn't dropped out at the start. Still haven't heard what happened to him.
I know first hand experience $1800 is a bargain compared to medical bills and rehab..or your life perhaps. Some injuries are permanent as well, so you might live but you will not be the same. I had a Grade III separation of my shoulder (whatever the one is where the ligaments completely tear) and I would GLADLY pay $1,800 to get my old shoulder back..but of course it doesn't work that way.
I honestly think an airbag jacket might have saved my shoulder and part of my thinking is another similar blow to my shoulder would be pretty devastating (so this is a big part of my possible upgrade to the Astars jacket.)
right after the Herrin testimonial, Greg White of all people left us with a pearl of wisdom--"Get the best riding gear you can afford." He's right.
I just wish my current Astars jacket didn't fit my like it was tailor made for me...and I didn't drop 5 bills on it not too long ago.
Sadly, I don't know WHAT would've helped having my left leg slammed by two tons of German automobile. All I can say is I'm glad it was at surface street speeds and he made a last minute change of direction before he hit me. My Rev-It jacket, Alpinestar gloves, Nolan helmet and Firstgear boots saved everything that hit the pavement; they just couldn't do anything about the car that hit me.