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    Novice Racer

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    its fun, stressful, exciting, laborious and all that plus more. Only thing that sucks is the Monday morning after.

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    Awesome! Good luck Rich!

    Im also taking the jump from track days to novice racer. First race weekend is 4/29 & 4/30. Excited and nervous! I keep thinking about the start and getting through T1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
    Awesome! Good luck Rich!

    Im also taking the jump from track days to novice racer. First race weekend is 4/29 & 4/30. Excited and nervous! I keep thinking about the start and getting through T1.
    Good luck to you also. Keep us posted how things go.

    Feeling more official now, race numbers applied.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richd748 View Post
    Good luck to you also. Keep us posted how things go.

    Feeling more official now, race numbers applied.

    Nice! Bike looks official now. What brand of fairings are those? I'll keep you posted and please do the same for me. So much still to learn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
    Nice! Bike looks official now. What brand of fairings are those? I'll keep you posted and please do the same for me. So much still to learn.
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    Great quality and price with full paint scheme. Can get solid color for much cheaper. I got the economy paint and it looks great.

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    Congratulations and remember to, Have Fun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flobrandx View Post
    I keep thinking about the start and getting through T1.
    This. Keep focused on this. I've seen way too many first lap first turn crashes because guys are amped up and the brake too late and can't make the turn. Then motorcycle bowling ensues. It's sad really, just happened at ASMA this past round (I wasn't there, I'm deployed, but first lap of first race for a brand new expert on his brand new R1 race bike did exactly that.) And he broke his bike up good, fractured his ankle, but more importantly he broke another guy's collarbone and wadded that poor guy's bike up pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richd748 View Post
    http://www.motoxpricambi.com/mobile/...i.asp?Liv0=12G

    Great quality and price with full paint scheme. Can get solid color for much cheaper. I got the economy paint and it looks great.
    Ok, that's what I thought but didn't see the screws attaching the upper sides to the the front so it threw me off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aftriathlete View Post
    This. Keep focused on this. I've seen way too many first lap first turn crashes because guys are amped up and the brake too late and can't make the turn. Then motorcycle bowling ensues. It's sad really, just happened at ASMA this past round (I wasn't there, I'm deployed, but first lap of first race for a brand new expert on his brand new R1 race bike did exactly that.) And he broke his bike up good, fractured his ankle, but more importantly he broke another guy's collarbone and wadded that poor guy's bike up pretty good.
    Thanks, I'll keep focused and ease into T1. Yea that's were you see some bad pile ups. I'd rather take it easy and get through T1 and then start working on pace. If you watched Moto2 today there was a guy outta control and blasted into another rider. Not good.
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    Yea I gotta finish 6 races in a row without crashing plus 8 hrs volunteer time to pass and get my expert license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richd748 View Post
    I am sure its easy to get the competitive mindset once your out there, I am hoping to do as recommended and keep cool. Have to complete first four races without crashing to drop my provisional tag, otherwise have to take the race class over and start from the beginning. We have had new guys in CMRA like this, trying to start like a motogp rider.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXxjMNAZ71o
    I saw that once before. Never new you could throw your bike at someone like that.
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    This was the start of the beginner race at ASMA this last round. Hopefully the link works.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ObHyjzhD5so
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    And here's the brand new expert on brand new R1 going full retard into Turn 1. One of the guys he took out is a 63 yo expert that had to go get his collarbone plated back together after.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFLb8HO63Cg
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    Quote Originally Posted by aftriathlete View Post
    And here's the brand new expert on brand new R1 going full retard into Turn 1. One of the guys he took out is a 63 yo expert that had to go get his collarbone plated back together after.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=EFLb8HO63Cg
    Dang - who is at fault there? I watched it on my phone and couldn't tell who the R1 was

    GOOD LUCK with the race!!! Write an update after

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