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Old 01-15-2010, 09:56 PM   #1
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A n00b goes racing

Does anyone want to watch me get my ass handed to me??



Good! Then read on.

My grandfather was a professional race car driver in the 40's, and he was quite good. He always used to tell stories about how they didnt have seatbelts and how he won this race or that.
My dad wasn't really into any of that kind of stuff and therefore I never got into it, but ever since I was a little kid I have always day dreamed about racing. Ever since grade school my folks would take me up to Laguna Seca to see the Historical Races and I loved it. Somehow sailing through those corners in a GT-350 seemed so possible.



Anyways, after years of day dreaming it looks like its going to happen here next weekend. A total race n00b is going out for the first time on an Enduro and in an attempt to actually finish, Im going to be following another ADV rider.
This guy has been nice enough to hold my hand through all this so far and let me crash with his team.....a great example of the ADV spirit!



My wife and I currently belong to a weight loss program and what a goal to get in shape for; desert racing!

So here's is brakedown:

The Rider:

6'2 - 220 lbs - 31 years old

Riding experience:

15 years, 90% street. The last three years have been an attempt to get comfortable in the dirt via this board. I have been able to take a GS places most cant...is that JUST because of my weight....

The Race Bike:

2000 Honda XR650R

purchased from Rider914 a few years ago with the intention of not whaling on the GS off road anymore and actually learning how to ride in the dirt.







I kinda wish I had a GoPro to document the first outing.... that would be classic!



anyways - I keep up with the posting so you guys can see what happens to me....


oh yea...


Goals:

1) to not get hurt
2) to finish

thats pretty much good enough for me
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