A n00b goes racing

Discussion in 'Racing' started by eatpasta, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    ok.... I can see that...
  2. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    The only broken bones had or sugery Ive ever needed was from drunk softball.. badly broken wrist with a screw, bone graft and nifty external fixater, next time fused ..

    heal fast .. wear ALL gear..
  3. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    oh I will.... and there will be more gear on my body the next time I go race....
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    airborndad Long timer

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  5. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    :dunno

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  6. Offblnz

    Offblnz Long timer

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    So first you get sick as a dog and now you've broken your shoulder!
    Like my doctor asked me "Why do you rider motorcycles?"
    Me "eeeh.....uuh....well, all that pain makes me feel alive":lol3

    Heal up, stay out of golf courses (they have a shitload of lawnmowers) and get on a stationary bike to keep your conditioning somewhat acceptable.:thumb
  7. DaFoole

    DaFoole Erudite inchoate...

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    AJ, thanks for the great posts/videos (as always)!! :clap

    Watching you race/crash/break/heal/race/crash/break ad infinitum reminds me of why I quit lo those many years ago......:lol3

    Nah, seriously, fun stuff for us couch potato types.

    Heal quick.
  8. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    Only caught up with all this now. Sorry about your crash brother. I think I broke a funny bone in my shoulder last year in October, because its still sore.

    Glad to hear you will still be riding, and did not bend to family pressure.

    What gear were you missing on this race? Get a carbon fibre Leatt brace, they're excellent and have saved me a few times.
  9. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    ill definitely get a neck brace. I leatt is the one to get but ill have to see.

    As of today Im starting to reach for things. Now THATs something I never thought I would be taking for granted....

    In a lot of pain too these last few days - I must be healing.

    Im going to try and do an update video this weekend!
    stay tuned
  10. CramerTV

    CramerTV Still eating dust

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    Got my Leatt last year - got some Pod knee braces this year. Talk about looking like a transformer.

    Foot's getting better - another week or two and I'll hop back on the mountain bike. We'll see how that goes before getting back on the motorized bike.

    I hope you heal up soon - maybe I'll see you out there later this year.
  11. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    hope you heal up soon too!

    Im still in quite a lot of pain even doing simple things like....reaching for stuff. Its going to be a few more weeks yet before riding again.

    I wanna cut some stupid video but since I have to use my arm for work anyways, its tough to go home and cut too.... so hopefully this weekend
  12. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I still have a video to put up from.....jeez it seems like years ago but now it seems so irrelevant.

    :dunno

    I probably should put one up about the crash and subsequent events, because without that my "triumphant return" wouldn't be so triumphant.

    :lol3

    I'm planning on doing an Enduro in October with some other Coyotes... much faster coyotes.

    I would say that I've made a 90% recovery. I still have fluid and numb spots on my leg but no more pain. I have done a short Triathlon since the crash and I'm planning more.
    I also did a Supermoto class a few weeks ago (which is the first time ive gone fast on a bike since the crash) and im doing it again next weekend. If you're in California you guys gotta check this thing out - $200 for a DRZ and all the tracktime you can handle! Awesome deal.

    anyways today I ran for an hour and ride the bike for two hours....so im getting back into some decent shape. What does that mean for desert racing? Absolutely Nothing!

    :D

    stay tuned
  13. Bluebull2007

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    Go on, put up the video! :deal

    I was getting worried that the n00b going racing was n00b getting fat like me. :lol3
  14. eatpasta

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    No way man. I ran four miles this morning then switched to the bike and rode 17 miles.

    Oh and Im signing up for Jimmy Lewis' weekend class here sooner or later
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    Mike_drz Banned

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    should ride a drz400 like mine for your currently goals is :D xr650r is fast
  16. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    I moved on to a KTM525 and it's even FASTER

    :D
  17. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Here are a few pics of the supermoto class I took and that I am retaking in a few weeks..... SERIOUS fun!!!

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    as soon as they opened the dirt section, I got passed much less

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    double pass

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  18. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    Looks like fun. That's at Adams kart track, no? That's where i broke my leg when i raced karts.
  19. eatpasta

    eatpasta Lawnmower Target

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    Yeah, exactly.

    http://www.socalsupermoto.com/

    $199 for a DRZ for the whole day and all the tracktime you can handle....SUPER fun!! and you can learn a lot if you really apply yourself
  20. fmfpunk

    fmfpunk Hooligan in training

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    they give you any coaching, or they just give you bike and turn you loose?