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Author Topic: Ready For The Races!  (Read 742 times)

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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #15 on: April 13, 2014, 11:01:43 PM »
Yeah Tom, I might be hooked now.  :D

You know, in the Main Event, I felt like I could have pushed the bike harder than I was except I was actually scraping my foot peg in the turns.  I guess that just gives me a good reason to install rear sets.  ;D  I was getting the ass end to slide a bit without being scared about it.  ;)  A couple more times out and I think I could take the #1 Podium Spot.

This is what every racer is always saying.
"If I did this or that, I could have been even faster".
It never goes away. It's in the blood.
Just enjoy it!
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2014, 12:47:07 AM »

This is what every racer is always saying.
"If I did this or that, I could have been even faster".
It never goes away. It's in the blood.
Just enjoy it!

No Damn it!  I NEED to go faster!  I want to win!    ;D

But yeah, looking back at race video footage is productive.  The first time you watch it's like "Yeah, that was cool"  Then every time after that it's like "You accelerated out of the turn too late.  You braked too early.  You lost your line."  But you know what?  I'm finally living a life long ambition and I can only get better.  You know?  I've already been thinking about going back to the track during the week when no one is there just to see how hard I can push myself and try to learn how to slide the rear end out on the entrance to the turn.  I learned last night that when guys are sliding their rear end on the entrance they are actually off of the throttle and using drag to slide out and then get back on the throttle in mid turn.  I'm pretty sure they never touch their brakes.

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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2014, 12:58:23 AM »
No Damn it!  I NEED to go faster!  I want to win!    ;D

But yeah, looking back at race video footage is productive.  The first time you watch it's like "Yeah, that was cool"  Then every time after that it's like "You accelerated out of the turn too late.  You braked too early.  You lost your line."  But you know what?  I'm finally living a life long ambition and I can only get better.  You know?  I've already been thinking about going back to the track during the week when no one is there just to see how hard I can push myself and try to learn how to slide the rear end out on the entrance to the turn.  I learned last night that when guys are sliding their rear end on the entrance they are actually off of the throttle and using drag to slide out and then get back on the throttle in mid turn.  I'm pretty sure they never touch their brakes.

Scottie J
What I'm saying is that even when you win, you are thinking about how you could go faster. It's the racer's mentality.
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2014, 01:09:30 AM »
Well hell!  I've been that way since I started riding a Big Wheel!    ;D
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2014, 01:31:07 AM »
 :)
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2014, 11:08:27 AM »
congratz.so very exciting!
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2014, 10:13:45 PM »
Nice one, Scottie - a great weekend for Royal Enfields in competitions on both sides of the pond, by the looks of things!  8) 8)
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2014, 10:24:36 PM »
Nice goin' Scottie! 


Videos are pretty cool.  Looks like the front was really movin' in.  It's strange to see headlights on the bikes on a racetrack.


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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #23 on: April 15, 2014, 02:43:17 AM »
Nice one, Scottie - a great weekend for Royal Enfields in competitions on both sides of the pond, by the looks of things!  8) 8)
 B.W.

Indeed it was an excellent weekend for Royal Enfields! 2nd place finishes on both sides of the pond!  Cheers to you and your team Paul!

Nice goin' Scottie! 


Videos are pretty cool.  Looks like the front was really movin' in.  It's strange to see headlights on the bikes on a racetrack.


Cheers,


Dan K.

Yes the storm was moving in quick.  I felt like that scene in Fear And Loathing Las Vegas when Raoul Duke was in the desert reporting the desert race!  It was intense but I didn't hold back much.  Like I said, the last 3 laps of the main event I was scraping my foot peg and sliding the tire a bit.  I really want to go back out and practice some more.

AND I called the race track today and it sounds like I will in fact be getting a trophy for 2nd place!  I left before the end of the races because I was afraid of getting caught in the storm.  But I left a message for the guy in charge of that stuff and he is supposed to call me tomorrow to verify.  :)

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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #24 on: April 16, 2014, 12:08:57 PM »
I'm excited for today!  I'm leaving work early so I can go check out this 2 bed 2 bath condo with garage at 3:30p.  And when I'm finished with that, the photos from the professional photographer should be uploaded to his website this afternoon!   :D

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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #25 on: April 17, 2014, 12:48:49 AM »
The proofs/pics were uploaded to the photographers website today!  Granted, these are just proofs, but I will be ordering the actual pics by the end of the week.  Check out pic #2 and how close my foot peg is to the track.  I told you I was scraping a bit!  ;D










Here is the link to the website for more photos of me and the rest of the racers

http://www.xtremexposurephoto.com/g/33-scottie_usher


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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2014, 03:09:48 AM »
Looking good Scottie!
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #27 on: April 17, 2014, 03:12:24 AM »
Here's The actual photos.














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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #28 on: April 17, 2014, 01:24:00 PM »
Looks like you were having fun there, too. When a bike is enjoyable to ride, it goes so much better for you in a race  ;)
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Re: Ready For The Races!
« Reply #29 on: April 22, 2014, 09:49:31 PM »
Well done Scottie, I watched the vids they are great mate.

Your motorcycle looks fantastic too by the way.

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