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post #131 of 135 Old 10-10-16, 12:44
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Had a fun season racing my 300. We're all done for the year up here in Wisconsin. My greatest accomplishment isn't the couple of 4th place finishes I managed to get, it's the fact that I didn't crash it or end up in the hospital at all this year.

Racing these little bikes is a lot of fun.


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post #132 of 135 Old 10-10-16, 12:55
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Had a fun season racing my 300. We're all done for the year up here in Wisconsin. My greatest accomplishment isn't the couple of 4th place finishes I managed to get, it's the fact that I didn't crash it or end up in the hospital at all this year.

Racing these little bikes is a lot of fun.


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Not crashing is great, having fun is the whole point of it - if you're not enjoying it, this sport is way to dangerous to do if you're hating it!

Congrats on a good season and feeling accomplished!

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Not crashing is great, having fun is the whole point of it - if you're not enjoying it, this sport is way to dangerous to do if you're hating it!

Congrats on a good season and feeling accomplished!
With my history, accomplishment takes a different meaning. I've had a couple of nasty debilitating crashes in 2014 and 2015. Megabucks worth of hospital bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation of various limbs, 3 titanium plates and 50 screws. I was almost, but not quite, ready to give it up.

So just getting through this season was a major mental effort. My first race this season, I'm sitting on the grid and quivering and thinking oooooh fuuuuuuck! All I wanted to do was get my mojo back and not be afraid. But by the end of the season I'm sitting on the grid and thinking oh yeah, let's go!

I made it through and I feel awesome.
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With my history, accomplishment takes a different meaning. I've had a couple of nasty debilitating crashes in 2014 and 2015. Megabucks worth of hospital bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation of various limbs, 3 titanium plates and 50 screws. I was almost, but not quite, ready to give it up.

So just getting through this season was a major mental effort. My first race this season, I'm sitting on the grid and quivering and thinking oooooh fuuuuuuck! All I wanted to do was get my mojo back and not be afraid. But by the end of the season I'm sitting on the grid and thinking oh yeah, let's go!

I made it through and I feel awesome.
Oh, I can understand - my "big crash" wasn't quite as bad as all that, but still earned me a whirly bird ride and some permanent hardware....that was 2012, this summer was the first time I made it through that corner about as effectively as I could. I was riding and racing, but that corner in particular I would pussy-foot through. When I was finally carrying the speed I could and that elbow touched down I knew I'd finally overcome the fear.

So, I COMPLETELY understand that kind of a sense of accomplishment!

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Well, the AFM season has wrapped up, and I've got my full race report up on my blog! I learned a lot over the year, made some big gains, and made a fair bit of improvement as a rider. I'm really looking forward to next year, however, and stepping up my game even more.

Hoping to hang onto my daytona and run a class or two on it just to keep my skills sharp! I'll update as the winter progresses, I've got a lot of work between now and next spring, between getting myself into some seriously good physical shape, getting the new bike, and earning the $$ for the new bike! Won't be nearly as much fun or exciting as being out there, but it's the work I need to do if I'm going to reach my goals!

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