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Old 09-01-2014, 10:24 AM   #1861
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Problem is people can't even handle constructive criticism.
I was at the local bike night a while back talking to some d00d on a late model GSXR 1000. D00d says, I never use the front brakes they are dangerous! I couldn't help myself, I said "yer doing it wrong!"
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Old 09-01-2014, 11:00 AM   #1862
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He probably hit a patch of sand on the blacktop when stopping and locked the front brake
and dumped it once.
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Old 09-02-2014, 07:02 AM   #1863
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For sale... Two new front Gixxer 1000 rotors and pads.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:21 PM   #1864
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bummer alert

So fellas I need to vent this one out, I feel it may also be relevant to our regular crowd...

Rode a harescramble today, WEBE race in monte vista.. Excellent event put on in the Rio Grande Natnl Forest.

I was on the first row of the day - C open - and right as soon as ya get into the woods it's a gnarly hillclimb that goes forever. Well, fast forward to lap 2, I've confirmed on the readerboard that my transponder is working, I've shaken out the jitters, gettin into my groove, and when I get to that first nasty hill what do I see?

At first I assumed it was a conglomeration of the slower riders from classes behind me stuck on the hill. Then I noticed that literally every bike was down, and everyone was standing around a huddled group. As I approached ever closer I could see that what I thought was a hilarious thing you see at a lot of races was actually a serious situation.

There was a man, lying supine, jersey cut off, with someone performing textbook chest compressions on him.

I stopped in the middle of the group and informed them that I am an EMT but the paramedics that were working the race were already there and I was told to go on but thanks.

Knowing what I know about the racing culture and demographic, I am assuming this was a cardiac event. Knowing what I knew about just how remote and far away from any hospital we were, I have very little hope this guy survived. Even with excellent CPR and paramedic interventions, the farther away from definitive care the lower your chances...

Never raced at an event before where someone bit the dust.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:26 PM   #1865
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Fatal events are a real bummer. Especially when kids are the fatality.

They do happen.

Cant wait for you to get back to Flatistan with what I assume is a new ride!.
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Old 09-07-2014, 06:35 PM   #1866
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Oh man, I can imagine.

Yes, the silver lining is I was on a new steed
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Old 09-08-2014, 04:25 AM   #1867
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Oh man, I can imagine.

Yes, the silver lining is I was on a new steed
The OPEN C class kinda caught my eye.

Congrats on new addition.
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Old 09-08-2014, 06:11 AM   #1868
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thank ya maestro

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