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post #1 of 21 Old 02-23-2007, 08:02 AM Thread Starter
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Getting mentally prepared.

So I'm officially one week out from doing my first race. Its been on my mind for quite some time, but now its really starting to come to light!! This winter I have been working really hard to get to this position. I haven't missed a single day in the gym for about 3 months now, I've been working on the bike to get it ready, and making lots of Jerky and BBQ to handle the $$$ of everything. Basically everything I've been doing this winter has revolved around getting to this point. Its cool because honestly, its been quite a while (years even) since I have been this focused on a goal. Now that the time has come it feels pretty good that I haven't strayed from that goal.

First off, I have not set my expectations too high for the coming weekend. I want to go out there and be safe, have fun, not crash, and not come in last. I by no means have any thoughts of going out there and winning, but I want to make the best of my first race experience. In a way, I'm a bit freaked out. All the track time I've done has been on a basically stock 600rr. Besides having the full exhaust, the bike is stock. Now I'm going to be going out on a basically new bike. Everything has been done on it this winter. Complete suspension rebuild, front and rear, stock trim removed and replaced by race plastics, ohlins steering damper added, ride height set, 190/55 rear tire instead of 180, etc etc etc. On top of all that, I will be racing at a track I have never ridden. I'm fine with all this, but its definitely on my mind. The bike should feel great though. I'm sure all the stuff I've mentioned will do nothing but improve my feel and confidence.

Sorry for the long write up, my mind is just going 150mph right now with the anticipation of all this, and writing about it I guess helps me cope a bit

any comments, advice, etc is welcomed.

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post #2 of 21 Old 02-23-2007, 08:24 AM
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Sounds like you've got it pretty well figured out, you're prepared, you're positive, and your bike is ready. All that's left is to have fun. I wish it was me, so keep the post alive.

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Just go have fun you sound like your prepared, let all your hard work take over.
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Best advise I can give is; go out there and have fun, don't try to hang with the fast guys, watch out for target fixation, and above all be smooth. Smooth translates to lower lap times!

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Back it in like Nicky!

Just kiddin'

Get out there and have some fun. I'm jealous and I'm not afraid to admit it.

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BTW, you should have Pablo for this little excursion. Nate....oh Nate.

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yeah, no doubt. where is pablo??

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yeah, no doubt. where is pablo??
I have Pablo. He was to join me on my excursion to Carnival and Mexico, but work has put a halt to that. PM me and tell me where to forward.

Also, ride your own race and as everyone has said. Have fun! Grin like a bastard in your helmet at yourself. Will and wish your way deeper and harder each lap and laugh at yourself each time you save your a$$ from an "oh shiet" moment!!! Now I'm jealous!!!

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I have Pablo. He was to join me on my excursion to Carnival and Mexico, but work has put a halt to that. PM me and tell me where to forward.

Also, ride your own race and as everyone has said. Have fun! Grin like a bastard in your helmet at yourself. Will and wish your way deeper and harder each lap and laugh at yourself each time you save your a$$ from an "oh shiet" moment!!! Now I'm jealous!!!
hey, where's Pablo?

Doesn't look like he showed up today, and we are on the way tomorrow.

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Good luck. Break a piston.

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Good luck. Break a piston.
Wouldn't it be "break a con rod"?

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Wouldn't it be "break a con rod"?

After what he found out he needs to break his con rod.

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after further review.....To be mentally prepared for first race at daytona....realize that you probably aren't mentally prepared for first race at daytona.....

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I will put together a full report tonight. Lots of stuff to tell.

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Yeah, I have pictures.

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