Tuesday, January 26, 2010

a noob goes racing - Part 1 - before the first race

Does anyone want to watch me get ruined racing the desert??

Great.....so then read on!

I cut a short pre race interview here if you would like to see it;

My grandfather was a professional race car driver in the 40's, and he was quite good. He always used to tell stories about how they didnt have seat belts and how he won this race or that.
My dad wasn't really into any of that kind of stuff and therefore I never got into it, but ever since I was a little kid I have always day dreamed about racing. Ever since grade school my folks would take me up to Laguna Seca to see the Historical Races and I loved it. Somehow sailing through those corners in a GT-350 seemed so possible.

Anyways, after years of day dreaming it looks like its going to happen here soon. A total race n00b is going out for the first time on an Enduro and in an attempt to actually finish.

My wife and I currently belong to a weight loss program and what a goal to get in shape for; desert racing!

So here's is breakdown:

The Rider:

6'2 - 220 lbs - 31 years old

Riding experience:

15 years, 90% street. The last three years have been an attempt to get comfortable in the dirt via this board. I have been able to take a GS places most cant...is that JUST because of my weight....

The Race Bike:

2000 Honda XR650R

purchased from a buddy a few years ago with the intention of not whaling on the GS off road anymore and actually learning how to ride in the dirt.

I kinda wish I had a GoPro helmet cam to document the first outing.... that would be classic!

anyways - I keep up with the posting so you guys can see what happens ....

oh yea...my goals!


1) to not get hurt
2) to finish

that's pretty much good enough for me

see ya next time.

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot

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