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Title: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 09, 2014, 09:31:41 AM
As more people find their way to PRE Forum.net we wanted to give you a place to introduce yourself. Even the funny guys who thought changing their screen name used on other boards might make it difficult to figure out who they are.  :D

Help us put a face to your screen name and introduce yourself.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: denbsteph on March 09, 2014, 09:43:21 AM
I'll be the first, I guess.

Been doing TD's since 2011, did my first TD on my FZ1. After that it was all down hill. I have done YCRS, RA, Barber, VIR N, VIR S, NCBIKE, NJMP. I'm currently debating wether to put my R6S back together or get another bike. I had a off road experience at NCBIKE which caused the demise of the motor. Looking to return in 2015...............After 24 yrs of service, I'm retiring from my job in 2015.......... :)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Mac_man on March 09, 2014, 09:51:09 AM
Former forum name was 03bueller, but the buell is totalled so figured I'd change. Did my first track day back in 2010 at VIR-S, crashed out and got myself a wambulance ride and have been hooked ever since.

Lost my job in 2011 and started a new business so I only did 2 weekends in 2011, 1 in 2012, 1 in 2013. This year I'm hoping to step it back up and do 5-7 weekends :)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: shad0ws on March 09, 2014, 10:13:22 AM
Hi, I'm Ben. I'm slow...

(http://imageshack.com/a/img62/5695/rda9371.jpg)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: shawnf on March 09, 2014, 11:10:15 AM
Hello, name is Shawn.  Go by Fjorn on many other forums.  Did my first track day in '04 or so.  Then a couple here and there until I sold my '03 R1 in '06 and got into MX for a while.  Then, got back into trackdays a few years later after getting an '07 R1.  Did two seasons, then life started to fall apart in 2010 due to a serious car accident, financial issues and subsequently a divorce.

Now, I'm in the process of restoring the R1 (engine rebuild, suspension, etc) and returning to the track after four years.  Haven't ridden with NESBA, but know many riders in the area (I live in MN)).

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/10/bena5a9a.jpg)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Gearheaded on March 09, 2014, 03:17:15 PM
Hello all!

My name is Chris. I go by Gearheaded on most forums that still have the name available. I've been riding since 2011. My first motorcycle was a 2009 R1. After learning the hard way that Florida roads are boring I decided to dedicate myself to the race track. My 09 would eventually take a big tumble at Jennings in April of 2013. After a year long hiatus of saving and focusing on my new job I came across a 2008 r6 with only 4,000mi on it :) I can't wait to meet many members from here and share track time with you guys.

Here she is before the crash on the street:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/6447F62C-C52E-4CDE-A7F9-B5678D65B7A3_zpsbxopfnqy.jpg)

Here she is before she was gone forever (big crash at Jennings) :(
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/3BCD632B-34AE-4893-8F22-918AE29188CE-4110-0000046077FD4AC6_zps6bd37771.jpg)

And here's the new girl, the forks are being rebuilt right now, so she's quietly resting in the garage
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/49E4111E-6990-4F0D-80AB-144F97D794CB_zpswgow3gwy.jpg)

Here's my ugly mug. If you ever see me trackside or out anywhere, feel free to approach me, I only bite if you ask lol
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/715E2B85-791C-41A2-A30B-F0EC68204933-554-000000D9969A2B8F_zpsd759b69f.jpg)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: z064life on March 09, 2014, 03:51:56 PM
Hello all!

My name is Chris. I go by Gearheaded on most forums that still have the name available. I've been riding since 2011. My first motorcycle was a 2009 R1. After learning the hard way that Florida roads are boring I decided to dedicate myself to the race track. My 09 would eventually take a big tumble at Jennings in April of 2013. After a year long hiatus of saving and focusing on my new job I came across a 2008 r6 with only 4,000mi on it :) I can't wait to meet many members from here and share track time with you guys.



Well we know this group will take anyone if you are here.

And I call :bs on you meeting members unless they go all the way to FL  :popcorn:

I'm also Chris and go by z064life on all of them...except on the ones we troll, in which case Rexmitchell takes my forum name long before I sign up  :rofl:

Anyway, 1st bike was in Aug '10 which was an '08 R6S.  I then sold that to a buddy so he'd have a bike and I got a '10 R1 in March '11.  Jason told me I should take it to the track so with ~ 300 miles I got my 1st taste of the track.  About a month later, I had a not so plesant experience with the wall at T10 of Putnam Park which took me out of riding for ~8 weeks to recover from back surgery, but I was on track as soon as I could after. 

Got my I bump at Road Atlanta in '12 and my A bump a few weeks later at BeavRun (PittRace).  This year isn't looking great for me but I'm going to try to make as many PRE days as I can (hopefully more come up on weekends).

Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: ADVRacer on March 09, 2014, 04:01:55 PM
If we haven't met, I'll introduce myself.  My name is Scott, I did my first couple trackdays in Sicily in 2008 on my 07 BMW R1200GS Adventure.  My first TD in the US was with NESBA in Oct 10 at VIR Patriot on the BMW.  I bought my 06 R6S in early 2011 and have done nearly 50 Track Days since.  I'm one of the "Sicilian Racing" guys, if you don't see our banner, you'll smell the cooking or hear the laughter.  Stop by and chat, I'm sure we'll have a cold beverage to share.  I'll see you all out there.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: denbsteph on March 09, 2014, 04:08:55 PM
If we haven't met, I'll introduce myself.  My name is Scott, I did my first couple trackdays in Sicily in 2008 on my 07 BMW R1200GS Adventure.  My first TD in the US was with NESBA in Oct 10 at VIR Patriot on the BMW.  I bought my 06 R6S in early 2011 and have done nearly 50 Track Days since.  I'm one of the "Sicilian Racing" guys, if you don't see our banner, you'll smell the cooking or hear the laughter.  Stop by and chat, I'm sure we'll have a cold beverage to share.  I'll see you all out there.


Lies all lies, he is a poser and a wanna be........ :haha:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Gearheaded on March 09, 2014, 04:14:06 PM
Well we know this group will take anyone if you are here.

And I call :bs on you meeting members unless they go all the way to FL  :popcorn:

First off, screw you lol

Secondly, I still plan on being at road Atlanta, and traveling to one more track this year... So screw you buddy. PJ and I will ride again without you there, how convenient :popcorn:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: TrackSide Gear on March 09, 2014, 05:43:01 PM
Hi,
  My name is Tommy Tapscott.  Along with my wife Susan and my son Andrew we are TrackSide Gear.  We have been riding motorcycles, 4-wheelers, etc. since we were big enough to walk, but it was only a few years ago that we started riding sport bikes.  In 2010 I did my first track day at Summit Point-Main, then in 2011 Susan and I both did a track day at VIR-N.  I was absolutely hooked!  Unfortunately circumstances arose that meant selling our bikes, but we couldn't shake the desire to get back to the track.  We missed the sights, the sounds, meeting people in the paddock, in short, the whole atmosphere of trackday.  We also wanted to find a way to support the organization that promoted the very things we love to do. This is how TrackSide Gear was born.  I knew from experience that the initial cost of gear was keeping a lot of people from their first trackday.  If we could rent gear, more people could get a taste of what we all love, it would get us to the track more often, and also support the organization.  So last year we took a leap of faith, bought a few suits, and showed up at Road Atlanta hoping that John would let us set up our stand.  He did, we had a great weekend, and we were at almost all of last years South East events.  We meet a lot of people, made a lot of new friends, and had a great summer!  We are very excited about the upcoming season with PRE and looking forward to meeting more people and making even more friends!  I'm also looking forward to getting a bike so I can spend some on the track and not just beside the track!  We are here because we love it, we love the people and we support the organization.  Let us know how we can help you or your friends trackday experience.  Thank you.
TrackSide Gear
"We support the sport"
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: HondaGalToo on March 09, 2014, 06:06:22 PM
Ok, I'll go next, these threads are fun. A lot of you may already know me. If not in person, then from the nesba board.

Anyway, I learned to ride some 30+ years ago on friends' bikes. The first bike I bought in 1986 was an '82 Yamaha XS650. Scraped stuff on it following friends on sportbikes, so the next bike was a '92 FZR600. Did, um, "spirited" riding with friends on the backroads of Hunterdon county, NJ. This one friend had started riding on the track for one or a few years with Reduc Sportbike Association (the northeast's first trackday organization, founded in 1992). I was hesitant and wanted instruction first, so she and I attended a Reg Pridmore CLASS at NH raceway in 1995. As soon as I got home, I joined Reduc. Rode with them every season until they sold out to Sportbike Tracktime in 2006. My bikes changed during that time. The fizzer was replaced with a 1995 Ducati 900 SS SP, then an '01 Honda CBR 929, all of which were used for street and track.

Reduc, and then STT didn't have a lot of weekends at BeaveRun. I wanted to ride there during the summer. I wasn't real fond of the way the northeast STT days were run compared to Reduc (no flaming, STT isn't even in the northeast anymore). And, they had no summer weekends at the Beave.

In July 2007, I did my first nesba day at BeaveRun. I now had an '07 GSXR 600, which I turned into a dedicated track bike. Finally. I was very impressed with the way nesba ran their days. Everything ran like clockwork, and the days were safe and fun. The CRs were great and attentive; I learned a lot. Nesba offered a lot more days than Reduc had, since Reduc was a small, volunteer run local club. So, my addiction grew further and I started doing a lot more days. :D

Somewhere in there, I attended other riding schools, the Kevin Schwantz Suzuki School and the Yamaha Champions Riding School.

I  made so many good friends at the track. It's been a great experience, and I look forward to continuing with PRE when I have the time to travel south, and N2 up here at my local tracks. Good times! I won't be able to do the 20+ days I had done for awhile, but I'll still get out when I can!

I look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones! If you see me at the track, come and say hello! :)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 09, 2014, 06:24:19 PM
Great post Judy. I never knew most of that stuff and you've been a familiar face for a long time.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 09, 2014, 06:24:55 PM
Also welcome Tommy! I'm sure we can use this message board to let more people know about you.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: crash675 on March 09, 2014, 06:48:47 PM
Hi I'm Daniel and I have been an addict since a yamaha demo day at vir in 2009.  :D
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Trkdaywannabe on March 09, 2014, 06:57:20 PM
My name is Thom. Screen name is the same as from the 'former' org. I'm not the social butterfly, just a quiet, take it all in type, so many don't know me. I grew up racing motocross at Raceway Park, in NJ, and chased that dream for a few years. Loretta Lynn's taught me I wasn't going to be a motocross star...LOL

At 17 I got my m/c license and picked up my first street ride, an '84 FT 500 Ascot. just for transportation. I graduated to a new '93 CBR 600 F2 and road it primarily out in the New Hope Pa. area, and got hooked on sport bikes. Went back to mx for a few years, then bought the blue '99 R6....because it was a sweet looking bike.

My wife and I moved to NC in '05 and I picked up the Repsol edition 1KRR. Spent many hours out in the Deals Gap area and realized what I had been missing out on. Picked up the '07 Repsol, to keep the '05 company in the garage. I was coerced, by some coworkers, to do a track day, VIR south, in 2010 and I was hooked. Sold the '05, to pick up a new 09 R6R, and went all in.

I made it from B to A after a handful of days, with the help of Peanut, Dunham, Adam and Steve Gould. I couldn't have gotten that far without the help and advice from a great group of people. Not chasing the bump but having a CR approach me after a session, to give me the bump, was an awesome feeling....and one I'll never forget. I had a true feeling that I earned it.

The R6 is gone, wife wanted a Goldwing, but I'll be out there on my 07 1KRR, trying to measure up to the talented group that I've been assigned to. I feel like a newbie all over again, but I also feel like I'm with the right group of people to elevate my riding to a new level. Feel free to stop by if you see the #26, with orange wheels, in the pits.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: crash675 on March 09, 2014, 07:13:01 PM
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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Irish01 on March 09, 2014, 07:30:42 PM
Hello, name is Shawn.  Go by Fjorn on many other forums.  Did my first track day in '04 or so.  Then a couple here and there until I sold my '03 R1 in '06 and got into MX for a while.  Then, got back into trackdays a few years later after getting an '07 R1.  Did two seasons, then life started to fall apart in 2010 due to a serious car accident, financial issues and subsequently a divorce.

Now, I'm in the process of restoring the R1 (engine rebuild, suspension, etc) and returning to the track after four years.  Haven't ridden with NESBA, but know many riders in the area (I live in MN)).

(http://img.tapatalk.com/d/14/03/10/bena5a9a.jpg)

Great to see you here Shawn, hope to see you make some events with PRE!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Irish01 on March 09, 2014, 07:32:45 PM
Hello all!

My name is Chris. I go by Gearheaded on most forums that still have the name available. I've been riding since 2011. My first motorcycle was a 2009 R1. After learning the hard way that Florida roads are boring I decided to dedicate myself to the race track. My 09 would eventually take a big tumble at Jennings in April of 2013. After a year long hiatus of saving and focusing on my new job I came across a 2008 r6 with only 4,000mi on it :) I can't wait to meet many members from here and share track time with you guys.

Here she is before the crash on the street:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/6447F62C-C52E-4CDE-A7F9-B5678D65B7A3_zpsbxopfnqy.jpg)

Here she is before she was gone forever (big crash at Jennings) :(
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/3BCD632B-34AE-4893-8F22-918AE29188CE-4110-0000046077FD4AC6_zps6bd37771.jpg)

And here's the new girl, the forks are being rebuilt right now, so she's quietly resting in the garage
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/49E4111E-6990-4F0D-80AB-144F97D794CB_zpswgow3gwy.jpg)

Here's my ugly mug. If you ever see me trackside or out anywhere, feel free to approach me, I only bite if you ask lol
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v333/duttson1/715E2B85-791C-41A2-A30B-F0EC68204933-554-000000D9969A2B8F_zpsd759b69f.jpg)

Chris good to see you here too! Damn, been a long time since Jennings! The crew here at PRE is the best hope to see you at some of their events!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: GDFTHR on March 09, 2014, 08:29:39 PM
Wow, My name is Mike and my call sign is GDFTHR. I got my call sign because I was stationed in Sicily with the NAVY for 23 years. Everyone said I was (connected) and that was the only way I was able to stay there so long was because I was part of a (family). It all BS but the name stuck. My beautiful wife is from Sicily and we have 3 children.

Scott and John Mabry were a big influence on me getting back to the track. We were all stationed together in Sicily and they were here in the Norfolk area so it was going to happen sooner or later. When I finally returned to the USA in 2010, my first track day was with NESBA at South course in July

In 2011 we really got to know JRA, Taylor, Steve, Matt, Kenny, and many more. I am so STOKED about the group of riders that have bonded together in retaining the environment that we want in our Track Days.

I look fwd to seeing all of you at VIR!

R/
GDFTHR

 
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: MonkeyMan on March 09, 2014, 09:27:51 PM
Alright - I'll follow on.

My name is Mike. On the NESBA board I was mjkuhno - but decided to change up my name here to match my bike. My nieces and nephews called me Uncle Monkey forever and one of them bought me a monkey flag which I fly at the track. But Dennis of the Sicilian Racing mob gave me the call sign of MonkeyMan last year. (could be something to do with the flag and the DonkeyKong stickers on the bike  :dunno: ).

I rode street bikes for 20 years before heading out to the track for the first time. Ever since I was a young kid I was fascinated with bikes (Michael, Michael motorcycle - yeah, never heard that!) and by midpoint of the summer I got out of school I had my first bike a Honda 350. Quite a few bikes followed over the years (another Honda, a Ninja 750 and a few BMWs) and then when I turned 40 I thought ya know - I was always curious about the racetrack so why not check it out.

I went down to Barber for a 2 day Schwantz School (yeah, slumming it for a first experience, eh?). The weather was miserable and it was raining like hell the whole time but after the first session I had a grin from ear to ear! One of the instructors saw the expression on my face when I took off the helmet and laughed; he knew. That night when I talked to my wife she asked how the day went and I told her it was a complete blast and the most fun I've ever had with my pants on. Her reaction was 'great - uh, so I guess this is now something we're doing, huh?'. Gotta love that reaction!

The following spring I bought my track bike - an '07 Triumph 675. I knew little about the new Triumphs but I liked the way it looked and sounded. I learned later though that when you're running a bike that's a little out of the mainstream you better be prepared with all the parts you need in the unfortunate case of a get off, but that's another story. In any case, we lived in PA when I first started doing track days and the first 2 years I only got to head out a handful of times each year. I rode with NESBA, TPM and Absolute and while there were good people in all orgs it seemed to me that NESBA ran the tightest ship; which seemed to make good sense when riding a motorcycle at speed with other likeminded knuckleheads!

My first experience riding in the SE came in 2010 (second season on the track) at a VIR N-N weekend. I could tell right away what a great group of people there were here - even though it was NESBA the feel was completely different. Maybe it was southern hospitality or whatever, but everyone was so friendly and welcoming it blew me away! By 10am the first morning several people stopped by our pits to check on my and see how things were coming and whether I was feeling the track. By the end of the day, the first Meat-N-Greet I attended it struck me that everyone here treated each other like family (OK, a demented family, but still) and it was great to see.

After a few years of talking about it my wife, Pam (she comes to almost every track day BTW and loves to watch racing), and I decided in 2012 it was time to relo to NC. I got in 1 day at the start of 2012 and when we decided to pull the trigger I knew my track season would be blown out of the water. I saw the YCRS school at NJMP and decided that would be my best shot to salvaging the year. At the YCRS school I learned more in 2 days than I did all the previous years putting around, met the aforementioned Dennis (who I still kid that he gave me bad info where to look for a house) and got Scott Russell to video a short 'hey' for Pam (she loves Russell's his commentary for the AMA rounds). A month after the YCRS school we moved to NC, but not before I was able to sneak in 1 final round at NJMP Thunderbolt.

The first weekend last year at VIR S-S I met the Sicilian Racing moto-maniacs and have been laughing with them ever since. A great group of knuckleheads have formed around them in our own island of misfit toys. Just don't eat Scott's hot wings - 'nough said. I was fortunate enough to get on track 12 days last year (at least 2x the amount of time any other year) including Barber at the end of the season (a return back to where the track addiction started for me) and had an absolute blast all year! I've tried to repay the warmth and hospitality I felt when I attended my first SE day every chance I get and it never ceases to amaze me what great people we have riding in this region.   

To anyone reading this who's just now thinking about getting on the track - DO IT NOW! I missed out by not starting earlier and that's my only regret in riding to this day.

I'm definitely looking forward to the success of this organization and will try to help out however I can!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: cartmen34 on March 09, 2014, 09:31:20 PM
My name is Tracey.  Screen name is the same as the NESBA board.  Some of you already know me.  Some probably not.  I've got about 20+ trackdays under my belt, most in the I group, some with a few other orgs.

I started racing BMX in elementary school.  That progressed to my first dirt bike as a freshman in high school.  After about a year I started racing motocross.  I was never very good at motocross.  After moving to California I rode my brother's 1989 CBR 600.  The next week I bought my first street bike.

After about 4 years of riding in the Santa Cruz mountains I did my first track day in 2001 at Thunderhill in Northern California.  It was the single most exciting thing I'd ever done.  Ever.  I was hooked, (I'm sure you all know the feeling!), however circumstances meant I would sell my bike and wouldn't be on the track again for 9 years.

Fast forward to 2007.  Living in NC now, my wife bought me an R6 for a birthday present.  Went street riding for about 3 years when I decided the time was right to hit the track again.  My first day back on track was with NESBA at VIR-S, May, 2010.  I did 4 trackdays that year and I've done 20+ since then, most with John and the rest of you in the SE region of the old NESBA group.

I am really looking forward to seeing all of you on the track this year!

(http://s6.postimg.org/reb3n1mnh/VIR_1094_2700995820_O_1024x680.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/reb3n1mnh/)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: jinglegixer on March 09, 2014, 09:39:09 PM
Hey , I'm Jay Ingle aka jingle### depending on what bike I own/riding etc.   Got back on a bike after 18yr layoff(wife/kids) back in 09.
Started with Nesba in 2010, and had a great time.  Did 2011,12 untill an old wrist injury became an issue.  2013 only got a day in with Nesba and some Code school days corner workin for track time .
I'm trying to minimize the wrist pain with riding style changes as the MD's say there's not much they can do. So far my street riding is feeling alot better so we'll give it a go on the track, looking forward to a great year , riding a beast this year so throttle control will have to rule the day . I'm in the Raleigh area so I'm sure you'll see me at VIR and some of the other tracks nearby.Couple of pics from the begining with Nesba and the new (to me) beast
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6028/5979184980_b686f7e377_n.jpg)(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8180/8001942987_4965462012_n.jpg)(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/13050737725_388d83d3ba_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: jinglegixer on March 09, 2014, 09:43:11 PM
My name is Tracey.  Screen name is the same as the NESBA board.  Some of you already know me.  Some probably not.  I've got about 20+ trackdays under my belt, most in the I group, some with a few other orgs.

I started racing BMX in elementary school.  That progressed to my first dirt bike as a freshman in high school.  After about a year I started racing motocross.  I was never very good at motocross.  After moving to California I rode my brother's 1989 CBR 600.  The next week I bought my first street bike.

After about 4 years of riding in the Santa Cruz mountains I did my first track day in 2001 at Thunderhill in Northern California.  It was the single most exciting thing I'd ever done.  Ever.  I was hooked, (I'm sure you all know the feeling!), however circumstances meant I would sell my bike and wouldn't be on the track again for 9 years.

Fast forward to 2007.  Living in NC now, my wife bought me an R6 for a birthday present.  Went street riding for about 3 years when I decided the time was right to hit the track again.  My first day back on track was with NESBA at VIR-S, May, 2010.  I did 4 trackdays that year and I've done 20+ since then, most with John and the rest of you in the SE region of the old NESBA group.

I am really looking forward to seeing all of you on the track this year!

(http://s6.postimg.org/reb3n1mnh/VIR_1094_2700995820_O_1024x680.jpg) (http://postimg.org/image/reb3n1mnh/)
Been a while Trace, looking forward to it !
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: cartmen34 on March 09, 2014, 09:50:02 PM
Been a while Trace, looking forward to it !

Abso-freakin'-lutely Jay!  Glad to hear you are back on the bike!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 10, 2014, 04:13:30 AM
This is pretty cool. Keep them coming.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Gearheaded on March 10, 2014, 04:22:16 AM
Chris good to see you here too! Damn, been a long time since Jennings! The crew here at PRE is the best hope to see you at some of their events!

Yes sir  :adore:

You guys were still the best track day I've ever had so far. So personal it's like family :) I'm only doing a few events this year unfortunately as I'm still getting settled in my new job and need to build some more PTO, but you guys will see me soon, I promise that  :rtfm:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: andersoncm2 on March 10, 2014, 05:49:43 AM
Hi, I'm Chris Anderson, and I hail from Keysville, VA.  I've been riding since I was I was a kid (dirt bikes), but got into street bikes around 2001.  My 1st street bike--which I still have--was/is a 2002 Kawasaki ZRX 1200R.  I've always wanted to try the track since I was a kid, but never really had the chance with school, family, work, coaching, etc..  I have been a high school history teacher for the past 18 years, and for the 1st 10 years of my career, I also coached baseball and football.  In 2007, I decided to buy a 2007 GSXR 600 as a "coaching retirement" gift for myself.  I had planned to go right into doing track days, but the timing was not yet right. 

Last year (2013), I worked up enough nerve (and nagged my wife just enough :wow:) to sign up for my 1st track day in April with NESBA at VIR South.  I was hooked from the start!! :D  I ran a few more track days with NESBA and TPM in 2013 at VIR South and NCBike, slowly working my way up from a B level rider to an I level rider, along the way, learning lots from CR's such as John Dunham (great guy).

Really looking forward to being a part of this new endeavour that you all have started.  Can't wait to get the 2014 season off to a start!!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: TDG 68 on March 10, 2014, 06:13:15 AM
OK my go.  I'm Tim Sandbag on the NESBA forum changed it up just to make it easier (I'm not hiding from anyone) I bought my first bike in 94 it was a 87 Virago POS had it for a month & it blew up.  Fast forward to 2002 I bought my 2002 Honda VF750 Magna (still have it) I have ridden the wheels off that thing.  In 2008 while in western NC I was riding with a group of guys I've ridden with for years they had all moved to sport bikes & I was dragging pegs frame & header pipe to stay with them.  So it became obvious I needed a more capable bike in order to keep up with these guys.  So i bought a 02 CBR 1100XX (Still have it) fast forward a few more years & a few additional bikes.  I did my first day on the track with Reg Pridmore at VIR north in August of 2012.  I was hooked.

A knuckle head that I rode with on the street some Tim W goes by Tim 311 talked me into NESBA & in 2013 I signed up & got in 15 days with NESBA in 2013 1 day with Nate Kern for a total of 16 days in 2013.  It was a VERY bumpy start I managed to wad my RC51 up at the season opener at South VIR.  I managed to get it back together & have enjoyed a great first season mostly at VIR with a little Barber & RR thrown in.

I would just like to thank the PRE team for so much hard work in a very limited amount of time.  I know your hands are tied time wise but I do appreciate your efforts to put all this together in such a short time.

Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 10, 2014, 06:55:27 AM
Guys I was just kidding about the name changes and what I said was really just for poking Aman. Whatever name you want to use here is just fine. :D
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: jcrich on March 10, 2014, 06:59:41 AM
I am the same guy as over at the other place.  :D Started track days back in 2006 courtesy of our own Mr Allen, who took me under his wing and showed me what this sport is all about. Moved back to Florida in 2012 and have only done a couple days since then. Sold my bike in March of last year as I thought I was done, but I am again hearing the siren's song. Should be rectifying the no bike condition this weekend if the weather cooperates.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: shawnf on March 10, 2014, 07:04:56 AM

Guys I was just kidding about the name changes and what I said was really just for poking Aman. Whatever name you want to use here is just fine. :D


It's all good.  This was/is my SN on NESBA.  Always good to poke fun at one another.  :)




Come to think of it, my SN was entirely different over there.  I REALLY NEED to get back on the track...
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Danboy713 on March 10, 2014, 08:49:14 AM
I started with Nesba back in 2004 where I promptly went off in turn 4 at VIR North and wound up spinning on my belly like a turtle through turn 5. Nesba CR's grabbed my dumb ass and promptly gave me insight into what became a 40 plus day a year addiction for quite a few years. I wouldn't leave so in 2005 they put an orange shirt on me and at least got some work from me or at least get me to stop bothering them. Throw life in the way a few years back and now I talk of the track like the old days, I had to give it up for a while. I've been trying to supplement my addiction with enduro and motocross when I can and its not cutting it. Not to mention falling hurts more these days. Bounced off a rock a little while back and had time to think that no highside ever hurt like that. Looking to make a comeback and see if I remember how to get around a racetrack. I see they made Tayloris staff around here....back in the days of the nose bleed stories he was known as Lander and Peanut was actually a young man at that point...no wait that was Gould. Peanut was always old. What's this world coming to.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: meanstrk on March 10, 2014, 08:59:18 AM
Ron here. I hail from the metropolis of Carthage, NC. Been track riding for over 10 years and felt at home with NESBA until the crash and burn, though I occasionally ride with other orgs and coach sometimes as well. I have come to respect how John Allen runs things, and know this will go just as well and excited to watch the birth of his baby. I also do custom paint as a hobby to try and offset my track costs and many know me by Trading Paint. I am in the process of building a new bike now, and look forward to shaking it out on track soon with all of you!

(http://i234.photobucket.com/albums/ee281/ronoyler/Bikes/Track%20Dayz/920205_3928687355622_1388612724_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: craigo298er on March 10, 2014, 09:51:58 AM
My name is Craig, and I'm an addict. I work on an oil rig, currently in Angola, and try to ride at least one weekend each time I'm home. I decided in 2011 to save some money and immediately did the smart thing and spend it on California Superbikes School out at NOLA just as it opened. Having previously never ridden a sport bike (just dirt and my GS), it was an awesome change. In '12 I decided to buy a Tuono and signed up for two more CSS days at NJMP, and then went to Barber with my Tuono in November with NESBA, and promptly did a superman in T2. Thought better of throwing a nice bike around again and bought the R6 and have done about 20 track days at Jennings, Mid-Ohio, & CMP.  Here's to hoping PRE's schedule lines up with mine more!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: TDG 68 on March 10, 2014, 11:04:35 AM
Guys I was just kidding about the name changes and what I said was really just for poking Aman. Whatever name you want to use here is just fine. :D

I know, just thought it was funny  ;)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: DanQ on March 10, 2014, 11:22:13 AM
Hi!

About me:  My name is Dan and I like motorcycles.  Oh... and beer is good.  And I don't walk with a limp.  Other than that, I'm kinda the human "Grumpy Cat."

See y'all at the tracks  :popcorn:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: virtualsolitude on March 10, 2014, 11:31:05 AM
Hey everyone. Mike here. Long-time member (and lurker) on NESBA.

As of 2012, been riding an R6 street bike. Did 3 track days on it last year with NESBA and another org. This year, I'm currently working on readying a track bike.

Had a gixxer 600 street bike in the early 2000s and was introduced to NESBA and track riding. Rode street and track for 2 years and sold the bike when the family expanded.

Before that, I last owned a bike FZR 600 in 1990. Did Keith Code's CSS at Topeka KS. Being on track and going WOT was new and scary. I wasn't ready for track riding at the time, honestly, and the clouds of dust (from my off-road excursions) proved as such. :) I did keep the rubber side down each time though.

Since the 1990s, I've been without a bike more than with a bike. But daydreaming of riding one again was always front and center. And so, mostly, every Spring season sucked when the sounds of motorcycles start turning their wheels. Those days used to remind me of what I didn't have: a bike.  :banghead:

p.s., my screen name is the same as before.


- O
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: shawnf on March 10, 2014, 11:53:34 AM
Great to see you here Shawn, hope to see you make some events with PRE!

Hey Kenny!  Sorry, missed this as I wasn't getting notifications on this thread.  I'm hoping to make some trackdays this year out East, with PRE so can shoot the chit with you, Plimmer, Scott and others.  Been far too long since we've all been on the track together.  Well, okay, I'm guilty on that one...   :banghead:

Now that Chad's bike is being restored, it's definitely becoming more of a reality.  It'll probably be later in the season, since I need to finish a number of things on the bike still (I'm supposed to be picking it up this afternoon). 
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: warregl on March 10, 2014, 02:14:28 PM
Hi all. My name is Carey. Like many of us I grew up on dirt bikes, then graduated to street bikes in high school, and finally to sportbikes in college. I ended up selling my bike to make tuition my senior year, thinking that I would buy another after I graduated. Well, life happened and one day I woke up and I was 40 (still trying to figure out how that happened). So I decided it was time to get back on the horse.

Knowing I was no longer 21 (therefore no longer bullet proof) I took the MSF rider course. While it was useful I really wanted more so I asked the guys at my bike shop and they recommended the California Superbike School. After that my riding focus went from the street to the track very quickly. I did the full CSS curriculum (and then some) and have been doing track days for the few of years.

My primary goals are to challenge myself and make some memories with the great people I have meet at the track. I know I will never be fast but like I tell my non-riding friends, I’m faster than those who don’t try it.  :)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Irish01 on March 10, 2014, 02:29:28 PM
Guys I was just kidding about the name changes and what I said was really just for poking Aman. Whatever name you want to use here is just fine. :D

Damn, I was gonna go with Debbie too.  :( you know let my hair grow out and all  :D
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Irish01 on March 10, 2014, 02:30:55 PM
Hi!

About me:  My name is Dan and I like motorcycles.  Oh... and beer is good.  And I don't walk with a limp.  Other than that, I'm kinda the human "Grumpy Cat."

See y'all at the tracks  :popcorn:

whaaa, wait a sec  :cool:  TAYLOR, Dan Q. is makin fun of us again! Ok, seriously, how your knees brotha, keep thinkin your fine then I remember! Hope their being nice to you!!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Irish01 on March 10, 2014, 03:35:12 PM
Hi all. My name is Carey. Like many of us I grew up on dirt bikes, then graduated to street bikes in high school, and finally to sportbikes in college. I ended up selling my bike to make tuition my senior year, thinking that I would buy another after I graduated. Well, life happened and one day I woke up and I was 40 (still trying to figure out how that happened). So I decided it was time to get back on the horse.

Knowing I was no longer 21 (therefore no longer bullet proof) I took the MSF rider course. While it was useful I really wanted more so I asked the guys at my bike shop and they recommended the California Superbike School. After that my riding focus went from the street to the track very quickly. I did the full CSS curriculum (and then some) and have been doing track days for the few of years.

My primary goals are to challenge myself and make some memories with the great people I have meet at the track. I know I will never be fast but like I tell my non-riding friends, I’m faster than those who don’t try it.  :)

Welcome Carey! You couldn't picked a better group of guys to ride with! Look forward to meeting ya!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: DanQ on March 10, 2014, 04:04:09 PM
whaaa, wait a sec  :cool:  TAYLOR, Dan Q. is makin fun of us again! Ok, seriously, how your knees brotha, keep thinkin your fine then I remember! Hope their being nice to you!!

I think I had Taylor beat on the limping a few years back at RA.  It was so bad JRA said to see him in the morning, and when he saw me walking he crossed me off the list before I got to him.  Knees have been doing well, but they will never be back to perfect.  They are good enough to ride MUCH more this year than last. 
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Dave561 on March 10, 2014, 04:12:38 PM
I came over just to see Kyle's hair
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: bluers on March 10, 2014, 04:52:00 PM
My name is Brian. Started doing trackdays in 2012. Only done 7 days so far. Last season I was only to get three days in. This year I have more time to travel and take time off of work. Really looking forward to seeing all of you out there!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: FOGOAR1 on March 10, 2014, 05:35:29 PM
FOGOAR1 here. Surprised at the number of names I recognize in this thread. Got to put faces to some last April at CMP. Been riding trackdays for last several years with groups like US Desmo, STT, and such but want to explore new options. Joined NESBA last year for the expressed purpose of riding Road Atlanta but mechanical issues prevented that :banghead: Let's see what this year brings  :notsure:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: RADAR Magnet on March 10, 2014, 06:00:59 PM
My name is Lee Trenum and I've been riding since 2010 when I fulfilled a long overdue desire to buy a sport bike (big props to a true friend that rode it home about 90 miles on a cold night in Feb).  I rode street about six or seven months and gave it up after getting addicted to the track that fall; did a couple of days with NESBA and settled in.  2011 was awesome with all the VIR weekends; the SE felt right as rain so to speak and I ventured further south to Road Atlanta and Barber in 2012; the addiction just grew.  I tend to be a lone wolf but have managed to make friends with a few of you; really like that and want to continue this year once I get past this Achilles injury and get back out there. Hate to see what's happened to NESBA but thankful for John and the crew for putting together PRE and looking forward to moving forward here.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: David Brown on March 10, 2014, 06:23:55 PM
      Hey guys,   
                      It is David "DooDoo" Brown, or what is left of him. Still DOOing the business an looking forward to riding with y"all soon.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on March 10, 2014, 06:40:54 PM
Doo doo Brown...:). Tell 'em " you get what you pay for"!!! Hey man!!!!!:)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: jdel on March 10, 2014, 06:45:05 PM
Hello, name is Justin. Did 2 days at Summit Point last year with a different org and got hooked. I ride a 12 Daytona 675 that is track only now and I'm looking forward to getting out there!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: crash675 on March 10, 2014, 06:54:55 PM
Hello, name is Justin. Did 2 days at Summit Point last year with a different org and got hooked. I ride a 12 Daytona 675 that is track only now and I'm looking forward to getting out there!
I have an 09 675 great bike.

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Shwnr on March 10, 2014, 07:53:33 PM
Hello.  Looks like it is my turn to make introductions...

My name is Shawna - I am TehK's other half (wife).  I have been riding since 2005.  I had a 99' "Kan-of-Tuna" Katana 600 when I started, but after about 4 years, I realized it was too heavy and awkward, so Kevin "upgraded" me to a beautiful blue 09' Ninja 250, which I rode for about 4 years before taking to the track.  I sat on the side lines and cheered Kevin on for the first couple track seasons (since Oct 2010), but once I finished my Masters degree in Dec 2012, I took the blue Ninja to the track.  My first track day was with Cornerspeed in May 2013 because I didn't want to be the slow girl on the track.  It was fun and I learned a lot, but I am still the slow girl on the track.  :dunno:

Kevin upgraded me, yet again, to the black & yellow '06 GSX-R600 that you see in the picture below.  I LOVE this bike and I'm hoping to make some real progress towards gaining speed through the corners this season.  I'm really excited for the first track day of 2014 - I hope to see you all there and meet you.  I'll try not to be the slow girl.  Tips/pointer are always welcome!

See you at VIR on April 6-7th.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Quickone4u on March 10, 2014, 07:56:10 PM
Hello guys and girls! My name is Mike, same SN from the Nesba forum. I've loved motorcycles since I was a kid and bought my first street bike in 2005. Always wanted to ride the track but never though I could afford it until I looked into it a little more and in 2009 did my first track day with Nesba at VIR south. Been completely hooked since and I was right, I can't afford it lol! I'm a pretty easy going guy and I'm always looking to learn and willing to help anybody I can. Been away from the track the last couple years and really looking forward to getting back out there and catching up with people as well as adding to the great group of friends here! April 7th can't get here soon enough!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: DonD on March 10, 2014, 08:05:01 PM
There probably aren't too many people here who got into this sport by accident (ok, maybe their MACHINES got here by accident).
I did.  After Buell was closed by those geniuses in Milwaukee, I figured they'd be collectibles and spotted a '96 Buell factory race bike.
After I got it, I realized looking at it wasn't very entertaining and someone suggested it'd be just right for a trackday.
So I found I could try that at VIR.  I found I hated the Buell but really liked the track, so a month later the Buell was on Ebay and I was on a ZX6R.
I've done a few schools - after all, I'd never ridden a sportbike before that day in April 2012 at VIR South, and I figured if you take up a sport like this at age 58 and you want to get faster, you'd better do it pretty quick.
Something I didn't expect was the TERRIFIC group of people I'd meet.  I've been doing this 2 seasons and have ridden with people from all over the country and from about a dozen foreign countries.  I don't think you'd get this in any other sport, at least not one you participate in as a hobby.
I look forward to meeting more great people and slowly getting faster!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 10, 2014, 08:28:03 PM
Hello.  Looks like it is my turn to make introductions...

My name is Shawna - I am TehK's other half (wife).  I have been riding since 2005.  I had a 99' "Kan-of-Tuna" Katana 600 when I started, but after about 4 years, I realized it was too heavy and awkward, so Kevin "upgraded" me to a beautiful blue 09' Ninja 250, which I rode for about 4 years before taking to the track.  I sat on the side lines and cheered Kevin on for the first couple track seasons (since Oct 2010), but once I finished my Masters degree in Dec 2012, I took the blue Ninja to the track.  My first track day was with Cornerspeed in May 2013 because I didn't want to be the slow girl on the track.  It was fun and I learned a lot, but I am still the slow girl on the track.  :dunno:

Kevin upgraded me, yet again, to the black & yellow '06 GSX-R600 that you see in the picture below.  I LOVE this bike and I'm hoping to make some real progress towards gaining speed through the corners this season.  I'm really excited for the first track day of 2014 - I hope to see you all there and meet you.  I'll try not to be the slow girl.  Tips/pointer are always welcome!

See you at VIR on April 6-7th.

Hey, were you guys able to get that camera fixed? :D
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: jsnow7436 on March 10, 2014, 08:34:24 PM
HEY guys I'm Jason Doss I live in Danville Va right up the road from the track yay I'm lucky like that. I started riding in 2006 on the street loved the curves and the cops loved me. Went to track and now I don't ride the street at all, its boring to me. Started riding with nesba and raced wera and racing wera this year. OH I only have 2 fingers on my left hand and hell I made it to A and only have 2 fingers anyone can do this.    IF YOU SEE MY VAN DEUCES RACING holla got the name from my 2 fingers lol
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Burner on March 10, 2014, 09:12:08 PM
My name is Teddy; I have been riding track since Spring 2011 and have been riding street since 2003. my first bike was a 2003 ZX9 Ninja, didn't like the feel so I quickly when back to Yamaha and bought my first 02R1 and it has been a ride ever since. My current bike is an 07 R1 but the most fun I ever had was my 07 R6 that was sold. I have always ridden "mostly 4 wheelers" warriors and banshees and the occasional dirt bike. I was helped to be introduced into this sport by the guys at Irish Racing; I will never forget my favorite quote by Scott George ' "it's the most fun you will ever have with your cloths on". By the way Scott she still blames you for this habit.
 Born and Raised an East Kentucky boy; bounced around central KY for a while before settling down with my wife in east TN.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Meat on March 10, 2014, 11:22:49 PM
Meat is a nickname I got many years ago, when I was a bartender and it seemed to stick. Most people outside of work know me as Meat (except Aman and JRA.....hinting at secret shopper), but my real name is Scott Geister. I am a contracting aeronautical engineer. I do stress analysis of primary structure (usually the wing) of new aircraft design.

I've tried to get out of riding/racing but it is because of many of the guys (and babes) on this forum that I couldn't. I just miss the great times from seeing everyone at the track too much to quit more than about 11 months at a time.  I only do track days now. Maybe when I pick up the pace a bit, I will try racing again.

Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Meat on March 10, 2014, 11:25:33 PM

      Hey guys,   
                      It is David

I have never heard of this David, of which you speak.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Tim311 on March 11, 2014, 07:50:47 AM
OK my go.  I'm Tim Sandbag on the NESBA forum...

A knuckle head that I rode with on the street some Tim W goes by Tim 311...

Knuckle head?!?!  Aight....
Tim Wilson here been riding motorcycles on the street since....dayum  20 some years ago.  Started out w/ CB 750 '73 then a '77 KZ1000 dat sure was fun...or at least I thought at the time!  Got into a bit of cruiser-dom Honda Shadow I think it was...then went BIG got the '98 Valkyrie...took that to the Tail o' the Dragon....figured it was time I get a proper hang off bike.

Got the '06 GSXR 750 in the fall of that year and finally got it to the track finally in August of 2011.  Promptly tossed myself over the high side in T7 VIR North. At least it was the end of the day... Welcome to the track!  ADDICTED!  Peanut came by to offer some kind words; musta seen the abject look of horror on my face (OEM Plastics in way more pieces than I brought with me!)  Ahh...he said it's not as bad as it looks.   :eek:  Now it's just a matter of slowly getting faster... ;)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Jrob on March 11, 2014, 07:53:41 AM
Name is Joe Robbins I started riding with TPM Last year on my 08 r6 and was going to do some with nesba this year untill i heard the news so i hope to make it out to April 7th With PRE and meet all of you guys. Ive rode street for about 5-6 years and after riding track last year im slowly turning the r6 into a track bike. Cant wait for the season to start.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: motofun on March 11, 2014, 03:41:37 PM
First time here on this site.  Been with the Trackday org, formerly known as NESBA, for 8 or 9 years.  I have to say that I am totally impressed with the effort that is being put into this new club and appreciate the work that is being done.  Being from "Up North", I'm still waiting for the snow to melt but I am looking forward to riding with you first chance I get. 
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Domenic on March 11, 2014, 06:44:43 PM
Domenic. With Nesba since 2009. Originally form Louisville, KY now Santa Barbara, CA. Used to be in the MW group then SE group and riding now California tracks. Pretty much always a Ducati rider. If you remember a Ducati passing you that was me  :wow:. Just wanna stay in touch with my buddies and I think this is where most the NESBA peeps migrated to. Cheers everyone.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Shwnr on March 11, 2014, 06:53:45 PM
Hey, were you guys able to get that camera fixed? :D

It wasn't our camera, but we did find out that my bike died due to a voltage regulator.  She's all back together and ready for this season.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 11, 2014, 06:59:38 PM
It wasn't our camera, but we did find out that my bike died due to a voltage regulator.  She's all back together and ready for this season.

That's right. You had pulled off because of a mech issue and we were watching people run it over, and over, and over.  :D
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: yokel84 on March 12, 2014, 08:10:43 AM
Hi, my name is Will, and I live near Chapel Hill, NC. I fell in love with motorcycles in 2010. I started on an 04 Yamaha Fz-6, and then bought the sportbike I really wanted, an 08 Zx-6r, about a year later. I've always liked going really fast. Out of a desire not to hurt myself or others, I decided I reeeally needed to either get to the track, or trade all my vehicles in for a geo metro. I spent a couple years buying gear piecemeal (suit, boots, gloves, trailer) and finally made it out to VIR N. last year, toward the end of the season.

Even though it was pouring rain most of the day, I had a blast and went back as often as I could after that, ending the season at Barber. I got my hands on a dedicated track R6 this winter, with plans of doing about 35–40 trackdays this year... those plans changed slightly, but this community has been absolutely great this far, and I hope to get out there with y'all often in 2014. I sold my sportbike for the street, and now commute, camp, and tour on a nice, slow(ish) DR-650.

First time on track broke my brain. It was so much fun, I almost can't believe it's legal.

Here I am on my second (first dry day) on VIR North:

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ToI-_d82H0E/UyBpmb8EQvI/AAAAAAAAJMs/HT5TtyxDOBQ/w1293-h858-no/VIR_0592-2855342086-O.jpg)

It's still a favorite, despite poor body position  :)

Here's the new monster; can't F'in wait—

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-fYNTBe7EcaQ/Uxt7gvQ1LdI/AAAAAAAAJKo/ndmBdvGJZ3A/w1454-h818-no/IMAG0059.jpg)

poserish, sponsor stickers left in place because trackday. It's my own number though...



Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: crash675 on March 12, 2014, 11:18:36 AM
Yokel84 nice bike. You are kinda near me im in yanceyville nc. You a tarheel?

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: yokel84 on March 12, 2014, 12:10:54 PM
Yokel84 nice bike. You are kinda near me im in yanceyville nc. You a tarheel?

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Thanks crash675, the bodywork's been down a time or two, but I had plenty of time during the off season to go to town with the rubbing and polishing compound, can't wait to see how it rides.

Tarheel all the way—went back and got my BA there in 2011.

Good location, Yanceyville is closer to VIR, and my favorite riding road, highway 89.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: physicistkev on March 13, 2014, 06:21:43 PM
Kevin Hutton, if you see a physicistkev out there on the big I, then it's probably me as I haven't run into another one yet.  Riding since 1991.  1986 Yamaha Radian, 1989 Honda Hurricane (CBR600), 1990 GSXR 711 (rode this for 15 years and it got me from Intermediate to Advanced at NESBA), 2006 ZX6R and the present ride, an 07 GSXR 750.  Yes, I have a degree in physics.  Resident over analyzer.  I'm in Northern VA, near Reston.

I drink beer and if you have some, you can always come see me in the pits.  I ride the bike that looks like an Andes Candies after dinner chocolate mint.  ALWAYS feel free to start up a conversation or ask for help.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: hondaracer252 on March 13, 2014, 07:02:59 PM
New guy from Virginia.....

Hello everyone...I'm Jeff...I'm an active duty Marine here in Quantico. I'm an amateur racer from the Chuckwalla Valley Motorcycle Association in Desert Center, CA. I've been riding since I was 14, and racing for 2 1/2 years. I'm happily married, and she loves racing as much as I do, and I love it! My track bike is a 2002 Honda CBR600f4i at Chuckwalla...Look forward to seeing everyone out there!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: hondaracer252 on March 13, 2014, 07:24:29 PM
This is me.....
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: hondaracer252 on March 13, 2014, 07:27:07 PM
My last race...at Chuckwalla...

http://youtu.be/eEGhCV_PF2A
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Evil Cupcake on March 13, 2014, 10:06:47 PM
Active Duty US Marine Helicopter Crewchief....stuck behind a desk.

Bikes are more capable than I will ever be on them...here to have fun.
-Bumped to expert this yr...we'll see what happens...

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk94/venomousr1993/FEB2014.jpg) (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/venomousr1993/media/FEB2014.jpg.html)

(http://i278.photobucket.com/albums/kk94/venomousr1993/DSC03175.jpg) (http://s278.photobucket.com/user/venomousr1993/media/DSC03175.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Otto Man on March 14, 2014, 04:53:52 AM
Hell why not...let's go for 3 active duty Marines in a row, all stationed on Quantico.  :D

Started track riding in 2012 with NESBA. Started racing with WERA in 2013, bumped to expert for 2014. Lots of great times at the southeast NESBA days, and can't wait to keep the good times rolling with PRE when I'm not being cannon fodder for WERA.

Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 14, 2014, 05:02:00 AM
I'm enjoying finding out about everybody. Lots of military which is very cool. One thing that I've found interesting over the years, and it's really stuck out, is how many people that are into trackdays and racing are also involved in aviation somehow. There has to be a correlation there because it happens so frequently that I make this connection, and I'm sure someone with more marketing savvy than me would know exactly how to target this group of riders. Just an interesting aside. Now you guys can start noticing too how often you'll meet someone and find out they are a pilot or otherwise involved somehow.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: ANORXIC51 on March 14, 2014, 06:33:10 AM
Hi, all. My name's Christian and I live in the frigid northern tundra of MN. Started riding about 4 seasons ago, and found the track shortly after for ARCs at a local small road course. Only been doing "big tracks" for 2 seasons, though. Mostly ride with ZARS here in the Midwest, but have also been able to make it down to a couple of NESBA events at Barber, as well as a TrackAddix weekend out at MPH in NE. Little bit of schooling as well with CSS and ZARS. I also earned my CRA racing license on my street (aka: my only bike because I'm too stubborn...) last June. Spent most of last season hindered by mental doubts stemming from a crash at the end of the '12 season, but everything is good now. :)

Looking forward to making the journey down south for a PRE event. I was thoroughly impressed with how John ran the Barber events, and good to recognize some of the CRs that came over to PRE as well!

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: APO2112 on March 14, 2014, 12:45:53 PM
Hi, I'm Aaron and I live/work in the Ruckersville area of VA.  I don't have any track experiance, I spent the winter transitioning to track riding because of a pretty serious wreck on Rt33/Swift Run Gap that got me thinking staight.  I bought an old track bike (2006 R6) and had KWS Motorsports refresh the chassis and motor (636cc).

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4407586#post4407586

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: HondaGalToo on March 14, 2014, 04:37:26 PM
Welcome, Aaron! This is THE org to get you rolling on the track!!

If you plan any Summit Point or NJMP dates, let me know. I can answer any questions for you!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: bmart on March 14, 2014, 06:23:12 PM
Not paying too much attention...I put this in someone else's post. Sorry about that.

Howdy! Most of you guys probably already know me from NESBA and other track day orgs. Been riding since the 80s, doing track days since the 90s, and coaching on and off through the years, most recently with Track Tactics and Turn1. Looking for a group to coach with at CMP and VIR. Stoked to see PRE coming together.

Hoping to get to Summit Shenandoah for the first time this year and to get back to VIR-South. Despite 16 days last year, I never got back there to my favorite! Going back to an old school R6 this year from three years on a "steers like a bus' 750 which is for sale. Trying to get the 600 sorted this weekend.

I hope to see you guys and gals out there!


Brad
Charlotte, NC
A/CR #23
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: APO2112 on March 16, 2014, 02:17:58 PM
Welcome, Aaron! This is THE org to get you rolling on the track!!

If you plan any Summit Point or NJMP dates, let me know. I can answer any questions for you!

Thanks for the offer.  I'll definitely be looking to go everywhere I can, racing is the short term goal so seat time is imperative!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: the-uno on March 19, 2014, 08:41:40 AM
Hello. I am Nick or UNO or whatever you want to call me. I live in Indiana (we have a lot of corn). ummmm let's see here..... My wife (SMASHLEY) and I started doing trackdays back in '09 at Jennings. A couple years ago we finally joined NESBA and started riding other tracks.

We both started on R1's and last season switched to full track only R6's. I love riding and couldn't imagine not doing this every year. If you see us at the track come say hi. You can't miss us.

the wife and I at Barber last november
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Smashley
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Me
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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Otto Man on March 20, 2014, 08:45:55 PM
Very cool to see another husband/wife pair out on the track! My wife is more popular than me with our family and friends because she rides on the track...  :doh:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: the-uno on March 21, 2014, 05:35:59 AM
Awesome! Always good to see another husband and wife out there. I still can't watch her ride. Makes me paranoid. Yeah my wife is more popular then me as well. I don't get it  :dunno:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: matt221 on March 21, 2014, 05:40:02 AM

Awesome! Always good to see another husband and wife out there. I still can't watch her ride. Makes me paranoid. Yeah my wife is more popular then me as well. I don't get it  :dunno:

Would you like an explanation?


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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: the-uno on March 21, 2014, 05:41:56 AM
Would you like an explanation?


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I think I figured it out. She looks way way better then me. : dunno:

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: J.R. Nims on March 21, 2014, 09:14:31 AM
Hi, J.R. Nims aka leananger,

Did my first trackday at Laguna Seca on my RC-51 in 2001 - talk about riding the pinnacle of racetracks my first time out!  I was clueless and had no idea what to expect, I don't think I even took a bottle of water with me!  :dunno:

After Officer Candidate School and Flight School (I'm a helicopter instructor pilot in the Coast Guard - there is that aviation reference you were talking about JRA!!), I picked up trackdays while stationed in Atlantic City.  Started riding with Nesba in 2003 with Steve Boyd, John Vance, Jim Chors, Matt Heidel, Janis Braslins and Brett Brooks. 
Those were great times - I had migrated to a Ducati 998 and we did about 7-8 weekends a year - from Summit Point to RA and Barber and many VIR dates in between. 
In 2004 they announced that they were going to build NJMP - they broke ground summer of 2007 - the summer I transferred to Oregon :banghead: :banghead:

Rode a bunch of the west coast tracks for those 4 years - including Laguna Seca, Infineon, Thunderhill, PIR, Buttonwillow and a massive 3 day event to Miller Motorsports Park with Jim Chors and my best friend John Lawrence - 24 corners took awhile to learn!

The last 3 years I've been stationed in Mobile, Al where I returned to the Nesba fold added an R6 to the trailer and donned the Orange Shirt (many thanks JRA/Ruhe/Pitzer) - been a great 3 years on some of my favorite tracks - Barber, RA, VIR.

This summer sees my family and I moving to Los Angeles, but I'm still planning to fly back for an annual PRE event.  If you guys will have me I'll make the trip!!

I laugh when I look back on my first event at Laguna - I hauled the RC-51 in the back of my Chevy to the track and took my leathers and a helmet and practically nothing else.  I now have a 3/4 ton diesel - an air conditioned generator powered 18' trailer - 2 track bikes - and more crap in the trailer than you can shake a stick at.  My wife makes fun of me everytime I'm loading up for an event!!

Anyway, great times and anxiously looking forward to many more!! 
Hope to see you at the track - I'm #17 with ROTORWASH RACING on the side of the bikes
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Domenic on March 21, 2014, 12:08:12 PM
J.R. I moved to Los Angeles as well. Actually Santa Barbara. Maybe we can hook up for some track days. Old NESBA guy here as well. I rode Chuckwalla a lot in the last few months and some Streets of Willow Springs. Looking forward to try Buttonwillow and Laguna Seca. Let me know.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: J.R. Nims on March 24, 2014, 02:53:21 PM
J.R. I moved to Los Angeles as well. Actually Santa Barbara. Maybe we can hook up for some track days. Old NESBA guy here as well. I rode Chuckwalla a lot in the last few months and some Streets of Willow Springs. Looking forward to try Buttonwillow and Laguna Seca. Let me know.

Sounds great, my email is jrnims@gmail dot com
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Domito on March 24, 2014, 08:34:10 PM
I was all set to sign up for a membership with "some other track day organization" when I found this site.  I haven't tracked my bike yet, but I'm excited to get started and I'm only a few hours from VIR in WV (the roads are fantastic here, but full hooliganism is rather ill-advised when deer hang out in the middle of the street).  I'm hoping this will be a busy summer and I'm looking forward to meeting y'all.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: matt221 on March 25, 2014, 05:02:41 AM

I was all set to sign up for a membership with "some other track day organization" when I found this site.  I haven't tracked my bike yet, but I'm excited to get started and I'm only a few hours from VIR in WV (the roads are fantastic here, but full hooliganism is rather ill-advised when deer hang out in the middle of the street).  I'm hoping this will be a busy summer and I'm looking forward to meeting y'all.


Welcome to PRE

You have found the place to get away from the street, learn and have a lot of fun


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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: TDG 68 on March 25, 2014, 03:46:47 PM
I was all set to sign up for a membership with "some other track day organization" when I found this site.  I haven't tracked my bike yet, but I'm excited to get started and I'm only a few hours from VIR in WV (the roads are fantastic here, but full hooliganism is rather ill-advised when deer hang out in the middle of the street).  I'm hoping this will be a busy summer and I'm looking forward to meeting y'all.


No need to look any further, If you love to ride, are open to constructive criticism & enjoy hanging out with like minded nut cases you are in the right place.  If not go try the local Harly shop.  :rofl:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: burn-z on March 27, 2014, 04:33:50 PM
Hi all! I'm Chris Burns from MN. I'm also in the Irish Racing Facebook group and burn-z on the R1-Forum. I was previously a new NESBA "A" rider and look forward to riding with all the PRE CR's from the SE. The Road Atlanta July triple has been my favorite event for the last several years and I'm looking forward to PRE running it in the future. See all you crazy Irish masters at the track.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: CoZmO on April 02, 2014, 03:46:55 AM
Hi my name is Shane.  Some of you guys may recognize this bike.  I would like to thank Ron for posting up on ncsportbikes and directing me here.
I am trying to get into trackdays and will be at VIR Sunday and Monday.  Hope to get to know more of you guys!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on April 02, 2014, 04:06:47 AM
Shane, welcome to PRE.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: crash675 on April 02, 2014, 04:22:04 AM
Welcome

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: markrsv4 on April 08, 2014, 08:10:07 PM
Hi everyone, Mark here. I've been doing track days since 2000. I raced with AFM in northern California off and on from 2001 through 2008. Now I just do track days for fun since moving back to NC in 2010 after 22 years in California. Looking forward to seeing everyone out on the track!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Sig on April 08, 2014, 08:58:14 PM
Nice!  :welcome: Mark!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: MotoFlakes on April 17, 2014, 11:37:16 AM
New Guy from NC and NCSportbikes just wanted to drop in and say hi.

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Sig on April 17, 2014, 11:49:04 AM
 :welcome:

No headlight on that track bike?
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Travis848 on April 22, 2014, 08:19:16 PM
Hello im Travis been hooked on the track since 2012 done a lot of Nesba days and a Cornerspeed just recently April 21 @ VIR north love the new pavement and the paddock I live in Danville VA so VIR is my home track :) looking forward to ride with the PRE guys  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Steverino on April 23, 2014, 11:17:44 AM
Hi, I'm Aaron and I live/work in the Ruckersville area of VA.  I don't have any track experiance, I spent the winter transitioning to track riding because of a pretty serious wreck on Rt33/Swift Run Gap that got me thinking staight.  I bought an old track bike (2006 R6) and had KWS Motorsports refresh the chassis and motor (636cc).

http://www.r6-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4407586#post4407586

(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p144/pics218611/DSCF2616_zpsbbb333d1.jpg) (http://s127.photobucket.com/user/pics218611/media/DSCF2616_zpsbbb333d1.jpg.html)
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Hey Aaron we met at The Market there on 33 just east of Swift Run Gap.  I have the S1000RR and the BMW 12 GS Adv.  Have fun and sorry to hear about you get off on 33. 

Steve
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Steverino on April 23, 2014, 11:19:14 AM
Hi my name is Fred....I keed I keed.  Steve is my name and being old fat and slow is my game.  See ya VIR in May. 

Steve
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Irish01 on April 23, 2014, 04:21:21 PM
Haha! Welcome Steve, your gonna love this Org  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: crash675 on April 23, 2014, 06:35:40 PM
Welcome Travis. Good to see ya on here.

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Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Dunham on April 23, 2014, 06:57:51 PM
Hi my name is Fred....I keed I keed.  Steve is my name and being old fat and slow is my game.  See ya VIR in May. 

Steve

Glad you are here Steve.  Let's ride!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on April 24, 2014, 04:42:30 AM
Looks like we picked up several new members yesterday so welcome to everybody!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Macguyver on June 14, 2014, 07:46:48 AM
I wanted to start by saying everyone I have had communication with has been first class all the way. Both John and Taylor has been fast to respond, clear, concise and best of all....nice! Great job! The web site is clear and easy to navigate....not loaded with a buch of un-needed links or advertising.....please keep it this way until the pressure is too much!
______________________________________________________________________________________
I have been riding since 1978 when Yamaha RD-400's were pretty new! I rode Keith Codes school 3 times in the 80's and 90's and also tried the Penguin school in New Hampshire. I was formerly from the motorcyle industry working in a dealership for years and then moving on to become a factory Honda Rep for 5 years. I was very fortunate enough to travel to Tokyo and go to Suzuka and see the first race that had 2-stroke 500's and 4-stroke 990's Moto-GP bikes! I met Rossi, Mick Doohan, Miguel, Kurtis, Nicky, Freddie Spencer, Maladin, Spies etc.......it was a very fun time and I learned a ton.
Ok now up to recent times and about 15 bikes later.... I am now riding with the first class Cornerspeed Group and I wanted to branch out a bit.....in that group I have learned a ton and I want to keep learning. I was excited to see P.R.E form and I have very high expectations after being exposed to Cornerspeed. I have heard nothing but stellar things about John Allen and I am very excited. I also signed up a riding friend of mine so P.R.E now has 2 new members.
I ride safe, smart and never put myself or others at risk......I stay within my abilities and push in small increments at each outing. I have been riding faster but more importantly smoother. Thats about it for now and I look forward to building solid friendships at P.R.E. I will help anyone with anything as far as tools, assistance.....just anything!
Thanks!
MS
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on June 14, 2014, 08:05:26 AM
Awesome first post and welcome to PRE!

Macguyver makes the 400th PRE message board member. You know what that means......?
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Otto Man on June 15, 2014, 03:04:27 PM
I wanted to start by saying everyone I have had communication with has been first class all the way. Both John and Taylor has been fast to respond, clear, concise and best of all....nice! Great job! The web site is clear and easy to navigate....not loaded with a buch of un-needed links or advertising.....please keep it this way until the pressure is too much!
______________________________________________________________________________________
I have been riding since 1978 when Yamaha RD-400's were pretty new! I rode Keith Codes school 3 times in the 80's and 90's and also tried the Penguin school in New Hampshire. I was formerly from the motorcyle industry working in a dealership for years and then moving on to become a factory Honda Rep for 5 years. I was very fortunate enough to travel to Tokyo and go to Suzuka and see the first race that had 2-stroke 500's and 4-stroke 990's Moto-GP bikes! I met Rossi, Mick Doohan, Miguel, Kurtis, Nicky, Freddie Spencer, Maladin, Spies etc.......it was a very fun time and I learned a ton.
Ok now up to recent times and about 15 bikes later.... I am now riding with the first class Cornerspeed Group and I wanted to branch out a bit.....in that group I have learned a ton and I want to keep learning. I was excited to see P.R.E form and I have very high expectations after being exposed to Cornerspeed. I have heard nothing but stellar things about John Allen and I am very excited. I also signed up a riding friend of mine so P.R.E now has 2 new members.
I ride safe, smart and never put myself or others at risk......I stay within my abilities and push in small increments at each outing. I have been riding faster but more importantly smoother. Thats about it for now and I look forward to building solid friendships at P.R.E. I will help anyone with anything as far as tools, assistance.....just anything!
Thanks!
MS

Welcome! What kinda bike (and number) are you going to be riding on the track?
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on June 16, 2014, 10:56:25 AM
Awesome first post and welcome to PRE!

Macguyver makes the 400th PRE message board member. You know what that means......?
Look's like time to give "Something" away!!!!! :wow: :wow: :wow: :wow: :clap: :clap: :clap:   T

Sorry to "thread jack",  WELCOME!!!!! :D :D :clap: :clap:     see you soon!!!  :D         T
Title: hello
Post by: R1one on November 24, 2014, 05:20:25 PM
The name is Endy. I have been riding for 20 years and was a member with  :dunno: Nesba in Expert class. I have been away for almost 4 years but promised myself i will be back in action. Here I am realizing today Nesba was no longer and the new P.R.E is my new best friend. Looking forward to ride with you guys and learning as I go with the pros. :adore:


Bike History:
1996 ktm 125
1994 Yamaha Tw 200
1999 R6
2004 R1
2005 GSXR 1000
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on November 25, 2014, 03:37:16 PM
Welcome to PRE Endy. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Vintage kart racer on December 02, 2014, 10:19:36 AM
I've been messing with bikes for about 35 years now.  Did some club racing in the NE in the early 80's, drag racing in the mid 80's.  I have been riding track days on and off since 1995....mainly VIR N and S, rode NJMP one time.  Now I'm old and slow but still have the passion :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Fearnot69 on June 19, 2015, 02:16:52 PM
I don't do forums, so I hope this posts. My name is John. I've ridden for 12 years. I ride year round and it's my passion. Started on a new 2002 Harley RoadKing. Still ride her, but hit a deer early in Nov.2014. Hope to put her together later this year. Bought a 2010 BMW RT, she's my cold weather bike. Wanted a Hooligan bike, so bought a 2007 Duc S4RS to ride to work. Have spent more time tinkering with her, than riding. Still have her, but will be up for sale shortly. Picked up a new 2013 Speed Triple R in July of 2013. Purchased from Frontline in Roanoke, VA. Nate Jennings, sales, talked me into a track day last year through Cornerspeed on the Full course at VIR. Loved it and am hooked. Did my second TD through PRE in May. I am doing my third on the 29th of this month at VIR. I work weekends, so am limited to TD during the week. I am trying to learn and be a better pilot. It's all about fun and learning something along the way. I live very close to VIR, so I've ridden down each time. I'm also slow and old, but hope to develop some game. Thanks for reading.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on June 19, 2015, 05:41:18 PM
Welcome to PRE John! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: bigshug1 on July 04, 2015, 10:06:06 PM
Started another short post but in the event that you don't read it...here goes

I've been riding motorcycles now for over 20 years although I hadn't gotten one on the track until the past couple of years and what a ride it has been. Had NO idea what I was missing all this time!

I'll be at VIR as often as work and time permits (first day with PRE will be 7/13/15) so be on the lookout in the paddock for my silver Tacoma and i'll either be riding my ZX6 or my RSV4....slowly...around the track...lol

Looking forward to seeing everyone out there!

~Shane
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: wilmothkayla on July 05, 2015, 09:37:42 PM
Names Kayla May but majority of you all know me as Joe's bettier half. My first track day ever will be September 13th on Patriot. I'll be going 35mph as I'll probably be terrified. I look forward to riding with PRE finally after being around for three years now you all are family!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: JRA on July 06, 2015, 03:58:15 AM
Welcome Kayla! :clap: This place keeps getting classier all the time.
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: jbasim51 on July 06, 2015, 02:19:49 PM
Names Kayla May but majority of you all know me as Joe's bettier half. My first track day ever will be September 13th on Patriot. I'll be going 35mph as I'll probably be terrified. I look forward to riding with PRE finally after being around for three years now you all are family!
Awesome!!!!!!!! You are in great hands with all of these guys and you will do great!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on July 06, 2015, 02:35:51 PM
 :clap: AWESOME!!!! :clap:   You are going to have a blast !!!   T
Title: Re: Tells us about yourself
Post by: matt221 on July 07, 2015, 09:13:29 AM
Patriot fast approaching
Title: Looking forward to PRE Track Day August 15th
Post by: dnfuerst on August 08, 2016, 12:35:57 PM
Hello, my name is dave fuerst.  I'm looking forward to riding PRE track day on August 15th.  My son and I rode VIR's North Course on May 16th and had a great time.  We've also ridden at Summit Point and Putnam Park this year, and VIR is our favorite.  Besides the experience of riding the full course, I'm hoping to improve my skills.  I'll be there with my black 2015 BMW S1000RR DDC DTC, and will start out in White/Novice group.  One difference between this track day and the May 16th one will be my change over from stock Bridgestone Battlax to Dunlop Sportmax Q3 tires.  By the end of the sessions on May 16th, I was able to apply the advice the instructors were giving me, use my vision, and groove out better lines.  Hopefully I can build on that and pick up my pace in the turns.  Ciao.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on August 08, 2016, 04:11:42 PM
Welcome Dave! You'll have a great time on Full Course!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: jbasim51 on August 08, 2016, 06:41:25 PM
See you there!!!!! I'm pretty excited about those climbing esses!!!!!!! Love them  :cool:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: NicNac337 on August 09, 2016, 04:59:54 AM
Welcome Dave!  In two words ... PRE ROCKS!!  :clap: :tiphat:
It's an awesome, friendly, well run organization with a ton of very qualified coaches at your disposal if you prefer.
Q3s are great!
See you in a few days  :D
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: LTrepel on August 09, 2016, 04:07:13 PM
Racing since 1990, with a few years off. Started up north at NHMS and the amazing but long gone Bridgehampton course.
Have raced RZ350, FZR400, and SV650. Now go to VIR and CMP and a little bit of Road Atlanta. I'm old, but no slower than I was 20 years ago. Which could be good or bad, depending on how you look at it. Racers generally start out younger and are faster than they were way back when. I'm the only one in the country who still doesn't use tire warmers. Planning on doing PRE Aug 15 at VIR.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on August 09, 2016, 04:19:48 PM
Welcome to Performance Riding Experience

Look'n forward to seeing you there!!  :clap:  Gonna be a great time!!    T



(I don't use warmers either  :D. But I'm saving up for em)!!!!!  :D :D
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on August 10, 2016, 04:51:33 AM
Welcome to PRE LTrepel! We're glad you're here and we'll do our best to make sure you have a great time on Monday! :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: toEleven on August 20, 2016, 08:45:11 PM
Hey there,

I rode with PRE for the first time on the 14th. It was also my first visit to NCBike. I had a good time, and I'm sure I'll get to ride with you all again in the future. I thought the CRs were great, and the impact they had on my day was more noticeable than I'm used to.  :clap:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on August 20, 2016, 10:37:12 PM
Hey there,

I rode with PRE for the first time on the 14th. It was also my first visit to NCBike. I had a good time, and I'm sure I'll get to ride with you all again in the future. I thought the CRs were great, and the impact they had on my day was more noticeable than I'm used to.  :clap:
Glad you had a good time  :thumbup: :clap:  Hope you can make it back soon? It just get's better!!  :D.       T
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on August 21, 2016, 11:40:24 AM
Welcome toEleven. I hope you'll come back and ride with us again very soon.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: NicNac337 on August 22, 2016, 12:59:36 PM
Hey there,

I rode with PRE for the first time on the 14th. It was also my first visit to NCBike. I had a good time, and I'm sure I'll get to ride with you all again in the future. I thought the CRs were great, and the impact they had on my day was more noticeable than I'm used to.  :clap:

Welcome toEleven!!  I'm happy you made use of the PRE CRs ... they ALL rule!!  I'm speaking from first hand experience  :D  Look forward to seeing you at another event.  :clap:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: cev318ti on September 27, 2016, 09:19:26 AM
Hello all!

My name is Shawn and CMP on October 1st will be my first track day. I have been riding since 2010 and have been scheming my way to get on a track since 2011 so this Saturday has been a long time coming! My dad raced Formula Fords while I was little and got me hooked on racing young. A sportbike was way cheaper than a sports car so after getting my hands on my first one (2001 YZF600R Thundercat) it was downhill from there. I will be bringing my 1999 Triumph Daytona 955i to CMP to get my feet wet in what I hope will be the first of many track days to come. I've heard so many good things about the atmosphere and people at the track and am looking forward to an awesome experience.
-Cheers!
  Shawn
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on September 27, 2016, 09:27:44 AM
Hey Shawn,

Welcome to PRE and track days!! :clap: :clap:   Get ready for GREAT times with GREAT people!!!

Look'n forward to seeing you there!!  :thumbup:    T


Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on September 27, 2016, 10:43:28 AM
Welcome Shawn! You are going of have a lot of fun this weekend. There are a lot of great people here at PRE and we're super glad you decided to finally take the step and attend your first track day with us. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: spiderman636 on September 27, 2016, 12:48:34 PM
Welcome Shawn.  If you are coming alone or just looking for some ppl to be around and chat with there are plenty of us chatty folks around. 

Have fun! If you see a not so pretty white sv number 15 with black duct tape on the bottom fairing come say hello :)
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: RocketDan on September 27, 2016, 03:31:01 PM
Welcome Shawn! Look forward to seeing you this weekend
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: NicNac337 on September 28, 2016, 04:24:38 AM
Welcome Shawn.  If you are coming alone or just looking for some ppl to be around and chat with there are plenty of us chatty folks around. 

Hey Shawn, I welcomed you on the other link, but I agree with spiderman636 ... introduce yourself for sure  :D 
Almost Saturday!!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Racerboy on March 18, 2017, 08:39:53 PM
I'm Scott,  live in Va Bch, do know Ned Brown, raced with him in the past, like Ned, began my racing venue 2000.  I'm retired Military, still race, just sold my old race bikes and bought a new 2014 R1. I run Expert CCS, but beginning to slow down that pace, looking fwd to running with you all.  Scott
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Taylor 22 on March 19, 2017, 09:01:57 AM
I'm Scott,  live in Va Bch, do know Ned Brown, raced with him in the past, like Ned, began my racing venue 2000.  I'm retired Military, still race, just sold my old race bikes and bought a new 2014 R1. I run Expert CCS, but beginning to slow down that pace, looking fwd to running with you all.  Scott
Hello Scott,

Welcome to Performance Riding Experience.  :clap:    T
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on March 19, 2017, 11:28:45 AM
Welcome Scott. Hang around and get to know everyone. I think you'll have a good time. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: MotoFlakes on April 06, 2017, 08:34:08 AM
New guy here out on the blue with green wheels Zx6r last monday. Had a great time, everytime I ride with your organization I am more and more impressed! The control riders are great and eager to help unlike another group I rode with last year. Walking the track with Steve sunday night really taught me alot. Showed me that last time I went on North I was doing everything wrong felt so much better and faster this time around. Ill see you guys out on the 23rd!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: NicNac337 on April 06, 2017, 09:10:36 AM
Welcome to PRE Racerboy!  And a delayed welcome to MotoFlakes.

It's quite simple IMO ... P.R.E   IS  THE  BEST  PLACE  TO  BE!!  On ... and off track   :D
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on April 06, 2017, 03:28:48 PM
Welcome MotoFlakes.  It sounds like you enjoy what we offer at the track, now we hope you'll decide you like what you find here too. If we can't be at the track this is the next best thing. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Steve Gould on April 06, 2017, 04:59:29 PM
New guy here out on the blue with green wheels Zx6r last monday. Had a great time, everytime I ride with your organization I am more and more impressed! The control riders are great and eager to help unlike another group I rode with last year. Walking the track with Steve sunday night really taught me alot. Showed me that last time I went on North I was doing everything wrong felt so much better and faster this time around. Ill see you guys out on the 23rd!

Motoflakes,
I'm psyched you had some good take aways from the track walk and you got faster!  We're always here to help if you need it.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Mick on June 30, 2017, 08:10:59 AM
Newbie to PRE and TD's
My first TD will be 7/7 Full. Not sure i made the right choice!?!? Hey i am committed now. I have been riding bikes on and off for years couple sport bikes and raced MX back in the 90's. now my bikes of choice are 2013 GSXR 750 and HD 1200C Sportster. I was wondering what the policy is about bringing pit bikes/ATV? Is there a cost or anything i need to know?
Looking forward to having some fun and meeting new friends.
Mickey
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: RocketDan on June 30, 2017, 10:21:50 AM
Welcome. And I can say that after next Friday you will know you made the right decision :)
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Dunham on June 30, 2017, 11:35:18 AM
Newbie to PRE and TD's
My first TD will be 7/7 Full. Not sure i made the right choice!?!? Hey i am committed now. I have been riding bikes on and off for years couple sport bikes and raced MX back in the 90's. now my bikes of choice are 2013 GSXR 750 and HD 1200C Sportster. I was wondering what the policy is about bringing pit bikes/ATV? Is there a cost or anything i need to know?
Looking forward to having some fun and meeting new friends.
Mickey

Hi Mickey Josh Beasley told me about you.  If your pit bike is not licensed for the street VIR charges a $25 annual fee for a permit.  You can purchase it from the security guard at the gate. 
See you Friday!

John
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Redrocks on July 01, 2017, 10:14:59 AM
Yeah Mick it's $25. But that is good for the whole year at any event. I went to get the same pass at the motoamerica race and they wanted $50.... at north and full they come in very handy. At south I did not use mine much at all as the paddock area is rather small. But if you need to go to the north side for whatever reason, gas, ice. You will wish you had it or have to take the car. I am rather new myself, three track days but total less than two track time wise. You will love the guys here. I have had people I never even met do the nicest things just out of pure kindness. Very helpful on and off the track. Welcome!!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: jsample26 on July 02, 2017, 09:27:19 AM
Good morning everyone. My name is Jason, and I have been riding since 2001. I started on a ninja 250, then quickly jumped to a ZX11 (stretched, lowered, geared, 1109 pistons etc). Then sold that and bought an R6. I wanted to get into doing track days just to make my skills better. Then life kicked me in the groin. I sold that bike then went a few years without two wheels. I bought a R1 "project bike", needless to say its someones elses' problem now. Recently purchased a 2001 ZX7R with 4,000 miles on it. I REALLY want to do a track day. I recently rode the Tail of the Dragon, and loved every twist and turn. I live in Eastern NC, so VIR and NCBIKE are only about two hours away from me.
I need a set of new leathers, I sold my other ones with my ZX11. Do they have leathers at these TD events that I can rent, if so, whats the estimated $$. Until I can buy new ones?
Thank you for everyones feedback in advance. Hope to meet some of you at the track. Have a great day.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Mick on July 02, 2017, 09:48:39 AM
Hi Mickey Josh Beasley told me about you.  If your pit bike is not licensed for the street VIR charges a $25 annual fee for a permit.  You can purchase it from the security guard at the gate. 
See you Friday!

John
Thanks John...


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Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Mick on July 02, 2017, 09:50:05 AM
Yeah Mick it's $25. But that is good for the whole year at any event. I went to get the same pass at the motoamerica race and they wanted $50.... at north and full they come in very handy. At south I did not use mine much at all as the paddock area is rather small. But if you need to go to the north side for whatever reason, gas, ice. You will wish you had it or have to take the car. I am rather new myself, three track days but total less than two track time wise. You will love the guys here. I have had people I never even met do the nicest things just out of pure kindness. Very helpful on and off the track. Welcome!!
Thanks for the info!!


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Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Natrix on July 02, 2017, 09:58:49 AM
I need a set of new leathers, I sold my other ones with my ZX11. Do they have leathers at these TD events that I can rent, if so, whats the estimated $$. Until I can buy new ones?
Thank you for everyones feedback in advance. Hope to meet some of you at the track. Have a great day.

Welcome, Jason. You've picked an awesome group to start with!

Send a pm to Susan and Tommy of TrackSide Gear (TrackSide Gear is their username here). Or maybe just post a new message in their dedicated forum. They are PRE's official gear vendor, and they do have leathers, etc., you can rent out.

Cheers,
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on July 03, 2017, 06:18:46 AM
Good morning everyone. My name is Jason, and I have been riding since 2001. I started on a ninja 250, then quickly jumped to a ZX11 (stretched, lowered, geared, 1109 pistons etc). Then sold that and bought an R6. I wanted to get into doing track days just to make my skills better. Then life kicked me in the groin. I sold that bike then went a few years without two wheels. I bought a R1 "project bike", needless to say its someones elses' problem now. Recently purchased a 2001 ZX7R with 4,000 miles on it. I REALLY want to do a track day. I recently rode the Tail of the Dragon, and loved every twist and turn. I live in Eastern NC, so VIR and NCBIKE are only about two hours away from me.
I need a set of new leathers, I sold my other ones with my ZX11. Do they have leathers at these TD events that I can rent, if so, whats the estimated $$. Until I can buy new ones?
Thank you for everyones feedback in advance. Hope to meet some of you at the track. Have a great day.

As Kerry said Trackside Gear is our partner that rents leathers at our events. Tommy and Susan are great people and would be happy to help you get suited up. They also sell suits, gloves, boots etc, and if you decide you might want to purchase the suit you rent they'll apply the rental cost to the purchase price of the suit. You can contact them at tracksidegear@gmail.com
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Greg on July 04, 2017, 10:23:37 AM
Hello everyone. As you likely guessed, my name is Greg. Just joined the group after John was kind enough to give away a free track day after I worked the Moto America race this year - A big thank you to John again. I'll be going to the PRE track day this coming Friday where we will be riding the full course. I've only ridden the North course, so this will be new.

I've never done a true track day before, although I have been to the CSS at VIR a couple of times. As such, not completely sure what to expect, but the PRE reputation is a good one, so I expect it will be on the good and safe side of things. It is just a couple of days away now, so the excitement is starting to build.

I ride an FZ1 naked...um, maybe I'll rephrase that...I ride a naked FZ1, and a BMW K1200 LT.

I look forward to meeting more of the group soon. Until then happy 4th you all and safe riding

Greg
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: RocketDan on July 04, 2017, 12:07:24 PM
Welcome Greg

Expect a ton of fun :)

Since you are new to this Don't be shy to ask questions either. Look forward to seeing you out there Friday
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Greg on July 04, 2017, 01:20:05 PM
Thank you. I'm sure it will be great. I won't be shy about questions. Actually, I have one now as I'm getting ready for Friday. I read or heard somewhere that I should have my chain a bit more slack on the track compared to what one would have on the street. I love the technical accuracy of "a bit". Will the tech inspection guys help me figure out what that means, or is there another resource I can use to find this sort of stuff out?

Thanks,

Greg
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: RocketDan on July 04, 2017, 02:05:42 PM
They will check your chain when you go through tech. You want to make sure the chain doesn't bind at all when the rear suspension goes through the motions. Where as on the street you may not fully use all of the suspension travel, on the track you will. You just want to make sure it isn't too tight to allow this. Hard to say exactly what this amount is but the guys at tech will show you if yours is too tight (or loose).
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on July 04, 2017, 04:16:32 PM
Welcome Greg! :thumbup:

As long as the chain won't jump off the sprocket it's not too loose. That's just a bit of an exaggeration but not much. It's very easy to show you what proper slack looks/feels like, and you can easily tell when a chain is too tight just by pushing up on it from the bottom about midway between the sprockets.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Greg on July 04, 2017, 09:12:13 PM
Thanks guys. Looking forward to Friday.

Greg
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: NicNac337 on July 05, 2017, 04:40:44 AM
Mickey, Jason and Greg ... a HUGE welcome to PRE!!!! There is truly no better place to be!!! I can't stress that enough. I've ridden with other groups here and there just to fill in a gap, PRE stands out in multiple ways and it is my true family. Hope to meet you in the paddock and I'll tell you more reasons why ;)

Please come introduce yourself!

Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Mick on July 05, 2017, 02:32:14 PM
Mickey, Jason and Greg ... a HUGE welcome to PRE!!!! There is truly no better place to be!!! I can't stress that enough. I've ridden with other groups here and there just to fill in a gap, PRE stands out in multiple ways and it is my true family. Hope to meet you in the paddock and I'll tell you more reasons why ;)

Please come introduce yourself!
Thanks!! Look forward to meeting new friends and having a blast.. look for this thing! Thanks mickey


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Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: jsample26 on July 05, 2017, 04:04:52 PM
Thank you for you help. I will definitely get up with them.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: jsample26 on July 05, 2017, 04:05:53 PM
Thank you for your help
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: RocketDan on July 05, 2017, 04:57:15 PM
Thanks!! Look forward to meeting new friends and having a blast.. look for this thing! Thanks mickey


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Those ape hangers are going to feel a little squirrelly  going through the kink ;)
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: HeadRush on July 21, 2017, 11:25:40 AM
Hi All!

My name is Pat. I'm coming to meet you all at NCBike with my buddy John on 8/12 & 8/13/17. John lives in Raleigh. We get together once a year and if we are lucky two times a year for motorcycle related trips. We've done street trips, track trips, and sometimes throw in destination trips where we can watch races. This year is a "two timer" as we went to Austin in April for the Horsepower Rodeo. I thank the universe every day that I get to do these things with my friend...:) Anyways, a little about myself:

I was born and raised in southeast TN in Cleveland, but moved to West Virginia in late elementary school. I grew up playing sports (golf, bball, and soccer), riding dirt bikes (first one was KX80), mountain bikes, and skiing. I worked on Timberline in Courtesy Patrol all through high school. I love skiing so much that I moved out west for college and got my first job out west with Vail Resorts doing ski pass sales. I skied more than I went to school. ;) I did eventually finish my undergrad. I’m a Network Engineer. I now live in Denver, CO with my wife. My wife and I ski/snowboard 10-15 days a year.

I got into street motorcycling back in 2002. Partly, because Colorado has some scenic roads, good canyon carving, and +/- 300 sunshine days a year. First bike was sv650, second bike was gxr750, and ever since R1. You all know how it escalates.  I took the gxr750 to track back in 2006/2007 a couple of times, I didn’t know what I was doing, but then I low sided in the mountains and insurance totaled it out. As a result, I sold all my gear. I didn't ride again until I got the R1 in 2013. I began street riding all over the state again and realized I was starting to take undue risks. John (from above) and I would always talk analytically about riding and how to ride safely.  I think John understood that I had some technical gaps in my riding, so he sent me a book "Sport Riding Techniques" - By Nick Ienatash and said watch the "Twist-of-the-Wrists" movies. I read the book. Re-read it every year now. I am constantly implementing the Keith Code teachings on the track. At this point I realized that I would never safely understand what these machines can do without going to the track. I’m thankful that my friend John gave me this guidance as it was a major catalyst in improving as a rider.   

I convinced my wife in 2015 that I was riding wrong and to learn the sport and do it safely I wanted/needed to get the appropriate gear again to go back to the track. How many of you have had that conversation? I wasn't lying to myself or my wife. When you know how hard it is to stop a bike in a controlled environment at +160 mph, let alone +60 mph, it gives you a whole new appreciation for the risks you are taking going that fast in an uncontrolled environment on the street. Nick Ienatash described street riding right, "ride quick, not fast".  Once I had my new gear I started going up to a little 1 mile/12 turn road course called IMI. It’s not a quick track, but it is technical. You can rotate sessions with go carts from 10am until dusk for $40 a day. I started looping around that circuit as best as I could with my big bike. Practicing correct body positioning, not trying to rush the corner, focusing on entry turn-ins, trail braking (have to brake straighter and deeper with these big bikes), hitting apexes, looking for exit as soon as hitting apex, and not rushing exits. What I found, is what you all have discussed in some of your other threads, that in some cases, if you mess up one corner, you mess up the next two or three because they are linked.

I’m a big guy, 6’6’’. So I constantly work on not being “lazy” with my body positioning. It seems like once you are on the race line at pace and navigating a road course with the correct body positioning you do less physical work. The machine just wants to go fast once your body is positioned correctly throughout the circuit. I’m not trying to sell the other points of braking, turning, cornering, or exiting short, it’s just body positioning allows you to implement those techniques. One of the best things one of the Yamaha Champions Riding School(met him through N2) control riders said to me last year was “practice like you are racing, even if you come up on a large group and are bunched, at least you will look cool”. It translates though, if you don’t practice it, it won’t ever be sub-conscious, and you will never be quicker. 

I do most of my big (2.55 Miles Full course) track days at High Plains Raceway. There are multiple elevation changes, off camper turns, and a neat downhill chicane. It’s a quick track although there are a couple of slow corners (decreasing radius). I wish the circuits tarmac was better, but it goes through so much freeze/thaw every winter.  :nada:  I also go to Pueblo Motorsports on their open lapping days. It’s flatter with less elevation changes and around 2.2 Miles. It reminds a little of NCBike/NCCar.

I know I was a verbose, but maybe when John and I meet you all on 8/12 & 8/13 you can put a face to a back story. I like PRE’s websites About PRE > Who are we? Section.  It made me immediately excited to meet and learn from the PRE team! I look forward to your tutelage. One of the most fun things about this sport is analyzing what small inputs you can add or subtract to make you a little quicker, seeing that result, and doing it without those contact patches breaking loose.

P.S. I’m GenX. HeadRush is my old gaming alias from Half-Life Mod. I choose it because in Counter-Strike, which is a first person shooter, you get a lot of head shots, so I thought I was being clever by giving people a HeadRush. I’m a dork. Been using this alias ever since. The alias does double entendre to how much fun I have big mountain skiing and riding on 2-wheels.   :clap: Favorite quotes are “We take these risks not to escape life, but to prevent life from escaping us”….not sure who said that and MSF’s “All the gear, all the time! a.k.a ATGATT”. My favorite skier of all time is Shane McConkey. His life taught me that your extreme adventures don’t need to continue to press the envelope of your limits, but that you can have fun with extreme sports, continue to learn on a flatter curve, and all without risking your life while doing it.  My favorite rider is #46! My favorite all time BBall player is #23!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: RocketDan on July 21, 2017, 01:39:31 PM
What up HeadRush, I feel like I've known you my whole life now. LOL

I look forward to meeting you in August. Does your buddy John usually ride with PRE?


Daniel
OTP Racing #14
Yamaha R1
Wilmington, NC
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on July 21, 2017, 03:38:15 PM
What up HeadRush, I feel like I've known you my whole life now. LOL

I look forward to meeting you in August. Does your buddy John usually ride with PRE?


Daniel
OTP Racing #14
Yamaha R1
Wilmington, NC

Lol, clever Dan.

Welcome Headrush!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Steve Gould on July 21, 2017, 09:32:09 PM
Welcome Headrush! You will enjoy it here and even more so on the track. My Wife and I are planning on moving to the Denver area eventually, maybe we will meet up and ride out there! By the way, you may be challenging or resident long form poster Kas "The Novel" for longest post of the year!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: jbasim51 on July 22, 2017, 05:29:59 AM
I feel like I've heard of this John guy that is your buddy......

Welcome to PRE!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: HeadRush on July 22, 2017, 10:24:35 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome you all!

RocketDan and jbasim51, you probably have seen/met John. Last name Miller. I know he rides with PRE and N2 where he can fit it in. He's got a Silver Tundra and black Yamaha trailer. He usually rides his R6, but he's also got a R1 and KTM390.

Steve Gould, hopefully, we see you at NCBike, but if not, then yes on Denver! Especially, on rides/track days! If you have any questions on things to do and see or what's hot and what's not, then I'd be glad to give feedback. My wife and I live downtown and are always ready to meet new people! What will bring you to Denver? Work, family, or something new?

P.S. I knew I'd get clowned on the long post  :D  :haha:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: Steve Gould on July 23, 2017, 04:24:34 PM
Headrush,
We are going to be closer to family.  I can't wait to ch3clnout the track scene out there. I'll have to get your info so we can stay on touch.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: That Guy Jawn on August 08, 2018, 04:43:24 PM
Hi, I'm John, You might see me like this:

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t31.0-8/22712375_10212883691461359_240321941106411117_o.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=909fdd7c3063d5c5b9e4391eaf9f3eb5&oe=5C0DC290)

Or this:

(https://scontent-atl3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/11751883_10206322143666765_9183314847294953389_n.jpg?_nc_cat=0&oh=d3fb33edfe0b0e8e087393a250bada05&oe=5BF97E3F)

I'll be at NC Bike this Saturday.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: byronpete21 on November 23, 2018, 12:31:27 PM
Not sure why I waited so long to get into track days, but after finally completing a 2 day California Superbike School in August I have decided to go all in and try to do as many track days in 2019 that I can. Just killing time until Winter is over and I can get back to VIR in April. Hope to see many of you out there.

Best Regards,
Byron
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on November 23, 2018, 02:01:49 PM
Welcome Byron, you are definitely in the right place. Hang around and you can kill some time here.

And BTW, all of our 2019 track days are on sale through Monday. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: NicNac337 on November 23, 2018, 08:17:25 PM
Welcome to PRE Byron! April can't come fast enough for sure. Browsing our forum over the winter definitely helps.

PRE is simply THE best place to be  :D
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: byronpete21 on January 04, 2019, 11:19:39 AM
Happy 2019 everyone. Getting closer to April, planning on heading to NC bike on the 20th. Just picked up a track bike on E-bay. 2013 Triumph Daytona 657r can't wait to get her down from New Jersey and get her to the track. Now I just need to get my Ducati Streetfighter sold so my wife doesn't notice 2 motorcycles in my garage.

Best Regards,
Byron
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: lucky13 on January 04, 2019, 11:59:50 AM
get one or two more before you decide which one to sell!
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: byronpete21 on January 04, 2019, 12:06:52 PM
Bikes are relatively inexpensive, divorce lawyers not so much  :haha:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: haze1983 on April 24, 2019, 09:33:45 AM
Howdy.  Been on track for about 5 years so far, only ridden with STT and N2 so far and my first TD with PRE is May 5th at Road A.  Casual intermediate guy here. Haven't been on track since June last year at Road America, which is an awesome track.  Looking forward to Road Atlanta!

See y'all out there!

-John H.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: MonkeyMan on April 24, 2019, 05:05:56 PM
Howdy.  Been on track for about 5 years so far, only ridden with STT and N2 so far and my first TD with PRE is May 5th at Road A.  Casual intermediate guy here. Haven't been on track since June last year at Road America, which is an awesome track.  Looking forward to Road Atlanta!

See y'all out there!

-John H.

Hi John - welcome to PRE!

Will you be riding one day or both days at Road Atlanta? If you have the option I'd go for both - Road Atlanta is an awesome track too!!

BTW - I like the 'casual Intermediate guy' line.  :D

Let me or any of our other staff know how we might be able to help you out and make sure you have a great time.
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: JRA on April 24, 2019, 05:08:06 PM
Welcome John. Rest assured you will have a great time. :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: jakeying on May 14, 2020, 06:24:52 AM
Hi all, I'm local to Columbia and I'll be doing my first track day ever on the 30th at CMP! I have two goals: 1) learn correct lines and 2) Learn how to properly trail brake. If you have any suggestions for the "new guy", I'm all ears!

-Jacob
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: the-uno on May 14, 2020, 06:55:18 AM
Welcome to PRE and trackdays! You'll have a blast! Look forward to meet you  :thumbup:
Title: Re: Tell us about yourself
Post by: lee7 on May 15, 2020, 09:55:30 AM
Hello Jacob and welcome to PRE trackdays!! PRE has the best coaches so dont be shy to line up behind one during pit out (they will be wearing orange shirts), they will be more than happy to work with you and can show you the line around CMP!


Hi all, I'm local to Columbia and I'll be doing my first track day ever on the 30th at CMP! I have two goals: 1) learn correct lines and 2) Learn how to properly trail brake. If you have any suggestions for the "new guy", I'm all ears!

-Jacob