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Bpez

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About Bpez

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  • Birthday 03/17/1968

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    Downingtown PA (Philly area)

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  • Have you attended a California Superbike School school?
    10/11/08 Streets of Willow
  1. I really liked following his story up until today's heartbreaking FB update. What an inspiration he is to everyone who has met him or seen him ride. Just a great and extremely polite kid who had such a bright future. My condolences to his family. Bob
  2. Hard to believe they raced with park benches, buses, etc next to the track.
  3. Just hit VIR yesterday. The word is getting out about Thunderbolt. Talked to a lot of the southern boys that were making plans to head north this year to try out Thunderbolt. Kinda like the reverse...we travel 8 hrs south to hit VIR which we all view as "worth the trip"....only the opposite.
  4. Wow...just left the pits and went into turn 1 with no brakes....
  5. Not anything that I'm aware of except for L4 there's a questionaire to fill out.
  6. The 600 has less torque than the 1000 so you can keep it in the upper rpm's without fear of easily letting the rear loose. End result is usually faster cornerspeed. Compare it to dirt riding...you can be alot faster on a 250 vs. 500. Get the idea? Hope this helps! Bob
  7. Very sad story to read...still can't figure out why they didn't use the yellow flag to slow everyone up and clear the track.
  8. Most of you have probably seen young Peter Lenz flying past everyone during any of the school days. I follow him through Facebook. Here's a post from yesterday. Here's to a speedy recovery! Peter had a bad crash today and is in the Pediatric ICU at Legacy Emmanuel Hospital in Portland. He is OK, sleeping well and stable, he broke his left lower leg, his left upper leg, and his left upper arm. He is expected to have a full and complete recovery. NOTE: The accident was not due to any failing in his riding abilities.
  9. Can anyone tell us how the decision is made regarding layouts at tracks like Thunderbolt? The was a chicane option that is right after the main straight that was by passed in the Configuration CSS used last week. I have seen a video where this chichane is incorporated and it added another R/L/R series of quick turns. Don't get me wrong, I thought that Thuderbolt configuration we rode was a blast...just curious how the decision is made. Kevin The first chicane is too close to the pit on lane. With only the 2nd chicane in, it allows the line to stay on the outside of turn 1 so people can enter the track safely on the inside.
  10. First off....Welcome to the board! There's other options as far as airports go which can change the cost of the ticket quite a bit. Every airport has different fees/taxes added in to the ticket price. Baltimore is slightly farther but usually the cheapest. Philadelphia is probably the closest but not the cheapest. Play around with different airports if your looking to save a few dollars. If I were you, I'd plan on renting a car. Any other form of transportation will end up just being a pain in your ass...especially with all your luggage/gear. If you want to do any sight seeing at all, the car will give you the freedom to do what you want when you want. As far as lodging, Thunderbolt is located in Millville NJ. The track is nice, but the town is nothing special. There's inexpensive lodging, but you get what you pay for. The track is 80 miles from where I live in Pennsylvania so I really can't suggest anything in the area. Posting here is a good idea. Put the word out on any other forums that you follow. I'm sure you'll get some Jersey guys to chime in. I'm thinking about the same dates so stay in touch. Have to see how my work/travel schedule works out. Bob
  11. I don't remember for certain but if I had to guess I'd say 7am in the paddock.
  12. Haven't been on that one yet, we did Lightning last year--great condition, very nice facility, heard good thigns about it. CF NJMP is my local track which just opened last summer. I haven't met a person yet who doesn't love Thunderbolt including me. I'm signed up for Lightning on 5/11 for my first time there. We normally run with the 2nd chicane in at Thunderbolt. Not sure how CSS will run, but I'm sure you'll love it. Guy's were running around 1.28 hitting 160 on the straight....I'm a lot slower at 1.49 but have great form....LOL The track map doesn't show the elevation changes. Slight, but enough to ensure a good time. You'll have a blast! Haven't signed up yet, but am trying to work it into my schedule.
  13. That post is 3 yrs old...might have something to do with not loading...but what the hell do I know...
  14. Lot's of trailer related posts on the WERA board http://forums.13x.com/search.php?searchid=1827256
  15. This guy highsided this past Sat on a wet track with rain tires. Just wanted to throw it out here so we can learn from his mistake. In my opinion, he chopped the throttle when the rear let loose which I think is the reaction most would have. What do you guys think?
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