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About Gorecki

  • Birthday 01/18/1966

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  1. You may have already answered your own question, as in, if you're thinking about it just do it. Last thing in the world you want crossing your thoughts on course at speed is 'is my back protector too old?'. I've never seen a replacement metric for these either. Would guess common sense comes into play if it’s physically worn (straps, buckles) or is any part of it made of any form of foam, soft or hardened. If it contains foam I’d replace it at least every 5 years like a helmet because that stuff breaks down after being exposed to elements, sweat...etc At the same time, no racing environments have a requirement, suits can be older than 5 years and be just fine (but usually don’t contain foam either). So, in summary, dunno.
  2. Think you misinterpret. There's A LOT of 250 racing out that way. When it comes to racing it's about as cheap as it gets and as I understand it a boat load of fun! Expect to race AFM on one when I get back out west.
  3. This ranks up there with the "Stay Hungry, Stay Foolish" quote from cover of the final version of the Whole Earth Catalogue (made famous by Steve Jobs' Stanford Commencement Speech in 2005). Kai Hey Gorecki, nice take on the RRW article; I thought it was a nice history of Keith's career and the school, but your perspective on it made me see it in a different light, thank you. Since we're talking about quotes, here's one from one of Keith's articles, that I really liked - it struck me as insightful and ABSOLUTELY TRUE: "Ignoring risk is a by-product of passion." It's handy when you have to defend your reasons for doing what you love to do. khp - Wow, associating what I said with yet another person I have much respect for will certainly be taken as a compliment. hotfoot - I haven't had the pleasure of meeting Mr Code in the flesh (hopefully I will) but I just *get* he's a pretty cool dude and has earned it. One of these days I'll eventually get there.
  4. I know Mr Code has been published in or written about many, many places. But I was totally thrilled to have the chance to read just a little more about him in this months RRW. Two important things I got from the read : 1. Passion and Perseverance trumps just about anything in life. Combined with Motivation, there isn’t much a person can’t do. 2. Gave me that much more support in doing 'this stuff' and other things being in my mid 40's. Some days I think I feel old and people like Keith remind me I'm not! I'm pretty sure Keith and JU have a VERY old relationship, but again was still really nice to see him featured.
  5. This rig looks like it would basically work but afraid there will be situatons it will snap like a twig! My experience has been, sometimes based on brand, heat cycles, age a bead can be soooo stubborn it can make a person seriously reconsider swapping out their own rubber. I had a Pirelli that was this sort of stubborn! First homegrown attempt was to use a few large C-clamps, trying to distribution the load I broke many small pieces of wood resulting in an attempt to use a few of these clamps close to each other directly, getting close, a clamp actually broke through the sidewall. Getting frustrated my final attempt was another homegrown method that worked after a couple tries. Look at the attached image, the bead FINALLY gave just as the rear wheels of the vehicle started to come off the ground! The vehicle used is a Hummer H3. Eventually I'm just going to pony up for a no-mar system.
  6. Just stumbled into this and all I gotta say is Keith Code, you're one seriously cool dude! Now how can I get my hands on one of those CSS shirts man!!!
  7. Ah, good to know! Granted the winter hasn't been particularly good to my waistline in general so there might be more than one reason for a snug suit! I went with the Knox because I've been completely content with their mits and got a really good price. Considered the Aegis too, eyeballed the ForceField as well as the A*. Seems like none of them in these price ranges are *bad*.
  8. As I for this year picked up a *real* back protector as last year showed me first hand the foamy insert thing-a-ma-do-hicky didn't quite do that great of a job. It did some of the job but obviously didn't protect my lower back area as I was black/blue/yellow for a while. So, I picked up a Knox Contour Race that offers full back and even tailbone protection. Tiny bit concerned now on how well it'll fit inside the suit though. What you wearing (if anything) and why?
  9. VERY NICE contrasting example of cause/effect! That's the sort of stuff gives people the ability to *see* the difference!
  10. Depends, I think 66 is very nice but does lend to green track and cold tire conditions a bit. Overall, I'd take it!
  11. Rockin the CSS sticker on the PB! Nice! Little envy over here, it's 34°F.
  12. I'm considering going that route once I've moved back west. AFM has some old dude/dudette classes for LW and it seems like it would be fun.
  13. To answer the question directly, no! Skill factors in far more than weight does and I've seen many, many riders who just couldn't pass up that next cheeseburger and ride circles around me. As already mentioned in a competitive situation with equally skill riders, certainly weight would factor in considerably on middle weight bikes especially.
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