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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

You probably won't qualify for therapy, as reading through your list I don't see anything that isn't perfectly normal as far as I can see...

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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

LOL...so how quickly do you get that grass done? How's your lines? LOL

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Hmmm, VIR on Monday...

 

Guess you better sign me up for Group Therapy, cuz when I read that I started wondering if I could fit that in my schedule. :)

 

And you have something important that can't wait until Tuesday?

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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

LOL...so how quickly do you get that grass done? How's your lines? LOL

I have several reference points, the driveway, fence, flower bed, retaining wall....

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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

You probably won't qualify for therapy, as reading through your list I don't see anything that isn't perfectly normal as far as I can see...

We must be related!
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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

Hi Fossilfuel,

You forget to mention about being caught quite often quick-turning and leaning your shopping cart too...... :lol:

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Probably most important question is this. How stable have you been able to keep the mower? At what point are you coming back to the throttle exactly...? I hope your getting your value for money out of race gas, and of course budgeting for when you blow the heads of the thing with the extra octane rating. Smells great though eh? I think this is the first example where a drink/drugs/porn habit may be of greater value to the wife than this hobby? :lol:

 

I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about, though personally I found the solution to the problem was just get your wife involved, it just stops the incessant nagging and the furrowed brow looks all the time! You know the ones, you sad little man, get over yourself and just paint the fence instead kinda look!

 

Let us know how it goes, though no theray is ever going to help that mate, I assure you!

 

Bullet

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Bullet,

You are so right Man! I am trying to be more smooth through the corners not carrying the mower in so deep but make a nice smooth turn so I don't scalp the grass. You made me think that I need to get a "Meat ball Flag" for the wife so she can wave it when she needs to talk to me.

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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

Hi Fossilfuel,

You forget to mention about being caught quite often quick-turning and leaning your shopping cart too...... :lol:

 

 

LOL- I do the shopping cart thing. I try and see if I can go aisle to aisle with one steering input.

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Bullet,

You are so right Man! I am trying to be more smooth through the corners not carrying the mower in so deep but make a nice smooth turn so I don't scalp the grass. You made me think that I need to get a "Meat ball Flag" for the wife so she can wave it when she needs to talk to me.

Hey Fossil and Bullet;

Do you guys realize the thread you have opened up with this side bar?

God how I love this place...

 

Rainman

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I'm an addict.

I spend all my money on getting to the track.

I too go out to the garage just look at my bikes.

My parents DVR box is filled with WSB and MotoGP races. Speis in Assen greatest pass I've ever seen :o

I can't seem to stay off MC related websites.

Missing a school day to do CSS at VIR on monday.

Plan on doing atleast 2 or 3 more trackdays before the end of the season.

 

Fossil maybe we can meet on monday and have the very first Trackaholics anonymous meeting. It'll be a safe environment and no one will judge you for your addiction. LOL

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I'm an addict.

I spend all my money on getting to the track.

I too go out to the garage just look at my bikes.

My parents DVR box is filled with WSB and MotoGP races. Speis in Assen greatest pass I've ever seen :o

I can't seem to stay off MC related websites.

Missing a school day to do CSS at VIR on monday.

Plan on doing atleast 2 or 3 more trackdays before the end of the season.

 

Fossil maybe we can meet on monday and have the very first Trackaholics anonymous meeting. It'll be a safe environment and no one will judge you for your addiction. LOL

 

Wow, you guys got it really, really bad.

 

I too used to go out and look at my bikes all the time, and I still do on occasion.. I also have this same problem with road racing (push bikes), as I'm quite into them too.

 

I can't say as I live ONLY for bikes, but I do love them very much, the people around the scene, and some of the fun and opportunities they've presented to me in my life!

 

Motorbikes rule, well, after women, they really rule, and we all know it.. LOL

 

Bullet

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Probably most important question is this. How stable have you been able to keep the mower? At what point are you coming back to the throttle exactly...? I hope your getting your value for money out of race gas, and of course budgeting for when you blow the heads of the thing with the extra octane rating. Smells great though eh? I think this is the first example where a drink/drugs/porn habit may be of greater value to the wife than this hobby? :lol:

 

I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about, though personally I found the solution to the problem was just get your wife involved, it just stops the incessant nagging and the furrowed brow looks all the time! You know the ones, you sad little man, get over yourself and just paint the fence instead kinda look!

 

Let us know how it goes, though no theray is ever going to help that mate, I assure you!

 

Bullet

 

Oh, there are some dangers in getting your wife involved - here's a few:

1) It costs twice as much now

2) You talk each other into even more track days and bike parts

 

and lastly, nightmare of nightmares,

3) She MIGHT GET FASTER THAN YOU. :P

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Probably most important question is this. How stable have you been able to keep the mower? At what point are you coming back to the throttle exactly...? I hope your getting your value for money out of race gas, and of course budgeting for when you blow the heads of the thing with the extra octane rating. Smells great though eh? I think this is the first example where a drink/drugs/porn habit may be of greater value to the wife than this hobby? :lol:

 

I'm afraid I have no idea what you're talking about, though personally I found the solution to the problem was just get your wife involved, it just stops the incessant nagging and the furrowed brow looks all the time! You know the ones, you sad little man, get over yourself and just paint the fence instead kinda look!

 

Let us know how it goes, though no theray is ever going to help that mate, I assure you!

 

Bullet

 

Oh, there are some dangers in getting your wife involved - here's a few:

1) It costs twice as much now

2) You talk each other into even more track days and bike parts

 

and lastly, nightmare of nightmares,

3) She MIGHT GET FASTER THAN YOU. :P

 

Oooh...what a burn!

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I'm an addict.

I spend all my money on getting to the track.

I too go out to the garage just look at my bikes.

My parents DVR box is filled with WSB and MotoGP races. Speis in Assen greatest pass I've ever seen :o

I can't seem to stay off MC related websites.

Missing a school day to do CSS at VIR on monday.

Plan on doing atleast 2 or 3 more trackdays before the end of the season.

 

Fossil maybe we can meet on monday and have the very first Trackaholics anonymous meeting. It'll be a safe environment and no one will judge you for your addiction. LOL

 

Have you ever been out of town and wondered if you forgot to set your DVR for WSB and MotoGP! How scary is that!

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I think I'm addicted. Is there a twelve step program I can attend for this? Here are my symptoms:

1.) I keep going out to the garage and looking at the motorcycles.

2.) I have worn out my playstation III controller playing MotoGP 08

3.) I have every race form World Superbike saved on my DVR

4.) Eugene Laverty has won the Assen race 14 times so for this year

5.) I have race gas in the lawn mower, I won't mow the grass with out it.

6.) I have 74 friends on face book only my mom and wife are not on motorcycles

7.) I take two quick laps around the neighborhood, At lap two I go back in the garage before someone calls 911

8.) I am going to VIR for Keith Code next Monday

9.) I'm driving twelve hours out of my way to see MotoGP qualifying at Indy on Saturday

10.) I want to race in the WERA National Series in September

11.)I want to do a track day in October

12.) my wife says she is going to leave if I don't stop.....

13.) Room mate wanted to share expenses

 

Are there any other addicts out there with your own symptoms? Would you like to join then it could be called "Group Therapy".

Hi Fossilfuel,

You forget to mention about being caught quite often quick-turning and leaning your shopping cart too...... :lol:

I like to slide the rear of the shopping cart around the corners.

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I'm an addict.

I spend all my money on getting to the track.

I too go out to the garage just look at my bikes.

My parents DVR box is filled with WSB and MotoGP races. Speis in Assen greatest pass I've ever seen :o

I can't seem to stay off MC related websites.

Missing a school day to do CSS at VIR on monday.

Plan on doing atleast 2 or 3 more trackdays before the end of the season.

 

Fossil maybe we can meet on monday and have the very first Trackaholics anonymous meeting. It'll be a safe environment and no one will judge you for your addiction. LOL

 

Have you ever been out of town and wondered if you forgot to set your DVR for WSB and MotoGP! How scary is that!

 

Happened when I was at VIR for the AMA races. I forgot to set it for the BRNO GP race. It was a blessing in disguise. I have a freind with the online MotoGP account and watched the race on the computer soooooooo much better than what Speed plays.

 

And a big +1 on drifting shopping carts, just gotta watch out for those blind 90 degree turns you could end up in a head on colision, a crash like that is sure to end the race.

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1. When I'm driving my car I practice my "lines" through the city.

2. My wife has gotten so knowledgeable about motorcycles just being around me, she screams at me in the car for apexing too early.

3. I can't take a proper dump without TOTW by the can to read.

4. While I'm falling asleep, I wonder what my bike is doing.

5. I love my bike so much I feel guilty when I go to the garage to look at it, and take special precautions to make sure my wife doesn't find out.

6. I'm not quite sure what's going on in Iraq, or even in the local news. But I can have an hour long discussion about why Lorenzo's upper torso was so "puffy" after his crash at Bruno. And it may get heated.

7. I have brake and turn points memorized all the way to and from work.

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Like the others here

  1. I am constantly pushing/pulling on the shopping cart bar making sure I don't wrap my fingers too tightly as I corner the aisles.
  2. I too corner the lawn mower with the same hand discipline - constantly focused on staying loose on the bars and flapping my elbows if they get too tight.
  3. I find that in my car, I am looking at the exit point of my corner apexes running out to the line to make sure I maximized my exit speed.
  4. I wander out to the garage as often as I can and sometimes just pat the bikes tanks to say hello.
  5. I have bike magazines stashed in almost every room of the house.
  6. I constantly rotate Twist 1, 2 and the Soft Science on my nightstand but...

...but I don't read these three books on the plane anymore. I fly cross country at least every other week (lately every week) and made the mistake to bring Twist 2 on a trip that included the CSS 2 day camp at Laguna. Sure enough, the one time that I need to review the book the guy who was seated next to me goes "hey you ride a bike too?"

...and for the next freaking' five hours I had to listen to his stories about his bikes and his riding all of which had NOTHING to do with cornering a motorcycle - but kept me from important preparation that I really needed. I thought about putting a brown paper bag cover like a school kid back in the twentieth century the next time I flew but I digress.

 

Back to the 12 step program. Hi, my name is Rainman and it's been...

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...and for the next freaking' five hours I had to listen to his stories about his bikes and his riding all of which had NOTHING to do with cornering a motorcycle - but kept me from important preparation that I really needed. I thought about putting a brown paper bag cover like a school kid back in the twentieth century the next time I flew but I digress.

 

That sucks. I would have picked your brain like it was my nose.

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14.) My Boss, "What does "Cornering Forum" have to do with the major outage coming up?". Me, "I think someone has been on my computer!"

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Track addict, me?....Just so happens that STT is having a track weekend at Barber this weekend and it is on the way to VIR for CSS. I've signed up for Saturday!

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