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Hi ladies & gents. It's Jeremiah aka Baby Bear, signing in. I just discovered this forum yesterday, how could I have missed this!

 

Can't wait to see everyone this year, our first days are in May at VIR. Also signed up for a Code RACE at Willow later in the season, among many other days!

 

You guys are obviously the best. Keep em on two until I get there alright?

 

 

Patiently waiting,

Jeremiah

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Welcome to the forum Jeremiah. I'm going to be at VIR in May as well (with CSS on 5/14 and maybe 5/15). Are you doing the school in May or are you doing a TD with someone else?

 

And tell us a bit about you and your riding. If you are doing Code RACE I'm going to guess this isn't a new hobby for you, are you a racer? Aspiring racer? Enquiring minds want to know!

 

Welcome again,

Carey

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My very first taste of motorcycling was riding my dad's Harley Sportster. I was 'baptized by fire' meaning I drove it on the open road without ever having ridden a motorcycle. After dragging my boots for about a mile I was able to slightly comprehend what I was doing.

 

Somehow, after that harrowing experience, I decided that I loved motorcycling and picked up a Suzuki Katana 750. I've always been a fan of performance over comfort and had no desire for a cruiser type motorcycle. With only a few months under by belt on that bike, I traded in for an 848 and haven't looked back since. This will be my 4th year riding a motorcycle, and my 4th track season as well. The Ducati Manhattan dealer invited me to a track day after getting the new bike, and I was hooked from that day forth.

 

In my first season, at a regular track day, my instructor told me "When in doubt, gas it". It then became abundantly clear that I needed to find a professional motorcycle training organization if I wanted to really learn the mechanics of riding. This season will be my third year riding with CSS and I find it to be the safest, most knowledgeable, professional, well staffed and friendly organization out there. Nothing puts a smile on my face like seeing those CSS trailers and the people that make it happen.

 

As far as racing, I haven't raced before and don't have any real aspirations for it (other than in my dreams). We'll see what happens after the RACE school!

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....Nothing puts a smile on my face like seeing those CSS trailers and the people that make it happen.

 

I know what you mean! And if you are so inclined, I would love to hear your thoughts on the Code RACE school as a track day enthusiast.

Welcome to the forum and ride safe.

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Hi Jeremiah,

 

Welcome to the forum. I'm planning to pop over the pacific to do the 2-day and and the CodeRACE school in week 40 (beginning of October) so we may meet there.

 

Kai

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Hi Jeremiah,

 

Welcome to the forum. I'm planning to pop over the pacific to do the 2-day and and the CodeRACE school in week 40 (beginning of October) so we may meet there.

 

Kai

 

Hey Kai,

 

Did you sign up for CODERACE yet? I think it might be full...let me know OK?

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Welcome, Jeremiah. I would be very interested in a bit of a review after you complete CodeRACE as well. Is that something that has only recently started up? I've seen it mentioned a few times, but have no idea what it's all about really. Time for me to visit Google... rolleyes.gif

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I'll be happy to post a Code RACE review once I get back from Willow in October. Luckily I have been to a regular school there once already so the track won't be brand new to me. Haven't done a RACE yet, but I believe it's treated much like a real race weekend where you do several practice rounds, a qualifying, a warmup, etc. Then you are pitted against the rest of the students in a real race on track.

 

Happy that i'll be doing it at the end of the year since i'll have a good amount more track riding under my belt and really get to end this season off with some awesomeness. Can't wait.

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