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    Roadrace in AZ??

    CCS SW is having the first race of the season on 1/16-17, It's on the east course by far my favorite and I was wondering rather or not anyone's interested in heading down. They've got practice on Saturday racing on Sunday. They are a very friendly and open bunch who have welcomed us many times in the past. So, if interested speak up

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    Here's a litte more info:

    CCS southwest - http://www.roadracesw.com/

    Firebird track map - http://www.firebirdraceway.com/5.5we...e_firebird.htm

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    Anyone interested? Generally the weathers perfect this time of year, a great getaway as ours if it hadn't already changed by that time, will be and you'll be glad you did. Special rates at given hotels and tons of fun with the crew. Happy Holidays one and all

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    Jon, little off topic but I was checking out the video posted on their site of the main track at Firebird and I'll admit all the concrete got me a little weirded out, does the east track have a bit more run-off?
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    The east track does indeed have much more runoff. Funny that you mention that wall. As one of the CCS's southwests more courageous racers named Rick Bucher actually rubs that wall almost everytime he comes onto that straight. When interviewed on the subject, he states that " yeah I get a bit close but then again rubbing's racing" Then again that's the same wall that ended Fred Merkels career back in about 1995.
    Its no worse than Pueblo however and just not a place to try and pass on the outside. It does get a bit slick when it's cold there just like pueblo. Take care

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    There's a video of the east track with a couple of good views of a lap starting at about 50 seconds into the video at
    http://vimeo.com/4272187
    and it confirms what Jon's saying about having more runoff than the main track.

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    Yeah the east tracks fun, probably my favorite but I don't deem main as being to dangerous as like I said, heroics are best left for other sections of the track then coming onto the main straight. Turn ones a blast and so's the wheelie bump between three and four. Several of our riders joined me for a bit of racing in 07' maybe they'll chime in....Guys?

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    Jon, I may be interested need to get bike sorted out, put on a new suspension...

    I have family in Phoenix that have never seen me race so would be a great time for everyone...

    Time frame on when you are leaving?

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    I also need to bring my coach along "BROWNIE!!!!"

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    I just leave first thing on the 15th get there that night, practice on the 16th race on the 17th and head back. I generally head out and go through Moab(lunch @Pasta J's) then Monument Valley through Flagstaff and straight on down I-17 then head back on the interstate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by freddiewest
    I also need to bring my coach along "BROWNIE!!!!"
    If Mr brownie Is In I'll go my sis lives 30 min from the track and stop off at my LV home and race wera????1/31/09

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    Quote Originally Posted by snay
    Quote Originally Posted by freddiewest
    I also need to bring my coach along "BROWNIE!!!!"
    If Mr brownie Is In I'll go my sis lives 30 min from the track! And let's stop off at my LV home and race wera????1/31/09

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    I rode the east track last year before coming out to Denver. It was sketchy IMO. I kept losing the front on 3 of the turns. The pavement is really bumpy from cars braking during really hot weather. Still fun tho. Then again any track riding is fun.
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    How in your opinion is it compared to Pueblo. I've raced there many times since about 91 and I think it's at least safe to race at. Were you there for CCS?

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    I have not ridden pueblo so I cannot give you an accurate comparison but the safety at east is way better than the others. The run off is desert so it is not that forgiving but you can ride it out easier.
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    Season Opener WERA Auto Club Jan 9-10 Las Vegas Jan 30-31

    WERA has their opener at the Auto Club Fontana CA
    January 9th and 10th. The 9th is a practice day hosted by
    Fastrack and racing on the 10th.
    WERA is at Las Vegas Jan 30-31.
    Come on down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim 'smooth' Brewer
    There's a video of the east track with a couple of good views of a lap starting at about 50 seconds into the video at
    http://vimeo.com/4272187
    and it confirms what Jon's saying about having more runoff than the main track.
    that track looks like fun! looks like a pass on breaking track.
    and sense im underpowered and gettin fat (yes i know) would be fun fun fun

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    Hey Jim,
    As things aren't looking to promising for at least me (Can't find a 5.5 x17 Marchesini for the rear of a 749) I maybe looking to join you guys there in Vegas if so I'll see you there and thanks for the heads up. You don't know anywhere I might find a 5 and and a half Forged Marcheseni for a 749/999 do you? If so call me please at 720-841-6020
    Thanks, and hope you had a Merry Christmas,
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon
    Hey Jim,
    As things aren't looking to promising for at least me (Can't find a 5.5 x17 Marchesini for the rear of a 749) I maybe looking to join you guys there in Vegas if so I'll see you there and thanks for the heads up. You don't know anywhere I might find a 5 and and a half Forged Marcheseni for a 749/999 do you? If so call me please at 720-841-6020
    Thanks, and hope you had a Merry Christmas,
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    Why a 749??

    Hmmmm???
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    Not a 749 my boy but indeed something that uses the same wheel and tire width combination. See www.Pierobonfo42.com for more details

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon
    Not a 749 my boy but indeed something that uses the same wheel and tire width combination. See www.Pierobonfo42.com for more details
    That link doesn't work??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon
    Hey Jim,
    As things aren't looking to promising for at least me (Can't find a 5.5 x17 Marchesini for the rear of a 749) I maybe looking to join you guys there in Vegas if so I'll see you there and thanks for the heads up. You don't know anywhere I might find a 5 and and a half Forged Marcheseni for a 749/999 do you? If so call me please at 720-841-6020
    Thanks, and hope you had a Merry Christmas,
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    Hey Jon - I have one I'd sell you! It comes with spares to! (like the rest of a 749R)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray-Ray
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon
    Hey Jim,
    As things aren't looking to promising for at least me (Can't find a 5.5 x17 Marchesini for the rear of a 749) I maybe looking to join you guys there in Vegas if so I'll see you there and thanks for the heads up. You don't know anywhere I might find a 5 and and a half Forged Marcheseni for a 749/999 do you? If so call me please at 720-841-6020
    Thanks, and hope you had a Merry Christmas,
    Jon G

    Hey Jon - I have one I'd sell you! It comes with spares to! (like the rest of a 749R)
    Theadjack your own thread monkey boy! I want to hear about Jon's tasty custom nasty.

    (I am still in love with your T.Shepherd bike Jon...)
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    Quote Originally Posted by dave.gallant
    Quote Originally Posted by Ray-Ray
    Quote Originally Posted by Jon
    Hey Jim,
    As things aren't looking to promising for at least me (Can't find a 5.5 x17 Marchesini for the rear of a 749) I maybe looking to join you guys there in Vegas if so I'll see you there and thanks for the heads up. You don't know anywhere I might find a 5 and and a half Forged Marcheseni for a 749/999 do you? If so call me please at 720-841-6020
    Thanks, and hope you had a Merry Christmas,
    Jon G

    Hey Jon - I have one I'd sell you! It comes with spares to! (like the rest of a 749R)
    Theadjack your own thread monkey boy! I want to hear about Jon's tasty custom nasty.

    (I am still in love with your T.Shepherd bike Jon...)
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