BIG BUCK - GNCC-CROSS ANCHOR-SC
Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:07 AM
Man what a fantastic race track! There was everything on it that I could possibly think of. I saw some of the most awesome crashes I have ever seen....Rodney Smith almost destroyed the left side of his bike and his exhaust on the 2nd lap....My team members told me that Life Flight made two rescues while we were out on the course. I destroyed a brand new pair of pants when a rider I was running with lost control going into the ravine and my mike cartwheeled with me on it with the header landing on my knee...Pants burned to a crisp....Thank God for Knee Guards and Kevlar pants....It burned through the top layer but stopped at the lining. No Skin burned at all! I love my THOR gear....Gonna need another pair before Loretta Lynns in two weeks though. My Shroud repair lasted until the last lap when I hung it on a sappling in the tight stuff on the last lap..... All in All the best Race of the GNCC Series so far....Cant wait until the next one.
For those ThumperTalk members that I met this weekend, the pleasure was all mine. John Curea...Stand Up Dude....Great to finally meet you..We'll see you again at Loretta's. Stumpy..We did try to find you on Sat afternoon and again on Sun am, Man there were just too many people there, hopefully next time. For the Honda ThumperTalk brother in the Senior C class that I battled with all morning....Dude thanks, you kept me on the gas when I was physically Totaled.....
Enjoy the Pics this evening....
I have been uploading pictures for awhile tonight, it seems that my photo storage server is having quite a bit of activity tonight...I will finish uploading tonight and post them from the office in the morning....Sorry for the delay.
[ April 08, 2002: Message edited by: YAMAKAZE ]
Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:44 AM
Posted April 08, 2002 - 03:51 AM
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Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:26 AM
Left to Right: Yamakaze/John Curea/RSK
Kaz...smile for the camera on lap 3
Small shot of the north side parking.
YAMAHA PRO PITS..Randy Hawkins, Barry Hawk, Jason Raines and Robbie Jenks
Rider Registration/Podium Area
Winners: Mike Lafferty (KTM), Robbie Jenks (YAM), Jason Raines (YAM)
I was not ready to quit.....
RSK post Race....Hard to adjust the white balance in my camera...Need more sun dude....
[ April 09, 2002: Message edited by: YAMAKAZE ]
Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:28 AM
Brand New pair of pants...Toasted!
Rodney Smith...Man he had a bad day, Crash on the second lap completely broke off the throttle side Bark Buster, Damaged his fender and bottom of number plate and bent his exhaust to the point where he could not keep up with the front of the pack....He finished 7th...Still not bad for a bike with all that damage...He's still smokin after all these years.
I took this shot less than a minute after he goot off his bike at the end of the race...Let's just say he wasn't very happy at that moment.
Terrain Shots follow...Sorry guys I missed some of the good stuff, My camera underexposed for some reason.
Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:30 AM
I hope that those of you that rode this course enjoyed it as much as Steve and I did...Hopefully Loretta Lynns will be rockin as well.
Posted April 09, 2002 - 03:42 AM
Posted April 09, 2002 - 05:01 AM
Were any roots there?
[ April 09, 2002: Message edited by: bsr22 ]
Posted April 09, 2002 - 05:58 AM
Posted April 09, 2002 - 07:38 AM
I would love too, and I know I should, But I've got parts on my bike to replace before I race again and I don't think they are going to be available until next Tuesday...I'll catch it next time for sure.
I do have one question though....Why $35.00 ? It's only $30.00 to run a national GNCC.
Posted April 09, 2002 - 09:01 PM
Teh $ details are complex, but basically, our club has to give a siginficant amount of our entry fee to the landowner inaddition the standard expenses. You probably would not believe me when I told you how many entrants we have to have in order to break even. Put it this way, we need to have good weather (= a good turn out).
The land is all privately owned, and the facility is pretty nice. It has alot of nice features for those comming to ride such as RV hookups, cabins, food consessions, etc.
Posted April 09, 2002 - 10:40 AM
The pic's look great and I had a great time wish I could go up to Lorreta Lynn's with you but some body has to go to Jamaica and it might as well be me I will be thinking of you as I'm sitting on the beach with a cold one in my hand watching the girls walk by good luck and keep the training going it does help I don't hurt at all except for the bad sunburn!!!
have a good one
Posted April 10, 2002 - 02:42 AM
It was really good meeting you and Steve.
Stumpy, sorry I missed you, I bet you came by during the afternoon race. I finally was able to get away from the boxvan during the afternoon race to watch some racing and see how the track was getting beat and trashed.
Looking forward to Loretta Lynns weeeknd after next. Stop on by, we should have some help down there, it will give me more time to shoot the bull...
Take Care, John