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Jul 9th 2019, 12:32 PM   #1
 Bowermad's Avatar
 
  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

The Ridge August 4 & 5 - I canít go!

I registered for the weekend and crashed my bike at Thunderhill.

Anyone wanting to go can secure a spot if you want to take my place. No refunds till they sell out so Iím assuming there is a pretty good chance of selling out as most of the groups are at or near capacity.

Track Time LLC is the provider.

Message me here or you can text:
541-610-5901

Iím registered for A group both days, but you should be able to chance to a different group if required.

Edited by Bowermad on Jul 11th 2019 at 09:03 PM
Jul 11th 2019, 09:02 PM   #2
 Bowermad's Avatar
 
  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Only 3 spots left for the weekend. Iíll give it to someone here first before I just take a refund.
Jul 12th 2019, 12:06 AM   #3
 cgt1229's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
Care to share details of Thunderhill incident?
Is the bike salvageable to do more trackdays this summer or?
Always wonder what immediate circumstances lead to an incident on the track.
Jul 12th 2019, 08:09 AM   #4
 Bowermad's Avatar
 
  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Quote:
Originally Posted by cgt1229
Care to share details of Thunderhill incident?
Is the bike salvageable to do more trackdays this summer or?
Always wonder what immediate circumstances lead to an incident on the track.


I was running A group, and had a fast 2/3 riders I was running with. On the front straightaway a Ducati V4S blows by me so I pick up a little more speed to hook into his tail and follow the same line.

No problem on Turn 1 hard on the brakes.

Turn 2- Normally enter it between 100-110 and apex at about 75-80

I was pulled in way way to fast and hit the corner around 115-120. Too much speed at the apex started to chatter the front end. Chatter..... to wash out.

Came to find out the stem nut on the top of my triples was not tight at all (finger tight) after just having the front end worked on by M-Tech in Bend. They put new seals and cartridges in the forks so Iím confident they disassembled and did not fully reassemble, then torque everything. Still my fault for not double checking everything first.

So, I hit the corner fast, carried a little to much speed to try and keep up with a $30,000 bike on my 10 year old track special. It was a stupid mistake, and cost me the weekend of riding and a very pissed off wife.

Stator cover needs replacement and filled back up with oil, everything else was purely cosmetic.

D-Air suit held up great and deployed perfectly. I popped up and walked away with a bruise on my pinky, thatís it.

Suit is off getting repaired and repacked, bike will be fixed, and eventually my wife will calm down and be ok with me riding the track again.... at least that is what I keep telling myself.

On a side note: if anyone wants to buy a well set up track only 2009 R1 that just had a ďfresh oil changeĒ itís going up for sale:
$5,000 with only 7,300 miles.

Jul 12th 2019, 08:28 AM   #5
 cgt1229's Avatar
 
  Feb 2016
  Bellingham

  Suzuki
Scary stuff about the stem nut.
So it sounds like the bike just skidded on its left side with no cartwheeling.
Good to hear you came out unscathed.
I've only done the tight West course on a 36 year old bike.

Hopefully somebody will snatch up those days in August.
Jul 16th 2019, 01:45 PM   #6
 
  Jun 2019
  Seattle

  2019 Aprilia Tuono Factory
glad you're okay!

Thill is a great track.

Just texted you (I'm the 713 number).
Jul 18th 2019, 01:26 PM   #7
 Bowermad's Avatar
 
  Feb 2018
  Bend, OR

Sunday is sold out. 3 spots left for Monday and they have sold out every event this year. Who wants to go Monday? I have the golden ticket right here
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