June 20th, 2005

racing, motorcycle

Race Results

Sorry, no trophies in the big bike stuff yet. In fact, my goals were pretty modest...

Goal: finish all three races (on both wheels, right side up)

Extra credit: don't get lapped by people in your class

Extra credit 2: don't finish last

Amazingly, I had a perfect sweep of my goals. I finished all three races, I passed someone in every race, and I didn't get lapped by people in my class. (some races have multiple waves of different classes of riders starting on the same grid)

I also beat my best practice time, with a 2:20 lap time in the third race. That's unusual for me -- I rarely ever race faster than I practice.

Now, I've still got a lot of work to do. I need to work more on bike suspension. I need to fix the over-rich jetting. I need to practice turn entry to keep a higher rate of speed. And more than anything, I need to shift from not finishing last to finishing higher than 22nd place ...