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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
 
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I'm posting these for no other reason than to point out just how quickly things can go wrong. Ironic that I now live just 2 1/2 hours from Jennings.

Arse-end broke loose, and then the bike landed on me after I highsided. Nobody warned me about T8. 9 went down that day, and 8 of the 9 in T8. The accident was completely my fault. Wrong tires, and having way too much fun.

Broken leg, ribs, peg through the foot, and great heahache for a week.

Lesson learned. More than anything never, ever have your wife at the track under any circumstance. Always listen to your gut. I was trying to save a few $$$ on tread since I recently gotten married. 2 weeks prior I had ordered race tread. After not receiving the order I went with a lesser tire, cheaper tread. We were heading to Florida for vacation, and instead ending up spending our vacation in the hospital.

The good that came out of it. Well I did buy an MV.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 11:11 AM
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ouch!! it's a false economy trying to save $'s on tyres..
at least you got the MV!
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yikes
a great reminder
i'm glad that you are recovered
sorry for your incident.... looks (and sounds) painful to me



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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 10-13-2006, 12:05 PM
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to highside is always bad... here you can get serious injuries.
Great to read, that you are recovered.

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you should either accelerate or brake - never you should coast
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I know that track well and the first time I went around Turn 8 & 9 I noticed hundreds of small holes in the track where footpegs had scared the surface. I never did feel confident around that turn. Sorry to hear of your fall. Just think to your self that it could have been worst......Good luck.
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OUCH!!!! I hate crashing, but am glad to hear you are ok.
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I wish you the best at some fast healing to get yourself back out there as soon as possible. Those gsxrs are some nice machines- keep us posted on your condition!
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Speedy recovery!!

what's the deal with turn 8? is it off camber?

I have broken colarrbone to remind me of my highside...
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Ouch!!!

sorry for what happened... thanks for sharing the lesson you leaned thru the hard way!

Are you totally recovered now? if not, good luck with your recovery!

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Man, that sucks.

A big reason I change tires every track day is to prevent this kind of stuff. I've had the F4 rear get squirrelly on me with good rubber. I'd hate to have figure it out when the tires are shot.

Hope your recovery is going (went?) well.

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