Havoc leads Dave and Bret into Bus Stop
...but not for long...here Dave takes advantage of my bogged shift...
...Bret about to do the same...
Here he comes...
...and there he goes! I think the _seat_ on Bret's bike is only there for show!
Sarah's smile says it all!
Date: Sat, 22 May 1999 22:08:46 -0700
From: havoc23 <email@example.com>
To: Northwest YSR-50 Enthusiasts <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: YSR Race report - SIR 5/22
Today turned out to be a good day-at-the-races, though
not a lot of people
showed up, possibly due to the change to Saturday, or people out enjoying
the unusual (warm, sunny) weather!
I showed up midmorning and poked around, the track didn't
cleaning, so I spent the time visiting other racers and futzing with
Spawn (YZR80) and Pikachu (YSR50) while waiting for lunchtime to roll
around...the sidecar circus was in town and what a show! Seriously
deranged individuals, looks like a blast!
Jerome Steed and his son showed up, and we went around
"key" figures, as he will be running the June20 SIR date in my absence.
As usual I wandered around getting people to "volunteer" to help with
flagging etc., Pete Neilson was our flagger, Scott Avery ran timing and
scoring, (I'm curious what the lap times looked like!), Jack Tavares
cornerworked, and Jenner was out "personal photographer" again, can't
wait to see the pics!
Our grid consisted of me, Dave Murray, Bret Cason, Seth
Briggs Willoughby taking a guest ride on Pikachu! At least a couple others
I had expected to see didn't show, nor the two preregistrees, so I still
wonder if the switch from Sunday caught people out...?
We had a short practice, and as I came around through
BusStop my exhaust
tone changed...I look down, where's my exhaust canister?! Broke off at the
connecting pipe! Sheesh. With it went what little low end the bike had,
which became my downfall soon enough...
We gridded, and Pete sent us off in fine fashion - for
the second time in
a row (!) I got a decent start, and after jockeying for the first turn I
was leading! This lasted as far as the chicane we put between Turn 9 and
Bus Stop, where I let the revs get too low and the motor bogged. Damn!
Bret and Dave got by me there, and I spent the next several laps watching
them pull slowly away, those boys sure can ride! I continued to have
trouble in Bus Stop, but finally got the hang of holding the throttle open
in 3rd and clutching through, which helped a lot, though too late...Seth
and Briggs ended up with mechanical problems, Pikachu is still variable
in its performance and I suspect a partial seize at this point, it did the
same thing in Spokane...hope you had fun trying it out though, Briggs!
That's the way things finished out, so I took third behind
Bret and Dave.
I was _way_ tired to start with, work has been particularly bad lately and
my neck had a crick that felt like a knitting needle had been
strategically inserted...but, at the end of the race, most of the pain was
gone! Better than chiropractic!
Thanks again to WMRRA and everyone that comes out and
helps support our
sport! Next stop Bremerton, June 12-13! This is also NRC and Super TT
weekend, see you there!
Date: Mon, 24 May 1999 18:18:51 -0700
From: Scott Avery <email@example.com>
To: "'firstname.lastname@example.org'" <email@example.com>
Subject: RE: YSR Race report - SIR 5/22
>flagging etc., Pete Neilson was our flagger, Scott Avery
ran timing and
>scoring, (I'm curious what the lap times looked like!), Jack Tavares
My computer system is setup to handle a max of five riders.
Due to some
operator error I occasionally hit the wrong button and clocked the wrong
rider. I've averaged the times of that rider so that overall it's more
consistent. Times that are averaged don't have significant digits beyond
Briggs Dave Murray 00
Lap 1 42.840 43.500 42.460 48.440 44.710
Lap 2 40.320 44.880 37.680 34.000 39.330
Lap 3 39.870 42.290 38.500 38.180 39.930
Lap 4 39.220 42.020 38.060 39.210 39.760
Lap 5 39.000 42.000 38.070 39.440 40.760
Lap 6 39.000 42.000 38.550 37.680 39.270
Lap 7 39.600 42.340 38.400 38.010 40.150
Lap 8 39.770 38.660 38.500 58.830
Lap 9 39.760 38.510 38.060
Lap 10 39.820 38.280 37.630
Lap 11 39.490 38.230 37.460
Lap 12 40.870 39.270 37.400
Lap 13 39.160 38.340 38.390
Lap 14 38.830 38.340 37.960
Lap 15 39.930 38.940 37.950
Hopefully, this looks reasonably decent. I also
have the Excel
spreadsheet if someone wants that, but I won't send it to the list.
There I have a graph that shows how far behind the leader each bike is
on each lap. It's useful because you can tell at a glance that 00 got a bad
start but then started reeling in Dave Murray?) until lap 3. Then Dave pulled
away for a couple of laps before the mighty 00 started to slowly reel him in again
until lap 12 where he made a pass.
93 900SS, 98 VFR 800, 94 KTM 250 E/XC
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