Join Date: May 2014
Location: Gabriola Island BC
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I used to race against some pretty fast guys, and they were always doing things that impressed me.
Getting out braked into a hairpin by Alan Seddon ( Sudden death Seddon )
Getting passed by the Canadian number 1 plate Jim Allen, on the inside of a sweeping down hill off camber corner. No fast rider had ever been passed there before.
Getting passed on the outside of a slow corner, in the pissing rain, by Steve Baker ( future 750 world champion ) going side ways on a 250 Yamaha 2 stroke race bike.
All these guys and a few others like Jim Dunn were very good, and very fast. My satisfaction comes from the fact, that I was at some point, in front of them.
At an October cross country race where we started in a farmers plowed field, and had to climb a local mountain with fresh snow on top, that had turned to ice, I got passed by Al Parret, doing about 50 on a 390 Husqvarna.
Many riders here, have a wealth of street and highway smarts. That impresses me too.
I have been around the IOM track, and had an ex bike I owned entered in the 500 race. The fast guys there are very good.