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    The Chicken Back on Track

    July 2-3 I was at Mid-Ohio with some other Hawk/etc friends for STT track days. As near as I can remember, I haven't had my Hawk on track since a one-off race in 2003, and 2000 before that? It was a really good time. I went out for 3 sessions on the Hawk and it was like striking up a conversation with an old friend, right where we left off. Even though the bike is radically different than it was then! Everything felt great and I even managed to get a few traffic-free laps, where I ran my old race-pace without pushing all that hard. Unfortunately, the fun ended when my on/off toggle switch failed internally. Fortunately, I had my Triumph 675 along and continued to enjoy that thing immensely.

    I'm planning on hitting some more track days this summer and fall... can't wait!
    J.D. Hord
    Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order


    #2
    Congrats JD!

    and welcome back!







    Practicing up for the 2008 rally?
    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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      #3
      You might have to show us aroud there some day. Seriously. New rig coming within the next 2 months. Might have to get a group together from the North East racers.
      Gino
      Chain Roller

      NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

      2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
      2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
      2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
      LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
      ECK RACING

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        #4
        Yeah, if you guys want to come this way sometime just let me know. I want to try to get to Mid-O once a month this season, and would be happy to show you around the track. The schedule is at www.sportbiketracktime.com Make sure you sign up for Advanced! I've already signed up for the July 30 date with Ducati Revs.
        J.D. Hord
        Keeper of Engine Nomenclature, 9th Order

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          #5
          i raced the cb 350 round that track in '05 at the ahrma vintage days and loved it!

          too far away for me now, but someday, i'd love to get the hawk round that track. the keyhole (?) was a turn that almost sent me off the rumble strip, but i loved every minute of it.

          congrats for getting back out on the hawk.
          '88 hawk with sporty mods
          '76 bmw r90 with sporty mods
          '71 honda cb 350 racebike

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            #6
            Dude, If we are coming from Vermont, New Hampshire and Massawhosits you have NO EXCUSE but to come too!
            BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
            Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
            "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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              #7
              tlewis - NY will have to represent. can't let the new englanders have all the fun. my trailer's got room for another hawk

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                #8
                gino, you're replacing the thule trailer?!?

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                  #9
                  Yoomit,
                  kind of hard for us NYC'ers man...
                  I only know a handful of people that own a car let alone a truck or a van and a trailer is just a pipe dream to me dude!!

                  If the MTA had a stop in Mid Ohio on the 'J' train then Id be THERE man....

                  Marc

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                    #10
                    Originally Posted by yoomit
                    gino, you're replacing the thule trailer?!?
                    I'll buy it!!
                    BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ NT650 Streetbike, DUCATI: None at the moment.
                    Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
                    "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                      #11
                      NO new RIG


                      Fucking A. Within a month.

                      I'm looking at the schedule and there is : no time for me this year. I'll plan on a making a trip next year. I'll have no excuse. You all can hold me to it.

                      AUGUST
                      2 LED Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH
                      25 Twilight LED Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH Working on recooperating my Vacation time from 2 weeks in HI.
                      SEPTEMBER
                      24, 25 (LED), & 26 Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH (Day after 2 days of Track Day instructing)
                      OCTOBER
                      1 & 2 Mid-Ohio Lexington, OH (Instructing on the 2nd)
                      DAM
                      DAM
                      DAM
                      Gino
                      Chain Roller

                      NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE PREDICTABILITY OF STUPIDITY

                      2012 CCS LRRS ULSB Champion
                      2012 CCS LRRS P89 Champion
                      2008 CCS ULSB National Champion
                      LRRS HAWK GT Racer CCS Expert #929
                      ECK RACING

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                        #12
                        sha-weeeet!

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