Well I managed to finish the first race of the season and remain in one piece...despite 1 close highside in which I actually broke my shift peg with my foot, 1 lowside in the infield of turn 4-6, and one real spooky highside/tankslapper down the front straightaway right near the kink...
I would like the thank the following people, in chronological order:
Burnaby Kawasaki ~ for all your help in everything, without you folks it would be near impossible for me to get my ass out there... Manny I missed you on Thursday, but next time I see you, you are getting that hug...lol.
Sarena (MSpeed) ~ for finding me a wheel spacer, noone had.
Dave (Supersport) ~ for staying open late, by more than an hour, just so that I could get my ass down to your shop from Richmond on a Friday evening of a long weekend to pick up a Wheel spacer you didn't even charge me for, thanks .
Rick ~ for hauling my bike to and from the track and ofcourse for cutting my extra long chain so it would fit...thank you oh so very much.
Derek of DKR ~ for your help in installing my chain Sat. morning, what took you 2 minutes to do was taking me hours...lol.
Ted (oldsquid) ~ for all your help in the chain/sprocket dilemna for running back and forth in order to get the right tools...
Marbod (MSpeed) ~ for your help in the chain/sprocket dilemna, thank God you brought that electric gun, wouldn't have been possible to remove that front sprocket nut without it and for having that woodcraft shift peg at the track .
Honestly you folks, motorcycle/racing community, never fail to amaze me, some people think I pit alone and don't have a pit crew...but in fact I have a pit crew so large the MotoGP teams would be jealous. My sincerest thanks to everyone that has ever and always helped me get to the track.
I spent Monday morning sleeping, woke up and wrote 2 pages worth of notes on the weekend, I hope to do much better than last place in the next race, and hopefully get the bike fixed up by then as well.
Thank you all,