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thats pretty good, wish i could be there to hear what everyone had to say after getting off the bikes
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Surprised he didn't get flagged down, kinda dangerous.

Sweet video
All of those passes were extremely clean and safe, though? I would trust him to more safely negotiate slower traffic than the rest of that intermediate group, even at his pace.

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Those quick little successive downshifts make me jealous; makes it look so easy. I need to get that down.

A little poo probably came out of everyone's ass when he flew by them.
If he flew by me like that, I'd probably leave a little Hershey Kiss.

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Lee Costello... ends up in intermediate b/c of a registration snafu. this is the video of what happened next.

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Surprised he didn't get flagged down, kinda dangerous.

Sweet video
Those were all ~6ft passes, thats safe in my book

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All of those passes were extremely clean and safe, though? I would trust him to more safely negotiate slower traffic than the rest of that intermediate group, even at his pace.
+1, Its better than waiting to pass on a straight and make a line


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Those were all ~6ft passes, thats safe in my book
He was fine. I meant more the slower riders. They are more prone to making erratic moves, and they definitely would have no idea he was coming in so quickly.

My first beginner track day, I had some slow guys make some weird maneuvers, like swing super wide for no reason, or just brake in the middle of the straight.

I couldn't wait to bump up to next level

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My god that sum' bitch can RIDE. Jesus!
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I'd say that was a win-win for everybody. He had some fun and got to practice some passing slow traffic, the other riders got some experience on getting passed and getting passed safely and, since I didn't see any control riders, they had to be behind him trying to take notes.

I bet they were all like, "didn't that guy just pass me?" Did he ever get a bump?

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He was fine. I meant more the slower riders. They are more prone to making erratic moves, and they definitely would have no idea he was coming in so quickly.

My first beginner track day, I had some slow guys make some weird maneuvers, like swing super wide for no reason, or just brake in the middle of the straight.

I couldn't wait to bump up to next level
This was intermediate, not beginner, though. Still not as predictable as they would be in expert, but those guys weren't that bad.

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lol @6:30ish when he passes 4 people doing a wheely the entire way
and doing a buck twenty. haha thats a major kick to the nads to those guys

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there's a video of a bunch of us advanced/level 3 guys getting lapped by brandt dillon (ama superbike qualifier from the last nola race of this year). him and a buddy of our's allan campbell... making us all look like losers. i'll see if i can dig it up.


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